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Hello, 

I live in Kingston and was just wondering how often people from southern Ontario tend to go home / if there are any tips or tricks for getting good flight deals? 

I'll have to do the 17ish hour drive at least once to get my car up - but I'll probably fly home during the year. 

Thanks for any input! 

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11 hours ago, SIckOfAllTheWaiting said:

Hello, 

I live in Kingston and was just wondering how often people from southern Ontario tend to go home / if there are any tips or tricks for getting good flight deals? 

I'll have to do the 17ish hour drive at least once to get my car up - but I'll probably fly home during the year. 

Thanks for any input! 

I fly to tbay often. My cuz used to live in Kingston and would attempt flying out from Kingston..but there were issues with that. So try to fly out from T.O. (They tend to cancel the kingston to T.O stretch due to lack of customers-then you're stuck driving to T.o anyways to catch rest of flight).

Air Canada has more flights per day than Westjet -but their seat sales happen at the same time. Sign up for both newsletters so you can be notified. A sale price can range from $230 (very good) to around $280 round trip from Pearson. Ive never flown porter. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday departures seem to be cheaper. Westjet has less delays/cancellations than Air Canada. 

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16 hours ago, SIckOfAllTheWaiting said:

Hello, 

I live in Kingston and was just wondering how often people from southern Ontario tend to go home / if there are any tips or tricks for getting good flight deals? 

I'll have to do the 17ish hour drive at least once to get my car up - but I'll probably fly home during the year. 

Thanks for any input! 

To add onto the other information, most students tend to not go home very often. About half or less go home at reading week, most wait till Christmas. It’s expensive and super time consuming to do that long travel for such a short period of time (not to mention all the work that you need to do). Flights round trip to Toronto are usually around$250 but if you book last minute they can be incredibly expensive. And a car is a good idea! Transit can be spotty here. 

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2 hours ago, lalaland554 said:

To add onto the other information, most students tend to not go home very often. About half or less go home at reading week, most wait till Christmas. It’s expensive and super time consuming to do that long travel for such a short period of time (not to mention all the work that you need to do). Flights round trip to Toronto are usually around$250 but if you book last minute they can be incredibly expensive. And a car is a good idea! Transit can be spotty here. 

Do you mean the work your optimistic self tells you to do, and then you get home and your books lay idle for the entire week? But, just to give another perspective, if one wants to go home over either reading week it can easily be done and you will not be drowning in work either before or after the break to do so. 

 

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Thank you  @OldOne @lalaland554 and @FingersCr0ssed

I'm just having trouble with the thought of leaving behind my boyfriend / family / friends, and I would literally go back every two or three weeks if I could.. I am excited to jump into the law school atmosphere and make friends and join clubs, etc, but I'm a bit worried about my sanity too

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10 hours ago, SIckOfAllTheWaiting said:

Thank you  @OldOne @lalaland554 and @FingersCr0ssed

I'm just having trouble with the thought of leaving behind my boyfriend / family / friends, and I would literally go back every two or three weeks if I could.. I am excited to jump into the law school atmosphere and make friends and join clubs, etc, but I'm a bit worried about my sanity too

Depending on how much money you're willing to spend, and how dedicated you can be to your studies on the road (im personally awful), I think it can definitely be done. During first year we had Fridays off all year long so you have a "long weekend" every week. If you can actually do readings and assignments in the airport, and more importantly you can do them well, I do not see any reason why it couldn't be done despite it costing a small fortune for each flight.

But nonetheless I caution you to focus on your schoolwork as it must be your priority. It may sound harsh but you're going to have to forget about your past relationships for a small period of time when its scholastic crunch time. This is even more so if you're actually a practicing lawyer pre-trial who is basically working 24/7 in preparation. This is not to say you must literally forget about them, but you will need to focus on your schooling because, for better or for worse, it is the paramount consideration in your life once you begin.

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Yeah, as the poster above said... you could go back every 2-3 weeks, I don’t personally know of anyone who has done that, it’s a far trip to take, and the work can really pile up. 

 

Id also like to mention that lakehead is a great school to make friends at, the small class sizes ensure a close environment. By  the first couple weeks you’ll have a great group of friends to hangout with outside of school (especially since the large majority will be in a new place alone as well). You won’t be feeling too lonely or going insane or whatever with everyone around to chat, hangout with or study with.

 

Your experience will probably be great, but the move can definitely be scary. 

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On 5/2/2018 at 8:53 PM, SIckOfAllTheWaiting said:

Thank you  @OldOne @lalaland554 and @FingersCr0ssed

I'm just having trouble with the thought of leaving behind my boyfriend / family / friends, and I would literally go back every two or three weeks if I could.. I am excited to jump into the law school atmosphere and make friends and join clubs, etc, but I'm a bit worried about my sanity too

I can totally relate to this because I feel the same way. I'll be moving from Toronto and it will be my first time away from my friends/family and boyfriend. It will def be a scary time but just so you know you're not the only one! 

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On 5/4/2018 at 2:15 PM, Cheeselover said:

I can totally relate to this because I feel the same way. I'll be moving from Toronto and it will be my first time away from my friends/family and boyfriend. It will def be a scary time but just so you know you're not the only one! 

I did this! Moved from TO, didn't know anyone. Had an LD relationship.

It can work out. :) 

Also made the best friends I've ever had in law school. (I met one on this forum, before we got in, and we figured it out a couple of months in.)

Also- you can get $99(ish) dollar flights both ways on Porter if you book far enough in advance. In 1L, I suggest you don't- you need your weekends to catch up.

My partner & I saw each other once a month. It seems like ages when you're not LD but it FLIES. 

 

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