Aeroplan Points Value Explained

Aeroplan points don’t have a fixed value.

Instead, their worth fluctuates based on the reward you redeem them for.

The average value of Aeroplan points ranges from 0.70 cents to 2 cents per point.

To determine how much your Aeroplan points are worth, divide the price of your desired reward by the number of points required to purchase it.

The resulting figure is the value of one Aeroplan point.

For example, if a specific reward requires 10,000 points and costs $185, each point has a value of 1.85 cents ($185/10,000).

Highest Value for Aeroplan Points

The best way to get maximum value from Aeroplan points is to redeem them for a flight through Air Canada or one of its many partner airlines.

This isn’t surprising, as Aeroplan is a loyalty program geared toward travel.

So, how much is an Aeroplan point worth if you redeem it for airfare?

That depends on several factors, including your seat class, destination, departure city, airline, and time of year you’re travelling.

In general, Aeroplan points are worth between 1.5 cents and 2.8 cents per point when used for flights.

The lower end of this range is typical for economy seats, while the upper end is typical for business-class seats.

Therefore, if you’re looking for the most profitable return on your points, opting for a business-class ticket usually provides the best value.

However, remember that premium seats require a higher number of points for redemption.

Check out Aeroplan’s Flight Reward Chart to see how many points you must collect for your desired flight.

Furthermore, Aeroplan points are generally worth more if you choose destinations in Canada (on average, 2 cents per point).

Flights to the U.S. and Asia offer less value in comparison, followed by European destinations, which provide the lowest return overall.

Lowest Value for Aeroplan Points

Gift cards from various retailers offer the lowest redemption value for Aeroplan points.

The redemption rate can be as low as 0.70 cents per point.

Conversion rates for hotel accommodation, merchandise, Air Canada Vacations, and car rentals are higher.

However, they’re still subpar compared to the value you receive when you apply your points toward flights, averaging less than one cent per point.

For this reason, you’re almost always better off saving your Aeroplan points for lucrative airfare deals. 

Air Canada gift cards are a good alternative; the redemption rate is one cent per point.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Aeroplan still worth it?
  • How many Aeroplan points do I need to upgrade to business class?
  • If you wish to upgrade your seat to business class, you’ll need to redeem an additional 10,000 to 120,000 Aeroplan points depending on your destination. You can consult Aeroplan’s Flight Reward Chart to estimate the points required for different seat classes.

  • Is 100,000 Aeroplan points a lot?
  • Whether 100,000 Aeroplan points is a high number is entirely subjective – it depends on the rewards you wish to apply them toward.

    You can fly economy class to almost any destination worldwide with that many points. This amount is also enough to fully cover a business-class flight anywhere in North America. However, you’ll need over 100,000 points to pay for business-class tickets to Europe and Asia.

    Another worthwhile redemption aside from airfare is an Air Canada gift card, which will net you $1,000 in value for 100,000 Aeroplan points.

  • How much is 115,000 Aeroplan points worth?
  • Assuming the average value of an Aeroplan point is one cent, 115,000 Aeroplan points are equivalent to $1,150.

    However, Aeroplan points range in value from about 0.70 cents to 2 cents (sometimes more); their value fluctuates based on the type of reward you choose.

  • How much is 30,000 Aeroplan miles worth?
  • Assuming the average value of an Aeroplan point is one cent, 30,000 Aeroplan points are worth $300.

    Remember that Aeroplan points’ value depends on the type of reward you wish to apply them toward. Redemption rates generally range from 0.70 cents to 2 cents per point.

  • How many Aeroplan points is $100?
  • Assuming the average value of an Aeroplan point is one cent, you’ll need to collect 10,000 Aeroplan points to have $100 in value redemption. However, remember that your points’ worth will vary depending on the type of rewards you redeem them for.

Mark Gregorski

Mark is passionate about educating people on how the financial markets work and providing tips to help them better manage their money. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and has more than a decade of experience as an accountant.

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