American Express Aeroplan Card

Benefits & Aeroplan Points Calculator
Review the benefits of the American Express Aeroplan Card and calculate how many points you can earn based on the spend amounts you enter.
Last Updated 2022-05-26

The American Express Aeroplan Card is an entry level card. It is a great option if you fly Air Canada only a few times per year and want to build points towards award flights.

The card also offers a handful of great benefits such as a free checked bag, the ability to reach status faster running spend through the card, and travel coverage.

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AMEX Aeroplan Card benefits

2X Air Canada & Air Canada Vacations

The American Express Aeroplan Card earns 2 Aeroplan Points per $1 spent with Air Canada which also includes purchases made with Air Canada Vacations.

1.5X Dining

The American Express Aeroplan Card earns 1.5 Aeroplan Points per $1 spent on dining purchases. This includes restaurant, fast food, coffee shop and drinking establishments in Canada, and delivery of food in Canada as a primary business (not groceries).

1X Everything Else

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

Card Benefits

Free Checked Bag

American Express Aeroplan 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 $10,000 spent on the American Express Aeroplan 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.

Travel & Shopping Coverage

AMEX Aeroplan Card 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 Card 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 Card point calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts to calculate how many points you can earn with the AMEX Aeroplan Card. Compare the results side by side up to 2 credit cards to find out which cards are best for you.

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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