The US, AC flight passes, and Aeroplan

Old Aug 4, 19, 6:05 pm
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The US, AC flight passes, and Aeroplan

I am a Canadian. Wondering if anyone has experience with this?

I am in the process of becoming a dual citizen. After doing a bit of digging, it does not seem that AC flight passes are available to american citizens or businesses. Did I miss something? The menu only toggles through Canadian provinces -- and searching US flight passes on AC through Google doesn't yield a different website.

Also... Would I need a separate Aeroplan number as an American using AC?

I'm trying to start figuring out if there is better value as an American or as a US based business when flying on AC. I'm sure this will take a little while as there are many angles to look at, and things to consider.

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Old Aug 4, 19, 6:13 pm
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There are no citizenship restrictions when buying flight passes, however due to tax reasons AC only sells certain/most flight passes to Canadian residents only (or presumably anyone with a Cdn address in their Aeroplan profile and a Cdn billing address).

You keep your existing Aeroplan number when moving to another country.

There are only two major considerations IMO:

1) Cdn residency -> ability to purchase any flight pass
2) non-Cdn residency: lower AQD requirement to qualify for Altitude status
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Old Aug 4, 19, 6:30 pm
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You can switch to the US version of to see the flight passes offered in the US. They are priced in USD.
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Old Aug 4, 19, 7:31 pm
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And you cannot buy a Canadian FP if your address is in the US, or vice versa.
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