RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

Flytrippers opinion: Card with very lucrative points to maximize the value of travel rewards.
Flytrippers Valuation
of Welcome bonus (net value)

via RBC secure application link
≈ $ 405

Rewards: ≈ $525

Card fee: $120

Card eligibility
min. income: $60k
OR $100k (household)

Welcome bonus eligibility
must not currently have this card
RBC Avion points (more lucrative)
Bonus: 35k pts
Earn on min. spend: 0 pts (total: 35k pts)

• ≈ $525 to UNLIMITED for specific
flights with transfer partners
• ≈ $525 to $805 for flights (table)
• $350 for any travel expense w/ RBC
How to unlock bonus
no min. spend

Interest rates:
Purchases: 20.99%
Cash advances: 22.99%
Cash advances (QC): 21.99%
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Summary of Flytrippers' review

WHY GET THIS CARD

  • Good welcome bonus of ≈ $405
  • Very valuable RBC Avion points
  • Excellent travel insurance coverage
  • Good gas & food delivery perks

WHO SHOULD GET THIS CARD

  • Those who want rewards of the more valuable type

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Card details

Welcome bonus structure

35,000 points Bonus upon approval (no minimum spending)

35,000 points Total with the bonus itself

Earn on the minimum spending requirement

0 points No minimum spending requirement

Total rewards by unlocking the welcome bonus

35,000 points Welcome bonus 

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Value of the welcome bonus offer
(at our Flytrippers Valuation of ≈ 1.5¢/pt)

≈ $525 Bonus upon approval (35,000 pts)
–$120 Card fee (deducted from Flytrippers Valuation)

≈ $405 Total net value by unlocking the welcome bonus alone

Learn more about our Flytrippers Valuation of welcome bonuses

Effective return rate

≈ 40500% Return on the $0 minimum spending requirement ($1 used for approximation)

‣Learn more about effective return rates (coming soon)

Rewards acquisition summary

≈ $525 Rewards you get for $120

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Value of redemption options (welcome bonus)

For each available redemption option, here is the value of the 35,000 RBC Avion Rewards points you get by unlocking the welcome bonus:

≈ $525 to UNLIMITED Specific flights booked via transfers to airline programs
≈ $525 to ≈ $805 Flights booked with the RBC Avion Rewards award chart
$350 Travel booked via the RBC Avion Rewards website
$203 Statement credit

Learn more about the best redemptions of RBC Avion Rewards points (detailed guide coming soon)

Value of redemption options (per point)

For each available redemption option, here is the value per RBC Avion point to help you understand:

≈ 1.5¢/pt to UNLIMITED Specific flights booked via transfers to airline programs
≈ 1.5¢/pt to ≈ 2.3¢/pt Flights booked with the RBC Avion Rewards award chart
1¢/pt Travel booked via the RBC Avion Rewards website
0.58¢/pt Statement credit

‣Learn more about the basics of the values per point (coming soon)

Redemptions with transfers to partners

The more valuable type of reward redemption, with a variable value: the amount of points required is unrelated to the cash price of the flight. The value depends on how many points are required by the reward chart and the cash price. So the value you can get from airline award charts is unlimited. You can redeem only for specific flights: only certain airlines are available and seat availability is limited.

Redeem your 35,000 RBC Avion points for one-way flights (roundtrips are simply twice the price):

