Can you book stopovers using the Aeroplan search engine?

Aeroplan allows you to have up to two stopovers (i.e., stops of longer than 24 hours in duration) on a round-trip ticket.

If you're looking to book one stopover, you can book the ticket online using the Aeroplan search engine. If you're looking to book two stopovers (or one stopover and one open-jaw), you'll have to plot out the trip yourself and then call the Aeroplan contact centre to book.

Aeroplan is known for its generous stopover policies. Basically, whenever you book a round-trip on Aeroplan, you have the opportunity of adding up to two stopovers (i.e., stopping in a city for longer than 24 hours in duration) at no extra cost.

This means that you could fly to Europe, Asia, and Australia all in one trip for 160,000 miles in business class. That’s one heck of a deal.

You can book simple one-ways and round-trips using the Aeroplan search engine. What if you want to have a stopover?

Using the multi-city search option, you can book stopovers and open-jaws (i.e., flying into one city and out of another) as long as the trip takes one of the following forms:

  • A – B – C – A (one stopover + destination)

  • A – B / C – A (open-jaw at destination)

  • A – B – C (open-jaw at origin)

Anything more complex than that will have to be phoned in. You’ll have to search for availability segment-by-segment using the One-way search option, piece everything together, and call the Aeroplan call centre to book. Examples of these complex trips might include:

  • A – B – C – D – A (two stopovers + destination)

  • A – B – C / D – A (one stopover + open-jaw at destination)

  • A – B – C – D (one stopover + open-jaw at origin)


Last updated 17 November 2018. Any questions?
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