Showing posts with label Aeroplan. Show all posts
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26 January, 2024

TD and Air Canada celebrate the 10th anniversary of Aeroplan partnership with a compilation of the top travel trends for 2024

For more than a decade TD has offered TD Aeroplan co-brand credit cards helping Canadians earn Aeroplan points and get to their travel goals faster



The Toronto-Dominion Bank is celebrating a 10-year milestone as the primary credit card issuer for Aeroplan, Canada's Top Airline Loyalty Program. The first TD Aeroplan credit cards were issued in January 2014, and have provided more than 1 million Canadians with accelerated Aeroplan point-earning potential, Air Canada travel benefits and flexible redemption options ever since:1 

TD Aeroplan credit cardholders have travelled to over 1,800 destinations worldwide with Air Canada and 45+ partners2
Aeroplan members earned over 300 billion Aeroplan points on TD Aeroplan credit cards1
TD Aeroplan credit cardholders have redeemed more than 6 million rewards2. They're redeeming not just on flight rewards for big destinations, but also for short-haul flights for as few as 6,000 points3, car rentals, hotels, everyday purchases like Starbucks rewards and more

“We’re thrilled to have achieved this significant milestone with Air Canada. Canadians have come to rely on TD Aeroplan credit cards as one of the fastest ways to earn rewards, and enjoy benefits to help them travel better,” said Meg McKee, Senior Vice President, Canadian Card Payments, Loyalty & Personal Lending, “Whether it’s the ever popular free first checked bag, Maple Leaf Lounge TM access or Priority Airport Services that come with select cards, TD Aeroplan cardholders are enjoying a travel loyalty program experience that only teaming up with Canada’s flag carrier can bring.”​ 

Reflecting on this 10-year milestone, some emerging travel trends that are expected to continue into 2024 include2:

Going Further, Staying Longer: Travellers are checking more off their bucket list with long stays at more far-off destinations like Thailand, Australia and Singapore. They’re investing more, but also using features, like Aeroplan’s a 4th Night Free, to make extended stays more affordable. 
Chasing Stars: Moments in pop culture are influencing destination choices. Whether they’re jet setting off to an arena concert or visiting the shoot location of their favourite hotel-based drama series, show business inspiration is bringing travellers to a wider range of destinations.

24 January, 2024

Manulife and Aeroplan Partner to Give Millions of Canadians Access to Rewards in New, First-of-its-Kind Canadian Partnership

Manulife is Canada’s largest life insurance company and a leading provider of workplace health benefits, supporting and designing benefits plans that can improve key wellness indicators, drive employee engagement and productivity, and enable workplace cultures that are increasingly responsive to the changing needs of today’s workforce. Manulife’s group benefits business in Canada serves more than 25,000 employers, and approximately one in three Canadian households, with an ambition to increasingly leverage its health care experience to do more to help Canadians live longer, better, healthier lives.
              Manulife, one of Canada’s leading insurance providers, and Aeroplan, Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, are excited to announce a new, multi-year loyalty partnership. Through this first-of-its-kind agreement in Canada, the millions of Canadians who are eligible Manulife Group Benefits members will have the ability to earn Aeroplan points by engaging in behaviours and activities that encourage health and wellbeing.

This spring, Manulife will launch a modernized and upgraded benefits platform to offer members a digital-first user experience that integrates health, wellness and benefits into one place. With the addition of Aeroplan in early summer 2024, eligible Group Benefits members will be able to earn points for health and benefits-related activities, all while managing their overall wellbeing – from prevention to getting care – through an integrated and personalized experience. By engaging in health and wellness challenges, members will have the opportunity to earn points for completing healthy initiatives, like exercise minutes, mindfulness practices, and more. In addition, points will be rewarded for completion of educational courses and helpful benefits tips and tricks, like downloading the digital benefit card.

31 October, 2023

Aeroplan earns top honours with Canada's Choice 2023 Travel Loyalty Awards

 

                                     Air Canada's Aeroplan Loyalty program had another strong showing in the RewardsCanada.ca Canada's Choice 2023 Awards, with Aeroplan and its credit card partners taking home top honours in four categories, including for Top Airline Loyalty Program once again. A record turnout of loyalty members across Canada took to voting for the top loyalty programs and credit cards in Canada.

"Bringing these Canada's Choice awards home reflects Aeroplan's commitment to becoming Canada's favourite travel rewards program and having Canada's best travel rewards credit cards. We proudly share this recognition with our employees, our partners and our 8 million plus active Aeroplan members in Canada and around the world," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada.  

