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While most U.S.-based travelers tend to focus on the “Big Three” airlines (American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines) when it comes to frequent-flyer miles, Aeroméxico Rewards is also a mileage program worth paying attention to. First of all, Aeroméxico operates a ton of flights between the United States and Mexico, the most popular international destination for U.S. residents.
Secondly, you can often find good deals on award flights with their SkyTeam partners if you’re willing to do a little research, but keep in mind that Aeroméxico Rewards (formerly known as Aeroméxico Club Premier) lets you book partner award flights over the phone only.
Aeroméxico has also historically been a popular program for travel enthusiasts to book round-the-world passes. Unfortunately, the notoriously affordable and flexible Aeroméxico Go Round The World Pass is not currently available and, after speaking with one of their representatives over the phone, it seems as if it may never return.
Still, if you often fly between the U.S. and Mexico or take domestic flights within Mexico, then you may want to look into booking Aeroméxico award flights. And if you frequently book award flights on SkyTeam airlines, Aeroméxico Rewards can sometimes be the best program to do so with.
So, let’s go over everything you need to know about the Aeroméxico Rewards program, including how to earn elite status, how to earn points, how to redeem points and which redemptions provide the most value.
Aeroméxico Rewards Program Overview
The history of Aeroméxico goes all the way back to 1934 when the airline was established under the name Aeronaves de Mexico. Then, during World War II, the carrier grew significantly with the help of Pan Am (one of the world’s largest airlines of the time that went bankrupt in 1991). In 1972, the airline shortened its name from Aeronaves de Mexico to Aeroméxico and introduced a new color scheme.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant turmoil for Aeroméxico, so much so that they were forced to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. in 2020. However, in 2021, Delta Air Lines purchased $185 million of Aeroméxico’s Chapter 11 debt, effectively bailing out the Mexican airline. Even before this, Delta and Aeroméxico had a longstanding relationship as both airlines are founding members of the SkyTeam alliance.
SkyTeam was originally formed by Aeroméxico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air in 2000. Today, SkyTeam has 19 members. You can both earn and spend Aeroméxico points on any one of the following SkyTeam partners:
|Aerolíneas Argentinas||Kenya Airways|
|Air Europa||Korean Air|
|Air France||Middle East Airlines|
|China Eastern Airlines||Vietnam Airlines|
|Czech Airlines||Virgin Atlantic|
|Delta Air Lines||Xiamen Air|
On top of the aforementioned SkyTeam partners, Aeroméxico also has partnerships with several other non-SkyTeam airlines, including:
|El Al Israel Airlines||LATAM Airlines|
|Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes||WestJet|
You can earn and redeem Aeroméxico points with all of the previously listed airlines, with the exceptions of Japan Airlines and WestJet. While these two carriers are codeshare partners of Aeroméxico (meaning that they reciprocally market flights), you can’t earn or redeem Aeroméxico points with WestJet or Japan Airlines.
Aeroméxico’s position as a member of SkyTeam alliance and its partnerships with several other airlines make Aeroméxico points a valuable rewards currency that could take you almost anywhere in the world.
Aeroméxico Rewards Elite Status
Within the Aeroméxico Rewards program, there’s an elite status program that rewards you with special perks for being a loyal customer of Aeroméxico. When you first enroll in the Aeroméxico Rewards program, you’ll automatically start at the Classic level. Then, by either earning a certain number of Rewards Points or flying a certain number of segments, you can level up to Gold, Platinum or Titanium elite status.
Unlike other airline elite status programs, Aeroméxico Rewards doesn’t have a separate metric for earning elite status. The Rewards Points that are required for earning elite status with Aeroméxico are the same points that are earned on flights and other spending and can be redeemed for award flights and other redemptions.
Alternatively, you can earn elite status by flying a specified number of segments with Aeroméxico, Delta or other SkyTeam airlines.
Here’s how many points or segments you must reach to achieve each elite status tier:
- Gold – 50,000 qualifying points or 50 qualifying segments flown
- Platinum – 80,000 qualifying points or 80 qualifying segments flown
- Titanium – 100,000 qualifying points or 100 qualifying segments flown
It’s worth noting that any bonus points won’t count toward earning elite status with Aeroméxico. For instance, as a Classic member, you’ll earn 8X points per dollar you spend on your airfare, all of which will count towards your elite status. However, as a Gold elite member, you’ll earn 3X bonus points on top of those 8X points that you earn at Classic level. Those 3X bonus points that you earn for having Gold elite status won’t count toward earning your next elite status.
