Airtransat cheapest airline from Montreal to Mediterranean?
Researching online, I've found a one-way flight from Montreal, to Malaga, Spain for as low as $160 (or $290 including taxes). The catch is you have to book WAY AHEAD as there are only a few (to a couple dozen) flights a month (depending on the destination). In my case, there are only 4 flights to Malaga a month, and the last flight of the season is on Oct 27th (the day I am planning to go). Now, my destination isn't really important as I'm going to go everywhere in the Mediterranean anyways, and the only reason I'm considering Malaga is because it's the destination furthest south (in lieu of the coming winter).
So my question is; is there another (or cheaper) alternative airline that flies out of Montreal for the southern Mediterranean later October/November.
If you check the Montreal Airport webpage, you can see who flies where from the airport: International Destinations from YUL. Looks like Air Transat is the best bet for the Mediterranean, unless you want to transfer through a destination like Toronto, London or Paris.
I'd also check Travelocity, Priceline and Expedia for seat sales to see if any of the larger carriers are doing matching fares.
You might also want to check out Zoom airlines. Right now they are showing $229 to Paris a few weeks to a month out. From Paris, you could take a train / discount airline south.
Also check out Kayak.com.
Airtransat does charter flights which is why they are so cheap. They also have baggage restrictions. You probably can bring 1 piece of luggage as opposed to 2. You'd have to pay around 300$ for a 2nd piece of luggage depending on it's weight. You can check the www.travelcuts.ca website for cheap flights as well. They're pretty competitive even if you're not a student, I always find cheap flights through them. You may also want to look into purchasing an open-jaw ticket in which you fly into one city and fly out of another so you do not need to back track. But these flights might bit a bit pricier but depending on your itinerary may make the most sense.