How to access and use an Annual Worldwide Companion Pass
Treat someone to a trip anywhere in the world with a companion ticket from $99 (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges) as a premium Aeroplan Credit Cardholder!
Once you’ve earned an Annual Worldwide Companion Pass, you have one year from when it has been deposited into your Aeroplan account to book a trip using your pass.
Bring someone along on your trip
When the Primary Cardholder books an Economy fare, the Annual Worldwide Companion Pass allows them to bring someone along for a fixed base fare (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges) of:
for Canada + continental United States
for Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
for South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa
for Asia, Australia, and New Zealand
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 anywhere Air Canada flies.
Confirm the flight and pay the regular fare for the first ticket, and the fixed-rate base fare for a companion.
Your companion will be booked on the same fare option as your booking.
Aeroplan Members with an eligible Aeroplan credit card will receive one (1) Annual Worldwide Companion Pass after spending at least $25,000 in eligible net Purchases (which may exclude any returns, credits and adjustments, Cash Advances, Balance Transfers, Convenience Cheques, fees, interest and payments) charged to the eligible Aeroplan credit card account within an account year (being each consecutive 12-month period following the card account open date).
The Companion Pass entitles a companion to accompany the primary cardholder for a fixed base fare (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges), when the primary cardholder books a published economy fare on a flight marketed and operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express brand.
The Companion Pass will be deposited into the Aeroplan account up to 10 weeks following the card account year. Companion Passes are valid for 12 months from the date issued. The Companion 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 the primary cardholder.
Maximum one Companion Pass may be used per booking. If one-way travel is booked, the full base fare will be charged, the Companion 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 Companion Pass only once on their choice of travel (i) within Canada and continental United States (excluding Hawaii) for $99 CAD base fare (ii) to/from Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean for $299 CAD base fare, (iii) to/from South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa for $499 CAD base fare, and (iv) to/from Asia, Australia, and New Zealand for $599 CAD base fare. Companion will be responsible to pay all applicable taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges that apply above the companion’s base fare. All travel must originate or terminate in Canada or the United States. 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 Companion 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 Companion Pass must be redeemed at time of purchase, and if multiple Companion Passes are available for the Aeroplan number, the Companion Pass that would expire first will be used.
Booking must be made before the Companion Pass expiry date; travel may occur after the Companion Pass expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking.
Companion 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 Companion Pass.
If during a change or cancellation the Companion Pass is reinstated in the primary cardholder’s account, the original expiry date will take effect and the Companion 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, charges, and surcharges that apply above the base fare.
Companions who are members of Aeroplan or other partner frequent flyer programs are eligible to accumulate points and/or miles for the ticket issued in exchange for the Companion Pass according to conditions of the fare brand purchased.
Aeroplan Elite Status benefits and upgrades are applicable if the traveller holds appropriate status and the fare purchased allows. 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 credit card account is changed to a different product.
Terms and conditions of the air transportation services on Air Canada are subject to the General Conditions of Carriage & Tariffs (aircanada.com/conditionsofcarriage) at the time of redemption.
These general Annual Worldwide Companion Pass Terms & Conditions are for informational purposes only. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions related to your eligible Aeroplan credit card for complete Companion Pass Terms & Conditions.