You must be registered with CIBC Online Banking or the CIBC Mobile Banking app® to match your CIBC card to your Journie™ Rewards card. The card can be processed for up to two (2) business days until savings can be applied to purchases. And at the end of the day, you get a ticket — or what Aeroplan calls an Air Canada Buddy Pass — provided you spend at least $1,000 on the card within the first 90 days. The Buddy Pass Bonus (also known as the “Bonus Companion Pass”) allows a companion to accompany the primary cardholder for a base fare of $0 if a rate in economy class published, marketed and operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express brand, is reserved for travel entirely to North America. The Buddy Passport is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. Please allow up to 3 calendar days until the Buddy Pass is deposited into the Aeroplan account. The Buddy Passport is only valid for a new booking and is not valid for existing bookings. Bookings must be made directly with Air Canada, via aircanada.com East open in a new window. Valid for a round trip for an attendant if he travels on the same route and is booked at the same time as the main cardholder. A maximum Buddy Pass can be used by reservation. If a round trip is booked, the Buddy Pass is considered fully operated and the share of the return trip is cancelled. Overall prices vary depending on the itinerary booked. The primary cardholder may only use the certificate once to travel to North America, defined as Canada, the United States (including Hawaii) and Mexico.
The companion is responsible for paying all taxes, taxes and royalties that are higher than the basic rate. Valid for travel at any time without a ban period. Also valid against the purchase of rates for sale. Companion is booked on the same fare mark as the main cardholder and receives all applicable benefits and services related to that fare mark. The Buddy Pass must not be used with premium cabin fares or in combination with Aeroplan flight premiums, air passport, group travel, Air Canada Vacations bookings or any other discounts or promotional code. The Buddy Pass must be redeemed at the time of purchase, and if several Buddy pass are available for the Aeroplan number, the Buddy Pass is used first. Booking must be made before the buddy passport expires; Travel may be made after the expiry date of the Buddy Passport, subject to the availability of the flight plan at the time of booking. The Buddy Pass can only be used as described above, cannot be transferred and has no exchange value or money.