Richmond to Toronto Direct Flights

Discussion in 'Supporters Abroad' started by rwhgeek, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. rwhgeek

    rwhgeek Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just read in the Richmond Times that Air Canada will be offering direct flights between Richmond and Toronto. That was the good news. The bad news was a I checked prices and round trip on a random June weekend leaving on a Fri and coming back on a Sun ran $630. But might be worth keeping an eye out for specials.
     
  2. dcLIZunited

    dcLIZunited New Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Lot 8, RVA
    Club:
    DC United
    Don't forget, passports are needed now!
     
  3. PedroUnited

    PedroUnited Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's work on the Columbus trip! we'll make RVA banners for it
     
  4. rwhgeek

    rwhgeek Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am with you. As soon as they announce the schedule I plan to book my flight.
     
  5. dcLIZunited

    dcLIZunited New Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Lot 8, RVA
    Club:
    DC United
    I may or may not be down...it depends on money and how my fear of flying is doing. :)
     
  6. moreno9

    moreno9 Member+

    Aug 24, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Comblowus is a must go road trip for Richmond folks. We can practically do it cheaper than a United match at RFK now! Depending upon when the games are and when Skybus announces the next rounds of flights for purchase, we could end up all getting $10 seats. They're doing 2 flights each direction every day now instead of just 1. At least I have a chance of flying home the same day if I miss my plane again :rolleyes:
     
  7. rwhgeek

    rwhgeek Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They released the schedule. There is a Toronto game on Wed May 21. Skybus now flies to Niagria Falls. I just checked and depending on the days you go you can get a round trip ticket for around $150 you would have kill a 5 hours (I think) in the Columbus airport but it is doable. I have no idea how far it is from Niagra to Toronto however.
     
  8. PedroUnited

    PedroUnited Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it's like a 2 hour drive, did it once before. Unfortunately I'm in the studio for this one. how's columbus looking?
     
  9. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Columbus is the last game of the season and it's on a Sunday at 5:00 :rolleyes:

    That means you either have to book two nights hotel or leave at the crack of dawn Sunday morning. But by then, who knows if that game will even mean anything? Kind of like last year.
     
  10. rwhgeek

    rwhgeek Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Skybus won't let you buy tickets for that one yet. The combination of Sunday game and last game of the year kind of remove the fun out of traveling. I might still go for the hell of it.
     
  11. moreno9

    moreno9 Member+

    Aug 24, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll be there. Tickets at Skybus are only on sale through July right now. I'm on their email list so whenever they release new dates, they send me something. Easy to fly in Sunday morning, fly back early on Monday morning. $40.83 is a pretty cheap start to the trip :D
     
  12. PedroUnited

    PedroUnited Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm gonna look into the Columbus trip, there's no guarantees considering I will have a 3 month old baby at that time. But I'll see what I can muster up
     
  13. dcLIZunited

    dcLIZunited New Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Lot 8, RVA
    Club:
    DC United
    I know this thread has been dead for a while, but I just read that Skybus has folded...so much for the Columbus trip through them...
     
  14. moreno9

    moreno9 Member+

    Aug 24, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    R.I.P. Skybus :(
     
  15. rwhgeek

    rwhgeek Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And thus dies my plans for an easy trip to Columbus.

    I was curious so here are the travel times and distances if we ever pull of a real RVA road trip besides our usual journey.

    Columbus
    Total Est. Time: 7 hours, 42 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 476.96 miles

    Philadelphia - I am sure there will be Barra and SE busses but I'll probably drive up and make a weekend of it
    Total Est. Time: 4 hours, 26 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 252.39 miles

    Toronto
    Total Est. Time: 10 hours, 51 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 654.79 miles

    NY - Take the Barra or SE bus

    Dallas
    Total Est. Time: 19 hours, 24 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 1276.65 miles

    Houston
    Total Est. Time: 20 hours, 26 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 1327.22 miles

    Salt Lake
    Total Est. Time: 31 hours, 30 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 2144.00 miles

    LA
    Total Est. Time: 38 hours, 13 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 2619.09 miles

    San Jose (never would have thought that Seattle and San Jose were almost the exact same distance from RVA)
    Total Est. Time: 42 hours, 16 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 2878.02 miles

    Seattle
    Total Est. Time: 42 hours, 35 minutes
    Total Est. Distance: 2862.83 miles

    So who is up for a 42.5 hour drive?:D
     
  16. dcLIZunited

    dcLIZunited New Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Lot 8, RVA
    Club:
    DC United
    Kansas City is only about 18 hours/1100ish miles, which isn't bad when split between two drivers (I know this for a fact!). :) I think drive times also vary depending on who's behind the wheel...I can probably get us to Columbus in 6. ;) Hehe.
     
  17. PedroUnited

    PedroUnited Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm down for a Fist City Barra roadtrip!
     

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