Star Alliance carrier and Air Canada are selling tickets for economy class flights from Paris to Montreal at really affordable prices. You can get your nonstop return-flight for only €270. There is almost daily availability from March through July 2022, and from September 2022 onwards.
For bookings before December 31, 2021, Air Canada waives the rebooking fee. You’d still have to pay the fare difference. You can get more information here.
Our availability calendar shows all dates for round trips up to 28 days on which Air Canada offers the advertised fare. We recommend following the link on our flight search and booking on Air Canada’s website.
The non-stop connection will take you to Canada in around 8 hours on board Air Canada’s Boeing 777.
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This fare is not limited by a travel or sales period. A minimum stay of three days applies to get the cheap tickets, while you may not stay longer than three months. Don’t forget to get your eTA!
As always, cheap economy class flights to Northern America are Light or Basic fares and therefore won’t include any checked bags. If you want to bring more than just a piece of carry-on you can book this flight on Air Canada’s website for €380.
This is a Star Alliance fare that does not include check-in luggage. Additionally, some other disadvantages may apply, especially when flying with United:
Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian
Lufthansa Group airlines call this fare Economy Light. You can select your seats during the check-in process. While these airlines still allow Star-Alliance-Gold customers to bring one 23kg bag, it is said that this benefit will soon be eliminated without much warning.
The long-haul United Basic Economy allows Star-Alliance-Gold customers to fly with 2 x 23 kg luggage, or even 3 x 32 kg if you’re a MileagePlus frequent flyer. Nevertheless, there are other restrictions:
- You cannot reserve your seats. Even at the time of check-in, you’ll be automatically assigned a seat, which you cannot change.
- You’ll be the last one to board the plane (except if you’re a frequent flyer).
- Additionally, if you’re a MileagePlus-customer:
- No free Economy-Plus upgrades
- Only 50% PQM instead of 100%, and only 0.5 PQS per flight
- No modifications (e.g. Same Day-Changes) possible
- Upgrades are not permitted
On flights with Air Canada, there is also a Basic Economy, but it is not quite as restrictive as United’s. If you have a Star-Alliance-Gold-Status, you can give up a 23 kg luggage, and Air-Canada-Altitude status holders can even be allowed up to 3 x 32 kg.
Other restrictions include:
- You can reserve seats, but at a higher price than usual for Economy.
- For Air Canada Altitude customers:
- 25% miles for transatlantic flights, none for domestic.
- Upgrades are not permitted.
- From Prestige 25K onwards you can select your seats.
If you feel that these restrictions are unbearable, you should book over Lufthansa.com or United.com and select the rate that includes luggage for roughly €100 more.
Air Canada issues these tickets in booking class K, meaning that you’ll earn:
- 5,526 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 3,434 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 3,434 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 3,434 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 3,434 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 3,434 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,434 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 3,432 Award Miles + 686 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 1,718 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 1,718 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 1,718 Miles on Asiana Club
- 1,718 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 1,718 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,718 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 1,718 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 1,716 Miles on Miles&More
Information & Tips for Montreal
While Quebec City is the political capital of the province of Quebec, Montreal is the economic and cultural center. At the same time, it is the second largest city in Canada!
Flights to Montreal
Just like Toronto, Montreal is a pretty cheap destination for flights. Air Canada flies non-stop to Frankfurt/Main and Lufthansa flies non-stop from Munich to Montreal. In addition, there are many other connecting flights with stopovers in Europe or Toronto (mostly with Air Canada) as well as via the USA. Return flights for around 300€ (only hand luggage, checked luggage mostly 80-100€ surcharge) are a common sight. However, you should avoid the school holidays – especially the summer holidays! During this period, airfares quickly rise to over 500€ and reach highs of up to 1.000€ for a direct flight in economy class. Do not expect good deals during this time.
Best Time to Travel
The best times to visit Montreal are from March to May or from September to November. Thanks to comparatively mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, these months are best suited for tourism. If you want to experience the Canadian winter you can also visit between December and February, but at this time you have to deal with weather restrictions.
From the Airport to the City Center
By taxi you pay a fare of $40CAD (approx. 27€) between the airport and the city centre. With the STM Airport Express (bus number 747) you pay $10CAD (approx. 6,70€) – the ticket is also valid on citywide public transit for 24 hours. The travel times by taxi as well as by bus depend strongly on the traffic and can take more than one hour during peak times.
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