An Airline Loyalty Plan That Pays You Not To Use It

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In what must surely be one of the strangest bits of logic, the airline loyalty card AEROPLAN is now offering to pay you the princely sum of $3.00 not to collect points while flying Air Canada on a Tango fare ticket. This comes on the heels of the announcement that Aeroplan miles now have an expiry period.

I’ve been an Aeroplan member since 1996 and we’ve gotten a few free flights out of the program. Next year, we plan on doing a tour of the Canadian Maritime provinces to celebrate our 25th anniversary and we’ll burn some miles for the flights. On a flight to Montreal, a Tango fare will get you 250 Aeroplan miles which isn’t much since you need 15,000 of them just to get the same 1 hour flight for free.

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