Air China Availability Now Bookable With Aeroplan!

In the past few months, Aeroplan hasn’t been able to book flights on Copa Airlines, Avianca, Swiss, and Air China. Aeroplan claims that this is due to technical difficulties.

Aeroplan Booking Difficulties

Aeroplan Booking Difficulties

However, a lot of people don’t believe that because no other programs have had trouble booking these airlines. It also seemed a little coincidental that all of these airlines didn’t have fuel surcharges.

With collecting Aeroplan, I recommend getting American Express charge cards given the upcoming Aeroplan/Air Canada contract termination. This is because they have the option to transfer to Aeroplan, but other partners as well depending on how things go.

For more details, see my post on whether I’ll still be collecting Aeroplan miles and my thoughts on the impending breakup.

Four charge cards are available, all with improved bonuses all at historical highs. AMEX has also just improved their application eligibility requirements, making it easier for many people to obtain a card.

Air China Bookable with Aeroplan

Fortunately, it looks like they’re really been trying to fix these booking issues as Swiss availablility came back online two weeks ago. Air China flights are now bookable again with Aeroplan, and award availability will populate with an online search.

Air China, along with EVA and United, are the three carriers with service to Asia that don’t require fuel surcharges, so this is a great option to fly to Asia. Award space is also plentiful in some cases, with upwards of four seats in business class on flights.

Air China Now Bookable with Aeroplan

Air China Now Bookable with Aeroplan

With Air China, there are issues where flights have fallen off the reservation even though it’s been ticketed, so be sure to check your booking ever so often.

What are your thoughts on Aeroplan finally fixing these availability issues?

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