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4 travel hacks to help you score upscale experiences

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Daily Hive Custom Content Jul 13, 2016 3:37 am

You probably already know that you can put your Aeroplan points towards your next trip. But did you know that you can also cash them in for a range of upscale experiences?

Curious to see how they can add up to a unique experience we asked Canadian Concierge for some helpful travel hacks. The service helps you maximize your rewards by strategically booking your flights and fitting your itinerary around your schedule.

Check out these travel hacks for making the most of your Aeroplan points.

Hack 1: Upgrade your seat

You can travel like a celebrity if you use your Aeroplan points correctly. Business class seats can be extremely expensive, but not so much when you bring this reward system into the picture. Redeem them for a first class seat up front using the right technique. If you’d like to avoid guessing games, get an expert to help you out.

Hack 2: Redeem points for upscale hotels

©Kayla Snell / Stocksy United

©Kayla Snell / Stocksy United

If you own a credit card that accumulates hotel points, sometimes redeeming for hotel stays isn’t worth it. However, Asia usually has the best redemption value – unlike the USA which has experienced many devaluations as of lately. Always do your research.

Hack 3: Earn bonus miles

©Studio Firma / Stocksy United

©Studio Firma / Stocksy United

An expert can help you out with this one. They’ll know how to organize your flight segments to redeem the least amount of Aeroplan points, leaving you with a little more to put toward your next trip. You can also use them for other rewards such as gift cards or a spa day.

Hack 4: 2 for 1 trips

©Denni Van Huis / Stocksy United

©Denni Van Huis / Stocksy United

Booking a round trip reward flight? Consider making a 5-hour connection a 2-day stopover at no additional cost. One example could include a flight to New York. Instead of connecting through Chicago, make it a stopover instead…for free. That’s two destinations for the price of one.


Learn more about these travel hacks by talking to experts from Canadian Concierge. They’ll help you turn your hard earned miles into worthwhile reward flights that minimize taxes/fees while satisfying your wanderlust urges. The service focuses on Aeroplan and other airline loyalty programs such as Alaska’s Mileage Plan or BA Avios.

Use code “VANCITY” until August 31, 2016 for 50% off your first booking

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