Flying from London to Toronto
We usually use Air Canada for flights from London to Toronto. They offer great service and all their new planes have personal tvs so you can easily while away the 7 hour flight with movies, sitcoms and games!
KLM is also good with flights from Birmingham via Amsterdam to Toronto. Yes there is a change required in Amsterdam but the airport is so lovely it's a nice stop over anyway.
BA offers direct flights from Toronto and Birmingham but usually is quite pricey. I recommend checking each airline and using expedia.co.uk. Flight prices are constantly fluctuating so it pays to keep an eye on things.
Some example fares, for 2 adults, round trip (these fares were found today, 10 November 2008):
AIR CANADA - Thursday 11 June 2009 - Sunday 21 June 2009: £365 per person. Cheaper fares are available (between £50 and £80 per person) if you're able to leave a day or two earlier and leave Canada on a Wednesday or Thursday. In airline terms, the cheapest day to fly is a Wednesday so if you can book a return flight from a Wednesday to Wednesday, you'll probably be able to get the best deal. Children on Air Canada are those 2-11 years old and then they qualify as "Youth" which is 12-15 years old.
KLM - £616 per two adults from London to Toronto. Children with KLM get 50% off adult tickets but need to be 11 or under, otherwise they are adults.
BA - £698.20 for two adults from London to Toronto. With BA on these dates, children's return tickets cost £197 each. (children are those under 12).
I've plugged in Wednesday 10 June 2009 and then a return date of the following Wednesday the 17 of June and Expedia says:
And for two adults and two children (12 or under):
If you can manage one stop (good chance to stretch legs!) and go via Amsterdam and/or lengthen your stay, you can save a bob or two: