Aeroplan miles will be awarded once travel has been completed. We know how much you care about this program, and were working to secure great new redemption options for you after june 2020. Aeroplan status members will be able to earn even more miles. Flights to europe are 60,000 miles and if you want to fly to asia, youre looking at a redemption of 75,000 miles.
You can only use air canada aeroplan miles to book saver level awards on united airlines. Air canada super elite and elite priority rewards if you are an air canada super elite member, priority reward reservations will require the same amount of aeroplan miles as for a classicflight reward. I decided to book this trip using aeroplan for a couple of reasons. How to book air canada flights using frequent flyer points. Another option would be booking transcontinental businessclass flights on united especially routes like newark. May 19, 2017 a look at how aeroplan, air canada s loyalty program, is currently blocking award tickets on four star alliance partners. But he says when booking a flight with aeroplan, a point is worth at least 1. May 11, 2017 the days of air canada and aeroplan being one entity are numbered. Aeroplan miles earned on all eligible air china flights are also altitude qualifying miles and count towards air canada altitude status. Air canada altitude is designed to recognize and reward frequent flyers. Ac is saying au revoir to aeroplan as it unveils plans to start an inhouse loyalty rewards program in 2020. Non flight rewards you can also redeem your aeroplan miles for air canada products and services at the airport or on board, such as.
American exec plat, hyatt refugeeist, marriot gold, air canada cattle class, korean air morning plat posts. The airline has been selected the best airline in north america in the 2018 skytrax world airline awards. Redeem around the world at any best western, fairmont and more. We want to book these using aeroplan miles and we want to keep the fees low, so we are going to try to avoid air canada where possible. I know that aeroplan booked flights dont count towards your miles, segments or aqd, but why is it that the flights i booked using my avion points wouldnt count. Aeroplan offers you roundtrip flight rewards to over 1,300 destinations worldwide, on air canada, the star alliance member airlines, the canadian domestic partners and our other worldwide partners. Discover the great selection of travel rewards such as flights, hotel and car rentals. How to get maximum value from air canadas aeroplan flightfox. I have been looking on both aeroplan and eva site and cant have a definitive answer if yes or no t fare is upgradable with. Longer economy flights in north america price out at 12,500 miles each way which is pretty much the industry average, so the benefit to using aeroplan is the flexible transfer options you have for earning points in the first place. Air canada s aeroplan is a valuable program for north american reward flyers. Air canada is splitting from rewards program, aeroplan, and.
Aeroplan, air canadas frequent flyer programme, is one of my favourites when it comes to star alliance award redemptions. For more details, please consult altitude be sure to provide your aeroplan number when you make a reservation. The aeroplan program was created in july 1984 by air canada as an incentive program for its frequent flyer customers. Heres where you can update your account, get transaction info. In september, aeroplan will introduce a new online travel booking tool where, in addition to redeeming for flights, youll be able to rent a car and book a stay at one of 250,000 hotels worldwide using cash directly on.
Be sure to provide your aeroplan number when you make a reservation. On may 11, 2017, air canada announced it plans to launch a. See the air canada notes under the amex membership rewards section for more details. A member of star alliance, air canada has expanded its international reach throughout the world with recent deliveries of boeing 787 aircraft and makes these destinations available through reward flying. However, aeroplan points will not be eligible for rewards with air canadas star alliance partner airlines, which include united airlines, air china, lufthansa, and others. Each time, youll earn miles, creating a whole new way to accumulate faster. Your profile your transactions status manage your bookings request missing miles merge accounts air canada altitude. As an air canada altitude member you continue to benefit from air canadas partnership with the aeroplan program, which provides for a wide range of ways to earn and redeem valuable aeroplan miles, including flights to over 1,200 destinations worldwide. Use our calculator to determine your free checked baggage allowance. Air canada is launching their own loyalty program and. Heres what air canada replacing aeroplan means for you ctv. From history, art, and culture to food and architecture, montreal has it all. Over a decade ago air canada spun off their loyalty program, which is known as aeroplan. This gives you more flexibility if your plans change.
Book a vacation package to hard rock hotels and earn 10,000 bonus aeroplan miles per couple. Aeroplan is incredibly generous when it comes to routing rules you can have two stopovers in addition to a destination on roundtrip award tickets, and with generous maximum permitted mileage, you can even create a minirtw with a simple roundtrip booking. Air canada to stop using aeroplan points moneywise. Aeroplan miles earned on all eligible egyptair flights are also altitude qualifying miles and count towards air canada altitude status. Avianca is a member of the star alliance and doesnt add fuel surcharges to award flights, which makes its program a good option for booking ana award flights to japan. Aeroplan award ticket routing rules travelling the world. Aeroplan customers can now pay fees with points but some still feel. Upgrades are only available for flights booked in eligible booking classes. Aeroplan is a coalition loyalty program owned by air canada, canada s flag carrier. How to book award flights with air canada aeroplan air. Air canada to launch loyalty program in 2020, replacing aeroplan. Aeroplan air canadas loyalty program helps you earn miles while you travel air.
Earn altitude qualifying miles with air canada and over 25 star alliance member airlines. An air canada maple leaf lounge guest pass, valid for flights within north america. Air canada aeroplan flight booked with avion points not eligible for altitude how is this. Some of the most popular benefits are flight rewards, where members can redeem for up to 35% fewer miles with market fare flight rewards. Air canada aeroplan charges 50% of the cost of a roundtrip ticket for a oneway flight, so if youre booking a roundtrip, it may make sense to book it as 2 oneway tickets.
Nonflight rewards you can also redeem your aeroplan miles for air canada products and services at the airport or on board, such as. Members can use their aeroplan points to book air canada and star alliance flights until june 30, 2020. The author of this post called aeroplan on saturday and the supervisor could confirm swiss seats using what she called a backup system. The best ways to maximize air canadas aeroplan program. To book, choose your destination, indicate the number of passengers and click go to load our. For infants under two years old, please book your flight reward online, then call the aeroplan contact centre to include any infants to your booking. This morning, air canada confirmed the news with a press release of their own, in which they. Air canadas flights to auckland will operate four times weekly onboard the. Earn up to 150% of the miles you fly on eligible air canada or air canada express flights, plus earn miles with select purchases made at. Amex points can be earned with an array of personal and business cards.
No problem print it at a selfserve kiosk when you get to the airport. Last night aeroplan came out with a preliminary assessment of current negotiations of their longstanding agreement with air canada to serve as the airlines exclusive rewards program, saying that unless an alternative agreement can be reached, the existing contract will expire in june 2020. Air canada is replacing aeroplan and people are losing it. Passengers who purchase tickets or redeem points for a flight can place a monetary bid to hopefully obtain a seat in a higher class of service.
Air canada said thursday it will launch its own loyalty rewards plan in 2020 and not renew its contract with the company running aeroplan, sending aimias stock plummeting by more than 50. To see how many miles youll earn on each flight, please refer to the tables in the flight. May 11, 2017 the big takeaway we have is that on june 30, 2020, your existing aeroplan miles will not be transferred into miles in the new air canada frequent flyer program. May 11, 2017 members can use their aeroplan points to book air canada and star alliance flights until june 30, 2020. Aimia says it wont stop offering flight rewards before then. Aeroplan doesnt have a good mileageearning credit card. Rather than keeping cancelled tickets open for future travel, aeroplan miles, taxes and fees will be refunded, and members may book new tickets. How i flew first class to beijing using aeroplan miles. You can make a onetime change without a fee for all new or existing bookings made through june 30, 2020 for original travel between march 1, 2020 and june 30, 2021. Air canada customers wont lose their aeroplan points when the airline changes its loyalty program in 2020, but they wont be able to transfer them over either.
According to an aeroplan supervisor, the issue with swiss has been fixed but is still in the testing phase and not yet bookable online. Air canadas aeroplan is a valuable program for north american reward flyers. Air china has shown up on aeroplan before for about a week last summer i believe but it quickly disappeared again, so if you have plans to book with air china as an award redemption using aeroplan, youd better hurry up and book. Oneway fixed mileage flight rewards require 50% of the miles listed below for roundtrip flight rewards. As cbc news reports, aeroplan points wont transfer over to the new air canada program.