In the Canada's Choice 2023 competition, Aeroplan and its partners won in the following categories:

Top Airline Loyalty Program (Aeroplan) 
Top Overall Travel Rewards Credit Card (TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card)
Top Airline Credit Card (TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card)
Top Ultra Premium Credit Card (TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card)

"The results of this year's voting demonstrate the prowess that the large loyalty programs and credit card issuers have," said Patrick Sojka, Founder of Rewards Canada, "It's been the strongest year yet with more than 82,000 people voting for their favourite programs, almost four times the number of votes in 2022."

Aeroplan continues to roll out new ways to earn rewards and to work with partners to unlock exclusive benefits that make it a must-have travel companion whether you travel a little or a lot.

In addition, Aeroplan Credit Cardholders earn rewards fast, with points adding up for every dollar spent, with exclusive benefits that include preferred pricing on Air Canada flight rewards among other benefits.

Since relaunching in 2020, Aeroplan has continued to deliver world-class partnerships for its members. On top of its industry-leading, 45+ airline partners for flight rewards, the program has expanded to retail partners like Starbucks and Ontario's LCBO, and additional travel partners like Uber to deliver excellent regular offers. It also recently launched HotelSavers, through which Aeroplan makes available over 7,000 points hotels around the world to choose from, giving members more ways than ever to redeem their Aeroplan points.




13 September, 2023

Aeroplan Introduces Fourth Night Free Hotel Offer for all Aeroplan Credit Cardholders


  • New offer allows all Aeroplan Credit Cardholders to enjoy a free hotel night for every four-night consecutive stay booked with points
  • Aeroplan is the first loyalty program to offer unlimited Fourth Night Free benefits to both Canadian and U.S. Credit Cardholders
  • Offer available to all Aeroplan co-brand Credit Cardholders

Starting today, an Aeroplan Credit Card gets you more out of your vacation — with a free night for every four-night consecutive stay booked with points. With the launch of its latest hotel rewards extension, Aeroplan becomes the first airline rewards loyalty program credit card to offer an unlimited Fourth Night Free offer to credit cardholders in Canada and the U.S., making it the go-to travel rewards program for more than just flights.

Starting today, an Aeroplan Credit Card gets you more out of your vacation — with a free night for every four-night consecutive stay booked with points.

"When we launched HotelSavers last year, we set out to build a best-in-class hotel rewards lineup to match our best-in-class flight rewards," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada. "With this unlimited Fourth Night Free offer, our members can now stay longer with their Aeroplan points, taking their travel budgets even further."  

Aeroplan Credit Cardholders can choose from hundreds of thousands of stays for every budget from major hotel brands. With no cap or blackouts, credit cardholders can stack free nights when they book more with points, and those booking a four-night consecutive stay will only need to redeem Aeroplan points for three nights. For an eight-night consecutive stay, credit cardholders need only redeem Aeroplan points for six nights. Aeroplan's Fourth Night Free offer calculates savings based on the average points cost of all four nights for maximum value.

02 May, 2023

Aeroplan partners with Uber Eats Canada

Air Canada loyalty programme Aeroplan has partnered with Uber Canada in order to give members the opportunity to earn even more from linking their Aeroplan with their Uber/Uber Eats account in Canada.

Starting tomorrow the deal will see Aeroplan members earning 1 Aeroplan point per $1 spent on eligible orders in the Grocery and Retail sections of the Uber Eats app, with no minimum spend required. 

The launch provides a new way to earn Aeroplan points with national and regional grocers and retailers. In addition, members can take advantage of the following offers after linking their Aeroplan account with their Uber/Uber Eats account in Canada:

Launch offer: 5X Aeroplan points on their next grocery or retail delivery order with Uber Eats from May 3 until May 31;
New 250-point monthly bonus: Members will earn an additional 250 bonus Aeroplan points when completing an eligible ride (premium or airport ride), a restaurant food delivery order of $40* or more, and an eligible order from the Grocery or Retail section through Uber and Uber Eats in the same calendar month, every month – an Uber hat trick! 
New eater bonus: 1,000 bonus Aeroplan points when members open their first Uber Eats account, and complete their first eligible order from the Restaurant, Retail, or Grocery sections in the Uber Eats app;

18 April, 2023

Aeroplan set to end as it joins with Parkland's JOURNIE

Multi-year agreement will create more ways for Canadians to earn and redeem Aeroplan points

When partnership launches in Fall, 2023, Aeroplan and JOURNIE™ Rewards members who link their loyalty accounts will have increased earning and redemption opportunities and greater choice in accessing new benefits

All Parkland's Canadian fuel and convenience brands to participate, including Ultramar, Chevron, Pioneer, Fas Gas, and ON the RUN and Marchรฉ Express

EV charging rewards also planned for JOURNIE™ Rewards and Aeroplan




Air Canada's Aeroplan, the once popular loyalty programme is set to end as it will join with Parkland Corporation, the company behind popular Canadian fuel and convenience store brands Chevron, Ultramar, Pioneer, Fas Gas, ON the RUN and Marchรฉ Express are pleased to announce a new loyalty partnership that will launch in the fall of 2023.

