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Old 09-27-2018, 09:57 PM   #3821
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Air Transat has dropped the price of their 2019 flights from Calgary to Vancouver down to $135 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

July and August dates are available, as well as Friday to Sunday weekend flights.

You can also find vice versa flights (Vancouver to Calgary) for a similar roundtrip price.

May, June, July, August, and September 2019 dates are available.

link: http://yycdeals.com/calgary-to-vanco...-weekend-dates

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Old 09-27-2018, 10:25 PM   #3822
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Anyone been to Sooke recently? Looking for info on where to go to buy seafood for our own cooking. Will also take any restaurant recommendations! Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:24 PM   #3823
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Anybody deal with Sixt car rentals? Havenít heard of them but they seem to be one of the cheaper places in Iceland.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:45 PM   #3824
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Anybody deal with Sixt car rentals? Havenít heard of them but they seem to be one of the cheaper places in Iceland.
They don't have much of a presence in North America, but they're pretty big in Europe. It's pretty much the same as renting from any other rental car company.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:00 PM   #3825
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I've used them twice, never had an issue(other than them giving me a Renault Craptur). They won't let you take it on the Nurbergring though.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:48 PM   #3826
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Anybody deal with Sixt car rentals? Havenít heard of them but they seem to be one of the cheaper places in Iceland.
I rented from them in Reykjavik 2 years ago. No issues whatsoever and they had two different locations IIRC. Paid extra to get portable wifi in the vehicle which the kids liked after a few days of radio silence.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:39 AM   #3827
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Anybody deal with Sixt car rentals? Havenít heard of them but they seem to be one of the cheaper places in Iceland.
Used them in Croatia. No different than with any other rental company. They had rules about not taking the car into other countries or on ferries, so check with stuff like that if it's applicable.
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:04 AM   #3828
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Anyone been to Sooke recently? Looking for info on where to go to buy seafood for our own cooking. Will also take any restaurant recommendations! Thanks!
I asked a friend that lives there and this is what he said: "The government wharf is the best followed by a place just up the hill from the wharf.
Thereís a restaurant there as well or the Sooke harbour house has great seafood dinners buts a bit pricey."
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:47 AM   #3829
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I did a quick search of the forum and this thread but all the car rental stuff is pretty old.

Anyone used AutoEurope for car rentals? They seem to have by far the cheapest rates by quite a bit. Google tells me some people have had some issues but they also all sound like morons.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:19 AM   #3830
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A few years ago we rented through AutoEurope and it worked out fine. It was a bit messier during pick up/drop off with Hertz which was the actual company the car was rented through. I don't think that had anything to do with AutoEurope though. AutoEurope will email you a voucher you have to present to the rental car company, so maybe not as smooth as booking directly with a Hertz, National, etc.

This past summer I think I searched for best prices on AutoEurope and then just booked through Budget directly. We did a one way trip (Paris to Nice) and it all worked out really well.
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:45 AM   #3831
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In Europe I have always found Sixt or Avis to be the cheapest(particularly one way), and Europcar to serve areas that aren't as popular. I haven't had problems renting from any of them. I've never used AutoEurope, I don't really like to buy services through secondary companies, sounds messy.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:07 AM   #3832
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The thing is that booking direct through any of the rental companies is significantly more expensive than using an aggregator (Expedia, Kayak, AutoEurope, etc). I've used them before without issue, just never used AutoEurope. They seem to have plenty of good reviews and a few bad ones, just like anywhere.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:18 AM   #3833
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I wonder if you could call one of the companies directly after getting the aggregator price and ask them to match that? I've had luck with that on hotels before.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:40 AM   #3834
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Ive used AutoEurope before with no issues. Ive found renting a car in Europe to be a bit of a random crapshoot (some are very professional, some come across like a mom and pop side-business), but that's usually more to do with the local rental location itself.
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:04 PM   #3835
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Air Transat has dropped the price of their 2019 flights from Calgary to Vancouver down to $135 CAD roundtrip including taxes.

July and August dates are available, as well as Friday to Sunday weekend flights.

You can also find vice versa flights (Vancouver to Calgary) for a similar roundtrip price.

May, June, July, August, and September 2019 dates are available.

link: http://yycdeals.com/calgary-to-vanco...-weekend-dates

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Has anyone flown on a Transat 737-300? It's the plane indicated for these flights for some dates I am looking at but I can't find a seat map online for it. (-700, -800 no problem). It's a short flight but I don't want to be crushed.
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Old 12-29-2018, 02:17 PM   #3836
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Has anyone flown on a Transat 737-300? It's the plane indicated for these flights for some dates I am looking at but I can't find a seat map online for it. (-700, -800 no problem). It's a short flight but I don't want to be crushed.
It's Transat, you're going to be crushed and most likely an hour late.
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According to the Air Transat site they only have 700 and 800 series 737s in their fleet.
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Old 12-30-2018, 11:58 AM   #3838
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Much more of a basic crowd sourcing question. Planning on going somewhere in mid to late Feb with my girlfriend. It'll be something like 5 or 6 days. We're hoping for something warm, more budget friendly ($400~ for flight per person).

We've considered San Diego (lots of things to do/see?), Palm Springs (I know if there's much?) and maybe San Francisco. Just wondering if anybody else had any ideas?
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Old 12-30-2018, 12:00 PM   #3839
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San Francisco is generally not very warm in February.
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Old 12-30-2018, 12:59 PM   #3840
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Palm Springs is decent in February, around 20 degrees, but if you're looking for tropical Mexico/Hawaii would be better. Also if you're looking for sightseeing San Diego might be better for stuff to see and do
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