The Aeroplan program has some incredible values. I mean, North America to much of Europe for 80k in business class... North America to Asia in first class for 120k... the Australia award is a really compelling value. Routing rules are also especially generous, 5% over published maximum permitted mileage for a given city pair OR published routings, so travel via Asia to Australia is frequently doable. Not to mention having 2 stopovers or a stopover and an open jaw on multi-region awards. Plus North America to Asia can be routed via the Atlantic or the Pacific or cross one ocean in each direction. Moreover, while Aeroplan adds fuel surcharges to redemptions on Air Canada, they do not add those to partner award bookings. Changes are relatively generous, Low change fee (CDN$90 is more than the CDN$55 it used to be, but still--- plus you can make changes to dates and flights but not routing even after departure of first flight.) I happen to love that American Express points transfer instantaneously to Aeroplan, I'm not a big Aeroplan member but can drop points in as-needed. The one thing I don't particularly like is the inability to hold awards. (A glitch once kept my Amex transfer from showing up immediately and Aeroplan actually DID hold the award for me!) But recently Aeroplan apparently implemented a new agent interface, some agents were having a hard time with it, and there's also been speculation that Aeroplan would be cracking down on their generous routing rules and the like to reduce their redemption expenses. How have your recent redemption experiences been?