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.  

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

  1. 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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