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    Yes, i booked it!! Spoke with hubbie and he was able to confirm our fly dates. We're paying $24.5K for 2 adults, 1 child on roundtrip to Vancouver for AC.

    Still more than what we paid last year but I have a sneaking suspicion that this year's Xmas fares are going to be as bad (read, high) as the current summer ones. I have friends paying $10-12K for one roundtrip ticket to YVR on AC for this summer!

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    Our fares are more but interestingly, our taxes/surcharges are less.

    Adult ticket: $6230 per person
    Child: $4670
    Taxes and surcharges in total are: $7740 ($2620 per adult, $2500 child)

    Anyway, total comes to $24,870.

    As you say, I'm just relieved to have locked down our Xmas hols. Now I'll have to work on finding a decent service apartment for the two weeks we're there.

    Thanks so much for sharing Cara, this is really great!!

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    so, did you book with priceline?

    and how did the taxes etc stack up? similar to mine?

    those dang taxes are a killer! i really hate when they show prices without the taxes and surcharges. i think that they should only be allowed to show all inc prices... that way you can compare properly.

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    where in vancouver will you be?

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    that's really weird... wonder why your taxes were so much cheaper than mine... hmmm....

    but glad you were able to get the tickets!

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    Most likely downtown. My dad lives in English Bay (but his condo is too small to fit us all!) and my brother is an apartment downtown as well.

    In the past, we've stayed at Carmana Plaza which offers decent rates ($180/night, with kitchenette) but I'm hoping to explore other options to see if we can save on accommodation.

    Cara, are you booking a rental car?? Now that I have fly dates, I've booked one with Hertz, just to be safe.

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    no. my mum and her husband have 2 cars. my brother and his wife and two kids will be driving from saskatoon after schools break for the holiday. if my hubby is able to come, we will have to rent a minivan for a few days, but if he doesn't we all fit in my mum's car.

    i've never booked with hertz there. i've done alamo (steer clear!) and enterprise (quite a few times before my mum moved there).

    we'll be staying in whiterock...

    my aunt stayed at an apartment hotel in downtown vancouver years ago, but i can't remember which one....

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