Welcome to our highest level of recognition

Welcome to our highest level of recognition

Your comfort is our priority

Air Canada Altitude is how we show our gratitude to our most loyal frequent flying customers. Enjoy a range of priority travel services, lounge, access, and upgrades to help make your travel more comfortable and seamless. 


As an Air Canada Altitude member, you benefit from Air Canada’s partnership with the Aeroplan Program, which provides for a wide range of ways to earn and redeem valuable Aeroplan Miles, including flights to over 1,200 destinations worldwide. And of course, Altitude Qualifying Miles earned on eligible flights with Air Canada and the Star Alliance member airlines are also redeemable Aeroplan Miles.

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Air Canada Altitude is designed to recognize Air Canada's most frequent flyers with a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Business Class. Aeroplan is Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, which offers a wide range of ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 partners. 

 Altitude members enjoy a range of exclusive travel privileges:

Priority Contacts

Enjoy priority access to the Air Canada and Aeroplan Call Centres for all of your travel needs.

Priority Airport Services

Be the first in line at the airport with priority check-in, a complimentary checked baggage allowance, and a wide range of additional services. As you reach a higher status you’ll enjoy even more services like priority boarding and our personalized Concierge service.

Lounge Access

All of our Altitude members can kick back with complimentary access to select Maple Leaf Lounges.


Move on up to the comfort of our Business Class and Premium Economy cabins when you use your eUpgrade Credits. Earn additional eUpgrade Credits at certain Altitude Qualifying Mile or Altitude Qualifying Segment thresholds.

Select Privileges

Choose the perks you don’t want to live without. Select Privileges allow you to identify the benefits that best suit your travel needs, including Bonus Aeroplan Miles, eUpgrade Credits, Altitude status for a friend and more.

Star Alliance Recognition

Access many of the privileges you enjoy when travelling with Air Canada on over twenty-five airlines around the world.

Reach Air Canada Altitude status based on the number of Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM) or Altitude Qualifying Segments (AQS) and Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) earned on eligible flights operated by Air Canada and the Star Alliance member airlines during a calendar year. Earn 25,000 AQM or 25 AQS and $3,000 AQD to reach Prestige 25K status and start enjoying Altitude privileges.


Don’t just count miles, make them count

Take your miles to a higher level faster with over 150 retail, financial and travel partners. A higher rewarding loyalty program simply does not exist because Aeroplan® is quite simply Canada’s most-rewarding loyalty program. Period. You have more opportunities to earn Miles. More partnerships to participate in. And Air Canada and its 27 Star Alliance member airline partners allow you to quickly and easily earn Miles towards exciting travel rewards and privileges.

Air Canada Altitude is a customer recognition program operated by Air Canada.

There are five status levels within Air Canada Altitude – Altitude Prestige 25K, Altitude Elite 35K, Altitude Elite 50K, Altitude Elite 75K and Altitude Super Elite 100K. Qualification for Air Canada Altitude status is based on the number of eligible flight activities (defined as Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments combined with Altitude Qualifying Dollars) between January 1 and December 31 of the previous calendar year. For instance, 2018 Altitude status is determined based on flight activities between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Members who reach a status level during the qualification year prior to October 15 may be eligible for early recognition at a higher Altitude status. View full details on qualification.

Air Canada Altitude status is a privilege, which can be revoked by Air Canada at its discretion. Any act or omission by the Air Canada Altitude member or anyone acting on his/her behalf which is detrimental to Air Canada or any one of its partners in Air Canada Altitude, may result in any or all of the following: revocation of membership, prohibition of membership for a number of years regardless of flying activity, revocation of mileage accumulation as part of Air Canada Altitude, without prejudice to any other rights or recourses of Air Canada, including but not limited to the right to recover damages. Air Canada Altitude status and its associated privileges have no monetary value.

Air Canada will not be responsible for mail correspondence lost or delayed, or otherwise shall be under no obligation to continue Air Canada Altitude, or to provide any notice of its termination. Air Canada reserves the right to terminate Air Canada Altitude at any time.

Air Canada assumes no liability toward members for anything, including but not limited to, for the cessation of airline partnerships, changes to program benefits & policies, adjustments to mileage accumulation or redemption eligibility, availability of redemption or upgrade seats, definition of and/or revisions to the Air Canada Altitude qualification period or benefit year for status recognition, or access to airport lounges.

Air Canada Altitude members must also be Aeroplan® members in good standing. They may enroll individually, only once, in their full legal name. Air Canada Altitude membership is solely for the benefit of the individual who has been granted Altitude privileges, and cannot be shared. Air Canada will track eligible flight activities in order to qualify certain travelers as Air Canada Altitude members when they reach applicable qualification thresholds. To that end, it is the responsibility of the member to provide their Aeroplan Number at time of booking or check-in, and to ensure proper mileage crediting for eligible flights.

eUpgrade Credits awarded as part of Air Canada Altitude membership are subject to the terms and conditions of the eUpgrade Program, which can be reviewed at aircanada.com/eupgrades. Access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge as part of Air Canada Altitude membership is subject to the terms and conditions of the Maple Leaf Lounges, which can be reviewed at aircanada.com/lounge.

Air Canada Altitude shall be governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to their conflict of laws principles. Air Canada Altitude members expressly consent to the exclusive forum, jurisdiction, and venue of the courts of Ontario and/or the Federal Court of Canada in Ontario, or any other judicial district or jurisdiction as Air Canada may determine in any and all actions, disputes, or controversies relating hereto. Any disputes regarding Air Canada Altitude or in any way arising out of Air Canada Altitude membership shall be submitted to the courts of Ontario whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear such disputes, irrespective of conflict of law provisions.

Air Canada will be the final authority as to the interpretation of these terms and conditions.

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