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A good sale for service to Lyon
Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software will price this at $536 (Basic Economy). Use those dates on Air Canada should reprice to $515 (Basic Economy) / $685 (Regular Economy).
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air’s $685 fare is a regular economy fare with ONE checked luggage and normal size carry-on
United and its partners Air Canada, Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss Air also have a $515 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $75 each way for the 1st bag and $100 each way for 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future purchase
- Most online travel agencies are not properly displaying these fares with United / Air Canada / Austrian / Lufthansa / Swiss Air as BASIC ECONOMY
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Sample Travel Date:
- October 13th – 20th
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from October – early December or January 2024 – early March 2024. Availability is extremely limited. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
- Origin: SFO
- Origin Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: ac ac
- Extension Codes:maxconnect 300
- This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Air Canada and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
- Destination: LYS
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Routing Codes: ac ac
- Extension Codes: maxconnect 300
- (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Duration “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- SFO – YUL (Montreal) – LYS (Lyon) – YUL – SFO
- Not permitted
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Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. Mileage earning with United is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 12,348 miles or 4.2 cents per mile (Basic Economy) / 5.5 cents per mile (Regular Economy)
- Redeemable Miles: 3,087 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Air Canada with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.
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