Effective 12/15/15 Aeroplan will be revising their award chart, click here for the full comparison chart.
-North America to Western Europe in business goes from 90K miles to 110K miles round-trip.
-North America to Western Europe in first goes from 125K miles to 140K miles round-trip.
-North America to Southern South America in business goes from 95K miles to 110K miles round-trip.
-North America to Southern South America in first goes from 135K miles to 140K miles round-trip.
-North America to Australia in coach goes from 80K miles to 90K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to East, West, and South Africa in coach goes from 120K miles to 65K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to East, West, and South Africa in business goes from 180K miles to 120K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to East, West, and South Africa in first goes from 250K miles to 160K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to Indian Subcontinent in coach goes from 145K miles to 45K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to Indian Subcontinent in business goes from 200K miles to 80K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to Indian Subcontinent in first goes from 280K miles to 110K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to Middle East in coach goes from 50K miles to 35K miles round-trip.
-Middle East to Europe in coach goes from 50K miles to 40K miles round-trip.
Aeroplan will also allow one-way awards between all regions at half the cost of a round-trip under the new chart. Currently one-ways are only allowed to/from North America.
A breakdown of Aeroplan policies:
-Air Canada has one of the best lap child policies out there. You pay a flat fee of just $50CAD ($37.50 USD) in coach, $100CAD ($75USD) in business, and $125CAD ($93.75USD) in first for a lap child. Compare that to 10% of the paid fare with other airlines and you can save a small fortune, especially if you are flying in business or first class.
-Air Canada generously allows for 2 free stopovers on a round-trip award, so you can check out up to 2 cities for as long as you want in addition to your final destination. If used properly you can create for yourself a mini round-the-world trip, all for the single award rate of flying to your final destination. So for just 90K miles you can fly in business class round-trip to 3 European cities and stay in each for as long as you want. Or for 150K miles you can fly round-trip to Asia in business, with stops in Europe along the way.
-There are no expedite/close-in fees.
-There is a $90CAD ($67.50USD) charge to change or cancel an award ticket. Officially you can’t cancel an award within 21 days, but you can pay $90 to change it to a date outside of 21 days and another $90CAD to cancel it.
-Air Canada charges a fuel surcharge if you redeem their miles for travel on the following carriers: Adria, Air Canada, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal, and THAI. There is no fuel surcharge if you redeem their miles for travel on the following carriers: Aegean, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Avianca/TACA, Brussels, Copa, Croatia, EVA, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, SAS, Shenzhen, Singapore, South African, Swiss, Turkish, and United.
-Air Canada miles require activity every 12 months to keep them active.
-You can transfer points to Aeroplan from AMEX Membership Rewards at a 1:1 ratio and from Starwood at a 20K:25K ratio, though from Starwood they often run transfer bonuses.
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Dan, is Israel considered Asia or Europe for this type of travel? can you explain how I can book the 90K business / multi city stop? (Online or via phone agent?) I would be converting United miles… Thanks.
-Israel is middle east.
-You can book complicated stopover itineraries over the phone.
-You can’t convert United miles to Aeroplan, only AMEX MR or Starwood.
@Dan: what do you meen comlicated stopover? israel remains the same?
Dan, this may be just a change for some folks, but it’s a downright devaluation for people in asia as their ultimate sweet spot intra-asia is devalued by almost half!!! Gotta clear those AC miles!!!
Dan, is Starwood transfer to Air Canada worth it??
For an award currently booked that is going down in December for travel in January, will I be able to get back those miles?
Great now u will be able to make a one way reward ticket from frankfurt to Brussels (example)
what is Australia considered,does this make it worth it from israel