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Aeroplan collecting miles

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Aeroplan collecting miles

I have upcoming trip with the whole family of 5.
Is it possible to pool points into you one aeroplan account for all the passengers?

ie: enter just one aeroplan account at time of booking.

I am paying for the tickets.
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Unfortunately not possible. You can make each person an account though (which isn't ideal but better than nothing).
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Presumably your family includes some children, for what it's worth, children's points don't expire until age 19, regardless of activity. So you don't need to worry about losing points in their accounts for a long time.
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Babo wrote:
Jan 4th, 2020 2:51 pm
Unfortunately not possible. You can make each person an account though (which isn't ideal but better than nothing).
i6s1 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2020 5:27 pm
Presumably your family includes some children, for what it's worth, children's points don't expire until age 19, regardless of activity. So you don't need to worry about losing points in their accounts for a long time.
No kids all adults. I looked into it further apparently you can transfer points for 2cent/mile. Is it worth the hassle?
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smrtphur wrote:
Jan 4th, 2020 6:22 pm
No kids all adults. I looked into it further apparently you can transfer points for 2cent/mile. Is it worth the hassle?
Nope. Points are only worth 1.7c or so. Depending on how you value them.
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smrtphur wrote:


No kids all adults. I looked into it further apparently you can transfer points for 2cent/mile. Is it worth the hassle?
Unless your flying a lot with your wife and kids. The amount of Aeroplan points you earn is really low. Unless your flying full fare economy or business or maybe a flight pass. Usually you’re getting 25% Aeroplan miles and with basic economy sometimes none at all

I’d focus on putting your family spending on an Amex with membership reward points and then booking tickets for your family once they transfer. Just watch out for MR select points (cobalt) which cannot transfer to Aeroplan.
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GangStarr wrote:
Jan 4th, 2020 6:32 pm
Unless your flying a lot with your wife and kids. The amount of Aeroplan points you earn is really low. Unless your flying full fare economy or business or maybe a flight pass. Usually you’re getting 25% Aeroplan miles and with basic economy sometimes none at all

I’d focus on putting your family spending on an Amex with membership reward points and then booking tickets for your family once they transfer. Just watch out for MR select points (cobalt) which cannot transfer to Aeroplan.
I have marriot bonvoy for that but personally like cashback cards more. I wont bother with it.

My flight will give 50% miles
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Sorry to hijack this thread, but does anyone know how to upgrade an flight on star alliance?

I was told if I buy a regular econmy on star alliance, in my case EVA Air from Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh, I can use my aeroplan points to possibly upgrade to business class. If so, how do I do this and how many point will it be? I read that if it is possible, it's 50,000 aeroplan points to do so. Is that 50,000 aeroplan points one way or is that roundtrip?

Thanks!
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jellytime wrote:
Jan 12th, 2020 11:32 pm
Sorry to hijack this thread, but does anyone know how to upgrade an flight on star alliance?

I was told if I buy a regular econmy on star alliance, in my case EVA Air from Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh, I can use my aeroplan points to possibly upgrade to business class. If so, how do I do this and how many point will it be? I read that if it is possible, it's 50,000 aeroplan points to do so. Is that 50,000 aeroplan points one way or is that roundtrip?

Thanks!
You need to buy a full-fare economy ticket, which is usually more expensive than a restrictive non-refundable business class fare.

So it's cheaper to buy a cheap business class ticket outright.
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McKinsey wrote:
Jan 13th, 2020 9:10 am
You need to buy a full-fare economy ticket, which is usually more expensive than a restrictive non-refundable business class fare.

So it's cheaper to buy a cheap business class ticket outright.
Thanks for the reply.

It seems I can get a EVA flight for about $900 and business class is like $4500. Do you know how I look for full-fare economy tickets?
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jellytime wrote:
Jan 13th, 2020 11:41 am
Thanks for the reply.

It seems I can get a EVA flight for about $900 and business class is like $4500. Do you know how I look for full-fare economy tickets?
Each airline is different. For air canada, it’s generally the Latitude Fares. As noted above, they’re basically business fares in economy with flexible terms (eg lowest business is restricted, but latitude can change or cancel any time, but you’re still in economy).
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jellytime wrote:
Jan 13th, 2020 11:41 am
Thanks for the reply.

It seems I can get a EVA flight for about $900 and business class is like $4500. Do you know how I look for full-fare economy tickets?
1) try the website or 2) try calling in.

Would you be willing to pay 5k for an economy class + 50k aeroplan just to get "upgraded"?

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