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لماذا تطير الكنديين من مطارات الولايات المتحدة

مقدم من كانون الثاني / يناير 30, 2011 – 10:56 على3 تعليقات

If you’re living in Cana­da and plan­ning a trip out­side the coun­try, do you consi­der flying from an air­port in the Uni­ted States?

إذا كان الأمر كذلك, you’re not alone.

صدر مؤخرا العالم & البريد المادة, «An omi­nous flight pat­tern: Cana­dians opting for U.S. air­ports» repor­ted that «Ø¹Ù„Ù‰ مدى العقد الماضي, the num­ber of trips taken at U.S. air­ports by Cana­dians has more than dou­bled. »

What’s dri­ving air­port-bound Cana­dians to drive over the bor­der? That’s easy – توفير المال.

كما العالم & البريد article explai­ned, « one in six Cana­dians flying to a U.S. des­ti­na­tion are now tur­ning their backs on Canada’s air­ports and taking advan­tage of chea­per Ame­ri­can fares»

But what makes Cana­da’s fares so high? Here’s the العالم & Mail’s تحليل:

مع فقط Air Cana­da Ùˆ West­Jet offe­ring coast-to-coast ser­vice, Cana­da lacks the fierce com­pe­ti­tion among smal­ler air­lines that forces down fares in the Uni­ted States.

But direct and indi­rect govern­ment levies remain the big­gest rea­sons for Canada’s sky-high fares. Otta­wa charges mil­lions of dol­lars in rent on the fede­ral­ly owned land that major air­ports ope­rate on; it also imposes secu­ri­ty charges, fuel excise taxes and sales taxes.

The various levies and charges have stea­di­ly risen in recent years and now account for up to 70 per cent of the total fare on domes­tic flights.

So what does that mean for Cana­dian travelers?

In Van­cou­ver, it means they’re bra­ving the traf­fic and bor­der line-ups to drive to Seat­tle, حيث dis­count air­lines like الطائرة الزرقاء Ùˆ Vir­gin Ame­ri­ca have a gro­wing num­ber of flights from Sea-Tac Inter­na­tio­nal Air­port.

وهذا يعني أيضا المزيد من Ù‚.. tra­ve­lers are consi­de­ring flights from Bel­lin­gham, Washing­ton, حيث Alle­giant Air whisks snow­birds south to Las Vegas, Phoe­nix, and seve­ral Cali­for­nia cities.. As the CBC repor­ted, « The num­ber of people flying out of Bel­lin­gham Inter­na­tio­nal Air­port has increa­sed from 68,000 في 2001 إلى حوالي 400,000 في 2010 and more than half of those are Canadian. »

Toron­to-area tra­ve­lers are flying from Buf­fa­lo, and other sou­thern Onta­rio resi­dents book flights from ديترويت.

South of Mon­treal, New York’s Platts­burgh Inter­na­tio­nal Air­port even bills itself as « Mon­treal’s U.S. Air­port» luring Cana­dian tra­ve­lers with cheap flights on Spi­rit Air­ways.

It’s not all gloom and doom for Cana­dian tra­ve­lers. Besides Air Cana­da and West­jet, some smal­ler car­riers are begin­ning to make inroads in the Cana­dian mar­ket, nota­bly Toron­to-based Por­ter Air­ways. Por­ter flies bet­ween eas­tern Cana­dian cities, inclu­ding Toron­to, Mon­treal, Hali­fax, وسانت. John’s, and to a few Ame­ri­can destinations.

But in the same way that Cana­dian shop­pers look for other bar­gains south of the bor­der (انظر آخر لدينا الأخيرة, «Shop­ping in Cana­da, or Why US Expats Miss Tar­get »), it seems like dri­ving south to fly is a Cana­dian migra­tion that will be with us for some time.

Sea-Tac Inter­na­tio­nal Air­port pho­to by prayit­no (fli­ckr)

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  • رحمة يقول:

    We are in King­ston and always fly out of Syra­cuse. It is as close as Otta­wa and always chea­per. أكثر, cros­sing the bor­der here is a breeze. The high­way to Syra­cuse is fan­tas­tic. Smooth with very lit­tle traffic.

  • مورين هيل يقول:

    No wan­der! هذا هو بلدي لماذا:
    Living in the eas­tern Town­ships we are only an hour an half away from Bur­ling­ton air­port a small regio­nal airport.
    You drive an hour and fif­teen minutes to get to Tru­deau air­port in Mon­treal but it never hap­pens, الجسر وساعة الذروة للوصول إلى هناك يمكن أن تضيف ما يصل الى ساعة اضافية.
    Cros­sing a land bor­der takes at the most 10 دقيقة, there is no rush hour bet­ween here and the air­port and no line to present the ticket, you are at the gate in six­ty seconds.
    Try to get through our Mon­treal air­port maze, not to men­tion the delay to get to the US pas­sport control and the long walk to the gate.
    We are lucky that there is still a great num­ber of humans that like lines as a dai­ly ticket in life!

  • تويت أن أذكر لماذا يطير الكنديين من المطارات الامريكية | الذين يعيشون في الخارج في كندا -- Topsy.com يقول:

    [] This post was men­tio­ned on Twit­ter by All­top Cana­da, The Bel­lin­gham Wire. The Bel­lin­gham Wire said: Why Cana­dians Fly from US Air­ports | Living Abroad in Cana­da http://bit.ly/dIFbxd []