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Friday, September 21st 2018

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Tagged Pages Archive | Spain

2018
12
September
New route: Toronto to Madrid, Spain - $426 (personal item) to $546 (checked bag) roundtrip | non-stop flights

Madrid, Spain

Primera Air continues their expansion and has added non-stop flights from Toronto to Madrid, Spain starting in August 2019 for between $617 (personal item) and $737 (checked bag) roundtrip.

$737 roundtrip is the more realistic price to use when comparing against most traditional airlines, because it includes a checked bag.

There are also some even cheaper dates in September for $426 (personal item) to $546 (checked bag) roundtrip.

The realistic price should probably be even higher than this, because Primera charges extra for meals ($40 each way) and even using your credit card to book the flight ($15).

$617 roundtrip is the unbundled base price, designed to grab your attention through marketing, which only includes 1 personal item (max 25 x 33 x 20 cm).

More and more airlines are 'unbundling' their fares to make their prices appear cheaper than they really are. For better or worse, it's the trend of 2018. Unbundling just means they're taking out things from the advertised price that used to be included, like carry-on bags, checked bags, selecting your seat, and meals.

WOW Air, Icelandair, and Primera Air are the ones to watch out for when it comes to flights from Toronto to Europe that are not actually as cheap as they appear at first.

Ultimately unbundling means you need to do more math. And not get fooled into thinking an advertised price is an amazing one, until you see what the final price tag really is for your needs, and how that compares to other options.

Primera Air has *really* poor reviews, even for a low cost airline. They have a 1.7 out of 10 rating over at Trustpilot.

For comparison, Spirit Airlines, usually considered the worst airline in North America, has a 2.5 out of 10 rating.

Primera Air's biggest issues seem to be a real lack of any customer service, and a lot of flight cancellations or delays.

And the fact that some people may not realize just how bare bones their overseas flying experience will be (no seat back entertainment, no meals unless you pre-paid for them).

Availability for travel

August, September 2019

How to find and book these flights

1. Go to the Primera Air website

2. Search for flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Madrid, Spain (MAD)

Try dates in August 2019, with a departure date of August 16th or later.

Look for the dates that are $329 on the way there, and $288 on the way home.

The cheaper flights start around August 23rd.

For September dates, look for the dates that are $199 on the way there, and $227 on the way home. The cheaper September dates start around September 13th.

screenshots from Primera Air



September dates, starting at $426 roundtrip:



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2017
1
September
Mistake Fares: Toronto to Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, London and more places in Europe - $113 to $378 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Paris, France

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2017
14
August
Toronto to Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) or Ibiza, Spain - $590 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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2016
20
September
Toronto to Barcelona and other cities in Spain - under $485 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Barcelona, Spain

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2016
18
August
Toronto to Barcelona, Spain - $503 CAD roundtrip including taxes | non-stop flights, May 2017

Barcelona, Spain

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2015
6
November
Toronto to Paris, and then Barcelona (or Italy, or Croatia) to Amsterdam, and then Amsterdam to Toronto - $489 to $677 for all 3 flights

Paris, Barcelona, and Amsterdam

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2012
11
June
KLM asking people to vote on which city they should put on sale

UPDATE:

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2012
5
June
Multi-city Europe flights hit a new low - from $293 roundtrip after taxes

Looks like Sunwing has started to really slash the price of their flights to Europe, which is resulting in some *extremely* cheap multi-city flights for anyone that can leave last minute.

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2011
10
May
Barcelona, Spain for May long weekend? - $498 roundtrip after tax

Rome fell today (yes, that was an intentional pun) - but so did Barcelona. Try May 21-29 over at http://www.airtransat.ca

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2011
3
May
Toronto to Barcelona, Spain - $572 roundtrip after tax

Air Transat just dropped a last minute flight to Barcelona, Spain down to $572 roundtrip after tax.

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