Drew777 wrote:You could always accumulate Air Canada miles to fly United - they're much easier to earn given Chase's 5/24 rule. You can transfer points from both Amex MR and SPG. That gives you a lot of options - there are tons of MR cards, two SPG cards, the Marriott business card, etc. With Amex EDP you can earn 1.5x on everything plus the bonus categories.
I joined Air Canada's Aeroplan a few days ago, and so far my experience was horrible. I was trying to order tickets online, and the system was refusing to process my payment. After several attempts with deleted cookies, private browsing and different browsers, I called Air Canada. After waiting on hold for 43 minutes, I purchased the tickets over the telephone. The CSR had my Aeroplan information during the booking. I received the itineraries via email for two 1-way flights.
Today, I checked my Air Canada account and saw these reservations do not show in my profile. I decided to send an email inquiry to AC asking to add the reservations to my account. That was another painful process: I was required to fill out a VERY long form with all my information including address, flight numbers and dates--where just the confirmation numbers should have sufficed.
Canadians are lovely people. Some of them are my good friends. But I have no friendly feelings towards Air Canada.
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