When I was ready to book my return visit to the beautiful country of Turkey – I scoured the interweb for an amazing deal!
The average price I found for a return flight between Toronto and Istanbul was around $1200 CAD for departure in June 2014 and return in November 2014. This search for flights occurred within February 2014. As I am a keen collector of frequent flyer miles with my credit cards, as discussed in this post – I looked into the costs associated with redeeming my points for a ticket.
With my Aeroplan points, Air Canada offered a return flights for 75,000 points and approx. $400 (for tax an fees). I thought that was appalling – $400 just for taxes and fees!!
What to do when it’s midnight and you are stuck in an airport? Oh and traveling solo!!
Well I had such an experience back in April 2013 when I was heading to my friend’s in Singapore after visiting Melaka and Penang in Malaysia. I had a 5-hour layover in the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the price of the tickets with Air Asia, I could not really complain but what is there to do!?!
After arriving from Penang, I could either leave the baggage claim area and head into Kuala Lumpur, KL. However, it was middle of the night and I was a Single Woman. My flight to Singapore was at 5:10am. So it made sense to stay in the airport. Continue reading