North America: €1,289 Air Canada Business Class from Spain

Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Business Class Sitz Mitte

After Oneworld started selling business class tickets from Spain to the USA for €1,313, now Star Alliance member Air Canada has decided to sell its tickets even a tiny bit cheaper. Air Canada is selling business class flights to the USA and Canada for roughly €1,300.

There’s high availability in the late summer and entire autumn. You cannot fly Friday through Monday.

The flights are cheapest from Barcelona:

You can also fly from Madrid for €1,293. All flights have a layover in Canada, either in Montreal or Toronto.


We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.


Flights within Canada are often sold in economy class. It is usually possible, though, to get those short segments in business class too by paying a small surcharge. In any case, 2 x 23 kg of luggage is always included.

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The minimum stay requirement is 3 days. The business class tickets have to be booked at least 180 days before departure. Stopovers are not permitted. Google Flights shows all available dates. We recommend booking directly on Air Canada’s website.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.


The business class tickets are issued in booking class P. To give you an example, flying to Toronto from Barcelona with a layover in Montreal (and back), would get you:

  • 16,692 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 15,952 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 15,952 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 12,520 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 11,966 Award Miles + 2,394 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 11,966 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,966 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 11,966 Award Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 11,966 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 11,966 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 10,850 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 10,182 Award Miles + 8,346 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 9,970 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 9,970 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 9,970 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 8,346 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 8,346 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More
  • 7,976 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 7,976 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 7,976 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 788 AsiaMiles on Asia Miles
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

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