Air Canada has been advertising a roundtrip fare from Ottawa to Sydney for $439 – that’s $439 Canadian or just $347 – over a limited set of dates.
They’re even using the Sydney Opera House to promote it.
However as Points, Miles, and Bling points out they’re actually offering this fare to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Air Canada offers three peak daily departures between Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia on board Dash 8-300s.
The lowest Air Canada fare between Ottawa and Sydney, Australia on the advertised dates is currently over US$2200!
Meanwhile Ottawa to Sydney, Nova Scotia is available for slightly less than their Facebook ad promises.
If Air Canada can’t get the difference between the two Sydneys right, it’s understandable how passengers wind up in the wrong Sydney. Indeed here’s 5 times that Air Canada passengers wound up in Nova Scotia by mistake. Maybe next time it happens Air Canada will actually help the passengers get where they’re going instead of charging them for a brand new ticket.
Passenger ferry in Sydney, Nova Scotia, copyright: simplyzel / 123RF Stock Photo