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Air Canada DTW to YYZ: Expensive in CAD, Expensive in Points

Air Canada Detroit Toronto is part of the Bula! Fiji Hub Trip Report. This post is also part of the Melbourne & Bangkok Residencies.

Can you believe that the 1:20 minute flight from Detroit to Toronto in coach retails for $457? Can you believe that it costs 16,500 United points? Compare that to the 5:15 minute flight in lie-flat business from Toronto to Vancouver that retails at $1523 but only costs 12,500 Turkish Miles & Smiles points. While I could have made a cheaper points booking using Miles & Smiles, I did not have the tolerance to endure that process again (see Booking Miles & Smiles on Air Canada: Takes Calls, Emails, Luck). Concurrently, I had plenty of United miles in my account which I do not value as much as transferring Capital One or Citi ThankYou points to my Miles & Smiles account.

But enough of the points talk, here’s what 632CAD gets you:

  1. $30 checked bag fee
  2. A one-hour delay for, as I wrote, a flight that takes 1:20.
  3. A tiny plane. an airplane on the tarmac
    a plane with black seats
    Oh no, I’m missing ‘business’

    a row of seats in an airplane
    Emergency: this is consumer fraud.

Welcome to Canada.




  1. Similar prices in YXS Prince George BC to YVR Vancouver. About a one hour flight, booked in advance is as high as $600 round trip, often $400.

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