Deal alert: Flights to Montreal from $174+ round-trip

Dec 26, 2019

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, however, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away.

Flights to Canada are notoriously expensive, even from cities that are a regional-jet distance away. But, if you already know you’re looking to travel to Montreal in September, October or November, there are some good deals posted on American from various departure cities. That includes $174 round-trip nonstop fares from American’s Dallas (DFW) and Philadelphia (PHL) hubs, and from New York (JFK).

Other departure cities with fares less than $200 include Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

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As an added bonus, these fares are all listed in regular (not basic) economy, so you’ll get to choose a seat when you purchase your ticket. If you buy with an American Airlines co-branded credit card, you can save on bag fees, too.

To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Then, click through to book directly with the airline.

Airline: American Airlines
Routes: DFW/DEN/HOU/IAH/LAS/JFK/LGA/PHL/PHX/SFO to YUL
Cost: $175+ round-trip 
Travel Dates: 
September – November 2020
Pay With: 
The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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.

Here’s an example of what you can book:

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Montreal (YUL) nonstop for $174 round-trip:

Houston (HOU) to Montreal (YUL) for $198 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Montreal (YUL) for $191 round-trip:

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Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

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