"We are thrilled to come together with the Parkland family of brands to offer Aeroplan members a new way to earn and redeem points in their everyday lives," said Mark Nasr, President of Aeroplan. "Our members have long been asking for a fuel partner, and Parkland's extensive reach across Canada, their best-in-class retail experience, and their investments in low carbon fuels and EV charging infrastructure, make them the perfect fit."



"Our strategic partnership with Aeroplan unites two great Canadian loyalty programs and propels Parkland's loyalty and organic growth strategies," said Parkland Canada President, Ian White.

"Parkland's purpose is to power journeys, and to partner with Canada's premier travel loyalty program and largest airline is a natural extension of our customer proposition. We are excited to work with Aeroplan to accelerate momentum in our JOURNIE™ Rewards program and provide our customers with even greater choice and value."

Together, the Aeroplan and JOURNIE™ Rewards loyalty programs will have a broader platform to build deeper engagement with millions of members across Canada, providing increased earning and redemption opportunities, greater choice in accessing new benefits, and an unmatched loyalty experience.  More details will be available leading up to the launch in fall of 2023.

09 December, 2022

Aeroplan and Emirates Skywards new loyalty programme partnership......

Aeroplan and Skywards members can now earn and redeem Miles and Points on all flights operated by Air Canada and Emirates, respectively

Reciprocal airport lounge benefits for top-tier loyalty members coming soon to Dubai and Toronto

The carriers recently launched a codeshare partnership providing customers with seamless connectivity to 46 destinations* across three continents

Air Canada and Emirates have expanded their partnership to offer frequent flyer members joint loyalty programme benefits. Aeroplan Members will also benefit from earning and redeeming points on all flights operated by Emirates — with access to more than 130 destinations across six continents — via the airline's home and hub, Dubai. Emirates Skywards members can now earn and redeem miles on all flights operated by Air Canada, accessing a network of more than 220 destinations worldwide.

The agreement was signed yesterday by Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Skywards, and Mark Youssef Nasr, Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing, e-Commerce, Air Canada and President, Aeroplan, at the Emirates Group headquarters in Dubai.


Mark Youssef Nasr, Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing, e-Commerce, Air Canada and President, Aeroplan commented: "The two most recognized loyalty programs in their respective regions, provided by the two most recognized airlines in their respective regions, are coming together to offer something truly great. Whether it's connecting friends and family from Canada's rich immigrant diaspora or it's helping travellers explore some of the world's most exciting destinations, there's something for everyone. We're proud to partner with Emirates and Skywards as Aeroplan continues to deliver on its member promise: travel more and travel better."


Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Skywards, commented: "We're very pleased to be enhancing our partnership with Air Canada and officially kicking off our joint loyalty program offering. Together, close to 40 million frequent flyer members will be able to earn and redeem Miles across a joint network of more than 350 destinations and enjoy selected benefits such as lounge access. We look forward to opening new horizons for our loyal members and to also welcoming Aeroplan customers on-board Emirates with our award-winning products and exceptional services."


More travel choices, more Miles earned


The new agreement will enable Emirates Skywards members to earn Miles on all eligible Air Canada flights. Skywards members will also be able to redeem Miles for reward tickets across Air Canada's network. Flight rewards will start from 8,000 Miles for a one-way reward ticket in Economy Class and 16,000 Miles for a one-way reward ticket in Business Class. For more details, visit emirates.com.

Aeroplan members will be able to earn Aeroplan Points on all eligible Emirates operated flights based on the fare type purchased, as well as redeem Aeroplan Points on Emirates flights. For more information visit aircanada.com.


Aeroplan members will be able redeem Points for flights on Emirates Economy Class and Business Class, starting at 15,000 Points one-way with no carrier surcharges, as well as the ability to combine with Aeroplan's extensive network of airline partners on a single ticket to create countless reward possibilities. The ability to redeem Aeroplan points for flights in Emirates First Class will be introduced in early 2023.


Premium lounge access


Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members travelling in Economy Class with Air Canada or Emirates will also enjoy complimentary access to Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada Cafรฉ at Toronto Pearson along with one guest.

