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Old 09-19-2013, 05:32 PM   #106
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I booked 6 flights this past Tuesday for various November dates with AC--total cost $283 round trip ..4 -YYZ-MCO and a few to MIA and FLL for $321 round trip.

Pretty good I'd say!
Those are excellent rates - if AC had more of these type of rates, more of us would fly from our local airports rather than heading stateside!

The only time I fly from Canada is when travelling on business.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #107
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That is a wonderful deal! Wish I could find as cheap direct from Ottawa .
I'm from Ottawa and flying direct to Orlando via WestJet for $530. We could do cheaper with layovers but direct is only a 3.5 hour flight. But I totally understand about getting cheaper direct flights ANYWHERE from Ottawa.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:40 AM   #108
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My daughter is flying direct from Ottawa with Westjet in january for 440.I usually take the 6 am flight with United with a connection in either newark or Washington and get there around 11 am with the whole day ahead,and pay within 325 to 350 return.At this price and convenience ,I find no reason to go anywhere else.After expenses for gas ,accomodations and time travelling to and from a location in the States,it cheaper and more convenient to fly from ottawa,unless you're a large group.Syracuse is not as close as people seem to think and the direct flights with westjet are usually in the late afternoon getting in orlando around 7:30.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:32 AM   #109
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We did take the earlier flight with connections... While it does get in early, with very young ones in tow waking up at 2:30am and having to lug them around for a connecting flight is not worth it. Maybe with older children of an adults only trip. This will be our first time from Rochester. We did have to think hard about the 4-5 hour drive and if it was worth the savings. Might be our last time from this airport depending on our experience.

My mother is leaving from Timmins, Ontario for 730$!!! That after a 2 hour drive to the airport. We are lucky to have so many large airports nearby!
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #110
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That is a wonderful deal! Wish I could find as cheap direct from Ottawa .
That is a awesome deal. I checked ac today and for the same fright that we paid $870.00 for Two is Now over $1,700. We thought of flying out of Burlington or Plattsburg but Burlington is over 2 Hour drive and Plattsburg is
about hour. We live 10 minutes from YUL so we decided to go with AC direct from YUL. We always budget $900 for Air Fare so we are still within
what we wanted to spend.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:55 PM   #111
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My daughter is flying direct from Ottawa with Westjet in january for 440.I usually take the 6 am flight with United with a connection in either newark or Washington and get there around 11 am with the whole day ahead,and pay within 325 to 350 return.At this price and convenience ,I find no reason to go anywhere else.After expenses for gas ,accomodations and time travelling to and from a location in the States,it cheaper and more convenient to fly from ottawa,unless you're a large group.Syracuse is not as close as people seem to think and the direct flights with westjet are usually in the late afternoon getting in orlando around 7:30.
I agree with you there for not worth driving to and from the US. My manager was going on a Disney cruise back in January and was thinking of flying to Buffalo with two small children...that's about 7-8 hour drive both way...plus parking, hotel, gas, not worth it he said.......
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:43 AM   #112
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I agree with you there for not worth driving to and from the US. My manager was going on a Disney cruise back in January and was thinking of flying to Buffalo with two small children...that's about 7-8 hour drive both way...plus parking, hotel, gas, not worth it he said.......
Yes it's really about how far you are and your family situation. For me, it's 45 minutes to Pearson or 90 minutes to Buffalo and I have Nexus so even with a small child it's worth it.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #113
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And probably depends on what you think is a long car ride! We have driven from northern Ontario 3 times to Disney.. 30 wonderful hours of driving! My hometown is a 12 hour drive (or 1000$ plane ride). So we are used to long car rides with the little ones. In the end it comes down to budget for us. I have an irrational fear of flying, so we avoid connecting flights. For a 4-5 hour drive we are saving about 1200$. Even with gas, hotel and parking we are saving big! With that extra money we've upgraded resorts . It's worth it for our family. Every situation is different.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #114
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April 9-20 direct from YHZ $525. , no bag fees.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #115
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Flying from Montreal Oct 15th with Direct Flights to MCO Air Canada. Two Adults $870.00 All Taxes. Had Seen a Seat sale Awhile ago and booked right away.
What about the baggage fees Air Canada charges?
$55 round trip per bag
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:52 PM   #116
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I checked everyday and though maybe I would not find a cheap flight for our end of october vacation.... I was hoping for last minute or something...

Well I saw the prices went down today on Southwest and booked right away I got directs flights (3hours flight) from Manchester, NH for 519$US (for both of us) There are probably some cheaper fares but those flight times are just perfect.

Even with the 4 hour-drive and hotel it's worth it for us because I would never find such good flights from YUL.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #117
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We fly out of Syracuse, NY direct to Orlando via JetBlue. Family of 4 for around $1200US if you are careful with your days.

This will be our second time doing this (Oct 2010 and Nov 2013). Syracuse is about a 3 hour drive for us in Ottawa but is worth it.
-Customs-in-the-Car: much easier/quicker than airport customs I find
-Airport Parking: $8-10/day outdoor/garage, quite reasonable
-Magic Express in Orlando: since we've already done customs we just get off the plane and get on the bus, luggage "magically" shows up in the hotel room
-Customs Exemption: Since we've been away for a week we have a large customs exemption and usually do some shopping in Syracuse/Watertown on our way down/back and don't have to worry about fitting that in our airplane luggage weight allowance.
-Afternoon flight in the fall: Flight leaves/returns around 4PM so we are in no rush to wake up in the morning. We get to Disney around 8PM, have a quick supper and swim then wake up fresh the next day ready to go (and with an extra set of meal credits as we book free dining plan dates). I usually book an extra day for the trip since there is no park time on arrival/departure days . (9 trip days but only ordered 7 park days worth of tickets).
-Fall Driving is still good: Not too worried about having to drive through a snow storm. Might be a little trickier to do this Jan->Mar.

I really recommend this option for people in the Ottawa, ON area to avoid some of the high cost of flying out of Canada or having to transfer through Toronto.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:41 PM   #118
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What about the baggage fees Air Canada charges?
$55 round trip per bag
The $870 included baggage and taxes. 17 more days and we
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #119
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OP popping in again. I'm enjoying seeing all the prices it is giving me a good idea of what is to come. I see some of the discount sites (expedia at least) now has my dates and so far listing from Detroit at $275each. I just wish I could book right away before they jump up...but can't do anything until early December when hubby knows his holidays. Than have to decide if we book everything at rack rate to be sure of flights coordinating, or book flights first at the deal and wait until a Disney discount comes up in order to get that.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:11 AM   #120
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OP popping in again. I'm enjoying seeing all the prices it is giving me a good idea of what is to come. I see some of the discount sites (expedia at least) now has my dates and so far listing from Detroit at $275each. I just wish I could book right away before they jump up...but can't do anything until early December when hubby knows his holidays. Than have to decide if we book everything at rack rate to be sure of flights coordinating, or book flights first at the deal and wait until a Disney discount comes up in order to get that.
Book it all once you have airfare, so you're sure you have a room. Any discounts can be applied later.

Also, keep an eye on baggage fees; they can make a huge difference in what you actually pay. http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/blog/...riers-updated/
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