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Book $16 flights to Canada on Flair Airlines

August 15 2022
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Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines is offering absurdly cheap fares to multiple Canadian cities from U.S. destinations, including Denver International Airport (DEN), New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Fares begin at just $15.62 one-way for Flair's "bare bundle" tickets; these tickets do not include carry-on bags (beyond a personal item), seat selection or the ability to change your flight. Also, return flights are priced higher, but round-trip fares can still be found for less than $70.

Flair's discounted tickets are available on select flights beginning in September through at least March 2023. Even with costs added for carry-on bags and higher-priced return tickets, these fares offer significant savings over existing flights from major carriers.

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Deal basics

The Vancouver skyline. (Photo by Ron Watts/Getty Images)

Airline: Flair Airlines.
Routes: San Francisco to Vancouver; New York and Denver to Toronto (among others).
How to book: Google Flights or directly with Flair Airlines.
Travel dates: September 2022 through March 2023.
Book by: While discounted tickets are available.

Related: Flair Airlines costs 50% less than Air Canada — and isn't bad

Sample flights

Flair is offering the $16 one-way flights on routes including San Francisco to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), and Denver and Nashville to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). The best way to find the discounted dates and cities is to enter your departure city on the Flair Airlines website and page through dates until you find the deal.

Sometimes on the main Flair page, the $16 fare is offered but is not available when you click through. However, many of these fares are still available, and you can find return flights in the $50 range.

The tickets are also searchable and bookable through Google Flights, but you'll be better able to find the gateway cities and routes by first searching on Flair's website.

San Francisco to Vancouver

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

You can find a round trip between San Francisco and Vancouver for just $68 in October (which is a fine time to visit Vancouver).

However, on this discounted San Francisco ticket, note that you can bring along a carry-on bag only for an extra fee, which is $39 each way.

The added carry-on bag fee will more than double the ticket cost. Still, the price is nearly 40% cheaper than similar flights on this route from United Airlines and Air Canada.

Denver to Toronto

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

Denver is another U.S. airport where you can find $15.62 one-way flights from Flair. The return ticket brings the price to $84 for the basic no-carry-on fare class.

Comparable tickets from United and Air Canada for a similar date cost more than $400. So, even with added surcharges for carry-on bags, this Denver-to-Toronto fare is a huge savings over the major carriers.

New York to Toronto

(Screenshot from Google Flights)

If you're looking for spring 2023, you can find $72 round-trip tickets between New York and Toronto. Carry-on bag fees will apply, but this flight offers significant savings versus United and Air Canada fares on the same route.

Other Flair U.S. destinations with super-discounted fares include Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS), Nashville International Airport (BNA), Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA).

Flair's prices on flights from these airports and other cities are subject to change without notice, so book quickly if you're interested. Expect to see other short-term discounts appear regularly on flights from Flair's other U.S. destinations. Flair also offers many discounted flights between Canadian cities if you're planning any extended trips north of the border.

Related: 5 small Canadian cities you can use points and miles to visit

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

Flair Airlines is offering discounted flights to Canada from multiple U.S. cities in the coming months. While Flair's advertised $16 fares are just for one-way tickets, you can still find round-trip seats for under $90.

The discounted seats are for Flair's basic tickets, which do not include carry-on bags. However, even paying an additional fee each way for your bag will still save you more than 50% versus existing flights from major carriers.

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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