Apr 09, 2016 aeroplan air canada is a member of the star alliance, the largest airline alliance out of the big three one world, star alliance, and skyteam. Redeem aeroplan miles use miles to book a flight reward online. However, aeroplan is a transfer partner of american express and you can transfer your membership rewards points to aeroplan at a 1. Flight booked with avion points not eligible for altitude. Heres what that means for the five million aeroplan members earning rewards for flying with air canada and redeeming points for flights with the national carrier.
Aeroplan is an instant transfer partner of america express membership rewards points and offers generous routing rules on award tickets while not charging fuel surcharges on a number of. Dont panic, but air canada is dropping aeroplan frugal. The trick is to find availability for seats that can be booked with star alliance partners. Air canada aeroplan book with flexibility just got this email. Aeroplan points guide 2020 how many, how to redeem, and more. Aeroplan is a coalition loyalty program owned by air canada, canadas flag carrier. To book, choose your destination, indicate the number of passengers and click go to load our availability calendar, from which you can select your travel dates. Why air canada is abandoning aeroplanand what that means. Air canada told cbc news it plans to offer enrolment bonuses and incentives for new members as well as existing aeroplan members when we launch our program. Flight rewards at these mileage levels may no longer be available at the time of booking.
Redeem aeroplan miles use miles for travel, merchandise. Guide to booking flights with aeroplan miles uponarriving. Aeroplan also has several nonalliance airline partners where you can earn miles, but these are small, regional canadian carriers, including air creebec and calm air. After i went crazy trying to book my upcoming business class flight to rome on aeroplan points which isnt actually in business class for most of the way but it might be if i get lucky it occurred to me i should go right to the source. We will start with united hub cities first so we are more likely to find united operated flights so we can avoid the fuel surcharge. May 11, 2017 air canada customers wont lose their aeroplan points when the airline changes its loyalty program in 2020, but they wont be able to transfer them over either. If you study air canadas schedule, you might even be able to find situations where theres only one flight coming in to halifax from a certain city, and only one flight leaving halifax to a different city, and the flights are timed so that theres in fact 23 hours between arrival and departure. Aeroplans longstanding contract with air canadawhich spun off the points program in 2005was up for renewal in 2020, and the airline had decided not to renew the deal. May 24, 2017 after years of being the official frequent flyer program of air canada, aeroplan will no longer provide points to the canadian flag carrier as of 2020. From multiairline flight bookings to a complete travel offering, your miles will take you places, today and in the future. How do i redeem aeroplan miles to book my vacation.
I have more aeroplan points than any other reward currency, and know that in a few years they will likely be harder to use for good flight redemptions as air canada is launching a new program and cutting ties with aeroplan. Guide to booking flights to japan with transferable points. Lot polish airlines bookable with aeroplan again travelling. The days of air canada and aeroplan being one entity are numbered. Upgrades must apply to all passengers on your reservation. Aeroplan miles earned on all eligible thai flights are also altitude qualifying miles and count towards air canada altitude status. Air canada ditches aeroplan reward miles to pilot own. Find air canada deals air canada flights cheapoair.
Through the aeroplan mile program, each of these flights. Jan 10, 2018 if you study air canadas schedule, you might even be able to find situations where theres only one flight coming in to halifax from a certain city, and only one flight leaving halifax to a different city, and the flights are timed so that theres in fact 23 hours between arrival and departure. For the last couple of years, air canada has introduced a new program, the ac bid upgrade. Air canadas contract with aeroplan is expiring in a few years, and air canada has decided to discontinue their relationship with aeroplan and take over their loyalty program as of that time, allowing them to build a program from the ground up. Air canada to launch seasonal flights to auckland, new. May 11, 2017 as cbc news reports, aeroplan points wont transfer over to the new air canada program. Earn altitude qualifying miles with air canada and over 25. Read our guide on when frequent flyer programs release award space for. Air canada revises refund policy amid growing anger over. Hi all, i am trying to book a premium economy ticket fare t elite saver with eva yyztpe.
