Breaking! Etihad flights now bookable with Aeroplan, no YQ

by Anshul
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In May 2019, Aeroplan had accidently announced a limited partnership which allowed their members to earn miles for travel on Etihad Airways. Now, starting June 3, 2020, Aeroplan has extended that partnership to a full earn and redeem status, which will allow members to book Etihad Airways flights with Aeroplan miles (across all cabins, but not the Residence). This is Yuge!

Aeroplan partnership with Etihad Airways – TLDR

  • Members will be able to book Etihad flights online at, as well as via Contact Centre
  • Etihad flights can be combined with flights operated by Air Canada and other international partners
  • Fuel surcharges will not apply on Etihad operated flights
  • Etihad flights will be subject to the Fixed Mileage Flight Reward chart, available here

Aeroplan miles required for one-way bookings;

Economy: 40,000 
Business: 82,500
First (Etihad Apartment): 115,000
Residence: Not bookable with Aeroplan

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5 North American gateways for Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the national carrier of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and based out of AUH, with flights to over 110 destinations in Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Currently the airline offers direct service to/from AUH to 5 destinations in North America;

  • Toronto (YYZ): Boeing 777-300 with Business and Economy class layout
  • New York (JFK): A380 with Residence, First Class Apartments, Business Studio, and Economy class layout
  • Washington DC (IAD): Boeing 789 with First, Business, and Economy class layout
  • Chicago (ORD): Boeing 777-300 with Business and Economy class layout
  • Los Angeles (LAX): Boeing 777-300 with First, Business and Economy class layout

A snapshot of Etihad global footprint below, opens some amazing award booking possibilities!

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Booking Etihad flights with Aeroplan

I was able to do a quick search for Econ, Business and First class awards and see wide availability for later in 2021, few examples;

AUH – JFK (First Class): A380, 115,000 miles + $67.68 CAD

Etihad flights with Aeroplan

AUH – JFK (First Class): 115,000 miles + $67.68 CAD


AUH – YYZ (Business Class): Boeing 777, 82,5000 miles + $44.65 CAD

Etihad flights with Aeroplan

AUH – YYZ (Business Class): 82,5000 miles + $44.65 CAD

AUH – JFK (Economy Class): 40,000 miles + $67.68 CAD

Etihad flights with Aeroplan

AUH – JFK (Economy Class): 40,000 miles + $67.68 CAD


ZRH – AUH (Business Class): Boeing 789, 45,000 miles + $51.64 CAD

Etihad flights with Aeroplan

ZRH – AUH (Business Class): 45,000 miles + $51.64 CAD


Happy Booking!


Abubakar June 3, 2020 - 9:14 am

Have you found availability from JFK-AUH in O?

Points Miles and Bling June 3, 2020 - 9:18 am

Not yet, some DP’s on close in availability but at the time of writing I was unable to find anything from NA to AUH…that will likely change over the next few hours/days?

Abubakar June 3, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Ya I couldn’t find any availability, hopefully they release some seats from NA.

Family Flys Free June 3, 2020 - 4:41 pm

I found some AUH-LAX in First Class.

Abubakar June 3, 2020 - 4:43 pm

There’s plenty of flights from AUH TO NA, I haven’t found one flight yet from JFK in particular to AUH.


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