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northerngirl
01-25-2005, 02:18 PM
Need your help please.....


I have offered my DB & his family (DW & 2 KIDS) to join us this Nov. for one week. DH & I are DVC members so we are springing for a 2 bedroom for the week they are there, then we will check into a studio for the two of us.

Now my DB says they may not be able to come due to financial reasons. SIL does not work & they work wonders on his salary alone. Basically, all they really have to pay for is their airfare, a few groceries and a few dinners out. (Breakfast & lunch in the room as there is a full kitchen). DH & I are paying for their park passes.

Anyway, I digress. I need your help with links to finding cheap airfare out of T.O. so that I can experience the magic with my beloved neice & nephew. It would mean the world to me!! (No pun intended...) :earsgirl:

Scratch42
01-25-2005, 02:50 PM
Need your help please.....


I have offered my DB & his family (DW & 2 KIDS) to join us this Nov. for one week. DH & I are DVC members so we are springing for a 2 bedroom for the week they are there, then we will check into a studio for the two of us.

Now my DB says they may not be able to come due to financial reasons. SIL does not work & they work wonders on his salary alone. Basically, all they really have to pay for is their airfare, a few groceries and a few dinners out. (Breakfast & lunch in the room as there is a full kitchen). DH & I are paying for their park passes.

Anyway, I digress. I need your help with links to finding cheap airfare out of T.O. so that I can experience the magic with my beloved neice & nephew. It would mean the world to me!! (No pun intended...) :earsgirl:

Sorry to tell you but NO Such Animal Exists!

Would Flying out of Buffalo be an option?

Scratch
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Somefunmum
01-25-2005, 02:55 PM
If they can make it to Buffalo I'd suggest NWA.
Right now it's showing $149 return for November.

hipmaman
01-25-2005, 05:02 PM
I think the sales for $20.05 Cdn on one of the return flights is still on. Jetsgo flies from TO to Orlando. Check it at www.jetsgo.net

Hope that helps.

3 Mouseketeers
01-25-2005, 06:50 PM
Cheap flights out of Pearson are rare to none. There is to many useless taxes and surcharges. Your flight could be quoted @ $140 and end up costing close to $500, especially with the new "tax", because Pearson jacked up the price for airlines to rent gates, we get to endure the extra cost. :mad:

RoyalCanadian
01-25-2005, 10:04 PM
Get yourself to Buffalo where the total price paid on a Southwest flight to Orlando was approximately the same as the taxes levied on an Air Canada flight on the same day out of YYZ.

northerngirl
01-27-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks everyone...my fellow Canuck DIS-ers are the best!!

I will try all of your tips ie. NWA, SWA and Jets go.

I could use lot's of pixie dust to pull off this trip of a lifetime with my Prince & Princess ie. Neice and Nephew

:disrocks:

mom_rules
01-27-2005, 11:58 AM
Have you tried NWA out of YKF-only an hour west of Toronto-easy checkin-no crowds! It was $388 for end of November for our dates.

sharonh
01-28-2005, 10:01 AM
I just booked Air Transat for $314.00 taxes included. We fly out March 24th-05. I am happy with that price.

tmli
01-28-2005, 07:34 PM
Another vote for SWA out of Buffalo. Just returned and price was $125 usd return. I will never fly out of Pearson again. Curbside checkin, no customs, doesn't get any better!!!

dimoe
01-28-2005, 07:35 PM
What is the airlines you have booked and where do you fly out of? I am looking for flights for May.
thanks Diane

chasbos
01-29-2005, 01:59 PM
SWA out of Buffalo for me too! We just returned from our vacation Jan 21-28 and our fare for 6 - yes 6 of us was $550! And that is in canadian dollars! We were quoted $3000 for the same days out of Pearson! I can drive to Buffalo for that and wow is it nice to just get off the plane and not have to go threw customs! We were out of the airport with luggage in less than 20 minutes in Buffalo and Orlando!

dimoe
01-29-2005, 03:38 PM
I am just wondering how far inadvance did with swa? Or did you book and then find a deal closer to your travel dates? Which fare did you book? Also did you book through their website or not?
thanks Diane

chasbos
01-29-2005, 04:22 PM
I booked about 2 months in advance. My brother recommended SWA and I checked there website. That is where I booked and got my prices and the choices of flight times. I called about the child fare and the rep I talked to said the internet had the best deals and the phone in rates were higher.

