MrFord
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Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:03 pm

I'm looking for a flight for my mother, who's going to Tunisia APR-22 to MAY-06.
She'll be flying from Montreal-Dorval (YUL) to Tunis (TUN) on coach.

Well, from now, I can't find much choices for the route. I've got two :

British Airways - CAD $1 121.15
BA 94 YUL-LHR 2200 0935+1
BA 6848 LGW-TUN 0715+1 1005

BA 6849 TUN-LGW 1100 1350
BA 95 LHR-YUL 1715 1920


Air France - CAD $2 675.19 (via Destina.ca)
AF 345 YUL-CDG 1735 0625+1
AF 1984 CDG-TUN 0830 1000

AF 1685 TUN-CDG 0755 1100
AF 344 CDG-YUL 0120 0255

As you can see, BA is much more cheaper than AF, but it would mean a one day stay at London between the first and the second leg, and transfer between LHR and LGW.
AF option seems more convenient (and she speak French), but running at twice the price, it's a bit high... I can't check the prices directly on the Air France website, as all they offer in the Canadian version in the timetable, but that's the price I got from Destina.ca.
AC/LH option is about the same as the AF one, for the same price, but via FRA instead.

Do you know if there's other options for this route ? Tunisair offer flights to Europe only, and beside GT, LH and AF, no other carrier seems to fly there.

Also, do you know if the transit between LHR and LGW is convenient, and if you can get an hotel room easily at one of these airports ?

Thanks,
Etienne Bouchard
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:12 pm

When you're a 20 year old in transit in London, then yes, the transfer LHR to LGW is okay. Is your mom used to travelling?
If it's only a few bucks I would definately put mommy dearest on AF or LH!
Your mom is probably French-Canadian, so with AF she'll feel at home pretty soon. I think AF has 3 times daily YUL-CDG service, two A340s and one 747. Try to get her on the A340.
 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:32 pm

Um, it is over a thousand bucks, so that does not sound so great. Then again, as someone who has lived in london, it can get expensive there =). London might not be so bad, as she can see a bit of england and not have to worry about such a long day of flying. You could even send her to Brighton for a night by the sea. It is at least as close as central london to LGW. Again, since she would have a full day to go, she would be able to take her time in transit. And if you do send her on AF, try and get her on the 744, if that works with the times.
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 4:32 pm

well, I found a fare for your connection on AF for 2000 CA $ (incl. Tax).

still makes a difference of 900 CA $, but:

- she won't loose a day in London
- she won't have to switch the airport
- she won't need an extra hotel in London

-> if the extra money is no problem for her, I'd go for AF (never thought, I'd say that one day  Smile )

cheers,

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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:07 pm

Sorry, it depends on the age of your mum...

Why not booking a 398$ ticket on zoom to Paris, with a seperate flight to Tunis?? BUT, as I told you, if she has no flying experince, or problems- would recommend a direct flight...

[Edited 2004-09-10 10:08:27]
 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:26 pm

Just my 2 cents,
couldn't you check Alitalia on YUL-MXP-TUN or YUL-FCO-TUN,
LH could work also either via MUC or FRA, I am sure you can find affordable prices with the least incovenience for your mother.

 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:59 pm


I am also trying to book a cheap flight from LON or PAR to Tunis.

What I have found out, AZ is the cheapest option. With many flights from Milan and Rome (so it gives you many options).

You can also fly from Canada to Morocco and then take a flight from there to TUN. Finally, the ultimate option would be a flight to CAI with MS and then a connection to TUN.

However, I would strongly suggest that you check with AZ.

Good luck,

Nico
 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:17 pm

I would go BA. The fare is cheaper and you will probably get the hotel accommodation from BA. And a one day stop at London is cool (shopping, sightseeing). I would definitely choose BA.
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:49 pm

You won't get the hotel from BA anymore.

But as the London stopover is so much cheaper it might be a nice side trip. Has she ever been here before?
 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:44 am


...once reading the title i thought that a direct TUN-YUL flight has finally been established...

Oooh still i am in 2004 and not in 2040 !!!
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:10 am

MrFord:

Hi there, I was buying some tickets for friends to Africa a while ago.

Try this places in Toronto, they offer really good price on flights to Africa.

TravelAir: 416 964 1950 or 1 800 335 2304

Orient International: 416 241 4114

I think they will give you good prices. There is also the travel agency called African Wings but I dont know the number, perhaps you can search it in yellow pages. They are located on Bloor St. W.

Ales
 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:29 am

I did a search using orbitz and starting travel out of JFK and got ranges from USD$1314-1600. This does not include the flight from YUL-JFK. Nor the conversion to Canadian $'s! Good luck!
 
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:41 am

Thanks for your suggestions !

Well my mom is 52, and she'd traveled before, but not in Europe.

I checked for different options on Destina.ca, and I've found that I can have a flight YUL-CDG-TUN on Air France for about CAN $1 470 on Coach. That's a bit more than BA, but it means no 1-day connection and a chance to visit Paris.

That's what I've got :

APR-22

AF345 YUL-CDG A343 1735 0625+1
AF1684 CDG-TUN A319 2110 2240

MAY-06

AF1985 TUN-CDG A320 1100 1435
AF346 CDG-YUL B744 1620 1740

All I did is booking 2 separate return flights, one YUL-CDG and one CDG-TUN. That's about $1 200 less than booking the exact same flight but as 1 connecting flight. For the YUL-CDG leg, I have the choice between an Airbus 340-300 or a Boeing 747-400, witch one do you recommend ? For now, I've picked one of each, just so my mother can see the difference between the two, not that I think she will care much hehe  Smile.

I checked for AZ, MS and AT, but the three indicate that they have no flights from Montreal in April 2005. I know that MS and AZ don't fly to YUL, but it looks like AT will stop their flight this winter.
Zoom will restart their YUL-CDG service only on May 07, so no chance with them.
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RE: Flights Montreal-Tunis?

Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:16 pm

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