More time to keep your account active
As of July 20, 2020, members will have 18 months (instead of 12) to keep their accounts active.
All members have to do to stay active is earn or redeem a single mile.
Here are some ways to keep an account active:
Aeroplan credit card
Aeroplan also states Aeroplan Miles never expire for those who hold any of Aeroplan credit cards (from American Express, CIBC, TD).
More flexible options to reinstate your Aeroplan Miles
Previously, it was possible to reinstate Aeroplan miles in two ways:
- for a fee
- with a transaction not credited to the account in the last few months (a hotel stay, something you bought from a partner, etc.)
Now Aeroplan is adding 2 new options available for 6 months if your Aeroplan account became inactive:
Special measures following COVID-19
For members who purchased a trip with Air Canada prior to July 20, 2020, with travel commencing anytime since January 2020 and had to cancel their travel plans, Aeroplan will reinstate all of their Aeroplan Miles which have expired since the beginning of this year.
Air Canada will soon unveil its new program (scheduled to launch in Q4 2020). The airline is, therefore, fine-tuning the Aeroplan program here and there, taking actions towards members.
The transition from 12 to 18 months miles is exciting, as are new options to reinstate expired miles for an additional six months!