After cutting its overseas flights and sharply limiting service within North America over the past month, Air Canada announced today that it will be halting all flights to and from the United States effective April 27.
The move comes in response to an agreement between the Canadian and American governments to extend border restrictions to May 22, 2020. Previously (as of Wednesday, March 18th) the Canadian > U.S. border was technically closed to “non-essential traffic” though flights were still operating between key cities.
As of today, Air Canada plans to resume service on May 22, but the date is subject to change if border restrictions are extended again.
Passengers affected by the service suspension can reschedule with no change fees. Based on OMAAT’s experience with almost all airlines during the COVID-19 crisis, we recommend trying to do this online first, as call centres have been overloaded almost beyond belief.
In the meantime, Air Canada Aeroplan has extended Altitude status for a year, and is making more of an effort to find creative ways to engage with members, and has made it possible to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles from home.