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Travel at Home - Reach Air Canada Altitude status without leaving home

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Contains screen shots of all of the detailed T&C on the Travel at Home Promo as per this Aeroplan link
https://www.aeroplan.com/travelathome.do
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Old Apr 20, 20, 7:11 am
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Travel at Home - Reach Air Canada Altitude status without leaving home

Just received the email... https://www.aeroplan.com/travelathome.do#/

As an Air Canada Altitude member, you can earn towards a higher Altitude status.

Between April 20 and May 31, 2020, when you earn Aeroplan Miles, you can earn Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM) and more - including the potential for a one-time Altitude status upgrade up to Altitude Elite 75K.*

The more Aeroplan Miles you earn, the more bonuses you get.

Example: If you're an Altitude Elite 50K member and you earn 250,000 Aeroplan Miles during this offer, you'll receive a total of 4,500 (1,500 + 3,000) Bonus AQM, 20 eUpgrade Credits, $1,000 Bonus Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) and a one-time status upgrade to Elite 75K


This opens up interesting possibilities.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:13 am
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So the goal becomes earning 250K AE miles. Credit card signup bonuses etc should work towards this?
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:22 am
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
So the goal becomes earning 250K AE miles. Credit card signup bonuses etc should work towards this?
Yes. From the link I posted above:

Use an Aeroplan credit card.

You'll be able to earn Aeroplan Miles on your everyday purchases including grocery, drugstore and home entertainment.

Don't have a card? Apply today and the Welcome Bonus will also count towards helping you and a loved one reach Air Canada Altitude status at home*.
Earning 250K AE miles in ~40 days is still a challenge but with the possibility of converting Amex MR points to Aeroplan, this because very feasible. Since I am already E75k, the goal for me might be 100k AE miles to get the 4,500 AQM, 20 eUp credits and 1,000 AQD.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:29 am
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So I can accelerate the possibility of gifting status? I see zero point in this for someone like me.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:35 am
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Unless you have no or real low status, there isn't much benefit to this.
Would the 75K expire Feb. 21 or Feb. 22?

50k-75k isn't that much of an upgrade.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:37 am
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For those of us who reached SuperElite status for 2020, and now have it for 2021, is there any benefit here, apart from getting 20 eUpgrade credits if we reach 70,000 Aeroplan miles?
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
So the goal becomes earning 250K AE miles. Credit card signup bonuses etc should work towards this?
Yes, but note this, from the T&C: "Anti-gaming: if you acquire an Aeroplan credit card and cancel it before the end of 2020, return any eStore transaction or any other mileage reversal, Air Canada reserves the right to remove any Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM), Bonus Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD), eUpgrade Credits and/or Status adjustments you may have received through this Offer. Similarly, Aeroplan reserves the right to remove any Aeroplan Miles you may have earned through this Offer."
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by TheCanuckian View Post
For those of us who reached SuperElite status for 2020, and now have it for 2021, is there any benefit here, apart from getting 20 eUpgrade credits if we reach 70,000 Aeroplan miles?
From the T&C: "Altitude Super Elite 100K and Elite 75K Status Members who earn 250,000 Aeroplan Miles during this Offer and registered will receive 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles that count toward Million Miles recognition."
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:43 am
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For those thinking of churning Aeroplan cards to rack up some miles, note the following from the T&C:

4.Anti-gaming: if you acquire an Aeroplan credit card and cancel it before the end of 2020, return any eStore transaction or any other mileage reversal, Air Canada reserves the right to remove any Bonus Altitude Qualifying Miles (AQM), Bonus Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD), eUpgrade Credits and/or Status adjustments you may have received through this Offer. Similarly, Aeroplan reserves the right to remove any Aeroplan Miles you may have earned through this Offer.
So, open up all the new cards you want, just make sure you wait until 1/1/21 to cancel them.

Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
So I can accelerate the possibility of gifting status? I see zero point in this for someone like me.
I was thinking the same. Then I looked at the T&Cs and found something interesting:

3. Altitude Super Elite 100K and Elite 75K Status Members who earn 250,000 Aeroplan Miles during this Offer and registered will receive 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles that count toward Million Miles recognition.
canadiancow , here are some MM-eligible bonus miles!

Before I saw that, I was figuring there was no way in heck I would do this, but if I can find some tickets that look worth booking on points, this might actually incentivize me to transfer over some Amex MR.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:45 am
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Amazing, I've never had airline status before but I should be able to get the 25K with this by transferring points looking forward to joining the club (even if it is at the lowest tier). Two MLL passes are awesome.

I've never had eUp credits before, what can you do with 20 of them?
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:51 am
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I guess Prestige 25K status will be the default status level for everyone till 2021.
Good marketing move by AC I suppose.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 8:58 am
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I wonder when the eUpgrades would expire? Feb 2021 or Feb 2022?
It would be far more useful if we had longer to use them.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by etgohomeok View Post
Amazing, I've never had airline status before but I should be able to get the 25K with this by transferring points looking forward to joining the club (even if it is at the lowest tier). Two MLL passes are awesome.

I've never had eUp credits before, what can you do with 20 of them?
You can't double-dip. The T&C say "This Offer cannot be combined with the Travel at Home & Earn a Higher Altitude Status Offer. For greater clarity, an Eligible Participant who receives Altitude Prestige 25K status through this Offer cannot participate in the Travel at Home & Earn a Higher Altitude Status Offer."

Basically, you have to already have Altitude status to qualify for the ability to earn the AQM/eUps/etc. If you have no status, all you're eligible for is the 25K status for earning 50K points.

Originally Posted by agjil View Post
I guess Prestige 25K status will be the default status level for everyone till 2021.
Good marketing move by AC I suppose.
Why do you say that? In a time when many people are struggling financially, how many people do you think are going to go out and earn 50K Aeroplan points during this period? There will be some, for sure, but most people don't even earn 50K Aeroplan points in a year, let alone in six weeks.

Originally Posted by philelite View Post
I wonder when the eUpgrades would expire? Feb 2021 or Feb 2022?
It would be far more useful if we had longer to use them.
Given they're only going to credit them by August 31, February 2021 would be pretty crappy. It does't have to be February, necessarily, though. Recall that before they extended our Altitude statuses by a year, they gave us some eUps expiring May 2021, so they're clearly capable of different expiries than February.

I would hope they would give us at least 12 months to use them, if not more.
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Old Apr 20, 20, 9:15 am
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If they would allow some donated Aeroplan miles to count towards MM, I would donate 100K miles right now!
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Old Apr 20, 20, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
You can't double-dip. The T&C say "This Offer cannot be combined with the Travel at Home & Earn a Higher Altitude Status Offer. For greater clarity, an Eligible Participant who receives Altitude Prestige 25K status through this Offer cannot participate in the Travel at Home & Earn a Higher Altitude Status Offer."

Basically, you have to already have Altitude status to qualify for the ability to earn the AQM/eUps/etc. If you have no status, all you're eligible for is the 25K status for earning 50K points.
But doesn't 25K come with 20 eUps as standard? Or am I understanding the chart wrong: https://altitude.aircanada.com/statu...ram-privileges
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