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Aeroplan announces 4 major changes to Redemptions

Old Dec 1, 08, 2:19 pm
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Aeroplan announces 4 major changes to Redemptions

Yes, I know, I like to be dramatic. But its actually good news. Just got my hands on this info yesterday :

First off :

Before :

You weren't allowed a stopover on *A domestic and transborder USA.

As of december 8 :

1 stopover permitted on top of point of turn around for any travel on PURE US Airways flights or Mixed AC and US. (Forget about United)

For example, this will be valid :

YUL-PHL(STOP)-YYZ(STOP)-YUL

Secondly :

Before : Only one stopover permitted in addition of point of turn around on AC international intinerary. (Except Asia/Australia/Tlv)

As of December 8th :

2 stopovers permitted in addition to the point of turnaround for all Air Canada international destinations (Including Hawaii)

Example : YVR-YYZ(STOP)-LHR(STOP)-YUL(STOP)-YVR

Third change (one of the best) :

Star Partner International Stopover

Before : 1 stopover permitted in addition to point of turnaround for Inter continental travel only

As of december 8 :

2 stopovers permitted in addition to point or turnaround for Inter continental travel only

Example : YYZ-FRA(STOP)-FCO(STOP)-VIE(STOP)-YYZ

And last but not least :

As of december 8 it will now be possible to cross the Atlantic on the outbound and pacific on in the inbound (or vice versa).

For example this routing would work :

YUL-YVR-HKG(STOP)-FRA-YUL

And you could choose to stop in FRA as well as part of your 2 stopovers if you would like.

These new rules apply only to bookings made as of december 8 or later.

Enjoy!
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Old Dec 1, 08, 2:24 pm
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Wicked... Hmm, now where shall I book my first rewards trip in 2009????
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Old Dec 1, 08, 2:33 pm
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Pure US and mixed AC and US - what about pure AC flights?

I assume the "wonderful" ClassicPlus reward is still be offered.
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Old Dec 1, 08, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Clipper801 View Post
Pure US and mixed AC and US - what about pure AC flights?

I assume the "wonderful" ClassicPlus reward is still be offered.
You were already allowed one extra stopover on pure AC flights, that remains status quo.
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Old Dec 1, 08, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by bestof2k9 View Post
And last but not least :

As of december 8 it will now be possible to cross the Atlantic on the outbound and pacific on in the inbound (or vice versa).

For example this routing would work :

YUL-YVR-HKG(STOP)-FRA-YUL

And you could choose to stop in FRA as well as part of your 2 stopovers if you would like.
Would the redemption level for this reward continue to be treated as an Asia reward?
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Old Dec 1, 08, 2:55 pm
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wow, this is amazing!!!
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Old Dec 1, 08, 3:01 pm
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Originally Posted by lynchpin_yyz View Post
Would the redemption level for this reward continue to be treated as an Asia reward?
Yup. Same routing rules/MPM applies though, so the inbound and outbound still have to be validated.
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Old Dec 1, 08, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by bestof2k9 View Post
Yup. Same routing rules/MPM applies though, so the inbound and outbound still have to be validated.
So if I've redeemed awards in the past like PHX-LAX-SIN-BKK-SIN-LAX-PHX, does that mean I can use TG from BKK-FRA and then LH from FRA-LAX?
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Old Dec 1, 08, 3:41 pm
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So if I've redeemed awards in the past like PHX-LAX-SIN-BKK-SIN-LAX-PHX, does that mean I can use TG from BKK-FRA and then LH from FRA-LAX?
If it is within the maximum permitted milleage or there is a routing based fare yes!
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Old Dec 1, 08, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by bestof2k9 View Post
Yup. Same routing rules/MPM applies though, so the inbound and outbound still have to be validated.
Is there a place I can find MPM?

Thanks,
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Old Dec 1, 08, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by bestof2k9 View Post

And last but not least :

As of december 8 it will now be possible to cross the Atlantic on the outbound and pacific on in the inbound (or vice versa).

For example this routing would work :

YUL-YVR-HKG(STOP)-FRA-YUL

And you could choose to stop in FRA as well as part of your 2 stopovers if you would like.

These new rules apply only to bookings made as of december 8 or later.

Enjoy!
Wow! RTW routing!!
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Old Dec 1, 08, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by beepyou View Post
Is there a place I can find MPM?

Thanks,
It is based on point of origin/point of turnaround so will vary greatly depending on itinerary. Im sure theres a tool somewhere on the net to get an idea of it, maybe some other flyertalkers can direct you there, only thing I can suggest is call AE and ask them about the routing you have in mind.
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Old Dec 1, 08, 4:07 pm
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Originally Posted by bestof2k9 View Post
It is based on point of origin/point of turnaround so will vary greatly depending on itinerary. Im sure theres a tool somewhere on the net to get an idea of it, maybe some other flyertalkers can direct you there, only thing I can suggest is call AE and ask them about the routing you have in mind.

To clarify, a Pacific - Atlantic award will be redeemable for an award for the Aeroplan miles previously required for an Asia only (Pacific crossing in both directions) reward. Or to put it another way, we can use the number of Aeroplan miles for an Asia award, for a true RTW travel?
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Old Dec 1, 08, 4:15 pm
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Wow. Good news from AP for once!
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Old Dec 1, 08, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by bestof2k9 View Post
And last but not least :

As of december 8 it will now be possible to cross the Atlantic on the outbound and pacific on in the inbound (or vice versa).

For example this routing would work :

YUL-YVR-HKG(STOP)-FRA-YUL

Enjoy!
This is the best. It never made sense that from some places it is shorter
to fly to/from Asia over the Atlantic, but one could not do so.
And if you want to book a revenue flight to BKK for example, most of
the routings that AC offers are via LHR or FRA, connecting to TG.
It is nice that one could do this at least one way now.
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