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Old 02-26-2012, 05:39 AM   #316
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Tammie:

Since there are 4 of you and its summer, you could consider a drive to Portland. This would save you $1000-hotel, gas and food ....

Basically Halifax is $534 each right now and Portland is $270, but its great to have your dates, so if I see anything I can PM you. You never know ... there could be a YHZ deal later!

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:36 AM   #317
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Tammie:

Since there are 4 of you and its summer, you could consider a drive to Portland. This would save you $1000-hotel, gas and food ....

Basically Halifax is $534 each right now and Portland is $270, but its great to have your dates, so if I see anything I can PM you. You never know ... there could be a YHZ deal later!

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Ted, Thanks for the info.

We would prefer not to drive to the states. We actually spoke about that just last night. Plus, my kids complain about the one hour drive to Halifax, so I really don't want to drive with them in the car for any long distance, also they fight like cats and dogs in the car!

Do you happen to have any clue how long the drive to Portland is from around Truro?

Thanks again. I will be faithfully checking each day. I just want to get my flights booked so I will know how much $ I will have left from my savings that I will be able to use for other things, like the braces my son needs! He goes to the orthodontist in March.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #318
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Google lists the drive from Truro to Portland as 8.5 hours, but my experience is that ir would be around 8 hours. We time budget 9 hours from halifax, plus 1 hour for stops.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #319
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Don't have anything in your mouth when you read this!

Lowest fare for 2 adults and 2 kids from Halifax to Orlando for Sat March 10th, returning to Halifax on March 18th (actually the morning of the 19th) is .... $2,215US per person ..... GULP!

This involves 3 different airlines with 2 stops on the way down and one on the way back .... which is an overnight!

If you remove all fights that have long connections, risky ones and overnight ... and remove those with more than one stop, you have 5 options: which range from a low of $2,588 per person to a high $3,660 per person. GULP

This means a family of 4 would pay $10,000 in airfare ....
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #320
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Ted: I thought this was an early April's fool joke untilI checked it out myself. Outrageous prices. I think Tammie and the family are going to Ontario, just Tammie and her partner are going to Orlando, so only 2 flights needed there. We got good prices for September in July last year. I think it was in the $450. ish range.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #321
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Tammie: there aee flights from YHZ to MCO with one stop each way for $537. that is actually not a bad price. I always figure if we can get flights for $550 or less go for it. We alwyas go high time (Easter) but may change that for next year. Prices in late April seem to be better.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #322
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Tammie: there aee flights from YHZ to MCO with one stop each way for $537. that is actually not a bad price. I always figure if we can get flights for $550 or less go for it. We alwyas go high time (Easter) but may change that for next year. Prices in late April seem to be better.
Thanks, what airline is that? I have checked our dates for our WDW trip in the fall and Westjet is too expensive right now. Air Canada has a better price but I'm not nuts about the sale on the flight down. It is a good price but is getting us there late at night. There is a good price and time for our return trip but dp wants to wait to book it. I'm not sure why?? I guess I can't really book my flight without her too. We would also prefer to have at least 1.5 hour layover in case the initial flight is delayed a bit. Last year we almost missed our connection, even with that much time, due to delayed take off in HFX.

You are correct in that the whole family is going to Ontario in July but it is only dp and I who are going to WDW in the fall.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:36 AM   #323
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Delta and AC are the same. With Delta, once you clear in Halifax you don't have to touch your luggage until you get to Orlando, but with AC you have to get your luggage, re-check it and go through security again. Not a lot of difference in the times.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #324
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Delta and AC are the same. With Delta, once you clear in Halifax you don't have to touch your luggage until you get to Orlando, but with AC you have to get your luggage, re-check it and go through security again. Not a lot of difference in the times.
This depends on which airport you leave from and your connection. Flying through Montreal on AC, you do not get your checked bags, but yes, you go through customs and security.
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Disneyfreak06: When did this change? We went AC through Montreal in September and we had to collect our luggage and then recheck it and go through security. Maybe you don't have to going, but this was on the way home. This was the third time we came home through Montreal and always the same.
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Disneyfreak06: When did this change? We went AC through Montreal in September and we had to collect our luggage and then recheck it and go through security. Maybe you don't have to going, but this was on the way home. This was the third time we came home through Montreal and always the same.
Sorry! This is flying down. I hadn't realized that it was different coming home. For some reason heading home, our flights always go through Toronto. The US customs officials going down show a picture of your bags, so they don't need you to actually pick it up.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #327
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Westjet seat sale for flights within Canada

