Card Details

Bank Name: American Express
Network Type: Amex
Card Type: Personal
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Annual Fee: $120
Additional Card Fee: $50
Purchases Interest Rate: -%
Cash Advance Interest Rate: -%


  • You're a Canadian resident
  • You've reached the age of majority in your province or territory

Recommended Credit Score

Excellent (740-900)

American Express® Aeroplan®* Card Review

Welcome Bonus: Earn up to 15,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan points and a bonus Buddy Pass
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card snapshot
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card Review

Welcome bonus offer

New American Express® Aeroplan®* Cardmembers can earn up to 15,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan points1 and a bonus Buddy Pass.2

Earn 9,000 Aeroplan points1 and a bonus Buddy Pass2 for an eligible round-trip flight within North America after spending $1,500 in purchases within the first three months of Cardmembership.

Plus, you can also earn 1,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card for the first six months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 6,000 Aeroplan points.1

   Earn Points You Can Use On Your Next Trip

  • Earn 2x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*7
  • Earn 1.5x the points on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada7
  • Earn 1x the points on everything else7
  • Experience the joy of twice the points: Earn points twice by paying with your American Express Aeroplan Card at more than 150 Aeroplan partners8

    Earn Points Faster. Reward Yourself Sooner.

    Aeroplan flight rewards are just the beginning. Aeroplan points can be redeemed for merchandise, gift cards and much more.
    • Choose flights to over 200 destinations on Air Canada, and more than 1,300 destinations available through airline partners9
    • As an American Express Aeroplan Cardmember, you can often book flight rewards for even fewer points with preferred pricing10
    • In addition to flights, you can also redeem for hotel stays, car rentals, vacation packages, merchandise and more8

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American Express® Aeroplan®* Card Rewards
General cash back earn rate
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card Features
Priority airport services
Airport lounge access
Concierge service
Balance protection(Optional)
Purchase Security & Extended Protection Insurance
Flight delay insurance,Baggage Insurance
Vehicule rental insurance
Travel accident insurance
Travel medical insurance
American Express® Aeroplan®* Card User Reviews
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American Express® Aeroplan®* Card FAQs



     Make every travel experience one to remember with Air Canada benefits.
  • Travel lightly with a free checked bag
    You and up to eight companions travelling on the same reservation will enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) when your travel originates on an Air Canada flight4
  • Reach Aeroplan EliteTM* Status Faster
    As the Basic Cardmember, you will earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your American Express Aeroplan Card5

    Travel Coverage

    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Hotel Burglary Insurance
    • Car Rental Theft and Damage Insurance
    • $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance
    • Travel Emergency Assistance
             Flight Delay Insurance

Editor`s Review:

American Express Aeroplan Card

The American Express Aeroplan Card is a charge card that allows users to also collect points towards the Aeroplan loyalty program. Check out the features of the credit card below.


The Aeroplan Card allows users to earn points towards Air Canada’s Aeroplan loyalty program. With this credit card, you will earn points at the following rates:

  • Earn 2 points per dollar spent on Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations
  • Earn 1.5 points per dollar spent on dining and food delivery in Canada
  • Earn 1 point per dollar spent elsewhere

Currently, there is a welcome bonus for this credit card of 15,000 points and a Buddy Pass. To earn the first 9,000 points and the Buddy Pass, you must spend $1,500 on the Aeroplan Card within the first three months of ownership. To earn the remaining 6,000 Aeroplan points, you must spend at least $500 per month for the first six months.


Before applying for the Aeroplan Card, you should be mindful of the fees. Below is a list of fees that are associated with this credit card.

  • Annual fee: $120
  • Interest rate: 30%*
  • Additional cards: $50 each

* Note: This credit card is a charge card which means the balance must be paid in full each month. If the balance is not paid in full, interest will be charged.

Other Features

Given that the Aeroplan Card is a travel-based credit card, it comes with an array of travel perks. Below are some additional benefits that come with this card.

  • Your first checked bag is free on Air Canada flights for up to 9 people.
  • Earn Aeroplan Elite Status faster.
  • No pre-set spending limit.
  • Access to AMEX special offers including Front Of The Line and exclusive experiences.
  • Travel insurance coverage.
  • Purchase protection and extended warranty.

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Mohamed Konate is a personal finance expert, blogger, and marketing consultant based out of Toronto. He is a former financial services professional who worked for many years at major Canadian financial institutions where he managed the marketing strategy around various financial products ranging from credit cards to lines of credit. Mohamed is passionate about personal finance and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Quebec (Montreal) and a Master in International Business from the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec).He is also the author of the Canadian Credit Card Guidebook.