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WestJet Rumour...  
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

I heard a rumour today that Westjet is about to announce service to yet another Canadian city, but this person did not know what location.

Anyone care to make a prediction?

Mark? ... Neil? ...

Dripstick

PS. This person works for the airline.


What's another word for thesaurus?
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User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1061 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

hmmmmmmmm..

somehwere in the east?
That'd be my first guess... lol

anyone got $50 (US of course) they wanna bet??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I'm gonna say it will be somehwere in Quebec Smile

Regards,
A^A MD-11


User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Yellowknife!?

Nah, I think Westjet may even serve Montreal before YZF...perhaps St. Johns or Charlottetown? I cant think of anywhere out west, except for maybe Lethbridge, or full time service to Brandon. In Ontario there is the remote possibility of Kingston, (doubtful)....

So its either in the Maritimes, or its Quebec...and I think most of us know which one of the two would be more likely...



User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

And my guess would be..

Timmins

But who knows

Jeremy



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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3158 times:

St. Johns Is my guess...


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User currently offlineSkywatcher From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 460 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

There's nowhere left in Ontario really.

I'd quess Lethbridge first, St.John's second, Montreal third and Sydney NS fourth.


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

My guess would be YZF or YXY, they probly wont but it wouldnt hurt to see Westjet give the north a try

CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4629 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Red Deer?

lol

.....



Word
User currently offlineDASH8KING From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

I am going to say St. Johns or Charolottetown unless Montreal gave Westjet what they wanted to fly into Montreal.

When is their next plane due?


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

I'd like to seem them at YHU. It will create a boom in low cost air travel in the Montreal area, and maybe then Jetsgo will pay more attention to Montreal. Unless of course WJ and others see better opportunities elsewhere, so it would probably be the east coast. St. John's sounds good to me.

AirCanadaMan, it wont be anywhere up north  Smile



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

St Johns seems the most likely. Lethbridge, Red Deer, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Brandon, Kamloops are all possibilities I guess.

I'd like to see Chicago Midway (MDW) with service from YHM, YYC, YWG. That would scare AC. It's time for WJ to go transborder.






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

I can't see WestJet starting service into YYG (Charlottetown). Jetsgo just started service today the 05Feb and WS operates into YQM (Moncton) which is not very far away. I would say St. John's would DEFINATELY be a big money maker for WS if they started service in there.

AC330


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Just face it, its going to be a Quebec location....they would be stupid not to visit there. I am assuming they will do a continuation from like YYC-YYZ-YUL or other Quebec city.

Don't expect them to skip right over Quebec, i am sure that a deal was made, since AC is pulling routes and i bet there will be room for atleast a few good slot times!

I don't think that they could compete in the maritime provinces with just one silly route, they have to raise market share here in Central Canada and move slowly...

Hey Neil, do you think in the years to come WJ will take over CanJet and use/retire their aircraft and absorb the semi profitable routes in the East? Eastjet could arise, well maybe that could be a nickname?

Grant



Drive it like you stole it!
User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4994 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

WestJet will not come to Montreal in my lifetime I am convinced..

Mark


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

If thats the case Mark, then westjet will stay in the west only?

Grant



Drive it like you stole it!
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Mark, you wont live very long if you say stuff like that. WestJet will be in Montreal this year or the next. It will either be YUL or YHU. After that, they will expand into other cities in Quebec, as Grant suggested, Quebec City for example. It's a matter of time. Patience is a virtue.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Leightbridge... thats my best guess but my hopefulls are Powel River (might be too small of a runway but one airline used to bring 737's in there I was told) or Sydney NS so I can vist my relatives. A transborder would be nice though


Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4994 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Nuno,

I know bud... however, WestJet and ADM talks have ceased, and they have not re-started since. They want to go to YHU, yet it is my understanding that YHU wont have the necessary terminal and runway infrastructure for at least the next couple of years..

And if WestJet will go to YQB, it will definitely need to develop a French aspect, which it clearly would like to avoid....

So its an impasse.... I think we'll see towns before Montreal..

Mark



User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

Hopefully its in the Maritimes I think St'Johns anr Fredricton. Montreal would also be nice.

Dripstick Did this source tell you how soon? Also how it the WJ hangar coming?



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

WestJet will not come to Montreal in my lifetime I am convinced..

Okay, it's a deal!






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4994 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Just my assumption...

But hey, if I ever see the metal land at Dorval, I shall be most ecstatic... perhaps Montrealers will have a spotting festivus, welcoming non-Airbus aircraft..

The JetsGo MD83 is starting to grow on me, im liking it more and more.

Mark


User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

Last week Air Canada dropped its early a.m. YYT-YYZ flight.
The only other morning flight stops in YHZ.
So St. John's a big opening IMHO if Westjet is willing to overnight in YYT..



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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 22, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

Dripstick Did this source tell you how soon? Also how it the WJ hangar coming?

The source said "...about to announce..."

