AMEX Aeroplan Business Reserve Card

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Review the card benefits and calculate how many Aeroplan Points you can earn with the American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve.
Last Updated 2022-05-26

If you're looking to maximize your business expenses towards travel with Aeroplan, you'll want to consider the American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card.

It offers a 3X Aeroplan Points per $1 spent on purchases made with Air Canada and Air Canada vacations, 2X points on eligible hotels and car rentals, and 1X points on everything else. It's also packed with benefits which includes lounge access and an annual companion pass after spending $25,000 in purchases on the card during the anniversary year.

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AMEX Aeroplan Business Reserve benefits

3X Air Canada & Air Canada Vacations

The American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card earns 3 Aeroplan Points per $1 spent with Air Canada which also includes purchases made with Air Canada Vacations.

2X Hotel

The American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card earns 2 Aeroplan Points per $1 spent at hotels. Hotel spend made through American Express Travel Services is eligible.

2X Car Rental

The American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card earns 2 Aeroplan Points per $1 spent on car rentals. Car Rental spend made through American Express Travel Services is eligible.

1X Everything Else

The American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card earns 1 Aeroplan Point per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Card Benefits

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges

American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card holders and authorized users of the card will enjoy access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada Cafes in North America with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight.

Priority Airport Services

American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card holders and authorized users of the card will receive priority airport services on Air Canada flights. This benefit will apply to the cardholder and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation.

Priority airport services include:

  • Priority Airport Check-In
  • Priority Boarding
  • Priority Baggage Handling

Annual Worldwide Companion Pass

Earn a worldwide companion pass when you spend $25,000 on the American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card before the anniversary date.

This companion pass allows you to buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed based fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD. The base fare you have to pay will depend on your destination:

  • $99 CAD - Within Canada & Continental US
  • $299 CAD - to/from Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean
  • $499 CAD - South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • $599 CAD - Asia, Australia, New Zealand

Taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges will still need to be paid on the companion ticket in addition to the base fare.

Priority Upgrades

As an American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card holder, you'll receive priority access to the standby list and eUpgrades.

Pearson Airport Perks

American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card holders and authorized users of the card will receive benefits at Pearson Airport. This includes:

  • Complimentary Valet Service (T1, T3)
  • 15% Discount Airport Express Park (T1) and Daily Park (T1, T3)
  • 15% Discount Car Care Services
  • Use of Pearson Priority Security Lane (T1, T3)

Free Checked Bag

American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card holders and authorized users of the card will receive a free checked bag on Air Canada Flights. This benefit will apply to up to 8 people traveling on the same reservation.

Do note that this benefit applies to the first checked bag only meaning those who already receive a complimentary first checked will not benefit from this perk.

Free checked bag is up to 23kg/50lb.

Status Qualifying Miles

For every $5,000 spent on the American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card, you will receive 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) and 1 Status Qualify Segment (SQS).

SQMs earned in this fashion do not count towards Million Mile Status.

Rollover Benefits

As an American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card holder, you'll be able to rollover up to 200,000 Status Qualifying Miles from the prior qualification year to the next. Unused eUpgrade credits can also be rolled over into the following year.

Travel & Shopping Coverage

AMEX Aeroplan Business Reserve points value

Redemption Option Average value in cents
Flights with Air Canada and partners 2
Using points to book hotels 0.8 - 1.1
Redeeming points for gift cards 0.71
Using points for car rentals 0.6 - 0.7
Redeeming points towards Aeroplan eStore purchases 0.41 - 0.65

Aeroplan Points earned with the AMEX Aeroplan Business Reserve are worth an average of 2 cents each. This means that 10,000 points has a rough cash value of $200 when used for award flights with Air Canada and their partners.

AMEX Aeroplan Business Reserve point calculator

Input your monthly and yearly business expenses to find out how many Aeroplan Points you can earn with the American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card. Compare the results side by side up to 2 credit cards from any issuer to find out which cards earn you the most rewards.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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