need some help - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Backpacker College Student Travel Message Boards > Travel Transportation

Travel Transportation Airs, Trains, Buses, and Boats, what should I do ? What´s a Eurail Pass? How to rent a car abroad ? Is it safe to take the bus?

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2006, 04:37 PM   #1
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

I am having a bit of trouble figuring out what kind of ticket to buy for a summer trip I am going on.

I am flying from either Toronto OR Buffalo, NY. Either one is within a couple hours from my house. Toronto would be the better of the two, but if there was a major difference in price I could swing departing from Buffalo as well.

I need to fly into Vancouver for approx. a week. Then go to Denver, CO for about a week after that. And then eventually home to Toronto. Buying a bunch of one way tickets is pretty costly. Does anyone know of any multi-city tickets? I am a little lost and looking for some help!!
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 04:50 PM   #2
Minister of Offense
 
omisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Fran Disco
Posts: 6,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to omisan Send a message via Yahoo to omisan
Default

Have you tried putting in a multi-city itinerary on a site like Orbitz or Expedia? It's one of the advanced options or whatnot. Generally a lot cheaper than buying a bunch of separate one-ways.
__________________
¿Donde esta Omid? Omi-san wa doko desuka? Ou est Omid? Wo ist Omid?

Find out @ http://omidabroad.blogspot.com

omisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

Brooke, what are your travel dates?
So far, using dates of the 8th, the 15th, and the 22nd, I get a price of $708 Canadian...but that's on a multitude of airlines.
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 10:31 PM   #4
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

I am using August 9 or 10 as first departure. Then August 14 or 15 to Denver and then August 21 or 22 as the final flight date. I couldn't get the multi city function to work. Kept saying that the dates were unavailable.
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 10:34 PM   #5
Yoda
 
space virgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hell
Posts: 5,533
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It'll have to be laaate on August 14, preferably Aug. 15 that you depart for Denver. Just sayin.
__________________
Various bloggings (Version 2.0)
space virgin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 10:45 PM   #6
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

For this itinerary, you may actually have to go to a good old-fashioned travel agent.
Total price, C$698. Hope this helps!



__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 12:09 PM   #7
TPunk Emeritus
 
LiveFreeorDie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Newly relocated to C-bus - USA
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You might try talking to Air Canada or United for a combo ticket to get to all your cities with a combination of these two airlines. They are both part of the Star Alliance and so it might be easier to call one of them up and look at multi-city options as it should be similar to using a single airline. Given where you are going, they likely have coverage of your entire itinerary (not saying they will be the cheapest option necessarily, but should be better than all individual one-ways). Good luck.
__________________
\\Jamie\\



"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

"The plural of anecdote is not data"
LiveFreeorDie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 01:20 PM   #8
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

Was the itinerary I posted of any use to you Brooke? What price range did you have in mind?
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 02:00 PM   #9
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

Yes that itinerary was helpful Matt, thank you. I am going to go to talk to my travel agent and see what I can work out...

Price range is fine...I was looking for something under $700, so looks like I just got that!
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 02:19 PM   #10
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

To add, if you want an earlier flight than 11 PM, Harmony Airways (the flight from Toronto to Vancouver) has an 8:25 AM departure for only $10 more, but it's a day earlier (August 8th). The only fare bucket available for August 9th on that early flight is in the $400 range.
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2006, 02:32 AM   #11
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New York, NY & The Road
Posts: 1,451
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to xanthuos Send a message via MSN to xanthuos Send a message via Yahoo to xanthuos
Default

Price has gone up by $10 and will likely keep doing so, probably by larger amounts. Just a reminder that it's always best to book an airfare you like right away.
__________________
Regards,
Matthew
xanthuos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2006, 10:35 AM   #12
TPunk Emeritus
 
benna2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Hanover, Ontario
Posts: 2,126
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Send a message via AIM to benna2 Send a message via MSN to benna2 Send a message via Yahoo to benna2
Default

Thanks for your help Matt....

I booked a ticket today.

I fly into Vancouver from Toronto on the 9th of August.
Then I fly out of SEATTLE!! on the 15th to Denver
Then from Denver to Toronto on the 22nd of August.

My first two flights are non-stop and I have only an hour stopover in Cleveland on the way home to Toronto.

Grand total of the ticket with taxes and travel agent fees-$711.22 CAN.

Not too bad I suppose...

Anyway...I'm happy.
__________________
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine"

Come visit me in the DR!
www.sosuavacationrentals.com
benna2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:13 PM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121