Only flights on SkyTeam airlines will count toward your qualifying Rewards Points or qualifying segments. Flights in basic economy (class V or equivalent) don’t earn qualifying Rewards Points or qualifying segments and won’t help you reach elite status (but they do still earn Rewards Points).
The earning period for elite status is based on the calendar year between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31.
Now that we’ve covered how you can earn Aeroméxico elite status, let’s talk about why you’d want to do so in the first place—the benefits.
Gold Elite Status
Gold elite status is earned with either 50,000 qualifying points or 50 qualifying segments, whichever comes first.
Here are the benefits that come with Gold elite status:
- 3X bonus points on flights marketed and operated by Aeroméxico (for a total of 11X points)
- Bonus points apply to certain partner-operated flights, depending on the operating airline, distance, cabin and class flown.
- Automatic space-available upgrades for you and a companion on Aeroméxico and Delta
- Your companion must enter an Aeroméxico or Delta membership number in their booking to be eligible for an upgrade.
- Complimentary seat selection on Aeroméxico flights (except for basic economy class V ticket)
- 24 hours before flight for AM Plus tickets
- 48 hours before flight for preferred seats, emergency exits and any economy seat
- Additional baggage allowance on Aeroméxico
- Sky Priority benefits (including check-in, baggage delivery, ticket office, boarding and baggage reception) with Aeroméxico and SkyTeam at certain airports
Among these benefits, the most impressive are probably the 3X bonus points as well as complimentary upgrades. Earring bonus Rewards Points will help you earn award flights quicker, and complimentary upgrades can help you fly with greater comfort for no additional cost.
Platinum Elite Status
Platinum elite status is earned by accumulating either 80,000 qualifying points or 80 qualifying segments, whichever comes first.
Here are the benefits that come with Platinum elite status:
- All benefits included with Gold elite status
- 5X bonus points on flights marketed and operated by Aeroméxico (for a total of 13X points)
- Bonus points apply to certain partner-operated flights, depending on the operating airline, distance, cabin and class flown.
- Complimentary access to Premier lounges for you and a companion
- Complimentary access to SkyTeam lounges for you and a companion
- Complimentary seat selection at the time of making the reservation on Aeroméxico flights (AM Plus, preferred seats, emergency exits and any economy class seat)
- Complimentary seat selection is not available on basic economy class V reservations
Among the benefits listed above, the most significant ones are the 5X bonus points on Aeroméxico flights (and some partner flights) and complimentary access to both Premier and SkyTeam airport lounges.
The SkyTeam network includes more than 750 lounges worldwide, including many lounges in North America. Plus, you’ll have access to all five Premier lounges in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Torreon, Chihuahua and Monterrey.
Titanium Elite Status
Titanium elite status is earned by accumulating either 100,000 qualifying points or 100 qualifying segments, whichever comes first.
Here are the benefits that come with Titanium elite status:
- All benefits included with Platinum elite status
- 8X bonus points on flights marketed and operated by Aeroméxico (for a total of 16X points)
- Complimentary access to Premier lounges for you and two companions
- Forgiveness of service charge on Aeroméxico award bookings
- Non-transferrable and can be used once per year.
Compared to Platinum elite status, Titanium elite status doesn’t offer many additional benefits. However, you’ll earn 8X bonus points on Aeroméxico flights and you can bring two companions into Premier lounges for free instead of one. Additionally, service fees on award bookings are waived once per year for Titanium members.
How to Earn Aeroméxico Rewards Points
In addition to helping you earn elite status, Aeroméxico points can also be redeemed for award flights and a bunch of other redemptions. So, let’s talk about how you can earn Aeroméxico points.
The most obvious way to earn Aeroméxico points is to fly with Aeroméxico or one of its airline partners. However, apart from that, there are many other ways to earn Aeroméxico points that can help you boost your balance.