4,750 pts Up to 650 miles within Europe on British/Iberia/Aer Lingus (Madrid-Ibiza, Dublin-Amsterdam, London-Nice, etc.)
6,000 pts Up to 650 miles within Asia on Cathay/JAL/Malaysia (Tokyo-Osaka, Kuala Lumpur-Phuket, Taipei-Hong Kong, etc.)
6,000 pts Up to 650 miles elsewhere on Royal Air Maroc/Qantas (Sydney-Melbourne, Casablanca-Marrakech, etc.)
7,250 pts Up to 1151 miles within Europe on British/Iberia/Aer Lingus (London-Lisbon, Dublin-Prague, Madrid-Rome, etc.) 
7,500 pts
Up to 650 miles from Canada on American/Alaska (Toronto-New York, Montreal-New York, Edmonton-Seattle, etc.)
9,000 pts Up to 1151 miles from Canada on American (Toronto-Miami, Montreal-Charlotte, Vancouver-Los Angeles, etc.)
11,000 pts Up to 2000 miles from Canada on American (Toronto-Miami, Montreal-Miami, Vancouver-Phoenix, etc.)
11,000 pts Up to 2000 miles from Miami on American (Miami-Cartagena, Miami-Costa Rica, Miami-Barbados, etc.)
13,000 pts From Toronto to Ireland on Aer Lingus (Toronto-Dublin)
17,000 pts From Boston/New York/Chicago to Spain on Iberia (Boston-Madrid, New York-Madrid, Chicago-Madrid)
25,000 pts From Montreal/Toronto to the UK on British (Toronto-London, Montreal-London)
34,000 pts Business class from Boston/New York/Chicago to Spain on Iberia (Boston-Madrid, New York-Madrid, Chicago-Madrid)
35,000 pts From Montreal to Qatar on Qatar Airways (Montreal-Doha)
36,250 pts From Vancouver to Asia on Cathay Pacific/JAL (Vancouver-Hong Kong, Vancouver-Tokyo)
47,500 pts From Montreal to Southeast Asia on Qatar Airways (Montreal-Bangkok, Montreal-Bali, Montreal-Hanoi)
50,000 pts Business class from Toronto to Ireland on Aer Lingus (Toronto-Dublin)
51,500 pts From Toronto to Asia on Cathay Pacific (Toronto-Hong Kong)
70,000 pts Business class from Montreal to Qatar on Qatar Airways (Montreal-Doha)
95,000 pts Business class from Montreal to Southeast Asia on Qatar (Montreal-Bangkok, Montreal-Bali, Montreal-Hanoi)

Learn more about the best redemptions of RBC Avion points (detailed guide coming soon)

Redemptions with the RBC Avion rewards chart

Another more valuable type of rewards redemption, with a variable value. All flights and all seats are available, but bank flight reward charts give you the best value when the cash price of a ticket’s base fare is very high. There’s a maximum base fare so the value is not unlimited. Some routes have surcharges, so the value depends on that too.

Redeem your 35,000 RBC Avion points for one-way flights (roundtrips are simply twice the price with twice the maximum base fare):

7,500 pts Within your province/territory/state or to adjacent provinces/territories/states (maximum $175 base fare)
17,500 pts Anywhere in Canada and the US, except Hawaii and Alaska (maximum $375 base fare)
22,500 pts From Eastern Canada to anywhere in Central America, the Caribbean, or Bermuda (maximum $450 base fare)
22,500 pts From Western Canada to anywhere in Mexico, Hawaii, or Alaska (maximum $450 base fare)
27,500 pts From Eastern Canada to anywhere in Mexico, Hawaii, or Alaska (maximum $550 base fare)
27,500 pts From Western Canada to anywhere in Central America, the Caribbean, or Bermuda (maximum $550 base fare)
32,500 pts From major airports in Canada/US to destinations in Europe (maximum $650 base fare)
50,000 pts From major airports in Canada/US to anywhere else in the world (maximum $1000 base fare)

Learn more about the best redemptions of RBC Avion points (detailed guide coming soon)

Redemptions on the RBC Avion Rewards website

The more simple type of redemption, but should be avoided as much as possible (get other cards for this type of redemption).

Redeem your 35,000 RBC Avion points for:

35,000 pts Discount of $350 on travel booked on the RBC Avion Rewards website

Learn more about the best redemptions of RBC Avion points (detailed guide coming soon)

Redemptions for anything other than travel

Should always be avoided, as with all rewards!

