They will only cover the base fare amount. I booked a flight that's worth $1,350 (pre-tax) by redeeming 65,000 points thinking that they will cover the face value of ticket of up to $1,300. I had taxes and stuff so ticket ended up being $1,450. Anyway, even after using 65,000 points, RBC rewards only refunded me $650 (not even half of my ticket) because more than half of it was tax and surcharge. This is a rip-off. It's cheaper for me to collect points with another credit card company and get cash back and pay for this then collect points and I only got half my ticket paid for? This is after I pay $120/year in member dues. I am going to cancel this card because it's not saving me anything but instead just costs me more.
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My husband and I have been Avion card holders for many years. We are presently looking into another alternative. Years ago we switched over because we like to travel frequently and put the points to good use. However, in recent years we are getting fed up with the limited benefits it's offering us. We do not see the point in paying for this high-interest credit card. We still pay just as much money when using points for travel redemption as we would have if we purchased tickets off the airline's website. I know this because I have done it. The last two vacations to be exact. Not to mention, with Avion I am given more stopovers and ridiculous travel hours. Booking through the airline is the same price and less hassle. We are starting to ask ourselves, why are we bothering with this card just to collect useless points?