Cheap Return Flights to Canada
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Cheap Return Flights to Canada

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Found 6th Apr 2012
First post, so be kind.
Just booked flights to Vancouver for £318, unbelievably cheap. After taxes, it works out to just £6.50 for the airline.

Usually it's around £600 for a return flight and that's booking in good time.


Current Deals if you can make the specfic dates:


£298 Gatwick to Toronto
£318 Gatwick to Vancouver

They flight from all over the UK, check out the link.

Also, the prices are sometimes different to the prices you get if you ring up, so double check by ringing up asking for a quote.

For me, it was £420 online and £318 over the phone.

I hope that was what I supposed to do.

I love this site, I'm glad to contribute.




Another thing, use 'Welcome Canada’ as the promo code and it's an extra £30 off!
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What dates?
Welcome to HUKD, htmathias.

I think that a lot of people will have been making a note of this agent.
used them before. used to be cheaper before
they almost always have this price.
Remember Zoom Airlines - I went to Vancouver for £149 return in 2008...

I remember Zoom we had a great flight with them in 2008, however the next year they went under after I had booked a flight with them. Luckily I had paid by credit card so got the full amount back.


jgtuk

Remember Zoom Airlines - I went to Vancouver for £149 return in 2008...


Zoom went bust, about 2 days before I was due to return from Halifax.
I quickly booked a single with Air Canada before everyone else did. It was about £30 cheaper than the Zoom leg for the three of us.
Fortunately I paid by credit card and got the Zoom part refunded. I was lucky, many weren't, especially those who'd paid by debit card. Travel insurance doesn't help under these circumstances.
jgtuk

Remember Zoom Airlines - I went to Vancouver for £149 return in 2008...



We might have been on that same flight.
I booked some flights to Toronto in June - £308 return

Don't forget TopCashback - got £12.44!
Some very good prices - to get the price you quoted I had to use 12 April departure - 5 days time!

I checked initially for July and it came back at over £600!! Still, I've not checked other dates so there may be some further good prices.

I have to pull the OP up on his quote though about the taxes and the amount the airline gets;

The quote is as follows;

Price Breakdown

Total Price for booking

GBP 318.00

Description Quantity Price Total
FLIGHT PRICE 2 GBP 3.25 GBP 6.50
AIRPORT TAX & SURCHARGES 1 GBP 311.50 GBP 311.50


The actual tax is £65 - APD (Air Passenger Duty). The rest are surcharges - which if I'm not mistaken go 100% (or near enough) to the airline.

APD is only payable one way - when you leave the UK. You don't pay it for the return leg (unless of course Canada also have something similar to the UK's APD).

I know this because I happened to be looking into how APD works yesterday.


However, certainly if you fancy jetting off in the next couple of days it's a great price, especially being non-stop. And other dates may be cheap too - just haven't checked.
17 to 24 May is £498.

14 to 21 June is £598.
Edited by: "Phila4" 7th Apr 2012
Ah man, I bought a set of flights LGW-YVR 21st March for 6-16 May @ £488. If I waited till now and shuffled by +2 days I could have saved £150!!! x2 as there's 2 of us.

This is a bargain!
dybydx

Ah man, I bought a set of flights LGW-YVR 21st March for 6-16 May @ £488. … Ah man, I bought a set of flights LGW-YVR 21st March for 6-16 May @ £488. If I waited till now and shuffled by +2 days I could have saved £150!!! x2 as there's 2 of us.This is a bargain!




You're right.

8 - 18 May coming in at £676.

Gutting - you could have used that money to buy yourself 2 chocolate brown leather sofas (see todays hot post). (_;)

It's horrible when that sort of thing happens.

Edited by: "Phila4" 7th Apr 2012
Phila4

You're right.8 - 18 May coming in at £676.Gutting - you could have used … You're right.8 - 18 May coming in at £676.Gutting - you could have used that money to buy yourself 2 chocolate brown leather sofas (see todays hot post). (_;)It's horrible when that sort of thing happens.



