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    Thumbs up Thank you westjet!

    A huge shout-out to WestJet for introducing twice a week direct service from Toronto to Aruba (Sat and Tue) beginning November 2012. You've made a lot of us Canucks happy eh!

    Michael

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    Nice to see you Michael

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    Hi Michael....Welcome back...any info on the fares yet?

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    John - yes the fares are there - they range from $199-$219 pp each way plus taxes. We just booked Christmas (Dec 29-Jan 22) for around $500 pp including taxes. WestJet must have released the flights this morning b/c we booked a late Oct / early Nov trip yesterday and booked jetBlue from Buffalo as best fare option since WestJet still showed Oct 28 as latest return flight to YYZ. I am also back on island Aug 25-Sep 1 - maybe we can try again for that beer at Moomba :-)
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    Thanks Andrea. Michael

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Nice to see you Michael

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    Hi Michael.....Mooombas it is or if you have another suggestion


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    This is great news for many of us here. It gives us one more option.

    Any idea as to departure times from Toronto? It would be nice if we could do Winnipeg - Aruba in one day through Canada, but if the flight leaves Toronto before noon, we'll stick with the Winnipeg-Chicago-Miami-Aruba route. The cost of the o/night in T.O. would make the all-Canadian routing still more expensive.

    I was checking Westjet's web-site and could not find available Saturday flights
    for January.

    Does anyone know if this is going to be a year-round thing or seasonal? only.We're hoping to go in September 2013.

    I'm just happy that there's another option for Canadian Aruba lovers like us.

    Have a good one,



    Glenn

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    Leaves Tues and Sat at 9:15am arrives Aruba at 3:10pm

    Leaves Aruba 4:05PM and into Toronto at 8:21pm

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    We always leave from Buffalo , but this time we will book with Westjet for our Febuary stay, out of Toronto, not that much more money with Westjet.

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    ubouu - we have always done the Buffalo run as well, but when we factor in the departure (6am) and return (midnight) times, potential missed connections, the border delays, and the return process of US immigration in Aruba . . . the WestJet price now makes the price value proposition reasonable versus other Toronto departure options (AC for example). This is a really good thing we hope will open the Aruba market to more Canadians. Michael

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