‣Learn more about why you should always redeem your rewards for travel (coming soon)

Expiry
RBC Avion Rewards points never expire as long as you have the card. And even if you no longer have the card, you have a full calendar year to redeem them (90 days with the app and then by calling). You can also downgrade the card to its no-fee version to easily extend the expiration indefinitely.

Learn more about RBC Avion Rewards points expiry (coming soon)

Pooling
RBC Avion Rewards points can be pooled with travel companions via transfer partners.

Learn more about pooling RBC Avion Rewards points (coming soon)

Logistics
RBC Avion Rewards points can be redeemed directly on the RBC Avion website or RBC Avion Rewards app.

Learn more about how to get started with RBC Avion Rewards (coming soon)

Rewards program summary
Rewards: RBC Avion Rewards points
Source: Bank rewards 
Type: More valuable
Flytrippers Valuation: ≈ 1.5¢ per point
Minimum value: 1¢ per point
Maximum value: Unlimited
Transferable: Yes (4 partners)

Learn more about rewards programs basics (coming soon)

Earn rates

1.25 points per $ (≈ 1.875%):

  • Travel

1 point per $ (≈ 1.5%):

  • Everywhere else

‣Learn more about credit card earn rates (coming soon)

Earning with additional cards

Fee for additional cards: $50
Quantity allowed: 9
Minimum age: N/A

‣Learn more about additional cards (coming soon)

Free DashPass from DoorDash
Get DoorDash’s DashPass free for 12 months, which gives you free delivery and other great perks on food delivery.

‣Learn more about the RBC DashPass benefit (coming soon)

3 ¢/L off at Petro-Canada
Link your card and save 3 ¢/L and get 20% more Petro-Points.

‣Learn more about the RBC Petro-Canada benefit (coming soon)

20% discount on rental cars
Save 20% on the base fare on rental cars at Hertz.

‣Learn more about the RBC Avion car rental benefit (coming soon)

Bonus points with the Rexall Be Well program
Link your card and earn 50 Be Well points per $ spent at Rexall.

‣Learn more about the RBC Rexall benefit (coming soon)

Friday Friend Pass for ski resorts
Buy 1 lift pass at regular price, get 1 free on Fridays at 10 ski resorts (3 in Québec, 2 in Ontario, 1 in Alberta, and 4 in British Columbia).

‣Learn more about the RBC ski benefit (coming soon)

RBC Offers program
Access to small discounts and credits throughout the year.

‣Learn more about the RBC Offers program (coming soon)

Visa Infinite luxury benefits
Access to a 24/7 travel concierge, and luxury benefits at hotels, restaurants, and more.

‣Learn more about Visa Infinite benefits (coming soon)

The Avion Collection program
A catalogue of exclusive experiences, offers, and savings on travel, food, wellness, sports, and entertainment.

‣Learn more about The Avion Collection program (coming soon)

Insurance included

Medical travel insurance (15 days)
Flight delay insurance
Baggage delay insurance
Trip cancelation insurance
Trip interruption insurance
Rental car insurance
Lost or stolen luggage insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Travel accident insurance
Mobile device insurance
Purchase insurance
Extended warranty

‣Learn more about the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card’s insurance coverage (coming soon)

Insurance not included

None

‣Learn more about the different types of insurance coverage (coming soon)

Card eligibility
Minimum income: $60,000 (personal) OR $100,000 (household)
Age: Majority in your province
Estimated credit score: Good or Excellent
Credit bureau: TransUnion Canada

Learn more about credit card eligibility requirements (coming soon)

Welcome bonus offer eligibility
You must not currently have the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

Learn more about credit card welcome bonus eligibility rules (coming soon)

Offer end date
Offer subject to change at any time

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Card details
Issuer: RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)
Network: Visa
Card Type: Credit card
Product Type: Personal card

‣Learn more about credit card types (coming soon)

Fees and rates
Card fee: $120/year
Fee for additional card: $50
Foreign transaction fee: 2.5%
Purchases annual interest rate: 20.99%
Cash advance and balance transfer annual interest rate: 22.99%
Balance transfer fee: Up to 3% of transfer amount
Cash advance fee: $5.00

Learn more about why Flytrippers recommends ignoring fees and rates (coming soon)

Get 35,000 welcome Avion points on approval** – Enough to fly anywhere in Canada & the U.S (Alaska and Hawaii require more points)
Apply online and get a response in as little as 60 seconds.

– Earn 1 Avion point for every dollar you spend* and an extra 25% on eligible travel purchases.

– Avioners can book flights with points on any airline, on any flight, at any time, early or last minute, with no blackout periods or restrictions.

– Avioners earn points that never expire so your points will be waiting for your next adventure.

– Redeem your points for travel and more. Use points for anything from paying bills and paying your card balance to redeeming for Gift Cards and Merchandise at top brands like Apple. The Avion Rewards program gives you the freedom of choice to use your points your way, and helps you make the most as an Avioner.

– Eligible Avion Rewards members can also convert points to other loyalty programs including WestJet dollars, British Airways Avios points and Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.

– Link your RBC card with a Petro-Points membership to instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel at Petro-Canada stations and earn 20% more Petro-Points and 20% more Avion points

– Link your RBC card with a Rexall Be Well account and get 50 Be Well points for every $1 spent on eligible products at Rexall. Redeem Be Well points faster for savings in store on eligible purchases where 25,000 Be Well points = $10

– Get access to RBC offers which provides access to earn points faster at specified brands

– Extensive insurance including: mobile device insurance, travel insurance (trip cancellation, interruption and emergency medical) and other eligible purchases to protect you and your family

– Avioners get access to luxury Visa Infinite benefits including first in line for exclusive events, and hotel and dining benefits.

– Avioners no longer need 14-days to book travel using the RBC grid

• Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash^

Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to:

– Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription± – a value of almost $120

– Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on orders of $15 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card

Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash17 – Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to:

• Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription18 – a value of almost $120

• Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on orders of $15 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card

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The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into The Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.** This offer only applies to new applications for an RBC Avion Visa Infinite or RBC Avion Visa Platinum credit card (each, an “Eligible Credit Card”) approved by Royal Bank of Canada, subject to the conditions below. Additional cardholders(s) (co-applicant and authorized user(s)) on the Eligible Credit Card account, as well as existing cardholders on any RBC Royal Bank personal credit card transferring to an Eligible Credit Card account, are not eligible for this offer. 35,000 welcome Avion points (“Welcome Points”) will appear on your monthly credit card statement within sixty (60) days after your application has been approved, provided that your Eligible Credit Card account remains open and in good standing at the time the Welcome points are credited to your account, “good standing” meaning that your Credit Card Account must not be past due for more than two (2) consecutive credit card account statement periods, closed, charged off or in credit revoked status. If you close or change your Eligible Credit Card for another type of RBC Royal Bank credit card before the Welcome Points have been credited to your account, you may lose the benefit of this offer. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. Royal Bank reserves the right to cancel, modify or withdraw this offer at any time without notice, even after your application has been approved, including if we suspect that you may be manipulating or abusing it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by Royal Bank in its sole discretion. For complete terms and conditions that apply to the Avion Rewards Program, please visit www.avionrewards.com or call 1-800-769-2512.† Air Travel Reward redemptions from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule start at 35,000 Avion points for a round trip long-haul flight to almost anywhere in Canada or the United States, exclusive of Hawaii or Alaska, with a maximum ticket price of $750. All applicable taxes, service fees and surcharges are the responsibility of the traveller. For more details, including information on redeeming for first class and business class seats, visit: www.avionrewards.com/travel/index.html. For general redemption terms, conditions and restrictions that apply to the Avion Rewards program, please visit: www.avionrewards.com or call 1-800 ROYAL 1-2 (1-800-769-2512). 

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