Gc2 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 53 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
I'm looking at flights form Oct 18 - 31st as I need t go to St Stephen, NB, Canada. The flights to St John are ridiculous (£600+), Bangor is ok, (£400). Anywhere else I could fly too, any tips for getting there cheaper. I thought about flying to Boston and driving perhaps? Any help would be appreciated.
DgeHfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2340 times:
If' you've checked CO and DL I assume you've also checked AC - either as far as YHZ or as a connection to YSJ. It's about a 4 hour drive from Halifax to Saint John, I think. There is bus service from Halifax airport to Saint John for about $63 one way through
AC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2280 times:
I am from Saint John originally and Saint Johners often make the three hour drive down to Bangor, Maine to fly as the savings are usually huge. Even if you do factor in an overnight stay in Bangor.
I know Thomas Cook has a weekly flight from London Gatwick to Halifax as does Zoom so you might want to look into those as well. Flying directly in to Saint John, Moncton or Fredericton you can pretty much count on paying significantly MORE for your ticket.
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1736 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2201 times:
People often complain about pricing for flights in Canada (Australia has a similar problem).
Simply put: small population, vast areas to fly. You simply cannot compare pricing when looking at the short distances between COUNTRIES in Europe, and the distances between CITIES in Canada (also factor in demand for the flight). If you want to get a better idea of distances between major cities in Canada...superimpose a scale map of Europe on top of Canada...it's quite surprising.
A combination of flying into a major centre (<--- correct Canadian spelling), in this case it looks like something in the US, and then travelling by bus is an amazing way to enjoy the amazing scenery that is the maritime provinces, and eastern seaboard of the USA.
Oroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2065 times:
I usually drive from Ontario to the Maritimes every summer, but we are flying with WS this year cause we have a 1 year old (20+ hour drive just dosent work). Fly into Bangor and enjoy the drive. Definatly one of the nicer regions in Canada.