We’ve come a long way, baby

At 37, I don’t consider myself particularly old but I do remember a time when you had to pay $1,200 or more for a regular ticket to fly to Toronto from Moncton. Now, 15 years later, after significant increases in pilot salaries, fuel and other costs, it now costs $218 (round trip – CanJet fares) according to the ‘This Week’s Best Bargains’ section of the Globe & Mail on Saturday.

Rub your eyes and look again.

You were reading it right. The Toronto to Moncton flight is listed as one of “This Week’s Best Bargains”.

We’ve come a long way, baby. From egregiously high rates to the best deals in the span of a few years.

Ain’t competition grand?

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  1. NorthShoreDefection says:

    Mr. Campbell, I still feel we have a long way to go and would love to see “Open Skies” here in Canada. This past week I got roundtrip price quotes for Moncton to Toronto and Halifax to Los Angeles. The cost? $418 for the former and $398 for the latter. Prices are coming down, but if we had increased competition like in the US, they would be even lower! Regards. bob