Airfare To Vancouver From Los Angeles

Traveler's Note:

Getting through security at the LAX airport for international flights can be very time consuming. When booking airfare to Vancouver from Los Angeles make sure you allow enough time to get through the check-in and security process.

Best Airfare Deals

Airlines are very competitive on flights from Los Angeles to Vancouver (LAX to YVR). In addition to the major US airlines, two Canadian airlines have daily flights to YVR from LAX. WestJet which is Canada's discount airline frequently has seat sales between LA and Vancouver. In addition to their featured sales, check them out on Thursdays when they have an online event called WestJet Blue Tag Thursdays

Air Canada, although not known for having the cheapest flights, frequently have great airfares on this route. You can get an email notification from the airline when they have an airfare that matches or beats the price that you select. For example, you can set up a notification when airfares drop below $100 one way. More information on Air Canada seat sales to Vancouver. The name of the Air Canada Seat Sale email notification is “Websavers”.

Alaska Airlines and their sister airline, Horizon Air, have an extensive flight network on the West Coast. They have several non-stop flights to Vancouver from Los Angeles, with flights departing in the morning, afternoon and evening to suit most travelers schedules. This is often the cheapest ticket among the major airlines.

Delta non stops are code share on Alaska Airlines.

United Airlines non-stops are with their regional carrier United Express which is operated by Skywest Airlines. United also code share on Air Canada.

Like Delta, you'll find American Airlines non-stop flights are code share on Alaska Airlines. Also, in 2011, American and WestJet forged an agreement to code share and you can fly with an American Airlines ticket code on WestJet to Vancouver. This is a great new alliance for travelers wanting to fly to YVR using their American frequent flyer points.

Connecting Flights From Outside USA

Many travelers make the mistake of not allowing sufficient time when booking a connecting flight through LAX en route to Vancouver, BC Canada. If you are arriving at LAX from outside the USA and will then be continuing onwards on a different flight you will need to clear customs and immigration. Even though you are not staying in the USA and flying onwards to Canada you have to go through this process. This process can be lengthy and if you are flying with excess bags, the time it takes to get through can be considerable. Often, two hours is not sufficient, make sure you discuss this with an agent prior to booking.

Video of the Vancouver International Airport. Some great aerial photos of the runway at the beginning.