In mid-May, I wrote a post entitled “6 Totally Random Airlines I Totally Want To Fly.” While I have my list of more well known airlines that I hope to review in 2016, I’ve also been fascinated by some more random airlines (at least by American standards), like Tunisair, Air Algerie, Arik Air, AZAL Azerbaijan, Ukraine International, and Meridiana.
Tunisair recently started flying brand new A330s, which they operate between Tunis and Montreal.
Well, at the moment Tunisair has some fantastic business class fares between Tunis and Montreal, starting at under 1,200EUR roundtrip (~$1,390).
The fare is valid for travel more or less through the end of the year. The one limit is that the service is only twice per week, so I potentially have to spend 3-4 days in Montreal between flights (which I hardly mind, since I’ve heard it’s a great city but haven’t spend any substantial amount of time there.
If the same fare were available in the other direction I’d hop on this in a heartbeat, but unfortunately a roundtrip ticket from Montreal to Tunis is over 50% more expensive.
Would it be crazy to position to Tunisia in order to fly this roundtrip? I don’t know, I’m sort of tempted. There’s a Sheraton in Tunis where I could earn or redeem Starpoints, and I’ve never been to Tunisia. It also seems like US citizens don’t need a visa to visit Tunisia, so there’s that.
However, positioning roundtrip to Tunis is a bit of a challenge. While there are quite a few transatlantic airlines I still want to review, most of them don’t offer easy connectivity to Tunis.
Tempting, tempting, tempting… but maybe I should hope for a similar fare sale in the other direction at some point (originating in Montreal instead of Tunis)?
I’m more intrigued than ever before by seemingly random airlines, but also recognize that reviews of them might be of limited value.
What say you guys? Has anyone been to Tunis or flown Tunisair?
(Tip of the hat to Lloyd)