After I booked on line about a week later I checked again and the rate had gone down - I called into there Customer Service # and they changed the rates from there and sent me a new email with the new rates and my credit on it.

mom_rules
01-30-2005, 11:06 AM
We usually use Air Canada but next time I will give NWA a try out of YKF (seems their fairs have come down some). They usually do one stop in Detroit - then straight to MCO.

(P.S. Have used some charters in the past but none of them (except Air transat) are still flying - Royal Air, Canada 3000 ).

pkitty
01-30-2005, 03:14 PM
Just purchased my tickets thru Signature travel website on Friday for flight departing from YYZ (TO) on Feb 28 return March 8 and my total with taxes was 1064.65 (2 Adults on child age 11 on Sky Service). Great departure time too...6:20 AM puts us in Orlando at 9:10 AM. I tried Jets go and I was quoted at close to 1400.00. Tried Buffalo as well but with Park and Fly and a nights stay over it wasn't worth it for us. Goodluck!

RoyalCanadian
01-30-2005, 06:33 PM
Just purchased my tickets thru Signature travel website on Friday for flight departing from YYZ (TO) on Feb 28 return March 8 and my total with taxes was 1064.65 (2 Adults on child age 11 on Sky Service). Great departure time too...6:20 AM puts us in Orlando at 9:10 AM. I tried Jets go and I was quoted at close to 1400.00. Tried Buffalo as well but with Park and Fly and a nights stay over it wasn't worth it for us. Goodluck!

This is truly a case in which YMMV. I'm a "Fly out of Buffalo" convert and it was "worth it for us."

3 return flights (2 adults, 1 child age 5) on Southwest = $588.03 CDN
1 night at Holiday Inn Express Buffalo (inc. parking & shuttle) = $114.99 US
Avoiding Pearson International Airport = PRICELESS

chasbos
01-30-2005, 06:55 PM
Too funny :rotfl2: :rotfl2: RoyalCanadian!

I have to agree - 6 tickets on SWA = $451, 1 night at Comfort Suites Park & Fly = $89

For a grand total of $540 for 6 people - cannot be beat!

pkitty
01-30-2005, 09:21 PM
Royal Canadian my dd is 11 and does not recieve the same discounts on her seat that she once did. I found this to be the case with almost every airline quote that I looked at.Iam not one to sweat the details but quite frankly I don't find Pearson to be a big deal and I do find driving 4 hours to catch a flight from Buffalo that isn't direct "not worth it " for my particular situation. Yes $300 dollars is a savings that I would have liked to realize but I am satisfied with the flight I did get quoted on. Also time of year and day of departure have an impact on flight costs so therefore if you can make your dates fit you are that much better off.Also I found that the quote that I got from SWA was inital 219 US but then there was approxiamtely 60.00 worth of taxes so in the long run I'am even.

Flight 219.00 + 60.00=279.00 Us plus exchange
Hotel cost and Park'n Fly 89.00-100.00 Us
Total cost 279.00 x3 = 837.00 Us plus exchange

Grand total 837.00 + 89.00 = 926.00 Us

With the exchange and convenience factor I figure I did well for myself. I 've been looking at these flights for 3 weeks now and unless I am calculating wrong for my dates I just don't seem to be getting the "deals". JetsGOs 20.00 seat sale did fit my dates and in the end calculated out with taxes to be $300.00 CDN more than Signature Vacations...that figures. I've tried every airline discount and link and the price always shakes out to be about the same. :cat:
Have fun disecting my math!!!

wee-haggis
02-01-2005, 11:28 AM
Other than the US airlines out of Buffalo...Your choices include:
Air Canada (or Tango)
Air Transat
Jetsgo
Westjet
Skyservice
Sunwing
Canjet(out of Hamilton)
All have websites for comparrison (although the Air Transat and Skyservice dont advertise that far ahead)

sherE810
02-01-2005, 11:31 PM
We have driven to Florida the last 2 years because flying didn't seem to be an option. But I can't beleive the price you got for 6 people! We are a family of 6 as well. Could you please tell me what SWA stands for so I can check out their website and if possible a link would be great!! ;) Never thought of flying out of Buffalo before, what a great idea! Not a far drive compared to driving to Orlando!!! :teeth:

sherE810
02-01-2005, 11:43 PM
How embarassing... :blush: I hadn't read 2nd page before posting. I assume SWA is Southwest air..... I have never booked flights before or even researched it so a link to this site would still be appreciated, Thanks! :goodvibes

chasbos
02-02-2005, 08:54 AM
No problem sherE810 - we are this sight to inform and be informed! I was like a kid the night before christmas when I got my great fares from SWA, I was so excited! The 3 hours it took to drive to Buffalo was a whole lot better than 24 hours!

So check out there website and keep an on the fares - they go up and down but if you book and the prices go down, they will credit you the difference.

talicskai
02-02-2005, 09:07 AM
www.southwest.com
www.jetblue.com
www.airtran.com

All Three of these airlines are fine but Southwest has two non-stop flights a day to Orlando. JetBlue has awesome service (your own satellite TVin the seat back!) but you have to connect in JFK. AirTran is the old ValuJet aircraft and I am a little leary of them, however I have had several friends fly with them and they were satisfied.

Have Fun playing travel agent. :flower:

Teresa :sunny:

dsneygirl
02-02-2005, 11:51 AM
AirTran has not been operating as ValuJet since like 97 or 98. I've flown them several times to Orlando no problem. I was plugging in our May dates and Air Tran seemed to be cheaper than SW. $79 each each way.

Flaming Homer
02-02-2005, 03:01 PM
While planning our April 2005 trip, I came across the Vacations arm of Southwest Airlines at http://www.swavacations.com - a flight and car package was CHEAPER for the 3 of us then just buying flights. Example:

April 2005 prices Buffalo - Orlando: Fun Fares - US$ 116 per person per way
(This is the lowest fare for April)

Package price breakdown - round-trip: US$ 169 / adult, $144 / child
Mid-size car from Alamo: US$ 163 for the week

Yes, this is for the EXACT same (non-stop) flights, basically for the 3 of us we got a free week's rental car AND saved $. US$ 697.20 for the "package" instead of US$ 748.20 for the flights only.

dimoe
02-02-2005, 09:47 PM
dsney girl: I am wondering what website you found such great airfare on for May. I am travelling the first week of May and would love to get airfare that cheap too.
Also I was wondering with swa if you book now at a certain price and they go on sale are you credited the money back or are you credited for other travel with them. I am not sure I would use the later within the year deadline
thanks for all the answers
Diane

mousy_in_canada
02-03-2005, 05:55 AM
I agree with everyone else.. SOUTHWEST! just got back yesterday.. $75 return per person can not be beat!

dimoe
02-03-2005, 10:59 AM
Can somoene put a link to this price I would love to get it.
thanks Diane

dimoe
02-03-2005, 11:01 AM
How far inadvance did you book for the 75.00 fare for you to go? If I book now at a high rate but notice the price changes will they credit my mastercard the difference?? I can only find 116.00 each way am I doing something wrong . Please help I really want to travel out of southwest in Buffalo too
thanks Diane

chasbos
02-03-2005, 11:10 AM
We too flew for $75. We booked the beginning of December for our flight in the end of January. If you book now and the price drops YES they will credit you the difference, either to your credit card or it can stay with SWA for a future flight within a year from booking.

mousy_in_canada
02-03-2005, 11:19 AM
I booked right away and then they had a seat sale.. it was 26.98 each way.. and then taxes made it 75.. yes if you book then the price drops you can get the money back as long as you stay on the same flight, it was a great way to get there!

dimoe
02-03-2005, 11:20 AM
I dont know because this is the first time that I would be flyng out of Buffalo but is this common to have a low price 75 return. I am looking to book for May and I dont know whether to book now which would be 900.00 for 3 return. I still save 300.00 so I shouldnt complain right compared to flying out of Canada.
thanks for all your answers and thanks for your patience with my stupid questions.
Diane
:banana: princess: princess:

dsneygirl
02-03-2005, 11:41 AM
dsney girl: I am wondering what website you found such great airfare on for May. I am travelling the first week of May and would love to get airfare that cheap too.
Also I was wondering with swa if you book now at a certain price and they go on sale are you credited the money back or are you credited for other travel with them. I am not sure I would use the later within the year deadline
thanks for all the answers
Diane
We're going May 1-8 and I found AirTran for $79 each way. It helps though if you are flexible with your dates.

Go directly to www.airtran.com or www.southwest.com.

dsneygirl
02-03-2005, 11:43 AM
Also I ALWAYS tell people to sign up for the online alerts. You'll get the specials emailed right to you every week!