Want to fly Air Canada for fewer points? Get yourself an Aeroplan credit card!

Once you have an Aeroplan credit card, you can redeem for Air Canada flight rewards for at least 30% fewer points than if you use points from a non-Aeroplan major Canadian bank travel program.

This is how we got here:

  • Calculations are based on actual one-way and round-trip bookings from Aeroplan cardholders between November 9, 2020, and May 31, 2022.

  • Only flights with Air Canada segments are considered.

  • Calculation is based on how many points any same booking would require with the major five Canadian bank-owned travel programs, based on their published information.

  • Calculation includes the conversion into points of the base fare plus any taxes, fees, charges and carrier surcharges, when applicable.

  • Only trips with departure or arrival in North America are included.

  • Aeroplan Priority Rewards are excluded as they offer redemptions at a discounted price.

  • Current as of May 31, 2022.

Terms and Conditions

1Consumer card: Primary Aeroplan Cardholders will often require fewer Aeroplan points to redeem for flight rewards through the Aeroplan program than Aeroplan Members who do not hold an Aeroplan co-branded Credit Card. Preferred pricing for flight rewards applies only to flight rewards with Air Canada, not on other airlines. Aeroplan Credit Card partners are not responsible for the Aeroplan program and flight rewards’ points pricing provided under this program. Visit aircanada.com/Aeroplan for full details. Features may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer.

2For every $5,000 in net purchases (less any returns and credits) charged to the credit card account, Primary Cardholders will receive 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) and 1 Status Qualifying Segment (SQS), to be deposited in their Aeroplan member account at the end of the next credit card account billing period. Please allow up to 1 week after your credit card account statement date for the deposit to appear. SQM and SQS are not redeemable towards Aeroplan rewards and only count toward Aeroplan Elite Status qualification. SQM do not count towards Million Mile Status. Additional Cardholder(s) are not eligible to receive SQM or SQS through this benefit; however, all net spend by Additional Cardholder(s) will count towards the Primary Cardholder's spend. The cardholder may earn unlimited bonus SQM and SQS during an Elite Status qualification period. All Aeroplan Elite Status conditions apply and can be reviewed at aircanada.com/elite-termsandconditions.