American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card Calculator

Card Details & Aeroplan Miles Calculator
Card Available November 8th, 2020
3x Air Canada
3x Air Canada Vacations
2x Dining
1x Non-Category
Air Canada Mable Leaf Lounge Access
Priority Airport Services
SQM & eUpgrade Credit Rollover
Annual Worldwide Companion Pass w/ Spend
Free Checked Bag
Earn Status Qualifying Miles w/ Spend
American Express Benefits
Travel & Shopping Coverage

Calculate total Aeroplan Miles and the value of the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card. Compare side by side top travel cards based on spend and fees.

Bonus Categories

The American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card features three bonus categories which are Air Canada, Air Canada Vacations, and dining. There's no limit to the amount of bonus Aeroplan Miles you can earn in these categories and no limit to the amount of Aeroplan Miles you can earn with the card overall.

  • 3x Air Canada
  • 3x Air Canada Vacations
  • 2x Dining
    • Includes restaurant, fast food, coffee shop and drinking establishments in Canada, and delivery of food in Canada as a primary business (not groceries).
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card is stuffed to the brim with benefits such as lounge, priority benefits, the ability to earn a companion pass with spend and more.

  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges
    • 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
    • Priority airport services include:
      • Priority Airport Check-In
      • Priority Boarding
      • Priority Baggage Handling
    • Priority services applies to Air Canada flights.
    • Cardholder and up to 8 companions traveling on the same reservation can enjoy the Priority Airport Services benefit.
  • Annual Worldwide Companion Pass
    • Earn a worldwide companion pass when you spend $25,000 before the anniversary date.
    • 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
    • Receive priority access to the standby list and eUpgrades.
  • Pearson Airport Perks
    • 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)
      • Applies to authorized users with a Platinum Card
  • Free Checked Bag
    • Free checked bag is for up to 8 people traveling on the same reservation on Air Canada flights.
    • Checked bag is up to 23kg/50lb.
    • Applies to the first checked bag only meaning those who already receive a complimentary first checked will not benefit from this perk.
  • Status Qualifying Miles w/ Spend
    • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) and 1 Status Qualify Segment (SQS) for every $5,000 in purchases you charge to the card.
    • SQMs earned in this fashion do not count towards Million Mile Status.
  • Rollover Benefits
    • 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.
  • American Express Benefits
    • American Express Experiences
    • Front Of The Line
  • Travel & Shopping Coverage
    • Out of Province/Country Emergency Medical Insurance
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance
    • Trip Interruption Insurance
    • Flight Delay Insurance
    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance
    • Hotel Burglary Insurance
    • Car Rental Theft and Damage Insurance
    • Travel Accident Insurance ($500,000)
    • Travel Emergency Assistance
    • Buyer's Assurance Protection Plan
    • Purchase Protection Plan

These benefits are available to supplementary cardmembers (authorized users) who have an Aeroplan Reserve Card. Aeroplan Reserve No Fee Cards will not receive these benefits.

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The sign up bonus for the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card is not currently listed, but you can earn a waitlist bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan Points. This requires you to go to the American Express page to sign up and be notified about the new Aeroplan credit cards before and after they have been released. The waitlist bonus is on top of whatever the sign up bonus will be.

Fees & Income Requirements

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card is $599. While this is a high annual fee, the card is stacked with benefits that can easily make this card worth picking up if you frequently fly Air Canada.

Authorized User Fee

The authorized user fee for the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card is $199 which allows users to experience some of the benefits and earn Aeroplan Points. You can also add Aeroplan Reserve No Fee Cards for $0 which will allow additional users to earn points faster only. Regardless of which card you choose, I recommend adding friends or family to the card that spends in the bonus categories listed to help build your Aeroplan Miles faster.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The foreign conversion rate for the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card is not listed. My guess is that it will be 2.5% like other cards American Express and Aeroplan offers.

Income Requirements

There is no listed income requirements for the American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

Credit Card
This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any other rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
Compare A Card
Edit Card Options
Compare A Card
Family Cards
These cards are part of the same family.
Similar Cards
These are similar cards based on earning structure and other benefits (that aren't part of the same family).
Search Cards
Search for credit cards by name, rewards program, or rewards currency.
Search Results Display Here
Categories Spending
Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value, +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list, and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
Add Categories
Search for categories and click 'Add Category' to add it to the calculator. If you want to be more specific, you can specify domestic or international spend.
Type at least 3 characters.
Currently Selected:
Add Categories On Card Change
When you add/change a credit card comparision, the categories missing from the newly added card will be added to the list of categories. Toggle this off to prevent such from happening.
Clear Spend/Mobile
Clear All Spend will clear the spend in all categories in both columns and all saved values (cookies). Clear Mobile will remove the mobile pay option from all categories in both columns.
Copy Spend
Copies all spend amounts and their units of time from one column to the other. Does not copy mobilepay indicator.
Total Earnings
The sum of all spend and bonuses above this line and the cash value of it all.
From Spending
From Bonuses
From Loyalty
Cash Value
Cash value of total earnings based on currency worth.
Monetary Bonuses & Fees
Cash bonuses, annual fees, authorized user fees, and any other listed fees.
Monetary Bonuses
Annual Fee
Auth User Fee
Cash Bonuses
Annual Fee
Auth User Fee
Grand Total
The total estimated value you can get out of this card and the amount of return for your spend.
Total Card Value
The value of the card based on spend, benefits, and fees.
Total Return
The percent you are earning based on spend, earnings, and fees.

Recommended Reads