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Celebrate Canada Day with 25% off all flights on Alaska Airlines

June 29, 2022
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If you are like me, an American with an affinity for all things Canadian, you'll be tickled to know that Alaska Airlines is offering 25% off flights to and from our northern neighbor. The discount is for one day only in honor of Canada Day — the country's national day celebrated on July 1.

Travelers can book flights through Alaska Airlines by using the discount code CANADA, for travel starting in September through mid-November; the discount applies to all five Canadian destinations Alaska serves, including Vancouver.

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Deal basics

Airline: Alaska.
Routes: Travel between Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton or Victoria and anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, excluding Prudhoe Bay.
How to book: Directly with the airline by entering CANADA as a discount code at the time of booking.
Travel dates: Sept. 7-Nov. 16, on Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays. Not valid for travel Oct. 10-12.
Book by: 11:59 p.m. PT on July 1.

(Screenshot from Alaska Airlines)

Sample routes

As mentioned, this deal is good for flights originating anywhere within the Alaskan network for travel to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Kelowna International Airport (YLW), Calgary International Airport (YYC), Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Victoria International Airport (YYJ).

Fly from 89 destinations to YVR, 79 destinations to YLW, 81 destinations to both YYC and YEG or 90 destinations to YYJ, including the below routes:

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)-YVR.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)-YEG.
  • Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX)-YYJ.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)-YYC.

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Because Alaska's Canadian network is limited to Canada's western provinces, specifically Alberta and British Columbia, many flights connect through SEA, especially if coming from anywhere outside of the West Coast, so be sure to factor in a layover depending on the route.

To book this flight, enter your origin city and destination, along with travel dates within the aforementioned September-to-November travel window, as shown below.

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(Screenshot from Alaska Airlines)

For example, you could book a discounted round-trip fare from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to YVR in early September for just under $530, with a layover in SEA.

(Screenshot from Alaska Airlines)

Be sure to double-check that the discount code is applied correctly. In this case, the code deducted approximately $64 from the total fare price.

(Screenshot from Alaska Airlines)

The cheapest flights you will find, if available, are for the carrier's Saver fare; this fare class is nonrefundable and unchangeable, but it does allow one full-size carry-on for the overhead bin and one personal item that fits underneath the seat in front of you.

(Screenshot from Alaska Airlines)

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Maximize your purchase

To book this deal, be sure to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, including the Alaska Airlines Visa® credit card for 3 points per dollar on eligible Alaska purchases. You can also try The Platinum Card® from American Express or the American Express® Gold Card — 5 points per dollar and 3 points per dollar, respectively, when used to book airfare directly with the airline, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year with the Amex Platinum. Both the Citi Premier® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve offer 3 points per dollar on airfare.

Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Bottom line

Book this deal by the end of the day on Friday to get 25% off a round-trip or one-way flight to or from Canada within the Alaska network.

Happy Canada Day friends!

Updated 1/18/23

Featured image by Getty Images/EyeEm
Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • Outside of the current welcome bonus, you’re only earning higher rewards on specific airfare and hotel purchases, so it’s not a great card for other spending categories.
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  • Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings, which requires a minimum two-night stay, through American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.
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  • American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. There are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
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