Aeroplan Miles Calculators

Calculate total Aeroplan miles you can earn with credit cards, the cash value of miles based on redemption, and the transfer of points to Aeroplan.

Program Details

Aeroplan is the rewards program of several Canadian based airlines which are:

  • Air Canada
  • Air Creebec
  • Canadian North
  • Calm Air
  • First Air

Do note that Aeroplan refers to their rewards as Aeroplan Points. Throughout this website you'll see them referred to as Aeroplan Miles.

Star Alliance

Air Canada is the only airline under the Aeroplan program that is part of an alliance which is the Star Alliance. This allows you to earn and redeem Aeroplan miles with other airlines in the alliance. Star alliance consists of:

  • Aegean
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • Avianca
  • Brussels Airlines
  • CopaAirlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Ethiopian
  • Eva Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Swiss
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Aeroplan Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many Aeroplan Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. It will also output the cash value of the Aeroplan credit card based on that same spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees (if applicable).

Compare credit cards side by side based on spend, benefits and fees.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. All spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan has a large selection of co-branded credit cards and allows you to transfer rewards earned in other programs directly to your Aeroplan account using programs like American Express Membership Rewards. This gives you a pretty large amount of credit cards to choose from. You can use the Best Credit Cards For Aeroplan Miles to find out which cards earns you the most Aeroplan Miles and offers great value based on spend, card benefits, and annual fees.

Aeroplan Credit Cards

There is a pretty wide selection of credit cards to choose from when it comes to earning Aeroplan Miles. American Express, TD, and CIBC offers credit cards that can help you earn Aeroplan Miles on everyday purchases. Most of these cards also grant additional benefits when flying Air Canada.

AMEX Aeroplan Credit Cards

CIBC Aeroplan Credit Cards

TD Bank Aeroplan Credit Cards

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

Aeroplan Miles can be redeemed for award flights with Air Canada and their airline partners and through the Air Canada Vacations portal towards vacation packages.

Redeeming For Award Flights

Aeroplan Miles can be redeemed for award flights on Air Canada and partner airlines. You can redeem Aeroplan Miles for award flights with these airlines:

  • Aegean
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air Creebec
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • Avianca
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Canadian North
  • CopaAirlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Ethiopian
  • Etihad
  • Eurowings
  • Eva Air
  • GOL
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Olympic Air
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Swiss
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vistara

When redeeming Aeroplan Miles, the price you pay in points will be related to the price of the ticket in cash. Air Canada has a simple reward chart which gives you the range of costs for both Air Canada and partner flights depending on the distance flown.

aeroplan award chart north america economy
The cost of one-way flights within North America.

For example, when flying within North America you'll find that short-haul one-way flights will cost you between 6,000 and 10,000 points with Air Canada or 6,000 points with partner airlines. If you're going for a long haul flight of more than 2,750 miles, you'll find that a one-way flight could cost you between 17,500 and 25,000 points when flying Air Canada or a flat 22,500 points when flying a partner airline.

Full Aeroplan Award Chart: Award Chart PDF

You'll obtain the best value for flights on Air Canada when you aim for the higher part of the range in each zone. For most reviews that I've seen, the newer program features slightly higher costs in terms of Aeroplan Miles in exchange for easier redemptions and removal of high surcharges. As always, I recommend comparing the costs of flights and weighing all your options before redeeming your miles.

There's value to be found in the program depending on where you're flying, though some flights will cost you more than they did in the old program.

Transfer Partners

You cannot transfer earned Aeroplan Miles to other programs, but you can earn Aeroplan Miles by transferring rewards earned in partner programs directly to your Aeroplan account.

Transfer Points To Aeroplan

You can use several rewards programs to beef up your Aeroplan Miles balance by transferring points. This will generally allow you to earn Aeroplan Miles faster and more efficiently when spending across several categories. You can use the Transfer Points To Aeroplan Calculator to calculate the transfer of rewards to the Aeroplan Program.

Earn Miles With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Aeroplan Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Aeroplan Miles.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total rewards and value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
The card section above may be scrollable.

Buying Rewards

If you're short a few miles and transferring points to your account isn't an option, you can consider buying Aeroplan Miles.

Cost To Buy Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles will cost you CAD $0.03 each. You can purchase as low as 1,000 Aeroplan Miles for CAD $30 and as many as 250,000 Aeroplan Miles for CAD $7,500 per transaction. A total of 500,000 Aeroplan Miles can be purchased per calendar year, whether purchased by you or gifted to you.

Buying Aeroplan Miles
Aeroplan Miles Cost
Cost Per Mile
1,000 - 250,000 Miles 3 Cents

How To Buy Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles can be purchased through the Points.com portal through the Air Canada website.

  1. Head over to the Aeroplan Buy/Gift Miles page and click Buy Miles.
  2. Log into your Aeroplan account if you haven't already.
  3. Select how many Aeroplan Miles you wish to purchase.
  4. Enter your payment details.
  5. Review the details of the order and agree to the terms & conditions.
  6. Click Buy Miles.

Points will typically post to your account immediately, but it can take up to 72 hours so you'll want to be aware of that.


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