Video: The Aeroplan Mini-RTW

Episode 6 of the Intro to Miles & Points series gives you the lowdown on what I’d consider to be the best award redemption sweet spot in all the land: the Aeroplan Mini-RTW.

You can leverage the principles of the Mini-RTW to fly to pretty much any three points in the world in a single awesome trip, and you can attain some of the finest luxury experiences that the 28 Star Alliance airlines have to offer along the way.

The possibilities are virtually endless, and with the future of the Mini-RTW uncertain ahead of Air Canada’s takeover of the Aeroplan program in 2020, now’s the time to familiarize yourself with this incredible redemption opportunity and book an epic trip of your own.

In this video, we walk through the intricate rules and definitions behind the Aeroplan Mini-RTW (including stopovers, open-jaws, layovers, and Maximum Permitted Mileage or MPM), we talk about choosing the right Star Alliance airlines in your trip in order to minimize fees and fuel surcharges, and we delve into a few sample trips that I’ve taken before, just to get the inspiration flowing. 

As a reminder, here’s the episode list for the Intro to Miles & Points video series:

  1. An Introduction to Miles & Points

  2. How Does Your Credit Score Work?

  3. The Major Points Programs

  4. Booking Your First Trip on Points

  5. The Aeroplan Mini-RTW

  6. Getting US Credit Cards for Canadians

  7. What Is Manufactured Spending?

And you can watch today’s new video below:


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  1. John Bucher

    As you say Ricky it is not the end of the world but it does mean that the trips will not be quite so straight forward. Possibly using the open jaw with Avios. I guess that it depends what type of open jaw is allowed.
    But again it seem prudent to do whatever possible before September 1.

  2. Sam

    aaaaaaaaaaaaand mRTWs are gone effectively Sept 1, 2019.

    1. Ricky YVR

      Excellent use of the "aaaaaand it’s gone" meme format. Better book these by August 31!

  3. Peter

    Rtw MPM is calculated individually for outbound and inbound or combine?

    1. Ricky YVR

      Individually for the outbound and inbound.

  4. Nicholas

    Nicely done, it’s professional, easy to understand and with a touch of humor. It seems like a second nature for you.

  5. Steve

    Great job Ricky – very well edited and presented. Still, favourite moment:
    "What the fu-?"

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