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The low-cost Canadian carrier Lynx Air is adding more U.S. service, with new flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Let’s take a look at these new routes!
Low-Cost Lynx Air Expands in the U.S.
Lynx service between Toronto and Boston will begin on March 28, 2024, while San Francisco service starts on May 3, 2024.
Toronto and Boston service will initially be 4x weekly before increasing to 6x weekly in mid-April. Toronto-San Francisco service will also start at 4x weekly and will increase to daily service in June. These routes are both operated by competing carriers Porter Airlines and Air Canada with multiple frequencies per day.
“We are proud to offer an ultra-affordable link to connect the Toronto area market to both the US east and west coast,” said Vijay Bathija, Lynx’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Our strategy is to fly to destinations where airfares are historically high, and low-cost options are limited.”
If you aren’t familiar with Lynx Air, it’s a Canadian start-up airline that commenced operations in January 2023. It’s not an entirely new airline — it’s a rebranding of the Albertan charter airline Enerjet — and operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.
Currently, the airline serves the following U.S. airports: Orlando (MCO), Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX), Fort Myers (RSW), and Tampa Bay (TPA). Lynx Air also serves a handful of Canadian airports.Hot Tip:
Lynx is a low-cost carrier, which means the airline charges extra for services such as seat selection and baggage. Take a look at Lynx’s optional fees before your flight so you aren’t caught off-guard!
How to Book
Fares are now on sale and are bookable through FlyLynx.com.
Once you’ve settled on travel dates and routes, make sure to book your ticket with a credit card that rewards for flights or general travel purchases. Some of our favorites at Upgraded Points are:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express: 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (capped at $500,000 spent in purchases per calendar year, then 1x points)
- The Business Platinum Card® from American Express: 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked through Amex Travel
- Chase Sapphire Reserve®: 5x Ultimate Rewards points on flights booked through the Ultimate Rewards portal; 3x points on all other travel purchases
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: 5x Ultimate Rewards points on flights booked through the Ultimate Rewards portal; 2x points on all other travel purchases
- Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card: 5x Capital One miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel; 2x miles on all other purchases (including travel)
This is pretty exciting news, as Boston and San Francisco travelers now have yet another low-cost option to visit Toronto. If you’re interested in flying Lynx, check out the airline’s newest options!
Featured Image Credit: Lynx Air
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