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Hello,

Hoping some one can help. For some research I've been doing I'm looking for some source of Canadian airfare data going back up to 20 years. Tried searching the web with no luck. Does anyone here know where such information could be found?

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maybe here? to lazy to look.

http://www.statcan.ca/
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Although I might be off by a few bucks, I don't think it costs much more to cross the pond today as it did back in 1978....

(prices on Quebecair and Nordair to CDG were about the same as today, +/- $800)

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong by more than $299!
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That sounds about right.

Vancouver to the U.K. one way was over $500 in 1972, and was still the same in the mid-eighties.

Vancouver-Edmonton return, economy, without the infamous, "Saturday stopover", was $805.00 in 1982-1983.

That's going back further than he wants, but is more revealing.
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Put the fare into perspective though... in 1972 500 bucks was worth a lot!
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Absolutely, that would've been half a month's wages. Good wages at that.

That's why it is funny to hear people complain about minimal increases in airfare. No so funny to hear airlines complain they can't pay more.
Current air travel is a bargain.
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Troubleshot wrote:maybe here? to lazy to look.

http://www.statcan.ca/
Looked but didn't find the info there. It is a good site and I plan on checking it out in greater detail. Thanks.
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Thanks for the links, I'll check them out.
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tellyourkidstogetarealjob wrote:That sounds about right.

Vancouver to the U.K. one way was over $500 in 1972, and was still the same in the mid-eighties.

Vancouver-Edmonton return, economy, without the infamous, "Saturday stopover", was $805.00 in 1982-1983.

That's going back further than he wants, but is more revealing.
I've heard similar stories but was hoping to find links to some sites that could provide evidence of this rather than having to rely on memories.

Thanks.
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You might want to try the archives sections of newspapers on line.

Go to the travel sections (usually in a Saturday edition) and see what the advertised fare was.
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That's a good idea.

Also, if you are near a major university with a civil engineering/municipal planning speciality then someone may have written a Master's thesis on the subject. If that's what you're doing then, of course, that's plagiarism!

Also, some think tanks do this type of research:


http://www.fraserinstitute.org/Commerce ... fMilke.pdf

They often have publications for sale. It depends how deep you want to get into it.
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