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Toronto -> Barcelona via Aeroplan @ 27,800 points+ $560tax

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Toronto -> Barcelona via Aeroplan @ 27,800 points+ $560tax

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On Aeroplan website they are advertising various days in May for Toronto to Barcelona for 27,000 aeroplan points. In itself it's a VERY VERY hot deal,but taxes make it just an ok deal as you will have to pay about $560 in taxes for roundtrip. Someone with aeroplan may still find it suitable.
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im like 90% sure I have seen prices much lower than even the 560$ tax portion, let alone the points you give up.

is this first class or something?

from my point of view, this is not hot or even mild. pretty cold if you ask me
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Mar 17, 2017
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Pretty cold deal because of the tax portion
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OP no offence but this is most definitely NOT even a luke warm deal. If you take 25000 Aeroplan miles at a value of approx $600 or so and add $560, you are paying $1160 for a normally $550 and $700 fare. If your deal was business class, then it would have been a hot deal.

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dazz wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 2:48 pm
On Aeroplan website they are advertising various days in May for Toronto to Barcelona for 27,000 aeroplan points. In itself it's a VERY VERY hot deal,but taxes make it just an ok deal as you will have to pay about $560 in taxes for roundtrip. Someone with aeroplan may still find it suitable.
Quicktip: anything Aeroplan is actively advertising is rarely a warm deal, much less VERY VERY hot
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StealthFinder wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 2:59 pm
OP no offence but this is most definitely NOT even a luke warm deal. If you take 25000 Aeroplan miles at a value of approx $600 or so and add $560, you are paying $1160 for a normally $550 and $700 fare. If your deal was business class, then it would have been a hot deal.

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25,0000 is 600$ in fares?
is this right? are aeroplan points worth more than other points system? (except air miles)

I cashed out 25,000 Aventura points for like 200$ worth of gift cards lol did I mess up? (Aventura is comparable to aeroplan right?)
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StealthFinder wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 2:59 pm
OP no offence but this is most definitely NOT even a luke warm deal. If you take 25000 Aeroplan miles at a value of approx $600 or so and add $560, you are paying $1160 for a normally $550 and $700 fare. If your deal was business class, then it would have been a hot deal.

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Remember, this is RFD, your valuation of Aeroplan is based on travelers redeeming for business class or first class. I'm pretty sure the majority of the population of this forum will redeem economy flights, which should value 25,000 Aeroplan miles at approximately $200-300.
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Nov 16, 2016
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its 60,000 miles + taxes normally to BCN
they've reduced the reward points
however it is only for certain dates of travel (May 17 - 21)
and its on Economy
and of course first come first serve (it now starts at 31,100 miles)
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Let's get real here. The $560 is not government taxes. There might be some modest amount of real taxes involved in flying to BCN, but a significant portion is airline profit that they hide this way under so-called "taxes and fees".
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solo. wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 3:15 pm
Remember, this is RFD, your valuation of Aeroplan is based on travelers redeeming for business class or first class. I'm pretty sure the majority of the population of this forum will redeem economy flights, which should value 25,000 Aeroplan miles at approximately $200-300.
I agree with your logic, but you can get more out of economy flights. IMO, the best valuations tend to be for the coasts: I live in Montreal and I can go to YVR for 25k points and $160 in taxes. Given that a Tango YUL-YVR-YUL ticket generally runs in the 600-800 range, that's a valuation of $400-$600 for 25k. Not bad at all. But I realize it's probably as good as you can get with economy tickets.
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Turpentine wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 3:47 pm
I agree with your logic, but you can get more out of economy flights. IMO, the best valuations tend to be for the coasts: I live in Montreal and I can go to YVR for 25k points and $160 in taxes. Given that a Tango YUL-YVR-YUL ticket generally runs in the 600-800 range, that's a valuation of $400-$600 for 25k. Not bad at all. But I realize it's probably as good as you can get with economy tickets.
I totally agree you can get more out of economy flights. I think best value for economy that I've done was flying to Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, LA for just 75,000 points and paying only $190 in taxes. It's hard work planning out the itinerary, but it can be done.
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I'm flying Edmonton - Toronto - New York - Brussels - Istanbul - Phuket - Bangkok - Tokyo - Vancouver - Edmonton for 155,000 aeroplan miles and $220. Oh - in business class the entire way.

Sorry OP, not remotely close to hot.

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