Calgary & Vancouver: €394 Star Alliance Flights from Amsterdam (€514 with Luggage)

Vancouver Winter Berge

Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Air Canada are selling discounted tickets for flights from Amsterdam to Vancouver and Calgary. You can get a round-trip for prices starting at only €394. Sadly, luggage isn’t included, so adding 23 kg of luggage would increase the price by €120.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa’s booking site:

There are various possible routes for this deal. You can either fly all segments with Air Canada, with a stop in Montreal or Toronto. You can also fly to Frankfurt and then fly directly to Vancouver. Or you fly all segments with Lufthansa, via Munich – unless your destination is Calgary, then you have to fly with Air Canada.

The only route that we wouldn’t recommend is flying to Vancouver via Montreal, as that would put you in a domestic economy class seat for 5 hours after already having flown 7 hours across the Atlantic. It’s more comfortable to fly directly to Vancouver from Frankfurt or Munich.

Info

This is a Star Alliance fare that does not include check-in luggage. Additionally, some other disadvantages may apply

Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group airlines call this fare Economy Light. You can select your seats during the check-in process. Star-Alliance-Gold customers can bring one 23 kg bag.

Air Canada

On flights with Air Canada, there is also a Basic Economy. If you have a Star-Alliance-Gold-Status, you can give up 23 kg of luggage, and Air-Canada-Altitude status holders can even be allowed up to 3 x 32 kg.

Other restrictions include:

  • You can reserve seats but at a higher price than usual for Economy.
  • For Air Canada Altitude customers:
    • 25% miles for transatlantic flights, none for domestic.
    • Upgrades are not permitted.
    • From Prestige 25K onwards you can select your seats.

If you feel that these restrictions are unbearable, you should select the rate that includes luggage for €120 more.

By the way, you can also fly non-stop with KLM for €403:

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, these prices are available until September 4, 2023 for travel between September to early December, or between January and June 2024. You need to spend a night from Saturday to Sunday or six days in Canada to get the lowest fare and cannot stay longer than 3 months.

Google Flights (instructions) will be helpful when searching for additional flight dates. The flights can be booked directly on Lufthansa’s website.

Mileage

The tickets for all flight segments are issued in booking class K, somewhat limiting your earning opportunities. The following represents what you’d get for Air Canada flights to Calgary via Montreal:

  • 4,354 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 3,420 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,420 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 3,420 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 3,420 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 3,420 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 2,644 Award Miles + 528 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 2,644 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 2,084 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 1,710 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 1,710 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 1,710 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 1,710 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 1,710 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 1,710 Award Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 1,710 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 1,710 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 1,710 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 1,168 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Hotel prices in Canada usually start at roughly €65 – 105, depending on the city and the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Canada

The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.

Best Time to Travel

Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.

Immigration & Visa Requirements

Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs CA$7 (~€5) and is valid for up to 5 years.

Currency

Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately CA$1.49. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.

Transfer from Canada to the USA

Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Airalo and Maya Mobile. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for Canada 🇨🇦 Compared

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