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Massive price discrepancy on Flight passes between US and Canadian sites

Massive price discrepancy on Flight passes between US and Canadian sites

Old Feb 1, 20, 12:43 pm
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Massive price discrepancy on Flight passes between US and Canadian sites

I'm looking to buy a 10 credit East Triangle - West USA - Flex flight pass.

On the Canadian site it is $5,553.50 CAD, on the US site it is 5,360.00 USD which is equivalent to $7,000 CAD, so almost $1500 more (or $150 more per segment) OUCH.

If I try to purchase through the Canadian site, it throws an error as soon as I log in, because my profile is tied to a US address.

Is this just a tax to make up for the 50% AQD waiver (as a US resident)? Does anyone know if it's possible to purchase through the Canadian site or why the USD pricing is so much higher?

Thanks!



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Old Feb 1, 20, 12:52 pm
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I live in the USA as well and when I need Canadian flight passes I buy them under my moms aeroplan account.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 8:08 am
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I work in the US and have not changed my address on Aeroplan for this exact reason.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Cozmo456 View Post
I work in the US and have not changed my address on Aeroplan for this exact reason.
I wonder if I could switch my profile back to a Canadian address and buy the flight pass or if that would raise flags with AC Corporate Security.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by recreationaltimetraveller View Post
I wonder if I could switch my profile back to a Canadian address and buy the flight pass or if that would raise flags with AC Corporate Security.
I'm not sure corp sec would be as interested as loyalty. Your profile says you're SE. I wouldn't try that without being over 20k AQD.
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Old Feb 3, 20, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I'm not sure corp sec would be as interested as loyalty. Your profile says you're SE. I wouldn't try that without being over 20k AQD.
I'm under 20K which is why I'm using my US address. I guess I should just see it as a tax for only having to achieve 50% AQD.
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Old Feb 4, 20, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by recreationaltimetraveller View Post
I'm under 20K which is why I'm using my US address. I guess I should just see it as a tax for only having to achieve 50% AQD.
or get a new AP number with Canadian address if AQD is not an issue
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Old Feb 4, 20, 8:59 pm
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I had a similar issue with booking YYZ-LAX RT on UA un J, $1100 USD in the US. $1850 CAD when I switched over to the Canadian site, Had to call in and they forced the booking through
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