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Air Canada Details Transformed Aeroplan Program, Offering More Value & Benefits

15th August 2020 - 11:30am

Air Canada announce new Aeroplan loyalty program

Air Canada announce new Aeroplan loyalty program

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Air Canada revealed details of its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program which is to launch November 8, 2020. It offers more personalized, flexible and easier-to-use features. Beginning November 8, 2020, current Aeroplan accounts will transition to the transformed program, including existing Aeroplan membership numbers. Aeroplan miles will be known as ‘Aeroplan points’ and existing balances of miles will be honoured on a one-to-one basis. Also, all Aeroplan credit cards will continue to earn Aeroplan points. Full details HERE.

 

Improved Value on Flight Rewards

The transformed Aeroplan will offer an integrated experience with the ability to search and redeem for flight rewards at aircanada.com or on the Air Canada app.  Other improvements include:

  • Members can redeem Aeroplan points to purchase any Air Canada seat available for sale, no restrictions.
  • Additional airline surcharges, including fuel surcharges, on all flight rewards with Air Canada will be eliminated. Members will pay cash only for taxes & third-party fees (& can pay with Aeroplan points).
  • Points for Aeroplan flight rewards on Air Canada based on actual market prices. The Points Predictor Tool provides an estimated range in Aeroplan points needed for flight rewards and shows the fixed amount of points needed for flight rewards with airline partners.
  • As North America's most globally connected loyalty program, Aeroplan offers the ability to earn or redeem points on over 35 airlines. This enables members to redeem for flights to over 1,300 destinations. Recent partner additions include Etihad Airways and Azul.
  • Members will have the flexibility to save their Aeroplan points and pay for a portion of their flight reward in cash.

 

More Options for More Members

Combine Aeroplan points with others in a household. Earn Aeroplan points with every Air Canada flight booked in cash on the website or app, now including Economy Basic fares. Use Aeroplan points to upgrade to Air Canada Premium Economy or Business Class, whenever those cabins are offered and seats are available. With the bidding feature, members can name their own price to bid for upgrades. Use Aeroplan points for popular extras, such as in-flight Wi-Fi or Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge. Redeem points for their whole trip, including car rentals, hotel stays and vacations packages. A wider range of reward options including electronics, housewares, and much more. Additionally, gift cards will be delivered digitally, and available faster than ever before.

 

Upgraded Aeroplan Elite Status

The transformed Aeroplan will continue to offer six membership levels – entry-level Aeroplan Debut, along with five Elite Status levels: Aeroplan 25K, 35K, 50K, 75K, and Super Elite. All the most popular Elite Status benefits remain, along with some exciting improvements beginning in 2021, including:

  • Priority Rewards – Elite Status Members can earn Priority Rewards vouchers entitling them to 50% off the price in points (excl. taxes, third-party fees, and where applicable, a partner booking fee) on eligible flight rewards with Air Canada and its airline partners. Members with Aeroplan 35K Status or higher will automatically receive Priority Rewards when the program launches.
  • Status Pass – Eligible Elite Status Members can share their benefits, such as priority boarding and lounge access, with friends and family members, even if they are not travelling together.
  • Everyday Status Qualification – The Aeroplan points that members earn every day from eligible retail, travel, and Aeroplan credit card partners will help members reach Aeroplan Elite Status.

 

All-New Aeroplan Credit Cards

The totally redesigned Aeroplan co-branded credit cards are the only ones in Canada that offer extensive Air Canada travel perks. Members who hold eligible credit cards issued from Air Canada card partners TD, CIBC and American Express will earn rewards more quickly and access unique new benefits. For a list of Air Canada travel benefits for Aeroplan credit cardholders, please visit HERE.

 

For more information on T&Cs or to enrol in the program visit HERE.


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