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Alas. Paris in springtime is not to be for us.

Alas. Paris in springtime is not to be for us.

Jan 21st, 2004, 05:19 PM
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Alas. Paris in springtime is not to be for us.

I found an Air Canada sale that would take us to Paris from Victoria for $1056cdn if we returned on Easter Monday. Fares for September show $2600 for comparison.

For some reason returning that day is $500pp cheaper than any other day in April or May.

Anyway, my boss said no way, look for later in the year.

I need a better job. Any openings?
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Jan 21st, 2004, 05:26 PM
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Poor kitty, so sorry!
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Jan 21st, 2004, 05:33 PM
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That amount is a lot of money to save. You can get another job. You can only take memories with you when your time is up-go!
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Jan 21st, 2004, 05:43 PM
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Why is your company not using a travel agency? You can certainly do better than that, even including agency fees, to say nothing of the time you will save from searching the internet yourself.
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Jan 21st, 2004, 05:47 PM
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icthecat, how frustrating.

If I get to go to Europe this summer, though (from YVR), I am going to take Zoom or Thomas Cook charter flights. I priced flights to LGW at under $600 CAD including tax for departure in May and return in June. If I go in late June and return in July, I can find a fare for under $800 CAD including tax. (Fares found at www.canadianaffair.com and www.flyzoom.com) Combine that with a Ryanair or EasyJet flight for perhaps $50 Canadian, transport to/from the airport for another $50 Canadian, and it's worth the inconvenience for me.

Anyway, I don't know what is available for your possible dates, but perhaps consider taking a charter flight and taking a budget airline to Paris.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 10:51 AM
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icithecat, don't give up yet. I just got an email from Destina.com with fares to Paris on Air Canada at the lower range for your dates from Vancouver. Try and see what you get.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 11:27 AM
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I hope you are still going??
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 12:37 PM
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The fares for September may well come down to the level of the springtime fares. It is too early to buy for September.
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