Question on Air canada?

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  1. JamieB

    JamieB Junior Member

    Jul 3, 2003
    Adelaide, SA
    Hi All,
    Probably an easy question for those in the know.
    I am flying return from lax-yvr in a week with Air Canada and just wondered which frequent flyer program we should allocate these miles too?
    I am a Qantas FF member and don't plan to fly with AC again in a hurry.

  2. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    If you're an infrequent *A flyer, note Asiana's (OZ) FF miles never expire. Yet understand too that OZs redemption rates are probably the worst in *A. For a couple of thousand miles though, does it make a difference?
  3. bigjobs

    bigjobs Active Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Air Canada are a star alliance partner. don't forget your $2.50 CDN for a pillow ... i kid you not.
  4. JamieB

    JamieB Junior Member

    Jul 3, 2003
    Adelaide, SA
    I can't wait to purchase a pillow :D
    So out of the star alliance which partner would be best to join to maximise our points?
  5. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005
    Have a look at Air NZ Airpoints.

    I'm not sure about the earn rate for AC, but maybe you'll have enough for a oneway to NZ.

    You have to pay to join.

    I have some AC boarding passes in a drawer at home and I'm still not sure what to do with them! Though mine were tiny flights within Canada so its not worth joining Airpoints - but for a long trip like yours, might be worthwhile.
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
    I dont think so. Some cheap AC fares are ineligible for mileage earning. From Airpoints T&Cs

    If it is a mileage earning fare type, then the number of aussie airbucks earned each way on LAX-YVR (just over 1000 miles) is 15 if discount economy or 25 if full economy.

    If this is likely the only *A earning then its not even worth the joining fee, let alone a trip to NZ.

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