FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5791 posts, RR: 15 Posted (5 years 10 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1991 times:
Strictly an anecdotal article without any numbers. But the author interviews a number of Canadian travellers in the full article.
Quote: But make no mistake, the first packed flight to Las Vegas had a distinct Canadian flavor.
Allegiant officials would not disclose booking data about their customers, but there were clearly plenty of Winnipeg-area travelers on the first flight. “We have had a substantial amount of Canadians booking,” Allegiant spokeswoman Sabrina LoPiccolo said. “The border is so close. Flying out of an American airport they don’t have as many fees. It’s very cheap for them.”
A number of Canadian travelers on the inaugural flight to Las Vegas said Allegiant’s cheap fares and more convenient departure and arrival times in Grand Forks made the about two-hour drive from the Winnipeg area worthwhile.
A few travelers said Allegiant’s Grand Forks ticket prices were as much as half the price of flying to Las Vegas from Winnipeg on Canadian low-fare carrier WestJet.
Threepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1722 times:
Generally, one can find Tango or Tango Plus fares aboard AC from YVR at less cost than with Allegiant from BLI. I have on every trip I've made to LAS this year (three times both midweek and weekend). Sometimes there is a connection in SFO, but only an hour or so.
[Edited 2008-09-30 12:57:23]
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Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
This article should be music to the ears of NewAir management. They are loosely basing their business plan on emulating Allegiant. Knowing there is a market for charters with sub-Westjet and sub-Tango fares in Canada supports their plans if they can keep their costs low.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.