Posted by William Charles on September 10, 2019
Airline Rewards

Published on September 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Aeroplan 30% Transfer Bonus – When Converting From Hotel Points

The Offer

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  • Receive 30% more miles when you transfer hotel points into Aeroplan miles until September 22nd

The Fine Print

  • Bonus offer valid only on conversions received from eligible participating hotel partner loyalty programs points into Aeroplan Miles made between September 9th and September 22nd, 2019
  • Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be issued by Aeroplan as follows: once the total Aeroplan Miles are earned by exchanging points from any combination of eligible partner programs during the promotion, the bonus miles deposited will represent 30% of the total miles earned from the exchange.Bonus Aeroplan Miles may take up to 4‑6 weeks to be credited after the promotional offer end date of September 22, 2019.

Our Verdict

Marriott is the only hotel program that is worth transferring from. That’s because you can transfer 60,000 Marriott points and you’ll get 32,500 Aeroplan miles after taking into account the 30% transfer bonus. Personally I don’t think this is worth doing, but that will depend on how you value Marriott/Aeroplan miles.



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Leslie
Leslie

Taxes suck when booking via Aeroplan…..who would do it then?

Eric
Eric

IMO, earoplan always has less taxes. I have booked via them maybe 10 times. Always either same, or lower taxes than others such as united.

StarAdmiral
StarAdmiral

They have very low fees for certain airlines like united, swiss, SAS, brussels airlines, and more.

Leslie
Leslie

I searched for International travel and taxes are 600-800 dollars on all fares for flights I looked at for international travel to India, regardless of date/month starting next month to 10-12 months ahead……

Am I doing something wrong? Moreover United search gives business class if selected for entire segment where as awroplan gives mixed with economy on 2/3 segments and business only on 1/3 segments and charges 75000 miles and such high taxes (united charges 85000 miles)

hypertext
hypertext

You’re looking at Lufthansa or Air Canada flights probably. Aeroplan applies massive “scam” charges aka fuel surcharges to specific airlines and not others. To avoid these charges, you may have to manually build an itinerary segment by segment on non-surcharge airlines (as mentioned above: United, Swiss, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Singapore, EVA, and Air India are all great options for travel to India) and call in to book. You can also search United.com to find better results and then read the Aeroplan agent the specific flight numbers.

cash back denied
cash back denied

This page outlines which Star Alliance partners that Aeroplan passes on fuel surcharges when booking awards: https://travelisfree.com/master-charts-to-avoiding-fuel-surcharges-yq/

To really leverage the program and avoid fuel surcharges, you might need to position yourself to a different airport than your default home airport.

FlightsFrom.com is a handy tool to learn what carriers within an alliance have routes from that destination. Cross reference that with the info from above and you can determine the best itineraries with the lowest fees.

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