My Kind of Math

So, I need to get tickets to Montreal, a hotel for a week and a rental car for week. My goal is to get it accomplished for less than $3000.

I first started looking and found out that a ticket to Montreal costs $1500. So, two tickets to Montreal were going to be three grand. Not good.

I checked out some other places and found some for nine-hundred dollars a piece. Still not great.

Then, I found out I could keep Charlie in my lap for the flight and not have to buy him a ticket. I consider this a major score. I’m not sure he could comfortable ride in a seat anyway.

Then, I talked to some mothers talking about going to Montreal on the ABR parent’s board. Off-handedly someone talked about flying into Vermont and driving to Montreal, which is less than two hours away.

I checked on a flight to Vermont: Two-hundred and fifty dollars.

Rental car does not charge extra to take the car to Montreal, so I’ll have to pay the rental fee and a small fee for international insurance. No mileage.

So, I COULD get the rental car and two tickets to Vermont for less than one ticket to Montreal. I’ll probably just do one ticket to Vermont and save even more.

I’m so proud of myself.

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Comments

  1. therextras says:

    You are my kind of traveler!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Crazy isn’t it? – airfares make no sense to me either and I used to work in the business!
    Sounds like going via Vermont is the way to go ….

  3. Are packages to Montreal as expensive…you know..car, hotel, air?

  4. Small Town Girl says:

    Saving money is the best feeling! Good for you for finding a way.

  5. Nadine Hightower says:

    That’s why I shop!! Always looking for the bargain!! And they say train travel is cheaper but it takes longer…..something to think about. You may have found the best deal.

  6. Check your auto insurance. You shouldn’t need international coverage. It should cover you in Canada. (just wouldn’t be good in Mexico).

  7. Oooohhh. . . thank you Karen for the tip! I am saving those pennies, people!

    Nadine–I’d love to go by train–I could avoid the flying thing! Unfortunately, I think that Charlie wouldn’t like it very much. Trains are s-l-o-w.

    Irene–no clue on the packages. I’ll look into it.

  8. Sounds like another one of those things the universe does to make you go “squeeeee!”
    Awesome deal. How is it that to get from Pensacola to Oklahoma costs more than it does to get from where you are to freaking Vermont? I’m calling you next time I need to make travel plans.

  9. Incidentally, I just did that Burlington-Montreal drive. It wasn’t really a problem, but I speak French. If you don’t, I would advise you to get some very good directions and be warned that Quebec apparently does not frown on tailgating. Airfare is a mysterious thing…I flew from CA to DC for $300 roundtrip, and couldn’t even fly from Burlington to Halifax, NS for under $1500.