The Shorthaul – Air Canada / United- $190: Los Angeles – Vancouver, Canada. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Anyone who flies this route with regularity will tell you this is cheap!

What is The Shorthaul? It is our irregular feature of deals under $200 and 3,000 miles roundtrip.

Update 3/19/2014 @ 6:35PM Eastern – WestJet also has availability for $7 more roundtrip. All these can be purchase as one-ways. So you can mix and match to get the optimal price (e.g., outbound on United and return on WestJet.)

Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo: Matthew Grapengieser, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo: Matthew Grapengieser, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample with United
  • April 16th – 21st

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until May 14th. Availability is extremely limited in April, better in May. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: LAX
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua
    • Destination:  YVR
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: ua
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For Air Canada availability, replace ua with ac, for WestJet, replace ua with ws, on the advanced routing code)
    • All flights are operated by Air Canada, sample is with United so that you can earn Premier Qualifying Dollars
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “0-7” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollar:

  • $108


  • LAX – YVR (Vancouver) – LAX


  • 2,162 miles. This is an Air Canada operated flight, as such, you will earn mileage based on the Air Canada chart. K Class between the United States and Canada earn 25% mileage or 540 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United or Air Canada or WestJet



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD). $1USD = 1.12 CAD

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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