Last Thursday, Aeroplan , Canada's premier coalition loyalty program owned by Aimia Inc., announced the launch of a new app for members that makes it easy to book flights using Aeroplan Miles on a mobile device.

The Aeroplan App is now available for download for iOS, Android and Blackberry mobile phones from the
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"We know it's increasingly important for our members to have useful travel tools when they're on the go, and making our app available for flight reward bookings is another step in our efforts to bring more value to members," said John Boynton, Chief Marketing Officer at Aeroplan.

Planning a trip? Here is how it works:
  1. Under the 'Use Your Miles' section in the Aeroplan App, select 'Book a Flight.' A Flight Rewards search form will appear.
  2. Select desired City/Airport location and select date field. Click 'Done'.
  3. A list of potential itineraries will populate showcasing both of Aeroplan's travel options: Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards (limited number of seats exclusively offered to members on Air Canada and Star Alliance) and Market Fare Flight Rewards (access to any seat, at any time, on all Air Canada flights based on market fares at time of booking).
  4. After you select a flight, and a Trip Summary Page will appear.
  5. Members are then prompted to enter passenger details, contact information and payment entry information.
  6. Booked!

Flight Reward bookings can be made for both round trip and one-way flight rewards.

In addition to booking flights, the app also includes the following functionalities:
  • Goal-setting – this feature is designed to help members set goals in the program whether it be a travel goal or a merchandise goal,
  • Account management – Members can view their account history, transactions, Aeroplan status etc.,
  • Partners and Promotions listings,
  • Partner locator map,
  • A digital Aeroplan card that can be scanned to collect miles at Aeroplan partners,
  • Emergency contact section.

For more information about Aeroplan, visit www.aeroplan.com or www.aimia.com.