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Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 3:14 pm

Are Southwest flights out of BUF popular with south Ontario residents? I was wondering if WN has taken any business away from Canadian carriers and whether people in Toronto will actually drive to BUF to catch WN instead of taking flights out of Pearson.
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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 3:24 pm

Personally, I don't know of anyone doing as you describe. Airfares out of YYZ are pretty low, the same can't be said for the rest of the country though.

I would LOVE to see WN at YHM though...even though it is only 40 miles from BUF  Smile
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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sat Nov 24, 2001 4:17 pm

I often drive to BUF to catch cheaper fares, but never to fly on WN. I just found out today that WN flies direct to LAS, so I may check them out on my way to California, but their cheapest return is about $190- not all that different than skeds' seat sales. I've seen great deals on tix to California out of BUF for the longest time. Under normal circumstances, I can expect to pay $300 CDN even for flights to west coast. Try to pull that off with Air Canada at YYZ!
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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 1:39 am

WN is however well known in the Toronto market, so it does enjoy strong market recognition even though it doesn't fly to Canada.

Apparently the JetBlue BUF-JFK flights are popular with Canadians trying to get to NYC cheaply. There is a 'buzz' in Toronto about JB. Mainly because seat sales are relatively rare to NYC making JB attractive I think.

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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 3:39 am

i know my uncle only goes to BUF to fly jet blue and to go in the states i think theres so many choices at YYZ
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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 5:00 am

Going to BUF from YYZ ppl would just drive!! Or, if they don't have a car, they would rent one or go by greyhound.

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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Sun Nov 25, 2001 5:01 am

I think that you would find that a lot of people from around Niagara Falls/St. Catherine's use BUF.
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RE: Southwest Popular In Ontario (Canada)?

Mon Nov 26, 2001 7:32 am

I live in T.O. and am driving to BUF to catch a southwest flight direct to Las Vegas. I could not find a fare cheaper from YYZ. It could not even come close. With Canada 3000 gone the fares are ridiculous. Air Transat could not even compare. Long term parking at BUF is cheap as well, around $30 US for a week!
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