Air Canada today announced that its top tier elite members (Super Elite) are eligible for a complimentary beverage and snack when in the Economy.
American Airlines has offered Executive Platinum members an adult beverage and food item for years, while Finnair has extended theirs to all Oneworld Emeralds.
You can access Air Canada’s page for elite benefits here.
Here’s the announcement from the airline:
Complimentary In-Flight Refreshment
Beginning when we reintroduce Air Canada Bistro service onboard, and subject to the product selection available on your flight, Aeroplan Super Elite members can enjoy one free alcoholic beverage and one free snack item when traveling on Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge in Economy Class.
Note that alcoholic beverages up to a value of $6.95 are eligible, while meal and fresh snack options (such as sandwiches and salads) are not eligible.
There is no bar or food service in Air Canada’s Economy based on an email we received from the spokesperson. This enhancement applies when the bar service is back.
It is good that Air Canada recognizes its Super Elites even when they travel in the Economy by offering a beverage and snack.