Chase Will Launch Air Canada Aeroplan Mastercard, Transfer Points To Air Canada!

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Air Canada hired 2 of my favorite former Continental/United employees, Scott O’Leary and Mark Nasr, to remake their Aeroplan program. The new program launched last month and offers a ton of amazing values.

Today Air Canada announced that they will launch a Chase Mastercard for the US market in late 2021.

Given Mark and Scott’s extensive ties with Chase after working at Continental and United, that’s no surprise. It is interesting to see Chase launching another Mastercard. Chase used to offer their cards in Mastercard or Visa versions, which was amazing for earning bonuses on cards! But then Chase went exclusively to Visa (except for their IHG card) and converted most Mastercards to Visa.

However Chase recently launched the Freedom Flex as a Mastercard and it seems that trend will continue.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points will also be transferrable to Air Canada Aeroplan in late 2021, which will add a lot of value to the Chase program.

Air Canada can book Star Alliance awards and awards on other partner airlines like Etihad.

For example, while United now charges 15K miles for a last-minute Cleveland to Newark flight, Aeroplan charges just 6K miles. It will be great to have the option of transferring of using points for paid travel or transferring points to the cheaper program for the ticket you need.

Aeroplan also has business class award on Air Canada from 56K miles, or even less for cardholders. Hopefully Chase Air Canada cardholders will also get discounted redemptions.

You can also transfer points from AMEX or Capital One to Aeroplan. I’d imagine those options will remain in place for the time being, but it remains to be seen if they will renew those contracts.

Once Air Canada is added, this is what Chase’s 1:1 transfer lineup will look like:

  • Air Canada (Star Alliance)
  • United (Star Alliance)
  • Singapore (Star Alliance)
  • Air France/KLM Flying Blue (Skyteam)
  • British Airways (OneWorld)
  • Aer Lingus (OneWorld)
  • Iberia (OneWorld)
  • Emirates
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Hyatt
  • IHG
  • Marriott

If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Chase Ink Cash has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Ink Unlimited has a record high 75K signup bonus and earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on groceries for 1 year, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited has a 20K signup bonus and earns 5 points per dollar on groceries for 1 year, at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

HT: Something Fishy, via DDF

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Gidon

I have appox. 15k Capital One points but i don’t use the card very often anymore. Would you recommend transferring to Aeroplan?

Pickle Rick

Until you need the points or are ready to close your card, don’t transfer out points.

WhiteSocks

What’s gonna happen to all TD Aeroplan card holders?

Mm

They where all closed, and product changed to a different td bank card.
As can be seen here, https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.doctorofcredit.com/u-s-td-aeroplan-card-to-be-discontinued/amp/

ABC

United must now be concerned about their special relationship with Chase.

dave

if UR will be able to xfer to AC, then what might the AC card benefits be? free bags?

John

What difference does it make if it’s a Visa or Master ?

AG gj

Where does customer see a difference if it’s Visa or MasterCard?

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