In Dubai, Aeroplan Elite 50K, 75K and Super Elite members travelling in Economy Class with Emirates will enjoy complimentary access to the Emirates Business Class Lounge along with one guest. This benefit will also extend to departing Air Canada flights later in 2023 when Air Canada relocates to Terminal 3 and, until then, eligible Aeroplan Elite members will continue to have access to lounges in Terminal 1.


Access to North America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa


The carriers activated their codeshare partnership earlier this year providing customers with seamless connectivity across North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Emirates customers can now book flights to/from Canadian points beyond Toronto, including Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver.

Air Canada's customers also benefit from seamless access to Emirates' extensive network via Dubai, unlocking a significant number of destinations, including Colombo, Dhaka, Karachi and Lahore in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asian cities such as Bangkok, Hanoi, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore; Middle Eastern cities Jeddah and Muscat; as well as destinations in Africa, namely Addis Ababa and Dar Es Salaam.


Award-winning loyalty programs


Recognized for its industry-leading initiatives and innovative product offerings – Emirates Skywards was recently crowned "Program of the Year in Europe, Middle East and Africa" and "Best Customer Service" at the Frequent Traveller Awards 2021. The loyalty program was also recognized as "World's Leading Airline Rewards Programme" at the World Travel Awards 2022; and ranked top 10 Best Frequent Flyer Program by USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice 2022.


Since it's relaunch in November 2020, Air Canada Aeroplan continues to be recognized as one of the best airline loyalty programs in the Americas. Recent honours include Best Redemption Ability from the 2022 Freddie Awards and Best Earn & Redemption Ability from the 2021 Frequent Traveller Awards, as voted by its members.






22 November, 2022

Aeroplan gets top award in Rewards Canada 2022 Canada's Choice Travel Loyalty Awards

Air Canada's Aeroplan loyalty program had a strong showing at this year's Canada's Choice travel rewards, where Canadians are invited to name their favourite loyalty programs and credit cards in Canada. Aeroplan and its credit card partners were eligible for five of the competition's ten categories and won in each, including for Top Airline Loyalty Program.

"Thanks to our members for voting Aeroplan as their top choice – it means everything to us," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada. "We're so proud to share these honours with our team, our partners, and our employees who deliver on the promise of Aeroplan every day."

In the 2022 Canada's Choice competition, Aeroplan and its partners won in the following categories

Top Airline Loyalty Program (Aeroplan)
Top Overall Travel Rewards Credit Card (TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card)
Top No Annual Fee Travel Rewards Credit Card (CIBC Aeroplan Visa)
Top Airline Credit Card (TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card)
Top Ultra Premium Credit Card (TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card)
Rewards Canada said the response to this year's awards was its best ever with more than 21,000 people voting for their favourites. In the Top Airline Loyalty Program category, Aeroplan took an unprecedented 88 per cent of the vote while Aeroplan's credit cards took the top three spots in the Top Airline Credit Card category, with over 87 per cent of the vote.
Since relaunching in 2020, Aeroplan has continued to deliver world-class partnerships for its members. On top of its industry-leading, 46 airline partners for flight rewards, the program has expanded to retail partners like Starbucks and Ontario's LCBO, and additional travel partners like Uber. It also recently launched HotelSavers, through which Aeroplan makes available over 7,000 points hotels around the world to choose from, giving members more ways than ever to redeem their Aeroplan points.


05 October, 2022

Aeroplan launches HotelSavers, raising the bar for travel rewards yet again

Photo Aeroplan

Aeroplan, Canada's leading travel loyalty program, today launched HotelSavers, allowing members to book stays with Aeroplan points at preferential rates at a broad range of acclaimed hotels worldwide.

Members can use points to book top hotel brands worldwide with up to 30% fewer points
39 hotel brands across 11 chains to participate at launch
Another global first for Aeroplan, helping to cement its position as Canada's go-to travel rewards program for travellers—both frequent and occasional


"When Canadians want to fly on points, they can already count on Aeroplan as Aeroplan credit card holders can redeem for Air Canada flight rewards for an average of 30% fewer points than if they used points for non-Aeroplan Canadian bank-based travel programs. However, no one has focused on delivering Canadians a great hotel rewards program – that changes today. With HotelSavers, we're now offering Aeroplan members great options to book hotels using their points – without compromising the excellent value they've come to expect. HotelSavers is yet another way we're investing to solidify Aeroplan as the go-to rewards choice for all Canadians who travel," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada.

Members get great value for their points with HotelSavers, thanks to Aeroplan's direct partnerships with hotels and exclusively negotiated redemption rates: savings in points are up to 30% versus non-HotelSavers hotels available on the member-exclusive reservation platform. A simple rewards grid makes it easy to know how many points you need for stays at one of eight reward categories, ranging from economy to luxury. There are stays to suit every budget, from as few as 10,000 points per night for a standard room with no restrictions on room availability.


