Air Canada Aeroplan Chase Credit Card Waitlist: 10K Points & 10 eUpgrades

Air Canada Aeroplan Chase Credit Card Waitlist: 10K Points & 10 eUpgrades

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Air Canada and Chase launched an awesome new partnership this year for those in the United States. In August, Air Canada Aeroplan became a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, and there’s now a further update about Air Canada’s upcoming credit card launch in the United States.

Air Canada credit card waitlist incentive

At the same time that Air Canada Aeroplan was added as a Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partner, a “waitlist” was opened for the new Air Canada credit card launching in the United States.

Initially the incentive was to receive 10,000 additional Aeroplan points over the standard welcome offer, but that incentive has now been improved even further — you’ll now receive 10,000 Aeroplan points plus 10 eUpgrade credits if you add yourself to the waitlist and are successfully approved. There are a few further things to note:

  • The waitlist will remain open until November 8, 2021
  • To receive the offer, you must apply for the card and be approved by February 15, 2022
  • If you’ve already added yourself to the waitlist, you’ll automatically be eligible for the offer with the 10 eUpgrades as well
  • For those not familiar with eUpgrades, this is Air Canada’s primary upgrade currency, so this would be useful for flight upgrades, and it pairs very nicely with Air Canada’s current status match opportunity

It’s noted that the 10 eUpgrades “will be particularly useful when combined with the benefits that come with the card.” That suggests to me that there could be some status-related perks to the card, which could be a cool pathway to Star Alliance Gold status.

Earn eUpgrades with the Air Canada credit card waitlist

When will the Air Canada credit card launch?

While there hasn’t been a further update in this regard, we’ve been told to expect the new credit card to open for applications before the end of the year. Furthermore, we should expect more details on card benefits and features in early December.

At this point my best guess is that the card will launch sometime around mid-December. I’m very curious to see what Air Canada and Chase come up with, especially since the Aeroplan team is pretty innovative.

Bottom line

The Air Canada Aeroplan Chase credit card will be launching in the United States later this year. If you’re not yet on the waitlist, make sure you add yourself, because you’ll be eligible for an additional 10,000 Aeroplan points, plus 10 eUpgrade credits, in addition to whatever the standard offer is at launch.

I’m curious to see what Air Canada and Chase come up with for this new co-branded card… I’m hoping it’s going to be innovative.

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  1. Karl Guest

    Just curious, what are Canucks offered?

    1. Jill Guest

      What does that even mean?

    2. ted Guest

      a Canuck is a Canadian, similar to how a yank is an american..... also they been getting very high offers recently from amex (up to 150k with x10-12 on all food and grocerey)... also buddy pass' have been offered on amex cards.... the other 8 Visa cards haven't offered anything major like the amex cards but all 3 banks have offered the buddy pass'

  2. DTS Guest

    What would be a realistic expectation for what the features of the new CC will look like and what the sign up bonus (excl. the 10,000 bonus points) will be?

  3. Willem Guest

    For someone not versed in the Air Canada program at all: What are 10 eUpgrades worth? 1 longhaul business class upgrade, 2 domestic ones, etc?

    1. John Guest

      It's usually 8 credits to upgrade to business class on a flight from Vancouver to Toronto or similar.
      Most shorter flights, if the planes have a business class cabin are 4 credits.
      What they don't mention is that it's getting difficult to use these credits as the business cabin is usually full of top-tier flyers also requesting upgrades. I'm a 75k elite flier and have challenges using my upgrade credits....especially on a Monday or Friday flight.

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ted Guest

a Canuck is a Canadian, similar to how a yank is an american..... also they been getting very high offers recently from amex (up to 150k with x10-12 on all food and grocerey)... also buddy pass' have been offered on amex cards.... the other 8 Visa cards haven't offered anything major like the amex cards but all 3 banks have offered the buddy pass'

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Jill Guest

What does that even mean?

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Karl Guest

Just curious, what are Canucks offered?

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