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May 2024

Now Easier To Share Reward Miles

United becomes first major U.S. airline to allow members of its loyalty program, MileagePlus®, to pool their miles with family and friends into a joint account  This new feature makes it easier for family members of all ages and groups to share and use miles for award travel.  Groups of up to five members can now share and redeem miles in one linked account. United allows any MileagePlus member – whether relatives or close friends to be in a pool with other members.

Book and Win During The Month of May 2024

Reach out to your Uniglobe Travel Advisor to book ANY United Airlines flight during the month of May 2024 and you will be automatically entered into our contest for a chance to win.  The more bookings you make, the more opportunities to win!

1st Prize -   10,000 United MileagePlus Miles

2nd Prize -  5,000 United MileagePlus Miles

3rd Prize -  Two (2) United Club One-Time Passes

Winners will be randomly drawn from all entries on June 4, 2024 and points will be deposited into the winners' account within a week.


About United Airlines

With U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates the most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers, and is now the largest airline in the world as measured by available seat miles.



Extended Comfort Seats Are Now Available

WestJet's newest enhanced seat product, Extended Comfort, offers convenience and relaxation throughout the travel journey and is now available to book. When booking a Basic, Econo or EconoFlex fare, you can choose to purchase Extended Comfort seats for a fee and enjoy:

  • Seats with extra legroom (3-6 inches)
  • Priority boarding (Zone 2)
  • Early access to overhead bins
  • A complimentary alcoholic beverage during inflight service (based on flight duration, aircraft type and destination)
  • Quicker exit upon arrival

Your Uniglobe Travel Advisor can book Extended Comfort seats on your next WestJet flights, just ask us!



Apply Now To Beat Nexus Price Hike

Most NEXUS members will say the fast-track trusted traveller program is the best $50 they ever spent.  After 20 years of border bliss without a price hike, the cost of the card is set to more than double effective October 1, 2024.

As such, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – are encouraging Canadians to apply (or follow up with interview appointments) as soon as possible to beat the rate increase of the application fee to US$120.

Benefits of Nexus

Pre-screened NEXUS members benefit from fast-tracked border crossings between Canada and the US courtesy of dedicated security and customs lines at airports and land border crossings. While the program is restricted to outbound travel to the US, the dedicated re-entry to Canada is accessible upon arrival from anywhere. Before travelling by air to the US, NEXUS members can enter their trusted traveller number when booking (or checking-in) to receive US TSA pre-clearance (indicated with a check mark on the boarding pass) for entry to fast-track lines where available.

NEXUS cards allow members to:

  • Use self-serve NEXUS kiosks or eGates when entering Canada at nine major international airports.
  • Use dedicated vehicle lanes at 20 designated land border crossings.
  • Use US Global Entry kiosks for entry into the US.
  • Receive expedited clearance through CATSA security screening lines at major and select mid-sized airports in Canada.
  • Receive expedited clearance through the US Transportation Security Administration Pre-Check lines at over 200 participating US airports.
  • Clear the border by boat using the Telephone Reporting Centre and pre-register arrival at 426 designated sites.

How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to book their interview as soon as possible. In anticipation of an increase in demand between now and October, the CBSA and CBP remain ready to process applications and will continue to make interviews available.




Applicants who have submitted their application and paid the US$50 fee, but have not completed their enrolment interviews by Oct. 1, 2024, will not have to pay the proposed US$120 fee.