British Airways To Reopen Flights Between UK and Canada
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The British flag carrier resumed service to Montreal and Vancouver as a result of the U.K being upgraded to Canada’s safe travel list of countries.

As of now, double-jabbed Britons will no longer need to quarantine on arrival in Canada.

These new destinations join the route Heathrow-Toronto, which restarted in August. Gatwick-Toronto continues to be operational. Conversely, Gatwick-Toronto remains closed. 


British Airways is scheduled to operate seven regular weekly flights, although in a short while it will be operating nine.  

These aircraft have less capacity than they had last year since the company is now using 275- seat B777-200ERs instead of 469-seat A380s. 

Another aspect to keep in mind is that these flights do not have first class but 48 seats in Club World, 24 in World Traveler Plus, and 203 in World Traveler, according to simpleflying portal.

U.K.-Vancouver flights available as of today,

  • Thursdays and Saturdays: Heathrow-Vancouver, 13:30-14:55
  • Daily: Heathrow-Vancouver, 17:10/17:15-18:35/18:40 (depending on the day)
  • Friday and Sunday: Vancouver-Heathrow, 17:55-11:10 
  • Daily: Vancouver-Heathrow, 20:35-13:50
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Montreal is now the smallest Canadian market for the U.K. 

B.A. currently serves 5 weekly routes, as follows.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Heathrow-Montreal, 17:40-19:50
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: Montreal-Heathrow, 21:35-09:10

Aircraft flying to this destination regularly have 35 seats in Club World, 25 in World Traveler Plus, and 154 in World Traveler. 

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Returning to the U.K. from Canada

Canada was moved from the U.K. amber list to green one on August 30 at 4:00am. The change implies that returning citizens will no longer need to pay for hotel quarantine sites. 

Interestingly, the entire traffic-light system for international travel could be scrapped by the beginning of October. 

The chief executive of Heathrow airport John Holland-Kaye believes the U.K. should focus on assessing visitors on a person by person basis rather than countries as a whole. 

“It was a good system to have in place to manage risk when we couldn’t assess individual risk. Now let’s move to individual assessment,” he told Sky News earlier today. 

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