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Aeroplan Award Chart Updates: Is It Good Or Bad?

Last updated: August 02,2022
Originally Published: August 02,2022
by Jestan Mendame

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The Aeroplan loyalty program was first launched in 2020, and not even two years have passed, and the Aeroplan award chart is receiving an update.

Award chart updates always give points enthusiasts the most anxiety because you don’t know whether the changes will be good or bad.

According to Aeroplan, the changes were made to “better align our rewards pricing to our costs”, but will it benefit the members? Let’s find out.


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Current Aeroplan Award Chart

Before we get to the updates, here’s the current award chart that Aeroplan follows. You can download this below.

Aeroplan Award Chart Updates

The changes will be implemented for all flight bookings starting September 1, 2022, and to all tickets re-issued after this date.

Here are the changes:

Between North America and the Pacific

  • 7,501 – 11,000 mile distance band
    • Business (Partner): Increases from 85,000 to 87,500 pts

  • 11,001+ mile distance mile band
    • Business (Partner): Increases from 105,000 to 115,000 pts
    • First (Partner): Increases from 140,000 to 150,000 pts

Between North America And The Atlantic

  • 6,001 – 8,000 mile distance band
    • Business (Partner): Increases from 85,000 to 90,000
    • First (Partner): Increases from 120,000 to 130,000

  • 8,001+ mile distance band
    • Business (Partner): Increases from 100,000 to 110,000
    • First (Partner): Increases from 130,000 to 140,000

Between North America and South America

  • 0 – 2,500 mile distance band (new band with reduced pricing)
    • Economy (Air Canada): 20,000-45,000 pts
    • Economy (Partner):  20,000 pts
    • Premium Economy (Air Canada): 35,000-100,000 pts
    • Business (Air Canada): 40,000-150,000 pts
    • Business (Partner): 40,000 pts
    • First (Air Canada): 60,000-175,000 pts
    • First (Partner): 60,000 pts

  • 2,501-4,500 mile distance band (no change vs. original 0-4,500 distance band)

Between Atlantic and Pacific

  • New 0-2,500 mile distance band (new band with reduced pricing)
    • Economy (Air Canada): 25,000-50,000 pts
    • Economy (Partner):  25,000 pts
    • Premium Economy (Air Canada): 30,000-65,000 pts
    • Business (Air Canada): 40,000-75,000 pts
    • Business (Partner): 40,000 pts
    • First (Air Canada): 50,000-100,000 pts
    • First (Partner): 50,000 pts

  • 2,501-5,000 mile distance band (updated from 0-5,000 miles)
    • Premium Economy (Air Canada): 50,000-75,000 (new; not yet available)

  • 5,001-7,000 mile distance band
    • Premium Economy (Air Canada): 65,000-80,000 (new; not yet available)

  • 7,001+ mile distance band
    • Economy (Partner): Increases from 60,000 to 65,000 pts
    • Premium Economy (Air Canada): 80,000-110,000 pts (new; not currently offered)
    • Business (Partner): Increases from 100,000 to 110,000 pts
    • First (Partner): Increases from 130,000 to 140,000 pts

Within South America

  • New 0-1,600 mile distance band (new band with reduced pricing)
    • Economy (Partner):  10,000 pts
    • Business (Partner): 20,000 pts
    • First (Partner): 30,000 pts

  • 1,601+ mile distance band (updated band with increases in partner pricing)
    • Economy (Partner): Increases from 15,000 to 20,000 pts
    • Business (Partner): Increases from 30,000 to 35,000 pts
    • First (Partner): 50,000 pts (no change)


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Bottomline

So is it good or bad? Neither, but it’s expected. The award changes are very minor and it’s quite understandable due to the increasing fuel prices these days.

In fact, it’s rare to see airlines having award charts these days since most major airlines in the US (Delta, United, and American) have slowly shifted to dynamic pricing – so kudos to Aeroplan for this.

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