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United Airlines - Price Discrepency

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United Airlines - Price Discrepency

We were contemplating booking some flights from BUF and after first checking prices on Google Flights, decided on some with United.

However, as you will see from the pics below, the US$ and CDN$ prices are very different for the EXACT flight.

On the US site, the price comes to $1166.40 for 4 pax.

On the CND site, the price comes to $1781.20 for the same 4 pax.

If you were to convert $1166.40 at say an exchange rate of 1.3 it should come out to about $1516.32 (not 1781.20).

Why is it more expensive to book on the Canadian site?
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EDIT - responding to my own thread.

After trying numerous times, I think I figured it out.

When booking on the US site, there is a "Basic Economy" class fare that is cheaper.

The CDN site doe not have this and starts at "Economy"

So if the restriction is OK for you, you could save some $$ by booking on the US site (even after currency conversion).

See pic below for the differences.
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cessnabmw wrote: EDIT - responding to my own thread.

After trying numerous times, I think I figured it out.

When booking on the US site, there is a "Basic Economy" class fare that is cheaper.

The CDN site doe not have this and starts at "Economy"

So if the restriction is OK for you, you could save some $$ by booking on the US site (even after currency conversion).

See pic below for the differences.
That's correct, UA is not offering Basic Economy (booking code N) in Canadian market.
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