Why we don't fly Ottawa to Saskatoon
In this thread I asked for advice on the route from Ottawa to Mississauga a few weeks ago so that we could catch a direct flight from Pearson to Saskatoon. People questioned our decision to drive and then fly instead of just flying out of Ottawa.
I started looking at flights for the summer (July/August) to visit Saskatoon. I searched for 4 tickets, and chose the cheapest approximately 2 week block (13-15 days) over those 2 months on Air Canada or WestJet. The prices on the Ottawa to Calgary, Ottawa to Edmonton, and Toronto to Saskatoon would be lower if we wanted to risk Flair or Swoop.
This is why we search for flights out of Toronto or Montreal when traveling internationally, and why we make a drive (either to Toronto or from Calgary/Edmonton) when visiting Saskatoon.
We've lived in Ottawa for 3.5 years and have yet to fly Ottawa to Saskatoon as a family. We either drive to Toronto, or fly to Calgary or Edmonton and drive on the other side. We need to rent a vehicle in Saskatoon anyway, so having to rent in AB doesn't really factor in to the decision.
Ottawa to Saskatoon:
Toronto to Saskatoon:
Ottawa to Edmonton:
Ottawa to Calgary: