Striving To Be Your Airport Of Choice
YXC offers the convenience of flying from, and most importantly returning home to, your own backyard. We have included some information below to help you find the lowest fares because we are committed to bringing you the best value.
“The more you use it the better it gets.” By continuing to increase our passenger traffic, we can attract more air service, bringing lower airfare costs, as a result of airline partners having more success and increased competition.
How To Find The Best Prices
There are several cost-saving programs offered by our current air-service partners: WestJet, Air Canada Express, and Pacific Coastal Airlines:
If you have a WestJet Rewards membership or Mastercard, you will be able to earn WestJet dollars to use towards your next vacation. You can unlock different tiers to enjoy various benefits by booking through WestJet directly! Click here for more information
Airfare, as well as vacation packages, are most often less expensive from YXC than from Calgary or Vancouver when you book though Air Canada Vacations! Click here for more information
Sign up for Air Canada's Aeroplan membership to recieve exclusive deals on flights, hotel stays, car rentals and more. With more ways to earn, more rewards and more benefits - its worth checking out. Click here for more information
Did you know, “More Rewards” points can be used to purchase air travel with Pacific Coastal Airlines? When you're ready to trade in points for flights, order a coupon from More Rewards. Once you have it in hand please phone Pacific Coastal Airlines to book your flights. It's that easy! Pacific Coastal Airlines also offer BCAA members a discount, as well as a 15% student discount for current students across Canada. Click here for more information
Pacific Coastal offers a “Quick Pass” program which allows you to buy flights in bulk, and lock in the price of your ticket at a discount of at least 20%. The Quick Pass option is best for frequent travelers. Please visit their website for further details. Click here for more information
To find the lowest fare for long-haul domestic, and international travel, be sure to search flights from your origin to your final destination. If segments are looked at in isolation the total cost will likely be significantly higher. For example, if you are travelling to Toronto, you would search for flights beginning in Cranbrook and ending in Toronto. A recent search resulted in the following return fares:
Cranbrook - Toronto (Return Trip) $817.06
Total Cranbrook to Toronto (when booked all at once) $817.06
Cranbrook - Calgary (Return Trip) $354.11
Calgary - Toronto (Return Trip) $687.91
Total Segmented Cost $1042.02
Not only does this example show that it is better to purchase your flights at one time, it also demonstrates the marginal price difference between flying from YXC and flying from Calgary (only $129.15)! Do you think you would spend at least this amount on gas, and on higher parking fees at a larger airport? Is 10 hours of your time worth at least 129.15? (That’s only $12.92/hour).