Other Destinations

by , SmarterTravel Staff
Montreal skyline from the Old Port (Photo: Tourisme Montreal, Stephan Poulin)

Canada

Low-cost carriers also have an affinity for the United States' northern neighbor, and there are plenty of routes available from Alaska and WestJet. Major cities like Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are well represented. In fact, WestJet is adding two new seasonal routes from San Francisco to Vancouver and Edmonton, and is extending six seasonal routes into year-round service. Cities like Calgary, Kelowna, Victoria, and Winnipeg are just a sample of the many available Canadian destinations offered by low-cost carriers.

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Australia

Australia is perhaps the most far-flung destination connected to the U.S. by a low-cost carrier, and Jetstar only flies to Sydney from Honolulu. Still, it's certainly an option to keep in mind when booking the long flight Down Under. After all, who wouldn't like a stopover in Hawaii?

I compared prices for Canadian and Australian destinations:

Route Airline Stops Price
Phoenix-Calgary WestJet 0 $441
Phoenix-Calgary Air Canada 1 $478
Honolulu-Sydney Jetstar 0 $942
Honolulu-Sydney Qantas 0 $1,143

Fares were found on the respective airlines' websites and include taxes and fees. Phoenix to Calgary prices were based on travel from July 7 through 14. Honolulu to Sydney prices were based on travel from September 7 through 14.

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