Very simple question. Next october my wife and I are flying from Montreal to either LIH or OGG (Hawaii) and are wondering if, as Canadians, it would be better to fly western across Canada or the USA?
Please note : I've flown above the USA twice. First time I got SSSS for a flight to MIA. Second time I got the "sorry sir we have to check something with the airline headoffice and homeland security" and I waited 45 minutes for clearance at the desk while going to and coming back from Turks & Caicos. I'm planning on getting a redress number.
However airfares are cheaper with US airlines than canadian airlines and layovers are shorter, which makes US airlines much better for us. But is it worth the hassle? Are we at risk of getting delayed at each layover for SSSS or that "phone call" (if, for some reason, I don't get my redress number in time)? Or are those only conducted one time since we're only changing planes during layovers and not going through security each time?
Any tip would be welcome!