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Aeroplan: How to book a trip with your Aeroplan points

To the point Booking a trip with Aeroplan points is easy! Take a step-by-step look at two examples of travel with Air Canada and its partners.

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Example: Trip for 2 - Western Canada with Air Canada

Let’s take the example of two people wanting to visit Western Canada with Air Canada.

The idea is to leave Montreal, land in Calgary, rent a car and make a road trip to Vancouver.

The goal is to drive the Iceway Parkway, touch the emerald waters of Lake Louise, pet kangaroos (yes!) in Kelowna and enjoy Lee‘s famous donuts at the Granville Island Farmers Market.

We will need to make two bookings:

  • One way from Montreal to Calgary
  • One way from Vancouver to Montreal
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Air Canada Website: How to book with Aeroplan points

First, to learn all about the Aeroplan program, please browse the Aeroplan Ultimate Guide on our site.

To book, go to the Air Canada website. Then, log in to your account by clicking on “Sign in” at the top right.

Enter your member number and password. If you are not a member, registration is free.

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Linking an Aeroplan credit card allows you to get a preferred fare. Please check your Aeroplan member profile under “Payment Information” to see if yours is there.

For example, this article was written with a TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card in my profile.

Then, to search for flights using your points, click on the”Book with Aeroplan points” box.

Select your dates and your dream destination. To start the search, click on “Search flights“.

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Search results

The search results give several possibilities, with different times and different fare classes.

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A green banner even tells you which flight costs the least in Aeroplan points that day. The top bar shows you the other available dates and the lowest cost in points if you are flexible. Feel free to browse it.

The price in Aeroplan points (14.1K or 14,100 Aeroplan points) is the cost in points for a one-way ticket per person, at the lowest fare class. The +$49 is the cost in taxes that you will have to pay for this flight.

Clicking on the 14.1K button of the 17:00 Economy flight will open a menu.

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Depending on your preference, you can choose the features of your flight, such as modification, refund or free baggage. See the latest Air Canada Cancellation and Change Policy for rewards.

By the way, to get a free check bag on this flight, we have already published a tip!

Choose the flight

Click on Select to choose the 17:00 non-stop flight from Montreal at standard fare.

For 2 people, the cost will be 28,200 Aeroplan points and approximately $97 in taxes.

By way of comparison, 2 tickets for the same destination, date and time cost $888. It’s a great way to save and use points!

Find out whether it’s better tobuy a ticket with cash or points , or which is the best option for redeeming Aeroplan points.

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After reviewing whether your flight date and time are satisfactory, click “Continue” to fill in the passenger information.

Afterwards, you can choose (or not) your seats and make the payment.

Within seconds, you will receive a reservation confirmation in your email box.

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Repeat the same flight search sequence for the return flight from Vancouver to Montreal.

Book with Aeroplan points at 50+ partners

First, to learn all about the Aeroplan program, please browse the Aeroplan Ultimate Guide on our site.

Here’s just part of the list of Aeroplan partners, but there are about 50 in all!

  • United, Virgin Australia, Turkish Airlines;
  • TAP Air Portugal, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa ;
  • Flydubai, Etihad Airways, Emirates, EGYPTAIR ;
  • ANA, Air New Zealand, Air India, Air Creebec, Aer Lingus, etc.

On Air Canada flights, all seats and all flights are available for booking with Aeroplan points.

However, partners only release a limited number of tickets accessible with Aeroplan points. So, for the more popular periods, we recommend booking flights with Aeroplan points as early as possible. See in this article the best time to book a plane ticket with points.

Do you know that?
Linking an Aeroplan credit card allows you to get a preferred fare. Please check your Aeroplan member profile under “Payment Information” to see if yours is there.

For example, this article was written with a TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card in my profile.

To book Aeroplan partner flights, visit the Air Canada website. Then, log in to your account by clicking on “Sign in” at the top right.

Enter your Aeroplan membership number and password.

Then, to search for flights using your points, click on the Book with Aeroplan points box.

Select your dates and your dream destination. To start the search, click on Search flights.

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The search results show several possibilities with different partners, at different times and in different price fares.

For example, for this flight to Frankfurt, you can use :

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Since the number of seats reserved with Aeroplan points is limited with partners, the flight may no longer appear because all tickets have already been taken.

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A green banner indicates the flight with the lowest Aeroplan points that day. The top bar shows you the other available dates and the lowest cost in points if you are flexible. Feel free to browse it.

The price (35K or 35,000 Aeroplan points) is the cost in points for a one-way ticket per person, at the lowest fare class. The +$129 is the cost in taxes you will have to pay for this flight.

Clicking on the 35K button of the 22:20 Economy flight will open a menu.

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Depending on your preference, you can choose the features of your flight, such as modification, refund or free baggage. See the latest Air Canada Cancellation and Change Policy for rewards.

Click on Select.

By the way, to get a free bag on this flight, we’ve already published a tip!

By choosing this 10:20 p.m. flight for 2 people, 70,000 Aeroplan points and $257 are required for a ticket normally worth $2,334.

Find out whether it’s better tobuy a ticket with cash or points , or which is the best option for redeeming Aeroplan points.

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After reviewing whether your flight date and time are satisfactory, click “Continue” to fill in the passenger information.

Afterwards, you can choose (or not) your seats and make the payment.

Within seconds, you will receive a reservation confirmation in your email box.

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Milesopedia tip with an Aeroplan credit card

Our easy way to earn Aeroplan Points is with the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card.

With the current offer, you can earn up to 50,000 Aeroplan points. In addition, the annual fee of $139 is waived for the first year.

Aeroplan Points can be earned in the following ways:

  • 10,000 Aeroplan points on first purchase with this card
  • 25,000 additional Aeroplan points after $5,000 in account purchases within 180 days of account opening.

Another feature of today’s promotion of TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card is that if you’ve spent a total of $7,500 (or an average of $625 per month) in the 12 months following your card’s approval, you’ll get 15,000 additional Aeroplan points (after renewing for a 2nd year).

This will be an excellent start for your next vacation!

Booking with Aeroplan account

By being flexible and browsing the different dates and destinations, you can get the most out of your Aeroplan points.

Combined with the current TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card welcome offer, you can already smell the fresh mountain air of the Rockies or say Guten Morgen in Frankfurt.

Safe travel!

How do I spend and use Aeroplan Points?

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There are several ways to use your Aeroplan Points:

  • Tickets on Air Canada and 45+ other airline partners (TAP Portugal, United, Emirates, Virgin Australia, ANA, Lufthansa, SWISS, etc.)
  • Package with Air Canada Vacations
  • Hotel nights with HotelSavers (4th night free)
  • Rental cars
  • Upgrades and Wi-Fi on board
  • Gift cards and merchandise

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What is the value of an Aeroplan Point?

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We assess the value at 2¢ per Aeroplan point.

Aeroplan is Air Canada’s loyalty program. You can use your points in a variety of ways: purchase of airline tickets, merchandise, gift cards, etc.

As this program is aimed at air travelers, it is best used for obtaining airline tickets. Please see the calculation in our semi-annual estimate of the value of Rewards points in Canada.

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How do I join Aeroplan?

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To contact the Aeroplan Centre, call toll-free 1-800-361-5373 from Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

From the UK: 0800 756 3865

All other regions: 1 514 395-0300

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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