Vancouver to Cities in France - $556 to $634 CAD roundtrip including taxes



Toulouse, France

The Star Alliance has dropped the price of their their off-season flights from Vancouver to various cities in France down to between $556 and $634 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights are with Air Canada and Lufthansa, with 1 stop in Montreal, Chicago, or Frankfurt each way.

Most notable are the price drops to places like Toulouse, Lyon, Nice, and Marseille, which haven't seen great fares in many years.

Paris is a little less notable as you can usually find nonstop flights in the $700s and $800s roundtrip.

You can also find flights to Amsterdam in the low $600s.

Availability for travel

October, November 2023

January, February 2024

(varies by destination)

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with the following Google Flights search:

Google Flights: Vancouver to Toulouse, France


^^ $556 CAD roundtrip, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb - 1 stop in Montreal

Google Flights: Vancouver to Lyon, France


^^ $588 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Vancouver to Paris, France


^^ $589 CAD roundtrip, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb - 1 stop in Chicago or Frankfurt

Google Flights: Vancouver to Amsterdam, Netherlands


^^ $608 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Vancouver to Nice, France


^^ $632 CAD roundtrip

Google Flights: Vancouver to Marseille, France


^^ $633 CAD roundtrip, Feb - 1 stop in Frankfurt

- Click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations.

- Adjust the trip length at the bottom.

- Look for the cheapest dates.

2. Go to Kayak or Skyscanner

3. Search for a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to one of the destinations listed above.

- Try the same dates you found on Google Flights.



Hotel Deals in France

Places to stay in France with great reviews start at around $70 CAD per night.

Try this search on Kayak

for properties with a score of 8 out of 10 or higher.

You can sort by price near the top of the results.

screenshot from Kayak



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Vancouver to Cities in France - $556 to $634 CAD roundtrip including taxes
Vancouver to Mexico City - $477 CAD roundtrip including taxes [Nonstop Flights]



Mexico City

Aeromexico has decided to drop the price of a few flights from Vancouver to Mexico City down to $477 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights are nonstop both ways.

Only a couple of dates are available, and they're over Christmas.

Virtually all other dates in 2023 and 2024 are a minimum of $900 roundtrip for the same flights.



Availability for travel

December 2023

How to find and book this deal

1. Go to Skyscanner or Kayak

2. Search for a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Mexico City (MEX)

- Try the following dates:

Dec 24 to Dec 31, Jan 1
Dec 25 to Dec 31, Jan 1

Hotel Deals in Mexico City

Places to stay in Mexico City with amazing reviews start at around $35 CAD per night.

Try this search on Kayak

for properties with a score of 9 out of 10 or higher.

You can sort by price near the top of the results.

screenshot from Kayak



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Vancouver to Mexico City - $477 CAD roundtrip including taxes [Nonstop Flights]
Vancouver to Santiago, Chile - $653 CAD roundtrip including taxes



Santiago, Chile

United Airlines and American Airlines have dropped the price of their flights from Vancouver to Santiago, Chile down to $653 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

The flights have 1 stop each way in Houston or Dallas.

UPDATE - Dates in October 2023 have become available again with United Airlines. 2024 dates are no longer cheap.

Availability for travel

late August, September, October, November 2023

March, April, May 2024

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with the following Google Flights search:

Google Flights: Vancouver to Santiago, Chile

- Click on the departure date box to open up the calendar view and browse for cheap date combinations.

- Adjust the trip length at the bottom.

- Look for the dates that are $652-$675 roundtrip.

2. Go to Skyscanner or Kayak

3. Search for a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Santiago, Chile (SCL)

- Try the same dates you found on Google Flights.

[Cheapest remaining dates]

Oct 5 to Oct 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
Oct 6 to Oct 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
Oct 9 to Oct 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Nov 1, 2, 3, 6-8
Oct 30 to Nov 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 22, 23, 29

Nov 12 to Nov 22, 23, 29

Hotel Deals in Santiago, Chile

Places to stay in Santiago with amazing reviews start at around $60 CAD per night.

Try this search on Kayak

for properties with a score of 9 out of 10 or higher.

You can sort by price near the top of the results.

screenshot from Skyscanner



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Vancouver to Santiago, Chile - $653 CAD roundtrip including taxes
The Old Hawaii + Australia For Under ~$1000 CAD Roundtrip Trick



Hawaii and Australia

Breaking up a trip to Australia with an extended stop in Hawaii is a popular way to ease the long journey. It's just over a third of the way there.

Sometimes it's also significantly cheaper to buy 2 separate roundtrip tickets: One from Vancouver to Hawaii, and one from Hawaii to Australia.

