Bookings paid for with points have always offered more flexibility regarding changes than bookings paid for with cash (in addition to being a lot cheaper of course). It’s even truer now as Aeroplan has extended its free refund policy until May 31st. Any booking can be completely refunded for free.
But just to be clear, you don’t just have until May 31st to get a refund. Any flight you book, even for May 2022, can be refunded for free at any time as long as you book it before May 31st (it was initially February, but was extended).
As a reminder, Aeroplan has two separate pricing systems, so here’s how to take advantage of the free refund policy for each:
- For partner airlines; seat availability is great across the schedule so it’s a great time to book flights in the future risk-free since you can always just cancel if you don’t want to go
- For Air Canada; with prices fluctuating in the new dynamic pricing system, you can regularly check prices and book when they drop because you can just cancel risk-free if you don’t want to go or to rebook if the price goes down
Of course, if the past year is any indication, the free refund policy might be extended even further.
But since it’s risk-free, you should take an early look to get ahead of other travelers who will once again uselessly wait. So you’ll be able to get the best seats or the best prices (and just cancel them if it doesn’t work out for any reason).
Want to learn more about maximizing Aeroplan points?
Aeroplan’s free cancelation policy gives you a lot of flexibility.
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