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How to maximize value out of the rbc avion airline award chart.

Last Updated on February 20, 2024

The RBC Avion suite of cards is one of a few major programs that runs primarily on a fixed redemption chart (AKA Avion Air Travel Redemption Schedule) for redeeming points towards flights. What that means, if you aren't familiar with the concept, is that you redeem a fixed amount of points for a flight from one specific region to another.

This takes a page from traditional frequent flyer programs where they have set redemption levels for flights regardless of the actual ticket price. RBC's Avion chart basically runs the same way albeit they do place a maximum ticket value for each redemption level. When you redeem Avion Rewards points via the Avion chart you ideally want to redeem for tickets that are near or at that maximum ticket value so you can maximize the return on your spending.

Tips to remember when using the RBC Avion Air Travel Award Chart

  • The maximum ticket price is for base fare only - it does not include carrier/fuel surcharges, taxes or fees
  • You need to have the full amount of points for the category you're redeeming (you can purchase points to top off your account)
  • One way flights are available for exactly half the amount of points and half the maximum ticket price
  • Taxes and fees must be paid for with credit card or you can redeem 100 Points for every dollar
  • If the ticket exceeds the maximum ticket price set in the chart you can pay difference with your credit card or you can redeem 100 Points for every dollar
  • Travel must originate in Canada or the U.S. 

Required points and maximum ticket prices - round trip

Avion Chart round trip

Required points and maximum ticket prices - one way

Avion Chart one way

Redemption Examples

We'll now look at some example ticket prices and corresponding Avion Rewards points redemption rates to give you an idea of what is a good value redemption and what may be considered poor value. We say 'may be' as we also need to abide by our own mantra that any redemption that makes you happy is a good redemption no matter what value you get. So this post is more for those of you who are value maximizers and love to run the numbers! These numbers are based on holding the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card with points earning at 1 point per dollar spent.

Short haul flight example

Our first example is a short haul flight - that is a flight within or to an adjacent Province/Territory/U.S. State with a maximum base ticket value $350. If you can find a flight for exactly $350 before taxes and fees you're looking at a return of 2.33% which is the highest possible return you can get with an Avion card.

A weekend trip to New York from Toronto

NYC Example

As you can see the flight is $378.79 in total but the 15,000 RBC Rewards points will only cover the base fare of $221.99, you'll still have to cover the $156.80 with cash or additional points. Redeeming 15,000 points to cover $221.99 is a 1.48% return, this is OK bad but it could be better! You'll have to shell out an additional 15,680 points if you want to cover the taxes and fees with points. If you want the flight to be 100% free you'd have to redeem 30,680 points in total for a return of 1.23%.

Long haul (North America) flight example

Our next example is a long haul flight in North America which tends to be the most popular redemption across most loyalty programs. This coves flights within Canada and the U.S. (Excluding Alaska and Hawaii) with a maximum base ticket value $750. If you can find a flight for exactly $750 before taxes and fees you're looking at a return of 2.14% Christmas break in Montreal, departing from Vancouver

YVR Example

As you can see the flight is $946.65 in total but the 35,000 RBC Rewards points will only cover $750 of the $764 base fare. You'll still have to cover the $196.65 with cash or points. 35,000 points to cover $750 gives you the maximum 2.14% return for this category and that is considered a good return! You'll still have to shell out an additional 19,665 points if you want to cover the rest of the base fare plus taxes and fees with points. Total points 54,665 or a return of 1.73%, that's a respectable return for an economy class flight considering it is over Christmas break!

Canada to Europe flight example

Next example is a long haul flight to Europe that has a maximum value $1,300 when redeeming 65,000 points. If you can find a flight for $1,300 before taxes and fees you're looking at a return of 2% but Europe proves to be a trickier situation. Most airlines charge very low base fares for flights to Europe and then tack on a large carrier surcharge - which unfortunately is not covered by the 65,000 points. This issue is not limited to Avion Rewards, you'll find AIR MILES and Amex's Fixed Point for Travel are also hit by this issue . Lets look at a real example: How about a trip from Montreal to Rom in late spring 2024?

avion rewards air travel redemption schedule

As you can see the flight is $975.85 in total but the 65,000 RBC Rewards points required will only cover the base fare of $148.98!!! You'll still have to cover the $826.87 with cash or points. 65,000 points for $148.98 is a 0.2% return! You'd be better off just redeeming at the 100 points for $1 rate that is also an option with Avion Rewards. With this latter option it would take 97,585 points to cover the entire flight. Compare this to 147,687 if you used the 65,000 points from the chart and then points to cover all the taxes and fees. 

Redeeming points for economy class travel to Europe is not a very good value proposition with Avion Rewards!

Canada to Japan flight example

This next example is a long haul flight to Japan that has a maximum value $2,000. If you can find a flight for $2,000 before taxes and fees you're looking at a return of 2%. Lets look at a real example: Calgary to Tokyo in the middle of spring 2024

avion rewards air travel redemption schedule

As you can see the flight runs $1468.72 in total and the 100,000 RBC Rewards points required will only cover the base fare of $840. You'll still have to cover the $628.72 with cash or points. 100,000 points for $840 is a 0.84% return.  Not very good in our books! Just like the Europe example you are better off redeeming 100 points for $1 for a 1% return instead of using the award chart option. With this latter option it would take 146,872 points to cover the entire flight. Compare this to 162,872 if you used the 100,000 points from the chart and then points to cover all the taxes and fees. 

In general flights to other parts of the world can present decent value with Avion Rewards. While the above example is not one of them, many times flights to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and other more exotic places like the Maldives can be very expensive. It is those type of flights where you can definitely increase the value you receive from your Avion Rewards points.

Calculation notes:

Please note that all of our calculations above do not take into account the RBC Avion Visa Infinite's increased earn on travel purchases of 1.25 points per dollar or the Avion Infinite Privilege's 1.25 points on all spending. All the numbers are based upon earning 1 point per dollar which is the base earn rate for the Avion Visa Infinite and Visa Platinum Cards.

Depending on how much you spend on your card for travel you will see your return increase on all of our numbers above. You can also increase your return with the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege card with its 1.25 points on every dollar spent. In the Vancouver-Montreal example above if you have the Privilege Card your return before taxes and fees would be 2.675% which is really good!

Breakdown of Avion Reward Chart return on spending

Here is a breakdown of each category, the maximum ticket price and the return you get at that maximum ticket price (not including taxes and fees) based on the one point per dollar spend.

