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Why should I switch?

9 out 10 Infinite Avion cardholders are happy with their travel reward options*

You love to travel. And you work hard to earn your points. So why stick with a travel rewards card that gives you less value and freedom when Avion offers so much more?

Bottom line, you deserve a card that makes it easy to redeem for exactly what you want, when you want, without compromise or confusion.

Are all travel rewards created equal?

Absolutely not. Because some of the most well-known travel rewards programs are much less flexible and harder to take advantage of. With limited airline choice, restricted times you can fly, and unnecessary stopovers, it can be extremely difficult to book the travel you actually want.

Not to mention, their constantly changing rules. With Avion, we give you the unbeatable flexibility and choice of flying with 130 airlines, on any flight, at any time.


What makes Avion different?

It’s pretty simple. We want you to love using your points. Because travel is our passion too. So, unlike some of our competitors, we’re here to help make your travel dreams a reality – sooner and on your terms.

We believe that’s the reason we’re consistently ranked among the best travel rewards cards in Canada.

Why is it so easy to redeem travel with Avion?

With Avion, you’re not subject to blackout periods, seat restrictions, or unnecessary stopovers. Which means if there’s a seat available, you’re flying – even during peak seasons like March break and holidays.

And unlike other programs you can use your points to cover airline fees, taxes, hotels, car rentals, excursions, and more.


Is there anything other than travel that I can redeem for?

The short answer is, pretty much whatever you want. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Choose from thousands of the hottest household, fashion and tech items from our catalogue
  • Buy gift cards from your favourite brands such as Starbucks, Best Buy & Amazon
  • Use Payback with Points1 to make a payment directly toward your credit card balance
  • Contribute to your financial future with Financial Rewards®

Donate your points to a charitable cause like Hope Air, Ronald McDonald House, Own the Podium, and the David Foster Foundation. Plus Transfer your points to other popular travel loyalty programs including WestJet dollars, British Airways Avios points, American Airlines AAdvantage miles and Cathay Pacific Asia Miles


Will I earn points quickly?

Not only do you get 1 point per $1 spent, but we’re continuously introducing new ways of earning points faster so you can travel further. For example, earn 1.25 points per $1 spent2 when using your Avion card for rental cars and hotels, and 2 times the reward points with Uber3!

Plus, the RBC Rewards app^ brings you exciting new offers right in the palm of your hand, including ways to earn bonus points while you shop great brands like Saks Fifth Avenue‡, Carlson Wagonlit‡, Thrifty’s Car Rental‡ and more! Download the RBC Rewards App today.

How far will my rewards points take me?

Hopefully around the world! But for example, a quick flight from Toronto to New York, or Vancouver to Calgary is only 15,000 points.

And regardless of when you travel – peak or low travel seasons, that number doesn’t change. Neither does the value of your points.


What about insurance?

Absolutely, we’ve got you covered. Your RBC® Visa Infinite Avion® card provides Premium Travel Insurance, this includes Out of Country/Province Medical coverage4, Trip Cancellation5, Auto Insurance6 and more! Learn more about the insurance offered on each of our cards.

Any other perks?

Avioners get exclusive access to special offers, best in class service and extraordinary experiences like the Avion Holiday Boutique, RBC Canadian Open® and TIFF.

Your RBC Visa Infinite Avion card also gives you access to an exclusive Concierge Service. With one call you can save time and stress arranging restaurant reservations, entertainment bookings, event tickets, gifts, and any other special requests you may have. Most requests will be fulfilled within 24 hours, often while still on the line.


Is it easy to apply?

Yes. Our safe and secure online application is 5 simple steps and you’ll get a response in less than 60 seconds.

Is it time to stop questioning my travel rewards card and start travelling with it?

We couldn’t agree more. So switch today and experience all the joys of Avioning.


Any more questions?

Chat Log in to our live chat and let’s talk.

