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Air Canada blings up service to California & you can use your United miles

by on Thu March 5, 2015 • No Comment

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Air Canada is joining the ranks of airlines offering a premium transcontinental service on flights to the West Coast.

As of March 1st, Air Canada flights operated by widebody aircraft on the Toronto to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Calgary routes began offering new “Business Class – Transcontinental” service. Flights from Montreal to Vancouver will offer it as well.

Don’t let the understated Canadian title fool you.

These are $3,000+ flights complete with lie flat beds, down duvets, international meal service, and noise canceling headsets.


While Air Canada charges a $300 surcharge on top of a regular first class fare for these flights, you can book them with your United miles at the regular Saver miles price with no additional fees.

Just 25,000 miles one way gets you up front, which is a great value for your miles.

And availability is actually pretty good…

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You’ll know you’re booking one of these flights on if you see one of the following wide body aircraft listed:

  • Boeing 767
  • Boeing 777
  • Boeing 787
  • Airbus A330

It looks like they’re operating one flight a day in each direction with the international-equipped planes from both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

You might also want to book these flights to connect to Europe on a Business Class ticket, giving you the international treatment for your full journey.

Or simply take the time to visit Canada. The exchange rate is really in your favor right now, so use the savings to amp up the style of your next trip.


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