In this post, I’ll be continuing on with the ‘how to travel to….from Australia’ series. If you’ve missed the previous instalments, they are listed below:
- How To Travel In Business Or First To The USA From Australia With Points
- How To Travel To The Middle East In First Class With Points From Australia
- How To Travel To Asia In Business Class With Points From Australia
- How To Travel To Canada In Business Class With Points From Australia
In this post, I’ll be covering what’s possibly the hardest country on the list, Canada. Unlike travelling to Asia, America and the Middle East, Australian travellers don’t have too many choices when it comes to non-stop services.
Air Canada is definitely the most known carrier that’s travelling from Canada to Australia. Th
- Brisbane AC36/AC37 (787-9)
- Sydney AC34/AC35 (777-200LR)
- Melbourne AC38/39 (787-9)
What are the best points to use?
- Business – 80,000 points one-way in Business Class
- Economy – 40,000 points one-way In Economy
- Business – 90,000 points one-way in Business Class
- Economy – 40,000 points one-way in Economy Class
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer
- Business – 130,000 points one-way in Business Class
- Economy – 60,000 points one-way in Economy Class
Air Canada’s 787-9’s seat 298 and are configured in a 3 cabin layout with Business, Premium Economy & Economy Class. There is a total of 247 seats in Economy, 21 in Premium Economy and 30 in Business Class. The Business Class suites feature a pitch of 80” and a width of 21”, Premium Economy seats have a pitch of 38” and a width of 19” while the Economy Class seats have a pitch of 30” and a width of 17-inches.
The 777-200LR’s also feature the same 3 classes but seats just 2 more passengers. There’s 40 Business Class suites, 24 Premium Economy seats and a total of 236 Economy seats.
The Business Class suites have a pitch of 75” and width of 21”, Premium Economy seats have a pitch of 37” and width of 20” and Economy seats have a pitch of 31” and a width of 17.”
Air Canada Business Class space is very limited to and from Australia but if you’re booking with Aeroplan you’ll have more access to award space.
The best way to. find award space onboard Air Canada is to use the United.com website.
Qantas is the only other carrier that flies to Canada non-stop however, the service is only seasonal. The service runs from mid-December to late January for peak season.
Sydney QF75/76 (747-400)
What are the best points to use?
American Airlines AAdvantage
- Business – 82,500 points one-way in Business Class
- Economy – 42,000 points one-way in Economy Class
Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Business – 96,000 points one-way in Business Class
- Premium Economy – 72.000 points one-way in Premium Economy
- Economy – 41,900 points one-way in Economy Class
Cathay Pacific Marco Polo
- Business Class – 50,000 points one-way in Business Class
- Economy Class – 32,500 points one-way In Economy
The Qantas 747 is also split into 3 cabins with Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class. There’s a total of 270 Economy seats, 36 Premium Economy seats and 58 Business Class seats.
The 747 Business Class seats have a pitch of 60” and width of 21.5”, Premium Economy seats have a pitch of 38” and a width of 19” and Economy seats have a pitch of 31” and a width of 17.5.”
Now I should disclose that getting a Business Class award on Qantas to Vancouver is EXTREMELY difficult unless you have Platinum or Platinum One status and are able to open a seat. Otherwise, I would heavily advise using Expertflyer to set alerts for U class fares and if that doesn’t work I would look at upgrading.
Unfortunately, these are Australia’s only direct services to and from Canada but there are a ton of ways to get there if you’re willing to connect somewhere through another country.
connecting from a USA flight is quite easy and they have many flights to choose from. It’s also good that the most flights departing Australia arrive into the United States in the morning making it easier to be flexible with a connection into Canada.
The other great way to connect into Canada is via Asia. Cathay Pacific, ANA & Japan Airlines are just some of the carriers that run services into Canadian ports like Vancouver and Toronto.
Even though the non-stop services are very limited to Canada from Australia, there are ways of making the trips work. If you’re lucky enough to find Air Canada Business Class or Qantas Business take it and don’t look back. Connecting through Asia is seamless and it can be a good break in the journey and you can explore.