Air Canada s having a sale from the states to Canada, good for travel through September 30. Tickets must be purchased atleast 7 days in advance and all sales must be made by July 12. But should you even bother? Let's have a look at some samples:
• Boston to Halifax, advertised as $129 one-way. Searching for travel from August 14 through August 21, we found fares of $130 each way, or $318 round-trip, including taxes. Plugging these same dates in on Orbitz gave us a lower fare of $264 round-trip, including taxes, on Delta Airlines.
• New York to Toronto, advertised as $127 one-way. Using July 24 through July 31 as our dates of travel, we found fares for $119 each way, or $333 round-trip, including taxes. Orbitz lists American Airlines as having the lowest fare, at $273 round-trip, including all taxes.
• Los Angeles to Vancouver, advertised as $159 one-way. We found $151 each way for travel from August 4 through August 14, which comes to $392 round-trip, with taxes. We found a lower fare of $374 round-trip, including all taxes, shared by Delta and Alaska Airlines by searching the same dates on Orbitz.
• Raleigh/Durham to Montreal, advertised as $171 one-way. We found $163 each way for travel from July 25 through August 1, or about $434 round-trip, including taxes. The same trip on the very same dates will cost you just $356 round-trip, including tax, on Northwest, which we found on Orbitz.
• Baltimore to Ottawa, advertised as $126 one-way. Using August 7 through August 15 as our travel dates, we found $118 each way, or $343 round-trip, including taxes. A follow-up search on Orbitz lists Delta as having the lowest fare, at $328 round-trip, with all taxes.
As you can see, this is a pretty lousy sale, eh? Every fare we checked was beaten by Delta Airlines, Northwest, or American. So if you're planning to visit our neighbors to the north, we recommend looking elsewhere for a bargain.