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Atlanta to Vancouver.. best possible options?
Hi All. I need to travel to Vancouver Canada sometime in the coming few months.
I have 36000 Chase rewards
36000 British Avios
I was thinking i could fly to vancouver and back (from Atl) and also try to see Banff!! .
I saw that with Avois i can fly American for 35k avios points + $53
but if i had american airlines aadvantage points it would cost me only 25k points (+$53) .
I was trying to see how else i can do this. I can also fly to Seattle and take a bus and back from Vancouver ?
Banff is near Calgary so you’d need to get from Vancouver to Calgary somehow. Hopefully you could find a cheap 1-way ticket. I’d just do an open jaw flight by flying into YVR and out of YYC. It’ll require the same number of Avios whether you fly to SEA or YVR though you’ll have additional taxes flying into Canada.
Just make sure you route via DFW instead of ORD. Since BA’s distance-based pricing prices each leg separately, it would cost 1500 additional Avios to route through Chicago vs. Dallas. So it’s 35K RT via DFW vs 38K via ORD.
By “Chase Rewards” I assume you mean Ultimate Rewards points? And you have either a Sapphire Preferred card or one of the Ink cards? If so then you can convert your URs to United miles. As long as you fly on UA metal you should be able to get a saver ticket for 25K UA miles. But make sure you find the space on UA before transferring your points.
(And if you visit Banff during the last week of November you can see the men’s World Cup ski teams competing at Lake Louise. The women’s teams will be there the first week of December.)