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Various airports in Alberta to Tokyo, Japan - $741 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Tokyo, Japan

WestJet is showing what appears to possibly be mistake fares from various airports in Alberta to Tokyo, Japan for $741 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. If you do attempt to book these, do not book anything non-refundable for at least 48 hours.

They might be related to the mistake fares to Europe going on right now.

These are working from:

Cranbrook (YXC)
Edmonton (YEG)
Fort McMurray (YMM)
Grande Prairie (YQU)
Lethbridge (YQL)
Lloydminster (YLL)
Medicine Hat (YXH)
Yellowknife, NWT (YZF)

Basically, from nearly every airport in Alberta, B.C., or Saskatchewan except Calgary or Vancouver. It seems to only work with flights that connect through Calgary.

Update @ 11:45 AM MST

It looks like this is over. They went away around the same time as WestJet's mistake prices to Europe.

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]

Availability for travel

April, May 2024

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with the following FlightHub search:

Lethbridge to Tokyo, Japan

2. Try other origins and dates in April and May 2024.

A lot of the layover times will be terrible on certain dates from some of these origins.

You can try adjusting the dates by a day or two to see if it makes a difference.

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

(The price on Google Flights will be much higher)

screenshot from FlightHub

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3 Responses to "Various airports in Alberta to Tokyo, Japan - $741 CAD roundtrip including taxes"

    Has Danny been here?
       Danny on July 14th, 2023

    They just cancelled all of our flights. Can they do that???

    Important Information
    Dear Customer,
    We regret to inform you that WestJet has requested us to cancel your reservation as result of a third-party error that occurred during the booking process. A full refund will be processed back to the original form of payment within the next few business days.
    Please find below an official statement provided by WestJet regarding the cancellation of your reservation.
    We regret to inform you that we are unable to honor your recent booking.
    As a result of a third-party error, WestJet fares were mistakenly advertised and cannot be honoured. As such, we are canceling your booking.
    We apologize for this inconvenience.
    Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.

    Has Amy Lau been here?
       Amy Lau on July 14th, 2023

    They did that to us too!!!
    Its their mistake, should they not honour it?

    Has Robdotrob been here?
       Robdotrob on July 15th, 2023

    We had our flights booked and confirmed. October 28 - November 8 cancelled by westjet this morning. It was worth a shot. Hopefully the next one goes through!

    Keep up the hard work!

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