EVA Air Awards Bookable With Aeroplan Again

On Monday I wrote about how Air Canada’s Aeroplan frequent flyer program didn’t seem to have access to EVA Air award space. Apparently it was due to a “system issue,” though it was broken for a few weeks. Nowadays there’s sometimes a blurry line between an actual system error and “yeah, we had an error, and could fix it, but we kinda like it how it is.”

I wasn’t sure what the cause of Aeroplan’s blocking of EVA Air was, though:

  • Aeroplan doesn’t collect fuel surcharges for award travel on EVA Air, so presumably these redemptions are more costly for Aeroplan than others
  • EVA Air releases quite a bit of award space so is a great option for travel between the US and Asia, and therefore I suspect quite a few redemptions are made through them

Anyway, since I made the post questioning the issue, I feel like I should also make a post saying that this issue was fixed yesterday, and EVA Air awards are once again bookable through Aeroplan. Kudos, and I’ll assume this system issue was similar to the one American had with Etihad.

The Aeroplan website now seems to once again show the same award space as the ANA tool and United website. For example, take the July 25 flight from Toronto to Taipei, which shows up on the ANA tool:

ANA EVA Award space

And on the United website:

United EVA space

And now also on the Aeroplan website:

Aeroplan-EVA-AIr

And for the skeptics out there, Aeroplan still isn’t imposing fuel surcharges for travel on EVA Air — a one-way from Toronto to Taipei costs 75,000 Aeroplan miles plus $50.40 in taxes/fees:

Aeroplan-EVA-Air-1

This remains a great use of Aeroplan miles. Both Air Canada Aeroplan and United MileagePlus charge 75,000 miles for one-way business class between the US and Asia, so regardless of whether you want to redeem American Express Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards points, there are lots of opportunities to book EVA Air.

EVA-Biz-Class
EVA Air 777-300ER Royal Laurel business class

Comments

  1. Good C product and lots of North American gateways. Avoid Seattle old 747. (btw, United Award is not 75K in C but 80K in C)

  2. Since Citi is a transfer partner for EVA, is there a mileage chart for EVA? I tried google and EVA’s site without any success.

  3. I don’t know if it’s still a “glitch” or not, but I could only find outbound YVR-TPE…nothing for TPE-YVR for Mar 2015….

  4. Too bad all biz availability ex-North America is non-existant from May 1 to the end of the calendar.

  5. Considering that ANA charges only 90,000-105,000 miles round-trip on EVA (depending on where you’re flying from), I’d think that that’d be the better deal if you’re transferring from AMEX Rewards… unless you only want to fly them one-way, I guess.

    @will: Search for EVA Air/UNI Air Award Ticket. It’s a pretty simple chart:

    Economy // Evergreen Deluxe aka Elite Class // Business aka Premium Laurel aka Royal Laurel

    Within Asia (include Guam): 35,000 // 40,000 // 50,000
    Between Asia & Oceania: 100,000 // Not Available // 150,000
    Between Asia & America (Excludes New York and Toronto): 100,000 // 110,000 // 150,000
    Between Asia & New York or Toronto: 110,000 // 120,000 // 160,000
    Between Asia & Europe: 100,000 // 110,000 // 150,000

    Frankly IMO, the rates suck.

  6. I cannot access EVA flights on the Aeroplan website, appears the previous problem has resurfaced?

  7. I’m having trouble viewing YVR to TPE award booking first class on EVA air.

    I’ve tried the aeroplan booking, united milage plan booking and ANA award tool. It only come up with crummy AC, UA, China airlines bookings.

    Any hints or tips?

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