New Air Canada Partner
Bamboo Airways is the newest Aeroplan partner! This Vietnamese airline follows a long list of new Aeroplan airline partners over the past two years: SunExpress, Aeromar, Air Mauritius, Oman Air, Gulf Air, Eurowings Discover, Air Dolomiti, Virgin Australia, Vistara, Azul, Air Serbia, Etihad.
You can use points to travel with Bamboo Airways starting November 8, 2022.
Bamboo Airways serves about 30 destinations with about 30 aircraft, including some Boeing 787-9s for long-haul flights.
However, you should know that the airline also operates flights to Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia.
How to earn and redeem Aeroplan points with Bamboo Airways
Redeem Aeroplan points with Bamboo Airways
Here are the details you need to know when booking Aeroplan flight rewards on Bamboo Airways:
- Flights are priced according to Aeroplan’s airline partner pricing
- Members will be able to book Bamboo Airways flights on aircanada.com, on the Air Canada mobile app or through the Aeroplan Centre
- These flights may be combined with flights operated by Air Canada or other international airline partners
Here is the price list in the Pacific zone:
|Departure||Arrival||Distance||Cost in Aeroplan points|
|Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||Bangkok (BKK)||454 miles||8,000 points|
|Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||Singapore (SIN)||675 miles||8,000 points|
|Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||Hanoi (HAN)||717 miles||8,000 points|
|Hanoi (HAN)||Taipei (TPE)||1016 miles||12,500 points|
|Hanoi (HAN)||Seoul (ICN)||1667 miles||12,500 points|
|Hanoi (HAN)||Tokyo (NRT)||2313 miles||25,000 points|
|Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)||Sydney (SYD)||4246 miles||25,000 points|
|Hanoi (HAN)||Frankfurt (FRA)||5422 miles||50,000 points|
|Hanoi (HAN)||London Gatwick (LGW)||5749 miles||50,000 points|
As you can see, most local flights will be priced at 8,000 points as this is a flat rate for Aeroplan partners and short-distance flights.
However, for the flight from Hanoi to Frankfurt or London in Europe, switching from one zone to another (Pacific to Atlantic) increases the cost to 50,000 points in economy and 80,000 points in business class. It may then be more interesting to include this trip in an international flight with an Aeroplan stopover.
Earn Aeroplan points with Bamboo Airways
Aeroplan Members can earn Aeroplan Points based on distance flown on all scheduled flights operated by Bamboo Airways:
|Class of Service||Eligible booking classes||Aeroplan Points (% of miles flown)|
|Business class||J, C, I||125 %|
|Premium Economy Class||Z, X, E||110 %|
|Economy||Y, W, S, B||100 %|
|H, K, L, M, N||50 %|
|Q, T, O, R||25 %|
|Ineligible class||JC, U, V, A, G, D, P||0 %|
However, these flights do not contribute toward Aeroplan Status.
Southeast Asia is a trendy destination for Canadian travellers looking for a change of scenery. This partnership offers you convenient access to a wide range of destinations in Vietnam and the region.
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