ALL ABOUT ALTITUDE
Air Canada Altitude is designed to enhance the travel experiences of our most frequent flyers. Open to world travellers, businesspeople, adventurers, dreamers, doers and curious people like you, Altitude is your ticket to an ever-growing world of experiences.
Reach Air Canada Altitude status based on the number of Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM) or Altitude Qualifying Segments (AQS) earned on eligible flights operated by Air Canada and the Star Alliance member airlines between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
Note that you will also need to complete the Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) requirement.
Earning AQM, AQS & AQD
For every eligible flight operated by Air Canada and the Star Alliance member airlines, you'll earn AQM and AQS that will help you reach a higher Altitude status. Of course, the AQM you earn are also Aeroplan Miles, which can be redeemed for a range of Aeroplan Rewards. To learn more about the number of AQM and AQS you'll earn when flying, visit aeroplan.com.
You'll earn AQD for the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge as well as on eligible codeshare flights marketed by Air Canada and operated by Star Alliance member airlines ticketed on Air Canada ticket stock (ticket numbers beginning with '014'). You will also earn AQD for eligible Flight Pass purchases and eUpgrade Add-ons, based on the monetary value of the purchase. To learn more about AQD.
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See the chart below for the number of AQM or AQS required to reach Altitude status for 2017. Remember, you will also need to meet the AQD requirement as outlined below in order to reach Altitude status.
|Altitude Qualifying Miles |
|Altitude Qualifying Segments |
|Altitude Qualifying Dollars*
*Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) represent the monetary value associated to an eligible ticket and, combined with the number of AQM or AQS you fly, will determine your Altitude status in 2017. You'll earn AQD for the base fare and carrier-imposed surcharges (Y,YQ and YR) on eligible flights flown operated by Air Canada and on codeshare flights marketed by Air Canada and operated by Star Alliance member airlines, as well as for eligible Flight Pass purchases and eUpgrade Add-ons. To learn more about AQD.
For non-Canadian residents, the Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) will be 50% lower than the published amounts found in the chart above. Proof of address may be requested in order to apply non-Canadian resident AQD requirements. For eligible members, the AQD tracker will be updated to reflect these new lowered requirements by March 1, 2016.
As an Altitude member, you'll enjoy exclusive privileges and offers from Air Canada and its partners, including:
- Priority reservation and airport services
- Complimentary access to the Maple Leaf Lounge
- Upgrades to Business Class
- Complimentary checked baggage allowance
- Star Alliance recognition with over 25 Star Alliance member airlines worldwide
- Select Privileges to further personalize your Altitude status
- Exclusive Altitude Partner Offers
- And much more
... And that's not all!
With Altitude Threshold Rewards, Altitude members earn additional eUpgrade Credits at certain AQM or AQS levels. Additionally, reach certain AQM or AQS thresholds, and you'll be able to choose from a selection of Threshold Gifts, including:
- Gift Certificates
- Bonus Aeroplan Miles
- Stays at exclusive hotel properties
- Complimentary Flight Passes
- And much more
Altitude members enjoy exclusive partner offers – so exclusive, we can't tell you any more than that. With partners including those listed, you could be on your way to more discounts, more bonus miles and even more recognition.