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Air Canada fall flight sale from US beginning at $70

September 12 2022
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As the famed Canadian maple leaf turns from green to bright shades of orange, red and yellow in forests across the country, it's a great time to fly north to experience fall travel in Canada.

To help you on your way, Air Canada has announced a fall flight sale, with one-way flights between the United States and Canada selling for as little as $70.

The sale includes flights from cities across the U.S. with prices and savings varying depending on location.

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Air Canada's sale requires ticket purchase by Sept. 14, 2022, for travel through May 2023.

Read on for details on the flight sale and the savings you might expect to find.

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Deal basics

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Airline: Air Canada.
Routes: Between cities across the U.S. and Canada.
How to book: Book directly with Air Canada.
Travel dates: Sept. 21 through May.
Book by: Sept. 14.

Related: 8 reasons to look forward to travel this fall

Sample flights

For this fall sale, Air Canada's website doesn't specify the savings available but lists "sale fares" for specific routes. It's up to you to decide whether any given flight offers enough of a discount to rush to purchase in the next couple of days. However, depending on your city of origin and travel dates, some of these flights are worth considering.

The fare sale ends on Sept. 14, so you'll need to act quickly to book the potential savings.

San Francisco to Vancouver

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For this sale, Air Canada flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this fall begin at $70 one-way for a nonstop flight in late September.

Typical Air Canada pricing for non-sale dates runs between $170 and $230 for this route, so the $70 one-way deal offers some nice savings.

Return flights, however, begin at $107 during this sale, so you won't be able to get the lowest advertised fare for both directions.

Still, $176 is a good deal for a round-trip flight between the two cities. And for Air Canada's basic economy fare, you'll still be able to bring a carry-on bag at no extra charge. However, there are additional fees for seat selection, checked bags and meal service.

New York to Toronto

AIR CANADA

For this Air Canada fall flight sale, one-way tickets from New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) begin at just $75, which is 50% off typical rates for the route. Return tickets start at $118, so you'll be paying a little more for the round-trip ticket, but this is still a good offer at $192.

Flights are still available for reasonable flight times during the day, with wide availability across dates from fall through winter and next spring. The dates of travel are typically midweek for the best fares, but you may be able to find some weekend availability as well.

The basic economy fare class in the sample above does not allow changes to the itinerary and is nonrefundable for cash or credit. The fare only allows 25% Aeroplan mileage points and does not give credit for Air Canada status qualifying miles.

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Bottom line

Air Canada's fall fare sale provides some good savings opportunities for travel between the U.S. and Canada. While the specific savings is not spelled out in the promotion, you'll be able to find up to 50% discounts on selected flights during the sale period.

The sale fares are in Air Canada's basic economy class, which allows carry-on bags but does not allow changes or refunds to your itinerary.

The fall fare sale only lasts through Sept. 14, so search and book quickly if you're thinking of flying north this autumn.

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