Aeroplan’s Mileage Expiry Policies Explained

This blog post was edited on June 27th, 2013 at 8 am to reflect the announcement of Aeroplan cancellation of Seven-year mileage redemption policy implementation.  Prior to this cancellation, miles unredeemed seven years following their accumulation date would have been removed from your account starting January 1, 2014.  As a result, Aeroplan is pleased to inform you that miles will not be removed from your account as long as you stay active with the program by making at least once qualifying activity every 12 months.

Aeroplan has a 12-month mileage expiry policy that remains unchanged. We would like to explain this expiry policy in further detail so you can make the most out of your Aeroplan Miles.

12-month mileage expiry policy 

Aeroplan has had a mileage expiry policy since 1997.

Mileage will expire in accounts that have had no qualifying activity in the previous 12 months (1 year). This means that you must earn or redeem at least 1 mile in a 12 month period to keep your account active. Here are some examples of ways to keep your account active:

The Aeroplan Program thrives on its many partnerships with airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, retail businesses, services, and entertainment outlets—there are more than 75 Aeroplan Partners, representing more than 150 partner brands. Here are easy ways to accumulate:

  • Fill up your car at Esso stations
  • Buy your hardware at Home Hardware
  • Fly with Air Canada or Star Alliance carriers
  • Pay with your Aeroplan-affiliated credit card

Redeem your Aeroplan Miles for an array of flight rewards or non-air rewards.

Donate your Aeroplan Miles to one of our Beyond Miles charities.

Transfer your Aeroplan Miles to another member (fees apply)

To read more about the 12-month mileage expiry policy, including the cancelled implementation of the Seven-year mileage redemption policy please visit our FAQ section here.  

101 Responses to “Aeroplan’s Mileage Expiry Policies Explained”

  1. lorne burke March 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    just want to verify that my areomiles keep acummulating if i use my my areoplan classic visa card every month. and that my points will never expire if i continue to use my card in this way

    • Aeroplan April 10, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

      Hi Lorne,
      We’re happy to confirm that as long you have at least one accumulation or redemption activity in the previous 12 months or you share, donate or transfer your miles, your Aeroplan Miles will not expire.

  2. Frank Conlan November 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    am I correct in saying if I buy gas at a partner es so gas station I am then safe for a year from buying gas to keep my miles.

    • Aeroplan April 10, 2015 at 11:12 am #

      Hi Frank,
      As long you have at least one accumulation or redemption activity in the previous 12 months or you share, donate or transfer your miles, your Aeroplan Miles will not expire.

  3. Carol Warriner November 7, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    I like Dean’s suggestion about posting the flights with how many seats are available. I too have had this same problem when leaving from T.O to Austrsilia AND when trying to leave from Toronto to Italy! Hence the Australia trip had to be paid for in cash and the Italy trip hasn’t happened!
    Diss appointed and disillusioned

  4. Darrel October 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    I am disgusted that they took 380,000 of my points with no email or anything!
    Surprisingly enough 30 days after the expiry- (WHICH I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT) I took my whole family to Cancun on Air Canada Business Class. Wow I guess they really don’t like my buisiness

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