Maximizing Value

Ultimately you'll want to get as close as you can to each of those maximum ticket values to ensure you are getting the best value out of the points you have earned on the Avion card. We do still believe in our mantra that any redemption is a good redemption as long as you are happy with it (see our piece on The True Value in Reward Redemptions ) but if you are about getting the most value out of your credit card rewards you'll want to set a cut off between actually paying cash for a flight or using your Avion Rewards Points.

Personally, if I did have this card I would make the cutoff 0.3 points below the maximum returns listed above except for short haul which I would maybe go as far as 0.6 points. Essentially if a short haul ticket price worked out to a 1.7% return or higher I would redeem points for the ticket but anything under that return and I would pay cash and save the points for another redemption. Also if you are a maximizer you won't want to use your points for the taxes and fees as that is only a 1% return. Rather save them for another ticket redemption and pay cash for the taxes/fees, well - charge it your Avion card so that you earn points on it.

A trick to extracting more value from the Avion chart!

There is a recently new technique to being able to receive more value from your RBC credit card spending. That technique or trick is to add the RBC ION+ Plus Visa Card to your wallet in addition to whatever Avion card you already have. The reason why is the ION+ card earns 3 points per dollar spent on grocery, dining, food delivery, rides, gas, EV charging, streaming, digital gaming, and subscriptions purchases. Then, as long as you have an Avion credit card those points can be transferred 1 to 1 to your Avion Elite account meaning the 15,000 points for a short haul flight could be earned with as little as $5,000 in spending instead of $15,000!! (or a up to 7% return before taxes and fees)

We have a whole Loyalty Lesson article dedicated to this technique which you can read here .

Other card options

To be honest with you if you just want to redeem points for travel at anytime and don't want to have to worry about pushing the maximum ticket value you will be much better off with a different rewards card. The best options are the cards Rewards Canada classifies as Points Earning Machines and they are the American Express Cobalt Card, mbna Rewards World Elite Mastercard and the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card . With these cards you'll always receive a 1 to 6% return on travel, you don't have to worry about being well below or well above the maximum ticket price as points remain equal across the board. Plus, you don't have to worry about the lower value of points for covering taxes and fees as those would remain at the 1% to 6% range depending on which card(s) you have and what your spending habits are like. 

Converting points can provide big value too!

There is another very good option to the RBC Avion cards that can justify having one these card sand that is due to the cards being hybrid cards. It is this hybrid option that keeps the card ranking high in our Top Travel Credit Card Rankings . Hybrid means you can also convert the Avion Rewards Points you earn to airline frequent flyer programs like American AAdvantage, British Airways Executive Club, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and WestJet Rewards. With frequent bonuses for transferring points to these airlines you can frequent pull out value well over 2% on the redemptions from those programs. For example you can fly between Toronto and Dublin for only 26,000 Avios with the British Airways Executive Club program. With the frequent bonus from RBC for converting to BA you could actually get that flight for 20,000 RBC Rewards points if the bonus is at the typical 30%. As you can see flying to Dublin for 20,000 RBC Rewards Points is way better than redeeming 65,000 points via the Avion chart! Heck for that amount of points you could get three tickets with the BA option. To learn more about this Toronto-Dublin trick read our post How to score flights to Ireland for as little as $120 plus taxes and fees

Wrapping it up

Maximizing the value of your hard earned Avion Rewards points via the RBC Avion Rewards Airline Award Chart can prove to be a difficult task but hopefully we have made that easier with this guide! As you can see the best options from the chart are for redeeming for travel in North America (short haul being #1 at 2.33% and long haul #2 at 2.14%) This is perfect for the majority of Canadians as the most popular flights redemptions across all loyalty programs are for flights within North America.

Granted to maximize value you need to redeem at that maximum base ticket price level which can be tough to do - and then you still have to deal with the taxes and fees. That's where we feel other cards are so much simpler (the Points Earning Machines ) however if you are already heavily invested in Avion Rewards where you would find it tough to switch, hopefully you can use this guide to help you maximize your value!

Details: The RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

Get 35,000 welcome Avion points on approval** - Enough to fly anywhere in Canada & the U.S† (Alaska and Hawaii require more points)

Annual Fee: $120 | Additional Card Fee: $50 | 20.99% on purchases 22.99%* on cash advances and balance transfers *21.99% if you reside in Quebec.

Terms & Conditions apply

Card details

  • Get 35,000 Welcome Points on approval**
  • Earn 1 Avion point for every dollar you spend* and an extra 25% on eligible travel purchases.
  • When you are ready to travel again, Avioners can book flights with points on any airline, on any flight, at any time, early or last minute, with no blackout periods or restrictions.
  • Avioners earn points that never expire so your points will be waiting for your next adventure.
  • Redeem your points for travel and more. Use points for anything from paying bills and paying your card balance to redeeming for Gift Cards and Merchandise at top brands like Apple. The Avion Rewards program gives you the freedom of choice to use your points your way, and helps you make the most as an Avioner.
  • Eligible Avion Rewards members can also convert points to other loyalty programs including WestJet dollars, British Airways Avios points and Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.
  • Link your RBC card with a Petro-Points membership to instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel at Petro-Canada stations and earn 20% more Petro-Points and 20% more Avion rewards points
  • Link your RBC card with a Rexall Be Well account and get 50 Be Well points for every $1 spent on eligible products at Rexall. Redeem Be Well points faster for savings in store on eligible purchases where 25,000 Be Well points = $10
  • Get access to RBC offers which provides access to earn points faster at specified brands
  • Extensive insurance including: mobile device insurance, travel insurance (trip cancellation, interruption and emergency medical) and other eligible purchases to protect you and your family
  • Avioners get access to luxury Visa Infinite benefits including first in line for exclusive events, and hotel and dining benefits.
  • Avioners no longer need 14-days to book travel using the RBC grid
  • Up to a 2.3% return on your spending depending on which reward ticket you book
  • Unwritten ability to redeem for Business Class tickets although at a lower rate of return when compared to the Avion Reward chart
  • Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash 17 - Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to: • Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription 18 – a value of almost $120 • Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on orders of $15 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card
  • Click here to apply for RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

Corresponding legal references and product terms are available on the RBC website, which will be available and agreed upon in the customer onboarding process.

This feature was first posted on January 23, 2017 and is updated on a regular basis

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RBC Avion : How to Use Your RBC Avion Points for Travel Rewards

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RBC Avion Rewards Credit Cards

There are several RBC Avion credit cards part of the Avion Rewards program . One of the best is the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card .

