Travel at home to accelerate your status and reach Air Canada Altitude status from the comfort of your couch
As a frequent traveller, one of the perks I most looked forward to was reaching Air Canada’s Altitude status. The access to the Maple Leaf Lounges in North America, upgrade credits I could use for long haul flights, complimentary checked bags and most importantly the option to earn bonus miles on flights. These are the perks I used the most but with all my travel cancelled for the foreseeable future how will I ever reach Altitude status this year for next year? Well, Air Canada has some good news for travellers like me and you, your 2020 staus has been extended into 2021 and best of all Aeroplan has launched a new Travel At Home campaign that will allow you to transform your Aeroplan miles into your Altitude status.
So how does this all work? If you already achieved Altitude Status for 2020 then you will automatically have the same status extended for the 2021 travel year. Best of all you will be able to gift your status to a loved one as well so they can travel with the same status perks you enjoy. All the details are listed here at AirCanada.com
For those that haven’t achieved Altitude status this year you still have a chance to even though you aren’t on a plane at the moment. From April 20th until May 31st Travel At Home allows you to convert Aeroplan donations to charity, hotel and credit card point conversions, Aeroplan affiliated credit card purchases and shopping with the 170 retailers on the Aeroplan eStore into Altitude Qualifying Mile (AQM). Here are all the details:
- You must first register online at aircanada.com/travelathome
- Donate miles and receive Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles – For a limited time, for every five Aeroplan Miles you donate to a charity fighting the COVID‑19 crisis, you’ll receive one Bonus Altitude Qualifying Mile (AQM). DMGF – Global Medic, Second Harvest & Doctors Without Borders
- Convert hotel and credit card points – Do you have points with hotel loyalty programs or credit card partners? You can convert them into Aeroplan Miles, and for a limited time, this can also help you earn towards reaching Altitude status. Learn more
- Use an Aeroplan credit card – You’ll be able to earn Aeroplan Miles on your everyday purchases, including grocery, drugstore and home entertainment. Don’t have a card? Apply today and the Welcome Bonus will also count towards helping you and a loved one reach Altitude status at home.
- Shop online via the Aeroplan eStore – Take advantage of special weekly bonuses and earn lots of Aeroplan Miles by shopping online for everyday purchases from your favourite brands like Gap, Sephora, Well.ca, Etsy, Microsoft and more. Earn up to 10X the miles when you shop at Indigo and many other brands via the Aeroplan eStore through to April 26. Learn More
Be sure to check back every week as the the offers will change. The first thing I will be doing after registering is making a donation of miles to Second Harvest.
Remember to stay safe, stay home and when it is safe for use to travel again please support local and small businesses.