Welcome to a new world of travel options offered from ground to air. Aeroplan air canada is a member of the star alliance, the largest airline alliance out of the big three one world, star alliance, and skyteam. Air canada aeroplan flight booked with avion points not eligible for altitude airmiles book into revenue buckets and almost invariably do not earn aeroplan miles. Read our guide on when frequent flyer programs release award space for redemptions. Instead, the carrier will opt to create their own program, leaving their longstanding agreement with aimia, which was once part of the montrealbased airline. Five things to know about aeroplan points and air canadas. Classicflight reward chart on air canada middle east. Aeroplan hacking when you cant find award availability. Booking air canada aeroplan rewards flight any experience. American express membership rewards points for flights to.
Oneway flight rewards refer to the oneway classic flight reward chart on air canada for complete details. In 2002 it was spun off as a separate corporate entity and eventually sold to aimia. Aeroplan miles earned up to june 2020 stay in your aeroplan account and may be redeemed for aeroplan rewards. Air canada, headquartered in montreal, is the flag carrier and largest airline of canada by passengers carried and fleet size. Aeroplan points for three roundtrip air canada tickets from toronto to milan. For unaccompanied children, infant travel on air china or groups of eight passengers or more, please contact us.
The mileage levels displayed are per person for a roundtrip, economy class flight reward. Aeroplan miles earned on all eligible united flights are also altitude qualifying miles and count towards air canada altitude status. Air canada altitude is how we show our gratitude to our most loyal frequent. On may 11, 2017, air canada announced it plans to launch a new loyalty program to replace the aeroplan program. Customers can collect and redeem aeroplan miles through canadas. Lets look at a few economic roundtrip flights within canada and the continental u. I still collect flight points on my aeroplan, but even an off season flight to toronto is difficult to book more than 90 days in advance. Exploring atlantic canada with aeroplan prince of travel. Get into the new millenium aeroplan and air canada. Today, the montrealbased carrier announced itll be launching its own loyalty program in 2020, saying that effective june 30, 2020, aeroplan will no longer be the loyalty program for air canada instead of opting to renew its contract with aimia, the operator of aeroplan, itll.
Aeroplan miles earned up to june 2020 will stay in aeroplan members accounts, and will continue to be subject to the conditions of their program. Check in from your computer and print your boarding pass. The easiest way to find available award seats using air canada aeroplan miles is to first search the united airlines website. Air canada will be launching its own air miles loyalty plan in 2020. Air canada aeroplan using aeroplan points for upgrade. Compared to other air canada flight passes, the flexibility associated with the weekend pass is poor in our opinion. Air canada provides aeroplan members greater flexibility to. Keep an eye out for transfer bonuses that pop up from time to time. Nov 23, 2015 the only time where there was a case of the other flight disappeared was when we booked an aeroplan flight for the very first time economy return toronto to vancouver back in 2003 we booked separately using our own points and when we went to book my wifes flight the same return flight was no longer showing and as she didnt want. Effective february 1, 2017, aeroplan miles earned in basic economy for booking class n, on all eligible united flights are not altitude qualifying.
Air canada plans to replace aeroplan in 2020 with new. Save big when you book your next flight with cheapoairs air canada deals. Though a bit more niche than other partners, these carriers do allow you to reach some of the most remote destinations you can visit with points and miles. Aeroplan points wont transfer to new air canada loyalty. Heres where you can update your account, get transaction info, sign up to receive great offers and more. Travel, earn, redeem and repeat with the aeroplan program.
If only some passengers wish to upgrade or in the case of four or more passengers on a reservation who wish to upgrade, please contact the operating carrier to divide the reservation before submitting your request. We have implemented highly flexible and expanded booking options. Aimia says it wont stop offering flight rewards before. Redeem aeroplan miles use miles to book a flight reward.1406 1599 215 1135 980 490 632 362 991 261 759 1601 641 562 890 768 406 1370 1065 542 693 1051 1173 386 890 1490 593 1323 137 829 1317 636 857 1196 614 1032 916 84 504 289 1201 121 404 768 508