It has excellent insurance, including one for mobile devices, which is rare. In addition, as a welcome offer, it offers a lot of points with little effort.

Other cards that earn Avion Points are:

  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card
  • RBC ION+ Visa Card
  • RBC ION Visa Card
  • RBC ® Avion ® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card
  • RBC Avion Visa Platinum
  • RBC Avion Visa Infinite Business Card
  • RBC Avion Visa Business Card

With this offer for the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card, you can earn 35,000 Avion points upon approval . No purchase necessary!

You can use your Avion Rewards points for travel or redeem them with other loyalty programs such as :

  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club (and Qatar Airways Privilege Club)
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • WestJet Rewards

The current welcome offer, for example, gives you the equivalent of 35,000 British Airways Avios or 350 WestJet Dollars .

With the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card, you earn 1 point per dollar and 1.25 points for travel purchases.

What’s more, you’ll benefit from a wide range of insurances: trip cancellation and interruption insurance, out-of-province or out-of-country emergency medical care insurance, collision and damage insurance for rental vehicles, and mobile device insurance.

How to Use Your Avion Points for Travel Rewards

Use the fixed fare chart for airline tickets.

One way to use your Avion points for travel is with the purchase of an airline ticket. This is the best way to get the most value out of the RBC Avion Rewards program . This is described in detail in this article .

Depending on the destination, 15,000 to 100,000 Avion points are required per ticket.

RBC Avion Rewards points can be used to travel anywhere in the world with a round-trip ticket. A one-way trip requires half as many Avion points. Here is the airfare table for a round-trip flight:

On average this equals about 2 cents per Avion point .

Use the Flexible Fare Chart for Airfare

The Flexible Fare Plan uses 100 Avion points for a $1 discount on your airfare. The transaction must be made directly on the Avion Rewards website, using the flight search tool.

For example, with the flat rate fare, 35,000 points will get you a round-trip ticket anywhere in Canada and the U.S., up to a value of $750.

If you choose to purchase that same $750 ticket with the flexible fare structure , you will need 75,000 points. So using the flexible fee schedule would be more of a disadvantage in this case. It’s up to you to make your calculations, depending on the number of points you have banked.

Redeem Avion Points for Any Trip

For even more flexibility, book your hotel, car rental, cruise or airline tickets as you wish on the Avion Rewards site to have your account credited.

Avion credit cardholders can redeem 100 Avion points to deduct $1 from this travel expense. For example, for a night at the hotel that cost $200, 20,000 points are required to bring the balance down to zero.

For ION and ION+ credit card holders, it’s different. They redeem their points using a conversion rate of 172 points = $1.

Buy Gift Cards

There are approximately 250 gift cards to purchase with Avion points. About ten of these geared towards travel. For example, buying a gift card for future stays at Fairmont or Best Western hotels. Or Tim Hortons, for roadtrips !

Generally, the cost is 1 cent per Avion point, so 5,000 points for a $50 gift card .

Uber is different, with 7,000 points for $50.

Transfer to Other Airline Loyalty Programs

Did you know that it is possible to transfer your Avion points to other airline loyalty programs? We explain how in our tutorial on this subject:

Another way of exchanging RBC points in the event of technical problems

Occasionally, the Avion Rewards site may experience technical difficulties or your flight may not appear in the search results.

During that time, call Avion Rewards Customer Service at 1-800-769-2512.

  • Get an authorization number to book the flight you want;
  • Book your own flight directly on the desired airline’s website;
  • Send an e-mail to [email protected] with your authorization number obtained earlier from Customer Service, your name, the number of tickets reserved, proof of ticket purchase and itinerary details.

Avion Rewards will then deduct the required points from your RBC Rewards points account to credit the cost of your airline tickets, according to their fare structure.

Frequently asked questions about the Avion Rewards program

How many avion points are needed for a free airline ticket.

Depending on the destination, 15,000 to 100,000 Avion points are required.

Can I buy a ticket for another person?

Yes , make sure that the person’s personal information is written down perfectly at the time of booking.

What is the definition of a basic Avion Rewards account?

These are the people enrolled in the Value Program , who earn Avion Rewards points.

Where can I redeem my Avion Rewards points for travel?

Go to the site Avion Rewards or click on the Avion Rewards icon in your RBC Direct Banking session. Then go to the Travel section.

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RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card 55000 bonus points

It’s back! The best ever bonus of 55,000 points on the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

The best ever bonus of up to 55,000 Avion Rewards points on the RBC Avion Visa Infinite card has returned after a four month hiatus!  This is one of the easiest welcome bonuses to achieve in the market and is great for someone looking to get quick injection of a good amount of points that they can utilize sooner than later.

The 55,000 Avion Rewards Points Bonus

Here is how the 55,000 point welcome bonus is awarded:

  • 35,000 Welcome points on approval
  • 20,000 bonus point when you spend $5000 in the first 6 months
  • Must apply be November 27, 2023

As you can see the card retains the 35,000 points on approval that now seems to be the base offer for the card. What is best about the initial part of this welcome bonuses is that it is awarded on approval – no minimum spend. None of the spend this much each month over this many months as seen on other cards. You simply have to be approved for the card and the bonus is yours. It is awesome to see that RBC has kept this part but you can earn even more points with this offer.

The second part of the bonus does follow suit with most cards in the market and that is an additional bonus when you spend a certain amount within a certain amount of time. In the case of this offer it is 20,000 additional points when you spend $5,000 in the first 6 months for 55,000 points in total. I actually don’t mind this spend requirement at all – $5,000 over 6 months is less than $1,000 per month. That’s less than many of this card’s competitors which range from $6,000 to $24,000 in spending over a 3 to 15 month time period to get their respective bonus offers.

What can you get with the points?

Once you complete your $5,000 in spending to receive the entire 55,000 point welcome bonus you will actually be sitting on at least 60,000 points ($5,000 x 1 point per dollar in spending) if not more – it really comes down to how much you use your card for purchases.

