How Do You Use the Aeroplan Flight Reward Certificates from the 100K Aeroplan Card? Most airline credit card bonuses are miles or points that are deposited directly in a frequent flyer account, but the Aeroplan card is different: the bonus is in the form of two 50,000 Aeroplan flight reward certificates that are deposited into your Aeroplan account after meeting the $4000 minimum spend requirement.
For those who signed up for the Aeroplan card wait list, which provides an extra 10,000 bonus Aeroplan points, note that the deadline to apply for the card to receive the wait list bonus is February 15, 2022. You must apply using the link emailed to wait list recipients (we received ours on 12/2/21).
How to Find Your Aeroplan Flight Reward Certificates
The first step is to find your Aeroplan flight reward certificates. After logging into Aeroplan, go to “My Aeroplan” then “Benefits” to see your 2 reward flight certificates.
Using Your Aeroplan Flight Reward Certificates
You might think that if you have two Aeroplan flight reward certificates, it would be possible to apply one of them after selecting an award flight. You would be wrong. Instead, when in the “Benefits” section, click on the “Redeem” link, then the blue “Continue to booking” button.
Then, after doing your flight award search, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to find the blue “Credits and discounts” link. Click on it, check the box, and click the “Apply 1 reward” button.
Having applied your certificate, you'll be able to select your award flight and have the 50,000 Aeroplan points deducted from the award cost you pay. Note that if your award costs more than 50,000 Aeroplan points, you'll need to have enough additional Aeroplan points in your account to cover the difference.
Must Flight Awards Be on Air Canada?
No, award flights can be booked on any Aeroplan partner, including ANA First Class, ANA Business Class, Austrian Business Class, EVA Business Class, SWISS Business Class, United Polaris Business Class, and more.
When Are the Aeroplan Flight Reward Certificates Deposited?
The flight reward certificates are typically deposited the day after your statement closes for the statement period during which you've met minimum spend.
Can Flight Reward Certificates Be Combined?
No: if you're reserving an award that costs 100,000 Aeroplan points, you can't use both your reward certificates to book it, only one of them. But if the award is for a roundtrip itinerary, you could book it as one ways, using one certificate for the 50K outbound and another for the 50K return.
If the Award Costs Less Than 50,000 Points Do I Get a Refund?
No, you won't get any points or a remaining certificate value if you reserve an award that costs less than 50,000 points. But keep in mind business class and first class awards tend to be a better value use of frequent flyer miles and points, in terms of getting a higher valuation per mile or point redeemed.
Which Points Transfer to Aeroplan?
Chase Ultimate Rewards and AMEX Membership Rewards points transfer 1:1 to Aeroplan. Marriott Bonvoy points transfer 3:1, with a 5000 point bonus for every 60,000 points transferred.
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