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The RBC Rewards app is operated by Royal Bank of Canada.
American Airlines and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. WestJet dollars and/or WestJet Vacations are registered trademarks of WestJet Airlines Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owner(s).
To receive the 15,000 bonus RBC Rewards points, your application form must be approved by us. Upon enrolment, 15,000 bonus RBC Rewards points will appear on your first monthly statement. Additional cardholder(s), as well as existing RBC Visa Infinite Avion, Visa Platinum Avion, Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum, RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite, RBC Rewards Visa Preferred cardholders, applying for or transferring to an RBC Visa Infinite Avion card as of the offer eligibility period, are not eligible for this offer. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. Air Travel Reward redemptions from the Air Travel Redemption Schedule start at 15,000 points for a round trip short-haul flight in economy class with a maximum ticket price of $350. All applicable taxes, service fees and surcharges are the responsibility of the traveler. For more details, including guidelines on redeeming for business class seats, visit Some restrictions apply. For completed terms and conditions that apply to the RBC Rewards Program, please visit or call 1-800-769-2512. Royal Bank of Canada reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time, even after acceptance by you.
Payback with Points redemptions are made at the rate of 1.0% (100 RBC Rewards points per CAD $1.00) and will be applied as a payment towards the balance of your RBC Avion Visa Infinite account, not towards a particular transaction. It will take two (2) to three (3) business days for your payment to be credited to your credit card account and to adjust your available credit. For more details, visit: Payback with Points.
You will earn 1.25 RBC Rewards points for every dollar spent when you use your RBC Visa Infinite Avion card to pay for travel-related purchases made at merchants classified by Visa’s "Merchant Category Code" ("MCC") as "travel", which may include: airlines, accommodations, tour operators, cruise lines, travel agencies and car rental companies. Even though some merchants may sell travel products/services, purchases made at these locations may not necessarily qualify for the 1.25 RBC Rewards points per dollar if the merchant is not classified with a "travel" MCC. Also, merchants that are not classified by a "travel" MCC may be located on the premises of merchants that are classified with a "travel" MCC, and purchases made at these locations may not qualify for this added benefit.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: An eligible credit card is one that earns RBC Rewards points. Starting December 15th, 2015 you will earn twice the RBC Rewards points you would normally earn for every $1 in purchases when you use your eligible RBC Royal Bank Rewards credit card to pay for an Uber transaction. Credits for cancellations and adjustments will reduce or cancel the RBC Rewards points earned by the amounts originally charged. Please allow up to 90 days for the bonus points to appear on your credit card statement. For more details on the RBC Rewards program, please visit RBC Rewards terms and conditions. This offer may not be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer, and may be withdrawn at any time, even after acceptance by you, but you will earn any RBC Rewards points you are then entitled to.
Under 65 years of age, 15 days of coverage. For age 65 and over, 3 days of coverage. Coverage underwritten by RBC Insurance Company of Canada.
Trip Cancellation insurance is subject to a limit of $1,500 for each Covered Person (to an overall maximum of $5,000 for all Covered Persons) per trip, and it protects eligible cardholders against the cost of non-refundable travel arrangements that were purchased with your RBC Visa Infinite Avion card if the trip is cancelled prior to your departure due to an unexpected or unforeseen covered risk. Coverage underwritten by RBC Insurance Company of Canada. Trip Interruption insurance is subject to a maximum limit of $5,000 for each Covered Person, per trip, for a total maximum of $25,000. This coverage provides reimbursement for the non-refundable unused portion of your prepaid travel arrangements purchased with your RBC Visa Infinite Avion card, due to a covered risk, including the extra costs of economy class transportation to your departure point. Coverage underwritten by RBC Insurance Company of Canada.
Coverage underwritten by Aviva General Insurance Company.
This statistic is based on data collected from the 2016 Leger research data report for the RBC ongoing Cardholder Tracking Study.
All insurance is subject to limitations and exclusions. Please refer to the insurance certificates included in your Welcome Kit for complete details.