Air Canada has just launched its third Earn Your Wings promotion that is now only available for Altitude members.
Air Canada Altitude members can earn up to 750,000 bonus miles (probably impossible) and their share of 10,000,000 miles (500,000) that is divided by the top 20 contestant.
You can access and register for this promotion here.
You earn wings and badges for various activities with Air Canada and Avis/Fairmont.
Note that only flights between August 25 and October 3, 2014, are eligible and flights must be flown by November 30.
I won’t go into too much detail about earning wings/badges and converting those to Aeroplan miles, as this promotion is only available for Air Canada Altitude (read elite) members. Those that fly on Air Canada a lot during the promotional period can rack up some serious bonus miles. If you happen to be in the top 20 at the end of the promotion, you will earn an additional 500,000 bonus miles.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
In order to be eligible to participate, you must be an Aeroplan Member with 2014 Altitude status. If you receive 2014 Altitude status during the promotion registration and booking period, you can register and still be eligible to receive the Wings and Bonus Aeroplan Miles for all eligible activity during the promotion period, irrespective of the date you achieved Altitude status.
Participants must register for the Air Canada Earn Your Wings® promotion (the “Promotion“) and book their flights between August 25 and October 3, 2014, and fly between August 25 and November 30, 2014, inclusively in order to be eligible to participate in this Promotion and earn Wings and badges.
The objective of the Promotion is to earn Wings and collect badges. Wings and badges can be earned in several different ways. Participants will earn Wings for each flight segment of their journey. For example, participants who fly round trip non-stop from Calgary to Toronto will earn 400 Wings. That’s 100 Wings for each take off and landing for the round-trip. Select airports have been assigned a higher value of Wings. For a list of those select airports and the value of Wings assigned, please visit Destination Badges
Participants must earn Wings and/or collect badges in order to earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles. At every 2,000 Wings, participants will receive 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles. Additionally, there will be 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles to be distributed equally amongst the participants who place in the top 20 ranking (the “Top 20”) of all participants at the end of the Promotion period. All participants will be ranked using the online “Leaderboard” and each participant’s ranking is determined by number of Wings earned and accumulated. The participants, who place in the Top 20 at the end of the Promotion, will receive their equal share of 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles. If there are participants tied in the Top 20, then the 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be split among each of the Top 20 participants equally.
By registering for Earn Your Wings you will receive emails associated with this Promotion as part of the promotional emails you already receive from Air Canada because you are an Air Canada customer and your Aeroplan profile contains an email address. From time to time, you may receive e-mails with status updates, new badge offers, and other similar type offers.
Should you currently be unsubscribed from receiving Air Canada promotional and survey emails, please update your Aeroplan email preferences if you wish to receive Earn Your Wings emails. Alternately, if you no longer wish to receive Air Canada promotional and survey emails, you can update your Aeroplan emails preferences or click on unsubscribe at the bottom of your latest Earn Your Wings email. Please note that by clicking on the unsubscribe link, you will no longer receive all Air Canada promotional and survey emails.
Additional Terms and Conditions relating to eligible participation and the Promotion
By registering for this Promotion, all participants understand and agree that their user name, destinations travelled and Wings and badges accumulated will appear publically on the Leaderboard.
New bookings made between August 25, 2014, and October 3, 2014, for travel between August 25, 2014, and November 30, 2014, will be eligible for this Promotion. Any booking made prior to August 25, 2014, regardless of travel date, will not be eligible. In order to qualify as a new booking, the booking must have been created for the first time with a new booking reference number during the eligible booking period of the Promotion. Any booking made prior to the start of the Promotion travel period that is subsequently changed to include travel dates within the Promotion travel period will not be considered a new booking that is eligible for the Promotion.
The Promotion applies to all scheduled non-stop flights operated by Air Canada (including flights operated under the Air Canada Express® banner) and Air Canada rouge® for travel between August 25, 2014, and November 30, 2014 that are eligible for Aeroplan Mile accumulation. To qualify for the Promotion, the flight segments must be travelled in the following eligible fare options: Tango, Flex, Latitude, Premium Economy Lowest, Premium Economy Flexible, Premium rouge, Business Class Lowest and Business Class Flexible.
As part of the Promotion, each participant can earn up to a maximum of 750,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles, excluding the amount of bonus miles to be earned by finishing in the Top 20
Wings, badges and Bonus Aeroplan Miles accumulation can be earned on all published fares and Flight Passes that are eligible for Aeroplan Mile accumulation. Aeroplan Mile accumulation is not applicable when travelling on an Air Canada Unlimited Flight Pass or any other promotional flight pass which does not allow mileage accumulation per flight segment flown and therefore is not eligible to earn Wings, badges and Bonus Aeroplan Miles.
For the purposes of determining the applicable Wings, badges and Aeroplan Mile accumulation, upgraded flight segments (eUpgrades, Last minute paid upgrades, Star Alliance Upgrade Awards, etc) will be tracked for this Promotion based on the eligibility of the original Economy Class fare purchased.
