Significant Surge in Interest of One-Way Flights to Canada

A s a result of the candidates from which to choose to become president of the United States — and especially as a response to the results of the election this past week — Americans have been seeking solace in heading towards the country north of the border, causing a significant surge in interest of one-way flights to Canada using multiple “engines” for researching airfares and airline tickets.

Significant Surge in Interest of One-Way Flights to Canada

“When looking specifically at one-way flights to Canada, some travel websites reported huge increases in volume”, according to this article by Alexandra Talty of Forbes. “Between 6:00 p.m. ET Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, Cheapflights.com reported more than 1,000% increase in one-way tickets to Canada. Japan, Australia, the U.K., New Zealand, South Africa and Germany also had a surge of one-way flight searches  between midnight and 8:00 a.m., says Cheapflights.com.”

In terms of moving to another country, “After the news of Donald J. Trump’s victory in the presidential election was confirmed early Wednesday, many Americans apparently considered doing just that.” This is according to this article written by Jonah Engel Bromwich of The New York Times.

“As Donald Trump moved closer to an improbable presidential victory late on Election Day, some distraught Americans renewed their election-season vow to move to Canada if X-candidate is elected president”, according to this article written by David Floyd of Investopedia. “Want evidence? Canada’s immigration website crashed.”

Floyd cautions that moving to Canada is not as easy as packing your bag and heading across the border, as there are qualifications which Americans must meet if they are going to officially move to Canada — which many apparently do not bother doing despite their disdain for the person who is elected president.

Summary

I thought I had escaped from the likes of Donald Trump and Al Sharpton when I moved away from New York — the city in which I was born and raised as well as spent the earlier years of my adult life — some years ago; but they managed to capture the national and international spotlights anyway.

Despite the vehement claims of a few readers of The Gate who are convinced that I am biased, I did not vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as president of the United States, as I could not in good conscience have been proud to vote for either candidate because I disliked both candidates equally. There was no better of two evils for this election, in my opinion — not even with Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, or any other candidates from other political parties.

In fact, I even considered running for president of the United States myself.

Regardless, Donald Trump will be the president of the United States; and running away to another country as an American is not the solution. Rather, take comfort in knowing that the president of the United States cannot just do anything he or she wants thanks to the political system which has checks and balances built into it — and even though the House of Representatives and the Senate will both have a majority of members who are affiliated with the Republican party, that does not exactly mean that they will agree with everything which Donald Trump will want to implement…

…and who knows? As with his actual election as president of the United States, perhaps Donald Trump will surprise everyone by actually sticking to his pledge in improving the United States. Maybe things will eventually get better — and we will never know unless he is at least given a chance.

Besides — as a hallmark of the democratic system — the best way in which we can ensure that the United States is as good of a country as possible is if we as American citizens do our part to contribute to that effort; and a similar concept can be applied to the citizens of other countries which elect leaders and lawmakers.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

11 thoughts on “Significant Surge in Interest of One-Way Flights to Canada”

  1. Andy says:

    I’m disgusted Brian and I promise you this (not that you care of course) my family and I are leaving. Not saying…. not talking…. not threatening… doing. House on the market and almost packed even. Since Tuesday.

    Not staying for Trump’s America. Disgraceful, shameful embarrassment of a country that would elect him (and his tacky family) Bring on the redneck loser flames. I won’t read em.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Why would I not care, Andy?

    2. Tom says:

      Wow. Leaving the greatest country in the world because of an election? Seems a little rash. Why don’t you give it a few months and let the emotions calm down a little. Just my 2 cents.

    3. RedHat says:

      Loss hurts but this is the reality. He won and she lost. If you decide to leave, please make sure do NOT come back, Andy!

      1. Andy says:

        Hey red hat/neck. Please let me be the first to assure you I will NEVER EVER be back and it’s not if…it’s right now. Thanks for your concern. Please enjoy your country being run by a reality TV star/ terrible businessman/ sexual predator/ serial liar/ dangerous bigot with no experience in public service whatsoever who has only ever been concerned with himself in his whole scamming life. He is universally hated by 99.9 % of the world but I guess you know better. You are welcome to it. Now go shoot guns in the air with your uneducated friends.

  2. Patrick says:

    Andy… won’t you stay and try and make things better?

  3. WR says:

    Buh bye, good riddance to bad trash. Don’t let the gate hit you in the @zz.

  4. Andy says:

    Brian…. well thanks but why would you really?

    Patrick… My son is half Mexican, I’m non religious but I have Muslims friends in other parts of the world. They’ve never tried to convert me. Born again Christians here have judged me and berated me for not attending church, even told me I’m going to hell.

    I hate guns (sorry gun lovers I know that makes me pussy and an idiot) I don’t like sue happy society. I used to be slightly wary or ignorant of gay people decades ago, when I grew up I realized we are 1000% the same, they must have the same rights and respected always and forever.

    I grew up in London where the darkest Nigerian or the most Arab looking guy or the most Orthodox Jew was as British as me and never ever had less a right to be in England and a citizen than me even if he or she just got there. Perfect society? Definitely not. Racists/ white suprematism there? Oh sure… around 1% of the population or less, and they were the ones that were vilified and persecuted. The KKK would be shaking in their cowardly nazi boots if they went there.

    To ban 1.6 billion people from entering a nation because of the diety they may worship is so abhorrent and ridiculous to… oh let me think… every other country on this huge planet. In the US, well you know.

    In short I’ve actually had a wonderful life and a lot has been through travel and actually a huge amount through miles and points (despite being an ex airline captain!) if I stayed and fought it wouldn’t be so bad for me. However I have a young son who I don’t want to be part of a racist intolerant screwed up culture and that’s what was voted for this week. Make no mistake, it’s already started

    Trump/Pence and a country that wants them at the helm? No thanks

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      This may sound hokey, Andy; but I do care about readers of The Gate — and I appreciate when you and other readers share experiences and points of view.

      Thank you for sharing yours.

  5. Chicom says:

    Another basher, but I know half of the country is anxiously waiting for Trump to fix the problems.

    How do I know? The votes said so.

    It’s amazing the way public media works in this country, only reporting one side of the story and totally ignore the other side. This is like CCTV of China.

  6. Thomas says:

    Stick to covering travel and glamour shots. Your blog sucks.

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