Flying with Aeroméxico
As previously mentioned, Aeroméxico issues points on its own flights based on how much you spend on your fare. As a Classic member (which is the level you’ll achieve as soon as you enroll in Aeroméxico Rewards), you’ll earn 8X points per dollar on all Aeroméxico fares (including the base fare and surcharges but not taxes and fees).
However, elite status members will earn bonus points on top of the base earnings of 8X points. Gold elite status members earn 3X bonus points (for a total of 11X points), Platinum elite members earn 5X bonus points (for a total of 13X points) and Titanium elite members earn 8X bonus points (for a total of 16X points).
For instance, if you take a flight with Aeroméxico that costs $300 plus $50 in taxes and fees as a Classic member of the Aeroméxico Rewards program, you’d earn 8X points on the base fare (which is $300 in this case) totaling 2,400 points. However, as a Platinum member, you’d earn 5X bonus points on top of the 8X base earnings, meaning you’d earn 3,900 points on that same flight.
Flying with Partner Airlines
Aeroméxico is a SkyTeam member, meaning you can earn Aeroméxico points for paid flights on any SkyTeam airline.To do so, select Aeroméxico Rewards as your frequent-flyer program of choice when making your booking. Then, the Aeroméxico points that you earn should be automatically credited to your account once the flight is completed.
You can also earn Aeroméxico points for flying with Aeroméxico’s other airline partners. Each of Aeroméxico’s partner airlines (both SkyTeam and non-SkyTeam) has its own unique accrual chart, which you can find by clicking on your selected airline here.
Unlike when earning Aeroméxico points on Aeroméxico-operated flights, when flying with partner airlines, the number of points you earn is based on distance, cabin and class flown.
For instance, here is the partner earnings chart for LATAM:
So, if you were to take a 1,000-mile flight on LATAM in business class (fare code C) and you elected Aeroméxico Rewards as your loyalty program of choice, you’d earn 2,000 Aeroméxico points (1,000 miles flown x 200% = 2,000 Aeroméxico points).
If Aeroméxico Rewards is the frequent-flyer program that you use most often, then it’s probably a good idea to earn Aeroméxico points when flying with partner airlines. That way you can consolidate all of your mileage earnings in one program and earn award flights quicker. However, if you sparsely fly with Aeroméxico, then you may want to choose to earn the airline’s native currency.
One of the best ways to boost your Aeroméxico points balance is to transfer points from major U.S. credit card rewards programs. Most of the major flexible points programs, including American Express Membership Rewards, Brex Rewards, Capital One Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards, transfer to Aeroméxico Rewards. Notable exceptions include Bilt Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards, which can’t be transferred to Aeroméxico Rewards.
It’s worth noting that out of the previously mentioned transfer partners, American Express Membership Rewards offers the best transfer ratio of 1:1.6. So, for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points that you transfer, you’ll receive 1,600 Aeroméxico points.
Brex, Capital One Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards all offer 1:1 transfer ratios. Aeroméxico also has several other notable transfer partners, including the following:
- ALL – Accor Live Limitless (2:1)
- BBVA (1.6:1)
- Best Western Rewards (25:8)
- Choice Privileges (25:8)
- Hilton Honors (50:13)
- HSBC (25:19.5)
- IHG One Rewards (5:1)
- World of Hyatt (1.25:1)
- Wyndham Rewards (60:19.2)
As you can see, all of the above transfer ratios are fairly complicated and not really worth paying attention to as most of them are considerably less than 1:1.
So, to summarize, Amex points are the best rewards currency to transfer to Aeroméxico. Brex points, Citi ThankYou Points and Capital One Miles are pretty good for transferring into Aeroméxico. Transferring from any other transfer partner is rarely a good idea.
It’s also worth noting that these programs occasionally offer transfer bonuses. For instance, American Express has historically offered a 25% transfer bonus on transfers to Aeroméxico Rewards from time to time, meaning that you’d receive 2,000 Aeroméxico points for every 1,000 Amex points you transfer. So, you might want to keep an eye out for these transfer bonuses as they can be a great way to boost the value of your credit card points.
