RBC Avion points are versatile, since you can choose to redeem them in a variety of ways, such as transferring them to airline partners, using the RBC Air Travel Redemption Schedule, or redeeming them for flights booked on your own.
Some cardholders have the option to redeem Avion points for business class and First Class flights at a fixed rate of 2 cents per point (all figures in CAD), and in this guide, we’ll explore how this can be one of the best uses of your Avion points.
Redeeming RBC Avion Points for Business Class and First Class
RBC Avion allows certain cardholders to redeem points for business class or First Class flights at a rate of 100 Avion points = $2.
Recall that this is twice the standard value of 100 Avion points = $1 for redeeming Avion points for a statement credit on travel purchases.
As a bonus, the points can be used to not only pay the base fare, but also to pay all taxes, fees, and surcharges, and fees.
To access this redemption option, you’ll need to have one of the following four credit cards:
As long as you have one of the above credit cards, you can book a business class or First Class flight by logging on to your Avion Rewards account and searching for your desired flight. Be sure to select “business class” or “First Class” as your desired class of service.
In the search results, the option to book “Business Class Pricing (100 points = $2)” will appear. Look through the list of options in the search results, and choose the flight that best suits your needs.
As long as you have enough points in your account, and assuming that you have one of the four eligible credit cards, you’ll get a value of 2 cents per point for your booking.
Keep in mind that the RBC Avion Rewards booking platform is powered by Expedia, so any flight that you can book through Expedia can be booked through RBC Avion Rewards.
However, if you find an available business class or First Class flight that doesn’t appear through the RBC Avion Rewards booking platform, you can call RBC Avion Rewards and get authorization to book the flight on your own.
You’ll need to submit some information back to RBC, and you’ll then get a statement credit at a rate of 2 cents per point for your flights.
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