Aeroplan Elite Status: changes to some benefits

To the point A number of changes have been made to the benefits of Aeroplan Elite Members with status. Here are the details.

Statuts 25K and 35K: Privileges with certain partners

Aeroplan 25K and 35K Members can now enjoy new check-in and boarding privileges when traveling with these partner airlines:

  • United Airlines
  • Lufthansa Group: Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Discover Airlines, Austrian Airlines

With United Airlines, 25K and 35K members can now check in via the “Premier Access” lane, and join the priority boarding reserved for Group 2.

With Lufthansa Group airlines, 25K and 35K members can check in via the business class lane.

Please note that these privileges can only be used if the member’s Aeroplan number has been added to the reservation.

Aeroplan 75K and Aeroplan Super Elite status: end of Guaranteed Reservations benefit

Previously, it was possible for Aeroplan 75K and Super Elite members to guarantee their economy class reservation on Air Canada flights by selecting the Latitude fare. This privilege has now been withdrawn.

Here is Air Canada’s explanation:

The benefit was first introduced over a decade ago when airlines commonly overbooked their flights. This is no longer the case. While this benefit is rarely used by members, we found that these bookings unfairly impacted other customers. By removing it, we are better able to align our service offering for all our customers.

Latest changes for Aeroplan Members with status

The latest changes for Aeroplan members with status were announced at the end of October 2023 and concerned flight pass benefits as well as access to Air Canada Café, among others. By the end of summer 2023, improvements had also been announced to eUpgrade credit sharing and online award ticket modification, among other things. Read our two articles on the subject to keep up to date:

Bottom Line

These are minor changes, in addition to the new culinary offerings on board Air Canada, also announced today.

Aeroplan Elite status offers a host of benefits to enhance the travel experience on Air Canada and its partner airlines, but it can sometimes be a lot of information to take in. Here are a few guides to help you make the most of your Aeroplan Elite status:

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