In addition to transferring hotel points to Aeroméxico Rewards, you can elect to earn Aeroméxico points directly for hotel stays with certain companies. In general, you’re better off earning hotel rewards points if you’re likely to use those hotel points in the future. However, if you don’t use hotel points often, then you may want to consider earning Aeroméxico points for your stay.
The following table includes the different hotel chains with which you can choose to earn Aeroméxico points and the number of points you’ll earn per stay.
|Hotel partner||Aeroméxico points earnings|
|Choice Privileges||• 400 points per stay|
|City Express Hotels||• 300 points per stay at City Suites, City Express Plus and City Center properties|
• 200 points per stay at City Express properties
|Fiesta Rewards||• 1,000 points per stay at Live Aqua, Grand Fiesta and Fiesta Americana properties|
• 500 points per stay at Fiesta Inn and Gamma properties
|IHG||• 2.1 points per dollar spent at Crown Plaza Hotel & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties|
• 1.1 points per dollar spent at Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites properties
|Marriott Bonvoy||• 2 points per dollar spent|
|Melia Rewards||• 1,000 points per stay|
|NH Hotel Group||• 450 points per stay at NH Collection, NHow, Tivoli, Anantara and Avani properties|
• 350 points per stay at NH Hotels properties
|World of Hyatt||• 1,000 points per stay|
If you want to earn Aeroméxico points for your stay at any of the aforementioned hotel chains, you’ll have to pick Aeroméxico Rewards as your reward program of choice when making your reservation. Once again, if you choose to earn Aeroméxico points for your stay, then you’ll most likely forfeit your ability to earn that hotel’s native rewards currency.
Alternatively, you can earn Aeroméxico points by booking stays through Aeroméxico Rewards’ own hotel booking portal. You can navigate to this portal by visiting the Aeroméxico Rewards website and clicking on the “Book your hotels with Premier points” button near the bottom of the homepage.
Select the “Earn Points” option in the booking portal and then search for hotel stays by location, dates and number of guests. After that, you’ll be presented with a list of options that match your search query as well as their rates in cash and how many Aeroméxico points you could earn for that booking.
If you book one of these stays through Aeroméxico’s booking portal, you’ll earn those Aeroméxico points once you complete your hotel stay.
Riding with Uber
Aeroméxico has a partnership with Uber in which you can earn Aeroméxico points for taking rides with Uber or ordering through Uber Eats. The number of points you’ll earn depends on how much money you spend as well as your status in the Aeroméxico Rewards program.
Aeroméxico Classic and Gold members will earn 1X point per dollar spent through Uber and Uber Eats. Aeroméxico Platinum and Titanium members will earn 1.5X points per dollar.
To earn Aeroméxico points through Uber, you’ll need to sign up for an Uber One membership, which costs either $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Alternatively, certain credit cards from Capital One, such as the Capital One SavorOne Cash Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card, are offering complimentary Uber One memberships for cardmembers.
Once you have an Uber One membership, you simply have to link your Aeroméxico Rewards account to your Uber account and start earning Aeroméxico points on every dollar you spend through Uber.
Other Travel Partners
Aeroméxico has several other travel partners that allow you to accrue Aeroméxico points for using their services. First of all, you can earn points for renting cars with Hertz by providing your Aeroméxico Rewards account number when making your booking.
Here’s how many points you’ll earn per rental:
- 1-day rental – 600 points
- 2-day rental – 800 points
- 3 days or more – 1,000 points
On top of the rates listed above, Aeroméxico Rewards elite members earn even more bonus points. Gold elite members earn 20% bonus points; Platinum elite members earn 40% bonus points; and Titanium elite members earn 60% bonus points.
You also can earn Aeroméxico points for hiring taxi services from Taxis Nueva Imagen, which operates out of Mexico City International Airport. For hiring a taxi from the airport to your residence, you’ll earn 1 Aeroméxico point per 10 Mexican pesos ($0.55) spent. For hiring a taxi from your residence to the airport, you’ll earn 1.5 Aeroméxico points per 10 Mexican pesos spent.
Finally, you can earn Aeroméxico points for making hotel bookings through the third-party hotel booking engine Rocketmiles. To do so, select Aeroméxico Rewards as your rewards program of choice at checkout and you’ll earn points upon completing your stay. The specific number of points you’ll earn depends on the specific hotel you book.