Bonus Aeroplan Miles are not Air Canada Altitude Qualifying Miles and do not count towards Air Canada Altitude Status.
Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be credited up to three weeks after the required number of Wings have been collected; every 2,000 Wings will earn 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles. Aeroplan Flight Rewards redemption tickets are not eligible for mileage accumulation and will not qualify for this Promotion.
Aeroplan Miles are subject to the Aeroplan Program Terms & Conditions.
Promotion terms are subject to change at Air Canada’s sole discretion without notice; other conditions and restrictions may apply, including Air Canada’s conditions of carriage and tariff rules, which apply to all flight bookings. Air Canada has final discretion on any aspect of this Promotion and has the right to disqualify any participant for any reason.
Any personal information you provide will be treated in accordance with Air Canada’s privacy protection policy available here:
WINGS & BADGES:
Wings and badges are neither Aeroplan Miles nor a form of loyalty currency. They cannot be sold and are non-transferable. They have no cash value and cannot be converted to cash or refunded if unused.
Wings are being used solely in the context of this Promotion for scoring purposes and only to determine each participant’s rank (such as whether a participant places in the Top 20), and the number of Bonus Aeroplan Miles earned, if applicable.
Badges are being used to accelerate the collection of Wings by offering more Wings to select destinations or having been to a multiple number of airports, as per the Badge Legend.
Badge values are as follows: Altitude Badge is worth 500 Wings; Cabin Badges are worth between 250 and 500 Wings; Destination Badges are worth between 200 to 750 Wings; Globetrotter Badges are worth 2,000 Wings; Avis Badge is worth 250 Wings; and Fairmont Badge is worth 500 Wings. The Top 20 Badge is worth the equal share of 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles, as determined by the final Top 20 ranking.
The Altitude Badge can only be earned once and only upon registering for the Promotion online. Cabin Badges, Destination Badges, Globetrotter Badges, Avis Badge, and Fairmont Badge can be earned more than one time. In order to receive a Globetrotter Badge more than once, you must meet the minimum airport criteria each time as outlined in the Badge Legend. The Top 20 Badge can only be earned once.
Once a specific combination of flight activities (e.g.: Cross Channel Badge – takeoff at LHR on Aug 27, 2014 & land in CDG on Sept 17, 2014) is used towards the criteria for a Globetrotter Badge, it cannot be used again for the criteria for the same Globetrotter Badge. However, if eligible, it can be used towards other Globetrotter Badges.
To earn the Cabin Badges, the eligible Destination Badge airport flight segments must be travelled in the following eligible fare options (booking classes) : Premium Economy Lowest and Premium Economy Flexible (O,E,N); Premium rouge (O,E,N); and Business Class Lowest and Business Class Flexible (J,C,D,Z,P). Upgraded flight segments (eUpgrades, Last minute paid upgrades, Star Alliance Upgrade Awards, etc) will be tracked for this Promotion based on the eligibility of the original Economy Class fare purchased and will not be eligible for the Cabin Badges.
To earn the Avis Badge, participants must have 2 car rental transactions with Avis with a pick-up date between August 25, 2014 and November 30, 2014, irrespective of booking date. Only transactions for which participants earn Aeroplan Miles directly from Avis for their base rental will be considered in qualification for the Avis Badge.
To earn the Fairmont Badge, participants must have 2 transactions of a Fairmont hotel stay with a check-out date between August 25, 2014, and November 30, 2014, irrespective of booking date. Only transactions for which participants earn Aeroplan Miles directly from Fairmont for their base hotel stay will be considered in qualification for the Fairmont Badge.
New Badges and their Wing values will be revealed periodically throughout this Promotion. Participants will be notified by email with the new badge offer details and the Terms & Conditions will be updated at time of launch.
Please allow for up to 3 days after your flight has been completed to have your Air Canada flight credited to your Aeroplan account and Wings to be added to the leaderboard.
The Leaderboard will remain active until March 13, 2015, to allow for missing flight credits to be requested and be included to determine final rank. Any retro credits must be submitted and processed before February 28, 2015, in order to be eligible to earn Wings and, in consequence, any Bonus Aeroplan Miles.
The Leaderboard will be refreshed weekly between August 25, 2014, and March 13, 2015.
The final refresh date of the leaderboard will be on Monday, March 16, 2015. As of March 17, 2015, 11:59AM Eastern Standard Time, the participants who finished in the Top 20 will be eligible to each have an equal share of the 10,000,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles. If there are participants tied in the Top 20, then the 10,000,000 bonus miles will be split among each of the Top 20 participants equally.
The Leaderboard Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be credited up to three weeks after the final refresh on March 16, 2015.
To be eligible to receive the bonus miles, your real name linked to your chosen user name for this Promotion must match the name on the Aeroplan account entered in the Earn Your Wings profile.