Aeroplan is increasing mileage levels for some flight rewards effective July 15, 2011. The company says that mileage levels are increasing by an average of less than five per cent in the number of miles required per flight reward on Air Canada and Star Alliance. Here’s an example: a business class long-haul flight within Canada and Continental USA will require 50K miles, up from 40K miles. And here’s another: an economy class flight to Australia will require 80K miles compared to 75K miles previously.
Aeroplan is also reducing the mileage levels for certain Star Alliance flight rewards. For example, the number of miles required for an economy class ticket to the Middle East will drop from 105K miles to 80K miles. The reduction in mileage levels is effective immediately. You can find all the changes in Aeroplan’s Flight Reward Chart available here.
While we are on the topic, if you collect Aeroplan miles be sure to keep your account active by posting at least one transaction to your account every twelve months. Many Aeroplan members find out far too late that the thousands of miles they had accumulated in their account expired because of inactivity.