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Rundown of Aeroméxico Club Premier for Canadians (updated May 27, 2019)

It has been more than 2 years since I last updated this post, so I thought it was due for an update as there are quite a few changes. Canada and Mexico have continued to strength their relationship as they offer more direct flights between each country. Essentially by-passing the United States. This post focuses on Mexico’s larger airline Aeroméxico, which offers a frequent flyer program called Club Premier.

This post focuses on Aeroméxico and Club Premier from a Canadian perspective.

Expiry Policy

Premier Points do not expire as long as there is at least one activity of accumulation (buying in any of the affiliated companies) every 24 months. The question for Canadians is whether there are enough options to keep the account active.

Earn Points

Flights

First of all, Aeroméxico is a member of SkyTeam partners, which means that you can earn and redeem with its members:

  • Aeroflot
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Saudia
  • TAROM
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • XiamenAir

Other airline partners (non-SkyTeam alliance members)

Note that Aeroméxico also has the following codeshare partners, with significant emphasis on Canadian Airline WestJet.

  • Avianca
  • Avianca Brazil
  • Copa Airlines
  • EL AL
  • Gol
  • Japan Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • WestJet

Hotels

When booking stays at certain hotels, if you do not wish to earn those specific hotel points, you can bank your earnings toward frequent flyer program like Club Premier. Below are the list of hotels that all you to earn Club Premier points directly instead:

  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts (earn 800 points per stay)
  • Choice Hotels (earn 400 points per stay)
  • Fiesta Americana (earn 1,000 points per stay at Fiesta Americana Grand and Fiesta Americana / earn 500 points per stay at Fiesta Inn)
  • Grupo Real Turismo (earn 1,000 points per stay)
  • Hilton Honors (transfer option only: 25,000 Honors points = 6,500 Premier points)
  • Hoteles City Express (earn 250 points per stay at City Suites and earn 150 points per stay at City Express)
  • Hyatt Hotels (earn 1,000 points per stay)
  • InterContinental Hotels (earn 1 or 2 points for every $1 spent at IHG properties)
  • Le Club Accor Hotels (transfer option only: 4,000 Accor points = 2,000 Premier points)
  • Marriott Bonvoy (earn 2 points for every $1 USD spent on all qualifying charges)
  • Meliá Hotels International (earn 1,000 points per stay)
  • NH Hotels (earn 1,200 points per stay at Collection/Nhow and earn 1,000 points per stay at NH)
  • Wyndham Hotels (earn 800 points per stay or earn 3 points for every $2 spent depending on the property)

Transportation

You can also earn Club Premier points by paying for various transportation means. Unfortunately, there are no Canadian specific earning options. It will apply when you travel within the United States and Mexico.

  • Firefly (earn 600 points for 3-day car rental / earn 500 premier points for 2-day car rental / earn 350 premier points for 1-day car rental)
  • Hertz (earn 1,000 points for renting a car from Hertz in Mexico or 80 points per rental day in the United States)
  • Nueva Imagen (earn 1 Premier Point for every $10 MXN)

List of Destinations Departing from Canadian Airports

Aeroméxico currently operates out of several airports in Canada. Below is a list of direct flights departing from Canadian based airports (changes from last time are in brackets):

Toronto Pearson International Airport [YYZ]

  • Aeroméxico: Mexico City

Vancouver International Airport [YVR]

  • Aeroméxico: Mexico City

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport [YUL]

  • Aeroméxico: Mexico City

Calgary International Airport [YYC]

  • Aeroméxico: Mexico City
  • Aeroméxico (seasonal): Mexico City (resumes May 31, 2019)

Going Forward

There are currently no co-branded credit cards in Canada that have teamed up with Aeroméxico, which tells me that there is room for growth in more partnership arrangements between the two countries. Having WestJet as a codeshare partner is already a starting point to expanding any relationship.

Otherwise, offering more direct flights to different destinations in Mexico would also be a huge boost, instead of only relying on Canadian based airlines to fly to Mexico. I’m sure that there is a lot of red tape to go through before we see this happening, but I’m all for it!

How do you feel about Aeroméxico? Please let us know in the comment section below!

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