ou319 From Canada, joined Jan 2012, 8 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 4 months 22 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
Hey everyone! I've been a long time lurker on these forums but just decided to sign up I guess one of my new years resolutions haha I Hope everyone is having a good start to the new year and I wish you all the best in the coming months.
I live in freezing cold Calgary, Canada and just got back to some crazy -35c weather!! I was in Orlando from the 14th until the 17th of this month and it was nice to get away from the cold for even just a couple short days. I flew economy on American Airlines connecting through ORD and DFW and I'm pretty disappointed in AA's service. But I got a steal of a deal for under $450.00 so can't complain XD
But what I wanna ask you guys is a little advice for the next little escape I plan for Mar 3-4 2012
I feel like flying Air Canada's wide body from YVR to YYZ but can't decide whether or not this will be worth it
I also wanna try out the maple leaf lounge in YVR and go to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto
How much would the maple leaf lounge cost if I wanted to spend a good 5-7 hours in there??
I kind of feel as if this is a little expensive for just an overnight trip to Toronto. But on the other hand I've always wanted to fly the 777 and climb to the top of the CN Tower lol
I also know for a fact that round trip from YYC to YYZ with AC is usually around $600 on a good day; so I do have that oprion too.. But... for an extra $250 I get to fly on the 77W. Arrrrggg i'm too indecisive lol Somebody convince me what to do!
Yeah I saw that for an extra $100 or so I could go to LHR, PVG, PEK or even HNL, but is going that far really worth it for just a night? The main purpose of this trip is to collect points and to fly the 777 not to relax and sightsee since i'm dealing with such limited amount of time.
Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 1): Tango: $45 per one way
Tango plus: $35 per one way
Latitude: $30 per one way
Go Flames Go!! Yeah I'd definitely try that out is my layover is 7 hours long lol
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3124 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 1936 times:
Someone is going to accuse me of heresy but I'd say not worth it. I'll be the first one to say AC's widebody fleet is very nice front and back (heck, the entire fleet is, compared what the domestic fleet of US carriers), but it isn't so nice that it's worth spending almost 8 hours in a lounge in YVR that you could spend visiting Toronto instead.
Quoting ou319 (Reply 3): Yeah I saw that for an extra $100 or so I could go to LHR, PVG, PEK or even HNL, but is going that far really worth it for just a night?
Actually, under the itinerary you posted, you're spending so much time on the ground in YVR that you could go to HNL on the same date, ride a 767 back and forth, and spend more time on the island than you would in Toronto!
Check out AC209/AC407 on the outbound and AC42 on the inbound. About 25 hours in Hawaii vs less than 19 hours in Toronto.
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3124 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months ago) and read 1865 times:
Quoting ou319 (Reply 9): Will I be able to collect points on AA if I book through BA?
How you book usually doesn't matter, it is how (who) you fly that determines what points you get.
Quoting ou319 (Reply 9): I'm pretty sure they'll at least give me a funny look lol
Unless you tell them, the staff at the security checkpoint won't have any idea whether you've been in England for 24 hours or 24 years. The only ones who might notice your relatively short stay are the F/As if you go to and from with the same crew and they happen to remember you. Other than that, you can count on complete anonymity.
I've flown several times to Europe for an early morning landing, a two-hour meeting and a flight back across the Atlantic for lunch time, and the only time anyone noticed was a fellow traveler who was doing exactly the same thing on the same TATL flights and had recognized me from the outbound flight.