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Article - Canadians Pack Allegiant GFK-LAS Flights  
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Posted (6 years 20 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Strictly an anecdotal article without any numbers. But the author interviews a number of Canadian travellers in the full article.

An excerpt:

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.

Full article at
http://www.grandforksherald.com/arti...ndex.cfm?id=87997§ion=Business


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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5912 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 20 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
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It's always go to hear how G4 has changed their air traveling habits.

User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 20 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Definitely a strategy the airline is pursuing at other stations such as Plattsburgh and Bellingham. Smart.

http://www.pressrepublican.com/homepage/local_story_324231525.html

http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbc...21/BIZ0102/809210305&nav_category=



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 19 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

What is the frequency of this service?

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (6 years 19 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Currently Monday/Friday.


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 19 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Maybe G4 should consider adding YWG-LAS  Silly


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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5815 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (6 years 19 hours ago) and read 1836 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
Maybe G4 should consider adding YWG-LAS

Allegiant has authority to serve Canada.

But I think they look at it the same as Southwest, crossing the border changes the operation. When it is right they will do it, but in the meantime.......



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2147 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 19 hours ago) and read 1770 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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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16285 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (6 years 14 hours ago) and read 1633 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.
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