This post is part of our new series about the Aeroplan program: the new Aeroplan sweet spots.
Find in the summary of the series how you can find Aeroplan sweet spots by yourself.
Let’s try to find the new Aeroplan sweet spots from Montreal-Trudeau Airport (YUL) .
Aeroplan's Sweet Spots from Montreal (YUL)
The “North America” travel zone extends from Alaska to Panama (included).
This includes Canada and the United States, but also all of Central America, the Caribbean, or Hawaii.
Here is Aeroplan’s chart for travel within North America Zone:
If you are travelling from another airport, you will have to add the distance travelled between your airport and Montreal-Trudeau. This could make you bust some thresholds in some situations:
|Saguenay Bagotville (YBG)||236|
Flights covering this distance were historically in the short-haul category.
See for example the main non-stop destinations from/to Montreal with a distance between 0-500 miles:
|Boston (BOS)||255||6-10 K|
|Toronto (YTZ)||306||6-10 K|
|New York (LGA)||325||6-10 K|
|Saint John (YSJ)||383||6-10 K|
|Washington (DCA)||489||6-10 K|
See for example the main non stop destinations from/to Montreal with a distance between 501-1,500 miles:
|Magdalen Islands (YGR)||587||10-15K|
|St John’s (YYT)||1 011||10-15K|
|Winnipeg (YWG)||1 134||10-15K|
|Miami (MIA)||1 414||10-15K|
|Nassau (NAS)||1 434||10-15K|
|San Salvador (ZSA)||1 487||10-15K|
This new Aeroplan pricing opens the door to many opportunities. For example, flights to the Caribbean or Central America (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Bahamas, Cuba, Costa Rica, etc.) cost between 12,500 and 17,500 Aeroplan points one-way.
See for example the main non-stop destinations from/to Montreal with a distance between 1,501-2,750 miles:
|Providenciales (PLS)||1 635||12.5-17.5K|
|Cancun (CUN)||1 842||12.5-17.5K|
|San Juan (SJU)||1 915||12.5-17.5K|
|Pointe a Pitre (PTP)||2 133||12.5-17.5K|
|Fort de France (FDF)||2 254||12.5-17.5K|
|Mexico City (MEX)||2 305||12.5-17.5K|
|Curacao (CUR)||2 310||12.5-17.5K|
|Bridgetown (BGI)||2 383||12.5-17.5K|
|Puerto Vallarta (PVR)||2 473||12.5-17.5K|
|Ixtapa (ZIH)||2 497||12.5-17.5K|
|San Jose (SJO)||2 521||12.5-17.5K|
To the Atlantic Zone 0-4,000 miles
I’ve to say something here: there are few or no sweet spots between North America and the Atlantic zones .
|Casablanca (CMN)||3 534||35-60K|
To the Atlantic 4,000-6,000 miles
There, a sweet spot I see is for the non-stop flight between Montreal and Tel Aviv.
|Tel Aviv (TLV)||5 482||40-70K|
For other destinations departing from Montreal, there may be some good deals, especially for business or first-class flights. However, we cannot categorize this as sweet spots.