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Old 08-14-2010, 07:08 AM   #196
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I have always taken Sarnia and find it is your best option
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:30 AM   #197
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Quick Question, What's the quickest way to the Detroit Airport? We're heading there on tuesday and was wondering if we should go through Windor or Sarnia? HOw's the traffic?

We always go through Sarnia. Its freeway to the border stop and freeway after the border stop. No traffic lights, etc. Once you cross the bridge and clear customs, you just get on 94 south and it leads you to the airport (approx 1 hour). Traffic on the 402 to Sarnia is great. Traffic going to Detroit depends on what time you are travelling. Rush hour times can be hectic, but I have never seen it as bad as Toronto.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:10 PM   #198
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Thanks! Sarnia it is!
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:18 PM   #199
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Quick Question, What's the quickest way to the Detroit Airport? We're heading there on tuesday and was wondering if we should go through Windor or Sarnia? HOw's the traffic?
Please leave yourself at least an hour and a half to two hours for the bridge/customs. It has been a nightmare lately. DH was on his way home from work on Thursday (drives the 402). Once cars got just past exit 6 (modeland road) they were throwing their cars in reverse, backing up and taking the exit ramp. Once you went past the exit, you could see the line up of cars.The lines were backed up to there. One person even drove down the on ramp backwards to get off the 402 there was someone driving up it that also had to start backing up to get out of the person's way. It's crazy out there.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:29 PM   #200
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I missed that part of the website, I guess that means I can stop at the Duty Free shop on my way crossing the border. Its great flying out of Buffalo. They have shuttles that circle the lots, you call from a station near your car, and they come and get you.
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Please leave yourself at least an hour and a half to two hours for the bridge/customs. It has been a nightmare lately. DH was on his way home from work on Thursday (drives the 402). Once cars got just past exit 6 (modeland road) they were throwing their cars in reverse, backing up and taking the exit ramp. Once you went past the exit, you could see the line up of cars.The lines were backed up to there. One person even drove down the on ramp backwards to get off the 402 there was someone driving up it that also had to start backing up to get out of the person's way. It's crazy out there.
We always check the border/customs websites - it helps our planning.
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:11 PM   #202
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We are staying at the Westin in the airport and we want to take a taxi to the airport hotel area and find a nice restaurant to eat at. Any Suggestions?
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:45 PM   #203
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I am interested in Buffalo's parking. Is there a coupon off for one of the lots? Which lot is better?

Usually we stay over with a hotel that has parking but this time our flight is at 5pm so will have plenty of time to get there from Toronto.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #204
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I fly out of Buffalo *a lot* for business.

I live about 1.5h from the NY boarder and about 3h from the Windsor border.

Last time we went to DW I couldn't resist the flight savings and went to Detroit.

I picked the long term lot that was fairly close but not the most expensive. I paid more to park my car there ($150) than I did to rent a mid-size car for a week in Florida ($138).

The return border crossing was a 3 hour nightmare. The drive is long and dull. Navigating in Detroit is difficult, between constructions and bad signs. Anywhere you get off the highway for a bite or a pee break is pretty much lock-the-doors-and-keep-moving ghetto.

Detroit airport is easy enough once you're there... the tram is great, lots of moving sidewalks, terminal couldn't be simpler for its size.

I'd seriously look at the stay-park-fly option there... gives you time to get there get lost, whatever, without worrying about a missed flight and probably is cheaper than airport parking.

But by comparison... typically 15 minute Queenston-Lewiston crossing, Buffalo is like a big easy bus stop, usually about 10 minutes at security. Airtran does hub out of Atlanta but stopovers are often 45 minutes. There are direct flights once a day. It's easily worth a couple hundred more on the entire trip for four to fly out of Buffalo, even if I have to transfer once. I once got out of my car (arrived late) and within 20 minutes, yes, literally, I was sitting on a plane. No special treatment or allowances, that's just how long it took.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #205
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Southwest opened their flights to November 4 today.

Their next update for flights will be May 26 for flights to January 6,2012.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:00 AM   #206
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We are going to fly out of Flint, only an hour from Sarnia. DW's family is in Sarnia, so we can sleep overnight there and head out bright and very early to the airport. my FIL is going to drive us out, and in his opinion, it's easier to drive to. We got decent rates, and as a plus, the flight times give us a little more time to enjoy the parks...
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:30 AM   #207
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I got what I think is a great deal out of Detroit for 3 of us 604 bux and that's reserving our seats. We are just outside of London so DTW was the obvious choice for us, is there a hotel that connects onto that airport and if not where is a good place to spend the night before? I've always flown out of Toronto DTW is a first for me, but the difference in price was ridiculous I don't know how they can justify that.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:46 PM   #208
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I got what I think is a great deal out of Detroit for 3 of us 604 bux and that's reserving our seats. We are just outside of London so DTW was the obvious choice for us, is there a hotel that connects onto that airport and if not where is a good place to spend the night before? I've always flown out of Toronto DTW is a first for me, but the difference in price was ridiculous I don't know how they can justify that.
The Westin hotel is located right inside McNamara Terminal and it is an awesome hotel. They have a package this year that you can get one nights stay and 10 days parking (valet) for $129.00 plus tax. This is for a Thurs-Fri-Sat night stay. Use promo code LNC
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:11 PM   #209
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Anybody know if there is a covered parking garage at the Buffalo airport? We are thinking of going through Buffalo at Christmas and a covered garage would saving us shovelling out the car after a flight.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:42 AM   #210
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I dont think so, I am not 100% sure but we have flown many times in winter and had to come out to a snow covered (and I mean COVERED!) car. IT may exsist though, check out their website http://www.buffaloairport.com/
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