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Vancouver to Madrid, Spain $680 USD and other cities July 2015 Air Canada/Star Alliance

Try and buy a ticket From Los Angeles or San Francisco to Madrid, Spain for travel in July and the airfare tops $1,500 USD for most dates, unless you choose to fly Aeroflot for $1,000 to $1,200 USD roundtrip. One of the patterns I noticed these past two weeks is the high airfare for USA-Spain routes. There are few deals to find for travel this summer and Canada may be the best strategy for booking low priced airfare to Spain in summer 2015. Mexico City MEX is even higher priced for travel to Spain than USA airports.

Vancouver to Madrid, Spain $680 USD and other cities July 2015

Vancouver YVR – MAD Madrid, Spain is as low as $680 USD roundtrip. There are several cities in Spain with airfare in the $700s for roundtrip tickets from Vancouver and other airports in Canada. Fares priced lower from Vancouver than Toronto YYZ for several dates I checked.

Vancouver YVR – Madrid MAD Spain

Saturday July 11 – Monday July 20, 2015

$863.15 CAD = $680.08 USD bookable online on Air Canada site.

YVR-MAD $680 Air Canada

Other cities in Spain are available at discount prices from YVR.

Vancouver YVR – BIO Bilbao, Spain United Airlines/Brussels Airlines

  • Tuesday July 7 – Thursday July 16
  • $891.41 CAD = $702.58 USD bookable on Canada United website.

YVR-BIO Bilbao $703USD July2015

Vancouver YVR – BCN Barcelona Spain $1,019.93 CAD = $803.85 USD

Wednesday July 8 – Friday July 17 United outbound and Air Canada return.

Compare this to the cost of flights to Spain from Los Angeles LAX during July.

LAX-MAD fare calendar July 2015

Google flights shows the lowest 10-day round trip LAX-MAD itinerary in July 2015 at $1,145 and that is flying Aeroflot via Moscow, Russia. Delta and United are over $1,400 roundtrip most dates.

You can fly nonstop between LAX and YVR round trip in July on most dates for $276 with Alaska Airlines.

Vancouver YVR departures and other airports in Canada can save hundreds of dollars for tickets to Europe this summer compared to prices departing from most US airports.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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