Today Only: Save Up To 20% On Air Canada Tickets; The Better Way To Qualify For United Status

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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 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 😉

HT: Ari

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11 Comments On "Today Only: Save Up To 20% On Air Canada Tickets; The Better Way To Qualify For United Status"

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Aren’t the fuel charges much more on AC than the same flight on United?


The promo code works for flights departing from the US to Canada

El Capitan

Can you write a post explaining this whole PQP thing? Or post a link if you already wrote it?


Dan, If I understand all the new United status changes correctly, flying to Australia in March would also be better via Air Canada in Business than on United through San Fran in business?…same for going to Taiwan/Shanghai with ANA in Business than with United mainline? Miles flown would equal more than airfare even after /5 right?


Pairs nicely with the 20k MR amex offer


Seems this has been extended and is still available.


I booked an elal flight in econ added my qantas mileage and then payed for premium econ at the gate (400 usd) only got credited for a flight flown in economy not premium econ leg. how do you tell qantas to pay for that

Irv Shapiro

Every time I read about the 2020 United Plan I have to wonder if it will get adjusted before it goes live. The air canada loophole must be an oversight they will change unless United makes more money on air canada flights then united flights.