AMEX Aeroplan Reserve Card

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

The AMEX Aeroplan Reserve Card is an excellent choice if you're looking to maximize the benefits you receive with Air Canada. The card offers lounge access, priority airport services, an annual companion pass, and much more.

You'll also be able to earn 3X Aeroplan Points on Air Canada and Air Canada Vacation purchases, 2X on dining purchases, and 1X on everything else.

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AMEX Aeroplan Reserve benefits

3X Air Canada & Air Canada Vacations

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

2X Dining

The AMEX Aeroplan Reserve Card earns 2 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 AMEX Aeroplan Reserve Card earns 1 Aeroplan Point per $1 spent on all other purchases.

Card Benefits

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges

AMEX Aeroplan 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

AMEX Aeroplan 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 AMEX Aeroplan 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 AMEX Aeroplan Reserve Card holder, you'll receive priority access to the standby list and eUpgrades.

Pearson Airport Perks

AMEX Aeroplan 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

AMEX Aeroplan 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 AMEX Aeroplan 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 AMEX Aeroplan 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 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 Reserve 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 Reserve point calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts to calculate how many points you can earn with the AMEX Aeroplan Reserve 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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