Friendlier Sky’s still out of U.S. Airports

I’m getting asked if it’s worth the drive to Buffalo for that winter vacation now that the loonie is crashing? My response is yes, yes, yes! Lets take a look at a trip to Orlando at the end of the month from both Toronto and Buffalo. You may want to take a look at some of my previous posts with regards to comparing parking charges and travel costs to Buffalo. Basically I consider the travel time a wash based on the fact that you have to be at Pearson two hours early for a U.S. flight and if you fill up the car in Buffalo the overall cost of gas is minimal if you can return with a full tank of lower cost U.S. gas.


Using the same departure dates, both direct flights, at around the same time your flight with Air Canada will cost $816.48 per person PLUS your baggage fee of $26.25 each way assuming you only take one bag for a total of $868.95 vs a flight from Buffalo on Southwest at $292.20 ($356.48 CDN) there are no baggage charges for first two bags per person.

So we are STILL looking at a savings of $512.47 per person or $2,049.88 for a family of four – That will cover your admission to Disney and most of your meals.





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