Tell me about it. £300 is a lot of money! Hmm, gonna try contact them see if anything can be done... but not getting my hopes up.
I want to go and I don't want to come back. Took advantage last time this offer was posted and I loved every second of Toronto. Heat from me.
1st July in Canada Day so there will be a lot of celebrations going on. Ottawa has the pick of the partying.
I'd vote Vancouver.
If you're in the UK, though, London is starting to have some very good July 1st celebrations.
Heat added.
July 1st celebrations in London?
Too expensive!
Yeah, I think the prices are cheap because you're going off-season...

I normally go back summer time, or Christmas, and it's really expensive!

But, the prices are cheap and I'll be making a note of the site...
Moving to vancouver once i sort out room mates so this site will come in handy, thanks.

Edited by: "ali_g_84uk" 7th Apr 2012
tom6195

July 1st celebrations in London?


Yes. 80k people last year on a Friday in Traf Square. Street hockey and bands. Last year Gretz and Mike Myers were also there. This year its a Sunday.

There's always some knobs wearing Leafs jerseys but give them a wide birth and you should be fine. Booked the Monday off work already
Got one way flight with Canadian Affair in 2009 for £80 all in. I would always use them, they use Air Transat and they are pretty good. I often look at flights to Canada and this is a good deal to Vancouver which usually ends up being the most expensive of all their destinations. Have some heat.
acerace

Got one way flight with Canadian Affair in 2009 for £80 all in.



Our cheapest one-way with Zoom on YVR-MAN was £45....

Those were the days!!
LGW-JFK-LGW £52

I win lol
Edited by: "c00li0" 7th Apr 2012
To be honest with you I used to travel all the time with Canadian Affair but I feel as though their prices are alot more than what they used to be. This is purely down to the fact there is no low cost airline competition flying direct from Glasgow and they can charge whatever they like. For instance last year I booked in March to go in September for 2 weeks, Glasgow to Toronto. I paid £2200 for 2 adults and two children. When it came to June the flights were reduced to £1600 for a family of 4. As you can see this was not a last minute booking. They encourage you to book early but I certainly won't be booking with them in advance again.

I remember Fly Zoom and Flyglobespan. Once i booked a flight from Glasgow to Toronto (Hamilton) with Flyglobespan for 3 weeks in summer (July) and it cost £496 in total for a family of 4 including all taxes. Now that's what i call a bargain.
OT but why are there July 1st celebrations in London?
Best to fly in the summer months as Canadian affair use Thomas Cook flights. In later summer and in the winter month they use the airline Air Transat who are absolutely horrendous and very picky when it comes to your luggage. They like to charge particularly when you are coming back home. They once tried to charge me $650 for excess baggaged. After 2 hours arguing at the check in desk, I fought like a warrior poet, I thought likes a Scotsman and won my freedom (no charges).


Girl was bealing as her manager went over her decision. Think the girl might have quit her job actually as she got up and stormed away leaving her manager to deal with me. Good for her, hope she's skint now with no job.
c00li0

LGW-JFK-LGW £52I win lol





LGW - virtually anywhere - LGW £0

Wife works for airline.

I WIN! Lol!
tom6195

OT but why are there July 1st celebrations in London?



Because it was the day when the British Empire formed Canada from their colonies in America. And apparently Canada Day is celebrated internationally too.
Sorry Phila4, I thought the £3.25 each way was the only contribution to the actual airline, perhaps not.
They could be making money on the fuel charge too?


