Here's how to find and book these flights...
1. Start with a search using Google Flights Explore, from Montreal to Europe:
Look for destinations and date combinations from Montreal to Europe that are in the $500s and $600s (roundtrip, including taxes). Prices on Google Flights Explore are in $USD.
2. Take your destination and dates that you found, and try searching on either of the following airline sites to make your booking:
Air France - Air France Canada
KLM - KLM Canada
You could also try a 3 day flexible date search using Kayak
Prices on the sites above will be in $CAD.
The price drops appear to be concentrated between the date range of November 2014 and April 2015.
Here are some examples of the cheapest destinations I've seen from Montreal, and have verified that the price is actually bookable...
(prices are roundtrip, including taxes)
Luxembourg (LUX) - $580 - just added
Brussels, Belgium (BRU) - $588
Basel, Switzerland (BSL) - $600
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA) - $603
Manchester, England (MAN) - $672
Munich, Germany (MUC) - $675
Birmingham, England (BHX) - $675
Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI) - $675
Glasgow, Scotland (GLA) - $679
Newcastle, England (NCL) - $678
Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) - $688
London, England (LON) - $712
Multi City Trips
You may also be able to find some great multi-city trips, involving Paris or Amsterdam, and the destinations listed above.
For these price drops, I've found that Orbitz is a good place for verifying and booking these Multi-City flights. Just change the flight type from Round Trip to Multi-City when you start your search.
Try looking for flights from Montreal to 'X Destination' (from the list above), to Paris (CDG), to Montreal. The price could very well come back in the $550-$700 range.
Or try Montreal to Paris (CDG) to 'X Destination' to Montreal. The price could be low for that as well.
Or try the same thing, but using Amsterdam (AMS) instead of Paris.
These are not an advertised price drops, so it's impossible to say how long they will last.
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