Frequent flyers take off with Altitude

Air Canada

Air Canada’s re-branded top tier frequent flyer recognition program, “Altitude”, is now in effect. Specifically designed to recognize and reward Air Canada’s most frequent flyers, Altitude offers members a wide range of travel privileges, rewards and additional status levels.

Members reach Air Canada Altitude status based on the number of Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments earned on eligible flights operated by Air Canada and its Star Alliance partners.

Improved benefits include enhanced priority travel services such as a complimentary checked baggage allowance, higher upgrade priority for higher status members, exclusive partner offers and new incentives such as tier status gifts, as well as the creation of a new dedicated website

Air Canada Altitude members remain Aeroplan members identified by their Aeroplan Number. They also benefit from Air Canada’s partnership with Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program offering a wide range of ways to earn and redeem Aeroplan Miles with more than 150 partners.

Previously referred to as Status Miles, Altitude Qualifying Miles are earned and redeemed on eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance member airlines flights and are used for tracking towards a higher Altitude status.

Altitude Qualifying Miles earned on eligible flights are also redeemable Aeroplan Miles, which can be used for Flight Rewards to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide.

For more details, visit Members will continue to book flights at and can use their Aeroplan Miles to book flight rewards at