This was my break-down:
(All in £)
OUTBOUND FLIGHT PRICE: 3.25
FIXED FUEL SURCHARGE: 100
AIRLINE INSURANCE SURCHARGE: 2.50
ATOL PROTECTION CONTRIBUTION: 2.50
AIRPORT PASSENGER DUTY: 45.00
UK & IRL DEPARTURE TAX: 31.00
INBOUND FLIGHT PRICE: 3.25
CANADIAN SECURITY TAX: 20.00
CANADIAN DEPARTURE TAX: 7.5
FIXED FUEL SURCHARGE: 100
AIRLINE INSURANCE SURCHARGE: 2.50
Best country in the world.
I've used them a few times. Most recent was 3 weeks ago. I went LGW-YYZ for 10 days. Total was £298. The service is not the best, but for the price it's very good.

On the way back, they told me at check-in I could not sit with my mother because the flight is over booked. However, once I was on the plane... the steward managed to find a lot of empty seats. Don't know what that was all about... but hey. I was happy.
h0lz

Too expensive!


youz can get da bussez for 20peez
spaceinvader

I want to go and I don't want to come back. Took advantage last time this … I want to go and I don't want to come back. Took advantage last time this offer was posted and I loved every second of Toronto. Heat from me.



Good luck with that. I have just moved back from there and believe me, Toronto's charms get old very quickly.

These prices are roughly average for Canadian Affair off-peak.
Killuminati2012

Best country in the world.



I would love to know what you're basing that on, I really would.
Spark - out of interest why didn't you like it?

I have only been to T dot once so maybe things are very different there but from my experiences of visiting and family, there's a much better work life balance, more community focused, friendlier, better standard of living with housing and sports, lower crime. Ok they don't have custard but I try not to judge them too much on that
Edited by: "c00li0" 8th Apr 2012

Hmm spark - I know this is off

Spark

I would love to know what you're basing that on, I really would.




Hmm- spark I know this is off topic but I would be interested to hear why you re so anti Toronto - I've heard very few bad things about Canada in general and am thinking about moving there (Toronto) so an different (negative) perspective would be interesting...


Lol and coolio thy don't have cherry coke- sucks
Edited by: "system_error01" 8th Apr 2012
htmathias

Sorry Phila4, I thought the £3.25 each way was the only contribution to … Sorry Phila4, I thought the £3.25 each way was the only contribution to the actual airline, perhaps not.They could be making money on the fuel charge too?This was my break-down:(All in £)OUTBOUND FLIGHT PRICE: 3.25FIXED FUEL SURCHARGE: 100AIRLINE INSURANCE SURCHARGE: 2.50ATOL PROTECTION CONTRIBUTION: 2.50AIRPORT PASSENGER DUTY: 45.00UK & IRL DEPARTURE TAX: 31.00INBOUND FLIGHT PRICE: 3.25CANADIAN SECURITY TAX: 20.00CANADIAN DEPARTURE TAX: 7.5FIXED FUEL SURCHARGE: 100AIRLINE INSURANCE SURCHARGE: 2.50





The APD should be £65, not £45, so I don't know what's going on there, although if you look at this LINK it seems they're still using the 2009 APD rate? Strange.

As for the UK/IRL Departure Tax of £31 - not idea what that is and I couldn't find anything about it on the internet. Are you flying from NI/EIRE on your first leg into LGW? That may explain it although that should I think only be about £12 each way (NI/EIRE to LGW and then LGW to NI/EIRE).

I'd get on the phone to them to find out because I don't think that is an actual tax AFAIK.

The Canadian Security and Departure tax is presumably correct and this LINK explains them (in CAD $ so hard to reconcile with the UK £ charges).

The rest of the charges will go to the airline

OUTBOUND FLIGHT PRICE: 3.25
FIXED FUEL SURCHARGE: 100
AIRLINE INSURANCE SURCHARGE: 2.50
ATOL PROTECTION CONTRIBUTION: 2.50

INBOUND FLIGHT PRICE: 3.25
FIXED FUEL SURCHARGE: 100
AIRLINE INSURANCE SURCHARGE: 2.50

So it seems they actually get £214.

But again, no idea about the UK/IRL Departure Tax and why they appear to be charging the 2009 APD rates instead of the 2012 rate of £65?

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