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You can now earn Air Canada Aeroplan points on Air Mauritius tickets

March 14, 2022
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Air Canada's Aeroplan members can now earn points on all Air Mauritius flights.

In December, Air Canada added Air Mauritius as a redemption partner, allowing Aeroplan members to redeem their points on Air Mauritius flights. Now, the partnership between the two airlines has expanded to give Aeroplan members the opportunity to earn points on paid Air Mauritius flights, regardless of where the ticket was purchased.

Let's take a closer look at this partnership and what it means for Aeroplan loyalists.

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Earning Aeroplan points on Air Mauritius

You can earn Aeroplan points when you fly Air Mauritius. (Photo by Victoria Walker/The Points Guy)

You'll earn Aeroplan points based on the distance (in miles) you travel on Air Mauritius flights and your fare class. This means that the longer you fly, the more points you'll earn. Here's the earnings chart:

Class of service flownFare classAeroplan points earned
Business classJ, D, C, R, I.125%.
Economy classY, K.100%.
Economy classH, T.75%.
Economy classU, V, S, L.50%.
Economy classQ, M, O, X, G, B, E, N.25%.

Business-class tickets are all credited at the same 125% rate. In the case of economy tickets, generally, the more expensive tickets are in higher fare classes and subsequently earn more points.

Let's look at a business-class flight from Mauritius (MRU) to Johannesburg (JNB):

This flight is in the R fare class, so it earns 125% miles flown. In total, this itinerary has 3,816 miles of flight, so you would earn 4,770 points, worth $71.55 per our valuations.

The same flight in economy class would earn the following:

In S-fare economy class, the flight is credited at a 50% rate. This means that you would earn 1,908 points in total, worth $28.62.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to earn status qualifying segments, miles or dollars on Air Mauritius flights. This means that you can't use Air Mauritius flights to qualify for Aeroplan elite status.

Related: Why Mauritius should be at the top of your travel to-do list right now

Bottom line

It's always nice to see more ways to earn points through increased airline partnerships. Although the Aeroplan/Air Mauritius earning rates are not the most generous, prior to the addition of Aeroplan, the only earning partners on Air Mauritius flights (outside of its own Kestrelflyer loyalty program) were Air France-KLM Flying Blue and Emirates.

The next time you fly with Air Mauritius, you'll be able to choose whether you want to earn with Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer, Flying Blue, Emirates Skywards or Aeroplan. Aeroplan has the most valuable points of the four, so it's worth your consideration, especially if you can top up your Aeroplan account with American Express Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards points.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
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  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases