Around the World with Aeroplan

Note: This post is sponsored by Aeroplan.

A week after we got married in September 2016, my husband and I went on a 4-week honeymoon trip to some of our dream destinations. It was a trip that we had been looking forward to for a long time – we finished planning it even before planning the wedding! Our itinerary took us from Toronto to Greece, the Maldives, Singapore, and Bali, and we were able to book all of our major flights with our Aeroplan Miles. Here’s our exact itinerary and how we were able to do it.

Our Itinerary booked on Aeroplan Miles:

  • Toronto (YYZ) – Athens (ATH) on Air Canada
  • (Local flight to Santorini and ferry to Mykonos)
  • Athens (ATH) – Istanbul (IST) on Turkish Airlines
  • Istanbul (IST) – Male, Maldives (MLE) on Turkish Airlines
  • Male (MLE) – Singapore (SIN) on Singapore Airlines
  • (Local flight to Bali)
  • Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA) on Singapore Airlines
  • Frankfurt (FRA) – Toronto (YYZ) on Air Canada

In total we redeemed 100K miles each for all the flights listed above (with exception of the local flights). This is really an amazing redemption when you consider how much you would be paying for all those flights individually. It allowed us to visit so many different places around the world on one trip.

A year before in 2015 we were able to go on a similar multi-destination trip to Turkey, Egypt, Thailand, and Italy thanks to our Aeroplan Miles. The itinerary can be found here.

How to earn Aeroplan Miles

There are so many convenient ways to earn Aeroplan Miles. I highly suggest getting an Aeroplan-affiliated financial card so that you can earn miles every time you make a purchase. Keep an eye on special promotions awarding miles for new customers, sometimes you can earn a Welcome Bonus of 50,000 Aeroplan Miles!

Aeroplan is owned by Air Canada which is a partner of the Star Alliance network. That means you can earn every time you fly with one of those airlines (United, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and many more). In addition Aeroplan has numerous retail partners where you can earn miles when you shop both online and in-store.

Aeroplan Travel Booking Tool

Back when we booked our trip, we had to book our cars and hotels separately. So I’m pretty excited that Aeroplan has a travel booking tool for members where you can book car rentals and accommodations all on one place on the Aeroplan website!

The tool will give you access to car rentals and over 250,000 hotels worldwide. You’ll be able to book reservations with either cash at competitive rates or by redeeming miles. When you book with cash, you’ll earn 4 Aeroplan Miles per dollar spent. You’ll be able to earn even more Aeroplan Miles when using your Aeroplan-affiliated financial card. This is a great way to earn miles and get to your redemption goals even faster.

From March 18th to April 14th you can earn double the miles on cash bookings, for a total of 8 miles per dollar spent! I’m already scoping out hotels for all my upcoming trips and getting excited for all the miles I can earn.

Click here to access the Aeroplan Travel Booking Tool.

There are truly some amazing travel possibilities with Aeroplan and I’m already planning my next rewards trip. If you’re not already a member, what are you waiting for? You can enroll here and start planning your dream around-the-world trip!

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