With the new Aeroplan program, Air Canada has refined the ways to earn Aeroplan points.
Earn Aeroplan Points
There are two ways to earn Aeroplan points:
Earn Aeroplan Points with Travel
From 2021, Aeroplan points earning will no longer be indexed to the distance travelled but based on customer’s spend.
Thus, Aeroplan will add some multipliers on customer’s spend (including base fare and carrier surcharges, excluding taxes, in Canadian dollars ) based on:
- the fare
- Another multiplier depending on your Aeroplan Elite Status (as a selectable benefit):
|SE 100K||+ 4X|
This new structure will be introduced around February-March 2021.
Earn points with other types of travel
You can earn Aeroplan points with travel partners:
- Car rentals
- Airline partners
- Airport parking
- And more!
Earn Aeroplan points every day
Air Canada has wholly revised ways to earn Aeroplan points around three postulates:
- Simplicity: the entire online shopping experience – Aeroplan eStore – has been reviewed with a single identification across Air Canada digital ecosystem
- Relevance: the shopping experience will be personalized depending on members (with targeted offers)
- Utility: more ways to earn and use miles and a deeper inventory
As a result, the Aeroplan eStore hosts more affiliated partners.
But the part that will undoubtedly be the most appreciated by members: you will be able to track the number of Aeroplan points earned accurately for each purchase (with granular tracking: pending transaction, credited/cancelled points, etc.).
Aeroplan eStore will also be the place where you will find:
- gift cards
Gift cards will now be digital, and there will be a deeper product and service inventory.
You’ll be able to pay with points or cash (while earning points)!
Finally, there will be up to 5 times more results for non-air travel rewards:
- Car rentals
- Vacation packages (Air Canada Vacations)
You will be able to pay with Aeroplan points or cash (while earning Aeroplan points).
According to Air Canada calculations, Aeroplan members will earn with flights from 10 to 40% more points with the new program. Regarding points earning outside travel, the redesign of the eStore is welcome, with Canadians spending massively online, especially during the COVID-19 period.
Aeroplan does not wish to become a coalition program. We won’t see a grocery store, drug store or gas station banner joining the program as it was the case in the past.
Air Canada focuses more on its partnerships with Aeroplan co-branded credit cards issued by American Express, CIBC and TD. That way, Aeroplan members have the choice to shop wherever they want.
However, Air Canada has told us that it has a few surprises in store for the launch and for 2021. To be continued!
Now, learn more about the new Aeroplan Elite Status.