Where is the ultimate destination for Vancouver-based Red Sox fans, Harvard hopefuls, seafood aficionados, and history buffs?
Boston, of course.
Massachusetts' capital is famous for its breathtaking harbour, rich history, popular sports teams, delectable seafood fare, and its world-class university.
Now, Vancouver residents can enjoy direct, seasonal service to the city on a new route starting on June 16 with JetBlue Airways: a low-cost, New York-based carrier.
How low are ticket prices on the new route?
Ticket prices fluctuate based on availability and people have already started buying seats for the 2022 summer season. That said, there are still plenty of deals available that compete with the lowest fares offered by Canadian competitors that do not offer a direct service. For example, a flight departing Vancouver on June 16 and returning on June 20 costs a total of $396 CAD including taxes and fees.
In order to take advantage of the low-cost fare, book two separate tickets with JetBlue instead of a round-trip ticket.
Starting on June 9, JetBlue will offer a direct service between Vancouver International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport.
JetBlue has five different fare classes, as well as two memberships. For members, the rules for each fare class will change, allowing for more flexibility and inclusions than other guests.
The fare classes are Blue Basic, Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, and Mint. For non-members, the lowest fare class, Blue Basic, won't allow for a great deal of flexibility or perks. For example, changes or cancellations come with a $100 USD or $200 USD price tag and don't include a carry-on bag (except for the new London route). Checked bags also cost extra, too.
JetBlue was also rated the best airline for Passenger Comfort in North America and the best Low-Cost Airline in North America in 2020 by TripAdvisor travelers.
Find out everything you need to know about the JetBlue experience.
Metro Vancouver residents: What to know about travel right now
Canada is dropping its coronavirus testing requirement to enter the country but many health restrictions remain in place following the federal government's announcement.
- Find out everything you need to know about international travel with our comprehensive travel guide for Canadians.
- Discover a tutorial on how to use the ArriveCAN app.
- Have a look at Canada's new cruising rules.
- Find out the best way to get a refund on your flight and not get taken advantage of by the airline with V.I.A.'s air passenger guide.
- Want to save on travel out of Vancouver? Here are six hacks to find the cheapest flights.