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Air Canada Altitude Program Overview 2020

Air Canada Altitude Program Overview 2020

Old Dec 11, 19, 3:41 am
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Air Canada Altitude Program Overview 2020

I happened to notice a new PDF in the footer of the Altitude site.

https://altitude.aircanada.com/static/pdf/2020_EN.pdf

A quick look shows very few changes. The only added line to the table is for the Air Canada cafe.

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Old Dec 11, 19, 3:51 am
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Originally Posted by TheCanuckian View Post
I happened to notice a new PDF in the footer of the Altitude site.

https://altitude.aircanada.com/static/pdf/2020_EN.pdf
From a cursory glance, looks like the main change I see is that 75k now has 12 months of free wifi as an option, instead of 6. That seems much more useful if that's the option you choose, imo.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 4:35 am
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Marking my post duplicate
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Old Dec 11, 19, 5:24 am
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Originally Posted by ecc View Post
From a cursory glance, looks like the main change I see is that 75k now has 12 months of free wifi as an option, instead of 6. That seems much more useful if that's the option you choose, imo.
They also have E50 and up having access to the Cafe, which isn’t new per se, but different from last years chart.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 5:24 am
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The other subtle change is in the wording for qualifying for "status" starting next year in the paragraph about the new program where it mentions "new qualifying options to achieve status" - whether it is new set of levels, new thresholds or potentially including credit card spend remains to be seen...
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Old Dec 11, 19, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by YOWCDNFF View Post
The other subtle change is in the wording for qualifying for "status" starting next year in the paragraph about the new program where it mentions "new qualifying options to achieve status" - whether it is new set of levels, new thresholds or potentially including credit card spend remains to be seen...
Didn't see that, where's that?
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Old Dec 11, 19, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by hydrogen View Post
Didn't see that, where's that?
First page:
AIR CANADA ALTITUDE AND AEROPLAN You may recall that in January 2019, Air Canada acquired Aeroplan as part of its efforts to deliver a best in class loyalty program to you. Next year, Aeroplan will improve with new benefits and status qualification options – in addition to the more flexible reward ticket and refund features that we’ve already introduced. Stay tuned for further updates and details of what’s to come in 2020. Learn more REACHING ALTITUDE STATUS IN 2021 You can reach Air Canada Altitude status based on the number of Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments earned on eligible flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Rouge and Star Alliance member airlines between January 1 and December 31, 2020. Note that you will also need to complete the Altitude Qualifying Dollar (AQD) requirement. Following the conclusion of the qualification period, your status will be valid for the next benefit year after you have been invited to choose your Select Privileges.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by YOWCDNFF View Post
The other subtle change is in the wording for qualifying for "status" starting next year in the paragraph about the new program where it mentions "new qualifying options to achieve status" - whether it is new set of levels, new thresholds or potentially including credit card spend remains to be seen...
Good catch. Interesting as today VFTW is reporting that AA is joining UA in offering a revenue only qualification option.
https://viewfromthewing.com/
Some of us hope that AC follows suit - others will rage against such innovation no doubt.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by ecc View Post
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Oh I see - interesting. Doesn't say whether Aeroplan and AC status will be the same or different and whether Altitude will be the same as Aeroplan (or not).
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Question : I am 25K this year (2019), and will be 50K next year (2020). Will my eupgrades deposited in 2020 be 60? (achieved 25K: 20eups, 35k: 20eups, 50K: 20 eups) ??
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Old Dec 11, 19, 9:05 am
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One has to wonder, what took them so long, if it's essentially unchanged...
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Old Dec 11, 19, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by royal757 View Post
Question : I am 25K this year (2019), and will be 50K next year (2020). Will my eupgrades deposited in 2020 be 60? (achieved 25K: 20eups, 35k: 20eups, 50K: 20 eups) ??
No. You will get 20 eUps and then you can select an additional 20 eUps as one of your selections.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 9:25 am
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One has to wonder, what took them so long, if it's essentially unchanged...
maybe they were about to follow UA and then after Amadeusgate, they said at their weekly meeting “ehhh we better not”
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Old Dec 11, 19, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
One has to wonder, what took them so long, if it's essentially unchanged...
It is always around 'now'...no.

Early December'ish
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Old Dec 11, 19, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by BrotherBranwell View Post
Good catch. Interesting as today VFTW is reporting that AA is joining UA in offering a revenue only qualification option.
https://viewfromthewing.com/
Some of us hope that AC follows suit - others will rage against such innovation no doubt.
If AC wants to offer a revenue-only qualification option, that's certainly their prerogative. I would advise some caution though to those who complain about their high spend and (perceived) low status, that the US airlines have made it significantly more expensive to qualify that way. Someone who feels aggrieved at spending $6,500 (i.e. comfortably enough AQD for 50K) and only getting enough AQM or AQS for 35K may be disappointed to find out that spend-only qualification for 50K might take $7,000.

It will be interesting to see how much AC chooses to change the program when they revamp Altitude/Aeroplan in 2020.

Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
It is always around 'now'...no.

Early December'ish
I think this is on the later side. Especially when they're not really changing anything.
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