American Express AIR MILES Reserve

The American Express Air Miles Reserve card earns Air Miles and offers cardholders benefits such as instant Onyx Air Miles status and an annual companion flight benefit.

Rewards Rates

The American Express Air Miles Reserve credit card earns Air Miles for all purchases made on the card:

  • 1 Air Mile for every $10 spent on purchases at Air Miles partners (excluding Air Miles Shops).
  • 1 Air MileĀ for every $10 spent at grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores in Canada.
  • 1 Air Mile for every $15 spent on all other purchases.

Air Miles partners include retailers such as Safeway, Sobeys, and Metro. The full list of eligible retailers can be found here.

Redeeming Air Miles

Air Miles account holders can set their earning preference to either Cash Miles or Dream Miles.

Cash miles can be redeemed at a rate of 95 Air Miles = $10 CAD towards purchases at partners such as Sobeys, Sobeys Liquor, Shell, and more. They can also be redeemed for eVouchers at various partners, such as Spotify and Uber Eats.

Dream miles can be redeemed for flights, hotels, car rentals, and merchandise at various rates. If you are an Onyx Air Miles member, you can redeem dream miles through the personal shopper service which allows you to use your miles for anything you desire.

Click to learn everything you need to know about the Air Miles Rewards program.


American Express Air Miles Reserve cardholders are eligible to receive a companion flight benefit once per anniversary year. When the cardholder redeems dream miles for a flight reward, they are eligible to receive 1700 Air Miles towards a companion fare on the same itinerary. This companion flight benefit excludes service charges; any applicable taxes and fees will need to be paid for when utilizing the companion fare.

Cardholders receive automatic Air Miles Onyx status, which would typically require the member to earn 5,000 Air Miles during a year to achieve. Air Miles Onyx comes with many perks, most notable is the personal shopper service which gives members the option to redeem dream miles for anything they desire.

Insurance Coverage

The Amex Air Miles Reserve card offers eight types of insurance coverage:

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

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

Other Air Miles Cards You Might Consider

Credit Card Welcome Bonus Net Value
BMO AIR MILES World Elite 2,000 AIR MILES $300 Apply
American Express AIR MILES Platinum 2,000 AIR MILES $180 Apply
American Express AIR MILES 500 AIR MILES $75 Apply

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