Air Canada was original known as Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) and had its first flight on September 1, 1937. Using a Lockheed L-10A the 50-minute flight carried only two passengers and mail between Vancouver and Seattle. In 1964 TCA became Canada’s national airline, and had rebranded as Air Canada. The Airline was completely privatized by 1989. Today it’s one of the 20 largest airlines in the world with over 28,000 employees. It is the only Four-Star international Network Carrier in North America. Their international business class cabins offer fully lie-flat seats. The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft even has executive pods that have adjustable cushions systems which are extendable to fully lie-flat beds with headrest massage functions.
Air Canada’s frequent flyer program is called Aeroplan. By flying on eligible Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air Canada rouge, or other Star Alliance Member flights one can earn “Aeroplan Miles” which can be redeemed for travel rewards and other privileges. Aeroplan Miles can also be earned by purchasing travel products and services online, registering for Bonus Aeroplan Miles promotions, or using an Aeroplan Credit Card or American Express AeroplanPlus Card. By accumulating enough Aeroplan Miles, one can qualify for their Altitude Status program. As an Air Canada Altitude member, you can gain access to a range of priority travel services, lounge access, and upgrades that make your travelling experience as comfortable and seamless as possible. Air Canada is also part of the Star Alliance program, and as such, Aeroplan Miles can also be used with other Star Alliance members. Aeroplan Miles can even be used to upgrade to Business Class or Premium Economy Cabins within Air Canada flights and those of Star Alliance members. This multi-faceted rewards program of Air Canada allows its users multiple options and benefits, rewarding the most frequent of flyers in its program.