Redeeming with Air North?

Old Jul 31, 20, 4:20 pm
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Redeeming with Air North?

Hello,

I have run into a Yukoner who claims she was able to redeem Aeroplan points for a ticket on Air North (4N) between Whitehorse and Vancouver. She said she called Aeroplan, was offered AC flights, but when she expressed her preference for Air North, she was booked on that airline - and that it cost less points, too. I have no reason to believe that she is making that up.

But how could that be? My first guess was through a codeshare between Air North and Canadian North or First Air. But I don't think they codeshare on that particular route. Did they do that in the past? Or was Aeroplan at some point so flexible to book on non-partner airlines if that was cheaper for Aeroplan?
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Old Jul 31, 20, 4:55 pm
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Not possible.
One of those people we redeemed Avion for 4N possibly?
Most people can't tell the difference between their points programs.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 9:28 am
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There are two exceptions to the rule.
The first one has happened.
The second one is possible.

Scenario 1.
Passenger redeemed Aeroplan for an AC flight.
AC flight broke down.
Passengers were re accommodated on 4N.

Scenario 2.
Passenger redeemed Aeroplan for an AC flight.
Passenger flew AC but received really good service and thought they were on 4N.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 10:03 am
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I’m a Yukoner. The only points I know that can be redeemed with air North are More Rewards points from Save-On-Foods
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Old Aug 1, 20, 1:05 pm
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Do you have a link?
Save On used to be a partner with 8P. I don't see that advertised anymore.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 2:36 pm
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You have to call the agency, there’s a big sign at the Save-On-Foods in Whitehorse
1-844-320-3997 (in Canada and US), or 778-372-1472 (elsewhere).
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Old Aug 1, 20, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Queen B View Post
You have to call the agency, there’s a big sign at the Save-On-Foods in Whitehorse
I can confirm that. Save on Foods is advertising that redemption option in Whitehorse.
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Old Aug 1, 20, 4:36 pm
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I thought maybe she used Air Miles. But, here in the Yukon, there are hardly any businesses where you can earn (or spend) Air Miles. I only know of Staples and a tire dealer - there's not even a Shell station around here. So Air Miles is not a popular program in the Yukon at all.
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