Aeroplan is a means of making places accessible. A way to travel more often than you might otherwise be able to do, or to dare to dream of a trip that otherwise might be out of reach. And in particular a way to travel smart, to make your travel give back to you, and it’s even a way to help your travel give back to the planet.
Aeroplan was created in 1984 and for over three decades has been marked by continual innovation and increasing value for members.
Aeroplan now has more than 5 million members who have redeemed approximately 1081 billion miles for more than 19 million seats to over 1,300 destinations worldwide. In fact rewards are now so achievable that in 2015 approximately 2.6 million rewards were issued including more than 1.9 million flights to more than 1,300 destinations worldwide. One more astonishing fact - an Aeroplan member takes off on average every 12 seconds thanks to their miles.
Aeroplan members can earn miles with 150 Aeroplan partner brands as they make everyday purchases big and small. And members can redeem their miles against an ever increasing number of rewards. Members can earn miles at retailers such as Uniprix, and Esso as well as by using an Aeroplan affiliated credit card – not just by flying with Air Canada. And members can redeem miles, for example, on hotel stays, car rental, gift cards, merchandise and experiences – not just flights.
Aeroplan issues more flight rewards than all other loyalty programs in Canada. And Aeroplan Miles are worth more than points from any other loyalty program in Canada – so members need fewer miles to travel than with any other loyalty program in Canada. In fact, with Aeroplan, 50% less miles are required to travel than any other loyalty program in Canada.
Aeroplan continues to enhance the way that Members redeem for flights. There is more flexibility and availability of airline seats than even before. So much so that, if there is a seat available on any Air Canada flight, then it is available for you to book using your Aeroplan Miles.
Aeroplan represents Canada’s most accessible Business Class and Economy flight rewards. Plus frequent seat sales provide even greater value. Aeroplan also offers the most flexible flight rewards – members can change flights up to 2 hours prior to departure and get a full refund up to 22 days prior. They can also take two stop overs as part of their trip at no extra charge.
Technology investments and the comprehensive and easy to use functionality of www.aeroplan.com mean that flight redemptions are now very seamless online. Aeroplan Members get self-service access to access to more flight seats than ever before plus improved value, including last minute availability. Plus it is now possible to shop online, for instance through Aeroplan partner www.shop.ca and at Aeroplan’s eStore, and earn Aeroplan Miles.
But the story doesn’t end there. Aeroplan have worked hard over the years to build more sustainable elements into the program.
There is a whole section of eco-friendly rewards in the catalogue such as a folding electric bike or a Konifer eco-friendly watch made from natural maple wood.
The Carbon Offset Program allows Aeroplan members to offset their carbon footprint using Aeroplan Miles. There are two ways to offset flight rewards using Aeroplan Miles. Members may offset each flight when completing a flight reward booking online or just redeem their miles for carbon offsets any time.
Aeroplan Miles can also do good in the world. The “Beyond Miles” program allows members to donate to charities such as War Child Canada and Médecins sans Frontières. To date donations have reached over 530 million miles and Aeroplan frequently has promotions where they will match member donations to double the impact of their giving.
Wherever you plan to go - or dream of going – Aeroplan has a way to get you there. Aeroplan Miles are being used every minute of every day for travel and to reward Aeroplan members with treats from gift cards to an extraordinary experience. Your Aeroplan Miles are like the Genie who grants your special wishes - from exciting trips to small indulgences. So the important thing is to maximize the number of points that you rack up so that you earn rewards faster.
Anything that helps people attain their travel goals has got to be a good thing - and what’s not to love about treating yourself by using Aeroplan Miles? Getting rewards with Aeroplan Miles is all about guilt-free indulgence and getting something for nothing! Check out www.aeroplan.com to see all that is on offer!
Aeroplan recently launched a campaign dedicated to capturing member goals. The approach is to make Aeroplan a resource that can help you achieve your mileage goals with a more personalized experience and targeted opportunities to engage with the Aeroplan program.
The reward that perhaps most people think about is flights, and you can fly to over 1,300 destinations with over 27 World-class airlines – so there is lots of choice!
The important thing when you choose a loyalty program is to pick the program with the greatest number of seats available and which gives you the best value for your miles. With Aeroplan you get the best of all possible worlds with two options when you redeem:
ClassicFlight Rewards (Best Value)
ClassicFlight Rewards offer you great value with Air Canada and Star Alliance member airlines at low fixed mileage levels.
Market Fare Flight Rewards (Greater Availability).
Market Fare Flight Rewards offer you greater availability on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge at variable mileage levels.
Market Fare Flight Rewards are derived from market fares at the time of booking and the conversion of these fares into mileage levels.
Other Travel Rewards
There are other rewards beyond flights that can enhance your travel plans – for instance an airport lounge pass, a duty free voucher to use on board Air Canada, a hotel stay or a car rental. Or maybe you redeem your miles for an activity or entertainment in your destination. Just a few examples are to treat yourself to admission to San Diego Zoo, a Toronto CityPASS or a Cirque du Soleil gift card towards any US performance.
Rewards don’t have to be travel related - there are more than 1,000 other Aeroplan rewards to choose from. Here are just a few examples of other uses of your Aeroplan Miles:
For members who collect a significant number of Aeroplan Miles each year the Distinction program will enhance the whole Aeroplan experience. Top accumulating members enjoy preferential mileage levels for redemption, bonus mile offers and exclusive privileges.
Distinction levels are achieved based on miles earned across all coalition partners including airline, travel, retail and financial card partners. And the higher your Distinction level, the greater the benefits you’ll enjoy. You qualify for dSilver by collecting 25,000 eligible miles between Jan and December of one year. dBlack is achieved by collecting 50,000 eligible miles and dDiamond by collecting 100,000 miles in the same time period.
It’s important to understand that these miles can be earned not just by taking flights. It could be for instance a contractor who is earning miles on the gas they buy at Esso and the materials they obtain at Home Depot. Or it could be a small business owner earning thanks to the spend on a credit card that gives you Aeroplan Miles.
Once they qualify, Distinction members receive between 20 – 35% off flight redemptions. They also receive exclusive bonus mile offers and dDiamond members get preferential treatment at Aeroplan Contact Centres.
Distinction members can also bid miles on dExclusives – which are one-of-a-kind experiences and items offered through an exclusive online auction site. The kinds of rewards in the auction range from once-in-a-lifetime trips to tickets to some of the most exciting events in town, to highly coveted collectibles that money can’t buy like autographed guitars by music greats. For xxample:
In The City
EARN AEROPLAN MILES WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE