If you want to enjoy some Florida sunshine to help get through the rest of winter, Aeroplan has some Orlando deals happening right now.
There’s many Fixed Mileage flights available for travel later this month from many cities across Canada, as well as some good Market Fare deals if you live in Eastern Canada, with redemption levels under 30,000 miles.
Here are some of the best deals we could find.
(Disclaimer: These may change or become unavailable at any time.)
|Travel dates:||March 12 to 29, 2019|
|Miles required:||20,000 to 25,000 Aeroplan points|
|Airlines:||Air Canada, United|
|Departing from:||Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver|
|Taxes and fees:||$70 to $77|
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Toronto to Orlando for 20,000 miles
20,000 Aeroplan miles and $71 in taxes and fees for this Market Fare flight? It doesn’t get any better than that when it comes to redeeming Aeroplan miles for this route.
Normally a Fixed Mileage flight would run 25,000 miles and $199 in taxes and fees, making this is a great Aeroplan deal.
|Aeroplan miles saved||5,000|
|Money saved on taxes and fees||$128|
Montreal to Orlando for 21,200 miles
Montreal is right behind Toronto, only needing an additional 1,200 miles and $77 in taxes and fees. Another good Market Fare deal.
|Aeroplan miles saved||3,800|
|Money saved on taxes and fees||$128|
Vancouver to Orlando for 25,000 miles
If you want to leave next week from Vancouver, you still have the option to do so.
This Fixed Mileage flight costs 25,000 miles and taxes and fees of $71. Although you won’t be saving any miles (there are no Market Fare deals right now), because this trip is all on United, you’ll be saving big on taxes and fees (based on an equivalent rewards flight on Air Canada).
|Aeroplan miles saved||0|
|Money saved on taxes and fees||$124|
Earning Aeroplan miles for your flights
Looking for the best way to earn miles for these flights?
There are 2 primary options you might want to consider.
1. Aeroplan branded credit cards
Right now, the best option is the
You’ll get a sign up bonus of up to 30,000 Aeroplan miles – 15,000 when you make your first purchase and 15,000 when you spend $1,000 in your first 90 days. TD is even waiving the annual fee for the first year, making this deal even sweeter.
Plus, you’ll earn up to 1.5 miles per $1 spent on all your day to day purchases:
- 1.5 miles per $1 spent on gas, grocery, drugstore, and aircanada.com purchases, and
- 1 mile per $1 spent everywhere else.
If you’re looking for some perks, TD will also spoil you when you fly on an Aeroplan rewards ticket. You’ll get access to several benefits like first free checked bag and priority check in when flying with Air Canada.
Why pay the taxes and fees with this credit card?
You’ll also want to use this card to pay for your flight’s taxes and fees for 2 reasons.
1. Because you’ll be making this purchases on aircanada.com, you’ll earn 1.5 miles for every $1 you spend.
2. This card will provide great travel insurance – even on your rewards flight. Most credit cards require you to charge the full cost of your ticket to your credit card in order to be be eligible for insurance coverage it provides. And if you’re using miles, you won’t actually be covered.
However, with the
2. Amex Membership Rewards cards
Aeroplan branded cards aren’t the only way to earn miles.
Although, these cards don’t offer any Air Canada benefits, they’ll give you the most points on your purchases.
The other main advantage? Unlike premium Visa cards, all American Express cards have no minimum income requirements, making them easier to access.
Why pay the taxes and fees with these credit cards?
Both cards give you 2 points per $1 spent on your taxes and fees (since it counts as a travel purchase), which is better than any other Aeroplan card. If you value more Aeroplan miles, these cards are great worthwhile alternatives.
Plus, you can use your Membership Rewards to help pay for your taxes and fees at a value of 1 cent each – making your flight completely free.
Related: Best Travel Credit Cards