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If seeing Polar Bears or Beluga Whales in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, is on your bucket list, you’ll be delighted to know that you can save a lot of money when using Aeroplan points to redeem for the flight to get there from Winnipeg.
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Which Airlines Fly From Winnipeg to Churchill?
Redeeming Aeroplan Points For Calm Air Flights
- You must call to book.
- You cannot check points availability online using Air Canada Aeroplan website.
- A one-way flight requires 7,500 Aeroplan points plus taxes and fees in Canadian dollars.
- The tax and fees amount is about the same as the amount that Calm Air would charge for a revenue ticket. So if you want to figure it out yourself, you can just perform a dummy search via Calm Air and do your calculation there.
- For example, the Winnipeg to Churchill, the taxes and fees quoted to me were around $CAD120.
How to redeem Aeroplan points for Calm Air:
- Call Calm Air Reservation phone number at 1-800-839-2256.
- When the agent is on the line, ask the agent to check availability for you using Aeroplan points because you cannot do that online yourself.
- The agent will walk you through the next steps on getting you a redemption ticket once you are ready to book. The steps typically involve the following:
- The agent asks you for your Aeroplan numbers and credit card to pay taxes and fees. So make sure you have enough Aeroplan points in your account.
- Calm Air needs to process the request by first contacting Aeroplan on your behalf.
- You only need to wait to hear back and receive your confirmed flight ticket once everything is good.
- You do not need to contact Aeroplan at all during the whole process.
- Tax and fees are non-refundable once the ticket is confirmed.
- Your Aeroplan points can be redeposited for $CAD78.75 per passenger.
How to Save Money Using Aeroplan Points For Calm Air?
- A one-way flight in the peak season costs around $CAD800 or $CAD1,600 round-trip.
- Aeroplan points redemption requires 7,5000 Aeroplan points plus taxes and fees. The agent quoted me $CAD120 for the tax and fees.
- It currently costs $CAD280 for 8,000 Aeroplan points. Factoring in the taxes and fees of $CAD120, your out-of-pocket price is $CAD400. That’s a saving of 50% from buying a one-way revenue ticket.
- Aeroplan sometimes has points sales that give you up to 100% bonus points, saving you even more money!
- When Aeroplan points sales are available, I update them here in the Master List of Buying Points & Miles Promotions and Offers.
Does Calm Air Partner With Air Canada?
- You cannot fly Air Canada and earn the Calm Air Rewards.
- You cannot earn Aeroplan points when you fly with Air Canada.
- You cannot book an Air Canda flight and a Calm Air flight on one reservation.