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**WARM** Aeroplan $100 Gift Card redemption for 12,000 miles

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Aeroplan is possibly the most frustrating point system I have ever been a part of. I finally got to use my points on actual flights last year to Vegas. They used to be a good deal when I was flying to North Carolina because the flight cost was so expensive but it is cheap in points. Any time I've ever wanted to use them on a last minute flights to Vancouver or what ever there are never low point seats left. I have quite a few I have accumulated from travelling with work, but I have a hard time spending them.

I once cashed them in for Disney passes. I've done a rental car before too. Probably got a horrible exchange for it but the value was good for me since my points just sit in my account anyway.
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kruel wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 2:39 pm
Each time I tried to book a trip with Aeroplan it never worked out for me. Besides that I always have to pay extra in taxes and fees. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.
What countries or regions are you interested in flying to? And which city are you based?
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shamans wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 3:03 pm
What countries or regions are you interested in flying to? And which city are you based?
Based in Toronto destinations Miami, NYC and Boston
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kruel wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 4:52 pm
Based in Toronto destinations Miami, NYC and Boston
Generally, using Aeroplan miles for short haul flights within North America isn’t worth it. Aeroplan points are far more valuable when you use them for long haul flights within North America as well as Asia, which I understand can be extremely frustrating.

It’s always the taxes that kills a deal and Air Canada’s taxes are notoriously high, but much more reasonable for long haul flights. I would try booking with United which has much more reasonable taxes and is a Star Alliance member along with AC.

As an example, I just booked a round trip flight to San Francisco for 25,000 points and the taxes were $160. Regular airfare for labour day weekend is $650 which is a savings of $490 or points value of almost 2 cents.
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Last trip I booked on Aeroplan points, I booked 10+ legs of business class ticket mini rtw for $600+ 165k points going over Asia and Europe. Retail value if I purchased it using cash would've been well exceeding $10k..
Op's posted deal is roughly $1400 gift card vs $10k valuation on business class oversea trips if done right.
This isn't warm deal... This is GOT ice King frozen deal
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chinook79 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 8:10 pm
Last trip I booked on Aeroplan points, I booked 10+ legs of business class ticket mini rtw for $600+ 165k points going over Asia and Europe. Retail value if I purchased it using cash would've been well exceeding $10k..
Op's posted deal is roughly $1400 gift card vs $10k valuation on business class oversea trips if done right.
This isn't warm deal... This is GOT ice King frozen deal
2 of us flew Toronto to Singapore and on to Australia, all in business class, and cost was under $200 per person in taxes and fees. 160,00 miles per person. Gift cards at less than 1 cent per mile redemption are a joke.

Previous year was Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, again for under $200 per person, business class

Trip before that--Zurich, Hong Kong and Tokyo... First class and Business class only.

Clearly some of us know how to redeem Aeroplan.
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tkl wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 8:38 pm
I live in the Toronto area. Where are you finding this for 25000 miles, round trip ? I'm horrible at this.
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It’s also 25,000 miles from YYZ to LAX, SFO, SAN, YVR, etc.
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Phi8ly wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 8:52 pm
It’s also 25,000 miles from YYZ to LAX, SFO, SAN, YVR, etc.
I'm going to try again, thanks.
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Phi8ly wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 8:52 pm
It’s also 25,000 miles from YYZ to LAX, SFO, SAN, YVR, etc.
I just tried it again, that's one way for 25000 miles right ? Mine says round trip is 50000 miles
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kruel wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 2:39 pm
Each time I tried to book a trip with Aeroplan it never worked out for me. Besides that I always have to pay extra in taxes and fees. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.
You know you can redeem for air Canada gc for a better value than bestbuy gc right?
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tkl wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 8:58 pm
I just tried it again, that's one way for 25000 miles right ? Mine says round trip is 50000 miles
The picture shows a return flight. Are you sure you’re not searching for 2 passengers?
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Please redeem the gift cards with your Aeroplan points everyone. You make it possible for the rest of us to get outsize value from our Aeroplan miles.

If everyone made roundtrip business class ticket redemptions to Asia and paid less than $100 in taxes, then the program will either cease to exist or get severely devalued.

So please, please don't ever try to learn how to use Aeroplan.

Thank you!

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