Receive Up to 55,000 Bonus Miles When Transferring to Aeroplan

Back in March, there was a great promotion that allowed you to score 55,000 bonus Aeroplan miles when transferring loyalty points. And now, the promotion is back. The current promotion runs through August 15, 2016, and allows customers to transfer hotel loyalty points and receive up to 55,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles, which can then be used toward future award travel. Even…

Why Does Booking a Second Award Raise the Price per Ticket?

TPG reader Stacey emailed me to ask about booking flight awards: I was trying to book an award using Aeroplan miles at the Market Fare rate; I got one price for a single seat, but when I tried to buy two seats (for the same flights), the price per ticket jumped by almost 35%. Why wouldn’t two tickets just cost twice as…

Earn Bonus Miles When You Transfer to Aeroplan

Aeroplan is one of the best programs for booking Star Alliance award flights across the pond. Even with its recent devaluation, you can find some great redemption options. Thanks to a new promotion, members can earn up to 55,000 bonus miles when transferring points to the program from one of its partners now through April 18. The…

How Do I Redeem Miles for Flights with Airline Partners?

TPG reader Paul emailed me to ask about booking awards with airline partners: “I’ve been booking award flights on Air Canada for years. However, I’ve seen your articles about using miles to book with other airlines. Does that mean I can bypass the Aeroplan site and use my miles to book travel directly with any Star Alliance partner?” The process…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? December Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

9 Awards to Book Before Aeroplan’s December Devaluation

With the Aeroplan/Air Canada devaluation coming up in a few weeks, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the awards you should book before the changes go into effect. In September, Aeroplan, the mileage program of Air Canada, announced yet another devaluation to its award chart that will go into effect December 15, 2015….

Convert Points to Aeroplan and Earn Up to 40,000 Bonus Miles

Now through December 21, you can get up to 40,000 Aeroplan bonus miles when you transfer points from 13 of Aeroplan’s partners. As with many of these type of promotions, the bonuses are tiered. The best offer comes when you transfer enough points to generate 150,000 Aeroplan miles, which earns you a 40,000 mile bonus (~27%). But even…

How to Search for Star Alliance Award Availability

We get a lot of readers asking about the best strategies for searching for airline awards. So we asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to put together a guide of helpful hints for finding awards on Star Alliance carriers, including the websites to use, tips for finding routes or carriers with better award availability and…

What Are Points & Miles Worth? November Monthly Valuations

You can view all posts in the Monthly Valuation Series here. One of the questions I’m asked most often is “how much is a point or mile worth?” The answer varies from person to person and depends on how well you can maximize a particular currency for your needs. Still, some points are worth more than others. To give readers…

Air Canada Now Offering Special Perks for Students

Air Canada is launching Altitude Students, a program designed to offer special travel offers and exclusive perks exclusively to students in Canada. It’s totally free to join as long as you have a student ID at any Canadian post-secondary institution and an Aeroplan number. And if you sign up by November 6, you’re eligible to win…