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Stopover in Fort McMurray

Old Oct 5, 14, 6:27 am
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Stopover in Fort McMurray

I might have to transit YYZ-YMM-YEG, arriving at YMM at about 11 pm (Sunday) and leaving again at 6 am.

It would be helpful to know -

1. Can my luggage be left at the airport ? Or is the stopover too long and I'll have to lug it with me ?

2. I was thinking of making a short trip into town - it looks like a taxi is about $50 each way.. is that about right ?


Thanks

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Old Oct 5, 14, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by dand99 View Post
I might have to transit YYZ-YMM-YEG, arriving at YMM at about 11 pm (Sunday) and leaving again at 6 am.

It would be helpful to know -

1. Can my luggage be left at the airport ? Or is the stopover too long and I'll have to lug it with me ?

2. I was thinking of making a short trip into town - it looks like a taxi is about $50 each way.. is that about right ?


Thanks

D.
I would wonder if the fare rules even allow this routing on YYZ YEG...
If they do permit this, is it possible to use AC1187 instead for an easier connection?
Giving dates to check GDS availability would help
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Old Oct 5, 14, 10:05 pm
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yes

it's possible, I will probably book it. Award flight.

So, back to the original question -
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Old Oct 5, 14, 11:31 pm
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Not really much to see in Fort McMurray at that time of night except bar action. Do you have accommodation as it is extremely scarce in Fort McMurray most of the time? You could always contact the airport authority to see if they have baggage storage as one of the features in the new terminal.

Although the airport is very close to the city, I wouldn't doubt that cabs cost that much as everything is expensive there.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 9:28 am
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YMM is your typical industrial town, there is literally nothing downtown (about 15km from the airport) other than Peter Pond mall and a few restaurants/hotels and the casino. At that time of the night, about the only thing open would be a few bars and the casino. Most of the newer hotels are built in the industrial area right by the airport. If you are hoping to see the mine sites, the closest ones are another 40-60km on the other side of town and you wont be able to see it at that time of the night.

I know there is no baggage storage at the old airport but I am not certain about the new airport (opened this year). Even with the new terminal, it is still a small airport, don't expect much in term of services. If you want a rental car, must book ahead, almost no chance of getting one during the work week if not booked. Taxis are scarce, expect to call at the airport and wait. To me, a rental car is a better bet if you want to see the place as there is no definitive downtown, best thing is drive from airport (one end) along highway to mine sites (the other side of the city) and see how you have the new mixed in with the old and new buildings going up whereever there is room.
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Old Oct 16, 14, 6:00 pm
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Fort McMurray us a great community, unfortuntately not much other than bars would be open at that time.

If you want to get some rest check out the Chateau Nova right at the airport. They have a shuttle but you may have to pre arrange at that time.

The new terminal is super, lots of food choices now. I don't know about luggage storage but if your flight is all on 1 ticket you may be OK.

If you want to go into town renting a car will be a far cheaper and more pleasant experience than a cab.
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