Fly more, spend more: Air Canada to add spend requirement to Altitude program

Fly more, spend more: Air Canada to add spend requirement to Altitude program

TORONTO — Air Canada has added a minimum revenue requirement to the qualifying criteria for its Altitude frequent flyer program.

According to reports in USA Today, Super Elite passengers will have to spend at least $20,000 on flights (‘Altitude Qualifying Dollars’, or AQD) in 2016, to qualify for the same status in 2017. The dollar threshold for Elite 75K passengers is $9,000. For Elite 50K it’s $6,000, for Elite 35K it’s $4,000 and for Prestige 25K it’s $3,000.

The move brings Air Canada in line with other major North American carriers who operate similar programs.