Get A 35% Bonus When You Transfer Marriott Points Into Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

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Update: Today is the last day to get this bonus!


Get A 35% Bonus When You Transfer Hotel Points To Air Canada Aeroplan

If you transfer Marriott points to Air Canada’s Aeroplan mileage program by 9/17 you’ll get a 35% bonus.

Increments of 60K Marriott points (20K Starpoints) would convert into 33,750 Aeroplan miles.

Note that the Marriott transfer page will only state that you’ll get 20K miles with a 60K point transfer as the bonus 5K miles from Marriott and the bonus 8,750 miles from this promotion are added afterward.

The bonus miles will post to your account by the end of October.

The bonus does not apply to Marriott travel packages.

A breakdown of Aeroplan policies:

The good:

  • Air Canada has one of the best lap child policies out there. You pay a flat fee of just $50 in coach, $75 in premium economy, $100 in business, or $125 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.
  • Aeroplan’s Star Alliance award chart has some bright spots, though not as many as it used to. A business class flight from North America to Europe or South America is 55K miles each way while first class is 70K miles each way.
  • Air Canada generously allows for a free stopover within North America and 2 free stopovers when flying to another continent, 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 110K/140K miles you can fly in business/first to 3 European cities and stay in each for as long as you want. Or for 160K/220K miles you can fly to Australia in business/first, with stops in Europe and in Asia along the way for example.
  • There are no expedite/close-in fees.

The bad:

  • There is a C$100 charge to change or cancel an award ticket and a C$250 charge to cancel within 21 days of departure.
  • Awards can’t be held.
  • Premium class travel to Israel and the Middle East is pricey at 165K for business and 230K round-trip for first class. That’s higher than every other region in the world. Some agents may allow you to stopover in Israel on the way to another region for the lower cost of flying to the other region.

The ugly:

  • 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.
  • There is no 24 hour grace period to cancel an award ticket.

Will you transfer points to Aeroplan with this bonus?

HT: zagguru, via DDF

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UMB

Any other company has free stop overs?

Dan fan

Dan, what would be the best way from the New York region to Israel if we transfer the points. Thank you for all you do.

Steven

Not to mention, good luck finding seats on an overseas flight for more than one of even that. Aeroplan has gone down the toilet. Between high taxes for short and long haul and fuel surcharges overseas that are outrageous, such as between around 680-780 to Israel for Toronto, it’s not worth it. Just because there’s a “deal” doesn’t mean it should be advertised here. The cons WAAAY outweigh the pros.

Chaim

Totally untrue.
Have booked with them multiple times…

mbd4524

I could not agree with you more. You are basically paying 80% of your “free” ticket on “fuel charges”.

Shimon

Is there anyone that can help me with finding the best way to book a business nonstop flight from nyc to tlv cash/points?

lindnuck

Hoping to book a double stopover trip for Sept. 2019 and have been building up Marriott points for exactly this possibility. But I don’t know what availability there will be, and end of October sounds too late for me for the points to vest. What do you think, Dan?

chaz

anyone know if there is a limit?

mamm

Air Canada has one of the best lap child policies out there. You pay a flat fee of just $50 in coach, $75 in premium economy, $100 in business, or $125 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.

Dan, is this something new?

Aharon

Any way to convert back if I’m not going to be able to use them?

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