The flights are on Air Transat, which is not the world's most comfortable airline, but for this price, how can you object. So if you are in Vancouver or Seattle or thereabouts and want to make a last-minute trip, here's an option.
Post by WillTravel on Sept 8, 2007 22:56:34 GMT -5
I don't see any sign of deflation, per se, but having a high dollar is quite difficult for companies that do a large amount of trade with the US. For example, if $450 USD currently equals $475 CAD, vs. the $720 CAD or so it would have been a few years ago, you can see how there would be a loss of profits when measured in Canadian dollars.
the greenback can't be called "high" right now. Canadian exporters who price goods in US$'s must be hurting these days.
i suspect China's Renminbi being tied to the US$ value is causing even more problems for you <Canada> than for us. [if China's central bank wasn't buying US$ securities, they've got about one trillion US$ worth so far, our $ would surely have fallen *much* further in value]
but having a high dollar is quite difficult for companies that do a large amount of trade with the US.
I meant a high Canadian dollar, not high US dollar.
that's a problem with using a word like "dollar." we each think of our own dollar.
is the Loonie especially high right now? i thought it was just that the Greenback was terribly low.
but, i do recognize that this is a Canada based website. I try to indicate which dollar i mean with a "CN$" or a "US$."
there are lots of dollars. CN & US are just two of them. there's also Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Zimbabwe et al. seems to be mostly in North America, Asia and Australia, plus one or two in Africa, though.
Post by WillTravel on Sept 21, 2007 2:12:00 GMT -5
Even though I usually don't like heat, that is sounding pretty good in rainy, chilly Vancouver.
I just saw an article in the Globe and Mail today about how the high Canadian dollar is not leading to lower prices. The funny thing is that when there's a low Canadian dollar, the reverse always seems to happen.
I presume I would have to go to Alberta, as I have family there (in some small town, near to Calgary. I would have to ask my parents for the address) The brother of my grandma, emigrated to Canada, and married a Canadian woman, and lived there, until he passed away a couple of years ago. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of contact with this part of the family, but I think it would be nice to visit them.
I would love to go hiking in the Rockies for a couple of days.
Also Arizona, would be on the list, because of books I read when I was younger. Those were written by a Dutch guy, who never went to Arizona, and made up everything!!! But I am still curious how it would be to be there, and if it would be anything like how it is described in those books.
Hawaii would also be on my list, as one of the things at the top of my to-do list is, to see a working volcano. I think the one place to be sure to see that is Hawaii. The good weather is a nice (a very nice) bonus ;D
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