BWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3060 times:
I am going to POS on Zoom on November 1st from YYZ. I was wondering fi there were any employee's in here that can help me out with a seat. Also from everyone else, how is the service on Zoom. This is the first time I am flying with them. Are those 763's comfortable?
What ever you do, do not go over the 20kg luggage limit!
Most long haul transatlantic carriers offer 25-30kg, and Zoom only offers 20kg. We got unstuck as a family of 6 last year, and they are stict down to the nail, and round the figure UP! Everyone of the persons checking in at the same time as us had to take a walk to the check in desk for excess baggage!
Ride was ok, prefered my outbound flight on MyTravel A330. Cabin is a bit drab and old, service is reasonable. Nothing that special to write home about.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2734 times:
flown them twice, they are amazing for the price, i think they are ex KLM 767s, little dated but very comfy. Food is nice as is the complimentary wine. IFE is a little old school, but who cares, for the price, I couldnt complain. I flew over the atlantic, frills and everthing with Zoom for £300. I went YYZ-MCO (ie-short hop) on AC for £250 and got a tiny glass of cola, and some pretzel-esque snack. I know which airline I think is better value for money!
9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
Quoting Sevenair (Reply 5): I know which airline I think is better value for money!
In your particular experience,yes. Your statement is too much of a generalization. It's important to remember that Zoom is a pure charter operation,offering seasonal services,whereas AC is a traditional scheduled carrier. What AC offered you has become pretty much standard for travel within North America unfortunately. You would have had much better inflight offerings on a international flight. Lastly,you seem to have paid a lot of money for your MCO flight. I'm sure depending on the booking variables,you could have got it for a lot less.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2517 times:
Im planning on flying Gatwick to Vancouver in May 2006, Zoom have quoted me £450 for a return in premium seating, which is a bargain! Thats 30KG of luggage, complimentary free alcoholic drinks throughout and other stuff as well, including seat selection. I shall let you know how I get on next year.
ACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2457 times:
Quoting BWIA330 (Reply 8): With this flight to POS from YYZ with Zoom, were allowed 140 lbs of baggage.
Who in gods name actually needs 140lbs of baggage!!! I moved from one city to another by air and was not watching for weight if you know what i mean and the most i could come up with was 90 lbs spread across 3 bags! I don't know why they have such high allowances, when i don't know how someone could even ack that much crap into a suitcase!
Gearup From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2153 times:
Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 10): Im planning on flying Gatwick to Vancouver in May 2006, Zoom have quoted me £450 for a return in premium seating, which is a bargain! Thats 30KG of luggage, complimentary free alcoholic drinks throughout and other stuff as well, including seat selection. I shall let you know how I get on next year.
That's quite a steal. I have never beaten that price on any carrier going YYZ to DUB, and that's not as far!
YOWguy From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
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YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1918 times:
Quoting 9252fly (Reply 6): It's important to remember that Zoom is a pure charter operation
Zoom's services to the UK and France are scheduled, even though most of their transatlantic flights are seasonal. Their flights south are charters via a tour operator/wholesaler, mostly with Go Travel Direct.
9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 222 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
from all my friends and relatives who have flown on the YYZ-POS service on Zoom, I only heard positive comments. Excellent F/A, service and complimentary drinks etc.
140lbs is good for a charter going to POS cause anyone who has people from there or works for an airline going there, knows how much stuff pax pack into those suitcases. I warned my family about that too while i worked as a bagage handler many moons ago in YYZ. Only BWIA and AC had that weight limit to POS, Skyservice and even C3 (when they used to fly into POS) don't have that limit. Perhaps us POS pax have been treated in a not so good way in other airlines than when we go to Zoom we are overwhelmed by the good service!!