We told you about our great deal ($471 return) from Calgary to Seoul, South Korea. But our daughter and son also have some trips coming up and I thought I'd tell you about the deals they got. One of them is totally amazing!!
Our daughter and grandchildren are coming to visit us here at the park. (They arrive in less than two weeks!) They live near Halifax, Nova Scotia and needed to fly to either Saskatoon or Regina in order for us to pick them up.
It's really tough to get a great deal on flights within Canada. We have a huge lack of competition, with only Air Canada and Westjet doing coast to coast flights, and on top of that we have among the highest taxes and airport fees in the world.
They ended up paying $309 per person for the one way from Halifax to Saskatoon (changing planes in Toronto) and $298 per person for the return trip. So $607 return. That's about as good as it gets.
Occasionally you can get deals for Toronto to Vancouver, I think I've seen it as low as $500 return, but never cheaper than that because it's almost all taxes and fees.
So, they're booked and they arrive June 3rd!
But the ticket I booked yesterday for our son is a REAL deal...
Yep...that's the price!
Our son wants to go to Europe this fall, and he had asked me to keep my eyes open for a deal. Well, sometimes something comes around that's too good to be true. I thought that was the case with our South Korea deal (and it was!) but this is even more amazing...
New York City to Milan, Italy on September 15th, and then Prague to Tokyo on September 24th.
Total price for both journeys? $172 USD. Yep, that's the total.
Neat thing about this deal is the connecting flights. The first leg connects in Rome, so Alex will likely get off the plane there and not take the second flight to Milan.
Then, he may not even use the flight from Prague to Tokyo. If we can search out a decent return fare from anywhere in Europe, he can either fly Prague to Paris or Prague to Amsterdam because those are the two included connection on the leg to Tokyo. Or, if we find a deal on a Tokyo flight back to Canada, he may actually get around the world airfare for under $1,000. Wow.
This deal had to be a pricing error. One of the airfare alert websites I belong to had this deal and we booked it after a quick phone call to Alex. When these deals come up, you have to be prepared to make a decision now because they don't last long. In fact, the same deal only a few hours later was up to $285. Still a great price, but that gives you an idea of how quickly things can change.
Things at the park are coming along. There's been no campers here during the week, but we should have a few show up for tonight.
Oh, our little owl has been using his wings!
We haven't actually seen it fly yet, but he wasn't in his tree yesterday afternoon and we spotted it in another tree far enough away that there's only one way he could have got there!
His colors are sure changing darker.
His back. It was funny watching his head turn around, watching us all the way!
Ruth and our hired help got all the leaves cleaned up.
More wildlife here at the park!
That's called a Bullsnake. They're totally harmless, but they look like a rattlesnake! An adult is about six feet long, and they can grow as long as eight feet! That is our hired help's arm. He says that the only time they bite is if you piss them off!
I was thinking at the time that this snake was starting to look a little pissed off!