How to access and use a Buddy Pass
As an Aeroplan Credit Cardholder, a Buddy Pass can score you a second ticket for a friend when you book an Economy fare!
Once you’ve earned a Buddy Pass, you have one year from when it has been deposited into your Aeroplan account to book a trip using your pass.
Bring along a friend for a $0 base fare
Your Buddy Pass scores you a second ticket at a $0 base fare, when you book an Economy ticket anywhere Air Canada flies in North America, including Hawaii and Mexico. On the second ticket, you only pay the taxes and third-party charges.
How to use your pass:
Sign in to your Aeroplan account and search for a travel destination for a minimum of 2 passengers.
On the search results page, choose the ‘Select Companion/Buddy Pass’ button. Your pass is valid for Air Canada flights anywhere in North America, including Hawaii and Mexico.
Choose an Economy Basic, Standard, Flex, Comfort or Latitude fare.
Confirm the flight and pay the regular fare for the first ticket, and the $0 fare for a companion – you only pay the taxes and third-party charges on the second ticket.
The bonus Buddy Pass (also known as the “Bonus Companion Pass”) entitles a companion to accompany the primary cardholder for a $0 base fare, when a published Economy Class fare marketed and operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express brand is booked for travel wholly within North America.
Please allow up to 10 weeks for the Buddy Pass to be deposited into the Aeroplan account. The Buddy Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. The Buddy Pass is valid towards a new booking only, and not valid on existing reservations. Bookings must be made directly with Air Canada, via aircanada.com, the Air Canada Mobile App, or through the Air Canada call centre (“Air Canada Reservations”).
Valid for one round-trip for a companion when travelling on the same itinerary and booked at the same time as primary cardholder. Maximum one Buddy Pass may be used per booking. If one-way travel is booked, the Buddy Pass will be deemed fully used and the return portion of travel is forfeited. Total pricing varies based on itinerary booked. Primary cardholder may use the certificate only once for travel wholly within North America, which is defined as Canada, the United States (including Hawaii) and Mexico.
Companion will be responsible to pay all applicable taxes, fees, and charges that apply above the base fare. Valid for travel at any time with no blackout periods. Also valid against the purchase of fares on sale. Companion will be booked into same fare brand as primary cardholder and will receive all applicable benefits and services associated with that fare brand.
The Buddy Pass may not be used with premium cabin fares, or in conjunction with Aeroplan flight rewards, Flight Pass, group travel bookings, Air Canada Vacations bookings, or any other discounts or promotion codes.
The Buddy Pass must be redeemed at time of purchase of a ticket, and if multiple Buddy Passes are available for the Aeroplan number, the Buddy Pass that would expire first will be used.
Booking must be made before the Buddy Pass expiry date; travel may occur after the Buddy Pass expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking.
The Buddy Pass may only be used as described, cannot be transferred and has no monetary or exchange value.
Changes or cancellations are allowed according to the fare rules of the fare purchased. Changes and cancellations must be made at the same time for both guests, and failure to do so may result in a forfeit of the Buddy Pass. If during a change or cancellation the Buddy Pass is reinstated in the primary cardholder’s account, the original expiry date will take effect and the Buddy Pass may then be considered expired.
In the event of a change or cancellation, travellers are required to pay all applicable fees based on the fare type purchased for each ticket, plus the difference in fare, if applicable and all applicable taxes, fees, and charges that apply above the base fare.
Companions who are members of the Aeroplan program or other partner frequent flyer programs will not be eligible to accumulate points or miles for the ticket issued in exchange for the Buddy Pass.
Aeroplan Elite Status benefits and upgrades are applicable if the traveller holds appropriate status and the fare purchased allows for such benefits and upgrades.
Air Canada reserves the right to apply additional fees for bookings made via Air Canada Reservations. Unused passes will automatically be cancelled on the date the eligible Aeroplan credit card is closed, regardless of reason for closure, or if the eligible Aeroplan credit card account is changed to a different product.
Terms and conditions of the air transportation services are subject to the General Conditions of Carriage & Tariffs (aircanada.com/conditionsofcarriage) and any other terms and conditions relating to air transportation services in effect at the time of booking, as determined by Air Canada in its sole discretion and as may be changed from time to time.
This one-time bonus Buddy Pass is only valid for eligible cardholders. You will not be eligible for the bonus Buddy Pass if you have previously opened an Aeroplan Program credit card of the same type, regardless of the credit card issuer and have received the Welcome Bonus offer in the last 12 months. This offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offers.
These general Buddy Pass Terms & Conditions are for informational purposes only. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions related to your Aeroplan credit card for complete Buddy Pass Terms & Conditions.