Air Canada has today extended its Aeroplan miles, they call them points, expiry waiver through May 31, 2023.
Aeroplan points usually expire after 18 months of inactivity, as 20K of mine did some time in the mid-2010s.
Note from Air Canada:
While many of our members are back to travelling and or have engaged with our exciting everyday partners like Starbucks, Uber, and Uber Eats, we recognize that this is not necessarily the case for everyone just yet.
We are therefore happy to announce today that we have extended our pause on expiry of points until May 31, 2023 – meaning that between now and May 30, 2023, any Aeroplan points which would have expired will not. Effective May 31, 2023, our normal expiration policy will once again apply meaning points will expire if an eligible transaction has not been completed within the 18 months prior to this date.
There’s a way to extend already expired miles (once this waiver has ended):
Members who do end up expiring (after May 30, 2023), as part of our policy, Aeroplan will reinstate all their points if they fly with Air Canada or if they get an Aeroplan co-brand credit card via one of our partners TD, CIBC, American Express or Chase, within 6 months of the day the points expired.
There must still be a significant number of members who haven’t flown for a while and don’t want to right now due to all the chaos at airports. I am glad that Air Canada has decided to extend the Aeroplan expiry waiver through May 2023.