Looking for ways to take your travel bucket list from dream to reality?

Then listen up because we’ve found a way for you to soar in 2024 and navigate the skies for less! Aeroplan is one of the best travel rewards programs out there for saving money and helping you travel more. 

But there’s a lot of myths getting in the way. So, we’ve embarked on a fact-finding mission to debunk 5 of the most common myths about Aeroplan so you can travel better, farther, and for less next year!

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5 Myths About Aeroplan: Debunked

Myth: Aeroplan is only for frequent flyers.

Fact: Aeroplan is for all kinds of travellers, even the infrequent ones. With so many earning options, members have lots of ways to earn points, even if they don’t fly frequently. You can also cash flight rewards starting at only 6,000 points, so you can reap the benefits sooner than you think.

Myth: You can’t use your points for last-minute flights or during peak travel periods.

Fact: Any Air Canada seat available to book in cash is also available to book with points – with no blackout periods and no restrictions! 

Myth: Aeroplan flight rewards have too many restrictions.

Fact: Aeroplan actually has a lot of flexibility! You can use your points to cover the full cost of flights – even including the taxes and fees. If you don’t have enough points for the flight, you can still book it by combining points AND cash.

Myth: You can only use Aeroplan points with Air Canada.

Fact: You can use your Aeroplan points for flight rewards with Air Canada along with over 45 other airline partners, allowing you to reach 1,300+ destinations worldwide. Members can also use their points for hotel stays through the HotelSavers program, car rentals, and vacation packages with Air Canada Vacations. You could pay for your entire vacation with points if you wanted to! 

Myth: It’s hard and time-consuming to earn Aeroplan points.

Fact: You can earn points on every Air Canada flight as well as on partner airlines. Earn on your everyday purchases with partners like Starbucks®, Uber and UberEats, participating Chevron, Fas Gas, Pioneer, and Ultramar gas stations in addition to over 250 online retailers via the Aeroplan eStore. Plus, Aeroplan credit cardholders can earn even more points when they use their card for their purchases. There are so many ways to earn points – and they rack up quickly!

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More Ways to Upgrade Your Experience:

The perks don’t stop there! Aeroplan members can also take advantage of the following exclusive benefits:

  • As a member, you get free Wi-Fi texting on Air Canada flights, and you can exchange your points for Wi-Fi streaming onboard
  • Ability to upgrade your seat to a premium cabin with points.
  • Get preferential rates in points at over 7,000 partner hotels worldwide with HotelSavers.
  • Pool your points with your family (up to 8 members) for free to reach travel rewards sooner.