Air Canada has unveiled its new Infinite Canada Flight Pass, which allows its loyalty program customers to take unlimited domestic flights for a flat fee, for up to three months.
Pass holders will have the ability to book domestic travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge, with no limit on the number of flights taken for up to three months.
Customers will have the ability to book flights up to one hour prior to take-off, without any blackout periods (e.g. national holidays) or booking restrictions, and make changes or cancellations without penalty.
Passes are available for purchase from 16 to 23 September, with one-month, two-month and three-month passes on offer.
In order to purchase a pass you must be a Canadian resident with a valid Aeroplan Loyalty membership, and pass holders will still be required to pay for taxes and fees on any flights booked.
Passes are charged on a monthly basis for up to three months, with a Standard pass starting at CA$2,260 (US$1,708) per month including taxes.
A Standard pass includes a standard flat rate of 5,000 Altitude Qualifying Miles earned for the entire month, regardless of distance flown.
Meanwhile, a ‘Flex’ pass option costs CA$2,825 per month, and includes a flat rate of 10,000 Altitude Qualifying Miles earned for the month.
A ‘Latitude’ pass costs CA$5,650 per month, earns you 15,000 Altitude Qualifying Miles per month, and allows for free online upgrades to executive classes, where available.
With this pass, you are also given access to Maple Leaf Lounges, should you be upgraded to an executive class seat.
Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada, said, “Air Canada recognises that as air travel begins to return to normal customers want flexibility and certainty.
“Our new Infinite Canada Flight Pass provides both by enabling customers to easily book and change their travel plans without any blackout restrictions or change or cancellation fees, while locking in the price of their flights for up to three months with one flat fee.
“The pass also gives customers the option to choose which class of fare they desire – Standard, Flex and Latitude – and allows them to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles.”
Frequent flyers should note that pass-holders only earn Altitude Qualifying Dollars on the amount spent per pass, not per individual flight.
Additionally, no Aeroplan miles are redeemable from flights purchased with this pass, meaning the pass is not exactly a short-cut for earning loyalty program miles and upgrades.