Earning and Burning Aeroplan Points Through the New Gulf Air Partnership

Air Canada Aeroplan announced that Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air is now a partner. You can now earn and redeem your Aeroplan points on Gulf Air flights. Points earning rates are based on the distance flown and fare class. Redemptions between Bahrain and Paris or London cost 25,000 points in economy or just 45,000 points in business class!

You Can Now Book Etihad Awards Using Aeroplan Points — Including ‘The Apartment’

In June 2020, Air Canada Aeroplan partnered with Etihad Guest, allowing reciprocal earning and redeeming opportunities. Now that Aeroplan has relaunched as a new program, we are revisiting this partnership. While both programs can offer solid value, we’re particularly excited about how this partnership makes booking Etihad’s premium-class cabins a little more accessible for award travelers.

A Brave New Aeroplan

Air Canada will launch a completely revamped Aeroplan frequent flier program on November 8, 2020. In a bold move, the program will replace its existing, traditional region-based award chart for a hybrid zone-and-distance approach. However, the award chart changes are just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s what you need to know about the many changes coming to the program.

Do Air Canada Aeroplan Miles Expire?

Aeroplan just changed its expiration policy, and thankfully it’s for the better. Instead of miles expiring after 12 months of inactivity, you now have to generate activity every 18 months to keep your Aeroplan miles alive. Here are some strategies on how to generate activity, and how to get your miles reinstated if they’ve expired.