Starting today, you can now use your Aeroplan miles to book travel on Air Serbia. Prior to the pandemic, this was one of my favorite airlines for transatlantic travel.
Air Serbia Now An Aeroplan Partner
Air Serbia offers a robust route network from its hub in Belgrade, Serbia (BEG), a city I have been meaning to return to (since I was sick during my last visit). Not only can you reach the major cities in Western Europe, but many great cities in the East too which are highly worth a visit.
More importantly, however, is Air Serbia’s transatlantic service between Belgrade and New York (JFK). Air Serbia utilizes an Airbus A330 with herringbone seats in business class. I reviewed this flight in 2017 and found the service and soft product to be superb.
Starting today, you can now redeem (but not earn) Aeroplan miles on Air Serbia. We are still waiting for the new Aeroplan program to officially launch, but that is expected to occur later today. Once it does, Aeroplan’s new zone + distance based pricing will be in effect.
For a simple one-way transatlantic flights between New York and Belgrade, expect to pay 40,000 miles in economy or 70,000 miles in business class. With that, however, you can include a connection to most cities in Europe (and even Tel Aviv) for no additional miles. You can also stopover in Belgrade for an extra 5,000 miles.
Even better, you can mix and match with other partners or Star Alliance carriers on the same itinerary.
Aeroplan has recently added new airline partners including Azul, Etihad, and Vistara…and now Air Serbia. The expanding portfolio of partners makes Aeroplan a more valuable program.
Has anyone flown Air Serbia lately? Is the soft product still as amazing as before the pandemic?