So if you've been hoping to plan a trip, Calgary in September is definitely one to consider. With Air Transat, departing September 8 from the Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport and returning from the Calgary International Airport on September 30, the total for a round-trip flight would be $332 with taxes and fees included.
The only catch is, to get a flight at this price, you'll need to fly "Eco Budget," which means no checked bags and you'll have to pay $34.49 to bring a carry-on, plus another $51.74 if you want to bring a second bag. Moral of the story: make sure to pack light so you can fly cheap.
You may have already missed the Calgary Stampede, but this city in Alberta still has all kinds of beautiful spots to see and exciting things to do. Plus, Banff is only an hour away, so you could totally make a pit stop there, too!
Flight prices were accurate at the time of writing this article but are subject to change.
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Poised to start sending out flights by June of 2018, Canada Jetlines promises flights from one end of Canada to the other for about $100.
Canada Jetline’s CEO, Stan Gadek, announced the company’s air travel initiatives at a press conference in Toronto yesterday.
Gadek said flights on Canada Jetliner will cost “the price of a pair of jeans,” reports CBC.
That’s not exactly a specific metric (who knows where this guy buys jeans) but Gadek did follow up with a bit more info, saying flights will generally be less than $100.
Gadek also touched on the current prices for flights in Canada, which are incredibly high. According to Gadek, “there’s no rational basis” for the prices Canadians pay to fly, given the lowering cost of fuel and airplane infrastructure.
The new low-cost airline is planning to launch on June 1st of next year, operating out of Hamilton and Waterloo.
Thrifty Canadians can then take an airplane ride to Halifax, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
More flights and destinations will be added as time goes on, with Canada Jetlines aiming to have six planes in operation by the sixth month-mark, heading out to international markets like Cancun and Florida.
Canadians are ata distinct disadvantage when it comes to domestic tourism. Visiting the west coast or the Maritimes from Quebec or Ontario can be more expensive than flying internationally.
So that’s what most Canadians do when taking a trip, leaving our beautiful nation to head elsewhere, all because Canadian airlines set their prices too high.
Hopefully Canada Jetlines, and other new low-cost airlines like Flair (originally NewLeaf), will make flying far more affordable, pushing the major airlines like Air Canada and Air Transat to lower their prices.