Here are 4 ways Canadians can get more out of their next vacation

Summer’s coming — meaning vacation season is right around the corner. And if you’re looking for a way to elevate your travel game this year, we’ve got you.

Aeroplan™ Air Canada’s loyalty program has long been the ultimate travel sidekick for Canadians, offering members a wide range of rewards and exclusive perks.

Designed to enhance your adventures, Aeroplan allows you to easily earn points in several ways that’ll really add up. You’ll then discover a world of possibilities when it comes to redeeming those points. From flights, hotel accommodations, and other travel-related perks, your earned points turn into exciting opportunities for your next journey.

Plus, some new features have been added recently, so there are more ways than ever to earn and enjoy the benefits. Here’s a closer look at how you can use Aeroplan to help you plan the best vacation ever.

Earning Aeroplan points

The biggest and fastest way to earn Aeroplan points is to fly with Air Canada or one of the 45+ Aeroplan partner airlines. The amount of points you’ll get is based on the distance of the flight and fare class you’ve booked.

An effortless way to earn points is through everyday purchases. Link your Aeroplan with your Starbucks Rewards accounts, Uber, LCBO, and more — watch the points add up! You can also earn when you shop your favourite online brands through the Aeroplan eStore.

Use points to book flights

You can use your points to fly to any of Air Canada’s routes or destinations. As Canada’s largest airline, you’ll have 180 global destinations to choose from. You can also use points to book flights with any partner airlines, which serve more than 1,300 destinations.

Your points go a long way — for example, you can fly on a short-haul one-way flight for as low as 6,000 points.

The price you pay in points is related to the ticket’s price in cash. How much your trip will take in points can differ depending on demand, but you can use the Points Predictor tool to get an estimate.

Elevate your vacation experience

From the second you step foot on the plane, your travel experience will be elevated as an Aeroplan member. You’ll get free Wi-Fi texting on all Air Canada flights meaning you can stay connected in the air. You can also pay for unlimited Wi-Fi with your Aeroplan points to stay connected and stream content. 

When it comes to hotels, you can book or extend your stay for less with points at more than 7,000 hotels around the world. When you book with Aeroplan HotelSavers, you get exclusive redemption rates that save you up to 30% points. 

You can also upgrade your journey by booking car rentals or vacation packages with points.

Get an Aeroplan credit card

With an Aeroplan credit card, you’ll get the most out of the program, earning points on every dollar you spend.

You’ll unlock a whole host of exclusive benefits better and faster — benefits like preferred pricing on Air Canada flight rewards, free first-checked bags, Maple Leaf Lounge™ access, and a free hotel night for every four-night consecutive stay booked with points. 

Ready to start earning and redeeming for a better travel experience? Find out more about becoming an Aeroplan member here.