Taxes are always included and all Aeroplan HotelSavers properties offer an option to book a refundable rate. Some HotelSavers properties also offer non-refundable options for even fewer points. Additionally, members have the option to redeem 50/50 (points plus cash) to pay for their stays.

HotelSavers is launching with 39 world-class hotel brands for redemption, including some of the world's most coveted hotels and unique properties, including:

04 October, 2022

Aeroplan wins Best Earning and Redemption Ability at the 2022 Frequent Traveler People's Awards


Air Canada's Aeroplan loyalty program has been recognized for Best Earning and Redemption Ability (Americas) in a survey of global frequent flyers by the Frequent Traveler (FT) People's Awards, which celebrate excellence in loyalty programs globally. The award recognizes Aeroplan's extensive air reward program, and this honour follows on the heels of winning Best Redemption Ability at the 2022 Freddie Awards.

"We believe that becoming the best travel loyalty program starts with making rewards rewarding for our members, and that's why it's such an honour to earn this recognition," said Scott O'Leary, Air Canada's Vice President, Loyalty and Product.

The transformed Aeroplan program, re-launched in November 2020, is designed to put the member experience first. Aeroplan offers flight rewards to thousands of destinations worldwide on Air Canada and more than 45 partner airlines. With predictable pricing, with access to every seat available on Air Canada flights, no carrier surcharges on Air Canada redemptions, plus features like Family Sharing, it is easier than ever to find great uses of Aeroplan points. Members also have an integrated booking experience, with the ability to search for and redeem flight rewards at aircanada.com or on the Air Canada app, including the ability to add a stopover to an international itinerary for just 5,000 points.

Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from Aeroplan.








02 September, 2022

Aeroplan offering member-only deals at the moment to celebrate Air Canada’s new non-stop service to Southeast Asia

Aeroplan, Canada's leading travel loyalty program, is celebrating Air Canada's first-ever non-stop service to Southeast Asia with a week of extra, exclusive, member-only deals on direct flights to Bangkok, Thailand.


On now and until September 6, Aeroplan members can redeem special offers on all Air Canada flights to Bangkok, departing between January 9 and April 17, 2023. The deals start at 45,000* Aeroplan points one-way from Vancouver, with flights from the rest of Canada available starting at 50,000 Aeroplan points one-way.


“This unprecedented offer means more Aeroplan members can experience Thailand,” said Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing and eCommerce at Air Canada. “This week of special deals is another way Aeroplan continues to deliver value for member loyalty with premium, exclusive experiences, which our members can expect to see more of later this year.”

31 May, 2022

Aeroplan members can now earn points for online LCBO purchases

Aeroplan members can now earn points for online LCBO purchases


Aeroplan, Canada's leading travel loyalty program, and the LCBO, one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol, are pleased to announce that Aeroplan members can now earn Aeroplan points for eligible purchases made on LCBO.com and the LCBO app, in addition to eligible purchases made in-store.

"We're excited for our members in Ontario to experience the new LCBO.com and earn Aeroplan points while doing so," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada. "It's one more way we're bringing our members closer to their next reward."

To collect Aeroplan points on LCBO purchases made online, members simply enter their Aeroplan number at the checkout or—for added convenience— add it to their online LCBO customer profile, which will allow them to earn on every LCBO online purchase.

"Our customers can now take advantage of earning Aeroplan points across our in-store and digital channels, which provide the seamless experience that our customers expect. This is one of the many enhanced benefits of our new website, which makes it even easier to find the perfect choice heading into summer," says Vanda Provato, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, LCBO.

In celebration of earning Aeroplan points for online or in-app purchases, customers who join Aeroplan between May 26 - June 8, 2022, and make a purchase on LCBO.com or in the LCBO app during this period, will earn a one-time offer of 250 bonus points.* Also, all Aeroplan members who spend $50.00 (CAD) or more when shopping on LCBO.com or in the LCBO app between May 26 - June 8, 2022, will earn double the points on that purchase.*

Aeroplan members earn one Aeroplan point for every $4 spent at LCBO, in addition to bonus points for promotional products. Aeroplan points can be redeemed for travel to thousands of destinations around the globe, hotels, car rentals, merchandise, and gift cards, including LCBO Gift Cards.

The LCBO and Aeroplan loyalty partnership launched in late 2021.

If you are not yet an Aeroplan member, joining is easy at aircanada.com/join.

*For more information about the new LCBO online launch offers, please visit lcbo.com.

