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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 or 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)

Business

150%

Premium Economy

125%

Latitude

125%

Comfort

115%

Flex

100%

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

50%

Standard within Canada

25%

Basic between Canada and International

25%

Basic between Canada and the U.S.

25% (no SQM)

Basic within Canada

10% (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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

New

The way you earn on flights will be changing later in 2021


We’re introducing more intuitive earning in 2021. Instead of earning points based on the number of miles you fly, you’ll earn points based on the amount you pay for your ticket.*

Keep in mind that while the way you earn Aeroplan points which you can redeem for rewards will change, how you qualify for status will stay the same.

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Multiply your points by your fare class


When chosen as a Select Benefit, Aeroplan Elite Status Members can earn more on Air Canada flights. Beginning later in 2021, whatever fare class you choose, the points you earn will be increased by your status tier multiplier. That’s a lot more points!

Earn by fare

Basic

Standard

Flex / comfort

Latitude

Premium Economy

Business

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3x

3x

3x

3x

3x

  • Earn without Elite Status
  • Earn with 25K Status
  • Earn with 35K Status
  • Earn with 50K Status
  • Earn with 75K Status
  • Earn with Super Elite Status

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3x

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*Base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges (Y, YQ and YR) on flights operated by Air Canada, in Canadian Dollars. Third-party and government-imposed taxes, fees, and charges are not eligible for accrual.

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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