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[Air Canada] Air Canada - 15% Off All Canada & Some US Flights

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[Air Canada] Air Canada - 15% Off All Canada & Some US Flights

Just got an e-mail this morning (a few weeks after I booked, sadly):

Air Canada is having 15% off all Canadian flights and to some US destinations as well.
http://www.aircanada.com/en/offers/air/ ... Sx25x21825
Codes are SAVE15CA and SAVE15USA
Travel March 28 to June 15. Book by March 16.

Happy Travels!

P.S. Anyone know if I call in, any chance I can get some money refunded?
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Man! Nothing for july!
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Probably you're like me which booked yesterday before the sale came into effect. I doubt very much you can get a refund from Air Canada. With Westjet, you have 24 hours to change your mind.

Now waiting for Westjet to price match.
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yvrwindsor wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 10:04 am
Probably you're like me which booked yesterday before the sale came into effect. I doubt very much you can get a refund from Air Canada. With Westjet, you have 24 hours to change your mind.

Now waiting for Westjet to price match.

All bookings are refundable within 24 hours.
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yvrwindsor wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 10:04 am
Probably you're like me which booked yesterday before the sale came into effect. I doubt very much you can get a refund from Air Canada. With Westjet, you have 24 hours to change your mind.

Now waiting for Westjet to price match.

Booked a few weeks back, on Air Canada's site because I thought they had price protection.
Should have used a third party with it -.- Called AC, and they just said you can use it on new bookings and nothing else.

Ah well, hopefully someone can make use of this.
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Does anyone know when the blackout dates are for the month of July?
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AHhh, does anyone know why LAX is not included?? :confused:

Is there any chances of LAX getting a similar sale before june, or should I just book to be safe with current prices? :(
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PiusPatronus wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 10:21 am
Does anyone know when the blackout dates are for the month of July?

the discount applies for "Travel March 28 to June 15" :(
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qrkizd wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 10:29 am
the discount applies for "Travel March 28 to June 15" :(

Hopefully, something like this comes up for July next month.
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I never book air travel, so im a newb forsure. I have to fly to Toronto end of May. Is this most likey the best it will get before then? I hear people talking about seat sales all the time.. not sure if that is like Sears where every weekend they have the LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON...till next weekend, then its NOW EVEN LOWER PRICES OF THE SEASON..

basically asking.. should I book now or wait ;) Do these come around often?
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These are not hot prices sadly. I was looking to fly from YYZ to YVR and these prices matched those of WestJet.

AC is terrible. I ended up booking all on points but had to book 2 one way flighst to get the seats and dates I wanted.
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Nethervue wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 10:56 am
I never book air travel, so im a newb forsure. I have to fly to Toronto end of May. Is this most likey the best it will get before then? I hear people talking about seat sales all the time.. not sure if that is like Sears where every weekend they have the LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON...till next weekend, then its NOW EVEN LOWER PRICES OF THE SEASON..

basically asking.. should I book now or wait ;) Do these come around often?

where are you flying from? if porter flies from there, i recommend them. sales pop up fairly often and personally i prefer flying through billy bishop than pearson.
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qrkizd wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 11:08 am
where are you flying from? if porter flies from there, i recommend them. sales pop up fairly often and personally i prefer flying through billy bishop than pearson.

Fredericton.. Fredericton to Toronto. I could go from Moncton as well, but the times Porters flies werent all that convient and i think there was a connection in Ottawa. Like to try and go direct from Fredericton
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Nethervue wrote:
Mar 14th, 2012 10:56 am
I never book air travel, so im a newb forsure. I have to fly to Toronto end of May. Is this most likey the best it will get before then? I hear people talking about seat sales all the time.. not sure if that is like Sears where every weekend they have the LOWEST PRICES OF THE SEASON...till next weekend, then its NOW EVEN LOWER PRICES OF THE SEASON..

basically asking.. should I book now or wait ;) Do these come around often?

Fares/sales are hugely affected by supply and demand, and air travel is constantly fluctuating for any given destination (Is there a major holiday like Christmas or Spring Break? Is there a big conference or event in town? How many daily flights are there and what size of airplane?). For the most part, you're generally good booking a domestic flight 1-2 months in advance, and anywhere from 6months to over a year for an international flight. Within a month, prices usually start to really shoot up. Seats are usually cheaper on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Saturdays, earlier or later departures, or when you have a connecting flight.

Seat sales tend to pop up when sales are down. You'll see some good deals in lower seasons (periods just after Christmas or Spring Break, September when kids go back to school). In this case for Air Canada, the sale is probably because of their falling sales due to their current labour disputes and possibly looming worker strike. This definitely isn't the best seat sale I've seen, but waiting for the best price is a tricky risk/reward game. You might save an extra $50-100 waiting for a 20-30% off sale, but the flipside when seats start to sell out is that base fares can easily jump up 3-4 times the normal price. It helps if you have some flexibility in the times/dates you can fly.

I've been burned a couple of times, so I'd say if you HAVE to be somewhere that specific weekend, take this sale. Another way to think about it is that you probably need to book within a month before the base fares start creeping up and negate any potential sale savings anyway, so you'll have to judge whether you think another seat sale of greater value will pop up before then. You may also want to at least wait a couple of hours to see if Westjet starts a similar sale (they usually do when AC has one, and vice versa), as sometimes their base fares may differ slightly. You can also think about booking one way flights out and back on different carriers if the price is cheaper (you used to have to book round-trip to get the best price, but not anymore - everything is based on the one-way fare).

Hope that helps!
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Look at their existing deals at http://aircanada.com/en/offers/air/webs ... hp_wn#-US3

Eligible dates for this promotion*:

Advance purchase: purchase at least 30 days prior to your departure date
Travel dates:
between Thu 12-Apr, 2012 and Sun 17-June, 2012
Travel days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays

I got some better rates at this link compared to SAVE15USA...well at least yesterday, today half of the fares listed are not available... :mad:
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