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03 May, 2022

Aeroplan recognized with Best Redemption Ability & Top Trending in the latest Freddie Awards


Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program has been recognized for Best Redemption Ability and, for a third time, as the top trending program in delivering value to members in the Americas in a survey of global frequent fliers by the Freddie Awards, which celebrate the world’s leading loyalty programs.


“We’re thrilled to be recognized by our members for the unbeatable value we offer,” said Scott O’Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada. “With flight rewards starting at just 6,000 points and more airline partners than any other airline program in the world, Aeroplan truly enables you to travel more and travel better.”

The transformed Aeroplan program was launched in November 2020. It is designed to put the member experience first and to offer exceptional value. As part of its improved value on flight rewards, Aeroplan offers flight rewards to thousands of destinations worldwide on Air Canada and 45 partner airlines. The program offers predictable pricing, with access to every seat available on Air Canada flights and no cash surcharges, plus the option to pay with Points + Cash. Members also have an integrated booking experience, with the ability to search and redeem for flight rewards at aircanada.com or on the Air Canada app which includes the ability to add a stopover to an international itinerary for just 5,000 points.

In addition to flight rewards, Aeroplan Members can also redeem points for other notable items including:



Extra travel perks such as upgrades and in-flight Wi-Fi for as low as 1,000 points;
More than 1,200 merchandise items at the Aeroplan eStore where you can find the latest electronics, gift cards and ecards, housewares, and much more;
More than 300,000 hotels and 11,000 car rentals worldwide;
Booking a scenic rail journey with Rocky Mountaineer or when booking a vacation with Air Canada Vacations;
A brand-new capability for members to convert Aeroplan points to Starbucks Stars to redeem for Starbucks coffee, food items and more, starting at 1,000 Aeroplan points for 200 Starbucks Rewards stars


At a ceremony for the Freddie Awards in New Orleans, Air Canada’s Aeroplan was presented with the Best Redemption Ability and the 210 Award for the airline in the Americas whose program value vote rating was trending higher. The awards this year were based on 2.5 million ballots submitted by frequent travellers from across the globe. Known as the “Voice of the Frequent Flyer”, the Freddie Awards are the most prestigious member-generated awards in the travel loyalty industry and were established in 1988 and are named for Freddie Laker, who revolutionized the global travel industry in the 1970s. 





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21 April, 2022

Air Canada is donating 100 million Aeroplan points to support the Canadian government's initiative to bring Ukrainians to Canada.


Air Canada is donating 100 million Aeroplan points to support the Canadian government's initiative to bring Ukrainians to Canada. The points will contribute towards facilitating transportation and can be used on flights operated by Air Canada and its Star Alliance partners including Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, SWISS, United Airlines and other carriers.  The Shapiro Foundation is also contributing to this effort and Miles4Migrants, a non-profit charity will manage and facilitate the flight bookings.

"Together with our employees, we are ready and prepared to assist and support the Canadian Government's plans to bring Ukrainian people to Canada. With our 100 million Aeroplan points donation, we offer our global network and the strength of our Star Alliance partnerships, in facilitating travel to Canada. We are proud to work with other organizations and international programs to contribute towards a goal to enable up to 10,000 people to travel to Canada as quickly as possible," said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.

"Our vision at Miles4Migrants is a world where displaced persons of all backgrounds can find safety and community in new homes. As we have been seeing Ukrainians become displaced, our community of donors has once again responded, donating to support flights for Ukrainian families to reach safety over the past weeks," said Diane Padilla, Executive Director of Miles4Migrants.

"We are honoured and ready to join the Government of Canada, The Shapiro Foundation, and Air Canada to expand our impact and help fly thousands of Ukrainians to their new homes. We are confident that the Canadian public and private sector will join us in our effort to fund their flights."

"We are humbled to be able to play a part in assisting Ukrainian families who are being so warmly welcomed by Canadians. We know that access to flights is a critical need and we are proud to partner with Air Canada. We will double Aeroplan member donations towards Ukrainian travel, and donate the equivalent of up to 50 million Aeroplan points to help more people travel to Canada," said Ed Shapiro, trustee for The Shapiro Foundation.

Aeroplan members may elect to contribute towards this initiative facilitating Ukrainians travelling to Canada by donating Aeroplan points at Ukrainian Relief Fund.  From April 20 2022 until July 2022, members who donate Aeroplan Points to the Ukrainian Relief Fund or to Miles4Migrants will double the impact of their contribution as the value of the points donated will be matched, by a donation equal to up to 50,000,000 points, by the Shapiro Foundation.

