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Air Canada Offers Infinite Flight Pass Starting at $1,520 USD Per Month

Air Canada Offers Infinite Flight Pass Starting at $1,520 USD Per Month
Joe Cortez

In another attempt to court flyers back to their aircraft, Air Canada is offering an Infinite Canada Flight Pass to flyers. Starting at around $1,520 per month, flyers qualify for an unlimited number of flights within Canada, with no blackout dates, booking restrictions, or change and cancellation fees.

Canadian flyers who wish to see the True North at their will now have a flight pass option with Air Canada. The airline announced the launch of their “Infinite Canada Flight Pass,” an unlimited ticket starting at $1,520 USD per month ($2,000 CAD).

Book as Soon as One Hour Prior to Flight Without Change or Cancellation Fees

The new pass will only be available for subscription until Sept. 23, 2020 – but it comes with a lot of benefits. The one, two or three-month Infinite Canada passes are available in three classes of service: Standard economy tickets, Flex economy tickets, and Latitude full economy tickets.

Passholders will get access to an unlimited number of flights within Canada (no international travel included) for one price throughout the duration of their Infinite Canada pass. Flights can be booked as soon as one hour before departure, and qualify to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles. More importantly, the flight passes come with no blackout dates, booking restrictions, change fees, or cancellation fees.

“Air Canada recognizes that as air travel begins to return to normal customers want flexibility and certainty,” Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Air Canada, said in a press release. “Our new Infinite Canada Flight Pass provides both by enabling customers to easily book and change their travel plans without any blackout restrictions or change or cancellation fees, while locking in the price of their flights for up to three months with one flat fee.”

Although the flight passes offer complete flexibility, it’s unclear how many Air Canada expects to sell. Moreover, it’s unclear if flyers who purchase the flight passes will be able to renew them once they expire.

Infinite Flight Pass Latest New Benefit Rolled Out From Flag Carrier

The Infinite Flight Pass is the latest attempt to get flyers to come back to the airline as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The airline also announced they will offer complimentary COVID-19 insurance coverage to all outbound international flyers booking between Sept. 17 and Oct. 31, 2020. The insurance will include coverage for COVID-19 treatment medical expenses, $150 per person, per day for quarantine meals and accommodations, and cash in case the Canadian government goes to Level 4 while a traveler is abroad.

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7 Comments

  1. htb

    September 17, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Book as soon as one hour prior to departure? Hurry! Our you might miss the check-in deadline… Are you sure?

  2. danpeake

    September 18, 2020 at 12:45 am

    2020? I think mean 2021.

  3. vinnmann

    September 18, 2020 at 10:57 am

    So what is the difference between Standard economy tickets, Flex economy tickets, and Latitude full economy tickets? The article implies all of them are fully flexible.

  4. eagle215

    September 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Air Canada should consider unlimited business class. I would not fly otherwise in this environment.

  5. strickerj

    September 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    I have zero trust in Air Canada after they refused to refund a flight they canceled, despite their contractual obligation to do so. (My ticket was purchased before they changed their Tariff to only issue a refund for cancellations within their control.) So, I’m sure once they have your money, most/all their flights will miraculously be ineligible for this offer.

  6. drvannostren

    September 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    @vinnmann I would have to think it’s just a matter of upgrades & aeroplan mileage earning. If you get lattitude IIRC you get 125% miles and can use upgrade mechanisms much easier, whereas low economy is only 25% earning (though they might have bumped that to 50% recently, I can’t remember) and isn’t upgradeable IIRC

    @danpeake actually I think they mean 2020. I think they put them on sale for like a week to see what kinda traction it gets. If they sell 5, then whatever no big deal, but if they left it open to subscribe for a year, maybe they sell 5 million and sewer future earnings.

    What’s interesting to me, it’s also only valid for travel for 1/2/3 months. I think they actually could sell some of these, even speculatively, if they were indefinite. Like buy now, and keep paying us and we’ll keep allowing these, like the lifetime pass on AA. The problem is, I don’t think they have the balls to risk that. Canada has some very high yield routes, you can easily pay over $1000 just to get from like YYT to YYZ. Now that the oil economy has slowed big time it’s probably not as high, but I think they’re afraid of having some businesses buy these up, maybe not using them much at first then just CRUSHING the usage down the road. We had AC regular flight passes at work and if this had been available it would’ve been cheaper and better. So even if they charged more for this we still would’ve bought them.

    But to offer unlimited travel for the next 3 months? You’d REALLY have to be desperate to get to some places but still be flexible since they’re still cancelling flights all over the place. I can’t really imagine anyone who this works for unless you have family all over the country and wanna visit them all. Not only that but we have regional quarantines in the country that make going from YVR-YYT totally unfeasible having to quarantine on arrival…so even if you’re buying this you really have to have some outside of the box need.

  7. chx1975

    September 21, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    unlimited chance to get covid for the low, low price of 1520 USD per month, who could refuse it

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