Traveling to Ireland with Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan Member Derrick has been collecting miles for over 20 years. Using an Aeroplan affiliated credit card and shopping with partners has helped him travel on his miles to several places around the world.   He has traveled to places like Barbados, England, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Montreal, New York City, Boston and recently to Dublin, Ireland. 

The Ireland trip was certainly a special one as his family traveled together to support his daughter, Samantha, who was part of the World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin (she was the first person from New Brunswick, where they live, to ever make it to the World Championships).

Samantha tells us more about the trip, “What I loved most about the trip was completing one of my life long goals of going to Ireland and competing in the World Championships with my family there to support me.

We stayed at a beautiful hotel where the scenery was breathtaking and was very historic.”

It was the first time the family traveled to Ireland so they made sure to take in the sights.

The entire family did a hop on hop off tour of Dublin, went to the prison and to the Guinness factory. 

They walked around downtown, shopped, and of course attended some of the competitions during the week long championship.

A trip to Ireland isn’t complete until you’ve had a meal at a local pub.  The entire family had dinner with some of the other Canadian dancers at a great local pub.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Derrick and Samantha!




2 Responses to “Traveling to Ireland with Aeroplan Miles”

  1. larry gagnon November 17, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    can’t wait to see what TD will be charging? or maybe i’ll have to move to RBC’s AVION CARD

  2. Gordon Thomson September 2, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I just realized that to fly to the UK, Air Canada charges, in addition to the points, a $412 ‘carrier administration service charge’. This on top of all the other fees. Same story when buying a ticket so when AC says their ticket, in dollars , is $575 to the UK return, it’s actually $987, plus the other texes and fees. How can they get away with this crap? What’s next, will a drink cost $5 plus a carrier administration service charge of $4?

    I’m so sick of the airlines double speak and cloaked charges.