Cheap Flights To Vancouver Canada From New Orleans
Vancouver, BC is located 127 miles north of Seattle, Washington. When flying from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Vancouver International Airport in Canada you can fly with almost all major US airlines as well as Canada's flag carrier airline, Air Canada and the well known (at least in Canada) discount airline WestJet Airlines.
Non-Stop Flights From Canada
Both Air Canada and WestJet Airlines have non-stop flights from New Orleans to Canada. Flights depart New Orleans International (MSY) and fly direct to Toronto, Ontario. Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is Canada's largest airport. From Toronto, both airlines have non-stop flights to Vancouver, BC. Of the two airlines, my preference is WestJet Airlines. The cabin crew are excellent and the seating is comfortable with personal television sets with 24 channels.
United Airlines also has direct non-stop flights to Canada from New Orleans. They fly from New Orleans to Toronto.
One Stop Flights To Vancouver
In addition to the flights connecting in Toronto, there are several other one stop flights from New Orleans to Vancouver (MSY to YVR).
Continental Airlines on a code share flight with United Airlines make a connection in Denver, Colorado (DEN). This is the most direct flight to Vancouver. It is United flight #6914 from New Orleans with a good connection in Denver allowing sufficient time if there is a delay, but not too long. The layover is 1 hour 58 minutes. Continental Airlines one stop flights that are not code share connect in their main air hub in Houston, Texas. United Airlines have the most flights connecting the two cities. The two most popular connection cities are Chicago and Denver. Delta Airlines have a preferred alliance with Alaska Airlines. You can fly from New Orleans to Vancouver on Delta Airlines with a connection in Los Angeles (LAX). The flight from MSY to LAX is on a Delta aircraft. The flight to YVR from LAX is on an Alaska Airlines aircraft, but the ticket code can be booked all with Delta, this is important in today's world of high baggage fee's. US Airways is a member of the global airline alliance, Star Alliance. As a member they code share on flights with other member airlines, which include United, Continental and Air Canada. The most direct one connection flight with US Airways is the United flight that connects in Denver.
Low Cost Airlines Flying From New Orleans
The following low cost airlines fly from New Orleans:
Air Tran Airways – the closest Air Tran come to Vancouver is Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. Seattle can be a good choice as an alternative airport if you are searching for the cheapest airline tickets. Frontier Airlines – used to have seasonal service to Vancouver, Canada but that service has been dropped. They fly from New Orleans to Seattle. Jet Blue Airways fly from MSY to SEA. Southwest Airlines also fly from MSY to SEA. Their lowest airfare is “Wanna Get Away” pricing. If you can find a promotional price to Seattle, this may be the best route.
Flying to Vancouver, BC
Flying into the Vancouver International Airport on a clear day is a beautiful experience, try to get a window seat. You will be flying over the Pacific Northwest and as you pass over the Cascade Mountains you should see Mount Rainer and Mount Baker. Getting closer to Vancouver you will pass over Washington's San Juan Islands and BC's Gulf Islands, home to some of the best sailing in the world.
Vancouver International is the busiest airport in British Columbia and 2nd busiest in Canada. As this is an international flight you will need a valid passport for this flight. The cheapest days of the week to fly to Vancouver are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. January and February are usually the cheapest months to fly.
Flight Connections in Seattle
The airline with the most flights from Seattle to Vancouver is Horizon Air. Horizon is the sister airline of Alaska Airlines. They have several daily direct flights to YVR, the latest at 11:00 PM.