American Express Aeroplan

The American Express Aeroplan credit card earns Aeroplan points on all purchases and is available to individuals in Canada.

This card offers a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights for the cardholder and up to eight guests on the same itinerary.

Earning Rewards

The American Express Aeroplan credit card earns Aeroplan points (AP) for all purchases made on the card:

  • 2 Aeroplan points for every dollar spent on eligible Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations purchases.
  • 1.5 Aeroplan points for every dollar spent on eligible dining and food delivery purchases in Canada.
  • 1 Aeroplan point for every dollar spent on all other purchases.

Redeeming Rewards

Aeroplan points can be redeemed for flights around the world on Air Canada and any of the Star Alliance partnership airlines.

Aeroplan points can also be redeemed for hotels, car rentals, and merchandise. The redemption value, or cent per point, is very poor for these types of redemptions and as a result, they should be avoided.

Learn everything you need to know about the Aeroplan loyalty program here.


American Express Aeroplan cardholders receive a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights. This benefit extends to up to 8 guests that are traveling on the cardholder’s itinerary.

For every $10,000 in net purchases on the card, the cardholder will earn 1,000 status qualifying miles and 1 status qualifying segment towards Air Canada Aeroplan status.

Insurance Coverage

The American Express Aeroplan credit card offers ten types of insurance coverage:

  • Baggage delay and flight delay insurance
  • Hotel burglary insurance
  • Lost or stolen baggage coverage
  • Travel accident insurance
  • Rental car theft and damage
  • Purchase protection
  • Buyer assurance protection

Refer to the American Express Aeroplan Reserve insurance certificate for additional details, including terms and conditions for eligibility.

Other Aeroplan Cards You Might Consider

Credit Card Welcome Bonus Net Value
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege 105,000 Aeroplan $1,606 Apply
American Express Aeroplan Reserve 95,000 Aeroplan $1,396 Apply
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite 50,000 Aeroplan $1,050 Apply
CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite 20,000 Aeroplan $420 Apply
TD Aeroplan Platinum 20,000 Aeroplan $420 Apply

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