Penguins From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 444 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2413 times:
I am trying to get an MD-11 under my belt before they retire. I live and BOS and must travel to LUG for business in late August. I was hoping to get to YUL or YYZ to catch an MD and then continue to Milan via AMS. However, a oneway ticket in that last week of August to AMS if $1500! The Swiss from Boston direct to Lugano (with a Saab 2000) is only $500 each way. Is there any way to bring the price down? Will it come down at all? Thanks.
A333MSPtoAMS From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2414 times:
I can also say that it was considerably more expensive to fly through YUL or YYZ than it was on the direct MSP-AMS route in the end of September. The ticket directly for me was $1320, but because I too wanted to fly once more on the MD-11 choose to fly MSP-YUL-AMS-BER and BER-AMS-YYZ-MSP which turned out to be $1650. I looked at other airport to fly into and then use Star carrier award to my ultimate destination but no matter where I looked it was just about the same. It was about $150 cheaper to fly to OSL but in the end BER won out, just because it was closer.
CanadianDC10 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
Let's just say that YYZ is a very expensive airport to fly in/out of because of their high fees. I'm hoping to get on the MD11 too before it's too late! I think it's worth it to shell out the money if you're a true enthusiast. Good luck!