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

March 14, 2022
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You can now earn Air Canada Aeroplan points on Air Mauritius tickets
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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:

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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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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
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Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

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  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees