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Airlines
  • Air Canada
Alliance
Star Alliance
Website
www4.aeroplan.com
Phone
1.800.361.5373

The Ace Line

Recent devaluations have hurt Air Canada's Aeroplan, but certain short-haul awards and good stopover/open-jaw policy make it a somewhat viable option.

Pros
  • Discounted short-haul rewards can offer great value
  • One of few programs that still offer Round-The-World awards
  • Allows stopovers and open jaws on round-trip tickets
Cons
  • Charges substantial fuel surcharges on AC and select partner awards
Discover Destinations on Aeroplan



100,000

Earning

Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express 1:1 Instant
Chase
Citi
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 5 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to Aeroplan.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Redeeming

Airline Type Pricing Type
PrimaryZone
PartnerZone

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Strategy to Spending Points

Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Ada Air (ZY) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Aegean Airlines (A3) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Air Canada (AC) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Air China (CA) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Air India (AI) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Air Japan (NQ) No Yes $$
Air New Zealand (NZ) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
All Nippon Airways (NH) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Asiana Airlines (OZ) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Austrian Airlines (OS) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Avianca (AV) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Brussels Airlines (SN) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Copa Airlines (CM) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Croatia Airlines (OU) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
EVA Air (BR) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
LOT Polish Airlines (LO) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Lufthansa (LH) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Scandinavian Airlines System (SK) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Singapore Airlines (SQ) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
South African Airways (SA) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Swiss Air (LX) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
TAP Portugal (TP) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Thai Airways (TG) Yes Yes $$ Star Alliance
Turkish Airlines (TK) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance
United Airlines (UA) Yes Yes $ Star Alliance

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 12 months since last activity.

For some programs, an activity can any accrual of miles (e.g., crediting a flight, transfering or purchasing miles). For others, spending activities such as redeeming or donating points counts as an activity.

Fees and Charges

Fees CAD
Close-in
Phone Booking 30
Change Award 90
Cancel Award 90

Key Airlines and Resources

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Primary Airlines Code City Name
Air Canada (AC) YYZ Toronto Lester B Pearson Intl
YUL Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl
YVR Vancouver Vancouver Intl
YYC Calgary Calgary Intl

Elite Status

Qualification

Tiers (5) AQM AQS AQD
Prestige 25K 25000 25 3000
Elite 35K 35000 35 4000
Elite 50K 50000 50 6000
Elite 75K 75000 75 9000
Super Elite 100K 100000 95 20000

Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM)
Actual total miles flown

Altitude Qualifying Segments (AQS)
Number of individual flights (e.g., a one-way itinerary with 1 connection would equal 2 segments)

Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD)
Amount of money spent on tickets

For non-Canadian residents, the Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) will be 50% lower.

Elite Benefits

Benefit Prestige 25K Elite 35K Elite 50K Elite 75K Super Elite 100K

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