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Air Canada continues to offer an industry-leading reward proposition to members who achieve Altitude Prestige 25K and Elite 35K. Similar to other airlines, these members will enjoy priority airport & reservation services, upgrades to Business Class and Star Alliance Silver recognition. Unlike most programs, though, our members reaching Altitude Elite 35K will also enjoy complimentary access to select Maple Leaf Lounges. Add to that an accelerated earning of Bonus Aeroplan Miles for eligible flight activities, our members enjoy privileges well beyond members with similar travel frequency that opt to fly with other airlines.
Furthermore, Altitude Elite 50K and Elite 75K members enjoy an unparalleled upgrade privilege on international flights with our eUpgrade program, unmatched at that status level by any other major international carrier. Altitude Super Elite 100K members also enjoy our exclusive Concierge service, along with the industry-leading Priority Rewards benefit which offers top access to Aeroplan Flight Reward seats with no mileage premium. All of this, complemented by our threshold programs and Star Alliance Gold recognition, reflects how Air Canada delivers a highly competitive set of rewards, designed to recognize the unique needs of Canadian travelers.
Air Canada Altitude members who earn over One Million Miles with Air Canada are entitled to special recognition when they reach this impressive milestone. Altitude members who have earned over 500,000 eligible Altitude Qualifying Miles can find more details on their dashboard when they log in. If you have not reached this threshold, but would like to know your balance, please contact Aeroplan.
Note that only Altitude Qualifying Miles earned on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express (including its predecessors, such as Jazz) and Air Canada rouge since 1988 are included in the total. Flights operated by other airline partners, including the Star Alliance member airlines, as well as promotional AQM, do not apply.
You can reach Altitude status based on the number of Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments earned on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge and the Star Alliance member airlines between January 1 and December 31. Note that you will also need to complete the Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) requirement. Following the conclusion of the qualification period, your status will be valid for the next benefit year after you have been invited to choose your Select Privileges.
The qualification period for 2018 Altitude status is from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The 2018 Altitude status will be valid through February 28, 2019.
With the launch of Air Canada Altitude, we changed how we refer to Air Canada Status Miles and Air Canada Status Segments. Now they are known as Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM) and Altitude Qualifying Segments (AQS), respectively.
Note that Altitude Qualifying Miles, like Air Canada Status Miles before them, are also Aeroplan Miles, which can be redeemed for Aeroplan Rewards.
Air Canada Altitude is designed to recognize Air Canada's most frequent flyers with a range of priority travel services, lounge access and upgrades to Executive Class. Aeroplan is Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, which offers a wide range of ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with over 150 partners.
Air Canada Altitude members will continue to benefit from Air Canada's partnership with the Aeroplan Program, and will still be Aeroplan members. Like today, Altitude Qualifying Miles earned on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge and the Star Alliance member airlines, which count towards Air Canada Altitude status, are also Aeroplan Miles, which can be redeemed for Aeroplan Rewards.
The introduction of Air Canada Altitude does not impact the Aeroplan Miles you’ve accumulated in the past, or will accumulate in the future. These miles will continue to give you access to a range of rewards, including flights, merchandise and more.
Remember, to achieve Air Canada Altitude status, you need to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments combined with Altitude Qualifying Dollars earned on eligible flights. Altitude Qualifying Miles, which count towards Air Canada Altitude status, are also Aeroplan Miles, which can be redeemed for Aeroplan Rewards...