Vancouver YVR has lower American Airlines Business Class fares to many islands in the Caribbean than prices from Seattle. Vancouver to Nassau, Bahamas is $1,090 CAD or $817 USD round trip compared to over $1,300 round trip from Seattle to Bahamas. These $817 round trip ticket prices are widely available from January to October 2017.
Aruba, Jamaica and San Juan, Puerto Rico are all priced under $1,000 USD round trip from Vancouver for American Airlines Business Class.
This is another fare with potential to earn British Airways Executive Club Tier Points at a low rate with North America flights. The routing to seek out is an itinerary with LAX-MIA-LAX for 280 Tier Points.
American Airlines Vancouver YVR – Los Angeles LAX – Miami MIA – Nassau NAS – Miami MIA – LAX – YVR
- YVR – LAX earns 40 Tier Points.
- LAX – MIA earns 140 Tier Points.
- MIA – NAS earns 40 Tier Points.
- NAS – MIA earns 40 Tier Points.
- MIA – LAX earns 140 Tier Points.
- LAX – YVR earns 40 Tier Points.
- Total = 440 Tier Points on $817 AA Business Class ticket.
- $1.86 Tier Point.
Spending less than $2 per Tier Point means you can earn mid-level Executive Club Silver elite, equivalent to AAdvantage Platinum 50,000 EQM / $6,000 EQD for around $1,200. With 440 Tier Points, you are only 160 points and 4 British Airways flights away from 600 Tier Points for BA Silver.