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Today Only: New Air Canada Rouge Double Miles Fare Sale

by on December 19, 2012 · 4 comments

in Aeroplan, Air Canada, Canada

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Attention Canadian readers! Air Canada has just launched a new airline within an airline called Air Canada Rouge that is going to service seasonal leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean with flights departing daily from Toronto and Montreal beginning July 1, 2013.

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The airline will fly from Toronto to:

Athens
Venice
Edinburgh
Punta Cana
Liberia
San José
Puerto Plata
Varadero
Kingston
Santa Clara
Cayo Coco
Holguin

And from Montreal to Athens.

It’s basically just an addition to Air Canada with A319’s and B767’s that have been spruced up and Virgin-ified with swankier cabins and options like fee-based preferred seating.

You can book Rouge flights through aircanada.com and aircanadavacations.com just as you would with a regular Air Canada flight. The twist is that you earn a set amount of miles per segment based on the type of fare you get and the destination:

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Hopefully the fares on the airline will be discounted to reflect the lower earning ratios. At least today only to celebrate Air Canada is offering double the miles you’d normally earn for flights on all fare classes between the launch on July 1, 2013, and October 26, 2013. It doesn’t explicitly say so on the Air Canada Rouge landing page, but was announced through Aeroplan’s Facebook page today (see below and keep this screenshot for proof in case your miles aren’t credited).

The 2x miles promo was announced on the Aeroplan Facebook page.

The 2x miles promo was announced on the Aeroplan Facebook page.

So if you already know you’ll be taking a Caribbean or European vacation from Toronto over the summer or fall, might as well check out the new fares and score double miles if it makes more sense (and earns you more miles) than booking a regular Air Canada flight.

Hat tip: TPG contributor Ola.

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  • http://twitter.com/WanderngAramean Wandering Aramean

    If you can come up with a way that this earns more miles than buying a normal AC (or other partner) ticket then you’re a miracle worker. The points from Rouge are a joke. Buy it if you like the fare or the service but don’t pretend that the points are compelling, even doubled.

  • ASDF

    Earn, schmearn. How about REDEEMING *A points for these flights? Since they’re technically Air Canada flight, do the same rules apply? If so, that would be cool.

    For the geography-challenged, several of the destinations served are in Cuba – and I’d love to book an award trip there!

  • BIOS

    Prices for these flights are actually really good! Especially the ones going to Europe, you can go Toronto to Athens RT for $949 including taxes.

  • navelgazer

    Wouldn’t care if they gave out 10x the points, I would not fly rouge again. They have replaced many regular AC routes with this no-frills, cattle grade airline – at the same price as AC flights. 29″ seat pitch is less than many charter carriers, and the is NOTHING at the seats as far as amenities. Extremely dissatisfied with this move by AC.

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