So what can those 60,000 points get you? Let’s take a look:

avion rewards air travel redemption schedule

  • Four economy class flights to a neighbouring province or state when redeeming via the RBC Avion Air Travel Redemption schedule. (Max. $350 per ticket / $1,400 total for four tickets) Taxes and fees are not included but you can redeem points towards them at 100 points to $1 rate or just pay for them with your credit card
  • One economy class flight anywhere in North America when redeeming via the RBC Avion Air Travel Redemption schedule. 35,000 points for Canada/Lower 48, 45,000 to 55,000 points for Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America or Alaska. (Max. $700 to $1,100 per ticket) Taxes and fees are not included but you can redeem points towards them at 100 points to $1 rate or just pay for them with your credit card
  • $600 credit towards any other travel booked via RBC Rewards (100 points = $1)

avion rewards air travel redemption schedule

  • $600 WestJet Dollars Convert the 60,000 points to WestJet Rewards at a 100 to 1 ratio. This means the offer provides 600 WestJet dollars. There are also times during the year where RBC  offers a bonus when you transfer to WestJet. That bonus tends to be 10% so these 60,000 points could be converted to 660 WestJet dollars or more if the bonus is highe r
  • Two Economy Class Tickets between Toronto to Dublin (Round trip): You can convert the 60,000 points to British Airways Executive Club at a 1:1 ratio. 60,000 Avios are more than enough to get you two economy class flights between Toronto and Dublin (as little as 26,000 Avios required) Recommended reading: RWRDS Availability Alert: Aer Lingus Business Class Toronto to Dublin

avion rewards air travel redemption schedule

  •   One Economy Class Ticket between Vancouver and Hong Kong (Round Trip) You can convert the 60,000 points to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles  at a 1:1 ratio. 60,000 Asia Miles cover a round trip flight in economy class between Vancouver and Hong Kong (30,000 miles each way). NOTE: In October Cathay Pacific’s award charts are changing and while many business and first class redemptions will be going up, the economy class awards out of Canada are actually going down in price . As of October 1, 2023 it drops down to 27,000 Asia Miles each way or 54,000 round trip.

These are just a few of the economy class redemption examples that you could get. The points conversion partners like British Airways, Cathay Pacific and American Airlines also offer premium redemption options (Premium Economy, Business and First Class) where there is the potential to extract a lot of value out of your points.

RBC also offers transfer bonuses once or twice per year British Airways and those range from 30% to 50%. The transfer bonus to British Airways is the much heralded option for Avion cards and is in fact one of the main reasons the card continues to rank higher than many cards.

On top of the all the travel redemption options the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card also has fairly extensive insurance coverage including out of province emergency medical coverage.  There are also partnerships with Petro-Canada whereby you can save at the pump plus earn extra Petro-Points and with Rexall where you can earn extra Be Well Points. Finally the card also has a partnership with DoorDash which sees all the Avion cards receive the following:

• Get $0 delivery fees for 12 months from DoorDash 17 – Add your eligible RBC credit card to your DoorDash account to: • Get a 12-month complimentary DashPass subscription 18 – a value of almost $120 • Enjoy unlimited deliveries with $0 delivery fees on orders of $12 or more when you pay with your eligible RBC credit card

Wrapping it up

This is a pretty amazing welcome bonus offer – sure we’ve seen higher on some other cards but it is great to see the best ever offer for this card return and is definitely worth a look. First off, you have a lower annual fee than a lot of the competitors at $120 vs. $139 to $150 or more and it has quite an easily achievable spend requirement to get the entire bonus. I know I come down hard on this card for how much you have to spend to utilize the RBC Avion award chart in the long run but with a bonus like this, it is a hard offer to pass by.

Click here to learn more and to apply for the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card

Remember you only have until November 27  to apply for this card to get this 55,000 points bonus offer. Note the excerpt from the terms that I have listed below – there are restrictions for those who hold existing RBC products. Learn more about other RBC Card offers here

T&C’s Excerpt: Additional cardholder(s), as well as existing cardholders of any RBC Royal Bank personal credit cards, applying for or transferring to an RBC Avion Visa Infinite, RBC Avion Visa Platinum, or RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege card as of the offer eligibility period, are not eligible for this offer

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Cash back, Points and Savings – Get it all with Avion Rewards

Avion Rewards, Canada’s largest bank-owned loyalty program, brings you more ways to shop, earn, save, and redeem every day. With 3 membership levels: Avion Select, Avion Premium and Avion Elite, it’s easy to get rewarded, no matter how you shop or where you bank.

Anyone can become a member for free! Once you join, you have access to amazing value and exclusive member experiences that are only available through the Avion Rewards program. 

How to join Avion Rewards

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All Avion Rewards members can get cash back at over 2,400 retailers and earn points on purchases. Plus, Avion Rewards members with an eligible RBC card get extra everyday value at our partners. 

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  • Access special offers with points and savings at well-known brands
  • Earn cash back and points. Shop over 2,400 retailers
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  • Save 3¢/L instantly at Petro-Canada , plus earn 20% more points 1
  • Get 5X more Be Well points at Rexall
  • Get $0 delivery fees with free DashPass – a savings of up to $120
  • Save up to 10% on qualifying purchases at RONA

Use your Avion Points

When it comes to using your points, your options are nearly endless. From travelling the world to redeeming for your favourite brands, the Avion Rewards program offers something for everyone.

At this time, Avion Select members are unable to redeem points.

See the world

From weekend retreats to bucket-list experiences, it’s easier than ever to get there with your Avion points.

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Learn More about Travel

Check out these videos to see how easy it is to book a flight with points

Take Your Points Shopping

Whether it’s the latest tech or must-have kitchen gadgets, discover a world of rewards that you deserve. Coming soon for Avion Select members!

Merchandise

Bring home the latest Top Brands in Electronics, Accessories, Kitchen and more.

Apple

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Shop everything Best Buy has to offer, plus enjoy exclusive features such as Reserve Online and pick up in store, free shipping, and more 1

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RBC Financial Rewards ®

Use your Avion points to save for retirement, contribute to your investments or children’s education fund, or pay down your loans:

  • RBC Registered Rewards ®
  • RBC Homeline Plan Reward™
  • RBC Mortgage Reward™
  • RBC Credit Line Reward™
  • RBC Personal Loan Reward™
  • Trade with Points™

Available to Avion Premium and Elite members. Avion Select members are not able to redeem for financial rewards.

Pay with Points

You can use your Avion points as cash!

Pay your Credit Card Balance

Pay down your balance with points 1 .

Pay In-Store

Use your points at your favourite retailers 1 for select transactions 1 , plus discover great promotions.

Pay your Bills

Use your points to pay your bills 1 .

Send an e-transfer

Put your points towards an Interac e-transfer.

Not all Avion Rewards cards are eligible for these services. For details, please refer to the Avion Rewards Terms and Conditions

Available to Avion Premium and Elite members with eligible RBC cards. Avion Select members are not able to pay with points.

Convert Avion Points

Convert your Avion points to a wide variety of partner loyalty programs that we designate from time to time 1 .

