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What can I do with 100,000 Aeroplan Points for the Holidays?

To the point To get away from it all this holiday season, we suggest trips to various destinations for 100,000 Aeroplan points or less.

Conditions

All these ideas were built with the following criterias:

  • Round trip flight direct or with 1 stopover maximum
  • Total cost of 100,000 Aeroplan points or less
  • Economy class flight, Standard fare
  • Travelers with flexibility in travel dates (because there are not many places left!)
  • Examples for two adults

Also, the searches were done with a profile linked to an Aeroplan credit card. This allows you to get a preferred fare.

100,000 Aeroplan points can be earned with Aeroplan credit cards. One of the best being the TDMD AéroplanMD Visa Infinite Cardespecially since it has no fees for the first year.

One trick with this TDMD AéroplanMD Visa Infinite Card card is that it offers the first free bag for you AND your travel companions.

For a more enhanced travel experience, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card offers great cardholder exclusivities.

To speed up the earnings, each person in the couple can apply for one. Then simply link Aeroplan points through family sharing.

For more information on the Aeroplan program, see the Ultimate Guide on Aeroplan.

Go to Florida with 100,000 Aeroplan points

Many vacation opportunities are available in Florida! Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Miami and Orlando offer great flight deals.

Take the opportunity to visit Mickey for his 50th birthday at Walt Disney World

Two people looking for warmth have great opportunities, from Montreal YUL round trip:

  Cost in points Cost of taxes Dates
Fort Lauderdale 88 600 $169

December 31 – January 09, 2023

02 – 05 January 2023

Fort Lauderdale 82 600 $169 03 – 09 January 2023
Miami 80 400 $169 December 31 – January 09, 2023
Orlando 81 000 $169 03 – 10 January 2023
Orlando 79 600 $169 December 31 – January 05, 2023
Tampa 59 200 $169 December 22 – January 1, 2023
Tampa 70 000 $169 December 31 – January 09, 2023

From Quebec City YQB, the best flights are (even if the first one exceeds our criteria):

  Cost in points Cost of taxes Dates
Fort Lauderdale 102 400 $169 December 31 – January 04, 2023
Miami (1 stopover) 78 400 $ 355 December 31 – January 05, 2023
Orlando (1 stopover) 58 400 $ 355 December 31 – January 05, 2023
Miami (1 stopover) 47 000 $288 02 – 11 January 2023

With the family

100,000 Aeroplan points will not pay for family airfare to Florida.

However, one trick is to use them to pay for hotel nights, thanks to Aeroplan’s Hotel Savers. The value is not always optimal but there is always a reason to treat yourself.

  Cost in points Dates
Crowne Plaza Orlando – Universal Blvd (near Universal Studios) 90 000 December 28 -31 (and other dates)
Berkeley Park MGallery Hotel Collection in Miami Beach 84 000 02 – 04 January 2023
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Panama City Beach Resort 100 000 01 – 05 January 2023

Travel to Nassau - Bahamas with 100,000 Aeroplan points

For 2 people, the cost is 54,000 points and $387, for travel from December 18 to December 26, 2022.

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Travel to Jamaica with 100,000 Aeroplan points

Two people can go directly from Montreal to Montego Bay on December 31. It would cost 35,000 Aeroplan points and $392.70.

However, the return is laborious and costly in money and points. A way to get by on a flight on January 14, 2023 with 25,000 Aeroplan points and $346. The disadvantage is that you have to change airports in Washington.

The total will be 60,000 points and $738 for 2 people, for 2 weeks spent in the warmth.

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Travel to the United States with 100,000 Aeroplan points

Your Aeroplan points can take you all the way to the West Coast of the United States for the holidays in 2022.

  Cost in points Dates
Phoenix (direct) 55,200 points and $169 December 24 – January 1, 2023
Phoenix (direct) 48,200 points and $169 December 20 – 30, 2022
San Diego (1 stop) 59,000 points and $340 December 31 – January 09, 2022
Seattle (direct) 48,400 points and $169 December 24 – January 1, 2023
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Travel to Hawaii with 100,000 Aeroplan points

A trip for two to Maui between December 31 and January 14, 2023 costs 66,400 Aeroplan points and $330.

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Travel to Western Canada with 100,000 Aeroplan points

Calgary is a great choice for sightseeing and seeing the Rockies.

Two people can fly to Calgary with 75,600 Aeroplan points and $200. This trip would take place from December 24, 2022 to January 02, 2023.

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Travel to Halifax with 100,000 Aeroplan points

Going to Halifax in the winter is not the first place you think of. However, there are plenty ofthings to do in the winter in Nova Scotia.

For a couple

For 25,600 Aeroplan points and $194, you can take a breath of fresh air in the Maritimes.

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With the family

A family can easily go to Halifax under 100,000 Aeroplan points.

Spending New Year’s Day in the Maritimes costs 51,200 points and $388 in taxes.

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Multiple destinations with 100,000 Aeroplan points

During our research, several pearls were found for 2 people one way. For example, from Montreal to :

  Cost in points Date
Panama PTY (1 stopover) 29,000 points and $276 December 30, 2022
Curaçao (direct) 25,000 points and $132 January 1, 2023
San José – Costa Rica (1 stopover) 76,400 points and $192 (in Economy Privilege class) December 31, 2022
Nassau (1 stopover) 37,200 points and $276 (in mixed class / Business) December 31, 2022
Phoenix (direct) 25,000 points and $153 December 29, 2022

However, the cost for the return trip from these destinations is more expensive. One trick is to use your flexible points such as those on the HSBC World Elite Mastercard, National Bank World Elite Mastercard or CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card to reduce the cost of the return ticket, paid in cash.

Then, there are also those on the return trip to Montreal, for 2 people:

  Cost in points Date
San Francisco (direct) 35,000 points and $15 December 29, 2022
San Francisco (direct) 29,000 points and $15 January 10, 2023
Los Angeles (1 stopover) 23,400 points and $93 January 09, 2023
San Diego (1 stop) 23,800 points and $93 January 09, 2023

With certain combinations, it’s fun to have a cheap trip with Aeroplan points!

Bottom line

These routes were calculated at the time of writing, in early November 2022. The cost in points and dollars may have changed since then.

If you find a flight for less than 100,000 Aeroplan points to a destination this holiday season, please let us know. Join us in the milesopedia Facebook group!

Safe travel!

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