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Altitude Program Ties Earning Elite Level Status to Spend with Altitude Qualifying Dollars Starting in 2016

Earning elite level status in the Altitude frequent flier loyalty program starting in 2017 will be tied to how much you spend annually on eligible Air Canada flights with the introduction on Friday, January 1, 2016 of Altitude Qualifying Dollars — which will represent the monetary value associated with an eligible ticket — and they will be combined with the number of either Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments you earn over the course of a year to determine which level of elite status you earned.

The introduction of Altitude Qualifying Dollars also…

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Earn Up to 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles: Earn Your Wings With Air Canada

Earn Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles by earning and collecting Wings and Badges during the Earn Your Wings promotion by flying as a passenger on qualifying flights through Sunday, July 12, 2015 — and if you rank amongst the top 20 participants in terms of the total number of Wings you have earned during this promotion, you will receive an additional 500,000 miles, as 10,000,000 bonus Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles will be distributed equally amongst the top 20 participants.

According to the terms and conditions of this promotion…

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Air Canada Airplane Accident in Nova Scotia: At Least 23 People Injured; No Deaths Reported

An Airbus A320-211 aircraft which operated as Air Canada flight 624 and originated in Toronto was on its final approach to its destination at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia when it prematurely landed approximately 335 meters short of the runway early this morning, resulting in an accident which the aircraft suffered significant damage after smashing through an antenna array and skidded on its underside before finally coming to rest.

None of the 133 passengers and five members of the flight crew were killed in the accident; but at least 23 people who suffered from injuries were reportedly…

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Court Rejects Ruling of Air Canada Separating Dogs From Allergic Passengers

The Canadian Transportation Agency has been ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal to reconsider a ruling imposed on August of 2013 which required Air Canada to separate dogs from passengers with dog allergies in its airline cabins on airplanes, finding that there was no significant evidence for the ruling and done without consideration to the argument from Air Canada that a less intrusive remedy could be found.

According to this article from The Canadian Press via CTV News, Air Canada was ordered to…

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Enter for a Chance to Win a Flight For Two in Business Class With Giftmassive Giveaway by Air Canada

Participate in the Giftmassive Giveaway by Air Canada everyday until December 24, 2014, and you could win a surprise discount on your next flight operated by Air Canada — or perhaps even a free flight. You may keep the prize; or spread some holiday cheer by sending it to a friend. Everyone who plays will be eligible to win the grand prize: a flight for two in the business class cabin to any of the 180 destinations served by Air Canada.

In addition to the grand prize, there are 1,000,065 other prizes to be won during the contest period — consisting of the following…

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How to Earn Up to 15,000 Bonus Award Miles with United Airlines or Air Canada

Fly as a passenger on one paid qualifying round-trip itinerary between January 16, 2015, and March 10, 2015 — non-stop between the United States or Canada and Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Heathrow, Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle or Zurich — and earn 7,500 bonus miles.

Then, fly as a passenger again on a second paid qualifying non-stop round-trip itinerary between the North American and European airports and destinations listed above between January 16, 2015, and March 10, 2015 and earn another bonus 7,500 miles. Voilà! You have earned a maximum bonus of 15,000 miles!

All you have to do is…

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Best Quarter in History for Air Canada

“I am extremely pleased to report Air Canada’s best financial performance of any quarter in the Corporation’s 77-year history, surpassing previous records for adjusted net income, operating income and EBITDAR”, said Calin Rovinescu, who is the president and chief executive officer of Air Canada.

According to this press release, Air Canada experienced the highest adjusted net income and operating income results of any quarter in its history…

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Air Canada Not Honoring Mistake Award Redemptions?

Reports are starting to filter in that Air Canada apparently launched an audit as a result of an award pricing mistake which occurred last week where members of the Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program were able to travel anywhere in the world for the same price as a domestic round-trip award, which is 50,000 Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program points…

…and it appears that the warning that the “deal” may very likely not be honored may be coming true.

According to…

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