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?