As with most other frequent-flyer programs, you can earn Aeroméxico points by buying merchandise from certain vendors. Here’s a table containing the merchants with which you can earn Aeroméxico points and their respective earnings rates.
|Shopping partner||Aeroméxico points earnings|
|CompuDabo||1.6X Aeroméxico points per dollar|
|Estee Lauder||2X Aeroméxico points per dollar|
|Gandhi Bookstores (Librerias Gandhi)||1.6X Aeroméxico points per dollar|
|GMC||Earn up to 120,000 Aeroméxico points when you purchase a new vehicle from any of the three General Motors de México brands|
|MacStore||1.6X Aeroméxico points per dollar|
While spending with shopping partners probably won’t earn you a ton of points, if you’re planning on making purchases from one of these merchants anyway and Aeroméxico Rewards is your rewards program of choice, you might as well earn a few extra Aeroméxico points while you’re at it.
Plus, if you were in the market for a new car, then you may want to look deeper into how to earn Aeroméxico points for buying a new vehicle from General Motors de México. You can find more information on that here.
You can earn Aeroméxico points for your opinions by answering surveys through either e-Rewards or Mexican survey site Opina y Acumula.
When you sign up and fill out your first survey through e-Rewards, you’ll earn 400 Aeroméxico points. Signing up and filling out your first survey through Opina y Acumula will earn you 5,090 Aeroméxico points. After that, with both companies, the number of Aeroméxico points you’ll earn depends on the specific survey.
Aeroméxico Rewards gives its members the opportunity to purchase points to earn redemptions quicker. However, doing so isn’t a good idea. Unlike other loyalty programs that allow you to purchase points outright, Aeroméxico requires you to sign up for a monthly purchase plan that provides you with monthly points, an annual bonus and a discount when purchasing additional points.
Here are the different purchase plans that are available and their respective costs.
|Benefits and Costs||Multi Basic||Multi Practical||Multi Max||Multi Premium||Multi Elite|
|Monthly Aeroméxico points||1,000||2,000||7,000||10,000||25,000|
|Annual cost (monthly cost multiplied by 12)||$2,940||$5,748||$20,388||$27,600||$69,588|
|Total Aeroméxico points per year||16,000||32,000||112,000||160,000||400,000|
|Discount when buying additional Aeroméxico||5%||10%||20%||25%||25%|
Signing up for one of these payment plans is rarely a good idea. When signing up for the Multi Basic payment plan, you’ll be spending about 18 cents per point when you factor in all of the annual costs and annual points benefits. You’ll get a slightly better deal if you sign up for the Multi Elite payment plan, with which you’d be paying about 17 cents per point. Regardless, all of these plans are expensive and not worth the money you’ll be spending.
How to Redeem Aeroméxico Rewards Points
Now that we’ve covered all of the many ways that you can accumulate Aeroméxico points, it’s time to discuss why you might want to rack up points in the first place. In general, the best ways to redeem your Aeroméxico points are to purchase award flights either on Aeroméxico metal or with one of their airline partners.
Not all of Aeroméxico’s partners provide the same amount of value for your points. So, in the following sections, we’ll discuss a few sweet spots in the Aeroméxico Rewards program that can help you maximize the value of your hard-earned points.
Flying with Aeroméxico
Unlike many other airlines, Aeroméxico uses two types of award flight pricing models. They offer “Classic Aeroméxico Rewards Tickets,” which are priced based on a region-based award chart, and “Aeroméxico Rewards Tickets with a dynamic fare,” which are priced using a dynamic pricing model.
Unfortunately, you don’t get to choose which type of award ticket you’ll get. Instead, it seems as if Aeroméxico uses a dynamic pricing model on certain dates whereas it uses its region-based award chart on other dates.
Here’s the award chart that’s used for Aeroméxico flights to or from Mexico, based on round-trip flights to or from your desired region.
|Origin/Destination||Main Cabin||Premier Cabin|
|Low Season||High Season||Low Season||High Season|
|North America 1 (USA, except JFK, SEA and ORD)||18,000||22,000||36,000||43,000|
|North America 2 (Canada and JFK, SEA and ORD)||30,000||38,000||52,000||72,000|
|Central America and the Caribbean||30,000||39,000||70,000||91,000|
|South America North||30,000||39,000||70,000||91,000|
|South America South||50,000||66,000||100,000||130,000|
|North East Asia||80,000||110,000||230,000||326,000|
As previously mentioned, this award chart seems to apply only on certain dates while award flights on other dates seem to be priced using a dynamic pricing model.
