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means the short lived 72 hour rule with no test requirement will be no
longer applicable as of December 21.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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