Air Canada Aeroplan points expire 18 months after account inactivity.
Earning, redeeming, donating, transferring, or converting points within that 18-month period will extend the lifespan of your points.
There’s a slim chance your points will expire with so many options available.
However, we’ll still go into detail on what these methods are to guarantee that your points are always safe and secure.
How to Keep Aeroplan Points from Expiring
Resetting the clock on your Aeroplan points typically involves two types of qualifying activities: earning points or redeeming points. Here are some examples below:
1. Flying on Air Canada or a Partner Airline
|Star Alliance Airlines|
|Air China||Air India|
|Air New Zealand||ANA|
|Asiana Airlines||Austrian Airlines|
|Copa Airlines||Croatia Airlines|
|EVA Air||LOT Polish|
|TAP Portugal||Thai Airways|
|Turkish Airlines||United Airlines|
2. Stay at a Partner Hotel
You can extend the validity of your Aeroplan points whenever you earn points at a partner hotel or redeem points towards a partner hotel.
3. Book a Car Rental
Earn points when you book a car rental or use your points to book a car rental on the Air Canada portal.
4. Transferring Points to Your Aeroplan Account
5. Shop at Partner Stores (online or in-store)
For example, Amazon lets you earn 2 points per dollar at checkout.
Meanwhile, Starbucks lets you earn 25 Aeroplan points for every $50-$74.99 in-store purchase, or 100 points for every $75+ in-store purchase.
Linking your Aeroplan account and partner-retailer account might be needed for your points to reflect.
6. Buy Gift Cards
7. Events and Experiences
8. Use Your Aeroplan Credit Card
9. Buy, Donate or Gift Points
Comparing Aeroplan Against other Program's Expiration Policies
Here are some of the expiration policies of other programs. We’ll keep this table updated if there are any changes.
|AeroMexico||24 months after inactivity|
|Air Canada (Aeroplan)||18 months after inactivity|
|Air France (Flying Blue)||24 months after inactivity|
|Alaska Airlines||24 months after inactivity|
|American Airlines||18 months after inactivity|
|Asiana Airlines||10 years|
|British Airways||36 months after inactivity|
|Delta Air Lines||Never|
|Etihad||24 months from inactivity|
|EVA Air||36 months|
|Iberia||36 months after inactivity|
|Korean Air||10 years|
|Qantas||18 months after inactivity|
|Qatar Airways||36 months after inactivity|
|Singapore Airlines||36 months|
|Turkish Airlines||3 years|
Historically, Aeroplan points expired after 12 months from account inactivity, so it’s great that the program increased it to 18 months.
Frequent flyers shouldn’t have any problems with their points expiring because Aeroplan offers lots of ways to reset them.
However, getting an Aeroplan card is the easiest way to keep your points from expiring. Just keep your card active, make a single purchase within 18 months, and you’re all set.