As for their hangar, The skeleton (ironwork) is about 80% complete. I have heard completion dates of April or May.




What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineCrj 900 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 594 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

You know Mark, I have friends at WJ and your assumption sounds about right to me. My friends tell me(they are in both inflight and flt ops) that the French thing is an issue.

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Crj 900 And airline will not avoid a market because of a language...They fly where they think they can make the most money...as yet montreal/quebec have not come to the top of the list..


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
25 Gmonney : Where is the pimp, he could head all french flights...??? If he wants to get back into the skys, this could be a great opportunity....thats if they do
26 Captaingomes : Yes, WJ could start service in la belle province, but French is essential in my opinion. You know the French can be stubborn and will refuse to fly WJ
27 FLYYUL : "You know the French can be stubborn and will refuse to fly WJ if they don't get their service in French" - So in under these terms, the French should
28 Slawko : Air Canada is required by law to provide service in french so thats why he could sue...WJ does not have to provide service in both languagues if they
29 Gmonney : I think that the only way for WJ to dominate Canada is to infect Quebec with the WJ virus. Its spreading, and if they want to be able to afford those
30 FLYYUL : Guys money talks.. Why do people fly NW from YUL to SAN instead of AC, or why do people fly BA to CDG rather than AF? Whoever offers the better deal a
31 Captaingomes : Money talks, and they'll go for the best deals. But the price difference between the low costs is so insignificant most of the time that the French sp
32 FLYYUL : "Given that you can expect very small differences in price, WJ will have a hard time appealing to the Quebec market without sufficient service in Fran
33 Captaingomes : I agree, but WJ has more to gain by offering sufficient French. Otherwise if and when others offer similar services, the French will prefer flying wit
34 Gmonney : I think WJ does very will connecting and the prices are reasonable for what you get. Maybe, have one or two direct flights a day and have one or two c
35 Post contains images CP744 : Just a thought on the YZF rumour.... I've heard this one for about 8 months.... I don't believe the loads out of YEG are high enough to make money wit
36 Yyz717 : It could be argued that WJ could service YUL as an English-only service akin to other Canadian cities. This a large enough English-speaking population
37 FLYYUL : The oppurtunity cost of not providing French service (Minimal french service we are speaking) may bite them if they ever do enterif my lifetime.. Mark
38 Spyderz : YYZ717 is absolutely true about Westjet not needing total French service to fly out of Montreal. Many low-cost airlines in Europe probably don't offer
39 FLYYUL : WestJet would need to.. a.) Have a French version of the website b.) Have French signs at the airport c.) have French CSA's/Ramp crew ... its not such
40 Flyawa : I'd guess stateside in the west, either SEA, SLC, or LAS, markets with little or no nonstops from YYC. LAS would be my first choice. [Edited 2003-02-0
41 DASH8KING : Wesjet could do well in YZF if offering return flights 3x weekly or so. Most people getting off of YEG from YZF continue on with Westjet. But I don't
42 Yyz717 : WestJet would need to.. a.) Have a French version of the website b.) Have French signs at the airport c.) have French CSA's/Ramp crew ... its not such
43 Post contains images FLYYUL : Quebeckers and Swedes are two-different people Quebeckers are technically flying in their own country..... Mark
44 Gmonney : Honestly....what is the big deal with being fluent...do you think that if someone was in a life and death situation, and they couldn't speak english..
45 Aviationman : I agree with Mark and Neil at the same time. Montrealers are mostly fully bilingual and could not careless about flying in English or French (They are
46 DASH8KING : Swedes probably don't complain as much.
47 Slawko : Canada is only obviously bilingual in one province...and that is New Brunswick...everything else is just on paper...that said I do think WJ should off
48 Samurai 777 : I won't exactly predict which new routes WJ will start service, or even whether WJ will fly into Montreal or Quebec City, because not only is the airl
49 Aviationman : One province is bilingual...(NB) But not changing the fact that Canada (federally) is officially bilingual.
50 Yyz717 : the fact that Canada (federally) is officially bilingual. Officially yes. Practically no. Over 70% of Canadians only speak English. This makes Canada
51 YWG777 : These are my guesses, 1)YYC-YBR 2)YYC-YKA 3)YWG- These are my guesses: 1) YYC-YKA-YVR 2)YYC-YBR 3)YYCYXY 4)YYC-YZF 5)YWG-YQL-YVR 6)YWG-YYB 7)YWG-YTS-Y
52 Cessnapimp : "Swedes probably don't complain as much." Ha! How true... I don't see WJ going through the trouble of going YHU in Montreal. The reason why Southwest/
53 Post contains images FLYYUL : "The way things are à L'aéroport international de Dorval right now, WJ shouldn't be running into problems whether it be slots or waits. Sorry YHU fa
54 Post contains images Canadian747 : I am Thinking Saint John's newfoundland to complete its coast to coast network! Canadian747 Mytravel travel agent
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