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My wife and I are both Aeroplan members (me 65k miles, her 45k miles), eventual goal is to do a long haul upgrade to Australia or Europe, probably with a Star Alliance carrier other than AC.
As a favour to a computer-illiterate friend I booked 3 economy flights for his family (Montreal-Vancouver-Auckland RT flying Air NZ). They have no interest in FF programs so he has offered me all their miles as a thank you.
So my question is – how to best access these miles?
I’m planning to set his family up as Aeroplan members and later transfer their miles (probably to my wife’s a/c to get us level). Aeroplan charges 2c per mile so we’d wait until there is another promotion like the recent 1.5c transfer deal.
As far as I know you can’t transfer Air NZ Airpoints to Aeroplan so this seems like a logical way forward. Can anyone here advise if there’s a better way to do this?
My thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
I believe they’d need to sign up for Aeroplan and then you’d put the Aeroplan FF number on those tickets. As you say, if they earn Air NZ Airpoints that won’t help you. They need to earn Aeroplan miles.
@MidSouthSkier, thanks for the reply. Ended up helping them sign up to Aeroplan, their flights are next week, back after Christmas, then it’s a matter of transferring the points to my wife’s account. A win/win for all.