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Cheap flights from UK to Toronto - book in advance or last min?

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ThePartyArtist Fri 28-Mar-14 15:06:49

Hoping to go to Toronto in Sept 2014. Currently looking at £500p.p. return flights with Aer Lingus or Norwegian. Personal circumstances MAY mean I need to change the booking and go at a later date (if I'm in a new job which won't honour the holiday). Airlines allow this for £85 per person per flight, plus the difference in cost between the original and replacement flight - my question therefore is; if I had to rearrange the date after booking, would I have any chance of getting £500 return flights at (for example) 2 months notice? I don't know if planes are like trains in that the earlier you book the cheaper. Anyone know of any good sales coming up?

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 28-Mar-14 17:16:49

On long haul flights it is usually more expensive the closer you get to departure date.

You could purchase a fully flexible economy class ticket which would enable you to make the possible changes that you describe but that would cost far more. However, if you were to start a new job the employer should honour your holiday dates anyway.

I would also look at either BA or Air Canada as their fares also tend to be reasonable. Also looking at skyscanner would be a good bet.
(BTW avoid Norwegian).

ThePartyArtist Mon 31-Mar-14 10:51:58

thanks for the tip, why do you say avoid Norwegian airlines? They are one I have been looking at.

ThePartyArtist Mon 31-Mar-14 10:52:03

thanks for the tip, why do you say avoid Norwegian airlines? They are one I have been looking at.

PassAFist Mon 31-Mar-14 10:57:31

I would avoid Air Canada. Worst flight I have ever taken.

Have you tried Air Transat, that's who I usually fly with from Toronto.

MozzchopsThirty Mon 31-Mar-14 11:44:00

Always book as early as poss

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 31-Mar-14 14:23:23

Their customer service can be poor if things go wrong.

Do they still actually fly to Toronto?. I ask as I could not see it listed on any service from Gatwick

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