Air Canada is offering 10% off base business class fares and 20% off base economy and premium economy fares with code: CKMDMNN1
This is valid for all flights departing Canada and for select flights departing the US.
You need to book travel by 11:59pm EDT tonight and travel between November 13, 2019-May 13, 2020. Blackout dates are December 20, 2019-December 23, 2019 and January 3, 2020-January 6, 2020.
With the discount you can fly nonstop from Toronto to Tel Aviv in economy (K class) from C$959 (US$728), premium economy (N class) from C$1,611 (US$1,223), or business (P class) from C$3,692 (US$2,804).
While United is moving to dollar based elite status in 2020, they will have an alternate distance flown based status for partner airlines. It will be much easier to earn United status if you fly on partner flights like Air Canada than if you fly United.
If you go to the Air Canada earning page on United.com you can see how many United miles you’ll earn based on your fare class:
Economy K class earns 50% of the flown miles on international flights, premium economy N class earns 125% of the flown miles, and business P class earns 200% of the flown miles.
A round-trip flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv is 11,577 miles in distance, so you would earn 5,789 miles in economy, 14,471 miles in premium economy, or 23,154 miles in business class.
Air Canada is a preferred partner for United’s 2020 PQP calculation. That means you can calculate the PQPs earned by dividing the miles earned by 5. You’ll earn 1,158 PQPs in economy, 2,894 PQPs in premium economy, or 4,631 PQPs in business class. That’s much better than the PQPs you would earn if this were a United flight, which is equal to the amount paid for the ticket before taxes.
Isn’t it cute how United claimed the 2020 changes were aimed to make things simple 😉