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    Default Canada USA flight delays

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/24/us-usa-fiscal-delays-politics-...
    For the majority of people flying here from Canada, the best way to avoid these delays is to book flights with TACA and Copa that fly from Toronto to Nicaragua by changing planes in El Salvador and Panama instead of US airports.
    Also, both TACA and Copa allow you 100 pounds of free baggage, twice as much as US airlines. Their prices (except for Spirit) and their schedules (especially Spirit's) are better than US airlines. Their check/in and in/flight amenities are superior.
    For me, the best thing about flying TACA and Copa to Canada is that I do not have the pass twice through the inconvenience, disorder and insanity of US Homeland Security and Immigration.d


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    I think you have a valid point about the insanity part as I have been hearing....
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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    Default Re: Canada USA flight delays

    I had a trip to Boise last Thursday.. Customs in YYZ was uneventful.. Faster than usual I found.

    Security in Boise was a non event.

    Have heard similar from co-workers.

    But apparently the other shoe drops May 1 as another chunk is taken out from the work force on mandatory leave as the sequester bites in more.

    I think people misread the effect on travel as the TSA and its associated cohorts collect $15 from your ticket as you pass so it is a funded activity and less so effected by the sequester.. (My guess, have not found written evidence to back this up yet)
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    Ahhhhhh .. Now I read the article..

    Good points.. It is pointless to get through security if there are not enough controllers to manage the flight(s) ..

    It is safe to assume that a lack of controllers will effect even the TACA and Copa flights as they will need to pass through FAA air spase .. No??
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    Default Re: Canada USA flight delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Plain John Wayne View Post
    I think you have a valid point about the insanity part as I have been hearing....
    Don't fly on a Sunday to Houston -- most mission trips for all CA go weekend to weekend, a lot of vacations go weekend to weekend, and Customs and Immigration is short staffed on Sunday mornings considering the number of planes that just landed. I stood in line for an hour and a half -- and obviously that wasn't the worst it could have been.

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    Yep, there's a reason mid-week airfares are cheaper.

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