Copa Airlines’ frequent flyer program is called ConnectMiles. Copa Airlines is part of the Star Alliance network along with Air Canada and 25 other partner airlines.
ConnectMiles are first earned based on the fare paid at ticket purchase and the passenger’s status.
Each air mile flown with Copa Airlines or Copa Airlines Columbia awards between 50% and 200% in ConnectMiles. A chart explains the variances. In addition, five other non-Star Alliance airlines, such as Aero Mexico and Emirates, allow the accumulation of ConnectMiles.
The accumulation of miles is also done thanks to :
- the use of affiliated credit cards for those who have access to them;
- reservations with hotel partners, car rental companies and courier services for corporate accounts;
- the purchase of services such as entertainment and in-store items;
- to purchase ConnectMiles for yourself or as a gift for a loved one;
- to the Marriott points transfer at the 3:1 ratio.
The number of ConnectMiles required for an award flight with Copa Airlines or partner airlines depends on the distance to be flown. You can check the chart on the site to see how many miles you need to fly to the destination of your choice.
Fees are added for reservations, changes and cancellations. They range from free to $150, depending on the client’s status.
You can also use your ConnectMiles for a business class upgrade or transfer to another member’s account.
Finally, donations of ConnectMiles are welcome among the non-profit organizations offered by the program.
There are 4 statuses in the Copa Airlines Prefer Program.
Silver, Gold, Platinum, Presidential.
Benefits allow you to receive extra miles, privileged access, freebies, upgrades etc.
These status levels are achieved by qualifying miles and segments flown with Copa and/or a Star Alliance partner. The charter can be found here
How do I sign up for ConnectMiles?
It is possible to register online through this link
How many ConnectMiles points do I get per dollar?
The mileage gain varies depending on the distance of the flights and the status of the passenger. It varies between 50% and 200% of the basic ratio.
The latter at the base is 1 ConnectMiles / air mile travelled.