Now that we’ve reached July 2022, if you’re an Airplane Elite Status member, you can now choose the best Select 2022 facility After logging in to your Aeroplan account in the member portal.
Since valid in July of any given year through eUpgrade credit Follow In the calendar year, you can now start searching for eUpgrade space and apply “Latitude Attitude” to upgrade to Business Class for Air Canada flights in 2023.
Choose your 2022 Select Benefit
Airplane Elite Status benefits are divided into main benefits and selection benefits.
All members automatically receive the main benefits associated with their status level at the beginning of the year and have the option to choose from two separate bundles of select benefits, based on which improving the travel experience may be most important to them.
As an Aeroplan Elite Status member, you can select your Benefits for 2022 via the “Choose Benefits” option under the “Benefits” tab of your dashboard.
The Select Benefit Bundles available for each Airplane Elite Status Level are summarized as follows:
(Benefit 1 Bundle is a more meaningful set for most travelers. Bundle 2 offers eUpgrades or status qualifying miles in exchange for buying a flight using Air Canada Flight Pass, so it will not be relevant if you do not normally travel using a flight pass.)
Which selection facility should you choose?
Among the Select Benefit choices, I would definitely recommend choosing 7 Allocate additional eUpgrade credits As one of your advantages (or your only advantage as an Aeroplan 35K member).
Collecting more e-upgrades is invaluable, since the “Latitude Attitude” strategy allows you to redeem airplane points for an economy latitude ticket and instantly upgrade to Business Class.
With direct bookings in business class often dynamically priced at a high level, latitude attitude can be an invaluable strategy.
Meanwhile, choosing a second option for Aeroplan 25K, 50K, 75K and Super Elite members will depend on your own preferences as a traveler.
Anyone who frequently takes a paid flight can pay bonus airplane points on an Air Canada flight, anyone who wants to share their benefits with their loved one can choose a status pass or status gift etc.
Earn valid e-upgrades until 2023!
From January 1 of this year, it has been possible to choose your selected benefits So why is it more convenient to do it now starting from 1st July?
OK, the validity period of eUpgrades is determined as follows:
- Any e-upgrade acquired between January and June of a given year has a validity period within that year.
- Any e-upgrade acquired between July and December of a given year has a validity period Through the next year.
What does this mean in practice? OK, e-upgrades are being chosen as your preferred feature from today, July 1, 2022, That means those e-upgrades will arrive in your account by the January 16 expiration date, 2024Rather January 16, 2023!
And remember: the trip must be within the validity period of the eUpgrade credits to apply those eUpgrade.
So if you want to use the Latitude attitude to ensure a business class upgrade for any trip that takes place in 2023, you will need -2023 e-upgrades through that valuable legit to do so.
Effectively, by delaying your Select Benefit decision so far until July 2022, you’ve got a valuable head start to grab the alluring “R” space and ensure your instant upgrade across Air Canada’s 2023 Business Class flight.
After locking the benefits of your choice, additional eUpgrade credits may take a few days to appear. Once they are done, you will be able to plan your 2023 trip in Air Canada Business Class with “Latitude Attitude” in mind.
Now that it’s July 2022, members of Aeroplan Elite Status can choose their Select Benefit Bundles in an optimized fashion, securing an allocation of valuable e-upgrades that are valid until 2023 and January 2024.
Personally, I have so far waited to pick my electoral benefits for this exact reason, so that I can earn valid eUpgrade credit for an instantly confirmed upgrade from Latitude Economics for the next 18 months.
Remember: Once you select Select Benefit Bundles, they cannot be changed, so it is important to take some time to think about your decision before locking it.