Planning a Trip to Europe or India? Take a Look at This Promotion!

Planning a Trip to Europe or India? Take a Look at This Promotion!

Million Mile SecretsPlanning a Trip to Europe or India? Take a Look at This Promotion!Million Mile Secrets Team

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If you’re looking for award tickets to India or Europe, this Air Canada Aeroplan promotion could be a good deal for you!

Via One Mile at a Time, through August 15, 2016, you can earn up to 55,000 bonus Aeroplan miles for transferring hotel points to Aeroplan.

And that bonus alone is enough for a one-way Business Class ticket between the mainland US and European destinations like Paris, Madrid, and London!

Planning A Trip To Europe Or India Take A Look At This Promotion
You Can Fly Business Class One-Way to Madrid, Spain, for 55,000 Aeroplan Miles

Let’s see if this deal makes sense for you.

Air Canada Aeroplan Transfer Promotion

Link:   Air Canada Aeroplan Promotion

Link:   Air Canada Award Chart

Link:   Air Canada Partners

Through August 15, 2016, you can earn up to 55,000 Aeroplan miles when you transfer hotel points to Aeroplan.

The number of bonus miles you receive depends on the number of miles receive from your transfer:

Planning A Trip To Europe Or India Take A Look At This Promotion
You’ll Earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles Depending on How Much You Convert From Hotel Points

Aeroplan is the loyalty program of Air Canadaa member of the Star Alliance.  That means you can use Aeroplan miles to book award seats on nearly ~30 partner airlines.  

And you will NOT be charged fuel surcharges when booking Air Canada Aeroplan award seats on airlines like United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Air India.

But pay attention when searching for award tickets, because they DO add fuel surcharges when you fly certain airlines!

And note, transfers from AMEX Membership Rewards points do NOT qualify for the promotion.

Which Hotel Points Can You Transfer to Aeroplan Miles?

You can’t transfer points from every hotel program, but you CAN transfer points from popular programs like Starwood, Marriott, and Hilton.  And you can find the full list of Aeroplan’s hotel transfer partners on the promotion page.

When you transfer Starwood points to Aeroplan miles, you’ll get a 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 Starwood points you transfer.

If you made the most of the promotion, you could transfer 160,000 Starwood points to Aeroplan miles for a total of 200,000 Aeroplan miles.  (Because each time you transfer 20,000 Starwood points you get a bonus of 5,000 airline miles — in this case Aeroplan miles.  So 8 Starwood transfers will yield 40,000 extra Aeroplan miles.)

AND because you’ve hit the 200,000 Aeroplan mile threshold, you’d earn an additional 55,000 Aeroplan miles through the promotion.

That means you’d have a total of 255,000 Aeroplan miles.

That’s enough Aeroplan miles for 4 round-trip coach tickets from mainland US or Canada to a number of amazing destinations in Europe!

Note:   Not all hotel programs have a 1:1 transfer ration to Aeroplan like Starwood.

For tips, read my post about using Air Canada Aeroplan miles to get to Europe and India.

When Will You Get Your Aeroplan Miles?

From the terms & conditions of the promotion:

Bonus miles are credited 7-10 days following successful receipt by Aeroplan of a conversion transaction from the partner. Note that some partners may take 2-4 weeks to submit point to mile conversions to Aeroplan.

Let me know if you plan on taking advantage of this deal!

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What's the relevance of India?