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Air Canada becomes first North American airline to extend elite status through 2022

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Air Canada becomes first North American airline to extend elite status through 2022

FYI, Email received from Air Canada today
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At the start of the year, I shared how hopeful we were for travel in 2021, and with vaccination campaigns well underway and the summer ahead, that optimism is well-placed. The Air Canada team is eager to welcome you back on board for your next trip, whenever the time is right for you.

However, Loyalty is a two-way street, and we understand and appreciate why so many of your travel plans are interrupted this year. For that reason, we are automatically extending your Aeroplan Elite Status for an additional year – through to the end of 2022. What’s more, we are also extending the validity of all Priority Reward vouchers issued in 2020 by one full year.

Many of our members have needed to travel during the pandemic, often for essential reasons. For those members who achieve any Elite Status tier through their 2021 flight activity, we’ll provide special recognition by honouring your Status Qualifying Miles, Segments and Dollars next year, jumpstarting your status qualification in the years to come.

We want you to be able to enjoy all the benefits that Elite Status has to offer once you are ready to travel again. Late last year, we launched the redesigned Aeroplan with you top of mind, and we can’t wait for you to enjoy its full range of exciting new features.



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Wow, stop the presses!

No really, why are we posting press releases?
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Not really a Hot Deal but great to see. The new Aeroplan program is amazing.
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Eleventeen wrote: Very true.
Wouldn't care if they extended it forever. AC sucks.
Well the star alliance doesn’t suck. Having perks with an airline that controls most domestic flights and a wide range of international flights isn’t so bad. Do you have status?

Havnt gotten the email but am sooo happy to hear this. Also nice that any aqm/aqs/aqd in 2021 is extended to 2022. Every little bit helps especially when you really need to requalify
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Did they start refund yet?
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GangStarr wrote: Well the star alliance doesn’t suck. Having perks with an airline that controls most domestic flights and a wide range of international flights isn’t so bad. Do you have status?

Havnt gotten the email but am sooo happy to hear this. Also nice that any aqm/aqs/aqd in 2021 is extended to 2022. Every little bit helps especially when you really need to requalify
Ya I got star gold the smart (and much faster) way:
Asiana. And technically in a way this post is wrong because while asiana only extended once so far - there status always lasts 2 years, thus they beat AC to the punch since mines extended thru 2022 as well. (Yea they aren't an NA airline, but the star gold works here all the same)

Aeroplan is a horrible garbage program. So when im forced to fly AC, i always use asiana or other star alliance partners.
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beancounter6 wrote: They still suck tho
What does that even mean? I have flown AC for 9 years for business, I have tried to get into WestJet a couple times and the perks really weren’t there. In terms of service it really depends on who you get on that day for both airlines.
In terms of redeeming flights, ya the extra taxes and fees you pay do suck but there are ways around that.
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Sloepoke wrote: What does that even mean? I have flown AC for 9 years for business, I have tried to get into WestJet a couple times and the perks really weren’t there. In terms of service it really depends on who you get on that day for both airlines.
In terms of redeeming flights, ya the extra taxes and fees you pay do suck but there are ways around that.
I meant it in jest. WestJet is even worse. That said, AC could learn a thing or two from some of its European or Asian counterparts in terms of customer service.
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Eleventeen wrote: Ya I got star gold the smart (and much faster) way:
Asiana. And technically in a way this post is wrong because while asiana only extended once so far - there status always lasts 2 years, thus they beat AC to the punch since mines extended thru 2022 as well. (Yea they aren't an NA airline, but the star gold works here all the same)

Aeroplan is a horrible garbage program. So when im forced to fly AC, i always use asiana or other star alliance partners.
Fair comments. Legacy altitude / new Aeroplan really does benefit a domestic/trans border business flyer. Which I think ac makes a lot of money on so makes sense. Anyone who tells you there’s no value in business class sub 6 hours doesn’t get it often enough lol

Stil Nice to hold on to status til end of 2022 but business travel may not be as frequent in the future. So yeah Nice to have star gold til end of 2022
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