But Canadians are chartering private jets so they can fly to Florida for the COVID vaccine. 

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Jonathan H · January 9, 2021 at 2:12 am

Yet again, you get what you pay for…
Canadian healthcare has been notoriously poor for years – they come to the US all the time for care; there used to be scheduled buses from several of the central cities (Winnipeg, etc) to Minneapolis just for doctor visits and operations. I don't know how COVID has affected them.

SiGraybeard · January 9, 2021 at 4:23 pm

I recall hearing stories about Canadians flocking to south Florida for knee operations 30 or 40 years ago.

I can hardly imagine buying a 50 to $80,000 charter flight to get the equivalent of a flu shot. Heck, fly first class and save 48 to $78k.

Will · January 9, 2021 at 11:29 pm

I suspect the private flights bypass the potential quarantine at both ends. Pretty sure that passengers on private flights aren't tracked like commercial passengers are. Except for the time involved, driving should be the same. That's why I drove to TX earlier in 2020, and searched for a rental with a non quarantined state plate.

Divemedic · January 10, 2021 at 4:17 pm

According to this website:

It is $60,000 to charter a private jet that will carry 16 passengers from Toronto to Miami. That works out to $3750 per passenger. Not outrageous, considering that you avoid lockdown and quarantine hassles.

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