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Travel to Florida with the Air Canada Buddy Pass

To the point Florida is a trendy destination for Canadians. Find out how to save money with the Air Canada Buddy Pass.

Air Canada Buddy Pass

TheAir Canada Companion Pass is and has been a companion to several Aeroplan credit card welcome offers.

Here are the key points to know about the Air Canada Buddy Pass:

  • It’s a buy-one-get-one Pass
  • You only pay taxes and third-party charges on the second ticket
  • Available for one year before it expires
  • Though travel can be booked for a date beyond that year
  • Available anywhere Air Canada flies in North America (including Hawaii and Mexico).
  • Valid for travel any time for any economy fare, including fares on sale
  • Ability to upgrade, depending on status level and fare purchased
  • Does not apply to bookings made with Aeroplan points.

With the CIBC AeroplanMD Visa Infinite Card, you can get this Companion Pass for free (the card has no fee for the first year).

Plus, you’ll earn up to 20,000 Aeroplan points with certain minimum spending requirements.

Florida with the Air Canada Buddy Pass

Couples and families are the perfect customers for the Air Canada Buddy Pass.

The ideal situation is a couple with two children: each parent holding an Air Canada Buddy Pass will be able to redeem it for one kid! This will require each parent to sign up for a credit card that offers the Companion Pass such as the CIBC AeroplanMD Visa Infinite Card.

And if you don’t have children and are a couple (or you travel regularly with a friend), apply for the CIBC AeroplanMD Visa Infinite Cardeachwill allow you to travel twice with the Companion Pass!

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After analyzing the savings that the Air Canada Buddy Pass offers for Hawaii, let’s look at Florida for two hectic periods in 2022:

  • Spring Break from February 26 to March 8, 2022
  • Construction holidays from July 24 to August 6, 2022

The rates shown are for two passengers.

Montreal - Orlando

Spring Break 2022

Here is an example of a direct flight between Montreal and Orlando for two passengers, including the Air Canada Buddy Pass during Spring Break 2022.

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Detail Amount
Cost per passenger $1,021
Cost for 2 passengers $2,043
Cost for 2 passengers (Buddy Pass included) $1,108
Buddy Pass savings $935
Cost per passenger (including the Buddy Pass) $554

With this trip, the Air Canada Buddy Pass saves you $935. For two adults and two children, that’s a savings of almost $2,000.

Construction holidays 2022

Here is an example of a direct flight between Montreal and Orlando for 2 passengers, including the Air Canada Buddy Pass during the 2022 construction holidays.

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Detail Amount
Cost per passenger $557
Cost for 2 passengers $1,114
Cost for 2 passengers (Buddy Pass included) $643
Buddy Pass savings $471
Cost per passenger (including the Buddy Pass) $321

With this trip, the Air Canada Buddy Pass saves you $471. For two adults and two children, that’s a savings of nearly $1,000.

Montreal - Miami

Spring Break 2022

Here is an example of a direct flight between Montreal and Miami for 2 passengers, including the Air Canada Buddy Pass during Spring Break 2022.

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Detail Amount
Cost per passenger $1,384
Cost for 2 passengers $2,768
Cost for 2 passengers (Buddy Pass included) $1,470
Buddy Pass savings $1,298
Cost per passenger (including the Buddy Pass) $735

With this trip, the Air Canada Buddy Pass saves you $1,298. For two adults and two children, that’s a savings of over $2,500.

Construction holidays 2022

Here is an example of a direct flight between Montreal and Miami for 2 passengers, including the Air Canada Buddy Pass during the 2022 construction holidays.

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Detail Amount
Cost per passenger $524
Cost for 2 passengers $1,048
Cost for 2 passengers (Buddy Pass included) $611
Buddy Pass savings $437
Cost per passenger (including the Buddy Pass) $305

With this trip, the Air Canada Buddy Pass saves you $437. For two adults and two children, that’s a savings of nearly $900.

Conclusion

This makes the Air Canada Buddy Pass a valuable tool in a situation like this, where you can choose the date of travel that suits you without being dependent on availability with your Aeroplan points. As you can see, you can save between $400 and $1,300 with the Buddy Pass, depending on our examples.

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