Air Travel Made Easy

How many points do you need to get where you want to go? Check the Air Travel Redemption Schedule below to find out. Please see the Important Notes section below for additional information.

Air Travel Redemption Schedule

RBC Rewards Points Required for Economy Round Trip Airline Travel Redemption
Classifications
Description Maximum
Ticket
Price
15,000 Short-haul: Canada/United States Within or to an adjacent Province/Territory/U.S. State $350
35,000 Long-haul: Canada/United States Anywhere in Canada/U.S except Hawaii and Alaska $750
45,000 Long-haul: Bermuda, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Caribbean From any location in Western Canada/U.S. to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska OR from Eastern Canada to Bermuda, Central America, Caribbean $900
55,000 Long-haul: Bermuda, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Caribbean From any location in Eastern Canada/U.S. to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska OR from Western Canada to Bermuda, Central America, Caribbean $1,100
65,000 Long-haul: Europe From a major gateway in Canada/U.S. to destinations in Europe $1,300
100,000 Long-haul: Asia, Australia, Middle East, Africa & South America From a major gateway in Canada/U.S to destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Middle East, Africa, South America $2,000

Effective as of May 1, 2009

Important Notes

The Air Travel Redemption Schedule applies to economy (and select premium economy) class flights only. For guidelines on redeeming for Business Class or First Class flights, please consult our RBC Rewards FAQs section.

The Air Travel Redemption Schedule is available exclusively to RBC Avion cardholders and eligible RBC Banking account holders. RBC Avion cards include:

RBC Avion cardholders can purchase additional points to use towards air travel. You must have at least half of the required points for your desired zone booking in order to purchase additional points. The minimum amount of points to purchase is 1,000 and maximum is 15,000, and every 1,000 points costs $40 plus applicable taxes. Please review the RBC Rewards program Terms and Conditions (opens new window), for more information.

There is a Maximum Ticket Price in effect for each destination. For example, a shorthaul flight from Vancouver to Edmonton requires 15,000 RBC Rewards points and has a Maximum Ticket Price of $350.

In the event that the base ticket cost exceeds the Maximum Ticket Price (e.g. base fare on a shorthaul flight is $400), the additional cost can either be charged to your RBC Avion card or you can use your points to pay the difference at a rate of 100 points = $1.00 CAD.

In addition to the Air Travel Redemption Schedule above, all RBC Rewards credit card holders, including Avion cardholders, may redeem points for an array of travel related purchases including:

* In addition to the Air Travel Redemption Schedule for Avion cardholders, both Avion and non-Avion cardholders may purchase flights at a rate of 100 points for every $1.00 CAD

Use the formula below to calculate how your points can be redeemed for travel.

100 points = CAD $1.00 Example: The hotel you want to book costs CAD $500.00.
50,000 points = CAD $500.00 You will need 50,000 RBC Rewards points.

Please review the RBC Rewards program Terms and Conditions (opens new window), for more information

Important booking conditions regarding air travel: