SkyTeam members Air France and KLM are offering cheap tickets from Tunis to Toronto and Montreal in Eastern Canada. Fares include two pieces of checked luggage up to 32 kilograms each in addition to seat selection and two carry-ons.
You can use KLM’s calendar to find the best date and book right after that. While the airline doesn’t offer free refnd anymore, you can still change your journey without a change fee (fare difference applies). You can read more info on KLM’s website. You can use our search box below to compare different prices.
Before Covid-19, Air France still had 4 different business class versions, but now, as the A380 & A340 have left the fleet, only 3 remain. The business class in the A380 was no longer up to today’s standards, unlike the business class that’s installed in the Boeing 787-Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which is modern and comfortable. This business class is now continuously being installed in other Air France planes as well.
Air France deploys the brand-new Airbus A350s and the Boeing 777s on their Eastern Canadian routes. These feature a 1-2-1 seating in Business Class. The airline utilizes the A320 family on the shorter routes which feature Eurobusiness.
Alternatively, you can fly Lufthansa or Tunisair’s direct flight for just a little more. You can use our flight search tool to find these offers. if you are interested in some fun, you can include a short Westjet hop on your way.
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The fare has no expiration date, meaning that it can disappear at any time. There is a minimum stay of either 3 days or a night from Saturday to Sunday. there is great availability during the Summer, especially in July.
You can easily find alternative dates using Google Flights. Once you selected the right dates, you can use our availability calendar or flight search tool to book the deal through KLM’s website. Booking through online travel agencies isn’t much cheaper. (Although if you’d book the direct Tunisair flight it can be even €100 cheaper.)
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The airline issues the long flight in booking class I and the short flight in booking class J. You would get the following mileage for this trip:
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For hotels in Canada, we suggest using our hotel search form which will redirect you to either booking.com or to our hotel search tool.
Information & Tips for Canada
The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.
Best Time to Travel
Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs about 5€ and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately $1.50 CAD. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.
Transfer from Canada to the USA
Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.
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