Some of our partners include:

American Airlines

American Airlines

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With the increasing demand and costs for travel, it’s more expensive than ever for people to set off on their desired trips.

This holds particularly true for families booking multiple airline tickets and securing the right accommodations to suit everyone’s needs.  

Fortunately, taking advantage of travel rewards, such as Chase Ultimate Rewards points, can greatly reduce the financial impact of costly expenses that can strain your travel budget. 

And there couldn’t be a better time to earn a big sum of Ultimate Rewards points, as the popular Chase Sapphire Preferred ® Card is currently offering new applicants an elevated welcome bonus offer: LIMITED TIME OFFER! Earn 75,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Today, we’ll highlight 7 ways to maximize your Ultimate Rewards points and make the most of the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card’s welcome bonus offer for you and your family.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points offer a wide range of redemption options, including gift cards, statement credits, and booking trips through the Chase Travel portal. Though for the most value, you’ll want to consider transferring your points to one of the Chase airline and hotel partners .

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

A fantastic travel card with a huge welcome offer, good benefits, and perks for a moderate annual fee.

The Chase Sapphire Preferred ® card is one of the best travel rewards cards on the market. Its bonus categories include travel, dining, online grocery purchases, and streaming services, which gives you the opportunity to earn lots of bonus points on these purchases.

Additionally, it offers flexible point redemption options, no foreign transaction fees, and excellent travel insurance coverage including primary car rental insurance . With benefits like these, it’s easy to see why this card is an excellent choice for any traveler.

  • 5x points on all travel booked via the Chase Travel portal
  • 5x points on select Peloton purchases over $150 (through March 31, 2025)
  • 5x points on Lyft purchases (through March 31, 2025)
  • $95 annual fee
  • No elite benefits like airport lounge access or hotel elite status
  • Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's over $900 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠.
  • Enjoy benefits such as 5x on travel purchased through Chase Travel℠, 3x on dining, select streaming services and online groceries, 2x on all other travel purchases, 1x on all other purchases, $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Travel℠. For example, 75,000 points are worth $937.50 toward travel.
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024.
  • Member FDIC
  • APR: 21.49%-28.49% Variable
  • Foreign Transaction Fees:  None

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We’ll demonstrate this with some redemption examples below.

1. 4 One-Way Tickets to Madrid in Economy (Iberia Plus, British Airways Executive Club) — $2,000+ Value

Iberia’s off-peak awards offer an incredibly affordable option for flying to Europe with points . The airline’s 34,000 Avios one-way business class award rates during off-peak dates from Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), or Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Madrid (MAD) is a highly regarded option.

However, if you need to get the whole family to Spain, the Iberia Plus loyalty program has extremely competitive award rates for economy tickets.

Iberia Economy Class

A family of 4 can fly to Spain in November for a total of 68,000 Avios (or 17,000 Avios one-way per person) and a total of $340 in taxes and fees in economy.

Iberia Y awards

If you need more than 4 seats or want to book a return flight and don’t have enough points, you can transfer points to Iberia from a number of other transferrable points programs . These include American Express Membership Rewards , Bilt Rewards , and Marriott Bonvoy .

Avios is the shared points currency of British Airways, Qatar Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus, but you can’t move points to (or from) Iberia Plus within 90 days of joining. Read our ultimate guide on how to transfer Avios between each account .

2. Travel to London With the Whole Family on Virgin Atlantic (Virgin Atlantic Flying Club) — $1,600+ Value

Virgin Atlantic offers highly competitive award rates for flights from the U.S. to London. If you’re looking forward to taking the whole family to London for a Taylor Swift concert (like me) or simply want to visit the U.K.’s capital city with the family in tow, you can usually get these economy tickets for 12,000 to 15,000 Flying Club points during off-peak travel times .

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In addition, Chase occasionally provides a transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic , allowing you to obtain one-way tickets from the U.S. to London for less than 10,000 point s.

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This is a great opportunity for the entire family to save on flights to Europe.

You can take the entire family — including grandparents — to London with a single welcome offer. For example, as of this writing, you can book up to 6 one-way tickets between the East Coast and London this spring for less than 75,000 points .

Virgin Air France One Way Economy Awards

Although Virgin Atlantic often adds high fees to tickets, it is quite impressive to use the 75,000-point bonus offer from the Chase Sapphire Preferred card to fly 6 (or more) loved ones to Europe.

Limited-time promotions and welcome offers aren’t the only way to earn Virgin Atlantic miles. Read our guide to the best ways of earning Flying Club points !

3. Fly From the West Coast to Hawaii (British Airways Executive Club) — $1,200+ Value

Hawaii ranks as a popular travel destination for a lot of Americans. Flying to the Hawaiian islands can be quite pricey, and once you arrive, you might be surprised by the high costs. One approach to reducing such costs to Hawaii is to redeem British Airways Avios for flights departing the West Coast.

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Flights to Hawaii from the West Coast typically cover a distance of 2,001 to 3,000 miles , placing them in Zone 4 on the British Airways Executive Club award chart .

Before British Airways increased award prices on both American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, you could fly round-trip from the West Coast to Hawaii for 26,000 Avios. While that rate no longer exists, you can still book numerous round-trip tickets to paradise for as little as 32,000 Avios per person .

BA Avios Hawaii Awards

While the welcome bonus offer alone will only get you 2 round-trip tickets to Hawaii at these rates, remember that British Airways Avios are easy to earn . Because the airline partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Bilt Rewards, Capital One Miles , Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy, you can transfer points to British Airways and book additional tickets for the rest of the family .

American Express, Capital One, and Chase transfer instantly at a 1:1 ratio , while Marriott Bonvoy points transfer in about 1 day at a 3:1 ratio . You’ll get a 5,000 Avios bonus for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points you transfer.

In addition to its transfer partners, British Airways offers a co-branded credit card — the British Airways Visa Signature ® Card from Chase. The welcome offer on this card is typically high, helping you to rack up Avios quickly.

Read our extensive guide on the best ways to fly to Hawaii with points and miles .

4. Miami to the Caribbean or Cancun From 8,250 Avios (British Airways Executive Club) — $2,500+ Value

Continuing with a similar theme due to its highly useful distance-based award chart, you can explore a different tropical destination that is a bit closer to home using British Airways Avios. Transferring Avios from Chase Ultimate Rewards lets you easily plan a trip to the Caribbean or Cancun .

Family Punta Cana Shot

You can take the whole family on an American Airlines flight from Miami to many Caribbean islands or to Cancun for as little as 8,250 Avios . You will have nearly enough Avios to book 5 round-trip tickets from Miami to the Caribbean or Cancun at a round-trip cost of 16,500 Avios per person .

