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Round-trip flights to Vancouver starting at $200 from West Coast and New York City

May 06, 2022
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It's Friday, which means it's time to celebrate a deal!

Round-trip flights to Vancouver, British Columbia, on a variety of carriers are starting at just $200. This deal is especially good for our West Coast flyers, but there's also availability out of New York City.

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Burrard Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo by joe daniel price/Getty Images)

Deal basics

Airlines: Air Canada, United Airlines, WestJet, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue.
Routes: Denver; Honolulu; Kahului, Maui; Las Vegas; New York City; Palm Springs, California; San Francisco; Orange County, California; Seattle; and Los Angeles to Vancouver.
How to book: Search Google Flights and book directly through the airline.
Travel dates: May-December; exact availability depends on the route and some include Thanksgiving.
Book by: One to two days.

Shoutout to Scott's Cheap Flights for alerting us to this deal. Premium members can get flight deals up to 90% off for $49 per year, or you can try the Elite membership for $199 per year to receive the Premium deals plus premium economy, business-class and first-class alerts.

Sample routes

This deal features flights to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and nine West Coast airports, including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Denver International Airport (DEN) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), ranging from $202-$370 round-trip.

Available fares include departures from:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting at $202.
  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), starting at $209.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN), starting at $222.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), starting at $224.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), starting at $225.
  • Kahului Airport (OGG), starting at $256.
  • Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), starting at $260.
  • Denver International Airport (DEN), starting at $264.
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA), starting at $290.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), starting at $295.

To search this deal, head to Google Flights and enter your home airport as your origin and YVR as your destination. From there, you'll find economy flights on various carriers, such as this round-trip flight from LAX-YVR on Air Canada in mid-October for $230.

Read more: More COVID-19 restrictions are removed for visitors to Canada

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(Screenshot from Google Flights)

For Air Canada specifically, tickets are for the standard economy fare type, which includes a full-size carry-on but charges $60 for checked luggage round-trip.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

East Coast-based travelers could also take advantage of this opportunity to go to British Columbia, though the cheapest flights include JetBlue's Blue Basic fare at least one way. This could potentially be a deal breaker for some since Blue Basic only includes one personal item that can fit under the seat in front of you.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Any full-size carry-on bag brought to the gate will incur a $65 fee to be checked. In this case, it would be more economical to pay $26 to upgrade to Blue to travel with a full-size carry-on.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

The best return flight is flying Alaska's Saver fare, which means you wouldn't have to worry about paying more for carry-on baggage because it's included, as illustrated below.

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Note that it will cost between $30 and $35 each way to check your first bag for the lowest fares on the other included carriers.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5 points per dollar on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 points per dollar on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2 points per dollar on travel). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

This deal is particularly fortuitous for those flying out of big airports on the West Coast, though the deal includes flights from one smaller airport — John Wayne Airport (SNA). New York City-based travelers can also get in on the fun for a slightly higher price tag.

Be sure to book quickly to explore Vancouver, one of Canada's most beautiful cities, all year-round.

Related: Vaccinated travelers can now enter Canada without a COVID-19 test

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    670-850
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Why We Chose It

It's hard to find a card that competes with the mile-long list of benefits that come with the Amex Business Platinum. While it's certainly not the card for the average consumer, a business owner with tons of expenses -- especially related to travel -- will find this card incredibly valuable. This card is similar to the consumer version that Amex offers, but with more business-oriented perks around statement credits and earning rates that are a better fit for business owners.

Pros

  • An up to $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee every four to five years
  • Up to $400 annual credit for eligible U.S. Dell purchases (enrollment required)
  • Gold status at Marriott and Hilton hotels (enrollment required)
  • Access to the Fine Hotels & Resorts program and Hotel Collection
  • Extended warranty protection
  • International Airline Program and Cruise Privileges Program

Cons

  • Steep annual fee
  • Difficulty meeting $15,000 welcome offer for smaller businesses
  • Limited high-bonus categories outside of travel
  • The Points Guy Exclusive Offer: Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card® within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com, and 1X points for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
  • Earn 1.5X points (that’s an extra half point per dollar) on eligible purchases at US construction material & hardware suppliers, electronic goods retailers and software & cloud system providers, and shipping providers, as well as on purchases of $5,000 or more everywhere else, on up to $2 million of these purchases per calendar year.
  • Unlock over $1,000 in annual statement credits on a curation of business purchases, including select purchases made with Dell Technologies, Indeed, Adobe, and U.S. wireless service providers.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year for checked baggage fees, lounge day passes, and more at one selected airline.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at more than 50 U.S. airports and stadiums.
  • The American Express Global Lounge Collection® can provide an escape at the airport. With more than 1,400 airport lounges across 140 countries and counting, you have more lounge location options than any other credit card on the market as of 9/2021.
  • $695 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.