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Old Apr 4, 11, 7:01 pm   #1
 
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United Miles to Aeroplan Miles

I am moving to Canada and was hoping to transfer my United miles to an Air Canada Aeroplan account. Is this possible? If not, can i use UA miles on Air Canada flights through Star Alliance?
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Old Apr 4, 11, 8:49 pm   #2
 
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No transfers. You can redeem your UA miles for AC flights. You should assess your planned travel against the status/benefits you'll receive if crediting to UA or AC; it's possible that sticking with UA is the better option.
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Old Apr 4, 11, 10:48 pm   #3
 
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United miles a better bet at the moment

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I am moving to Canada and was hoping to transfer my United miles to an Air Canada Aeroplan account. Is this possible? If not, can i use UA miles on Air Canada flights through Star Alliance?
If you're crossing the country United pts are a better bet at the moment....since AP charges lots of extra surcharges to use pts. 25,000 AP pts + $150-$200 to get across the country....or 25,000 UA pts + $50 to do the same trip. Same planes, same service.
If u call AP to find out the taxes, they immediately refuse (creating customer dissonance) to reveal taxes+fees. If you do want to find out what the cash cost is, use the website after logging in to find out, or ask them to create the booking with specific dates....act really surprised when they quote the fees and say it's too expensive, thank them, and wish them a nice day. They're accustomed to this....and none too happy from the tones in their voices....AC/AP management is not empowering them to provide the level of service expected by travellers.
Come on AP it's time to be upfront and transparent with your practices....or at least be willing to quote from a list of recent taxes and fees that "aren't guaranteed until paid in full"....
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Old Apr 4, 11, 10:53 pm   #4
 
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UA doesn't let you transfer out of their program anywhere, not even through third-parties like points.com.

But as mentioned, you can use your miles for AC flights, and will pay less taxes. The one disadvantage is that any AC flights using UA miles cannot be booked online and need to be booked over the phone with an agent, which will cost you a bit ($25 or $30, I think). However, even with this charge, AC flights still come out way cheaper than using AP miles, as there is no fuel surcharge levied on MP tickets.
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Old Apr 5, 11, 10:29 am   #5
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UA doesn't let you transfer out of their program anywhere, not even through third-parties like points.com.

But as mentioned, you can use your miles for AC flights, and will pay less taxes. The one disadvantage is that any AC flights using UA miles cannot be booked online and need to be booked over the phone with an agent, which will cost you a bit ($25 or $30, I think). However, even with this charge, AC flights still come out way cheaper than using AP miles, as there is no fuel surcharge levied on MP tickets.
OP can transfer UA miles to CO and book AC flights on CO.com.
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Old Mar 29, 13, 11:52 pm   #6
 
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United to Aeroplan

Dont bother converting to Aeroplan...United, while it is not as good as the old Continental used to be...is still better than AP. AP charges all sorts of taxes/fees for the same exact flight where you can fly cheaper on UA.

Also, you can continue to use your UA miles on Air Canada and if you happen to be Gold or better, you can use the lounge as well in both the US and Canada as you will now be considered an international traveller since you will be based in Canada but have status on United.
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Old Mar 29, 13, 11:58 pm   #7
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Any particular reason you decided to answer a 2 year old question and where the last post was 2 years ago?
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