Jet Blue now files to western Canada
JetBlue, a discount airline based in the United States, has launched its first service between the United States and Canada. On Friday, the airline officially launched its daily Vancouver-New York City route, making it the only airline that flies directly between JFK and western Canada.
JetBlue, formerly a domestic airline in the United States, is in the process of expanding to 30 international destinations. According to The Canadian Press, Vancouver tourism officials said the new route provides easy access to the city as it works to rebuild its tourism sector following the pandemic. This U.S. discount airline began daily service between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Thursday (June 9).
For a limited time, the American airline will offer reduced special one-way fares of $119 (USD) between the two airports. Furthermore, because the airline only recently launched, the lower fare classes are still available on many return tickets later this year. When those are gone, the price will begin to rise.
While most tickets in July and August start at $500 CAD, there are a few tickets in August that cost around $420 CAD including all taxes and fees.
However, keep in mind that these low-cost Basic Blue fares are non-refundable and cannot be changed; they also do not include any bags.
JetBlue's Blue fare offers free changes and is fully refundable if you want more flexibility or peace of mind. You also get a free checked bag, a carry-on bag, and seat selection.
If you want to save money while avoiding the city's decidedly muggle weather, JetBlue has several low-cost fares available in mid to late September.
Although it is difficult to avoid throngs of tourists in this popular destination, the last days of summer and early fall in the city are typically still sunny and somewhat less crowded.