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Domestic flight deals abound for Canadians seeking to travel

You can fly to four Canadian cities for $19 CAD including tax right now.
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While Canadians are advised against travel outside of the country, anyone who needs to fly domestically can enjoy enjoy a number of cheap deals right now. 

Swoop, WestJet's discount carrier, announced another one of its monster sales on Friday, March 13, stating that travellers can enjoy huge savings on 25,000 seats to a variety of destinations across North America. 

During the week-long "Prices so low, you gotta go" sale, all of the seats are on sale for under $101 CAD one-way. However, not all of the destinations are recommended as per the latest travel advisory by the Government of Canada due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

B.C. health officials advised against all non-essential travel outside of Canada as they announced 7 new cases of COVID-19 on March 12. If anyone does travel, they will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after they return to Canada.

With this in mind, Swoop is also offering a plethora of ultra-low one-way fares across Canada. For example, flights from Abbotsford to London or Hamilton, Ontario cost a total of $19 CAD, all in. One-way tickets from Abbotsford to Winnipeg or Edmonton are selling for $19 CAD, too.

The sale will run until March 18 at midnight for travel between March 25 and June 11, 2020; blackout dates are between May 15 and 18, 2020.

Flying Swoop: What to know before you go

Since Swoop flies out of Abbotsford, Vancouverites have to make a trip into the Fraser Valley in order to catch their flights. As a result, many locals skip the low-cost option because they don’t want to spend the extra time or money getting to the airport.

For those who are looking to save, but don’t want to spend big bucks on a cab or leaving their car at the airport, there is an alternative: Reliable Bus. Find out more information about the cost-effective transit option here.

Note: While the low-cost carrier is an extremely affordable alternative, it is worthwhile to note that there are a number of additional costs. For one, luggage will cost extra, as will selecting your own seat or even speaking to an operator. As such, it is worthwhile to factor in what you need to bring, or if you want to sit in a particular spot.

You can book your travel here