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Xmas Flights to Canada - book now or wait?

Discussion in 'Flights' started by Scot_e17, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Scot_e17

    Scot_e17 Hard Yards

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    Heading to Canada ( Vancouver)on 26th or 27th Dec this year and can currently get the following flights:

    Melbourne - Vancouver
    Vancouver - Calgary
    Calgary - Vancouver
    Vancouver - Melbourne

    If we depart on 26th Dec - AUD $2473 with the flight over having a transit through Brisbane
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    Departing 27th Dec - AUD $2047 Direct flights all the way.

    Is it likely there will be any better times to book around mid-year, or should i snap these flights up now?
     
  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    There’s a travel expo coming up over the next 4-6 weeks

    Well worth visiting and seeing what deal you can get

    www.travelexpo.net.au
     
  3. Scot_e17

    Scot_e17 Hard Yards

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    Great idea....will hold off until after the expo and see what they have on offer...Thanks Gareth.
     
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  4. Libelle

    Libelle Hard Yards

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    Hmm, AC currently have a sale, just booked Canberra - Kelowna return for just over $1600 flying mid Jan. Whoops, checked around XMAS, lots more $$$ :(
     
  5. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Prime travel dates. Take it and go, the deal on the 27th is a pretty decent price. Book it, Dano.
     
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  6. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think anything around the 2K mark at Christmas is pretty good. I've just booked 5 x tickets for Christmas :) I think when you see a deal and your happy with it pull the trigger. You do have to stop looking after that though so you don't beat yourself up when you see a sale fare during the year which may or may not eventuate.
     
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  7. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    can someone book me two as well .

    Then I can explain to Nikki that it was completely out of my control
     
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  8. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Give me your credit card details and I'll lock it in :)
     
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  9. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    look I tell you what, use yours and let me know
     
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  10. Crystal

    Crystal (Sly made me Cry) - Sand skier extraordinaire Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    send me your banking details first and passwords...then I'll do it.
     
  11. chunky

    chunky Old n' Crusty

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    I'll mediate. Pass them to me to pass on.
     
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  12. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chunky, we'll probably ne back in SP in January '21 if you want to start your plans
     
  13. Spyder_Man

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    I think your Dec 27th is a good price and its direct...
    You gotta remember, your travel dates are full peak holidays, airlines don't need to discount during this period to put bums on seats.
     
  14. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Usually the deals are best at the 6 month mark for the planners, and the two week mark for the opportunists.
     
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  15. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well this is a little bit off topic but let's see where it goes. I just dropped $7,812 on three adults and one child return airfares Sydney to Munich with Qatar. Depart Sydney 23rd of December, returning 28th of January. So high season in general. Booked 05 Feb.

    Just for shitz n giggles I thought I would do a comparison of return airfares Sydney to Vancouver. Apart from an Air China flight (coronavirus anyone?), Skyscanner was pretty much full of quite a bit more expensive flights. So moral of the story, seems cheaper to fly to Europe than Canada.

    Nb there are some cheap direct flights to Tokyo, sub $1100 return with ANA. That is good value.
     
  16. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes. I’m flip flopping between going to Europe or Canada between about December 20 and January 17. Europe is about $900aud cheaper per person. (There’s 4 of us). Car hire is also cheaper from Zurich.
    I’m also waiting for the travel expo.
     
  17. teleroo

    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    One stoppers to Sapporo (long trips at 19hrs travel) are out there for under $1000 pp or $1600 if you want to avoid corona risk places. Hard to forecast how this corona bizzo will play out.
     
  18. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    My folks just booked round the world tickets at a similar price to @DidSurfNowSki (actually I think same airline).

    anyway I checked the premium economy price and it’s actually cheaper to fly premium around the world than just to and from Canada....
     
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  19. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Who with? What dates?
     
  20. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    $6300 for business class with fin air were April now August.
     
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  21. Peanut

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    I got really lucky in early November last year. I got an email from Air NZ advertising a flash sale (it was probably a Black Friday thing), so I looked at SYD-CHC flights for July 2020. $2000 for 2 adults and 2 children return. Just for giggles, I decided to compare prices with Emirates and came up with $1400 return. I pulled the trigger on those prices pretty bloody quick smart. I then locked in car rental through Apex for a Rav 4 for a bit over $700 for 10 days. For further giggles, I looked at Emirates’ prices for the same flights 2 days later and they were back up to $2100.