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The pre-launch of the New Aeroplan Program on August 11th came with announcement of the new Aeroplan®* Credit card portfolio from American Express®. In addition to a power-packed portfolio, American Express® is taking Card integration to a whole new level, with exclusive card benefits catering to members at all levels and lifestyles.

The new American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards will be available as of November 8, 2020. A Waitlist Program is now available, where those interested can sign up. Once the cards are available, those on the Waitlist can receive up to 10,000 bonus Aeroplan points once they are approved, in addition to the welcome bonus. Details of the welcome bonus will be provided at launch.

The refreshed portfolio of American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards consist of three cards, including one Business Card, as follows;

  • American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card
  • American Express® Aeroplan®* Card
  • American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card

Let’s take a closer look at the card details and benefits that accompany these Cards;

American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card

American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards

Waitlist Program: Prospects must sign up to the Waitlist prior to November 8, 2020, to receive 10,000 bonus Aeroplan points once they are approved, in additional to the welcome bonus. Details of the welcome bonus will be provided at launch. The Waitlist Offer is valid for eligible applications received by American Express by December 31, 2020 through the link and RSVP code provided in the waitlist email, once you sign up.

  • Card Type: Credit Card
  • Annual Fee: $599
  • Earn Rate:
    • 3x on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
    • 2x on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada
    • 1x the points on everything else
  • Form Factor: The Card is made from precision cut and engraved 13g metal
  • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
    • Expedited security lane
    • Complimentary valet
    • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
    • Save 15% on car care services
  • Air Canada Priority Airport Service Benefits:
    • Air Canada Priority Check-in
    • Air Canada Priority Boarding
    • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
  • Lounge Access: Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf LoungesTM* and Air Canada Cafes in North America, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
    • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
    • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
    • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)
  • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
    • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
    • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Stay tuned for more exciting news coming to the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card soon!

 

American Express® Aeroplan®* Card

American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards

Waitlist Program: Prospects must sign up to the Waitlist prior to November 8, 2020, to receive 5,000 bonus Aeroplan points once they are approved, in additional to the welcome bonus. Details of the welcome bonus will be provided at launch. The Waitlist Offer is valid for eligible applications received by American Express by December 31, 2020 through the link and RSVP code provided in the waitlist email, once you sign up.

  • Card Type: Charge Card (No pre-set spending limit on purchases)
  • Annual Fee: $120
  • Earn Rate:
    • 2x on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
    • 5x on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada
    • 1x the points on everything else
  • Form Factor: The Card is made with 70% reclaimed plastic, as part of Amex’s commitment to sustainability
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases charged to the Card.
    • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
    • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($50 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* No Fee Card to earn points faster)
  • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
    • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
    • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

 

American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card

American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards

Waitlist Program: Prospects must sign up to the Waitlist prior to November 8, 2020, to receive 10,000 bonus Aeroplan points once they are approved, in addition to the welcome bonus. Details of the welcome bonus will be provided at launch. The Waitlist Offer is valid for eligible applications received by American Express by December 31, 2020 through the link and RSVP code provided in the waitlist email, once you sign up.

  • Card Type: Credit Card
  • Annual Fee: $599
  • Annual Interest Rate: 99% on purchases and 21.99% on advances
  • Earn Rate:
    • 3x on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
    • 2x on eligible Hotels and Car Rentals
    • 1x the points on everything else
  • Form Factor: The Card is made from precision cut and engraved 13g metal
  • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
    • Expedited security lane
    • Complimentary valet
    • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
    • Save 15% on car care services
  • Other Airport Benefits:
    • Air Canada Priority Check-in
    • Air Canada Priority Boarding
    • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
  • Lounge Access: Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf LoungesTM* and Air Canada Cafes in North America, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight
  • Additional Benefits:
    • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
    • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
    • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
    • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Employee Cards ($199 for each Employee Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Employee Aeroplan®* Business Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)

Stay tuned for more exciting news coming to the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card soon!