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Air Canada $524 San Francisco to Istanbul Sep-March 2017

Does anyone still want to travel to Istanbul? Air Canada and Star Alliance partners have San Francisco to Istanbul tickets for $524 to $560s for travel from the first week of September to the end of March 2017.

Air Canada  San Francisco SFO – Toronto YYZ – Istanbul IST – Toronto YYZ – San Francisco SFO

$524.19 round trip Monday Sep 12 – Monday Sep 19

SFO-IST $524 Sep12-19 AC

You might find lower prices for flights through Momondo.com.

The same Air Canada flights above are priced at $516 through OTA fareboom.com.

SFO-IST $516 AC Momondo fares Sep12-19

The deal with Momondo.com is tickets are sometimes priced $100 less through OTA sites and some tickets I check do not offer any discount.

Dates matter more on Momondo.com since it seems to be a kind of hunt and peck to find dates with the best discount rates. The fares found on Google Flights or ITA Matrix offer little help. I’ll find the same route discounted $5 on some dates and $75 dollars on nearby dates.

Air Canada  San Francisco – Toronto – Istanbul for the same flights shown in September is still $524.19 on aircanada.com for March 22 – April 3, 2017 flights. This ticket is the same price on United.com.

But when I plug March 22-April 3 dates into Momondo I find OTA fares are down to $498 round trip.

SFO-IST $498 AC Momondo Mar22-Apr3

These are some low fare deals for Istanbul.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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