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I am finding prices to be about 1100-1250 for rountrip from Winnipeg Canada to Amsterdam in march.

Is this about typical? I thought it would be cheaper since it’s shoulder season, but guess not! It sucks not knowing if I should just book or wait until closer to the date. Wish we were a better hub for deals, like Toronto!

I am leaving from Canada with $5000 for 38 days
Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Zürich, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Paris, Bruges, Lille, London
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Yeh and too bad Iceland Express only did Winnipeg this summer. Otherwise I think you’d have a winner, because their prices seemed really reasonable.

1100+ seems high to me for this trip. Have you checked prices to Brussels and Dusseldorf as well—since they’re well-connected to AMS via train (2-2.5hrs)?

Have you checked consolidators and the sources linked in our new user thread pinned @top of this forum? Be sure to check the student and youth links too—if you’re under 26, or full-time student.

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I sure hope this is just an expedia error, but now when I plug in my dates and destination, it comes up as costing 1400. And then when I click “choose this flight” I get a msg saying “We’re sorry, the price of this flight has changed from C$1,422.47 to C$2,395.47”

This cannot be possible for a flight to Europe?? I hope it’s an error. I am only going in March and when I preview seat availablity there are still lots left. I have no idea what the heck is going on, but I find it strange airfare is so much compared to when I checked last year for the heck of it. At this time last year, for the same dates and places, cost 850.

So weird!

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Try other booking sites—Orbitz and Travelocity, for example. Or just use BookingBuddy and the others suggestions in our new user thread pinned@top of this forum.

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I read an interesting article on flying from Canada.

Apparently canadian airports have, in general, high fees, and there is not a low of competition among airlines, as Canada does not have many, and particularly does not have the low cost airlines that are found throughout the US.

This has led to Canadians driving to the US (much of Canada’s population is clustered near the border), and flying from US airports. One family cited was from Toronto and wanted to visit NYC. By driving across the border and flying from a US airport, they saved hundreds of dollars. Apparently this has been going on for quite a while, and is getting more prevalent; one expert said Canadians had been willing to drive a couple of hours, but now are willing to drive as much as six hours.

So you might want to look for fares from some US international airport that is close enough to Winnipeg to be driveable, or even busable.

The article was, I think, in the Globe and Mail within the last week or two, if you want to look it up.

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europlanner wrote:
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I am finding prices to be about 1100-1250 for rountrip from Winnipeg Canada to Amsterdam in march.

Is this about typical? I thought it would be cheaper since it’s shoulder season, but guess not! It sucks not knowing if I should just book or wait until closer to the date. Wish we were a better hub for deals, like Toronto!

expensive :|

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I know Frown

Last year if I booked at this time for March travel I could have gotten for 850. Seems that 1200 is the norm now.

Thanks Cleveland Brown! I did look into that but that time of year is typically bad for ice on the highways/flooding, so wanted to be more safe than sorry rather than driving down. Boo

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Amsterdam, Hanover, Berlin, Munich, Zürich, Lucerne, Rome, Florence, Paris, Bruges, Lille, London
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europlanner: I’m also from Winnipeg ironically enough and that’s usually minimum what I pay to go to Europe. It does suck that our airport sucks though.

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Orbitz try to book there