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Earn faster with Air Canada

Flying with Air Canada means you can earn easily at every step of your journey. From earning on all fare options, to earning on travel extras in-flight, your points add up quickly.

Earn Aeroplan points on:

Earn when you fly

Every Air Canada operated flight, every fare class

Earn with credit cards

Plus, earn more on Air Canada purchases made with an Aeroplan credit card!

Earning on Air Canada flights today

Continue to earn redeemable Aeroplan points the same way you always have - based on the distance you fly. You can now earn Aeroplan points on every fare class, including Basic fares, to any destination booked in cash on our website or app!

Aeroplan Elite Status Members will also continue to earn Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) on most fares, as a percentage based on the miles flown.

Eligible flights

Fare options
Aeroplan points & SQM
(% of miles flown)


150% points/SQM

Premium Economy

125% points/SQM


125% points/SQM


115% points/SQM


100% points/SQM

Standard between Canada and the U.S., and Canada and International

50% points/SQM

Standard within Canada

25% points/50% SQM

Basic between Canada and International

25% points/No SQM

Basic between Canada and the U.S.

25% points/No SQM

Basic within Canada

10% points/No SQM

More details

  • Earn Aeroplan points on all eligible Air Canada flights, as well as Status Qualifying Miles, Status Qualifying Dollars and a Status Qualifying Segment that count towards Aeroplan Elite Status (unless otherwise stated).
  • Earn Aeroplan points on land-air connections (AC2490-2523) from Hamilton and Waterloo airports to Toronto Pearson.
  • Economy Basic fares do not allow for the accumulation of Status Qualifying Currencies, including Status Qualifying Miles, or for the accumulation of miles/points with other partner loyalty programs.
  • Always keep your ticket and boarding pass until the points have been credited to your account. If the points for a recent flight have not been credited, you can request the missing points up to 11 months from the flight date.
  • Points are earned based on actual miles flown multiplied by the associated booking class accumulation percentage or the minimum points rule.
  • Learn more on how to earn with our Partner Airlines.
  • For additional information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.

Minimum points earned:

  • For distances flown up to 249 miles, Aeroplan Elite Status Members earn a minimum of 250 Aeroplan points and SQM multiplied by the % of miles flown as indicated for eligible booking classes.
  • For example, a booking class which earns 100% of miles flown will earn 250 points, whereas a booking class which earns 50% of miles flown will earn 125 points.

Earn when you fly with our partner airlines

You can also earn points when you fly to hundreds of destinations worldwide on eligible flights operated by more than 35 Star Alliance members and our other partner airlines.

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