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Need help... ISB-YYZ

Post by AP-BGL » Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:48 pm

Hello all, my friend and his family has to travel to Canada - Toronto this summer i.e. July (10-13).

Problem is that he cannot travel PIA due to some problems in which major is its schedules which are very much unsuitable because of its final examinations.

I was reading the other thread in which so many carriers which operate to Toronto from Pakistan are Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar were mentioned... but I cannot see the schedules of these carriers to the destination (not mentioned on their websites). How can the schedules be checked?

And just wanted to know what carrier would the most suitable one for him considering the fares and connecting flights?
Adnan


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Post by behramjee » Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:37 pm

Etihad Airways is the most convenient for you...isb-auh-bru-yyz ...flights avbl twice a week from ISB to YYZ.

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Post by sadiqhassan » Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:28 am

I would fly BA. The price is good, the service is 3 x weekly. The connection is good on the way but on the way back is something like 6 hours.


BA 128 ISB 08:15 LHR 12:35 744 0
BA 99 LHR 15:10 YYZ 17:50 777 0


BA 96 YYZ 23:45 LHR 12:00 +1 767 0
BA 129 LHR 18:10 ISB 05:50 +1 744 0

For Etihad the schedules do not work.

On the way, you would have to have a minimum of 24 hours in Abu Dhabi.

The return works well (2 hour connection) but this is only works once a week.

(I am not 100% sure of this - I am just using Etihad's website - so someone please correct me if I am wrong)

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Post by AP-BGL » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:20 am

Thankyou so much for the help.

Etihad going to YYZ with two stops from Pakistan...? I thought it was one in AUH.

Sadiq, Wouldn't British Airways be much more expensive than that of Etihad? And how about the other carriers like Qatar, Gulf and Emirates?

I'm very much surprised to see Toronto not been listed in their destinations, why is it so?
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Post by sadiqhassan » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:30 am

AP-BGL wrote:Thankyou so much for the help.

Etihad going to YYZ with two stops from Pakistan...? I thought it was one in AUH.

Sadiq, Wouldn't British Airways be much more expensive than that of Etihad? And how about the other carriers like Qatar, Gulf and Emirates?

I'm very much surprised to see Toronto not been listed in their destinations, why is it so?
BA does offer some good fares and promotions from Islamabad, but I am not aware of the EY/EK/GF prices.

The AUH-YYZ plane for Etihad stops in Brussels.

Qatar / Gulf / Emirates do offer fares, with the transatlantic portion on either BA or AC, I am not sure about the prices.

A Pakistani TA would probably be able to do better, but here are the published fares between Islamabad and Toronto:



Carrier From To Fare Cur Fare Basis
--------- ------ ---- --------- ---- --------- ---- -- ----------
LH ISB YYZ 1178 CAD QLPX03MW
LH ISB YYZ 1236 CAD HLPX04MW
LH ISB YYZ 1236 CAD QHPX03MW
BA ISB YYZ 1255 CAD SLRCME
AF ISB YYZ 1274 CAD LLSXPK4
LH ISB YYZ 1293 CAD HHPX04MW
LH ISB YYZ 1293 CAD MLPX06MW
AF ISB YYZ 1332 CAD VLSXPK3
LH ISB YYZ 1351 CAD MHPX06MW
AF ISB YYZ 1351 CAD LHSXPK4
BA ISB YYZ 1351 CAD LLRCME
AF ISB YYZ 1409 CAD VHSXPK3
BA ISB YYZ 1418 CAD SHRCME
BA ISB YYZ 1447 CAD MLRCME
BA ISB YYZ 1519 CAD LHRCME
BA ISB YYZ 1543 CAD KLRCME
BA ISB YYZ 1620 CAD MHRCME
AF ISB YYZ 1716 CAD TLPXPK2
BA ISB YYZ 1721 CAD KHRCME
BA ISB YYZ 1735 CAD TLRCPK
AF ISB YYZ 1793 CAD THPXPK2
BA ISB YYZ 1831 CAD THRCPK
BA ISB YYZ 1919 CAD MLE4M9
KL ISB YYZ 2081 CAD MLPXPK
KL ISB YYZ 2081 CAD MHPXPK
BA ISB YYZ 2105 CAD MHE4M9
AF ISB YYZ 2292 CAD HLPXPK1
AF ISB YYZ 2369 CAD HHPXPK1
NW ISB YYZ 2425 CAD MLPXPK
KL ISB YYZ 2425 CAD MLPXPK
KL ISB YYZ 2425 CAD MHPXPK
NW ISB YYZ 2425 CAD MHPXPK
NW ISB YYZ 2426 CAD MHEE
NW ISB YYZ 2637 CAD QHAPO
AA ISB YYZ 2858 CAD YO2R
NW ISB YYZ 2900 CAD YR2
LH ISB YYZ 3119 CAD ZSPEC1W
NW ISB YYZ 3285 CAD Y2

I am seeing some nice availabilty on the Lufthansa flights with the fare around 65,000 PKR including tax.

You have a lot of choice in which flights you can take, so therefore it is a very nice option. For EXAMPLE you could fly:

Islamabad - Dubai Emirates
Dubai - Frankfurt - Toronto Lufthansa
Toronto - Frankfurt - Istanbul Lufthansa
Istanbul - Islamabad PIA

The only flights that have to be on Lufthansa are the Frankfurt-Toronto-Frankfurt portions. Everything else is open to any airline.


Kind Regards,

Sadiq
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