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Redeeming aeroplan points with partner

Hey RFD Travel. I am a newbie with the aeroplan program. I'm planning to use my aeroplan miles (25k) to fly to YVR with my partner. We both have 25k points in your aeroplan accounts. Can we redeem the tickets separately and still find a way to sit with each other? Can she transfer her 25k to me so I can use 50k points for 2 tickets? How should I go about this? Thanks everyone!
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assuming you're departing from YYZ

Book each ticket separately, then call Aeroplan to link the PNR/reservations together
You can online check-in and probably find 2 seats together
Or if you want, call Aeroplan and book 2 seats out of 2 accounts. It'll cost you $30+tax though


Don't transfer, it costs 2 cents per mile
Which Credit Cards to sign up? >> Jerry's List of Credit Cards with $200+ Welcome bonus/Aeroplan & AMEX Churning FAQ
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jerryhung wrote: assuming you're departing from YYZ

Book each ticket separately, then call Aeroplan to link the PNR/reservations together
You can online check-in and probably find 2 seats together
Or if you want, call Aeroplan and book 2 seats out of 2 accounts. It'll cost you $30+tax though


Don't transfer, it costs 2 cents per mile
The first option to book separately and then call to link reservations together is free, correct?
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selwynroars wrote: The first option to book separately and then call to link reservations together is free, correct?
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selwynroars wrote: Hey RFD Travel. I am a newbie with the aeroplan program. I'm planning to use my aeroplan miles (25k) to fly to YVR with my partner. We both have 25k points in your aeroplan accounts. Can we redeem the tickets separately and still find a way to sit with each other? Can she transfer her 25k to me so I can use 50k points for 2 tickets? How should I go about this? Thanks everyone!
You can redeem one-way fares. You redeem for both of you one-way and your partner does same for return trip. I do this with DH all the time.
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Kayceern wrote: You can redeem one-way fares. You redeem for both of you one-way and your partner does same for return trip. I do this with DH all the time.
^ that works too, might be a better idea to secure 2 seats together
Which Credit Cards to sign up? >> Jerry's List of Credit Cards with $200+ Welcome bonus/Aeroplan & AMEX Churning FAQ
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Kayceern wrote: You can redeem one-way fares. You redeem for both of you one-way and your partner does same for return trip. I do this with DH all the time.
Sorry gotta bump this because I'm about to book the flights. My itinerary is now YYZ > YVR > YYC > YYZ. I don't think I can book one way ticket with two account if I'm doing multicity
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UNDFTDss wrote: Sorry gotta bump this because I'm about to book the flights. My itinerary is now YYZ > YVR > YYC > YYZ. I don't think I can book one way ticket with two account if I'm doing multicity
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maybe get Aeroplan on the call ($30/ticket fee) and book from 2 accounts at once (with account #2 permission given of course)
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jerryhung wrote: No

maybe get Aeroplan on the call ($30/ticket fee) and book from 2 accounts at once (with account #2 permission given of course)
Booked my tickets today via aeroplan with my partner, then went on air Canada with our booking reference number to select our seats, to sit beside each other. Hope this works, I think I'll call air Canada tomorrow to link the two reservations together just to be safe!
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UNDFTDss wrote: Booked my tickets today via aeroplan with my partner, then went on air Canada with our booking reference number to select our seats, to sit beside each other. Hope this works, I think I'll call air Canada tomorrow to link the two reservations together just to be safe!
Should be fine.Here's another example of seperate bookings for 2 people on same itineray.... I've booked 1 flight for myself on aeroplan points and the other for my child with cash on Air Canada.Booked seats together online later....no issue.
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UNDFTDss wrote: Booked my tickets today via aeroplan with my partner, then went on air Canada with our booking reference number to select our seats, to sit beside each other. Hope this works, I think I'll call air Canada tomorrow to link the two reservations together just to be safe!
Linking normally doesn't do anything but if there are flight issues, it makes things alot easier as you'll be moved to different flights together if necessary.
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absolutcamper wrote: Linking normally doesn't do anything but if there are flight issues, it makes things alot easier as you'll be moved to different flights together if necessary.
.....and perhaps reduces the chances of getting bumped on an overbooked flight.

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