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abc12 08-19-2012 08:41 PM

cheap air-flights: toronto to vancouver
 
can anyone suggust some cheap flights to vancouver? which airlines?

someone suggusted porter, but went on there site, wasn't able to book a flight from here to there... tried air transat, but same as porter..

westjet was also recommended?

thanks

2slow2race 08-19-2012 11:58 PM

im sort of looking for the same thing but to halifax for me.
porter, west jet, air canada. all the same until you get the real good sales.

Deep 3.2TL 08-20-2012 12:21 AM

We travel to vancouver often. Now that all the competitive airlines were either shut down, bought out or otherwise disappeared, you're shit outta luck...

We used to fly for under $400 when the likes or Roots Airline, Canada 3000, Virgin Airlines, etc we're pushing the competition. Now, you are stuck with the usual suspects. $600ish is the price now a days... depending on when you are flying etc.

Westjet has sales on Thursday's on their site, but you gotta book it fast as seats are limited and might not have the route or dates you want.

Air Canada and Tango are pretty much it for flights to BC...

blakneto 08-20-2012 12:43 AM

try SunWing... they usually have a FIRE SALE from time to time.

Deep 3.2TL 08-20-2012 02:00 AM

Problem with sunwing is that they have shit ass old planes. Plus limited schedules that never seem to work, at least for me...

blakneto 08-20-2012 03:27 AM

I won't disagree... but the man said "cheap". :p

Deep 3.2TL 08-20-2012 07:56 AM

But that's the thing. They're pretty much the same price. It's cheaper to go to California then BC on many cases.

T.Dot_E30 08-20-2012 11:39 AM

You'll just have to keep checking, the only way you'll get a cheap flight is if someone has a sale.

lvan 08-20-2012 07:10 PM

I flew to Vegas with Sunwing and it was pretty newish 737NG. Hmm I think you have top fork out cash and take it like a horse. AC and WestJet got duopoly and they keep fares up high. Than again, it's not a short flight and oil is not cheap, so nobody wants to see another Jetsgo or Skyservice. The only thing is, skyservice done it very well and took care of everyone when they went out of business.

lvan 08-20-2012 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deep 3.2TL (Post 1579195)
Problem with sunwing is that they have shit ass old planes. Plus limited schedules that never seem to work, at least for me...

I am very sure Air Canada short haul fleet is about two decades old. It's just that they upgrade it often to justify the fares they change. You may get on B777, but not very often. Most of the time you are on a shorthaul A320/321 and older 767-300ER. They also got some E-Jet, but those can't make it to the West coast.

2slow2race 08-21-2012 02:05 PM

check flyporter.com right now.
sale on until midnight

i see my (2) tickets to halifax for 800.

abc12 08-21-2012 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2slow2race (Post 1579402)
check flyporter.com right now.
sale on until midnight

i see my (2) tickets to halifax for 800.

yeah, just checked, there are no flights from toronto to vancouver through flyporter.com...

with these sales, how much can you actuallly save, like at most $100.00?? if that's the case, guess it's not really much of a big deal for me to go crazy on, but every dollar counts right...

just hate when you do a quotes online, it's always before taxes, and when you get to the final billing, it's like "wtf"

Deep 3.2TL 08-21-2012 08:49 PM

People - porter is a SHORT HAUL carrier. They don't fly to Vancouver.

As far as sticker shock from taxes, all the travel sites has buttons that you can check off to show prices inc taxes.

Deep 3.2TL 08-21-2012 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lvan (Post 1579301)
I am very sure Air Canada short haul fleet is about two decades old. It's just that they upgrade it often to justify the fares they change. You may get on B777, but not very often. Most of the time you are on a shorthaul A320/321 and older 767-300ER. They also got some E-Jet, but those can't make it to the West coast.

Old isn't the problem. Old and NOT reconditioned is. Most times I've flown with AC and westjet they've been modernized.

2slow2race 08-21-2012 09:52 PM

ya sorry my bad about the Vancouver thing.
last time i checked my tickets were 1000 for 2 so i save 100 a person. not bad.


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