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Sunday, October 23rd 2016

"I'm a travel junkie who's hooked on deals from YVR." - Chris Myden

Mistake fares: Vancouver to Delhi and Mumbai, India - from $599 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Delhi, India

Air Canada is showing some fares between Vancouver and India that are so low, they are quite likely a mistake.

It's possible other destinations are a part of this mistake, so stay tuned on Twitter @YVRdeals for updates.

Update 4/28 @ 5:04 PM PST - It looks like the fares to India have been fixed. The non-stop flights to Shanghai are still available (see below).

How to find and book these flights

1. Start with a search like this one on Google Flights...

Google Flights search: Vancouver to Delhi, India

Google Flights search: Vancouver to Mumbai (Bomay), India

2. You'll notice that there's an extra flight, between Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand. This flight is somewhat irrelevant, but necessary for the mistake price. You simply would not use the extra flight.

You can try experimenting with other dates to see what prices come up. I would focus on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday flights like in the example above.

3. Select your flights, and then click through from Google Flights to Expedia for booking.

IMPORTANT: As this is likely a mistake fare, do *not* under any circumstances call the airline, and keep your expectations low. Air Canada has been known not to honor their mistake fares in the past. Expedia however, is generally pretty good for doing so. It's hard to say what will happen with this one.

If you find any other interesting prices, help out your fellow traveler and share the dates in the comments section below.

screenshot from Expedia.ca

Other destinations that have dropped:

Vancouver to Shanghai - $565 CAD roundtrip including taxes, non-stop flights

screenshot from Expedia.ca

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13 Responses to "Mistake fares: Vancouver to Delhi and Mumbai, India - from $599 CAD roundtrip including taxes"

    Has Dave been here?
       Dave on April 28th, 2016

    When I play around with dates it doesn't show Jetstar and books it on more expensive Air New Zeland. How do I avoid this?

    Has Akash been here?
       Akash on April 28th, 2016

    Booked! So we will see what happened. I booked 5 tickets for December 8th returning on the 22nd and it worked out to $650 pp, Thanks Chris.

    Has Mani been here?
       Mani on April 28th, 2016

    Booked 26Dec - 21 jan 650. Lets see what happens.

    Has Adam been here?
       Adam on April 28th, 2016

    Anyone else getting stuck on the confirmation screen?

    Has Kapil been here?
       Kapil on April 28th, 2016

    Not able to see these prices anymore, I guess they corrected it

    Has Nawaaz been here?
       Nawaaz on April 28th, 2016

    Wasn't able to get the dates you had it on, expedia got stuck on the confirmation screen. Booked for $759 for mid-Feb dates (ended up booking directly on United). Still seems like a great deal!

    Has Rozina been here?
       Rozina on April 28th, 2016

    Booked 6 flights to India from August 15 - September 8 for $775 each. Thank you!!

    Has Steve been here?
       Steve on April 29th, 2016

    Rozina, Let us know if how your flights go. I mean if you get into any issues with AC for these fares lol

    Has Jazz been here?
       Jazz on April 29th, 2016

    I was able to book two tickets (abut and child) for $1305. Leaving Nov 19 coming aback Dec 7Will update if aircanada says anything.

    Has Steve been here?
       Steve on April 29th, 2016

    Thanks Jazz. I just talked with a AC partner airline to get my booking code for their flight. So far all seems good.

    Has Kulvir been here?
       Kulvir on April 29th, 2016

    Booked for 2, Oct-Dec. When would it be safe to assume that this booking is ok? After how long?

    Has Mike been here?
       Mike on April 29th, 2016

    Kulvir, did you receive the 13 digit e-ticket number? That is the sign that the booking is solid.

    Has Kulvir been here?
       Kulvir on April 29th, 2016

    Thanks Mike, yes I did receive that e-ticket number. Thank you once again :)

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