Best & cheapest option to Travel from Toronto to Tampa, Florida in Sept-Dec 2019
Drive, fly from Toronto or Fly from somewhere in USA ?
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But will they get you there and back on time with no hassles?
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I would think dragging 3 young kids and all their equipment (luggage, strollers, diaper bags, etc) through airports (especially security, and worse if you have to change planes somewhere with a tight connection) would be hell...
Jul 19th, 2019 1:00 pm
We have a Dodge caravanEastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑ I would think dragging 3 young kids and all their equipment (luggage, strollers, diaper bags, etc) through airports (especially security, and worse if you have to change planes somewhere with a tight connection) would be hell...
The major advantage of flying is the time, since that's a 2 day drive minimum.
If you only have a small car maybe you'd want to rent a larger vehicle (full size, if not SUV/crossover -- but check the rates, some agencies won't let you take larger vehicles out of country or limit your miles on them) for such a trip. That might be a better way to spend your money rather than on flights.
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It beats driving for 3 days. FLL flights are relatively cheap and frequent. A mid size rental in teh US is usually quite affordable if you keep your eyes peeled for deals. Direct flights to Tampa are harder to come by.
Jul 19th, 2019 3:51 pm
Southwest flies NONSTOP (I never use the "d" word) Buffalo to Tampa so that might be the best bet, especially given that SW does not charge for checked luggage nor carryons. And with small kids the OP's family would get to board early (Southwest uses "rush seating" in an assigned order, rather than seat assignments, so earliest is best).michelb wrote: ↑ As far as the price, you'll have to shop around and look for seat sales but from my experience, it's typically much cheaper to fly from the US (i.e. probably Niagara or Rochester for you). And with kids that age, I would look for a direct flight.
We typically fly discount airlines like Allegiant or Frontier (I'm in Ottawa so we typically fly from OGS, SYR or PBG). Remember to factor in all the extra costs (although I think pretty much all airlines charge for luggage and seat selection now).
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I wouldn't recommend them unless the OP likes getting nickel and dimed (more like $20'd and $50'd, in US currency) for carryon luggage, checked luggage, seat selection.... families with kids can't/don't travel "light".
Jul 19th, 2019 8:16 pm
I responded to your other thread before reading this one.