Aeroplan Miles Calculators

Aeroplan Miles Calculators for earning with Aeroplan and partner credit cards based on spend and transferring points to Aeroplan using partners.

Program Details

Aeroplan is the rewards program of several Canadian based airlines which are:

  • Air Canada
  • Air Creebec
  • Canadian North
  • Calm Air
  • First Air

Do note that Aeroplan refers to their rewards as Aeroplan Points. Throughout this website you'll see them referred to as Aeroplan Miles.

Star Alliance

Air Canada is the only airline under the Aeroplan program that is part of an alliance which is the Star Alliance. This allows you to earn and redeem Aeroplan miles with other airlines in the alliance. Star alliance consists of:

  • Aegean
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • Avianca
  • Brussels Airlines
  • CopaAirlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Ethiopian
  • Eva Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Swiss
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines

Credit Card Rewards Calculators

The Aeroplan Credit Card Calculators will calculate how many Aeroplan Miles you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend across categories. It will also output the cash value of the Aeroplan credit card based on that same spend, how much you value the card benefits, and annual fees (if applicable).

You can set transfer partner credit cards to reflect Aeroplan Miles and compare side by side based on spend, benefits and fees.

You can compare the results side by side any credit cards featured on the site to find out which earns you the most rewards and the best return. If cookies are enabled, all spend entered (primary/first column only) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the website.

Best Credit Cards For Aeroplan Miles

There are no longer any co-branded Aeroplan credit cards available for U.S.-based members. The best way to build your Aeroplan Miles will be by using Aeroplan transfer partners. You can use the tool below to get a list of the best credit cards for earning Aeroplan Miles based on your spend across different categories.

Old Aeroplan Credit Cards

The Aeroplan Visa Signature Card was discontinued and was the only co-branded credit card that Aeroplan offered to members based in the United States. The card didn't offer much in terms of Aeroplan Miles and it didn't feature any benefits when flying Air Canada.

Redeeming Rewards & Cash Value

Aeroplan Miles can be redeemed for award flights with Air Canada and their airline partners and through the Air Canada Vacations portal towards vacation packages. It's not hard to find good value in Aeroplan Miles for travel within the United States. Most redemptions that I tested offered around 1.3 cents in value (USD). There were plenty of business class redemptions which easily offered 3 to 4 cents in value as well.

Redeeming For Award Flights

Aeroplan Miles can be redeemed for award flights on Air Canada and partner airlines. You can redeem Aeroplan Miles for award flights with these airlines:

  • Aegean
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air Creebec
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian
  • Avianca
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Canadian North
  • CopaAirlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egyptair
  • Ethiopian
  • Etihad
  • Eurowings
  • Eva Air
  • GOL
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Olympic Air
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Swiss
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thai Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vistara

When redeeming Aeroplan Miles, the price you pay in points will be related to the price of the ticket in cash. Air Canada has a simple reward chart which gives you the range of costs for both Air Canada and partner flights depending on the distance flown.

aeroplan award chart north america economy
The cost of one-way flights within North America.

For example, when flying within North America you'll find that short-haul one-way flights will cost you between 6,000 and 10,000 points with Air Canada or 6,000 points with partner airlines. If you're going for a long haul flight of more than 2,750 miles, you'll find that a one-way flight could cost you between 17,500 and 25,000 points when flying Air Canada or a flat 22,500 points when flying a partner airline.

Full Aeroplan Award Chart: Award Chart PDF

You'll obtain the best value for flights on Air Canada when you aim for the higher part of the range in each zone. For most reviews that I've seen, the newer program features slightly higher costs in terms of Aeroplan Miles in exchange for easier redemptions and removal of high surcharges. As always, I recommend comparing the costs of flights and weighing all your options before redeeming your miles.

There's value to be found in the program depending on where you're flying, though some flights will cost you more than they did in the old program.

Transfer Partners

You cannot transfer earned Aeroplan Miles to other programs, but you can earn Aeroplan Miles by transferring rewards earned in partner programs directly to your Aeroplan account.

Transfer Points To Aeroplan

You can use several rewards programs to beef up your Aeroplan Miles balance by transferring points. This provides an easier and faster way to build points on everyday spend. This also allows you to earn large amounts of miles fast through partner credit card sign up bonuses. Transferring points to Aeroplan is the best option for those based in the U.S. that are looking to earn lots of Aeroplan Miles.

You can use the Transfer Points To Aeroplan Calculator to calculate the transfer of rewards to the Aeroplan Program. Do note that some programs may have minimum and maximum transfer restrictions.

Earning Miles With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Aeroplan Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Aeroplan Miles.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
The card section above may be scrollable.

