Last night United Airlines dropped a whole wack of their airfares between Toronto and Phoenix by about 50%. The flights are actually operated by Air Canada (nicer planes) and are direct flights (non-stop).
For comparison, the next cheapest flights are with American Airlines, for $637 roundtrip after taxes. These flights are undercutting the closest competition by over 55% ! They are also the only direct flights on this route.
screenshot of cheapest flights to Phoenix, by airline:
The cheap flights look to be available on a fairly large variety of dates, between now and the first week of April 2014.
Here's what I've found to be the easiest way to browse and book these flights...
1. Go to www.United.ca (it's important to go to the .ca version of United's site, as the .com version sometimes has trouble processing Canadian credit cards)
2. From: Toronto (YYZ) to Phoenix (PHX)
3. Select the 'My Dates Are Flexible' bubble
3. Choose your depart Month
4. Choose the Length of Trip
5. Put a checkmark beside 'Nonstop flights only'
6. Hit Search
And then you will see a calendar like this, showing the roundtrip cost (after taxes & fees)
From here, you can also browse to a different month by clicking on the arrows, or change your length of stay parameter on the left.
When you see a date combo & price you like, just click on the price. On the resulting page, select your departing flight, hit Select, and then pick your returning flight.
When you get to the page that looks like this...
...just scroll down to the bottom and click on 'Continue to traveler information' to enter in your details and book the flight.
Being an unadvertised price drop, it's unfortunately difficult to say exactly how long United will keep the price this low. They entered it into their system late last night, and they typically stick around for 24-48 hours.
A big thanks to Neil in the YYZ Deals Facebook Group who spotted this fare virtually the moment it dropped late last night.
There are now nearly 8,000 travel junkies from Toronto in the YYZ group, sharing amazing travel advice and spotting only the truly great deals from YYZ. Go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/YYZdeals/ and click 'Join' to join the group.
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