For instance, according to the above award chart, a round-trip flight from Mexico City (MEX) to New York (JFK) should cost 30,000 points in the Main Cabin during low season. However, when we searched for an award flight on this route, the cost was 92,100 points, which isn’t in line with the award chart on Aeroméxico’s website.
When we searched for the same award flight itinerary for other dates, the price was 30,000 points in the main cabin, which is in line with the award chart above.
So, it would appear that Aeroméxico implements a dynamic pricing model for award flights on certain dates and an actual award chart for flights on other dates. This makes it rather difficult to predict what the price of an award flight will be on any given date and even harder to find sweet spots when booking Aeroméxico-operated award flights.
If you want to know the price of an award flight on a certain date, the best way to find out is simply to search it through Aeroméxico’s website.
With that being said, it’s still possible to find Aeroméxico-operated award flights that offer decent value. As you can see above, that round-trip award flight from Mexico City to New York (JFK) would have cost 52,000 points in the Premier Cabin. If you were to buy the exact same ticket with cash, it would cost you $810.56.
So, this Premier Cabin redemption would yield a value of slightly over 1.5 cents per point, which is pretty solid.
It’s definitely worth mentioning that if you’re interested in booking Aeroméxico-operated award flights, you’re probably better off doing so through the Avianca LifeMiles program than through Aeroméxico Rewards. That’s because Avianca LifeMiles uses an award chart that has some great sweet spots both in economy and business class on Aeroméxico flights.
Additionally, as a transfer partner of all of the major transferable credit card rewards programs (except for Chase Ultimate Rewards), LifeMiles are an easy currency to earn.
Flying with Partners
One huge drawback of the Aeroméxico Rewards program is that you can’t book partner awards online. The only way to use Aeroméxico points to book partner award flights is by calling Aeroméxico customer service. So, if you want to book partner awards with Aeroméxico points, you’ll want to search for partner award availability elsewhere before calling Aeroméxico.
If you’re interested in booking an award flight with one of Aeroméxico’s SkyTeam partners, you can go to one of the other SkyTeam member’s websites and search for partner awards. Delta SkyMiles and Air France-KLM Flying Blue are typically good places to start.
For instance, if you wish to search for award availability through Delta’s website, you’ll need to check the “Shop with Miles” box when entering your search information.
Once you enter in your origin, destination, trip type, dates and number of passengers, Delta will display all of their own award flights as well as all partner award flights that match your search query (including flights from SkyTeam partners).
For instance, we found award availability on this KLM-operated flight through the Delta website.
Since KLM is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, you can also book this flight with Aeroméxico points. To do so, write down the dates and flight number and then call Aeroméxico with these flight details and request to book this flight with your Aeroméxico points.
Outside of SkyTeam Alliance, the only airline partners with which you can redeem Aeroméxico points are Avianca, El Al, Gol and LATAM. If you want to find award availability on any of these airlines, you’ll need to go to their individual websites and manually search for award flights. Then, call Aeroméxico with the details of your desired award flight and book it with Aeroméxico points.
Because of its position as a SkyTeam member, you can often find solid value on award flights from the U.S. to Southeast Asia through Aeroméxico Rewards on certain SkyTeam partners.
For instance, you can often find great deals on business-class flights to Singapore on Korean Air, business-class flights to Cambodia on China Airlines, business-class flights to Indonesia on Garuda Indonesia or China Eastern, and business-class flights to Thailand on Xiamen Airlines.
Aeroméxico Rewards members have historically been able to find solid value on business-class award flights to Greece on KLM and ITA Airways.
Again, if you want to book partner awards through Aeroméxico Rewards, you’ll have to find award availability through other websites first and then book your partner award by calling Aeroméxico, which makes this program a whole lot less attractive. However, with a bit of research, you can still find good value on partner awards through the program.
