Canada & USA: British Airways Flights to Vancouver & Other Cities Starting at €261 from Paris (w/o Luggage)

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Oneworld member British Airways is currently selling cheap flights from Paris to the United States and Canada. Prices go as low as €61 for a roundtrip to Vancouver – a fare that does include a meal on the long haul flight, but no checked bags. The fare with luggage increases the price by at least €50-110, depending on the destination. Flying with luggage is the cheapest to Toronto, where a ticket in Economy Standard only costs €315.

Info

British Airways allows you to cancel all flights starting before August 31, 2022, in exchange for a voucher. You can use that voucher for booking made up until September 30, 2023. It cannot be exchanged for a monetary refund, though.

Our calendar below displays all available dates for each of the cheap destinations and can redirect you to British Airways’ website.

The following destinations are available for less than €300:

  • Vancouver: €261 (€371 w/ luggage)
  • Toronto: €266 (€315 w/ luggage)
  • Montreal: €271 (€321 w/ luggage)
  • New York: €287 (€367 w/ luggage)
  • Chicago: €289 (€399 w/ luggage)

You would always first fly to London, from where you’d fly to your final destination. All flights are operated by British Airways.

Search & Book

Sadly, we weren’t able to find the fare rules for this deal. The best availability for the lowest prices can be found in October and November, as well as from January until March.

The most convenient way to find the lowest prices or additional destinations is our calendar above or Google Flights. We recommend buying your tickets directly on ba.com, to benefit from the airline’s refund policy, among other reasons.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

Mileage

The long-haul flights are issued in booking class O, while the short-haul flights between Paris and London are issued in booking class S. To give you an example, a trip to Vancouver should get you:

  • 4,926 Avios + 30 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 4,138 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 2,854 Avios + 60 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 2,854 Avios + 210 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 2,854 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 2,654 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 2,570 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 2,570 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 2,570 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 2,570 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 2,462 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 2,462 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 2,462 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 2,462 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 108 Award Miles + 10 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Feel free to calculate the expected mileage for the other routes by using our mileage calculator:

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