• Joe Breitfeller

Rewards Canada Names TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card the ‘Best Airline Credit Card’

Updated: Mar 19

Rewards Canada has named Air Canada’s TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card as the Top Airline Credit Card in their 13th annual ranking of Top Rewards Credit Cards in Canada. The credit card also ranked third in the Top Overall Card category.

Rewards Canada Names TD Aeroplan Vis Infinite Card 'Best Airline Credit Card' - Courtesy TD Bank

On Thursday (March 18, 2021), Air Canada announced that their TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card has been awarded ‘Top Airline Credit Card’ in Reward Canada’s 13th annual ranking of Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards in Canada. The credit Card also ranked third in the Top Overall Card category. Air Canada’s Aeroplan recently relaunched their suite of credit cards when the program was transformed in November 2020. Aeroplan’s co-branded credit cards in Canada are the only ones which offer extensive Air Canada travel perks that help members earn rewards faster. Aeroplan members can also take advantage of generous welcome offers and on eligible cards, can earn a ‘Buddy Pass’ for a BOGO ticket anywhere Air Canada flies in North America (including Mexico and Hawaii). After buying the first economy class ticket, customers will only pay taxes and third-party charges on the second one.

In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada’s SVP -Products, Marketing and eCommerce, said,

“We're thrilled to receive this recognition from Rewards Canada. Consumer advocates and industry experts around the country agree that the reimagined Aeroplan program offers exceptional value and benefits. We're grateful to see the new Aeroplan credit cards being recognized by Canada's premier loyalty rewards resource.”

Commenting on the new co-branded Aeroplan suite of credit cards, TB Bank Group’s SVP – Canadian Credit Cards, Katy Boshart, said,

“TD strives to consistently deliver best-in-class cards and benefits that meet the evolving needs of our customers, and this recognition reflects that. Our refreshed suite of TD Aeroplan cards was designed to offer our cardholders greater benefits and travel rewards with fewer restrictions, that also complement Air Canada's transformed Aeroplan loyalty program. From in-demand and shareable travel perks, to expanded Travel and Insurance benefits like a NEXUS application rebate and Mobile Device Insurance, to accelerated earn rates on gas, groceries, as well as Starbucks and Air Canada purchases, we're excited to see the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card recognized for its exceptional value.”

Rewards Canada’s Founder, Patrick Sojka, added,

“Aeroplan is tough to compete with given all the new attributes of the transformed program such as no cash surcharges on flight rewards and new options such as Aeroplan Family Sharing. Add in new card features like first checked bag free, preferred pricing for flight rewards, a higher earn rate on Air Canada, gas and grocery purchases and more, and the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card quickly moved into our top five cards overall. Many Canadians are planning for the long term when it comes to travel and now is the time to start thinking about collecting as many points as possible for those future travels. The easiest way to build up those points balances is through credit card spend and that plays a key factor in determining the best travel rewards cards in Canada.”

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline, serving over 51 million guests in 2019. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last two years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’

Source: Air Canada