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Old 03-08-2009, 07:04 PM   #136
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I was just Feb 4th and yes, it was $16. Crazy expensive. We are going for 2 weeks for March break and will be staying a night at Fairfield to park there.
Thanks for letting me know.
I went ahead and booked "Airlines"- I think it's called...from the park and fly network- for $51.00 for 6 days.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:09 PM   #137
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My DH and I have flown out of Detroit a few time now and find it easy to get to, only thing is parking is super expensive even more then pearson. But they have park n fly at hotels in Romulus for 109US includes 8 day parking voucher.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:38 PM   #138
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NWA, AirTran or Spirit?

Obviously price will play a big part, but in terms of past experience (customer service, on-time flights, overall quality) which airline would you recommend?

FWiW, we're going to fly out of Detroit.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:26 AM   #139
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We've never had an issue with Spirit, but then again we've never had a problem - other than a suitcase which failed to make our flight home. They had a driver show up at our door in London with it Christmas morning. I was impressed, but I know a lot of people have had customer service issues with them. Never had a problem with flights being delayed.

We've only used Air Tran once (out of Flint) but I liked them. They remind me a lot of WestJet. If their schedule was a little better (most of their flights go through Atlanta and we prefer non-stop) we might use them more often.

NWA has the best flight selection (4-5 nonstops a day) and we're using them for our trip in May. They actually came in about $300 cheaper than Spirit for the two of us. I don't think any of the North American-based carriers have the type of customer service they used to, but of the three we've had the best experience with NWA. Air Tran might be good as well, but with only one flight on them we don't have adequate statistics.

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FWiW, we're going to fly out of Detroit.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:20 AM   #140
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We have only used Spirit and Southwest.Never had a problem with either airline.If I had to choose between the two, it would be Southwest.They don't charge for luggage and you can sit where you want as long as you check in on line and get A boarding pass(B isn't bad either).
FYI-I just checked some flights on Spirit and they are only offering 2 flights out of Detroit to Orlando for my dates.1 morning flight and 1 evening flight.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:49 PM   #141
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I have to say that BUFFALO AIRPORT ROCKS! I flew out of there to MCO on March 19 and it was a breeze! I flew non stop with SWA both ways and it was only $298.00 USD, which is still 300 cheaper than TO!

The comparison of BUF to DTW is 1.5 hour drive to BUF and 3 hours to DTW, price of gas pretty much negated any savings between the two. Not to mention that the Peace Bridge is a breeze to cross at!

I love that they expanded the Security area at BUF too, though I miss the cheap Burger King there! It is faster clearing security now than before!

Lots of Park and Fly hotels around there too. I stayed at the Sleep Inn by the airport and it was good... I didn't park the car this time but last year we did and it was not too bad if I remember.
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #142
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Flights from Buffalo

I have always used Toronto Pearson International Airport but now that I see you can save tons flying out of Buffalo, this whole idea has captivated me. We're planning a short trip July 18-21 and flights from TO have already gone up. Paying $200USD compared to $410CAD looks to be quite the bargain...

BUT There are some things that concern me though:

1. If we get travel insurance (i.e. medical and/or trip cancellation) will flights out of Buffalo be covered?

2. Driving from Thornhill area, is it really worth the cost of gas, hotel, and parking to drive to Buffalo? After it's all said and done, don't you end up paying the original cost of a flight out of Toronto?

3. Do U.S. customs give you a hard time with holding a Canadian passport? Departing from Buffalo and when returning?

Any advice is appreciated
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:27 PM   #143
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In light of the rock-bottom $186.00 R/T airfare from LAX/BUF on SWA right now, what are my options from getting from Buffalo to Toronto (downtown or airport), and how much should I expect to spend?

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Old 04-09-2009, 10:38 PM   #144
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Do you have a car?

If not this may be the most economical way to GO.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:46 PM   #145
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Thanks for that link--I appreciate it.

Toronto's public transportation is among the best in the world, and arguably the best in North America (apologies to Montreal & San Francisco).

Although I haven't visited Toronto in over a decade. I hope that it's still as exceptional now as it was in the mid-nineties.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:44 PM   #146
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We are flying out of BUF in August and are looking for a park/sleep/fly hotel - which ones are being recommended these days? Needs to be clean, breakfast included would be a major plus and airport shuttle. Will need probably 10 days of parking!!

Have stayed at the Clarion before and want to try something different as it was very run down last time!!

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:11 PM   #147
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I have always used Toronto Pearson International Airport but now that I see you can save tons flying out of Buffalo, this whole idea has captivated me. We're planning a short trip July 18-21 and flights from TO have already gone up. Paying $200USD compared to $410CAD looks to be quite the bargain...

BUT There are some things that concern me though:

1. If we get travel insurance (i.e. medical and/or trip cancellation) will flights out of Buffalo be covered?

2. Driving from Thornhill area, is it really worth the cost of gas, hotel, and parking to drive to Buffalo? After it's all said and done, don't you end up paying the original cost of a flight out of Toronto?

3. Do U.S. customs give you a hard time with holding a Canadian passport? Departing from Buffalo and when returning?

Any advice is appreciated
I fly out of Detroit but remember you cross the border in your car and show your passport there. Once at the airport you are in the US and other than ID to get on the plane you are done with customs. I use my passport as ID at the airport because it is the easiest and I have it with me. Check with your provider as far as insurance goes, my trip has been covered because I booked through CAA. As far as cost goes I would work it out to see what your best deal is.
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:54 PM   #148
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We are flying out of Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale Thanksgiving weekend Oct 9-12. I booked with Southwest for $219.20 US/pp and it was $272.97 Cdn/pp charged on my credit card. Air Canada and Westjet was over $1,000+ for 2. Even with a tank or 2 of gas, the drive, parking it is way cheaper than Toronto. Now we have to decide if we book a hotel with parking or get up and leave at 4am.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:42 PM   #149
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We booked SW out of BUF Oct 5 - Oct 17. Flight to MCO was $59 pp and back to BUF was $109 pp. When flying within the US, we never fly out of Pearson anymore. Last month we flew SW out of BUF to Las Vegas for $89 pp direct!!!
As for hotel/ parking, we usually just park at the airport but this time we are doing the park, sleep, fly option at the Millenium. Anyone stay there recently?
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:28 AM   #150
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We are flying out of Buffalo July 24-Aug 7 for $556.80 for 4 of us....$59ea ea way.... I have flown from Buffalo once and Detroit twice.....I would only fly from Detroit again if the offer was too good to pass up....it is too far and feels like it takes forever to get home. Buffalo is just like going shopping over the boarder......

I was wondering what Fasttrack parking was? We parked at Airport last time.


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