How to earn Air Canada Aeroplan points for Etihad flights

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Last updated on July 14th, 2023
Originally published on June 5, 2023

The partnership between Etihad Airways and Air Canada allows both carriers to service more destinations and offer more convenient flight options to their passengers than they can alone. It also permits members of Air Canada’s Aeroplan frequent flyer program to earn points for flights operated by Etihad. Here’s what to know.

Can I get Air Canada points for Etihad flights?

Yes. Members of Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program are eligible to earn points for flights on Etihad Airways based on the number of miles flown and a cabin class bonus, if applicable. Be aware, however, that miles and segments flown on Etihad don’t count toward Aeroplan elite status.

Are Etihad and Air Canada partners?

Yes. The partnership between Etihad Airways and Air Canada allows passengers to earn and redeem miles and points with each other’s frequent flyer programs. In addition, Etihad and Air Canada are codeshare partners, which means they operate flights for one another and market the other’s flights using their own flight numbers and airline codes (EY for Etihad and AC for Air Canada).

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About Etihad Airways

Based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways is the national airline of the UAE and is consistently rated as one of the world’s best airlines. With more than 75 destinations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, Etihad is a convenient and comfortable way to travel the world.

Which Etihad flights are eligible?

In order to be eligible to earn Air Canada Aeroplan points, flights must be operated by Etihad Airways. The flights can be marketed and ticketed by either Air Canada or Etihad.

Only Etihad booking classes shown in the table below are eligible to earn Aeroplan points. If it’s not in the table, it doesn’t earn points.

Tip: Always keep your ticket and boarding pass until the points have been credited to your account.

How many Air Canada points do Etihad flights earn?

You can earn Air Canada Aeroplan points for flights operated by Etihad Airways. However, you won’t earn Status Qualifying Miles (SQM).

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The table below shows the Etihad booking classes that are eligible to earn Aeroplan points. To calculate points earnings, locate your booking class in the table, then multiply the flight distance by the corresponding booking class percentage. For flight distances less than 250 miles, you’ll earn 250 points multiplied by the booking class percentage.

  • A few examples:
    • Flight distance 2,500 miles in fare class W or Z earns 2,500 x 1.25 = 3,125 points
    • Flight distance 2,500 miles in fare class Y or B earns 2,500 x 1.00 = 2,500 points
    • Flight distance 2,500 miles in fare class L, V, U, E, or G earns 2,500 x 0.50 = 1,250 points
    • Flight distance 220 miles in fare class Y or B earns 220 x 1.00 = 220 points
    • Flight distance 220 miles in fare class H, K, M, or Q earns 220 x 0.75 = 165 points
Class of serviceEligible booking classesAeroplan points
The ResidenceP400%
First ClassF, A250%
Business ClassJ, C, D150%
W, Z125%
EconomyR110%
Y, B100%
H, K, M, Q75%
L, V, U, E, G50%
T25%

How to add an Air Canada Aeroplan account to Etihad flights

During booking

Here’s how to credit Etihad Airways miles to your Air Canada Aeroplan account during the booking process.

1. Search for flights on the Etihad Airways website.

How to earn Air Canada miles on Etihad flights, step 1: Search for flights

2. Select the desired flights and fare type.

How to earn Air Canada points on Etihad flights, step 2: Select flights

3. On the passenger information screen, click “enter your loyalty programme number”. Select Air Canada from the drop-down list and enter your Aeroplan number.

How to earn Air Canada miles on Etihad flights, step 3: enter AAdvantage number

4. Enter passenger information and click the “Continue” button and follow the instructions to complete the booking.

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After the flights

You can add past Etihad Airways flights to an Air Canada Aeroplan account up to 6 months after the flights. Use this form to request the missing points.



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