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2023
19
July
Saskatoon to England, France, or Ireland - $179 to $270 CAD roundtrip including taxes

London, England

WestJet is showing what appears to be mistake fares from Saskatoon to London, England or Paris, France or Dublin, Ireland for between $179 and $270 CAD roundtrip including taxes..

The flights have 1 stop each way, in Calgary.

It's always tough to know if tickets will be issued in a situation like this, so proceed with caution and keep the expectations low. If you do attempt to book these, do not book anything non-refundable for at least 48 hours.

WestJet's mistake fares to Europe seem to pop up every few years. Sometimes they've worked out, other times they haven't.

Update Wednesday

Well, this story has made it into the National Post and the Calgary Herald.

On Twitter, WestJet has been shifting the blame to FlightHub.

But for some reason FlightHub's account was suspended. Not sure what they said to cause that, or if it's related...



In the Calgary Herald article "WestJet told Postmedia it became aware of the issue last Friday, saying it originated from an update to the airline’s computer system that caused fares to display incorrectly on some third-party websites."

Depending on the numbers, one would think WestJet could swoop in and play the hero here and parlay this into some positive media exposure and word of mouth at a cost that would be relatively small compared to a typical advertising campaign. Especially considering the smaller markets around B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg that were involved and are typically harder to reach when it comes to marketing flights to Europe. I know for a fact that people love to tell others about a ridiculous deal they got even 10-15 years later.

Update Sunday @ 2:30 PM MST

Sorry that I could not update earlier. The fallout happened just as I was leaving for a camping trip, and I did not have Internet during the weekend.

On Friday evening, WestJet cancelled these tickets, despite the fact that tickets had already been issued.

Personally, I think either WestJet or one of their data providers is to blame here (they are blaming each other). FlightHub is just caught in the middle. I was seeing similar price errors coming from WestJet on EasyJet's website during the same period of time, which FlightHub has no involvement with.

About the only thing that can help in this situation is media coverage. Some of you may recall WestJet changing their mind and deciding to honour the fares they cancelled during the SellOffVacations / WestJet error fares in February of 2020. But then of course the pandemic hit, and most didn't get a chance to use them anyways.

Tchadas Leo of CHEK News is one reporter interested in interviewing people for this story. He can be reached at: [email protected]

If anyone has any other media contacts that might be interested, comment below or shoot them an e-mail.

Update @ 10:27 AM MST

Receiving reports of WestJet confirmation numbers and eTickets (13 digit numbers) being issued, which is the best case scenario...



Still, keep the expectations low until the dust settles. It typically takes 24-48 hours for things to play out in these situations.

Update @ 11:45 AM MST

This could be over. I haven't seen any cheap ones from any origins in a while. If you still do, comment below!

Availability for travel

September, October, November 2023

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with one of the following FlightHub searches:

Saskatoon to...

Dublin, Ireland
^^ $179 roundtrip

Paris,France
^^ $224 roundtrip

London, England
^^ $270 roundtrip


2. Try other dates in September, October, and November.

The cheapest dates you see on Google Flights should correlate to the cheapest fares you can find on FlightHub.



screenshots from FlightHub





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