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Kelowna to England, France, or Ireland - $181 to $272 CAD roundtrip including taxes

London, England

WestJet is showing what appears to be mistake fares from Kelowna to London, England or Paris, France or Dublin, Ireland for between $181 and $272 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.

These are also working from:

Kamloops (YKA)
Penticton (YYF) -- seems to be $90 more

Update @ 10:45 AM PST

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

Tip for those who booked this

- If your confirmation code contains a mix of letters and numbers, it won't work on the WestJet site. That's not a WestJet confirmation code. WestJet's codes are all letters. Some have received an e-mail from ACCELYA with their 'letters only' code. Others have been contacting FlightHub through the live chat function to ask for their 'all letters' WestJet confirmation code and can log into the WestJet site to see their reservation.

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 media 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.

Update Tuesday @ 10:30 AM PST

Sarah Komadina of Global News is interested in interviewing people about the WestJet cancellations before 3 PM today.

She can be reached at: [email protected]

Update Sunday @ 1:30 PM PST

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.

Availability for travel

September, October, November 2023

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with one of the following FlightHub searches:

Kelowna to...

Dublin, Ireland
^^ $181 roundtrip

^^ $226 roundtrip

London, England
^^ $272 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.

screenshot from FlightHub

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