As Air Canada continues to phase out Aeroplan, they are putting more emphasis on creating their own loyalty program. Air Canada already has an elite qualifying program called Altitude. Some changes were made to their earning options in their Economy fare pricing. Some of the highlights are as follows:
- Earn 25% elite qualifying miles on Economy Standard
- Earn 100% elite qualifying miles on Economy Flex
- Earn 115% elite qualifying miles on Comfort
- Earn 125% elite qualifying miles on Economy Latitude
Unfortunately, any Economy Basic fares will not be eligible to earn any miles.
2x the Altitude Qualifying Miles
In celebration of this move, Air Canada is offering a 2x the Altitude Qualifying Miles promotion on any eligible round trip (or two one-way segments) booked in a Comfort fare on all flights within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. It needs to be on a non-stop or direct flights within Canada and from Canada to the US, operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge.
You will need to register for this offer and book your flight before April 19, 2018, as well as travel by August 31, 2018.
It will only work on new bookings, after you register for this offer. Any previous bookings will not qualify.
Even though it is sad for Aeroplan to lose its partnership with Air Canada, I am also excited to see what Air Canada has to offer. A lot of spotlight has been shown on Aeroplan, what they plan to do next without Air Canada.
But, equally as exciting, what is Air Canada going to offer as a frequent flyer program? Who are they going to team up with to offer a co-branded credit card?