7 Responses

  1. Michael
    Michael at |

    It’s not really an upgrade on transborder flights. All US-fares were Tango Plus, so it’s still a downgrade…

    Domestic Canadian Tango fares do 25% non-status miles.

  2. Eager Traveler
    Eager Traveler at |

    Serious downgrades here. AC execs think their customers are too good to fly with them now

    As a further clarification…. until now all flights outside of Canada were considered Tango plus flights and you received 100% of the miles allocated. Tango fares were not available.

    As a former loyal AC flyer…now I am just burning through my 1000000 mile I have accumulated. At all costs I do try not to fly AC metal on my award tickets.

    Can’t wait until West Jet finally joins oneworld and Virgin pacific launches. I suspect AC will backdown on these changes sooner rather than later.

  3. Stephan
    Stephan at |

    Must agree…with all the fuel surcharges, I avoid AC metal at all costs now except to connect (no choice since there is no competition on many routes)! Use US or UA miles to fly AC routes and save the surcharges on the same flights that AC collects their YQ. Also note that their Aeroplan search engine will preferentially give you only itineraries that have AC and fuel surcharge airlines and bluntly ignore other options. Use ANA or UA searches instead!

  4. Unhappy 1K
    Unhappy 1K at |

    Will be interesting how these changes effect partner earning, I have 3 flights in April/May on AC that were TangoPlus when I bought them.. My honest guess is a DOT complaint may be in order as they sold you a fare under a certain “set of rules” and then changed them. Programmes are allowed to change rules, but I’m getting ready to test this as fraud/bait and switch. DOT seems to be cracking down on these changes after ticketing, so I’m all for a good test.

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