You can use the Best Credit Cards For Aeroplan Miles to find out which credit cards listed above earn you the most Aeroplan Miles based on your spend.

Earning Rewards

Aeroplan Miles can be earned flying Aeroplan and partner airlines. You can also earn points spending with travel partners including Avis, Budget, Park'N Fly, and many more programs.

Flying Air Canada

When flying Air Canada, you'll earn Aeroplan Miles based on the distance you fly and miles can be earned on every fare. Along with earning Aeroplan Miles, you'll also earn Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) on most fares as well. These are all earned as a percentage based on the miles flown as shown in the image below.

Flying Aeroplan Airline Partners

Aeroplan Miles can be earned flying Star Alliance partners, codeshares, and select other partner airlines. All-in-all, you can earn Aeroplan Miles flying 42 different airlines which are:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air China
  • Air Creebec
  • Air India
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Serbia
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Azul Brazilian Airlines
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Canadian North
  • Cathay Dragon
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Central Mountain Air
  • Copa Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Egypt Air
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • Eurowings
  • EVA Air
  • GOL
  • Juneyao Airlines
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Middle East Airlines
  • Olympic Air
  • Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
  • Shenzhen Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • SriLankan Airlines
  • SWISS
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • THAI
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United
  • Virgin Australia
  • Vistara

The amount of Aeroplan Miles and Status Qualifying Miles you earn will depend on the airline. You can get a breakdown of what each partner offers on the Air Canada Airline Partners page.

Aeroplan Travel Partners

Aeroplan Miles can be earned booking hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages. You can also earn miles when paying for parking at select airports.

Car Partners

Aeroplan Miles can be earned per booked rental with several car rental agencies. Those agencies are:

  • Avis (500 Miles + 25% Off Rates)
  • Budget (250 Miles + 25% Off Rates)
  • Payless (50 Miles + 5% Off Rates)

Hotel Partners

Aeroplan Miles can be earned using several hotel loyalty programs. This will typically either be by converting your hotel rewards points to Aeroplan Miles or by earning them directly on qualifying stays by changing your earning preferences in your hotel loyalty account. You can earn Aeroplan Miles with the following hotel chains/brands:

  • Accor - All Live Limitless (Convert)
  • Best Western Rewards (Earn & Convert)
  • Choice Privileges (Earn & Convert)
  • Coast Hotels (Earn & Convert)
  • Hilton Honors (Convert)
  • IHG Hotels (Earn & Convert)
  • Langham Hotels & Resorts, Chelsea Hotel (Earn)
  • Marriott Bonvoy (Earn & Convert)
  • Radisson Rewards (Convert)
  • Shangri-La Golden Circle (Earn & Convert)
  • Wyndham Rewards (Earn & Covert)

Airport Parking Partners

You can earn Aeroplan Miles parking at various airports. Parking partners includes:

  • Aéroports de Montréal (Up To 1,000 Miles)
  • Park & Jet Calgary (Up To 500 Miles)
  • Park'N Fly (Up To 150 Miles)

Air Canada Vacations

Aeroplan Miles can be earned for travel on Air Canada operated flights with every flight-inclusive package booked with Air Canada Vacations. This is an easy way to bundle everything together and earn some easy miles.

Aeroplan Retail Partners

You can earn Aeroplan Miles spending with more than 150 retail partners. This can mainly be done using the Aeroplan eStore though some retailers do allow you to earn points online or in-store when checking out assuming you've linked your accounts. You can get the full list of partners on the Air Canada Partners page or by going to the Aeroplan eStore.

Buying Rewards

If you're short a few miles and transferring points to your account isn't an option, you can consider buying Aeroplan Miles.

Cost To Buy Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles will cost you CAD $0.03 each. You can purchase as low as 1,000 Aeroplan Miles for CAD $30 and as many as 250,000 Aeroplan Miles for CAD $7,500 per transaction. A total of 500,000 Aeroplan Miles can be purchased per calendar year, whether purchased by you or gifted to you.

Buying Aeroplan Miles
Aeroplan Miles Cost
Cost Per Mile
1,000 - 250,000 Miles 3 Cents (CAD)

How To Buy Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Miles can be purchased through the Points.com portal through the Air Canada website.

  1. Head over to the Aeroplan Buy/Gift Miles page and click Buy Miles.
  2. Log into your Aeroplan account if you haven't already.
  3. Select how many Aeroplan Miles you wish to purchase.
  4. Enter your payment details.
  5. Review the details of the order and agree to the terms & conditions.
  6. Click Buy Miles.

Points will typically post to your account immediately, but it can take up to 72 hours so you'll want to be aware of that.


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