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Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline with hubs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Air Canada and its regional affiliate Jazz provide scheduled service to over 150 destinations on five continents including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America.

Air Canada rouge, Air Canada’s leisure airline, operates flights to select vacation destinations in the U.S., Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean from Toronto and Montreal.

Codeshare: United Airlines® flight numbers UA 8015-8714 are operated by Air Canada.

Destinations: From points across Canada to the United States and Europe.

Earning miles

Earn MileagePlus® miles on all qualifying Air Canada flights, except as noted in the chart below. You’ll earn miles according to the booking class that you purchase.

The miles you earn on Air Canada qualify toward MileagePlus Premier® status, with 50% bonus MileagePlus Premier qualifying miles for paid first, business or full-fare economy tickets.

To receive mileage credit, present your MileagePlus number when you make reservations and make sure that it appears on your boarding pass at check-in.

Website:  www.aircanada.com

Mileage Accrual Chart

(For flights on/after February 17, 2014)

Mileage Accrual Chart for flights on/after February 17, 2014
Eligible Air Canada fare classes MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Executive Class J, C, D 175% 150% 1.5
Discount Executive Class Z, P 150% 150% 1.5
Premium Economy O, E, N 100% 150% 1.5
Full Fare Economy Y, B 125% 150% 1.5
Economy M, U, H, Q, V, W, G 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy S, T, L, A, K 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy ** S, T, L, A, K 25% 25% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and Air Canada reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned.  MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

* Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes.

** Flights within Canada and between Canada and the U.S., Central America, Mexico or the Caribbean. Premier members earn a minimum of 125 base miles in S, T, L, A and K purchased fare classes on these flights.

(For flights January 17, 2014 through February 16, 2014)

Mileage Accrual Chart For flights January 17, 2014 through February 16, 2014
Eligible Air Canada fare classes MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Executive Class J, C, D 175% 150% 1.5
Discount Executive Class Z 150% 150% 1.5
Premium Economy O 100% 150% 1.5
Full Fare Economy Y, B 125% 150% 1.5
Economy M, U, H, Q, V, W, G 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy N, P, E, S, T, L, A, K 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy ** N, P, E, S, T, L, A, K 25% 25% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and Air Canada reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned.  MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

* Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes.

** Flights within Canada and between Canada and the U.S., Central America, Mexico or the Caribbean. Premier members earn a minimum of 125 base miles in N, P, E, S, T, L, A and K purchased fare classes on these flights.

(For flights October 1, 2013 through January 16, 2014)

Mileage Accrual Chart for flights October 1, 2013 through January 16, 2014
Eligible Air Canada fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification1
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Executive Class J, C, D 175% 150% 1.5
Discount Executive Class Z 150% 150% 1.5
Premium Economy O 100% 150% 1.5
Full Fare Economy Y, B 125% 150% 1.5
Economy M, H, Q, U, V, W, S, T, L 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy K, N, G, P, E, A 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy** K, N, G, P, E, A 25% 25% 0

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and Air Canada reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned.  MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

1 For information on Premier qualification, including how to earn Premier qualifying dollars (PQD) on partner airlines, please see the Premier Status Qualification Requirements page.

* For flights on/after October 1, 2013, Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes.

** For flights on/after October 1, 2013, Flights within Canada and between Canada and the U.S., Central America, Mexico or the Caribbean. Premier members earn a minimum of 125 base miles in K, N, G, P, E, and A purchased fare classes on these flights.

(For flights before September 30, 2013)

Mileage Accrual Chart for flights July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013
Eligible Air Canada fare classes   MileagePlus Premier qualification
Class of service Purchased fare class Base miles* Premier qualifying miles Premier qualifying segments
Executive Class J 125% 150% 1.5
Discount Executive Class C, D, Z 125% 150% 1.5
Premium Economy O 100% 150% 1.5
Full Fare Economy Y, B 100% 150% 1.5
Economy M, H, K, Q, U, V, W, S, T, L 100% 100% 1
Discount Economy** N, G, P, E, A 100% 100% 1

All other fare classes do not accrue mileage. United Airlines® and Air Canada reserve the right to change the eligible fare classes at any time without notice.

Mileage accrual is subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program and, as provided therein, mileage will be credited in accordance with the terms and conditions of the MileagePlus Program in effect at the time of travel, not at the time air travel is purchased, booked or reserved, and accordingly miles may not be awarded for some tickets or miles may be awarded in an amount fewer than shown. The award miles accrued on codeshare flights are based on the operating carrier and their equivalent fare class. This could result in differences between the purchased booking class and the booking class flown, which determines the number of base and Premier qualifying miles and Premier qualifying segments earned.  MileagePlus award miles earned may vary depending on the Premier status of the customer.

* Premier members earn a minimum of 500 base miles on all eligible purchased fare classes.

** Flights within Canada and between Canada and the continental U.S. (including Hawaii) for the listed purchased fare classes are not eligible for mileage accrual.

Premier benefits

If you're a MileagePlus Premier member, you'll be recognized as a Premier member when flying Air Canada.

Using miles

Star Alliance awards enable you to use your MileagePlus miles for award travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide, on any Star Alliance airline.

  • See our award chart to find out how many miles you'll need, depending on class of service and region of travel. The mileage amounts apply to all Star Alliance carriers, and any combination of carriers.
  • You can use miles to fly one-way or roundtrip.

You can book award travel on Air Canada through united.com. Please note: Service charges may apply for booking or changing award reservations, depending on ticketing and travel dates and MileagePlus status. Award tickets cannot be issued at the airport. Call 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) to reach the United Customer Contact Center within the U.S. and Canada, or view more contact and language options.