Friday, December 17, 2021

December 17 Update: Aeroplan extends flight reward change policy, Canada reintroducing negative PCR test requirements on all travel & Scene+ issues to be resolved by Dec 19

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Aeroplan has once again extended their flexible change policy for Aeroplan flight rewards. As COVID-19 cases increase again and recommendations in place not to travel internationally Aeroplan has adjusted the rules around changing flight rewards. The extension now sees Aeroplan waiving change fees on reward tickets until January 31, 2022 and the amount of changes you can make are unlimited. For bookings made by January 31 but changed on or after February 1, 2022 you will have the first change fee waived but any others after that will incur a fee. Applicable change fees will apply to any new bookings that are made on our after February 1. The program does seem to be adjusting these frequently so it is entirely possible they will be extended again in the near future if the pandemic situation doesn't improve over the next month.

  • For changes, you’ll pay the difference in points or receive a partial refund if your new itinerary requires fewer points. In addition, a difference in taxes, fees and charges may apply when changing your itinerary.
  • To make a change to a flight reward call the Aeroplan Contact Centre at 1-800-361-5373. All flight rewards must be changed at least 2 hours prior to departure.

Aeroplan's flight reward cancellation policy remains unchanged:

Learn more about Aeroplan's COVID-19 policies here.

 Images via Aeroplan


The Government of Canada announced today that the requirement of negative COVID-19 PCR test will be required on pre-arrival back in to Canada for all travel. This means the short lived 72 hour rule with no test requirement will be no longer applicable as of December 21. (Source Global News)

Image via Government of Canada


One more update to the Scene+ issues with points not posting properly, balances not showing etc.. According to Scene+ customer service they are aware of the issue and they say everything should be fixed by December 19 (Thanks to our reader Elia G. who spoke to Scene+ and let us know about this news!) The new Scene+ program is now live, find all the details here!

 Image via Scene+

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