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Air Canada has announced plans to resume nonstop flights between Vancouver (YVR) and Miami (MIA) before the end of 2022. When it resumes, it will be Air Canada’s longest flight to the U.S., surpassing even the flights the carrier operates to Hawaii.
Here’s everything you need to know about this very exciting trans-border route.
Air Canada Reconnects Miami and Vancouver After 18 Years
With a planned start date of December 17, 2022, Air Canada’s newest trans-border route actually represents a resumption of the route, though it hasn’t operated in a whopping 18 years.
The schedule for the upcoming service is as follows:
- Depart Miami (MIA) 6:00 p.m. — Arrive Vancouver (YVR) 9:45 p.m.
- Depart Vancouver (YVR) 8:20 a.m. — Arrive Miami (MIA) 5:06 p.m.
The return leg to Canada clocks in at an entire hour longer than the eastbound flight to Miami at 6 hours and 45 minutes — a phenomenon caused by the rotation of the planet.
A single rotation will operate 3 times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Joining Montreal (YUL) and Toronto (YYZ), Air Canada’s new service to Vancouver (YVR) will become the 3rd Canadian city with nonstop service to Miami (MIA).
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The route will be operated by Air Canada’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which have a maximum capacity of 169 passengers with 16 recliner seats in business class and 153 in economy.
Up front, you’ll find a small cabin with 4 rows of seats arranged in a 2-2 configuration. Each seat has 38 inches of pitch and 6 inches of recline.
And in economy, each seat offers 30 inches of pitch and 3 inches of recline.
Air Canada is the only carrier to offer this nonstop flight, meaning the airline has the power to set the price it wants because there’s no competition. The cheapest round-trip economy fares we’ve seen cost around $478.
After an 18-year hiatus, Air Canada will once again connect its Vancouver hub with Miami, one of North America’s hottest destinations.
When the route resumes in December, it should be a great option for Floridians who want to hit the ski slopes of Whistler in the winter as well as for residents of British Columbia who want to escape the cold with a vacation in sunny South Florida.
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