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User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Hi everyone,

Two days ago, I booked my flights from YOW-YYC and return and I was supposed to be traveling alone. Somehow, one of my friends decided he also wanted to take a trip to the rockies and Calgary with me. Only problem is, fares have gone up quite a bit in only two days. Air Canada was dirt cheap when I booked them but they're now as expensive as Westjet or flying on the lime green smiling face. And 700$ round trip is just too much for his budget. So, would you guys have any suggestions? I thought about waiting for Conquest to lower their fares on YYZ-YYC but can I really count on that?

Secondly, this will be my first time visiting Alberta! Any must see (apart from Lake Louise, Banff, etc.)? Eau Claire market in Calgary worth it? Plus, everything, I mean, every single hotel/motel/B&B room in Banff/Canmore/Lake Louise is sold out. Any suggestions, because for now, it looks like I'll have to stay in Calgary. Oh, true, I'll have to go spotting at the end of my trip in Westjet land. Big grin

Regards, 'Safe

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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

All I can suggest is expedia.ca or call a local travel agent to see if they can dig something up. I'm sure if you buddy can work out a way to go from YYZ or YUL instead of YOW, he will get way more options.


Give me a mile of road and I can take you a mile. Give me a mile of runway and I can show you the world.
User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Actually Edward, we've been doing that all night (checking from YUL/YYZ) without any success unfortunately. Expedia is in fact proposing me AC flights at 2136$.

User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Safe Flyer,
I would go to the Air Canada Website and try and book a tango fare. There is a YOW-YYC departure on AC on July 30 for $189. However, most are sold out. Perhaps you can look into purchasing fun fares. I can help you if you give me the travel dates.


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Secondly, this will be my first time visiting Alberta! Any must see (apart from Lake Louise, Banff, etc.)? Eau Claire market in Calgary worth it? Plus, everything, I mean, every single hotel/motel/B&B room in Banff/Canmore/Lake Louise is sold out. Any suggestions, because for now, it looks like I'll have to stay in Calgary. Oh, true, I'll have to go spotting at the end of my trip in Westjet land.

The Drumheller badlands area and the Royal Tyrell Museum in particular can be quite interesting, if you're interested in dinosaurs.

Spending a night on the Red Mile downtown might also be worth it. It's not Playoff season, but it is summertime in Calgary.... and there's still plenty to see  Big grin

The Glenbow museum is alright, too. The Museum of the Regiments is great if you're into military history. Heritage Park can also be interesting.... it depends on what you're into.

Take a trip just out of town sometime at night (midnight or later) and you could see the Northern Lights. They were pretty spectacular the other night.

When exactly are you coming to town?



"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Thanks for the quick replies guys.

ACB777,

July 30th is too early, as I'm not and he's not off that Friday.

I'll be in Alberta the first week of august. Looking forward to my holidays...


User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1762 times:

There aren't any tango fare flights available on AC from YOW-YYC. However, on August 4 (Wednesday), there is a flight one way available for $280. On the way back the next week you should be able to get a Tango flight for about $250.
Another alternative is to travel on points if you have enough points.


User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1751 times:

Problem solved! Actually, I wasn't looking for a deal, I already have my tickets. It was for my travel companion. He's coming... on SG.

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