Google Flights had me very excited this morning when I saw San Francisco – Johannesburg, South Africa had dropped for the third day in a row to an astonishing $562 round trip. Then, I saw Dar Es Salaam Tanzania priced in the $700s.
These low fares are all listed on Google flights as Skyteam fares. And there are lots of dates in the $500s for South Africa. The problem is they don’t price at that when clicking through to the Skyteam airline websites. The fare rises by $350 to $600, if it prices for online ticketing at all.
Los Angeles – Johannesburg $551 Delta-KLM (Air France $1,038)
Cairo, Egypt – $437 round trip prices at $925 KLM with a phone call.
Los Angeles LAX – Copenhagen CPH $162 prices at $796 on Delta website.
Los Angeles LAX – Madrid $290 prices at $842 on Delta website.
Los Angeles LAX – London $409 prices at $1,035 on Delta website.
Some other gems on Google Flights you can’t book at these prices today.
LAX – Athens $508 (Air France $949)
LAX – Kiev $353 (Delta $865)
LAX – Milan $573 (Delta $1,076)
Goes to show you can’t always believe your eyes. And mistake fares are sometimes simply mistakes.
These mistakes saved me a lot of money today.