Since 1980, and throughout the many changes, we still love going downtown in Oranjestad.
Oh My Goodness,
That is an absolutely incredible airfare from Canada.
By way of comparison, we used to pay almost $1400.00 each to go from Winnipeg to Aruba via Toronto on Air Canada. Also, we often had to o/night in Toronto at least one way.
As is the case with many other Canadians going to Aruba, we got tired of paying Air Canada's exhorbitant fares, and about 7 years ago we started flying to Aruba through the US. We are proud Canadians but our patriotism does not extend to going broke trying to fly to our favourite Caribbean island!
Since about 2006 our routing has been:
Winnipeg - Chicago on United
Chicago - Miami on American
Miami - Aruba on American
It's a full day's travel, departing Winnipeg around 6am and getting into Aruba around 11:30pm. The airfare is around $1000.00, give or take.