The Benefits Selection
The Aeroplan benefits selection is a 2-step process.
As an Aeroplan 35k member, here are the choices offered in the first step:
- 10 eUpgrade credits
- 35% bonus Aeroplan points with Air Canada and select airline partners
Here, I have chosen the 10 eUpgrade credits that can also be used for Aeroplan flight rewards.
Here are the choices in the second step:
- 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles for eligible Flight Pass activities
- 6 eUpgrades Credits for eligible Flight Pass activities
This second choice requires the purchase of an Air Canada Flight Pass. It’s less interesting to me, and I doubt I’ll enjoy it this year. Whatever happens, I still prefer eUpgrades to SQM.
Once the choices have been made and validated, you will not be able to go back on your decision.
Here are the choices available based on your Aeroplan Elite status:
Here’s what I would choose by Aeroplan Elite status level:
|Aeroplan 25K||5 eUpgrade credits
2 Maple Leaf Lounge Passes
|Aeroplan 35K||10 eUpgrade credits|
|Aeroplan 50K||20 eUpgrade credits
2 Status Passes
|Aeroplan 75K||35 eUpgrade credits
Aeroplan 35K Elite status for a friend
|Aeroplan Super Elite||50 eUpgrade credits
Aeroplan 50K Elite status for a friend
Maple Leaf Lounge Passes
All members with Aeroplan Elite status can get Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge passes:
|Aeroplan 25K||2 passes (select as a benefit)|
|Aeroplan 35K||2 passes|
|Aeroplan 50K||3 passes|
|Aeroplan 75K||3 passes|
|Aeroplan Super Elite||4 passes|
These passes can be shared with the person of your choice. All you have to do is download your digital pass and send it to the traveller (PDF or screenshot of the QR code).
If you have an Aeroplan 35K Elite status and above, you already have unlimited access to Maple Leaf Lounges.
How to get Aeroplan Elite Status?
All the criteria for earning an Aeroplan Elite status have been detailed in this article. You should know that it is now possible to earn the basic status, Aeroplan 25K, without travelling.
Members who earn 100,000 Aeroplan points from any eligible source will earn Aeroplan 25K status.
Eligible sources are all base and bonus points earned directly with:
- Air Canada flights
- Aeroplan credit cards spending
- partners (airlines, hotels, eStore , etc.)
Non-eligible sources are all base and bonus points earned with:
- Credit cards welcome bonuses
- Points conversions
- Aeroplan Points purchases
- Gifts or Transfers
To get an Aeroplan 25K Elite status, it is up to you to take full advantage of the promotions offered via the Aeroplan eStore.
And also to charge your purchases to an Aeroplan credit card. And even your business purchases with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card.
Don’t have an Aeroplan credit card yet? Read these two posts to make your choice!