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Old 01-15-2011, 08:14 AM   #256
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Just booked August 16-26. Flying Delta from Portland. For a switch, they were cheaper than JetBlue.

854 for 3 ppl-1 stop each way. Early flight out, late flight back. Compared it on AC and WJ- 2600 and 2300 respectively.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #257
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I'm seeing similar possibilities of YHZ to MCo for

March 29th to April 5th for Example ... 355US taxes and fees in ...

see usairways.com
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:25 PM   #258
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Just found this thread tonight, so sorry I'm responding so late. Last year (Feb. 2010) we flew out of Portland for about $200 per person round trip with JetBlue.

This year, we decided we didn't want the (for us) long drive to Portland, so we flew out of Moncton with WestJet for $168 per person, one way, direct flight. (they fly direct on Thursdays). Our flight back home, we got for $149 per person from Air Canada. It makes one quick stop and we're at YQM in just over 5 hours. I checked the flight deals everyday for a few weeks and my dates were somewhat flexible, so that helped. I also checked prices from Halifax, Fredericton, Saint John and Charlottetown, but Moncton had the best prices, consistently.

I ended up buying our flight to Florida about a week and a half before buying our return and jumped on the sales when I found when they appeared.

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Old 03-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #259
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Well, winter blues and the extra-ordinary workload this fall and winter hasme thinking of another trip to orlando this Spring.

I've been scouring the airline websites for a few days now and nothing special (price-wise) is standing out.

If any of you have any hot tips on cheap airfare (from Moncton or Halifax preferably), please post it here. Thanks. Portland and Bangor do have lower fares, but by the time I factor in travel times, gas, meals and lodging the difference is not as attractive.

The dates are: May 13-24 or June 10-21...those are the only dates that work for us right now....until I win the Lotto max on Friday that it - then it's whenever I want to go
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #260
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Also, if Portland or Bangor turn out to be the best fares (everything considered), what hotels offer the best rates where I can park for free?

Considering bangor is only an additional 2 hour drive (5 hours) compared with Halifax (3 hours), it might as ewll give it some consideration
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:28 AM   #261
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I got what I think are good prices, (posted above) and I think it was because I waited until almost the last minute to book. (risky advice, I know). I think it was around the 5-6 week mark where I saw the best deals. I also played around with my dates a bit, since we were able to be flexible in that way. I mean, I knew the two week date range that we wanted but I didn't care what day of the week we flew on.

I'd say keep watching WestJet and Air Canada (especially out of Moncton) Keeping in mind that the sales fares might not come up until next month for your dates. But check daily anyway. Also, if the price to fly out is right, but not the price to fly back, we booked the way out anyway, knowing that the price to come back wasn't likely to go up at it's high price, so we waited about a week and a half to book the flight back (again, being a bit flexible with dates helps) and we got another seat sale.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:34 PM   #262
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Expedia Bargain FAres?

Hi All !

we are going to orlando September 24th to October 1st ... so far the best price is the expedia bargain fare out of portland (223 round trip each ) .....but i'm going to wait till at least june to book ... seeing as most likely the fares will go down (i hope)

i've saved the bargain fare in an itinerary in expedia ....

we live in Fredericton, so we are up for flying from anywhere from halifax to portland ...but in portland or bangor we will require a hotel stay most likely and a place to park for the week ...

any advice or reports would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:30 PM   #263
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hhmmmm I figure 200 is your best fare out of PWM, but everyone is saying that fares are up because of fuel. Also, you are travelling Saturday to Saturday which is more expensive.

223 might be worth grabbing it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:20 AM   #264
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Booked SW in MHT for Sept 28th to Oct 6th for a total of $340.80 with taxes and fees for 2 of us roundtrip. With direct flights and free checked bags the extra 1.5 hours from Portland was worth it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:23 AM   #265
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Thanks!.. i will definitely check into MHT .. never even looked there yet ...
i wouldn't mind 1.5 hours more of driving .. since we're going down the day before anyway ..
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:59 AM   #266
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Let us know when you need to talk Park and Fly
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:04 AM   #267
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Hey all! Just wanted to add that end of sept beginning of Oct Air Canada has fares (out of moncton for sure) at $149 one way. Sale ends tonight. We will need to do a Tues-Tues trip, but will give us more time in DW as we only have a week of vacation.
We are debating it right now, usually we go out of POrtland.
We did MHT last year, and the 2 hours of extra driving just wasn't worth the direct flight in my opinion. We have 2 kids now 5 and 6. Just too much driving. There is a park and fly there in MHT we used that was good. If you want I can try to find out what it was. We love the HoJos in South Portland I think it is for their park and fly (PORTLAND that is).

Anyway, off to discuss flying out on a Tuesday with Air Canada.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #268
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Halifax to Orlando ... on continentals site ...

May 3 or 4th, with return one week later ... works out to less than 350 with taxes and fees in ...
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #269
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I thought I would pass this along for my east coast friends in case anyone is interested in a last minute trip. AirTransat has flights leaving March 25th or 26th and returning April 1 for $69.00 each way + taxes = $343.16.

Fri, March 25, 2011 8:30 AM Depart from Halifax (YHZ)
11:25 AM Arrive in Orlando (MCO)
Travel time 3h55 min
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Fri, April 01, 2011 12:25 PM Depart from Orlando (MCO)
4:55 PM Arrive in Halifax (YHZ)
Travel time 3h30 min
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1 adult(s) $69.00 tax + fees $274.16 Total $343.16

Got a love those CAN taxes and surcharges when they are 198.7% of the airfare!!OUCH!!
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:20 PM   #270
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Bangor fair history....

Hello!

We just returned today from Florida. Drove 11 hours and flew out of Boston with Air Tran (flights were $84 each way = $96 with seat fees and taxes). Last year we snagged a great deal on flights out of Halifax however it was for April ($442 everything incl.). I work for the school board so March Break is really the only time we can travel (summer isn't an option). Last year I was granted a "once in a lifetime exception" when we went end of April, first week of May.

DH and I had lots of talk time today and we both thought it would be less tiring if we flew a little closer to home... but being a family of 5 flying is expensive so we wouldn't rule out Boston again. I kept track of all our travel expenses to Boston and back:

Gas - $295
Hotels - $394
Food - $143
Totals = $832

Add $1000 on for our flights and it's $1832 or $366 per person.
Keep in mind we stayed in a hotel in Kittery (wanted to do some shopping beforehand..wouldn't stay there again, maybe Bangor) & then Boston (Park, Sleep & Fly) on our way down, and overnighted in Bangor on our way back (we had a later flight so driving straight wasn't an option).

My question is...does anyone know off the top of their head what a flight out of Bangor or Moncton normally is for that time of year? We really don't mind driving...but out of Bangor would save us another 4 hours drive (vs out of Boston). We live in Central NS (Halifax would be PERFECT but I've all but given up on that for March Break).

Also, is Boston the only place you can get non stop to MCO? I absolutely HATE flying so the less I have to go up and down the better.

We found ourselves asking each other at what "savings price" do we say it was worth driving? We haven't come up with that figure yet
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