Since we used quite a few different sources for travel and accomodations, I thought it would be a good idea to give you a short summary on all of them individually. Please note that these are based on my own experiences solely on this trip, and may differ from others.
Something that I think all Torontonians (and GTA residents) know is that flying out of Pearson airport is expensive! It’s almost always cheaper to fly out of Buffalo airport! In our case, it was half the price. However, we needed a way to get from Toronto to Buffalo. Enter Greyhound’s Buffalo Airport service. Not a lot to say, the cost was great (less than it even cost us to take a taxi home from Pearson!), the bus was on time and quick, Gander and I slept most of the way (5:00 AM bus ride!). The bus was clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this service to GTA residents who want to avoid Pearson’s high airport taxes, and Buffalo airport parking.
Since we booked our flights on Priceline, we had different airlines for different portions of the trip. For the Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale leg (with a connection in Charlotte), we were on US Airways. Both flights were on time, and we actually landed early. It would have been nice to have the gates closer in Charlotte, but we had no problem making the connection. The one thing I found odd is that they didn’t offer on board complimentary snacks, which is something we’re both used to on flights. Would recommend, but would suggest you bring your own snack.
DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach—Boca Raton