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Cheap Flights From Canada?
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hey guys. so, I was recently checking flights at CheapTickets. Are there cheaper flight booking sites than this? Because I was finding like $1000 from Ottawa, ON to London. I think that’s a tad high. This, however, was flying into Heathrow. Would it make sense to fly into Gatwick maybe?
 
I’m also flexible. Would it be cheaper to just fly into a different country? Like Germany or Spain or something.

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Hi Dee, and welcome to Eurotrip (if you’ve not already been formally welcomed—I noticed this is your 4th post).

Start here www.eurotrip.com/for… and here www.eurotrip.com/for… for some good links and tips. I’ve seen some really incredible fares to the UK on most airlines, outbound May and June. Canadian Affair has some under $500 CDN round trip, taxes included.

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Hi,
 
I am in Winnipeg, and I booked a flight for September to London (Gatwick) with Zoom. I is costing me roughly $700 CDN return.
 
I notice that Zoom does fly from Ottawa to London Gatwick as well.
 
Hope you find something.
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Your not going to find the best prices out of Ottawa.  You’d be much better off looking at Montreal or even Toronto.  You should see a significant drop in price by changing cities.

On the topic of Zoom airlines ( www.flyzoom.com ), I flew with them out of Halifax 2 years ago into Glasgow and out of Gatwick.  Great airline, and a good price too. 

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well I was expecting my trip to be probably August 15-November 15. But that could flex a little I guess. I couldn’t find any fares with any of those websites, except the last one, but that still cost me $1000.

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One problem is that many cheap flight options quit for Ottawa by the end of October. Flyzoom has a total price of $685 CAD For YOW-LGW, but you have to leave August 16 and return October 25.
 
So I would look at Flyzoom again, but do a multi-city search leaving from Ottawa and returning from the UK or Paris to Toronto or Montreal.
 
Flyglobespan does Toronto and Hamilton, but not Ottawa.

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Hey Dee,

I recently booked with ZOOM and after tones of research found that they were the cheapest and the only one to offer different “fly to” and “fly from” cities.

Im flying to London (gatwick) $99 (June) and home from Paris $349 (july)
$720 with taxes etc.

pretty sweet.

I am leaving from Toronto with $5000 for 30 days
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If it’s not a&nbsproblem getting yourself to toronto, theres a shuttle bus to Hamilton airport from toronto city center for 10 bucks, and you can do
august 15 – october 31 for 527$ total into london gatwick =D
with www.flyglobespan.ca
Even with a bus to toronto from ottawa its still significantly cheaper.

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no, getting to Toronto wouldn’t be a problem. I think my family would just drive me there.

Thanks guys. I guess I’ll do some shopping around and compare a little more.

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Hey! I know it’s been a few years since you asked this question, but I’ve got some information to share for people who get led to this discussion.

You can get cheaper flights flying out of Canada on United Airlines’ American web portal (not their Canadian one!). There’s a few tricks to make it work but this person ended up saving $400 on his round trip.

Here’s the article: http://ideavein.com/2010/11/17/cheap-flight-canada-loophole/

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John, thanks for that. Within the past half-year or so we had someone else report here their success booking for much less via AA’s Australian website. Myself, I used to book KLM flights within Europe for much less through their partner Northwest Airlines (now part of Delta) USA site nwa.com — seats on the exact same flights for less. It can definitely pay to shop around. Do realize that purchasing in another country might not afford the same buyer protections—but conversely, it could offer more buyer protections, depending on that particular country’s rules governing online purchases. Definitely always book with credit card only.