If you are a frequent flyer between Canada and the U.S., you might consider Air Canada’s new Flight Pass to Canada. You can purchase your Flight Pass for a three- or six-month period for unlimited travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz or Air Canada regional partners; does not include codeshare flights operated by United Airlines. You can choose between two fare options: Tango Plus and Latitude. The Tango Plus fare option offers 10,000 Air Canada Status miles every month; incurs fees when changing flights and upgrades are available using an eligible Air Canada Top-Tier Upgrade Certificate. The Latitude fare option offers 15,000 Air Canada Status miles every month; complimentary flight changes at any time and complimentary upgrades confirmed online 24 hours in advance. Both fare options offer complimentary advance online seat selection. You can manage your flight pass travel online and book flights, make changes, cancel or rebook in advance. If you purchase a Latitude fare pass, you can also confirm your complimentary upgrades online. A flight pass is booked in a single transaction, but Air Canada draws the money in fixed monthly payments that include the pass prices, airport fees, charges and taxes. Three-month Tango Plus passes start at just over $2,000 a month. There are four pass zones: the Canada Commuter (from four U.S. gateways: Boston, Chicago, Newark and New York to four gateways in Canada: Hamilton (Ontario), Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto); Eastern (extended Eastern U.S.-Canada corridor); Western (extended Western U.S.-Canada corridor) and North America (all 120 destinations that Air Canada serves in the U.S. and Canada.) Flight passes for 10 or 20 one-way flight credits are also available offering 100 percent Air Canada Status miles when you fly and one Aeroplan mile for every $3 spent on Flight Pass purchases at aircanada.com.
Air Canada’s flight passes are available to U.S. residents only who are Aeroplan members. The flight passes must be purchased online on the U.S. edition of aircanada.com and are non-transferable. Air Canada introduced a similar product in Canada in October, offering unlimited flights within Canada and the airline also offers small business and corporate passes.