Effective today, Aeroplan members can now earn points for making purchases at LCBO. It is a sad day for Air Miles, who had their partnership terminated with each other. But when one door closes, another one opens, this time for Air Canada.
Back in March of 2021, Starbucks and Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan announced its partnership.
They are currently offering an unlimited 70 Aeroplan bonus points opportunity for every $20 (before tax) spent at Canadian Starbucks airport locations.
Keep in mind that there is also the 50% bonus Aeroplan points for every $1 spent using TD co-branded Aeroplan credit cards until February 14, 2022.
Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, and Uber Canada are expanding their partnership from only Uber Eats to also include Uber Passes. Effective, today, September 8, 2021, Aeroplan members who are also (CIBC and TD) co-branded credit cards holders can sign up for a complementary Uber Pass membership, while American Express co-branded cardholders will have to wait until November 1, 2021.
Aeroplan is offering a host of additional bonus opportunities with its co-branded credit cards. Even though travel restrictions are still tough in Canada, this has been a great time to load up just in time to travel, also known as the “Aeroplan Ahead” initiative.
Air Canada’s acquisition of Air Transat has been in the works for almost 2 years. After all the hurdles that they had to go through to get to this point, only to end in a cancellation of the buyout.
The agreement required various regulatory authority approvals. It got stuck at the European Commission (“EC”). In short, the EC will not approve the acquisition for several reasons including negatively impacting customers.
Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, has launched a partnership with Starbucks Canada that enables Aeroplan members to earn and redeem points on Starbucks (e.g. beverages and snacks).
Members need to go to aircanada.com/starbucks to link their Aeroplan and Starbucks Rewards accounts together.
In what looks like a very long and drawn out takeover (merger, buyout), however you want to call it, the Air Canada purchase of Air Transat took another step towards reality. Our first post about this topic was back in the spring of 2019. Two years later, it looks like this is finally becoming a reality with the Federal Government approval.
The reason I am writing this post today was because I wanted to share my thoughts on takeovers that decrease the competition in Canada.
Aeroplan launched the: The Aeroplan Explore For More Contest. By entering the contest, you can earn 100 Aeroplan points, which is a great way to keep your account active.
Members must enter the contest by February 14, 2021 and prizes will be drawn on February 24, 2021.
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.
Effective December 14, 2020, members have been able to redeem their Aeroplan points for single use Wi-Fi pass on board all Gogo equipped aircrafts on all routes.
Passes are available starting as low as 850 points for select flights under 2 hours. Below are some of the other sample prices: