Saturday, December 27, 2008

$225.54 fare becomes $601.64

While pricing a Chicago to London flight in April the base fare grew almost $400.00. Courtesy of Air Canada here are the details below. Oh and what is with the fuel surcharge of $225.00? Aren't we experiencing a five year low in oil prices?

Passenger Type
Base Fare 241.97
Departing Flight - Tourist discount options - available only for Air Canada operated flights (including Jazz)
discount star image No Aeroplan Miles -12.30
Returning Flight - Tourist discount options - available only for Air Canada operated flights (including Jazz)
discount star image No Aeroplan Miles -12.30
Fuel Surcharge YQ 225.54
Taxes, Fees and Charges
Canada Airport Improvement Fee SQ 13.12
U.S.A Transportation Tax US 31.00
U.S Agriculture Fee XA 5.04
U.S Passenger Facility Charge XF 4.53
U.S. Federal Customs Fee YC 5.54
U.K. Passenger Service Charge UB 29.46
Canada Goods and Services Tax (GST/HST #10009-2287) XG 0.66
U.K. Air Passenger Duty GB 59.82
September 11 Security Fee AY 2.52
U.S.A Immigration User Fee XY 7.05
Total airfare and taxes before options (per passenger) 601.64
Number Of Passengers 1
Converted Total - US dollars - for information only $601.64
Grand Total - Canadian dollars $733.46

Monday, December 15, 2008

St Louis Casino Day Trips

A day trip to the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles is a great idea. It is a perfect way of getting away and beating the winter blues. Currently we are sponsoring three trips scheduled for January and February 2009.

Also we added reviews to all of the St. Louis area casinos. First up, Harrahs. And frankly we don't mix words about it. Our entry is titled, "Harrahs St louis....where old slot machines go to retire."

Check out our website for more information.

Ginger Creek Foundation Charitable Cruise Blog

We recently started a new blog dedicated to the April 26, 2009 charitable cruise with proceeds benefiting the Ginger Creek Foundation. Click on headline for a look.

Cruising for charity is a great way for non profit organizations to raise money to further their activities.

From our website

Why Use a Cruise to Raise Funds For Your Organization?

A BenefitCruise is a new & novel approach to raising funds.

A BenefitCruise enables your group or organization to raise substantial charity money.

A BenefitCruise takes less time and effort to organize than a traditional fund-raiser.

A BenefitCruise work is done by Planet Travel - booking reservations, answering questions, setting up
special requests, accepting payments to delivering documents.

A BenefitCruise offers activities for all age groups and interests - from Kid Camps for ages 2-17 to sports, gaming, special lectures and seminars, watching first run movies or just relaxing pool side.

A BenefitCruise participant enjoys a vacation yet feels great about supporting a worthwhile cause.

A BenefitCruise can bring more community recognition to your organization and charity.

A BenefitCruise gives you access to potential new contributors since friends and families tend to vacation together.

A BenefitCruise can earn free trips to be used by special VIP guest, raffled or auctioned off to create more charity dollars that add to your total Fund-raising.

A BenefitCruise will be featured on all of Planet Travels' web sites as an open invitation for others to join your cruise.