$600 to fly 200 miles, AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH


#1

This is getting ridiculous!

Since Fall 2005 I have been paying arround $350 to fly from CYYZ Pearson Intl to KCAK or KCLE Hopkins to visit my fiancee every weekend here and there. I thought $350 was ludicrous to begin with… Well think again. Prices sored up to $800 from now on and for awhile probably. How can this be? It is amazingly heart breaking. I have to pay almost a thousand dollars every time I want to see my fiancee for 48 hours.

A broken man. :frowning:


#2

Well is she worth it!??


#3

Yes of course she is.


#4

What makes it worse is that we have been tracking oil prices vs. normal gas prices and it makes no sense (or cents, in this case). Oil drops almost $1.50, and we get a whopping 4 cent decrease in gas prices. Yet, when oil goes up 40 cents, our gas prices jump 10 cents. Going to love seeing what happens since oil is down $1.24 already today and it’s not even Noon yet in NY.


#5

Pathetic… I love flying… But at these rates who can afford it?


#6

The root of the problem is that because it’s an international flight they’ve got you by the shorts!

Your only real option is to drive to BUF and catch a flight from there for ~$200 RT. But at that point you might as well just keep going and drive to CLE. It shouldn’t take you more than about 5 to 5.5 hours total.

Take the 401 to Hamilton, get on the QEW to BUF and then hop onto I90 right to CLE. Once you’re on I90 you can run 75-80MPH without too many worries. Heck, 70-75MPH will only just keep you from getting run over by an 18 wheeler!

Regards,

James


#7

Thanks James.

I did think about that… the problem is time. I finish work at 7 PM on Friday and have to be back at work on Monday at 10 30 AM… Drivig would make it as I’d have less time with her… and yes I do knoe Buffalo offers cheaper flights.

Argh. I guess I should get married sometime eh :wink:


#8

How long does it take you to fly to CAK from YYZ? Take into account ALL variables:

  • actual flight time
  • connection time
  • check in time
  • customs time

Using Expedia, the shortest trip time I found was 3.5 hours. Add an hour check in time, that comes to 4.5 hours. Need to add customs time and your approaching 5 (or more) hours.

Or, why not have both of you drive to someplace that about half-way between CAK and YYZ for the weekend? Might be cheaper in the long run.

BTW: The cheapest fare I saw for departing YYZ on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and returning the Tuesday after was $508 plus extortion (taxes or user fees to you tax-lovers out there).


#9

LOL that was a pretty hilarious post : ) OK what I usually do when I visit her on the week end is I switch shifts with a colleague cuz the latest flight out from YYZ is at 6 PM. So I leave work at 4 30 PM and get into Akron at 9:55 PM. Cleveland is a lot faster even though more of a hassle.

Driving really would be a good idea, I know it Unfortunately I do not have my drivers license. I wish I did, but my eye sight is not very good. I might be able to drive here though. I was born and reaised in France and cant drive there

Thanks for all the suggestions though!
Much appreciated


#10

Is that $600 Canadian or U.S.? Cuz isn’t $600 Canadian about $24.50 U.S.??? :wink:

The real question is, if you marry her, WHO MOVES?!?! :question: :open_mouth:


#11

Why not fly Air Canada or Continental non-stop or United one-stop? Departures as late as 6:55PM for under $500 for any weekend in June.
With American you’re probably connecting in DFW. :slight_smile:


#12

Ladies & gentelmen, I give you the man behind “Tom Tom Go”


#13

If I marry her I will probably be moving lol. And FYI the Canadian dollar is above 90 cents US :wink: heehee

Well $500 is still a big lumpsum for a 192 mile trip dontcha think :wink:
But ya if I have to I will…

Thanks guys, you’re great!


#14

IF??? IF??? You put a ring on the woman’s finger and you are saying “if”? Is someone getting cold feet? HA


#15

lol sorry, I meant more the if as a when I do. She’s not ready yet… I am though, she’s like the sexiest woman alive :smiley:


#16

I now give you the obligitory…

“No she’s not. MY wife is!”

That and “My son is the cutest 5 month old EVER!!”

Of couse, I beleive both to be true!


#17

Good point :slight_smile:

I guess we all think our loved ones are the best eh :wink:


#18

Was going to suggest Greyhound but the quickest trip is over 9 hours.

While Pika1000 said the obligatory

“No she’s not. MY wife is!”

That and “My son is the cutest 5 month old EVER!!”

Of couse, I beleive both to be true!

I can honestly say my girlfriend is the most beautiful, sweetest, loving woman around!


#19

Wait till you marry her. :smiling_imp:


#20

ya lol