Air Canada (Aeroplan)


Air Canada Teams up with Virgin Australia

Air Canada is already a member of Star Alliance. However, on the side, they have been adding other code-share partners. Just in 2020, they launched 4 new partnerships: Etihad, Azul, Vistara, and Air Serbia. 

Now in 2021, they are continuing this momentum. On January 19, 2021, they will start the year by adding Virgin Australia (VA) to the roster of partners (outside of Star Alliance). VA operates a loyalty program called Velocity. You will already see Air Canada listed as partner on VA’s website. 


[PROMOTION] Last Chance for Aeroplan Black Friday Bonus Opportunities

Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is offering a wide variety of Black Friday bonuses. This is a great way to rack up more points for things that you plan on purchasing anyway. In some cases, you may want to advance your purchase that you were planning to take advantage of the offers available. Furthermore, there are discounts to reward redemptions too. 

The promotion period started on November 19, 2020 and runs until tomorrow, November 29, 2020. So this is the last chance to take advantage.

Below are some of the offers to look forward to: 

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Comparing CIBC and TD Aeroplan Platinum/Student Cards

For the time being, this will be the last of a series of Aeroplan co-branded credit cards comparison post.

For today, I will be comparing 3 the lowest tier credit cards that were introduced to the market on the exact same day (November 8, 2020). Unlike the other posts, American Express is not on the list this time. But CIBC does offer 2 options, a student and regular version. Since they have virtually the same features and benefits, they will be lumped into one category.

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Comparing American Express, CIBC and TD Infinite Business Cards

We continue our series on comparing Aeroplan credit cards that were introduced to the market on November 8, 2020. Today’s post focuses on all the business cards. Unlike our previous comparison posts, where we picked similar cards to look it, this post has a wider range of annual fee.

I went ahead with this post anyway as there are only 3 co-branded Aeroplan business cards to compare overall anyway. You can technically count the CIBC Business Plus card as a 4th one, but it depends on the type of business to qualify for that card, so for the purposes of this post, I will only include 3, but mention how the Plus card works too.

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Comparing American Express, CIBC and TD Infinite Privilege/Reserve Cards

We continue our series on comparing Aeroplan credit cards that were introduced to the market on November 8, 2020. Today’s post focuses on the more premium personal cards. The most recent comparative post was: AMEX vs. CIBC vs. TD Aeroplan Platinum/Privilege Cards.

American Express has discontinued its Platinum version of the card, so the Reserve card is the closest comparison to the CIBC and TD Visa Infinite Privilege versions.

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Comparing American Express, CIBC and TD Aeroplan/Infinite Cards

Time really does fly. It’s been almost 4 years since I wrote this post: AMEX vs. CIBC vs. TD Aeroplan Gold/Infinite Cards. I reference that post because those Aeroplan co-branded cards are the closest comparisons to the current new co-branded Aeroplan cards. I will be writing another post regarding the business cards and the reserve/privilege cards too. I will be starting with the more commonly accessible cards offered by the 3 companies first and go from there.


American Express Canada Unveils More Details on New Aeroplan Cards

We have had plenty of hints on new changes to the Aeroplan co-branded cards. Today, American Express (AMEX) has released more details on the new co-branded Aeroplan cards it will be offering from November 8, 2020 onward.

The most notable enhancement is the 3x the Aeroplan points on Air Canada purchases. Furthermore, AMEX released its new designs too:

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Changes to Aeroplan Co-Branded Cards

In Canada, we are fortunate enough to have 3 credit card companies who have partnered up with Air Canada to offer co-branded credit cards. Since Air Canada has bought out Aeroplan, the plan, at the moment, is for all 3 companies to continue offering such cards, with some changes. The expectation is that the launch of these changes will occur on November 8, 2020, along with a host of other changes to the revamped Air Canada frequent flyer program.

See also: Preview of Top 3 Features of Air Canada’s Revamped Aeroplan Program

Today’s post will preview some of the changes that we can expect to see. Some details still need to worked out, so we will be watching closely.