Here’s a great offer for our U.S. readers! Today Air Canada Aeroplan in conjunction with Destination Canada and Statusmatch.com have launched a status match offer
for those who hold status with any one of six select U.S. airline
programs. Once matched the member will receive status until the end of
2021 and then if they complete one round trip flight with Air Canada,
Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada Express by January 15, 2022 they will
keep the status until the end of 2022.
Here are the programs that are eligible for this status match and the
respective level in each that will be matched to in Aeroplan:
This is a really easy status match to take part in if you are in the
U.S. if you know you can complete that one round trip Air Canada flight
over the next three or so months. Even though the offer is meant to
promote travel to Canada there are no rules about flying Air Canada from
the U.S. to Europe or Asia or anywhere else for that matter. So long as
the flight is eligible to earn Aeroplan miles you should receive the
extended status for all of 2022.
That begs the question what if you are Canadian and have access to a U.S. residency? For example this might be an opportunity for Canadian snowbirds who do have a U.S
residence and are able to switch their Aeroplan accounts to that address
from their Canadian address. It might be worth a shot as the terms and conditions don’t state that this is against the rules. They only reiterate the fact that you need to be a U.S. resident. Let me know if you try this out and if it does or doesn’t work for you! It shouldn’t take too long to find out as they state:
Successful members will receive a confirmation email within 3 days of the application.
The new Tier will be effective within 5 business days thereafter providing the member access to the tier benefits.
You will receive an email from Aeroplan when your Elite tier has been upgraded.
The partnership is also interesting in that it appears to be funded
by Destination Canada which is a Canadian tourist organization and it is
great to see that they are utilizing Statusmatch.com’s platform to run
the promotion. You may recall we just covered Statusmatch.com not too
long ago here on Rewards Canada, you can read all about them here.
Overall this is a nice and easy offer for U.S. residents who hold status from
one of the six listed programs to match with Aeroplan. The set end date
is December 31 but the offer does state there are a limited number of
matches so the offer could actually end before then