ALTITUDE PRIVILEGES

All Air Canada Altitude members fly in a world of privilege. Core Privileges are the benefits a world traveller can't live without – and Select Privileges are the ones you won't want to live without. The privileges outlined below are valid through February 29, 2016. Click here to view the 2014 program privileges.

 
 

Select Privileges

Select Privileges are added benefits that let you personalize your travel experience. They define who you are as a traveller and are crucial to getting the most out of your Altitude status.

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Core Privileges

Core Privileges form the basis of your enhanced travel experience. From upgrades to priority travel services, you'll be recognized every step of the way.

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Priority Reservation Services
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Be first in line when you contact the Air Canada and Aeroplan Call Centres.

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Waitlist with priority for a flight at full capacity. Should a seat become available prior to the flight departure date, you will be assigned that seat with priority if you have purchased an eligible fare. Note that this does not apply to Aeroplan Flight Rewards.

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Take a seat at the front of the Economy Class cabin on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge. Seat selection fees may apply with some fares.

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with Latitude fares on all markets
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with Latitude fares on all markets
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with Latitude fares on International markets; with Flex fares within North America
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with Latitude or Flex fares on all markets
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with all fares on all markets

With the purchase of an eligible fare, access Preferred Seats with extra legroom, such as those in exit rows on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge. This privilege applies to you and your travel companion(s) when travelling on the same booking.

Learn more about eligible fares

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with Flex fares on all markets
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with Flex fares on all markets
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with Flex fares on International markets

With the purchase of an eligible fare, enjoy a 50% discount on Preferred Seats, which offer extra legroom, on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge. This privilege applies to you and your travel companion(s) when travelling on the same booking.

Learn more about eligible fares

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When a flight is booked to capacity, simply reserve a seat in Economy Class on flights operated by Air Canada and Air Canada Express, with the purchase of a full-fare ticket (booking class Y) at least 6 hours prior to departure. This also applies to one travel companion who must be on the same reservation. This does not apply to Flight Pass reservations, or on Air Canada flights numbered AC1600 to AC1799.

Priority Airport Services
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Check-in at the Air Canada Business Class counters when traveling on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge. Altitude Elite 50K, Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members may check-in at a Star Alliance Gold counter when traveling with any Star Alliance member airline. Altitude Super Elite 100K members have access to exclusive check-in counters in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

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Standby with priority for another flight at the airport. Should a seat become available, you will be assigned that seat with priority if you have purchased an eligible fare.

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3 bags, 32 kg each
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Enjoy a complimentary checked baggage allowance on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge, regardless of fare purchased. Altitude Elite 50K, Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members will also enjoy a complimentary checked baggage allowance when traveling with any Star Alliance member airline. Contact the carrier operating your flight for details on their baggage policy.

Learn more about your complimentary checked baggage allowance

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Enjoy waived handling fees when special items such as bicycles and surfboards are checked within your complimentary checked baggage allowance on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge.

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Find your bag among the first on the baggage carrousel upon the arrival of flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge and any Star Alliance member airline.

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Speed through the security screening process via dedicated lanes at many airports worldwide.

Learn more about priority security clearance.
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Board your flight first, or at your leisure, via a dedicated lane on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge. Altitude Elite 50K, Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members may also board first when traveling with any Star Alliance member airline, where available.

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Enjoy the personalized and superior service of Air Canada Concierge agents, who will assist with special requests and daily operational issues, such as monitoring flight connections, proactively rebooking flights, and ensuring your travel experience is as comfortable as possible. This service is available at select airports:

  • Canada: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg
  • United States: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia, San Francisco
  • International: Beijing, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, London-Heathrow, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Milan, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai, Sydney,Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Zurich
Lounge Access
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Choose this Select Privilege and indulge the guests of your choice with the comfort and amenities of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges. Each pass is valid for access to Maple Leaf Lounges located in the domestic and transborder zones of Canadian airports, as well as those in Los Angeles and New York (LaGuardia). Access applies when you and your guests are traveling on a same-day flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada rouge. Visitors under the age of majority must be accompanied by an adult.

