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RBC Tutorial: How to transfer RBC Avion points to airline programs

To the point One of the great things about RBC Avion points is that they can be transferred to other airlines. Here's how to do it.
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What to do with RBC Avion Rewards points

RBC Avion Rewards points can be used in a variety of ways:

  • Redeeming points for airline tickets
  • To obtain a credit on a travel expense
  • Purchase of gift cards
  • And for transfer to other airlines programs

The Avion points transfer is very advantageous for people who want to get even more flexibility. This further expands the horizons to other trading opportunities for some airlines.

RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

With this offer for the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card, you can earn 35,000 Avion points upon approval. No purchase necessary!

You can use your Avion Rewards points for travel or redeem them with other loyalty programs such as :

  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club (and Qatar Airways Privilege Club)
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • WestJet Rewards

The current welcome offer, for example, gives you the equivalent of 35,000 British Airways Avios or 350 WestJet Dollars.

With the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card, you earn 1 point per dollar and 1.25 points for travel purchases.

What’s more, you’ll benefit from a wide range of insurances: trip cancellation and interruption insurance, out-of-province or out-of-country emergency medical care insurance, collision and damage insurance for rental vehicles, and mobile device insurance.

How to transfer RBC Avion points to other airlines

First, you need to access your RBC Online Banking profile.

Avion récompenses Banque en direct

At the top of the page, click on Transfer.

Transfert Avion Recompenses

You will be able to see the four transfer airlines partners. Click on Transfert Now.

Partenaires RBC Transfert avion

Then, on the next page, choose the desired airline.

If there is a technical problem with the transfer, call 1-800-769-2512 or 1-888-769-2534 (for business cards).

Allow up to four weeks for RBC Avion points to be transferred to other airline program accounts.

British Airways Executive Club

One of the most popular partners is British Airways.

  1. If you haven’t already done so, join the British Airways Executive Club
  2. Convert a minimum of 10,000 Avion points into Avios, directly on this RBC page.

Then click on Calculate and confirm the information to complete the transaction.

Avios RBC transfert British

10,000 Avion points = 10,000 Avios points.

Several ideas for cheap flights or sweetspots to discover in this post on Avios.

Once or twice a year, there are transfer bonuses when converting RBC Avion points to British Airways Avios points. The minimum bonus is 30% and it is worth waiting for, if you can. You can find the dates of the last promotion here :

AAdvantage American Airlines

  1. If you haven’t already done so, join the American Airlines AAdvantage program
  2. Convert a minimum of 5,000 Avion points to Aadvantage miles
Aadvantage american airlines

10,000 Avion points = 7,000 AAdvantage points.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

  1. If you haven’t already done so, join the Cathay Pacific program
  2. Convert a minimum of 10,000 Avion points to Asia Miles.
Miles Asia Cathay Pacific

10,000 Avion points = 10,000 Asia miles.

WestJet Rewards

  1. If you haven’t already done so, join the WestJet Rewards program
  2. Convert a minimum of 1,000 Avion points to WestJet dollars
Recompenses WestJet

10,000 Avion points = $100 WestJet dollars.

Another way to earn WestJet dollars is with the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard.

Bottom Line

RBC Avion Rewards points are versatile and can go a long way!

Now all you have to do is wait for the newly transferred points to the new program. You will then have to make your airline ticket reservations on the airline’s website.

If none of these transfer options appeal to you, you can simply use your Avion points within the rewards program and redeem them for travel rewards. Read our complete guide on the subject:

How do I know my RBC Avion Rewards points balance?

Go to your RBC Online Banking profile.

Under the Account Summary tab, click on the RBC Avion credit card account. The points balance can be easily found under RBC Rewards at the top right of the page.

When will I receive my Avion points in my account?

After the monthly statement is issued.

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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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