Air Canada's support for Ukrainian relief aid to date includes:

An Air Canada donation of $10 per booking made on its website starting March 22 for a total donation of $250,000 to Ukraine relief aid;
Air Canada employees and the Air Canada Foundation donated $170,000 to support Ukraine relief;
On March 9 Air Canada operated a humanitarian special cargo flight on behalf of Airlink and other aid partners transport hospital beds, humanitarian and medical supplies to Warsaw, Poland and medicines destined for Lviv, Ukraine;
Ongoing transportation of medical supplies to Europe with a final destination in the Ukraine;
Transportation of rapid response teams to scale up operations in Europe to help arriving Ukrainian families.





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16 December, 2021

Aeroplan and Uber Canada Unveil Expanded Partnership

 Aeroplan has expanded its loyalty partnership with Uber Canada, giving Aeroplan members in Canada the opportunity to earn points on Uber Eats and Uber Rides purchases when they link their accounts.


Starting this week, Aeroplan members based in Canada will be able to earn the following when linking their Aeroplan and Uber accounts:

1 Aeroplan point per $1 spent on eligible Uber Eats orders over $25 in Canada;
1 Aeroplan point per $1 spent on Uber Airport Rides (all ride types including Uber X) and Premium Rides (including, UberXL, Uber Comfort, Uber Black, Uber Select etc.) in Canada and the U.S.;
2 Aeroplan points per $1 spent on Uber Premium Airport Rides in Canada and the U.S.;
Plus, every time Aeroplan members take 10 Uber rides in Canada or the U.S., they'll receive a $20 CAD Air Canada flight credit.
This partnership is an extension to September's announcement, where Aeroplan Credit Cardholders received a free Uber Pass membership, unlocking unlimited $0 Delivery Fees on eligible food and grocery orders, ride discounts and additional perks with a free Uber Pass membership.

"We are thrilled to team up with Uber Canada to build a more rewarding program for our members," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Aeroplan at Air Canada. "Whether you're enjoying a night in or going out on the town, Uber and Aeroplan will bring you one step closer to your next reward."

"Our expanded partnership is the ultimate win-win experience for Aeroplan members," said Lola Kassim, GM of Uber Eats Canada. "Every trip taken or meal ordered has the added benefit of helping members book their next adventure. This, along with perks from Uber Pass, sets a new standard for loyalty programs."



Additional Partnership Benefits:

16 November, 2021

Cheers to earning Aeroplan points at the LCBO

Aeroplan, Canada's leading travel loyalty program, and the LCBO, one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol, are pleased to announce that Aeroplan members can now earn points when shopping at LCBO retail stores across Ontario.

Now, Aeroplan members will earn one Aeroplan point for every $4 spent at LCBO retail stores, in addition to bonus points on promotional offers. To earn Aeroplan points in LCBO retail stores, simply present a physical or digital Aeroplan membership card at checkout. 

Aeroplan points can be redeemed in the Aeroplan eStore for travel to more than 1,300 destinations across the globe, as well as for hotels, car rentals, and merchandise, and LCBO Gift Cards, which will soon be available starting at just 1,000 Aeroplan points for a $10 LCBO Gift Card. 

"This is an exciting day for our members in Ontario," said Scott O'Leary, Vice President, Aeroplan at Air Canada. "Together with the LCBO, we can't wait to deliver on a new world of possibilities for our members."

"We're delighted to launch Aeroplan as a way to provide rewarding and personalized offerings to our customers and suppliers," said Vanda Provato, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer, LCBO. "This launch is particularly timely given that we are in the holiday season and many customers are looking for the perfect choice to make moments great."

In celebration of the launch, join Aeroplan by November 28, 2021, and earn 250 bonus points on your first LCBO retail store purchase. If you are a new or existing member, spend $50 or more at a LCBO retail store by November 28, 2021, and earn double the points. If you are not yet an Aeroplan member, joining is easy at aircanada.com/join.

Currently, Aeroplan members can only earn Aeroplan points for purchases made in LCBO retail stores. In the future, Aeroplan members will have the ability to earn Aeroplan points for online or in-app purchases.



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19 August, 2021

Air Canada's Aeroplan and LCBO Join Together to Launch New Loyalty Partnership

Multi-year agreement will provide market-leading value to Ontarians
Aeroplan members to earn points on LCBO purchases and redeem points for LCBO gift cards
Partnership to launch before year-end 2021


Aeroplan, Canada's leading travel loyalty program, and the LCBO, one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership allowing Aeroplan members to earn points when shopping at LCBO stores across Ontario. The new partnership is expected to launch in late 2021.

