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How to redeem Avion Points

Find out how you can redeem your Avion Points quickly and easily with Avion Rewards. 

You can redeem RBC Avion points through the Avion Rewards site, an online shopping platform that lets you use Avion points to pay for flights, merchandise, gift cards and more. You can also use points to pay bills through online banking.

Let’s walk through how the Avion Rewards program works and how to redeem your Avion points across various rewards categories.

How to redeem Avion points

You can redeem Avion points for travel, items, gift cards and more. Here’s how it works:
  1. Login to your account. Login to or download the Avion Rewards app for Android or iOS. You’ll need your RBC Online Banking login credentials.
  2. Browse rewards. See available rewards including flights, travel packages, gift cards and merchandise. You can also convert Avion points into other types of loyalty points, pay down your credit card bill, donate to charity and more.
  3. Select your reward or transfer points. Once you choose the reward you want, select Pay with Rewards. Alternatively, you can select Transfer Points to aggregate your points across multiple RBC products.

What is Avion?

Avion is a bank-specific frequent flyer program operated by the Royal Bank of Canada (one of Canada’s Big Five banks). With this program, you’ll earn points whenever you spend money on your credit card.

There are several Avion credit cards that let you earn between 1 and 1.25 Avion Points for every dollar spent, depending on the card you choose. Points can be redeemed for a wide variety of rewards.

You no longer need to have an RBC credit card to participate in the Avion Rewards program, but you will gain access to higher tiers and more Avion rewards if you do.

Compare Avion credit cards

1 - 5 of 5
Name Product Welcome Offer Rewards Purchase Interest Rate Annual Fee Min. Credit Score Description
RBC Avion Visa Infinite
35,000 points
Up to 1 point per $1 spent
Min. recommended credit score: 650
Get up to 35,000 Welcome Points.
RBC Avion Visa Platinum Card
35,000 points
1 point per $1 spent
Get 35,000 Welcome Avion points on approval.
RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege
35,000 points
1.25 points per $1 spent
Get 35,000 Welcome Avion points on approval.
7,000 points
3 points per $1 spent
Min. recommended credit score: 660
Get up to 7,000 points. Get 3,500 Welcome Points on approval and earn 3,500 bonus points when you spend $500 in your first 3 months. Apply by July 31, 2023.
3,500 points
1.5 points per $1 spent
Min. recommended credit score: 660
Get 3,500 Avion points when you get approved for the card. Apply by July 31, 2023.

How much are Avion Points worth?

Your Avion Points will be worth different amounts based on what you redeem them for. The average value you’ll get for each point sits somewhere around 62 cents per point. That said, your points might be worth more or less than this amount based on what rewards you’re redeeming them for.

As a rule of thumb, you’ll usually get a much higher value if you cash your points in for flights and other travel-related purchases. Your points will typically be worth less when you redeem them for items such as merchandise, gift cards and RBC financial products.

Redeeming Avion Points for flights, merchandise and more

There are a number of different rewards that you can access by visiting RBC Rewards. Find out more about how you can redeem your points for each type of reward below.

Flights and other travel

When purchasing a flight on the RBC Avion website, you have the option to redeem Avion points when inputting your payment information during the checkout process.

Sign in to Avion Rewards to book flights and other travel-related rewards such as hotels, cruises, car rentals and vacation packages. It’s easy to book your travel on this site in the same way you would on a regular travel site. From there, you can access your itinerary for your trip any time through your Avion Rewards account or the Avion Rewards app.

You’ll also be able to convert your Avion Points to partner airline loyalty programs such as American Airlines, Asia Miles, British Airways or WestJet Rewards using this online portal.

What makes flight redemptions so special?

Flight redemptions will usually give you the best value for your Avion Points. Other features that make flight redemptions unique to Avion include no blackout dates or restrictions and no booking fees.

Your points will also never expire and you’ll be able to use them to cover the taxes and fees on your flight. These are features that aren’t typically available with other frequent flyer programs like Aeroplan or AIR MILES.

Merchandise and gift cards

Shop for items and gift cards on the Avion Rewards website like you would on any other online marketplace—but pay with points instead of money.

If you want to redeem Avion Points for merchandise or gift cards, you can visit RBC’s online rewards catalogue. There are over 100 brands available for gift cards, as well as thousands of consumer goods to purchase including electronics, kitchen appliances, fashion and much more.

You can easily search for the product or gift card you want and redeem your points using your online account. You can also use the portal to make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Bill payments and other RBC financial products

When paying bills online with RBC, select the “Avion Rewards” option on mobile or the “Pay with Avion Rewards Points” tab on desktop to redeem your Avion points.

You’ll be able to redeem Avion Points to pay for a number of RBC’s financial products. You can use your points to pay off your credit card, contribute to your investment products, pay off your loans or pay your monthly bills. All you’ll have to do to redeem your points is sign into your RBC online banking account or the RBC Mobile banking app.

Bottom line

Depending on the reward type, you can redeem Avion points through the Avion Rewards website or RBC online banking. Compared to frequent flyer programs like Aeroplan and AIR MILES, Avion offers a wider range of redemption options and special perks like no blackout dates and no booking fees when you redeem points for flights.

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