MIA CUN BA Avios Awards

Thanks to British Airways’ distance-based award chart, you’ll only pay 8,250 Avios one-way because these destinations are 650 miles or less from Miami . On most award redemptions, taxes range from $5.60 to $50.

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5. 2-Night Stay at a Hyatt AIl-Inclusive Resort (World of Hyatt) — $2,300+ Value

If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, all-inclusive resorts are a great option to leave your worries behind. Hyatt has a selection of all-inclusive brands where you can redeem Hyatt points .

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana

For those planning a family vacation, you can book dozens of all-inclusive, family-friendly resorts using World of Hyatt points transferred from your Chase Ultimate Rewards account.

Free night awards at World of Hyatt all-inclusive resorts start at 12,000 points per night for double occupancy, and additional points are needed for each person per night.

For instance, a family of 4 can secure a Sun Club Junior Suite Ocean Front Double at the family-friendly Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa for 31,000 points per night.

Sunscape Resort PV Family of 4 Points Screenshot

If you play your cards right, you can book 2 nights at a Hyatt all-inclusive resort with the 75,000 points from the Chase Sapphire Preferred card welcome offer and still have points to spare.

Since all meals, beverages, and entertainment are included in the price of your stay at all-inclusive resorts, this redemption approach allows you to get a great deal out of your points.

6. Book Qatar Airways Qsuites Between the U.S. and Doha and Beyond (British Airways Executive Club) — $3,000+ Value

Pricing for Qatar Airways’s famed Qsuites flights has dropped sharply ever since the airline began sharing the Avios currency with British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus .

Although Qatar Airways Privilege Club is not a direct transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, you can book the ultra-long-haul business class ticket in Qsuites by transferring Avios between British Airways and Qatar Airways accounts at a 1:1 rate.

Qsuites MIA DOH

On nonstop flights from the United States to Doha (DOH), a one-way ticket in Qsuites will cost you 70,000 Avios plus about $100 in taxes and fees .

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Considering that the one-way business class ticket to Doha can cost up to $10,000 in cash, utilizing your points in this manner would result in a massive redemption value of roughly 15 cents per point from the current welcome offer of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Qsuites cash cost screenshot

The welcome offer for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card might only be enough for 1 person to enjoy Qsuites, but there are many ways to earn Avios and book this ‘bucket list’ flight for the whole family .

I strategized by applying for numerous travel credit cards that also allowed me to transfer points to British Airways and Qatar Airways. After meeting minimum spend requirements , I accumulated enough points to secure 4 one-way Qsuites tickets between Miami and Doha .

Some of these programs occasionally run transfer bonuses that increase the transfer rate by up to 40%, allowing you to save a lot of points when booking multiple Qsuites tickets during one of these Avios transfer bonus opportunities.

7. Cheap Southwest Airlines Tickets (Southwest Rapid Rewards) — $1,200+ Value

Southwest Airlines is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards. The points you earn through the Rapid Rewards program are only valid on Southwest flights.

We value Southwest Rapid Rewards points at approximately 1.3 cents each, so 75,000 points earned from the Chase Sapphire Preferred card’s welcome offer are worth $975 in tickets if fully redeemed with the low-cost carrier ( which we do not recommend you do ). This would result in a decent amount of free flights attained through points.

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What’s extraordinary is that if you have a Southwest Companion pass , you can use it to redeem Rapid Rewards points for max value — and bring along your chosen companion (yes, even on award tickets!) for just the price of taxes and fees.

You can cancel Southwest tickets before departure at no fee, so you don’t risk anything for booking tickets with points.

There are endless ways to take advantage of the Chase Sapphire Preferred card’s 75,000-point welcome bonus offer for family travel.

All our choices involved transferring points to airline or hotel partners such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and World of Hyatt. That’s because this way of redeeming points usually yields the most value for your points.

There is some value in using the Chase Travel portal to redeem points directly (at a fixed rate) for flights, hotels, car rentals, activities, or cruises. However, most of the time, transferring points to one of Chase’s transfer partners will usually get you the best value.

Regardless of your choice for redeeming points, it’s important to note that the elevated offer of 75,000 points on the Chase Sapphire Preferred card won’t last forever. If you haven’t gotten the card yet, now might be a great opportunity to boost your Chase Ultimate Rewards balance and start planning your next family vacation using your points.

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Miles & Points for Beginners: Why Points Matter

Miles & Points are a powerful tool that can unlock luxury travel at a fraction of the cost; however, there’s a lot to learn before you can begin flying business class all around the world.

Even though it may seem “too good to be true”, you can actually travel in luxury without having to spend thousands – it just takes some effort. After all, “free” business class flights don’t just fall out of the sky.

In this Miles & Points for Beginners series, our goal is to guide you through the world of Miles & Points and help you get over the steep learning curve.

With a bit of effort, in no time at all, you’ll be able to earn enough points to cover even the most aspirational trips.

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What are miles & points, different kinds of rewards: cash back, different kinds of rewards: fixed-value points, different kinds of rewards: loyalty programs, different kinds of rewards: transferable points.

Miles and points are currencies made up by airlines, hotels, and banks. Similar to real currencies, you can use accumulated miles and points to make purchases.

The most common ways to earn miles and points are through spending on credit cards, and through engaging with loyalty programs.

You earn points through welcome bonuses and with each purchase you make with your credit card, and you also earn points on paid flights with airlines and through hotel stays, amongst other means.

Credit card rewards come in many forms. In fact, there are four different types of rewards:

  • Fixed-value points
  • Loyalty-program points
  • Transferable points

Each of the four types of credit card rewards have their place, and can be useful as part of an overall travel strategy.

That said, if you want to earn credit card rewards to travel in luxury, there are certain types you’ll want to focus on more than others.

Every bank offers some form of cash back credit card. With a cash back card, you simply earn a set amount of money for every dollar you spend.

The cash back return on spending always has 1:1 value. This means that if you earn 1% in cash back rewards, you’ll get $1 (all figures in CAD) back for every $100 you charge to your credit card – no more, no less.

Some credit cards offer higher cash back rewards on specific categories. For example, the Scotiabank Momentum® Visa Infinite* Card comes with the following cash back earning rates:

  • 4% cash back on groceries and recurring payments
  • 2% cash back on gas and transit
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases

If you have large grocery expenses and don’t care about travel, then the Scotiabank Momentum® Visa Infinite* Card is worth considering.

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However, if you want to book a flight in a premium cabin, a holiday for your family, or a fancy hotel stay, the amount you’ll have to charge on a cash back card to get flights and hotels on the cheap is astronomical.

Throughout this series, we’ll use the example of flying in business class, as it’s one of the most common reasons for people to start engaging with Miles & Points

Let’s say you’ve got your eyes set on a business class flight that costs $5,000 to book directly with the airline.

With a cash back card that earns 1% cash back, you need to spend a staggering $500,000 to earn enough to cover the cost of that flight.

Even with a higher category earning rate, the amount required to spend is out of reach for most people.

Given this, if your goal is a business class flight (or two), instead of a cash back credit card, you should turn your attention to credit cards that earn various types of miles and points.

Fixed-value points differ from cash back rewards in that you can redeem them in a number of ways.

You aren’t limited to only receiving cash back as your reward; instead, you can redeem points for travel, as well as things like gift cards, merchandise, and statement credits.

Similar to cash back rewards, and true to the name, you can redeem fixed-value points at a fixed rate. Generally speaking, fixed-value points are worth (at most) 1 cent per point; however, there are also some exceptions.

In Canada, examples of programs with fixed-value points include the following:

  • BMO Rewards
  • CIBC Aventura

With fixed-value points, you’re often able to earn them at a better rate and redeem them for a higher value compared to cash back rewards credit cards.

For example, you can redeem Scene+ points against travel purchases at a fixed rate of 1 cent per point, up to one year after you made the transaction. You can earn on a variety of Scotiabank-issued credit cards at rates of 1–6 Scene+ points per dollar spent, depending on the card.

On the other hand, you can redeem CIBC Aventura Points against any travel purchase at a rate of 1.25 cents per point; however, they can also be used to book flights through the CIBC Aventura Airline Rewards Chart. When redeemed this way, you can receive value of up to 2.29 cents per point if you book certain flights – but only in economy.

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Going back to the example of a $5,000 business class flight, you’d still have to spend a lot of money to book that business class flight using fixed-value points.

At an average redemption value of 1 cent per point, you’d still have to spend anywhere from $100,000–500,000 to earn enough points for business class, depending on how many points you earn per dollar with your credit card.

As we’ll explore later in this series, fixed-value points are very useful to have at your disposal as part of your overall travel strategy; however, the real magic comes through loyalty programs and transferable points, which we’ll look at just below.

As we’ll explore in this series, loyalty programs are the key to unlocking the true magic of Miles & Points. 

Most airlines and hotel chains have loyalty programs that you can access by taking flights or staying at hotels.

What’s more, you can also earn airline and hotel points through credit card partnerships.

For example, Aeroplan points are awarded when you fly with Air Canada (or with one of Air Canada’s airline partners), or by spending money on an Aeroplan co-branded credit card.

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With a co-branded credit card, you receive points directly in your loyalty program account through the card’s welcome bonus, as well as each month based on your credit card spending.

Loyalty program points can be redeemed for flights, hotel stays, gift cards, and merchandise; however, we strongly encourage you to redeem airline points for flights and hotel points for hotel stays, as the potential value you can get with these redemptions is much better than redeeming them for gift cards or merchandise.

As we’ll discuss in detail later in this series, each program has its own set of sweet spots and perks, and the more time you invest in learning about each program, the better equipped you’ll be to reach your travel goals.

You can also access airline and hotel loyalty programs through transferable points currencies.

In Canada, there are only two transferable points currencies: American Express Membership Rewards (MR) and RBC Avion Rewards.

With transferable points, you first earn points by spending on a credit card that earns Amex Membership Rewards and/or RBC Avion Rewards. These points are then available in your online Amex MR or RBC Avion Rewards account.

Once you’ve earned points, you can choose to convert them into points with an airline or hotel loyalty program at various ratios. In our opinion, this is the best way to use your points if you want to travel more and travel better.

Plus, with transferable points, you have additional redemption options at your disposal.

You can redeem points for statement credits (similar to cash back and fixed-value points), book flights at a higher value with the RBC Air Travel Redemption Schedule and or the Amex Fixed Points Travel Program , or transfer them to external loyalty programs.

In other words, your Amex MR and RBC Avion points can do everything that cash back and fixed-value points can do, but they can also be converted into loyalty program points that offer access to flights and hotels.

Going back to our example of a business class flight, let’s use a popular option to illustrate why points are so magical.

You can book a one-way business class flight from North America to Doha in Qatar Airways Qsuites – widely considered to be the world’s best business class – for 70,000 British Airways Avios, plus around $165 in taxes and fees .

You earn British Airways Avios by spending on the RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite†, or by transferring your Amex Membership Rewards points or RBC Avion Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club (the name of the British Airways loyalty program), where they become Avios at a 1:1 ratio.

In other words, you’d need to transfer 70,000 Amex Membership Rewards points or RBC Avion Rewards points to your British Airways Executive Club account, at which point they’d become 70,000 British Airways Avios. 

Once you convert your Amex MR or RBC Avion points into British Airways Avios, you could then go ahead and book the Qatar Airways Qsuites flight that would have otherwise cost you $5,000 (or more!) for only a fraction of the price.

Now, although the value opportunity here is exceptional, unfortunately it’s not usually as simple as our example suggests.

As we’ll discuss in this series, to book business class seats using miles and points, you’ll need to contend with finding award availability, knowing which loyalty program is best to use to book specific airlines, and a host of other considerations.

However, if you put in a bit of time and effort, you’ll enjoy luxury travel that costs a fraction of what it otherwise would if you paid for it out of pocket.

By putting in the effort to earn the right type of points, and by learning how to use transferable points and loyalty programs effectively, you’ll unlock a whole new world of travel.

For some, this could mean travelling more, and for others, this could mean travelling better.

Either way, Miles & Points will get you to where you want to be faster, and you’ll unlock experiences that might otherwise be out of reach.

There are many nuances that we’ll go over throughout this series, but remember this: the more you put in, the more you’ll get out.

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  • Earn 15,000 Avios † when you get approved for the card
  • Then, earn 35,000 Avios † when you spend $6,000 in the first three months
  • Also, earn 10,000 Avios † when you renew the card for a second year
  • Plus, earn 3 Avios per $1 (CAD) spent † on British Airways purchases
  • And, earn  2 Avios per $1 (CAD) spent†  on dining and food delivery purchases
  • Get a Companion Award eVoucher for an Avios redemption on British Airways flights upon spending $30,000 in a calendar year †
  • Annual fee: $165 †

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    Air Travel Reward redemptions from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule start at 55,000 Avion points for a round trip flight from eastern Canada or the United States to Mexico, Hawaii or Alaska; or from western Canada or the United States to Bermuda, Central America or the Caribbean, with a maximum ticket price of $1,100.

  8. How To Maximize The RBC Avion Rewards Program

    High: $0.0233 for the Air Travel Redemption Schedule. Low: $0.0058 for statement credits. Ways to redeem Avion Rewards points: * Air Travel Redemption Schedule - 2.33 cents per point (CPP) * Transfer to Avion partner airlines - 1.75 CPP. * Travel booked with RBC Rewards - 1 CPP. * Transfer to WestJet Rewards - 1 CPP.

  9. The Essential Guide to RBC Avion Rewards

    Notably, with the Air Travel Redemption Schedule, the number of Avion points required for a redemption in each category doesn't fluctuate with the cost of the base fare. Using the above example of the round-trip flight between Toronto and Lima, even if the base fare was only $900, you would still need to redeem 100,000 Avion Elite points.

  10. Maximizing the Canadian RBC Avion Redemption Schedule For Travel

    1. The maximum amount of value you can pull from your points in terms of the redemption schedule's maximum ticket value amounts is 2.33 cents. 2. The maximum price in the schedule does not include taxes. Taxes can either be charged to your credit card or paid using 100 points per $1. 3.

  11. Calculator: What's The Value of RBC Avion Points?

    With the Air Travel Redemption Schedule, you will be able to redeem a set amount of Avion Elite points for up to a maximum base ticket price. ... WestJet Rewards. Avion Elite points and Avion Premium points can be transferred to WestJet Rewards at a rate of 1 point for $0.01 in WestJet Dollars. WestJet is a major Canadian airline that is useful ...

  12. How to maximize value out of the RBC Avion Airline Award Chart

    As you can see the flight is $975.85 in total but the 65,000 RBC Rewards points required will only cover the base fare of $148.98!!! You'll still have to cover the $826.87 with cash or points. 65,000 points for $148.98 is a 0.2% return! You'd be better off just redeeming at the 100 points for $1 rate that is also an option with Avion Rewards.

  13. How to Use Your RBC Avion Points for Travel Rewards

    For even more flexibility, book your hotel, car rental, cruise or airline tickets as you wish on the Avion Rewards site to have your account credited. Avion credit cardholders can redeem 100 Avion points to deduct $1 from this travel expense. For example, for a night at the hotel that cost $200, 20,000 points are required to bring the balance ...

  14. Redeeming RBC Avion Points for Premium Flights

    RBC Avion points are versatile, since you can choose to redeem them in a variety of ways, such as transferring them to airline partners, using the RBC Air Travel Redemption Schedule, or redeeming them for flights booked on your own.. Some cardholders have the option to redeem Avion points for business class and First Class flights at a fixed rate of 2 cents per point (all figures in CAD), and ...

  15. Redeem your points for gift cards, merchandise, travel and more

    Do it all with points in the Avion Rewards app. The Avion Rewards app lets you access your account quickly and easily. Use your points for gift cards, merchandise, travel and more. Shop, earn, save and redeem - all in the app. Download the app

  16. RBC Avion Chart: Book One-Way Flights Starting at 7,500 Points

    The 7,500 Avion points required to book short-haul one-way flights can be earned fairly easily, a few multiples at a time. RBC is offering welcome bonuses of up to 55,000 Avion points on three of their RBC Avion credit cards through mid-September, and product-switching a credit card also results in earning 15,000+ Avion points.

  17. RBC Avion Visa Infinite Review 2024: A Flexible Travel Credit ...

    Travel: Avion points will have the best value when redeemed towards flights with the RBC Avion redemption schedule (a rate of $0.02-$0.0233). You can also redeem them through the RBC travel portal ...

  18. It's back! The best ever bonus of 55,000 points on the RBC Avion Visa

    One economy class flight anywhere in North America when redeeming via the RBC Avion Air Travel Redemption schedule. 35,000 points for Canada/Lower 48, 45,000 to 55,000 points for Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America or Alaska. (Max. $700 to $1,100 per ticket) Taxes and fees are not included but you can redeem points towards them at 100 ...

  19. PDF Your RBC Avion Visa Infinite

    be deposited into your Avion Rewards account. Authorized users are excluded from earning Avion points bonus. 7 Air Travel Reward redemptions from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule start at 7,500 points for a short-haul flight in economy class with a maximum ticket price of $350. All applicable taxes, service fees

  20. Avion Rewards

    Cash back, Points and Savings - Get it all with Avion Rewards. Avion Rewards, Canada's largest bank-owned loyalty program, brings you more ways to shop, earn, save, and redeem every day. With 3 membership levels: Avion Select, Avion Premium and Avion Elite, it's easy to get rewarded, no matter how you shop or where you bank.

  21. Maximizing the Canadian RBC Avion Redemption Schedule For Travel

    In a previous post on RBC's Visa Infinite Avion, TPG contributor Ola briefly described the benefits of the Avion Redemption Schedule. In this post, he elabor...

  22. Avion Rewards

    Book through Avion Rewards Travel or contact the Avion Rewards Travel Call Centre at 1-877-636-2870 (additional service fees apply). To book a new flight using an airline travel credit If you have an airline credit due to a flight cancellation that you'd like to use, contact the Avion Rewards Travel Call Centre at 1-877-636-2870.

  23. 19 Best Travel Credit Cards Of June 2024

    Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards ...

  24. Avion Rewards

    Earn Avion Rewards points on debit and credit purchases. Redeem them for flights, hotels, tech, financial rewards, and much more. ... I was able to find what I was looking for in the travel section! I recently bought a pair of sneakers through the app's Shop the Web section. I found a good deal and earned some cashback!

  25. Maximize Chase Sapphire's 75k Sign Up Bonus for Family Travel

    Cheap Southwest Airlines Tickets (Southwest Rapid Rewards) — $1,200+ Value. ... There is some value in using the Chase Travel portal to redeem points directly (at a fixed rate) for flights, hotels, car rentals, activities, or cruises. However, most of the time, transferring points to one of Chase's transfer partners will usually get you the ...

  26. Miles & Points for Beginners: Why Points Matter

    In Canada, there are only two transferable points currencies: American Express Membership Rewards (MR) and RBC Avion Rewards. With transferable points, you first earn points by spending on a credit card that earns Amex Membership Rewards and/or RBC Avion Rewards. These points are then available in your online Amex MR or RBC Avion Rewards account.

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