"We're thrilled to come together with the LCBO to offer our members a new way to earn and redeem Aeroplan points in Ontario," said Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing and eCommerce at Air Canada. "When we relaunched Aeroplan last year, we made a commitment to earn our way into consumer's everyday lives. Marquee partnerships like the LCBO and other industry-leading, well-loved brands are central to delivering on that promise."

11 May, 2021

Aeroplan Member Donation Program Celebrates 15 Years of Giving Back

  • Over 1.3 billion points raised since 2006 for more than 1,400 causes
  • A special thanks to our generous members and loyal partners
  • Watch for upcoming Aeroplan Matching Week Campaigns


Air Canada celebrates today the 15-year anniversary of its Aeroplan member donation program. Since its inception in 2006, over 1.3 billion points have been donated by Aeroplan members, which have helped support more than 1,400 causes, primarily Canadian-based initiatives, that work to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world. The 1.3 billion points could represent flying one person around the world close to 9,000 times.

"Today marks a significant milestone for the Aeroplan member donation program. We started this program in 2006 to make a difference and we certainly have achieved that goal," said Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing, and eCommerce at Air Canada. "The success of this program would not have been possible without the generosity of our members and the continuous engagement of our loyal charitable partners and we are extremely grateful for their support. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with these organizations allowing us to assist many local communities and help children and families from coast-to-coast. We are committed to continue working together to create a better future for people in need in Canada and across the world, because each and every point donated has the power to impact lives."

08 March, 2021

Aeroplan announces first-of-its-kind partnership with Starbucks Canada so Members can pour on the points to their next reward

Aeroplan is proud to announce that its millions of Members can now earn and redeem points by enjoying their favourite Starbucks beverages and snacks. Starting today, members can link their Aeroplan account to a Starbucks Rewards account and double-dip by earning both Aeroplan points and Starbucks Stars at participating Starbucks locations throughout Canada.  Linking takes less than a minute and can be done at aircanada.com/starbucks. 

"We redesigned Aeroplan with the feedback and ideas of over 36,000 people. Consistently across this group, members told us that they wanted more opportunities to earn and redeem points in their everyday lives at their favourite brands. We're proud to launch this first-of-its-kind partnership with Starbucks, a globally respected brand offering the best-in-class experience for all its customers," said Mark Nasr, Senior Vice President, Products, Marketing and eCommerce, Air Canada. "New everyday partnerships with well-loved, frequently used brands are another reason to get excited about the reimagined Aeroplan."

"By bringing together two of the country's most celebrated rewards programs, Starbucks Rewards and Aeroplan, we're excited to open up a new world of benefits for customers and invite more Canadians to try the Starbucks experience," says Peter Furnish, vice president, Product and Marketing, Starbucks Canada. "Through the Starbucks app, we continue to build meaningful ways to deepen our direct relationships with our customers digitally."

11 November, 2020

Aeroplan refreshed and transformed goes live



Air Canada confirmed this week that its transformed Aeroplan loyalty program is now live and existing Aeroplan accounts and membership numbers have automatically moved to the new program.

Aeroplan miles are now "Aeroplan points," with prior balances honoured on a one-to-one basis. Exciting welcome bonuses are also available for new Aeroplan credit card accounts from our card partners TD, American Express and CIBC. All current Aeroplan credit cardholders continue to earn points as normal, and they now have access to a range of new benefits.  

The transformed Aeroplan program, designed to put the member experience first, comes with personalized, flexible and easy-to-use features. It also offers exceptional value allowing members to travel more and travel better.  Highlights of the transformed program include:

Improved Value on Flight Rewards - Aeroplan offers flight rewards to hundreds of destinations worldwide on Air Canada and over 35 partner airlines. The transformed Aeroplan program offers predictable pricing, with access to every seat available on Air Canada flights with no cash surcharges, plus the option to pay with Points + Cash. Members also now have an integrated booking experience, with the ability to search and redeem for flight rewards at aircanada.com or on the Air Canada app.
More Options for More Members - Aeroplan has something for everyone and will make travel better with new features such as: Aeroplan Family Sharing, so that members can combine points with other family members to reach rewards faster; earn points with every Air Canada flight booked, including Economy Basic Fares; the ability to use points for extra travel perks such as upgrades and in-flight Wi-Fi; and expanded merchandise rewards.
Air Canada Altitude is becoming Aeroplan Elite Status - Aeroplan will continue to offer five Elite Status levels: Aeroplan 25K, 35K, 50K, 75K, and Super Elite. All of the most popular Elite Status benefits remain, along with some new, first-in-market features, including Priority Rewards, Status Pass and Everyday Status Qualification. Learn more at www.aircanada.com/elite.

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