It can cost a lot less than a single roundtrip ticket to Australia.

In this blog post I'll go through a working example using some very cheap Hawaii-Australia fares that are available at the moment.

Here's An Example Involving Vancouver, Honolulu, and Sydney

1. Start by going to the following Multi-City search on Skyscanner:

Skyscanner Multi-City search: Vancouver, Honolulu, and Sydney



2. Click on the magnifying glass near the top left. You should see a search like this one:

Vancouver (YVR) to Honolulu (HNL)
Honolulu (HNL) to Sydney (SYD)
Sydney (SYD) to Honolulu (HNL)
Honolulu (HNL) to Vancouver (YVR)

- For the second leg, from Honolulu to Sydney, you can try changing it to one of these dates:

Feb 15, 29, 22, 24, 26
Mar 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 30

- For the third leg, from Sydney to Honolulu, you can try changing it to one of these dates:

Feb 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22
Mar 7, 14

- Now adjust the first and fourth dates, to give yourself more or less time in Honolulu.



Here's An Example Involving Vancouver, Honolulu, and Melbourne

1. Start by going to the following Multi-City search on Skyscanner:

Skyscanner Multi-City search: Vancouver, Honolulu, and Melbourne



2. Click on the magnifying glass near the top left. You should see a search like this one:

Vancouver (YVR) to Honolulu (HNL)
Honolulu (HNL) to Melbourne (MEL)
Melbourne (MEL) to Honolulu (HNL)
Honolulu (HNL) to Vancouver (YVR)

- For the second leg, from Honolulu to Melbourne, you can try changing it to one of these dates:

Feb 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Mar 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24 -- cheapest

- For the third leg, from Melbourne to Honolulu, you can try changing it to one of these dates:

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 3, 10, 17

- Now adjust the first and fourth dates, to give yourself more or less time in Honolulu.



How This Works

The example dates below are outdated, but this blog post may still be useful for learning how this works.

First we look for a roundtrip flight from Vancouver to Honolulu...

Flight 1: Vancouver to Honolulu, Hawaii



A Google Flights search shows flights in December and January from Vancouver to Honolulu, Hawaii on WestJet for $383 CAD roundtrip including taxes.



Flight 2: Honolulu to Sydney or Melbourne, Australia



This is the flight that's really the key. You'd probably want to book this flight before you booked the Vancouver-Honolulu flight.. It's a lot harder to find a cheap flight from Honolulu to Sydney and dates are usually limited.

Jetstar is always the #1 suspect when it comes to a cheap flight from Hawaii to Australia. Every now and then they offer up a gem.

Right now Jetstar has some cheap flights in January, February and March 2024 starting at $368 CAD roundtrip including taxes. (Note: When you go from Google Flights to the Jetstar website, the prices are in $USD.).

As a general rule you want your Hawaii-Australia flight to be around $600 CAD roundtrip or less to be worth doing this.

With Flight #1 we penciled in November 7 to November 26 as our potential dates for Vancouver to Honolulu and back.

So for Flight #2 from Honolulu to Sydney we could potentially book November 9 to November 23.

This gives us a few nights in Honolulu on the way there, and a few on the way back.

You can also occasionally find cheap flights from Honolulu to Melbourne, Australia in the $300 or $400s CAD roundtrip. (Apr 2 to Apr 16 is currently $410 CAD roundtrip)

Caveats & The Math

- Jetstar only includes 7 kg (15 lbs) of carry-on luggage with their base price and no meals. If you want a more realistic price with 30 lbs of carry-on and meals, add around $270 CAD roundtrip. So it would really be around $600 CAD roundtrip for the flight from Honolulu to Sydney.

- Adding up the cost of the 2 roundtrip flights, ($362 + a more realistic $600, we get $962 CAD roundtrip for both flights..

For comparison a regular roundtrip flight from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia on Air Canada in November currently costs $2700 CAD.

Of course, as you probably realize, spending time in Honolulu is not free. A typical couple could easily spend $200/person per night for accommodation alone.

Our $1700 savings (per person) on flights would be considerably less after 5-6 nights in Honolulu.

So you really have to consider the stop in Hawaii to be a bonus addition of the vacation experience, and a nice place to get some rest, to be worth it.

- Your 2 roundtrip tickets have absolutely no association with each other. If something happens with one of the flights, the airline involved with the other flight has no responsibility to help you. This is why it's a good idea to give yourself at least a few days in Hawaii on both ends of the trip. If you cut it too close with say, just 1 night in Hawaii, you could be asking for trouble if there are any delays or cancellations.



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The Old Hawaii + Australia For Under ~$1000 CAD Roundtrip Trick