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Toronto-Tokyo = $2400 non-stop, business class (~2000 w/code)

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[Air Canada] Toronto-Tokyo = $2400 non-stop, business class (~2000 w/code)

For anyone who may have missed the other couple of times that this route went on sale. Good for travel until the end of the bookable 2021. The latest I can book a week is for the dates in the link, Aug 17-24, 2021. I am very aware of the issues people had with Air Canada and the problematic current COVID climate, yet there are many people who still continue to fly and will do so in the future.

This fare is refundable ($500 fee) so if cancelled by Air Canada your money should be returned back to you and you won't be forced into taking a credit or gift card.

If you have an Aeroplan credit card, they should have sent an email out with a code a couple of weeks ago that expires the end of tomorrow that is good for 15% off base fares. This may bring down the price some more to about 2000 CAD total.

GF Link: https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en#fl ... b;sd:1;t:f
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I'm not sure the normal ratio but seeing as this seems to be about 4 or 5 x economy, seems pricey. Then again, business always seems pricey to me.
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anthony9 wrote: I'm not sure the normal ratio but seeing as this seems to be about 4 or 5 x economy, seems pricey. Then again, business always seems pricey to me.
how do you get 4-5x? economy is $994 for the same dates.. lol

edit: oh, maybe other dates? I only checked OPs link. Business (layflat) is totally worth it for a 13h flight, if it's a good price or you can afford it.
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anthony9 wrote: I'm not sure the normal ratio but seeing as this seems to be about 4 or 5 x economy, seems pricey. Then again, business always seems pricey to me.
Business class return for this route is usually around $5,000 (pre-COVID obviously).

My only issue is that, well, Japan isn't really that great in the middle of summer (which is the latest you can go), and obviously the earlier you go, the greater the risks are with the potential COVID situation. If booking for October/November was open, I'd be seriously tempted at this price.
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the last time i've seen a $2300 getting you a direct flight in business class across the pacific... was 10 yrs ago... and it was an economy M class ticket... and you had to have aeroplan status to upgrade to business class... assuming there was availability in J class...

so $2400 ten years later for a legit business class seat without any wait for upgrades or availability is a good deal.

is this fully refundable? guess not right?
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Why bother paying for Business? Planes are so empty these days you have the entire section to yourself in economy.
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actng wrote: is this fully refundable? guess not right?
$500 CAD cancellation fee.
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majorwang wrote: Why bother paying for Business? Planes are so empty these days you have the entire section to yourself in economy.
I would imagine no one is going to book this flight until at least March of next year. Travel will most likely increase by then. Nowhere near normal for sure but perhaps nowhere near empty enough to guarantee your own row in economy.
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majorwang wrote: Why bother paying for Business? Planes are so empty these days you have the entire section to yourself in economy.
More perks in business class.

Heard with A/C if this gets cancelled you get refunded in credits vs an actual refund. Is that still the case with them?
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Dont forget the bid upgrade/ last minute upgrade options. With business cabins having lighter loads, could be a less expensive way to get up front
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glover78 wrote: Heard with A/C if this gets cancelled you get refunded in credits vs an actual refund. Is that still the case with them?
This is a refundable fare so they would give you your money back. If you choose to cancel it is a $500 refund fee.
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This is too baller for me

I’ll wait for $595 flight
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$40/10GB Koodo
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majorwang wrote: Why bother paying for Business? Planes are so empty these days you have the entire section to yourself in economy.
The deal is the timeframe... it's a deal if you're booking for 11 months from now and gambling that the situation is going to be significantly different from now. I agree, it's not a deal if you're booking in the short term.
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Keep buying those ghost tickets and hope the best guys. Japan doesn’t run by air Canada’s flight schedule.
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kuothebest wrote: Keep buying those ghost tickets and hope the best guys. Japan doesn’t run by air Canada’s flight schedule.
Good thing it's a refundable fare so they will just return your money. I have a non-refundable business class AC fare coming up (Dec-Feb, SOF-YYZ) they just changed my flight times by 1.5 hours and are letting me get a full refund to my credit card.
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Wow...I see the fine print also mentioned it comes with 2 way 28 days quarantine. nice bonus.
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This is a great price, but business class is kind of a shell of its former self nowadays. Watching youtube flight reviews of people that are traveling now, you can see that due to social distancing and hygiene requirements, meals and stuff are served on one tray, and offerings both in cabin and in lounges have been scaled back. This is less of a “deal” and more the fair market price for business class considering the amenities offered.

If you need to travel and are chasing the hard product in business class (ie. the lay flat seat etc.) then this is a good deal.
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glover78 wrote: More perks in business class.

Heard with A/C if this gets cancelled you get refunded in credits vs an actual refund. Is that still the case with them?
I just got back from AC Business Vancouver - Toronto on 777. If being able to sleep is most important then it could be worth the money. Catering sucks on AC during Covid. Get ready for a cold chicken wrap and smoked salmon salad in a box. That seems to be the only meal that AC is serving during COVID. I believe internationally as well. So you may want to bring snacks along with you. Why international carriers can still serve a hot meal and treat business class properly and North American carriers can't is a mystery unless it simply is about money, or the saving of it. The flight attendants have nothing to do other than to drop off your box of cold food and a drink.
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kimwoobingsu wrote: This is a great price, but business class is kind of a shell of its former self nowadays. Watching youtube flight reviews of people that are traveling now, you can see that due to social distancing and hygiene requirements, meals and stuff are served on one tray, and offerings both in cabin and in lounges have been scaled back. This is less of a “deal” and more the fair market price for business class considering the amenities offered.

If you need to travel and are chasing the hard product in business class (ie. the lay flat seat etc.) then this is a good deal.
I am almost certain (unless you are a Japanese resident or have a spouse/family who is) no one is going to think about booking this before around March of next year. By then service changes will be more normalized. The LH group (Lufthansa, Swiss, etc) along with Qatar Airways and some others all have regular service as it was pre-corona already (with minor tweaks but still champagne served at the seat with quality hot meals).
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dpolites wrote: I believe internationally as well. So you may want to bring snacks along with you. Why international carriers can still serve a hot meal and treat business class properly and North American carriers can't is a mystery unless it simply is about money, or the saving of it.
It's all about cost savings, 100%. I think the only quality airline with a meal more subpar than AC (at the moment) has to be Turkish Airlines with their worse than a lunchbox meal.

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