Originally Posted by qcanoe
Yes, based on fall flights, it does look like there are some slightly better options arriving / departing on non-weekend days. So your point is good. I would definitely do that to save a few hundred bucks and/or a flight leg. Everything is speculation at this point, because we can't (I think) get actual quotes on flights that far out. It may be late summer before we can talk hard numbers? (Not a frequent flyer so I don't know how far in advance carriers start offering seats.)
Good call but no real savings to be had. Just checked travelocity.ca for the following dates:
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 - Tue, Feb 5, 2013 | 1 Adult
Best (reasonable) price is $780 with transfer in Minny or Denver. Best price is $15 cheaper but you transfer in NYC and arrive in BZN close to 23h00.
Forgive me if I missed it in the thread earlier but has the date been finalized yet? Once set I'm thinking to book my flight to lock in a sub $CDN850 price ASAP.
A "cheaper" option may be driving to Buffalo or Detroit but in winter, both (especially Detroit going through SW Ontario) can be dodgy with storms and the border crossing - what you save in $ you give up and more in time. Then, there's the drive back after the trip...
FYI, I usually book to Whistler using Flightcentre and they get me my transfers as well. My regular agent quoted same price (to Bozeman) as I could get online so when dates are set I'll ask her to get me some options based on the dates - very convenient and if anything goes wrong they always make it right. On my return to Toronto from Whistler last January they got me an 08h00 departure from YVR at a great price. But I had to leave the Village at 03h00! I called to confirm my shuttle Thursday and skylinx told me I was SOL. I emailed her and they sorted it with skylinx so I had a taxi pick me up and take me to the airport - no extra charge. My friend got a call from WestJet a half hour after I left that his 13h00 flight had been cancelled and he was now on a redeye back to Toronto. He had to pay out of pocket for a $300 cab ride back to YVR to make a 10h00 flight. I'll pay that extra bit for that kind of security any day of the week as long as I can afford it!