Air Canada Offers Aeroplan Status Match for U.S. Frequent Flyers [Limited Time Offer]

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Earning elite status becomes all the more worth it when the opportunity arises to “match” it to another airline or hotel program.

Air Canada Aeroplan has just introduced the hottest new status match in North America — and it’s a very generous one.

The match comes as air borders between the U.S. and Canada have opened once again for travel and was conceived as a way to incentivize would-be travelers to make cross-border trips this coming fall and winter.

Let’s take a look at the details.

The Status Match Promotion

First things first, matching your status to Aeroplan is absolutely free and easy to do. It’s not like other status match challenges that require jumping through hoops or spending a certain amount of money.

If you don’t already have an Aeroplan account set up, you can sign up for free. Once you’re set up, apply for the status match.

You’ll have to act fast to make the most of the promotion as the Air Canada website states that the offer is available “for a limited time only.”

The offer is exclusively for Aeroplan members based in the U.S. To be eligible, you’ll need to have already earned elite status with a U.S. airline loyalty program such as Alaska Mileage Plan, American AAdvantage, Delta SkyMiles, JetBlue TrueBlue, Hawaiian HawaiianMiles, or Southwest Rapid Rewards. The exception to the rule is United’s MileagePlus program, as Air Canada and United are already closely connected.

Once you’ve selected which U.S. airline you hold status with, you’ll be asked to upload proof in the format of an image of your membership card or online account. The images must show your existing level of status as well as your membership number.

Once that’s done, it shouldn’t be long before you receive a response as to the outcome of your application.

Initially, you’ll receive Aeroplan benefits until December 31, 2021. To retain the status until December 31, 2022, matchers must take 1 round-trip flight with Air Canada (Canada does not have to be the final destination) by January 15, 2022.

Aeroplan Status Levels and Benefits

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Here’s the chart showing what your current eligible status will get you with Aeroplan:

Air Canada Aeroplan EliteAmerican AAdvantageDelta SkyMilesAlaska Mileage PlanJetBlue TrueBlueSouthwest Rapid RewardsHawaiian HawaiianMiles 
25KGoldSilverMVPMosaicA-ListGold/Platinum
35KPlatinumGoldMVP GoldA-List Preferred
50KPlatinum ProPlatinumMVP Gold 75KCompanion Pass
75KExecutive PlatinumDiamond
Super EliteConciergeKey360°

For an idea of what benefits you’d get for matching your elite status, 35K is when you’d start to get access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges.

However, at 50K, the benefits begin to ramp up. At that point, you’ll get Star Alliance Gold status, which gives you access to Star Alliance business class lounges, including Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges and United Club lounges if you’re flying domestically within the U.S. You’ll also be entitled to lower requalification thresholds, priority baggage, and much more.

Hot Tip: You can find more information on Aeroplan elite status levels and benefits in our helpful guide.

Final Thoughts

Air Canada has made it quick and easy to upgrade your flying experience for free. All that’s required is that you already have some level of elite status with a U.S. airline as well as a couple of minutes of your time to apply.

So what’ll it be… a weekend trip to Montréal or a week skiing in the Canadian Rockies?


Daniel Ross

About Daniel Ross

Daniel's passion for aviation started when his dad and his brother would head to "watch the planes" from Newcastle, his local airport, when he was a kid. A few years later the love for aviation was combined with a passion for travel when at the age of 13 he boarded a plane on his own for the first time to visit his aunty in Barcelona. Daniel's globetrotting has taken him to 47 countries including Brazil, Oman, Ghana and Venezuela. Having spent time living in Brazil, France and Spain, he speaks Portuguese, French and Spanish fluently.

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