Information on convention fares can be found at Air Canada Conventions. Discounts apply as per Travel Fare Chart for domestic, transborder and international travel. The Transborder Zone Fare Chart shows discounted fares for travel between U.S.A. and Canada. The zone fares are valid for individual bookings also. If zone fares are not available at the time of booking, then the Travel Fare Chart "Discounts between Canada and U.S.A." are used. The zone fares are valid for individual bookings also. All discounts will include an additional 5% discount for bookings made 30 days in advance. The discounts are applicable on Air Canada/Star Alliance fares also. Please note that some taxes will be added to the fares. Also, Air Canada's schedule, fares and policies are subject to change without notice.
When booking through a travel agent, please make sure that the convention number CV042455 is entered in the Tour Code Box on each ticket and "Valid Air Canada Only" in the endorsement box.
Early booking is suggested very strongly. There have been times in the recent summers where both getting in and getting out of St. John's were very difficult.
Most importantly, make sure that you are booked to arrive at St. John's International Airport (YYT), Newfoundland and NOT at Saint John, New Brunswick.
Most flights to St. John's are from Halifax, Montreal and Toronto in mainland Canada, and from other cities in Newfoundland and Labrador. The single direct international flight is from/to London (Heathrow) by Air Canada.
Approximate travel times by air:
London (Heathrow) - St. John's -- 5 hours
Toronto - St. John's -- 3 hours
Montreal - St. John's -- 2 hours, 30 minutes
Halifax - St. John's -- 1 hour, 30 minutes
Other airlines serving St. John's are:
All major rental car agencies maintain branches at the airport. Avis will offer special discounted car rental rates for the conference participants. Please mention the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number C284499 while booking. Example rates quoted by Avis for PODC are $49.99 daily week day, $42.99 daily weekend, and $277.99 weekly, all in Canadian Dollars, with unlimited free kilometers, for compact and sub compact cars. The rates are available from July 18 to August 4, 2004. They state also that "Should a lower qualifying rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever is lowest.
Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service is provided by Marine Atlantic between North Sydney (Nova Scotia) and Port aux Basques (Newfoundland). Crossing time is approximately 6 hours. Port aux Basques is in the western tip of Newfoundland, 900 kms (550 miles) from St. John's, by Trans Canada Highway (TCH). From mid-June to mid-September, an additional ferry operates between North Sydney and Argentia in eastern Newfoundland, 130 kms from St. John's. Crossing time is 12 to 14 hours. For rates and schedules, please contact:
Marine Atlantic Reservations Bureau P.O. Box 250 North Sydney, NS B2A 3M3 Canada Telephone: 1-902-794-5700 Toll Free Canada and U.S.A.: 1-800-341-7981 Fax: 1-902-564-7480
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