As a Canadian, Aeroplan is my favourite frequent flyer program. I have flown to Hawaii, Ontario and have a BIG trip planned for 2015 (future blog post).

I was shocked to hear that they have been around for 30 years!

Aeroplan 30th anniversary
Aeroplan 30th anniversary

They are constantly evolving and they try to improve the program ( I know many programs are being devalued but understand that it is a business and they have many great redemptions for Canadians). It basically started as a promotional tool for Air Canada’s business travelers but has evolved to the Distinction program with all sorts of retailers involved. It is also a spin off of Air Canada that was the first publicly traded loyalty company.

We have a great contest for our Canadian Travel Hacking and Boarding Area readers.

How about a chance to win 30,000 Aeroplan Miles  (That’s enough for 2 short-haul ClassicFlights or 1 long-haul ticket in North America or one-way ticket to Europe).

In order to qualify for a chance to win you will have to  like Aeroplan on Facebook and follow @Aeroplan on Twitter.

Simply tell us where you would go with the miles if we put 30,000 Aeroplan miles in your account? 

This contest ends August 7, 2014.

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  • Sandra
    Posted July 25, 2014 1:33 pm 0Likes

    DISNEYLAND! Our family has always wanted to go and we are trying our very best to make it a reality before they become teenagers.

  • Andrew
    Posted July 25, 2014 1:48 pm 0Likes

    30,000 miles would be perfect for the trip to NY 🙂

  • DavidB
    Posted July 25, 2014 2:00 pm 0Likes

    It’s about time either AE or AC acknowledged this anniversary, which was officially either early last month when the program was launched (along with CP’s) or this month when mileage started to be earned. As a charter member, I recall the battle of the FF programs as both airlines ran full page ads in newspapers across the country to announce them. AC’s cost $25 though (waived for enRooute Club members) and CP’s was free.

  • marc
    Posted July 25, 2014 2:11 pm 0Likes

    I would enjoy a trip to Montreal!

  • Melissa
    Posted July 25, 2014 2:22 pm 0Likes

    30,000 miles would be perfect for a trip to Disney World, Florida!

  • Phil
    Posted July 25, 2014 2:24 pm 0Likes

    I would treat my family to either Disneyland or disneyworld

  • Jerry Hung
    Posted July 25, 2014 2:31 pm 0Likes

    I’d redeem for 2 short-haul flights, even if I have to pay YQ!!

  • Jaclyn
    Posted July 25, 2014 2:44 pm 0Likes

    I’d go to Paris for croissants 🙂

  • lcpteck
    Posted July 25, 2014 3:10 pm 0Likes

    30k Aeroplan miles would allow me to do a roundtrip flight within Asia in Business Class. Flying from Singapore, I would head to Tokyo or Seoul!! 🙂

  • Jay
    Posted July 25, 2014 3:12 pm 0Likes

    I would go to Seoul !! Never been wanna check it out ! Send a fellow Canadian on holiday ! THANKS !

  • Troy
    Posted July 25, 2014 3:42 pm 0Likes

    Italy! Is there any place better than Venice??

  • Krista Reid
    Posted July 25, 2014 3:43 pm 0Likes

    Added with my existing Aeoroplan miles, I’d go to Burma (via Bangkok)!

  • Kim Brum
    Posted July 25, 2014 4:31 pm 0Likes

    Would love to go to Ontario to visit family

  • farulg
    Posted July 25, 2014 4:45 pm 0Likes

    I would love to go to Vancouver. Or maybe fly up to the Yukon for northern lights…

  • DaninSTL
    Posted July 25, 2014 4:52 pm 0Likes

    Not sure 30k is enough for me to do anything with but I’m willing to try 🙂

  • Wendy Riches
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:13 pm 0Likes

    We are saving for a family trip to Europe – we promised the kids as soon as their French is good enough to get us all by in Paris, we will go! This would help out a great deal!

  • AlainSojourner
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:18 pm 0Likes

    Though not enough but it would add to my planned trip to Hawaii. 🙂

  • Michael
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:31 pm 0Likes

    Well.. I haven’t really researched Aeroplan miles yet, but at least that should be enough to take me to Canada from San Francisco. I miss poutine!’

    Maybe I would go check out Montreal? Never been.

  • Jackson
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:31 pm 0Likes

    Its about time I visited the other part of my country, Toronto.

  • Chris
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:35 pm 0Likes

    I would love to visit Banff or Vancouver.

  • chris
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:44 pm 0Likes

    I would head to Europe. even if it’s one way.

  • Jennifer
    Posted July 25, 2014 5:58 pm 0Likes

    New Orleans! Would love to return there for an extended working vacation!

  • Travel Dude
    Posted July 25, 2014 6:29 pm 0Likes

    Aeroplan is a scam… it’s current incarnation is selling business class seats to star alliance customers that are actually Rouge premium offering lower luggage limits – poorer quality amenities on board. The only thing that is the same is the happy air canada service!

  • Rick
    Posted July 25, 2014 6:36 pm 0Likes

    I’d use it on a domestic roundtrip to/from California!