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When travelling on a same-day flight operated by Air Canada Express from Montreal to Toronto City Airport, enjoy the comfort and amenities of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge located in the domestic departure zone of Montreal Trudeau Airport. Visitors under the age of majority must be accompanied by an adult.

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Enjoy the comfort and amenities of select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges located in the domestic and transborder departures zones of Canadian airports, along with those in Los Angeles and New York (LaGuardia). Subject to space availability, you can invite immediate family members (spouse and dependant children) and a first guest at no charge. Access applies when you and your guests are traveling on a same-day flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge or any Star Alliance member airline. Visitors under the age of majority must be accompanied by an adult.

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Enjoy the comfort and amenities of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges. Subject to space availability, in the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges, you can invite immediate family members (spouse and dependant children) and a first guest at no charge. Access applies when you and your guest(s) are traveling on a same-day flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge or any Star Alliance member airline. Visitors under the age of majority must be accompanied by an adult.

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Enjoy the comfort and amenities of Star Alliance lounges worldwide. Subject to space availability, you can invite one guest at no charge. Access applies when you and your guest are traveling on a same-day flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge or any Star Alliance member airline.

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Enjoy the comfort and amenities of the London Heathrow Arrivals Lounge in Terminal 2. Subject to space availability, you can invite one guest at no charge. Access applies when you and your guest are traveling on a flight arriving on the same-day operated by Air Canada or Air Canada rouge. Visitors under the age of majority must be accompanied by an adult.

eUpgrades
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Choose this Select Privilege and eUpgrade Credits will be deposited into your aircanada.com eUpgrade account. Credits can be used on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge in order to upgrade to Business Class, Premium Economy or Premium rouge.

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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares

With the required number of eUpgrade Credits, upgrade on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge with the purchase of an eligible fare. Sun destinations are defined as those within the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

Lean more about eligible fares for eUpgrades

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with Premium Economy Flexible, Latitude or select Flex fares
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with Premium Economy Flexible, Latitude or select Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares
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with Premium Economy, Latitude or Flex fares

With the required number of eUpgrade Credits, access the comforts of International Business Class, Premium Economy or Premium rouge on flights operated by Air Canada or Air Canada rouge with the purchase of an eligible fare. International flights are defined as those between Canada and Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East & South America.

Learn more about eligible fares for eUpgrades

Premium Economy Flexible & Latitude: Anytime
Premium Economy Lowest & Flex: 2 days
Premium Economy Flexible & Latitude: Anytime
Premium Economy Lowest & Flex: 4 days
Premium Economy Flexible & Latitude: Anytime
Premium Economy Lowest & Flex: 5 days
Premium Economy Flexible & Latitude: Anytime
Premium Economy Lowest & Flex: 6 days
Premium Economy Flexible & Latitude: Anytime
Premium Economy Lowest & Flex: 7 days

Request your eUpgrade within the booking window for your eligible fare.

Learn more about your eUpgrade Booking Window

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Upgrades on Air Canada Vacations reservations are permitted on a standby basis, and may only be requested at check-in for eligible flights operated by Air Canada departing from or destined to a Sun destination within the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Certain flights departing Cuba are excluded.

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Enjoy the privilege of upgrading one companion who is traveling on the same reservation as you, known as an eUpgrade Travel Companion. In addition, at the airport on the day of departure, you can also upgrade one additional companion not travelling on the same reservation as you, but on the same flight as you.

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Share your upgrade privilege with a designated eUpgrade Nominee, even when you are not travelling with them.

Learn more about eUpgrade Nominees
Exclusive Rewards
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Earn a minimum of 250 miles for eligible fares on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge and Star Alliance member airlines, regardless of distance traveled. This will reflect the accrual factor of your purchased fare (for instance, a fare which earns 25% of miles flown on a flight segment less than 250 miles will earn 63 miles).

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Choose this Select Privilege and earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles as designated on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge, Copa Airlines and United. Also earn a bonus on eligible flights operated by Austrian, brussels airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS . This bonus applies to Aeroplan Miles earned for distance flown between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Note that if you qualify for a higher status with Early Recognition, the bonus applies as of when your status is confirmed by email. Bonus Aeroplan Miles are not Altitude Qualifying Miles and do not count towards reaching Altitude status.

