RBC Avion points can be transferred to small handful of partners which includes one retail program and four frequent flyer programs. Depending on the redemption, this can greatly increase the value of Avion points.
List of Avion transfer partners
Avion points to British Airways Avios
Avion points can be transferred to British Airways at a 1:1 ratio. This means that 1,000 Avion points can be converted to 1,000 British Airways Avios.
British Airways is the one of the best, if not the best, transfer partner for maximizing the value of your Avion points.
Transferring points to Avios can yield high value through short-haul trips with British Airways in Europe and their partners American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in the U.S. and Canada.
Avios can also be used to fly with a handful of oneworld and airline partners. They can also be converted to Qatar Avios and redeemed for 5-star travel in Qatar's popular QSuites.
Avion points to WestJet Dollars
RBC Rewards points for Avion and non-Avion cardholders can be transferred to WestJet at a 1 to $0.01 ratio. This means that 100 points can be converted to 1 WestJet Dollar.
WestJet Dollars are typically worth face value meaning that 1 WestJet Dollar is equal to 1 dollar towards travel purchased through WestJet. This means transfers to WestJet will give your RBC points a value of 1 cent each.
This will greatly devalue your points as you can get an average of 2 cents or more per Avion point by using the RBC Air Travel Redemption Schedule or transferring points to other airline partners.
For non-Avion cardholders, this is a great option as redeeming for travel will provide the same average value of 1 cent per point.
Avion points to Hudson's Bay points
RBC Rewards points for Avion and non-Avion cardholders can be transferred to Hudson's Bay Rewards at a 1:2 ratio. This means 1,000 points can be converted to 2,000 Hudson's Bay Points.
Hudson's Bay Points have an average value of 0.5 cents each meaning that transferring points from RBC Rewards will give your points a value of 1 cent each.
As with WestJet, this will be a drop in value since you can redeem Avion points for significantly higher value.
For non-Avion cardholders, this is the same great value you would get from travel so it's a great redemption option.
RBC Avion points conversion
Use the RBC point transfer calculator to calculate the conversion of Avion points into WestJet Dollars, British Airways Avios, and other rewards.
Non-Avion cardholders will only be able to transfer points to WestJet and Hudson's Bay Rewards.
How to earn Avion points
Avion points are earned through signup bonuses and everyday spending across RBC Avion credit cards. These credit cards offer Avion points at a flat rate across all purchases and feature great travel benefits.
If you frequently travel and you want to get the most out of your points when redeemed for airfare, an RBC Avion credit card is the route to take. If you don't plan on using your points for airfare, then you'll want to consider the standard RBC rewards credit cards.
Listed below are our top picks for best Avion credit cards. Use our Avion credit card point calculators to find out how many points you can earn based on the monthly and yearly spend amounts you enter and compare the results side by side up to two credit cards from any issuer.
Can you transfer Avion points to WestJet Dollars?
Yes. Every 100 Avion points you convert will give you 1 WestJet Dollar.
Can you transfer Avion points to British Airways Avios?
Yes. You can transfer Avion points at a 1:1 ratio meaning that 1,000 points can be converted to 1,000 Avios.