I saw this on my facebook. Westjet has a 50% off sale for flights to selected airports within Canada. I know it's not Orlando, but it might help someone.

http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/deal...20120303&mrd=0

I have flights to book for this summer and it would give us an awesome deal but the problem is, I have an interview for a new job on Friday March 9th. This is when the sale ends and I doubt I will find anything out that day. I would imagine there will be second interviews, it is for a position with our local Department of Justice. I don't want to book the flights and then end up with a new job where I can't get time off. I don't know what to do!! I have wanted to get my flights booked so I know how much I will be spending and therefore, how much I have left.
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I have an interview for a new job on Friday March 9th.
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Halifax (YHZ) to Orlando (MCO) - Tue, Mar 20
US Airways Halifax (YHZ) to Philadelphia (PHL) - Tue, Mar 20
US Airways 3707 Dep: 5:00PM Arr: 6:19PM 2h 19m Canadair Reg. Jet Economy (E)
OPERATED BY US AIRWAYS EXPRESS-AIR WISCONSIN Layover in PHL 2h 16m
US Airways Philadelphia (PHL) to Orlando (MCO) - Tue, Mar 20
US Airways 839 Dep: 8:35PM Arr: 11:07PM 2h 32m Boeing 757 Economy (E)


Orlando (MCO) to Halifax (YHZ) - Wed, Mar 28
United Orlando (MCO) to Newark (EWR) - Wed, Mar 28
United 1071 Dep: 8:00AM Arr: 10:36AM 2h 36m Boeing 757 Economy (L)
Layover in EWR 2h 4m
United Newark (EWR) to Halifax (YHZ) - Wed, Mar 28
United 4916 Dep: 12:40PM Arr: 4:00PM 2h 20m De Havilland Dash-8 Economy (L)

OPERATED BY COLGAN AIR DBA UNITED EXPRESS
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) CA$375.56 x 2 (2 adults)
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) CA$375.56 x 2 (2 children)
Total cost for 4 passengers CA$1,502.24
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Halifax (YHZ) to Orlando (MCO) - Tue, Mar 20
US Airways Halifax (YHZ) to Philadelphia (PHL) - Tue, Mar 20
US Airways 3707 Dep: 5:00PM Arr: 6:19PM 2h 19m Canadair Reg. Jet Economy (E)
OPERATED BY US AIRWAYS EXPRESS-AIR WISCONSIN Layover in PHL 2h 16m
US Airways Philadelphia (PHL) to Orlando (MCO) - Tue, Mar 20
US Airways 839 Dep: 8:35PM Arr: 11:07PM 2h 32m Boeing 757 Economy (E)

Orlando (MCO) to Halifax (YHZ) - Fri, Mar 30
US Airways Orlando (MCO) to Philadelphia (PHL) - Fri, Mar 30
US Airways 1628 Dep: 6:00AM Arr: 8:25AM 2h 25m Boeing 757 Economy (U)
Layover in PHL 1h 10m
US Airways Philadelphia (PHL) to Halifax (YHZ) - Fri, Mar 30
US Airways 3376 Dep: 9:35AM Arr: 12:46PM 2h 11m Embraer RJ-170 Economy (U)
OPERATED BY US AIRWAYS EXPRESS-REPUBLIC AIRLINES
Cost per passenger (including taxes & fees) CA$375.56
Total cost for 4 passengers CA$1,502.24
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