Problems Bookng a Fare

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Old Feb 12, 18, 9:36 am
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Problems Bookng a Fare

I pulled this fare up on ITA Matrix:
Boston (BOS) to Montreal (YUL) Sat, Mar 3
Boston (BOS) to Toronto (YYZ) Sat, Mar 3Air Canada 7619Dep: 10:25 amArr: 12:16 pm1h 51mEmbraer RJ-175Economy (A)OPERATED BY AIR CANADA EXPRESS - SKY REGIONALLayover in YYZ1h 44m
Toronto (YYZ) to Montreal (YUL) Sat, Mar 3Air Canada 414Dep: 2:00 pmArr: 3:13 pm1h 13mAirbus A320Economy (A)How to buy this ticketTickets cannot be purchased directly from ITA Software.
Provide this information to a travel agent to help them match the fares found.Make sure to provide the exact booking and fare codes shown.Fare for 1 adultFare 1: Carrier AC A14YS1TG BOS to YMQ (rules)Passenger type ADT, one-way fare, booking code ACovers BOS-YYZ (Economy), YYZ-YUL (Economy)$55.00US Transportation Tax (US)$4.13US September 11th Security Fee (AY)$5.60US Passenger Facility Charge (XF)$4.50US Flight Segment Tax (ZP)$8.40Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax (ON) (RC)$0.40Toronto Airport Improvement Fee (SQ)$3.20Subtotal per passenger$81.23Number of passengersx1Subtotal For 1 adult$81.23
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Fare Construction (can be useful to travel agents)BOS AC YTO AC YMQ 55.00A14YS1TG USD 55.00 END ZP BOS YYZ XT 4.13US 8.40ZP 5.60AY 0.40RC 3.20SQ 4.50XF BOS4.50
Total Airfare & Taxes$81.23
However, when I try to book this on the AirCanada website, I get a price of $188 (it says USD). Even when I try doing it as multi-leg. Is this a problem with ITA Matrix, or am IO doing something wrong?
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Old Feb 12, 18, 9:40 am
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This is an A class fare, but there there is no A inventory for these segments.

AC 7619 J5 C5 D4 Z2 P2 R0 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L5 A0 K0

AC 414 J9 C5 D4 Z2 P2 R8 Y9 B9 M9 U9 H9 Q9 V9 W9 G9 S9 T9 L5 A0 K0
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Old Feb 12, 18, 10:55 am
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Thank you. I wish ITA Matrix showed the available inventory.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 12:32 pm
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I would have thought that the "Only show flights and prices with available seats" box would have done this. But I have the same problem.

If I use https://bookwithmatrix.com/ then I can use Priceline to find direct flights BOS-YUL around your price though for that day.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 1:59 pm
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Originally Posted by dr_torch View Post
I would have thought that the "Only show flights and prices with available seats" box would have done this. But I have the same problem.
Yeah, apparently AC marries their segments, and matrix can't handle that or something.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 2:22 pm
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Married segments are usually solved by booking with United ... well, at least for me.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 3:46 pm
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Trying to book through united I was getting in the $200 plus range.

I did end up booking a direct flight. I just wanted something better than a CRJ or CR900. But it's a short flight, so I will survive, I think.
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Old Feb 12, 18, 10:26 pm
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Yeah, apparently AC marries their segments, and matrix can't handle that or something.
Matrix doesn't have live inventory. That's usually more the problem.
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