For the 2024 benefit year, members will see changes to the benefits associated with Flight Passes, Air Canada Café access, and the lower requalification Select Benefit for Aeroplan 50K, 75K and Super Elite members.
Upcoming Changes to Benefits for Flight Passes
Air Canada has announced some upcoming changes to the benefits associated with Flight Passes.
Historically, members could choose Select Benefits from Bundle 1, which includes choices such as eUpgrades, lower requalification, and other benefits, and Bundle 2, which are perks specifically associated with Flight Pass activity.
Members had to choose between receiving extra eUpgrades or bonus Status Qualifying Miles for eligible Flight Pass activity.
As of January 1, 2024, members will receive both eUpgrades and Status Qualifying Miles for eligible Flight Pass activity as part of their Core Benefits. This means that if you complete any eligible Flight Pass activity, you’ll receive both eUpgrades and bonus SQM, and you won’t have to choose between them as part of your Select Benefits.
The number of eUpgrade credits and Status Qualifying Miles awarded for Flight Passes depends on the status you hold at the time of the eligible activity, outlined as follows:
- 25K: 4 eUpgrades and 750 SQM
- 35K: 6 eUpgrades and 1,000 SQM
- 50K: 8 eUpgrades and 1,250 SQM
- 75K: 10 eUpgrades and 1,500 SQM
- Super Elite: 12 eUpgrades and 2,500 SQM
It’s worth noting that the amount of eUpgrade credits and SQMs awarded are the same as what’s currently offered through Bundle 2 of the Select Benefits.
Upcoming Changes to Air Canada Café Guesting Privileges
Air Canada has also announced changes to the guest access policy for Air Canada Cafés.
Access is still limited to guests travelling in business class or Premium Rouge, Aeroplan 50K, 75K, and Super Elite members, Star Alliance Gold members, and for passengers with the following Aeroplan co-branded credit cards:
Eligible guests used to be able to bring one extra person in with them; however, eligible members may now bring one guest, plus their spouse and up to five dependent children travelling with them.
It’s worth noting…