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

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To get away from it during this Holiday season, we suggest a few trips for couples or families for 100,000 Aeroplan points or less.

Criterias

Of course, this scenario is subject to travel restrictions in Canada, the United States and other countries.

Therefore, we assume that :

In addition, these scenarios have been built with the following criteria:

  • Non-stop flight only (to avoid missed stopovers due to bad weather and minimize travel time)
  • Cost of 100,000 Aeroplan points or less
  • Flight in economy class
  • The result has a value of 2 cents or more per Aeroplan point, at the time of publication

The examples are for a couple of 2 adults and a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

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

100,000 Aeroplan points can be earned with Aeroplan credit cards. One of the best being the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card, especially since the annual fee is waived for the first year (check out the current offer).

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

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

Go to Nasssau with 100,000 Aeroplan points

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

And why not visit Mickey for his 50th birthday at Walt Disney World?

Walt Disney anniversary

For a couple

Two people looking for warmth have great opportunities.

Cost in points Cost of taxes Value of flights Dates
Fort Lauderdale 52 000 $163 $1,373 December 29 – January 06
Miami 46 400 $163 $1,106 December 22-31
Orlando 45 800 $163 $1,421 December 24-31
YUL MCO couple points

With the family

Here are examples of trips to Florida in December using Aeroplan points.

Cost in points Cost of taxes Value of flights Dates
Fort Lauderdale 98 000 $325 $2,285 December 20-31
Miami 92 800 $326 $2,214 December 21-31
Orlando 91 600 $326 $2,141 December 24-31
YUL MCO family points

Remember, if you have an Air Canada Buddy Pass, it may be good to use it for travel to Florida.

Go to Mexico City with 100,000 Aeroplan points

You can see Jonathan’s itinerary and the story of his trip to Mexico City.

For a couple

For 103,400 Aeroplan points and $360, a couple can spend a week in Mexico City. This exceeds the criterion that was set, unfortunately. Still, do a search for those same dates as the cost fluctuates constantly.

However, these flights are still a good deal since if these tickets are paid for in cash, they are worth $3,231!

Prices in dollars and points fluctuate very quickly for this destination. So we must not wait.

YUL MEX points

With the family

No luck for this destination! As a family, this destination is too expensive in Aeroplan points for the holidays.

The conditions are not met, so we pass for this one.

Travel to Western Canada with 100,000 Aeroplan points

The islands of the Bahamas have entry requirements.

For a couple

For 2 people, the cost is 48,800 points and $368. The cost of the flights for these dates is $1,779.

YUL NAS couple points

With the family

To spend the holidays with your family in Nassau, finding a time that meets our criteria is difficult. The only way to do this is to interfere a little with the school calendar.

Between December 19 and December 26, flights for 4 people were worth 97,600 points and $737.

Taxes are high, but the value of these flights is $3,264.

YUL SIN family points

Travel to Hawaii with 100,000 Aeroplan points

The islands of Hawaii are very popular with our readers. In fact, one of them recently wrote an article about her trip to Oahu and Big Island.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays between December and April, a flight goes directly to Honolulu from Montreal.

For a couple

A trip between December 29 and January 5 costs 72,200 Aeroplan points and $189. In dollars, it would cost $1,933.

YUL HNL couple points

With the family

However, it was not possible to meet all the criteria for this challenge in Hawaii for the family.

Even with a long layover in Vancouver, the closest I got was 129,200 Aeroplan points + $379. This Montreal-Honolulu flight costs $3,186.

YUL HNL points family K

This could be an opportunity to use an Air Canada Buddy Pass for travel to Hawaii.

Travel to Western Canada with 100,000 Aeroplan points

Although we tried very hard, we could not get any good flights under 100,000 Aeroplan points for British Columbia.

All you could do is Calgary to visit the city and see the Rockies.

For a couple

Instead of paying $1,392, 2 people can fly to Calgary with 60,000 Aeroplan points and $187. This trip would take place from December 24, 2021 to January 04, 2022.

YUL YYC couple poitns

With the family

It was not possible to find suitable flights for less than 100,000 Aeroplan points for 4 people, despite all our researches.

Go to the U.S. West Coast with 100,000 Aeroplan points

San Francisco was chosen for the West Coast.

Unfortunately for Los Angeles, it was not possible to find something according to our criterias. The cost for points is too high.

However, Las Vegas has some very good tickets available at a lower cost, on the Air Canada website. It is better to pay the tickets in cash. Two round-trip tickets are available for approximately $900 total or 45,200 Aeroplan points + $163 fee.

For a couple

Ahh… Being in San Francisco and seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in the mist for 63,400 points and $163! Value of $1,590, if paid in full in dollars.

YUL SFO points couple

With the family

Despite our research, we were not able to find direct flights that met the requirements for 4 people.

Still, there is a 99,600 Aeroplan points and $637 round trip, but a long layover is required for each flight. Our criterias are therefore twice exceeded. Those four tickets cost $3,495, by the way.

YUL SFO family points

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 31,400 Aeroplan points and $194, you can take a breath of fresh air in the Maritimes. That’s great, especially since these flights are worth $916.

YUl YHZ couple points

With the family

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

Spending New Year’s Day in the Maritimes costs 62,800 Aeroplan points and $388 in taxes.

YUL Halifax family points

Conclusion

These routes were calculated when the article was written in mid-October 2021. The cost in points and dollars may have changed since then.

Several other destinations were also searched (like Costa Rica, Vancouver, Victoria, Europe, Phoenix, etc) but the results did not match the conditions.

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!

Have a good trip!

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