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Scotiabank has the Passport Visa which gives you 5% discount on all flights. It also gives you insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, cars, luggage, medical and hotel theft. The annual fee is waived for med students/doctors. The rewards aren't quite as good as the RBC Avion (only 1% cashback) but if you're booking tons of flights e.g. for CaRMS i think the 5% cashback is worth it.

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Its a great deal but we need proof of 35k income I believe, and they won't accept just your word.

 

Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I can see they just offer 1% cashback which is average. Scotia is also 1% except they have the 5% cashback perk on all flights purchased with the card, and also 4% back on gas/groceries/restaurants etc if you get the Mastercard (not visa) version. RBC Avion also has a visa card that gives you more like 2% back (1:1 for points but 15,000 points will get you a short-haul round trip which probably costs more around 30,000 points/$300 with other cards). Yes, I've probably done way too much research into this. Also the non-airline credit cards usually let you purchase flights with any airline, whereas a Westjet card you'd only get to use on Westjet.

 

Not trying to bash Westjet here, I love flying with them...just want to make sure you guys are aware of all the options. Is there anything else that's good about the Westjet card that I'm missing?

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Scotiabank has the Passport Visa which gives you 5% discount on all flights. It also gives you insurance for trip cancellation/interruption, cars, luggage, medical and hotel theft. The annual fee is waived for med students/doctors. The rewards aren't quite as good as the RBC Avion (only 1% cashback) but if you're booking tons of flights e.g. for CaRMS i think the 5% cashback is worth it.

 

WTF, I just switched my LOC to Scotia and was never told about this. I just got the 1% cashback card.

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WTF, I just switched my LOC to Scotia and was never told about this. I just got the 1% cashback card.

 

Call up your small-business manager / whoever is in charge of handling your accounts and tell them you want the Visa Gold card. It should get sorted pretty quickly.

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Call up your small-business manager / whoever is in charge of handling your accounts and tell them you want the Visa Gold card. It should get sorted pretty quickly.

 

exactly :)

 

I am not sure if all branches do it - they made a point of mentioning that to us here. Still it seems pretty common.

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Use this one "7D0Q4CD", 15% off, better than the CFMS one.

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/lowfaresandmore/discount-codes/rbc1

Special offer to Canadian Medical Students | Fly off to your interviews with 15% off base fares.
Take the stress off with 15% off any base fare for travel to any Canadian WestJet destination during your Residency Interviews.* Simply use the discount code below and book your flight before January 4, 2019, for travel from January 7 to February 7, 2019. Use your discount code, add your WestJet Rewards ID when you book your flights and watch the savings take off.

Discount code: 7D0Q4CD
Book by: January 4, 2019 (9:59 p.m. MT) 
Travel period: January 7 - February 7, 2019 

Offer destinations: Canada only.

 

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