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Top Airline Credit Cards

Below are the top airline co-branded credit cards in Canada (sorted by annual fees):

 


MBNA-Alaska-Airlines-World-Elite-MasterCard

MBNA Alaska Airlines World Elite MasterCard

  • $99 annual fee
  • Earn 30,000 bonus miles after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days
  • Earn 3 miles for every $1 spent on Alaska Airlines tickets, vacation packages, cargo and inflight purchases
  • Earn 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 1 complimentary checked bag per passenger on the same qualifying reservation (up to a maximum of 6 passengers)
  • Receive an annual companion fare (costing $99 USD plus taxes and fees)
  • Due to Quebec laws, this card is not available to Quebec residents
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


RBC-WestJet-World-Elite-MasterCard

RBC WestJet World Elite MasterCard

  • $119 annual fee
  • $59 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn $350 WestJet Dollars sign up bonus (earn $250 welcome bonus and $100 after the first purchase) (apply before October 31, 2020)
  • Earn 2% cash back (in WestJet Dollars) on WestJet flights or WestJet Vacation packages
  • Earn 1.5% cash back (in WestJet Dollars) on all other purchases
  • Receive 1 annual round-trip companion voucher with choice of: $99 for Canada and the Continental United States, $299 for Hawaii, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean or $399 for the rest of the WestJet network (not including taxes, fees and charges)
  • Receive 1 free checked bag on all WestJet flights (for up to 8 guests)
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


American Express Aeroplan Card

American Express Aeroplan Card

  • $120 annual fee
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 15,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (earn 9,000 points after spending $1,500 and another 1,000 points per month by spending $500 monthly in the first six months)
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations purchases
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on dining and food delivery in Canada
  • Earn 1 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • Receive an Air Canada bonus Buddy Pass after spending $1,500 in the first 3 months
  • Earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment for every $10,000 spent
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RBC-Cathay-Pacific

RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum

  • $120 annual fee
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 35,000 sign up bonus miles (earn 15,000 after the first purchase and earn 10,000 after spending $6,000 in the first 3 months, earn 10,000 after the first year anniversary)
  • Earn 2 miles for every $1 CAD spent on Cathay Pacific purchases online
  • Earn 1.25 mile for every $1 CAD spent on all foreign currency purchases
  • Earn 1 mile for every $1 CAD spent on all other purchases
  • Receive complimentary Green Tier membership in the Marco Polo Club
  • Apply-Now


TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

  • $139 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before January 17, 2021)
  • $75 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 10,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (after the first purchase)
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on Air Canada, gas and grocery purchases
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent at participating Starbucks locations (purchases before November 7, 2021)
  • Earn 1 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • For outside Quebec residents: Receive an Air Canada bonus Buddy Pass after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months (if you apply before January 17, 2021)
  • For Quebec residents: Receive an Air Canada bonus Buddy Pass after keeping account active in good standing for 90 days (if you apply before January 17, 2021)
  • Earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment for every $10,000 spent
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

  • $139 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before January 31, 2021)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 10,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (after the first purchase)
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on Air Canada, gas and grocery purchases
  • Earn 1 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Save 3 cents off per litre at participating gas stations with Journie Rewards
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • Receive an Air Canada bonus Companion Pass after spending $3,000 in the first 4 months (if you apply before January 31, 2021)
  • Earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment for every $10,000 spent
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card

RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card

  • $165 annual fee
  • $75 fee for supplemental cardholders
  • Earn 50,000 sign up bonus Avios (earn 15,000 Avios upon approval, earn 25,000 bonus Avios after spending $5,000 in the first two months and earn 10,000 bonus Avios for renewing after the first year)
  • Earn 2 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways and British Airway Holidays purchases
  • Earn 1 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Get 10% off British Airways flights departing from Canada
  • Receive a Companion Award Ticket (eVoucher) for a reward flight operated by British Airways after spending $30,000 during a calendar year
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


TD-Aeroplan-Visa-Infinite-Privilege-Card

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card

  • $599 annual fee
  • $149 annual fee for supplementary cardholders (up to 9 cardholders)
  • Earn 50,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (if you apply before January 17, 2021)
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Air Canada purchases
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent at participating Starbucks locations (purchases before November 7, 2021)
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on dining, gas, grocery and travel purchases
  • Earn 1.25 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive unlimited access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada Cafes in North America (with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight)
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • Receive priority airport check-in, priority boarding, priority baggage handling, priority standby, priority upgrade (on Air Canada flights)
  • For outside Quebec residents: Receive an Air Canada bonus Buddy Pass after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months (if you apply before January 17, 2021)
  • Earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment for every $5,000 spent
  • For Quebec residents: Receive an Air Canada bonus Buddy Pass after keeping account active in good standing for 90 days (if you apply before January 17, 2021)
  • Receive 6 Priority Pass lounges passes
  • Receive $100 Nexus application fee rebate every 48 months
  • Have at least $150,000 in personal annual income or $200,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card

CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card

  • $599 annual fee
  • $149 annual fee for supplementary cardholders (up to 9 cardholders)
  • Earn 20,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (after the first purchase) (if you apply before January 31, 2021)
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Air Canada purchases
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on dining, gas, grocery and travel purchases
  • Earn 1.25 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Save 3 cents off per litre at participating gas stations with Journie Rewards
  • Receive unlimited access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada Cafes in North America (with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight)
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • Receive priority airport check-in, priority boarding, and priority baggage handling (on Air Canada flights)
  • Receive an Air Canada bonus Buddy Pass after spending $3,000 in the first 4 months (if you apply before January 31, 2021)
  • Earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment for every $5,000 spent
  • Receive Annual Worldwide Companion Pass after spending $25,000 annually (based on anniversary date)
  • Receive 6 Priority Pass lounges passes
  • Receive $50 Nexus application fee rebate every 4 years
  • Have at least $150,000 in personal annual income or $200,000 household income
  • Apply-Now


American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card

American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card

  • $599 annual fee
  • $199 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 65,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (earn 35,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months and another 5,000 points per month by spending $1,000 monthly in the first six months)
  • Receive $100 statement credit (after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months)
  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations purchases
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on dining and food delivery in Canada
  • Earn 1 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive unlimited access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada Cafes in North America (with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight)
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • Receive priority airport check-in, priority boarding, priority baggage handling, priority standby, priority upgrade (on Air Canada flights)
  • Earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment for every $5,000 spent
    Rollover up to 200,000 unused Status Qualifying Miles (SQMs) from prior years
  • Receive Annual Worldwide Companion Pass after spending $25,000 annually (based on anniversary date)
  • Receive unlimited Priority Pass lounges access
  • Receive exclusive benefits at Toronto Pearson Airport (e.g. expedited security line, complimentary valet, save on parking, save on car care)
  • Apply-Now


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