The RBC Avion Visa Infinite is RBC’s flagship product, and currently offering its highest-ever signup bonus.
Bonuses & Fees
This card is currently offering an all-time high promotional welcome bonus of 55,000 RBC Rewards points for new cardholders, a significant improvement from the standard offer of 15,000 points and the highest we’ve ever seen on the card.
The signup bonus is awarded as follows:
- 35,000 RBC Rewards points upon approval
- An additional 20,000 RBC Rewards points upon spending $5,000 in the first six months
This limited-time offer is set to end on October 31, 2022.
The card has an annual fee of $120. If you have an RBC VIP Banking Account, you’ll be able to get a fee waiver on one of RBC’s premium credit cards, including this one.
Refer to RBC page for up-to-date offer terms and conditions.
The RBC Avion Visa Infinite offers the following earning rates:
- 1.25 RBC Rewards points per dollar spent on travel purchases
- 1 RBC Rewards point per dollar spent on all other purchases
What can you do with RBC Rewards points? The most compelling option is to transfer RBC Rewards points to several frequent flyer programs.
The points can be transferred at a 1:1 ratio to British Airways Avios and Asia Miles, at a 100:1 ratio to WestJet Dollars, and at a 10:7 ratio to American Airlines AAdvantage.
Best of all, RBC often puts on 30% or even 50% promotions for transferring points to their partner programs. For example, in their most recent promotion, you’d get a 50% bonus on any RBC Rewards points you transfer over to British Airways Avios.
These can be some of highest value uses of RBC Rewards points. If you signed up via the current welcome offer of 55,000 RBC Rewards points, for example, and transferred the points over to Avios during a 50% promotion, you’d get 82,500 Avios – good for a Qatar Airways Qsuites business class ticket to the Middle East – that’s an incredible deal!
Perks & Benefits
The RBC Avion Visa Infinite does include a host of interesting benefits, including 12 months of free DashPass from DoorDash as part of the wider partnership between RBC and DoorDash.
It also includes a 3¢/L saving on fuel at Petro-Canada, along with earning 20% more Petro-Points and RBC Rewards points upon using your card to pay.
Furthermore, RBC Avion cardholders can save 20% at Hertz as well as earning 2x the points if using your card.
Finally, you can earn 50 Be Well points for every $1 spent on eligible products at Recall, as well as an improved redeeming ratio of 25,000 Be Well points = $10.
The RBC Visa Infinite Avion comes with pretty strong protection, as would be expected for a premium credit card:
Emergency medical insurance for the first 15 days of any out-of-province trips
Travel accident insurance, covering death or dismemberment, of up to $500,000
Car rental collision/loss damage insurance, which allows you to save on the daily insurance charged by car rental companies
Trip cancellation insurance of up to $5,000 and trip interruption insurance of up to $25,000
Flight delay insurance of up to $500 for reasonable expenses incurred
There’s also a very compelling purchase protection scheme in place that will reimburse you for accidentally lost or damaged personal property within 90 days of purchase, up to a maximum of $50,000 per year, as well as an extended warranty feature that automatically doubles the original manufacturer’s warranty.
Overall, the insurance on this card is on par with other premium cards in the market, making it a solid option for any big purchases.