Booking Hotel Stays
Like most major frequent-flyer programs, Aeroméxico Rewards has its own hotel booking portal through which you can book hotels using Aeroméxico points. Unfortunately, doing so typically provides lower value per point than booking award flights. However, if you have a large sum of Aeroméxico points and you have no interest in flying in the near-future, then you may want to consider redeeming your Aeroméxico points this way.
To use your points for hotel stays, you can visit the Aeroméxico Rewards website and navigate to the “Book your hotels with Premier points” option on the homepage. Then, you’ll be redirected to the “Hoteles en Línea” booking portal. Once there, you need to select the “Redeem Points” slider option. Next, you’ll be asked to enter your destination, travel dates and number of guests. Then, hit the “Search hotels” button to view all of the available hotels that match your search query.
You can either pay for your hotel stay entirely with Aeroméxico points or with a combination of points and cash.
Regardless of what combination of cash and points you choose to pay with, your Aeroméxico points will be worth just a little over 0.5 cent per point when redeemed this way. So, it’s probably better to avoid this redemption option.
Aeroméxico also allows you to pay for a wide variety of travel extras using points. These travel extras include:
|Extra baggage||Dog on board|
|Access to Salones Premier airport lounges||Concierge service|
|AM Plus (which includes more legroom, a dedicated overhead storage bin, baby stroller service and SkyPriority benefits)||Discount Pass (which includes discounts on restaurants, shows, car rentals and more all over Mexico, Canada and the U.S.|
|Preferred seating||Carbon credit|
|Unaccompanied minors||Sports equipment|
Purchasing travel extras with your Aeroméxico points typically doesn’t yield a high value per point. For instance, if you want to purchase a Discount Pass for an international flight, it would cost you 3,800 points.
If you were to purchase the same Discount Pass for an international flight in cash, it would cost you $22.
So, this redemption would yield a value of slightly above 0.5 cent per point, which is exceptionally poor.
Aeroméxico Rewards has an interesting redemption option known as Premier Auctions that allows you to participate in auctions for certain experiences. For instance, they’re currently auctioning off a trip from Mexico City to Rome and Florence, Italy, as well as an all-inclusive stay at Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.
Of course, the amount of value that you get out of your points when redeeming this way depends on the offer that wins the auction. However, if you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your points that might offer pretty solid value, the Premier Auctions might be a redemption option worth paying attention to.
Donate Your Points
If you’d prefer to use your Aeroméxico points to help those less fortunate, you can donate your points via the Comparte Premier program.
By donating your points to Comparte Premier, they’ll be used to benefit Aeroméxico’s portfolio of affiliated charities. While we don’t know exactly how much money Aeroméxico will donate per point, this is still a great way to use your points selflessly.
The Bottom Line
While Aeroméxico Rewards definitely isn’t the easiest frequent-flyer program to navigate, particularly because you can book partner award flights only over the phone and you need to find partner award availability on other websites, you can still get some value out of this program if you’re willing to put in a little legwork.
First of all, you can earn Aeroméxico points by transferring from most major transferable credit card rewards programs (with the exceptions of Bilt Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards). Additionally, you can earn points by flying with SkyTeam partners as well as several other partner airlines.
On top of that, you can earn points by spending through Uber and Uber Eats, booking hotels and through several other methods. All of this makes Aeroméxico points an easy currency to accrue.
Earning elite status within the Aeroméxico Rewards program is fairly easy considering you can earn Gold elite status by accumulating just 50,000 tier points (which are essentially the same as Aeroméxico points) or taking 50 qualifying flight segments. Plus, the benefits that come with Aeroméxico elite status are pretty solid, especially because they include SkyPriority benefits.
Unfortunately, if you want to redeem your points for airfare without making a lengthy phone call, your options are pretty much limited to flights operated by Aeroméxico. However, you do have the option to search for award availability on partners’ websites and then book those award flights through Aeroméxico over the phone. Occasionally, Aeroméxico Rewards is the cheapest program through which you can book certain SkyTeam awards.
Overall, Aeroméxico Rewards probably shouldn’t be your top rewards program unless you frequently fly between the U.S. and Mexico or take domestic flights within Mexico. However, with some searching, you can often find solid value on award flights through Aeroméxico Rewards.
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