WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5174 times:
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I'd like to go to YHZ in June this year and I was thinking about the best connections/ flights. AC is flying from LHR nonstop, but the fare is not too cheap. Does anybody know the loads for this flights? Is it usually full or willI be able to non- rev on that flight?
All flights from FRA are via YUL or YYZ or even EWR (CO).
Anybody has any ideas who is as well flying to YHZ?
As per the airport's website (and wikipedia) AA operates from/to JFK.
More options are listed by Wikipedia, but should be verified (as always). If really operating, DL from BOS (or JFK) could be an alternative ...
EDIT: What about TS (Air Transat) from LGW, maybe preceeded by a EI flight from MUC (or similar) ?
[Edited 2009-04-18 14:07:23]
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Fly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1044 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5156 times:
Hiya, I could have sworn that TS (Air Transat) operates a FRA-YHZ flight in the summer...maybe that was a year or two ago... I remember seeing a flight that operated FRA-YHZ-YUL or YYZ. Don't remember too much now.
Check out Condor they now operate FRA-YHZ, it looks non stop as well! So this should be a lot easier for you!
Jetplaner From Canada, joined Mar 2008, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5151 times:
According to Air Canada's website, the YHZ-LHR flight for April 25 is about 80% full so far, but you weren't kidding about expensive fares! It was way cheaper to connect through YYZ. Condor operates direct flights from FRA-YHZ from May 17 until October 26, which should be fine for a summer trip. Your only other options are Flyglobespan (Glasgow), Corsairfly (Paris-Orly) and Thomas-Cook (LGW) for European connections, or Delta, Continental, American, United, or Air Canada for North American connections. Either way, enjoy your trip! Halifax is a beautiful city and their airport is award-winning.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 778 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5090 times:
Would you consider a transfer @ LHR ???
Air Canada has a daily non-stop LHR-YHZ with B 767-300 !
That way you can easily travel from HAM to LHR and connect to YHZ !
And as you´re travelling non-rev Air Canada is Star Alliance so i suspect that´s an advantage over flights with "enemy-alliances" (unless it´s always full...)
WILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5081 times:
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Quoting MHG (Reply 8): Air Canada has a daily non-stop LHR-YHZ with B 767-300 !
I know. I posted that flight in my first post that this is an option, but the fare is pretty high and I am not sure how high the loads usually are if I want to non- rev. But this is for sure a good option.
Quoting MHG (Reply 8): And as you´re travelling non-rev Air Canada is Star Alliance so i suspect that´s an advantage over flights with "enemy-alliances" (unless it´s always full...)
I can non- rev on a lot of airlines. Of course it is easier on Star Alliance partners.
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5069 times:
Here is my advice to you Wilco. I would try and use the LHR-YHZ flight on AC. A few days before just ask on here for some load info as I am sure someone will be able to help you with the AC loads. If the flight is open, try that. If not you will have many options on AC & LH. FRA-YUL/YYZ and then a YUL/YYZ-YHZ flight would probably work out the best for you. You could also try FRA-YYC-YHZ but I don't know about the connection times, and the flight does go out of your way a little bit.
I would stick to LH or AC as your priority would be better then going on some other airlines.
Then I'd prefer CO from HAM-EWR-YHZ. The less connections the better.
Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 11): I would try and use the LHR-YHZ flight on AC
This is my first choice as well. But this flight could be really full, so I need several tickets to connect.
And the flight leaves at 10:05am from LHR, so I need to take the first flight from HAM. Then I land at 8am in LHR. Is 2 hours enough to connect?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25203 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5043 times:
I think LHR-YHZ on AC is by far the best option. AC has so many other flights from LHR that if you don't get on the nonstop, there are still 4 other connections that will get you to YHZ the same day. And fortunately the LHR-YHZ nonstop leaves first at 10.05.
If it's full, it's unlikely all the following flights are going to be completely full, and they all make fairly good connections to nonstop flights to YHZ. You may need backup tickets for the other routings which I assume you could refund if unused.
12.35 to YYZ (A330-300), 2 hr. connection to E-190 to YHZ
13.00 to YOW (767-300ER), 2 hr. 40 min. connection to E-190 to YHZ.
15.00 to YYZ (777-300ER), 90 min. connection to 767-300 to YHZ.
15.30 to YUL (A330-300), 2 hr. connection to CRJ to YHZ.
And even if the YYZ/YUL/YOW-YHZ connecting flights above were full, there are still 2 later YYZ-YHZ flights the same day and 1 later flight from both YUL and YOW.
Odds are probably good that you'd get on the nonstop LHR-YHZ as June is a little before the busiest part of the peak season.