  • Isaac
    Posted July 25, 2014 6:51 pm 0Likes

    I would add them to the miles i have and do a business trip to Europe

  • Luke US
    Posted July 25, 2014 6:51 pm 0Likes

    I would love to visit Vancouver! 🙂

  • Rob
    Posted July 25, 2014 6:56 pm 0Likes

    I would use them towards a trip to Asia in business on EVA.

  • Gabriel
    Posted July 25, 2014 7:17 pm 0Likes

    I’d love to go to Berlin!

  • Tina Rowe
    Posted July 25, 2014 7:48 pm 0Likes

    I would love to go from Newfoundland and head to California.

  • Gert
    Posted July 25, 2014 8:01 pm 0Likes

    I would definitely visit my lovely niece in Toronto, born some days ago!

  • Alex
    Posted July 25, 2014 8:28 pm 0Likes

    I would fly to Europe!

  • Jill
    Posted July 25, 2014 10:18 pm 0Likes

    I took my first award trip back in 1992 (Australia in business class) and have been an Aeroplan fan ever since. I could use 30K for 2 tickets to NewYork – short hauls can be a great value since it costs at least $700 pp R/T to NYC from my small regional home airport. But really, I think I would like to go to the City of Lights, Paris, and those 30K points will get me there sooner. Thanks!

  • JB
    Posted July 25, 2014 10:32 pm 0Likes

    Saving up points for epic travels to remote Micronesia to visit a buddy or a Europe and Sri Lanka trip. 🙂

  • Jeremy
    Posted July 26, 2014 12:56 am 0Likes

    I’d take my wife to Florida for a vacation!

  • Janet Butler
    Posted July 26, 2014 12:59 am 0Likes

    Take my baby home to Nova Scotia to see the grandparents!

  • Maggie K.
    Posted July 26, 2014 4:04 am 0Likes

    I would use the points toward my upcoming trip to Peru.

    Posted July 26, 2014 6:05 am 0Likes

    I would like to go Quebec.

  • Avery
    Posted July 26, 2014 7:58 am 0Likes

    Would put it toward a mini-rtw!

  • Y.C.
    Posted July 26, 2014 2:14 pm 0Likes

    I would use them towards a trip from can to bkk in business.

  • A.N Rajah
    Posted July 27, 2014 1:03 am 0Likes

    I would go to Miami

  • 2BarA
    Posted July 27, 2014 2:22 am 0Likes

    30,000 added to my existing balance would put me closer to a trip around the world that’s on my bucket list.

  • Aarash Fakhori
    Posted July 27, 2014 2:24 am 0Likes

    Fly home and surprise the family!

  • Ed
    Posted July 27, 2014 9:10 am 0Likes

    I would book the next trip to Spain, and head to the town of Bunol. Because that is the only place I can freely throw tomatoes, and have fun at the same time. To be crammed into this huge tomato fight, enjoying the time of my life! This only happens at the annual La Tomatina festival.

    Crossing my fingers for this opportunity 🙂

  • Hyacinthe
    Posted July 27, 2014 5:55 pm 0Likes

    I’ll use the miles for whichever destination has the best value. 😛

  • Tim
    Posted July 28, 2014 10:20 pm 0Likes

    I would fly to Los Angeles, CA!

  • BlessedTA
    Posted July 29, 2014 3:54 am 0Likes

    Hotel stay in NY

  • Daniel Choi
    Posted July 29, 2014 9:28 am 0Likes

    san fran, and vancouver

    Posted July 29, 2014 11:39 pm 0Likes

    I’m planning on travelling for the next year so 30 000 aeroplan points would really help cut down on costs! It would probably pay for my return ticket from Europe 🙂

  • Nachshol
    Posted July 31, 2014 12:14 am 0Likes

    I would save up and go to Jamaica, mon!

  • Ada
    Posted July 31, 2014 3:33 am 0Likes

    #aeroplan30 my wish is to go to Hawaii!!! I haven’t been there for a long time!

  • Alexander Le
    Posted July 31, 2014 6:36 am 0Likes

    Sydney Australia!

  • Dorothy
    Posted July 31, 2014 5:42 pm 0Likes

    Want to visit my kids up north in Iqaluit!!!

  • Marc-André
    Posted July 31, 2014 7:42 pm 0Likes

    I would use the miles to get an award ticket to Japan!

  • Connie
    Posted July 31, 2014 8:13 pm 0Likes

    Florida! Then get on a cruise from there!

  • Linda
    Posted August 1, 2014 11:41 am 0Likes

    I would fly to Italy as a start to a Mediterranean cruise!

  • Mkzzno
    Posted August 4, 2014 6:35 am 0Likes

    I would definitely use this towards a long-haul flight to Italy for my grandparents 60th this next year!

  • Emilie
    Posted August 5, 2014 7:55 am 0Likes

    I’m saving miles to go to Copenhagen to see the Christmas markets! I’m a Canadian living in London and I haven’t had a white Christmas in years… This would be a dream come true!

  • Rob
    Posted August 5, 2014 7:38 pm 0Likes

    Add it to the collection for that next mini-RTW. Gotta get one in before LH kills off F on FRA-YYZ.

  • Vijay Kumar
    Posted August 6, 2014 2:48 pm 0Likes

    Fly to santorini islands and then to phuket thailand and then to bali indonesia and then back to toronto. yes indeed i will need more points than 30,000 but every drop counts.

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