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  • dominoman 2 posts

    I have over 50 000 aeroplan miles from when I used to fly AirCanada. I’m now living in Dubai and cant find any way to spend them. Does anyone have any ideas?

    I already looked at buying the pre-paid Visa card using miles, but it needs physical delivery in Canada. The Amazon voucher is Canada only so I wouldnt get to use it.

    daftboy 2 posts

    You don’t give any criteria – do you want to travel? for how many people? in what class? Aeroplan have a lot of partners, most likely to be of use in your region would probably be Turkish Airlines as a Star Alliance member, but there are lots of others.

    I recently redeemed something like 49,000 Aeroplan points per person to fly on Thai Airways from Tokyo to Bangkok in Business Class, as an example of something you could do.

    meta 1,379 posts

    You can redeem Aeroplan miles on Emirates and Etihad.
    42.5k miles one-way business Abu Dhabi-London or 60k miles one-way first with Etihad. You can top up in their frequent 100% bonus sales.

    dominoman 2 posts

    Sorry I didnt provide enough info. I basically just want to transfer the miles to anything I can use before they expire at the end of this month. It is too late to use them for travel, so i was thinking to a shopping card – but I cant see any that I could use from UK or Middle East.

    Transferring to Etihad would work, but also doesnt seem possible.

    kai 71 posts

    The best would probably be buy some points to extend the expiry.

    meta 1,379 posts

    Sorry I didnt provide enough info. I basically just want to transfer the miles to anything I can use before they expire at the end of this month. It is too late to use them for travel, so i was thinking to a shopping card – but I cant see any that I could use from UK or Middle East.

    Transferring to Etihad would work, but also doesnt seem possible.

    You can book ticket for almost a year in advance.

    Another trick is to book something and cancel, but if you want to avoid the fee, you need to book a flexible reward.

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