25% off Air Canada and WestJet Flights

Both Air Canada and WestJet launched new sales today. Yes they are trying to raise cash due to the pandemic, but the deal is relatively solid, with 25% off base fare in all cabins.

As usual with these two airlines: monkey see, monkey do. Air Canada and WestJet usually have sales in tandem, with one carrier copying matching the other. The only difference is the 11:59pm booking deadline, which for Air Canada is based on the departure city, while for Westjet it’s simply Mountain Time.

On paper, it appears Air Canada’s sale is more restrictive, but that’s not really the case, because with the exception of Air Canada’s Santiago–Buenos Aires fifth freedom route, all flights operated by either airline will depart from or arrive in Canada.

There are similar deals from other airlines these days, with Etihad Airways headlining a 30% off saver awards sale (although it doesn’t beat the 33% off deal earlier), and major US airlines offering $14 airfares.

Whether these are good deals or not, I leave it up to you to decide. As we all know, COVID-19 is here to stay for some time to come, there are many travel restrictions which will remain in place as well as massive uncertainties regarding future travel – even into June next year.

Here are the deals below:

Air Canada - 25% Off base fare to/from Canada

Link: https://www.aircanada.com/en-ca/limited-time-sale
Promotion: 25% off all Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class base fares
Canada <-> all destinations
Travel dates: 
September 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Book by: August 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm from your city of departure in Canada

Code: GBKVW6Q1

More terms:

Subject to availability at time of booking
Valid on certain codeshare flights only
Multi-city itineraries are not permitted
See more in fine print on link above

WestJet - 25% Off base fare on travel to any destination

Link: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/lowfaresandmore/discount-codes/3
Promotion: Save 25% on travel – any destination, any fare class
All destinations
Travel dates: 
September 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021
Book by: August 20, 2020 11:59pm Mountain Time

Code: Y37IR62

More terms:

Discount only applies to the base fare (excludes taxes, fees and charges)
Not combinable with other discount codes or companion vouchers
Not valid on WestJet Vacations packages
See more in fine print on link above