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Choose this Select Privilege and enjoy complimentary Air Canada Café or Maple Leaf Lounge access on eligible reservations completed at aircanada.com. Up to six passengers may travel on these reservations. Applies only on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge, and all travel must be booked and completed by June 30, 2016.

Air Canada Café only applies on flights within North America over 2 hours. Maple Leaf Lounge access only applies in departure and/or connection airports with a lounge available. This privilege cannot be used in conjunction with Flight Pass reservations or Aeroplan Flight Rewards, be applied retroactively to a previously completed reservation, or be used together with another promotion code.

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Reach certain Altitude Qualifying Mile or Altitude Qualifying Segment thresholds, and pick from a range of Threshold Gifts and enjoy additional Threshold eUpgrade Credits.

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Access additional Aeroplan Fixed Mileage Flight Reward seats on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, or Air Canada rouge.

Learn more about Priority Rewards.
45,000 AQM
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45 AQS*
70,000 AQM
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70 AQS*
95,000 AQM
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90 AQS*

Choose this Select Privilege and enjoy a lower requalification level to reach 2016 Altitude status. Note that the Minimum Air Canada Flight Requirement will continue to apply, and that this lower level only applies when requalifying for the same Altitude status level.

Members who choose this Select Privilege during the Early Recognition period will instead be awarded with 1,500 Altitude Qualifying Miles.

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Choose this Select Privilege and award Altitude Elite 50K status to a friend, valid through February 29, 2016. Note that this friend must be chosen prior October 15, 2015.

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Travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S.
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Travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S.
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Travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S.
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For Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards reservations made as of March 1, 2015, enjoy a carrier surcharge (YQ only) waiver for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge.

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Travel between Canada and international destinations

For Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards reservations made as of March 1, 2015, enjoy a carrier fuel surcharge (YQ only) waiver for travel within Canada and international destinations on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada rouge.

Exclusive Offers
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Choose this Select Privilege and for every eligible Flight Pass activity completed between January 1 (or as of when your status is confirmed by email) and December 31, eUpgrade Credits will be deposited into your aircanada.com eUpgrade account. Credits can be used on eligible flights operated by Air Canada and Air Canada Express in order to upgrade to Business Class. Following an eligible activity, it may take up to two weeks for eUpgrade Credits to be deposited into your aircanada.com eUpgrade account.

Learn more about Flight Pass activities & purchases eligible for this offer.

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Choose this Select Privilege and for every eligible Flight Pass activity completed between January 1 (or as of when your status is confirmed by email) and December 31. Altitude Qualifying Miles will be deposited into your Aeroplan Account. These AQMs will help you reach a higher Altitude status, and are also Aeroplan Miles which can be redeemed for Aeroplan Rewards. Following an eligible activity, it may take up to two weeks for Altitude Qualifying Miles to be deposited into your Aeroplan Account.

Learn more about Flight Pass activities & purchases eligible for this offer.

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Reach a higher 2015 Altitude status prior to October 15, 2015, and you will be invited to choose your Select Privileges and will enjoy that status immediately for the rest of the benefit year. Note that with the introduction of the revised Minimum Air Canada Flight Requirement, you will be required to reach the new published criteria in order to secure status in 2016.

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Enjoy an exclusive discount on an eligible Duty Free Boutique purchase onboard an international flight operated by Air Canada.

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Discover a range of new exclusive offers, brought to you by Air Canada and its partners. Log-in and visit the 'My Partner Offers' page to learn more.

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Access superior recognition around the world with major hotel partners.

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Choose this Select Privilege and become eligible for a discount on the purchase of any Maple Leaf Club membership. As a member, you'll enjoy all of the comfort and amenities of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges, and of select partner lounges. Learn more about the Maple Leaf Club.

Star Alliance Recognition
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Be recognized by over 25 Star Alliance member airlines around the world. Enjoy the following, depending upon your status:

  • Star Alliance Silver entitles you to priority reservation waitlist and priority airport standby.
  • Star Alliance Gold entitles you to priority reservation waitlist, priority airport standby, priority airport check-in, priority baggage handling, extra checked baggage allowance, Star Alliance Gold airport lounge access and priority boarding (where available).