News in brief:
Emirates Skywards offering FA Cup Final tickets for miles
As expected, Emirates Skywards is offering FA Cup Final tickets to members with miles to burn.
Unfortunately, as you see on the Emirates ‘events’ page here, the tickets are being auctioned. This means that you cannot purchase them with a transfer of American Express Membership Rewards points to Emirates Skywards because you need to have the miles in your account in order to bid.
The auctions are being run on three day cycles, with the 2nd wave starting today. There are standard tickets, VIP tickets and mascot packages on offer.
The pricing in the first wave was ludicrous – the leading bid for two standard seats in the Liverpool end is 250,000 Skywards miles at the time of writing with a few hours still to go. I can’t imagine any scenario under which this offers value for money given that getting 1p per mile on a flight redemption isn’t difficult with Emirates.
Air Canada to resume Manchester to Toronto flights
Air Canada has announced that its seasonal service between Manchester and Toronto will return this Summer.
There will be five flights per week, operating from 1st June to 30th September.
Flights will use an A330-300 with three classes, including Premium Economy and lie-flat business class seats. Flights will depart on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Air Canada is also now flying:
- London Heathrow to Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Calgary
- Dublin to Toronto
You can search prices and timings on the Air Canada website here.