- Joe Breitfeller
Air Canada and Chase Officially Launch New U.S. Chase Aeroplan® Credit Card
Air Canada and Chase have officially launched a new co-branded U.S. credit card, the Chase Aeroplan® World Mastercard credit card. New cardmembers can receive two Flight Reward Certificates worth up to 100,000 points, Aeroplan 25K Elite status and more.
On Thursday (December 2, 2021), Air Canada announced the official launch of the new U.S. Chase Aeroplan® World Elite Mastercard co-branded credit card. New cardmembers will receive two Welcome Flight Reward Certificates worth up to 100,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first three months, as well as
Aeroplan 25K Elite status. Additionally, members will enjoy 3x points on dining including eligible delivery services, grocery stores and purchases made with Air Canada, plus 500 points for every $2,000 spent. Cardmember benefits also include free checked bags, unlimited carbon offsets for Aeroplan flight redemptions on Air Canada, faster Aeroplan Elite status qualification and more.
In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Vice President – Aeroplan, Scott O’Leary, said,
“We set out to create something special for our U.S. based Aeroplan members—a card that offers immediate benefits after signing-up, and more value the more it's used for purchases. The Chase Aeroplan Card, when paired with the newly transformed Aeroplan and our growing list of 45 airline partners, gives our U.S. members everything they need to travel more and travel better.”
Also commenting on the new credit card launch, Chase’s General Manager of Air Canada Co-Brand Cards, Greg Stranz, said,
“We designed the new Aeroplan Credit Card to provide cardmembers with incredible opportunities to earn points on everyday purchases that they can use toward travel all across the world. We are excited about the rich value the Aeroplan program and new card offers as more Americans return to travel and plan for future international trips.”
With new cardmembers automatically receiving 25K Elite status, they will enjoy benefits such as priority check-in, early boarding, upgrades and more on Air Canada flights for the remainder of the calendar year, plus the next calendar year. Customers can maintain 25K status through the next year by spending $15,000 in a calendar year, and existing status holders will earn a one-level boost to 35K status or higher for the next year after spending $50,000 in a calendar year. Additional spend thresholds starting at $100,000 in spending during a calendar year unlocks unprecedented Aeroplan benefits such as 50 percent off Priority Rewards and companion benefits.
Other benefits include a $100 credit toward Global Entry, TSA Precheck or Nexus every four years, no foreign transaction fees and travel protection benefits such as trip cancellation and interruption insurance, baggage delay insurance, trip delay reimbursement, auto rental collision damage waiver and roadside assistance. World Elite Mastercard benefits also include complimentary 24/7 concierge service, access to Mastercard Priceless® experiences and exclusive offers from popular brands for services like ride-sharing, food delivery and online shopping.
Additionally, Chase Aeroplan cardmembers will soon enjoy Pay Yourself Back® benefits which will allow them to apply Aeroplan points toward travel purchases on any airline, including hotel, car rental and more at a rate of US $0.0125 per point up to 50,000 points per year, a US $625 value. The Chase Aeroplan World Mastercard in now available and has an annual fee of US $95. For more information or to apply, please visit ChaseAeroplanCard.com
Source(s): Air Canada, Chase