It is the time of the year when hotels and airlines are starting to inform about changes to their program in the coming year. Air Canada was doing market research earlier this year about possible new names and designs to its program. Now, Air Canada has unveiled the program and the benefits associated with various tiers.
Air Canada Altitude Status Requirements
I think that introducing five different elite tiers is going bit overboard. The main difference is the withdrawal of Star Alliance Gold status from those flying less than 50K elite qualifying miles.
There are quite a few changes at various levels. Mainly those that fly less than 75K will lose and those that reach the 75K or 100K level will retain/gain some.
If you are Air Canada member, you should familiarize yourself with the new program and what these changes mean for you. Those eupgrade credits come handy if you are flying a lot on Air Canada and prefer upgrading. Those that fly mainly in business class should consider if the Air Canada’s program is right for them.
I think that the Air Canada’s program is going way overboard by introducing five different elite levels. It is even hard for me to distinguish all the benefits at various levels. Simplicity is usually the key to success.