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Westjet Doing Well? Record Day!  
User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Record load day with Wesjet this past week. A nice follow up to a record breaking month for load factors... I canassume that WS is doing quite well even with record high loyal prices Q2 of 08 was quite immpressive and still showed lots of profitablity for them!

http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2008/10/c5388.html

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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I think they just need to stick to their model and they will do fine... very well managed company, it seems like the employees want to work for the company, that is alway a good sign

G



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User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

It is a great airline to fly with. I have had nothing but great service from them. I use them to fly from YXU to YVR and YEG on a monthly basis and really enjoy using their services.  checkmark   bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

If I had a choice, I would choose Westjet over AC if the prices were the same,

G



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User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Yea it seems that WS always sells out of the seat sales first so you have to be on the spot if u want to grab one!

User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1683 times:



Quoting Gmonney (Reply 3):
If I had a choice, I would choose Westjet over AC if the prices were the same,

Same here.  bigthumbsup  I unfortunately have to fly to England and wish that WS flew over there. There was talk about two or three years ago that WS were going to look at flying to Europe but I guess that has died down.  crying 



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User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Yea I think that they said they were always looking at different oppertunities in the market place, but that there were no definate plans for anything... One could only hope, mind you with the downfall of Zoom, that probably puts a dampener on the low fare overseas market...

User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1533 times:



Quoting Brilondon (Reply 5):
Same here. bigthumbsup I unfortunately have to fly to England and wish that WS flew over there. There was talk about two or three years ago that WS were going to look at flying to Europe but I guess that has died down. crying



Quoting Brilondon (Reply 5):
Yea I think that they said they were always looking at different oppertunities in the market place, but that there were no definate plans for anything... One could only hope, mind you with the downfall of Zoom, that probably puts a dampener on the low fare overseas market...

I just don't see that happening, it's not part of the current biz model. But, models can change. Interlining raises a host of new requirements (and associated costs).

But they have had exploratory talks with BA about some type of agreement. Possibly AF will join the party. A new res system would be needed to support interlining, and apparently the previous attempt was a fiasco.



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User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Yes, well their new system must be underway, because soon comes the interline/codeshare with WN which will be great for both companies. Probably benefiting WS moreso however, due to the amount of travellers on WN and the population of the US. I could see a record breaking year or two for coming up for WS with higher loads and more oppertunity lining up.

They are a unique company with great people, and something for Canada to be proud of! Never have I experiences such a culture like WS. They claim they will "change air travel forever" I think it's already begun and it will continue to happen as things expand!!


User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4195 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1452 times:



Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 7):
Quoting Brilondon (Reply 5):
Yea I think that they said they were always looking at different oppertunities in the market place, but that there were no definate plans for anything... One could only hope, mind you with the downfall of Zoom, that probably puts a dampener on the low fare overseas market...

This is not my quote, but it does make sense though. I am still hoping for a option for Europe but I won't hold my breath of it happening anytime soon.



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User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 796 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1421 times:



Quoting Boeingluvr (Thread starter):



Quoting Boeingluvr (Thread starter):
Record load day with Wesjet this past week. A nice follow up to a record breaking month for load factors... I canassume that WS is doing quite well even with record high loyal prices Q2 of 08 was quite immpressive and still showed lots of profitablity for them!

It stands to reason that if you add a whack of planes, you will experience record loads.


User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1413 times:



Quoting Multimark (Reply 10):
It stands to reason that if you add a whack of planes, you will experience record loads.

But you need people to fill the whack of new planes to raise the load factors. Good work Westjet.

C-GAGN



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User currently offlineBakersdozen From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

Good on Westjet. Although I usually fly Air Canada to various reasons and like AC I'm glad that Westjet is here to keep AC in check.

We all know the reason AC dropped the tacked on fuel surcharge and check bag fee was because Westjet refused to implement one and heavily advertised that fact. Competition is good and I wish them both well.


User currently offlineBoeingluvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1343 times:



Quoting Multimark (Reply 10):
It stands to reason that if you add a whack of planes, you will experience record loads.

And I'm sure their Q3 results will reflect that they are filling all of those new planes as well... Remeber that high or record breaking load factor means all those seats they add from new aircraft are also getting filled...

Quoting Bakersdozen (Reply 12):
Good on Westjet. Although I usually fly Air Canada to various reasons and like AC I'm glad that Westjet is here to keep AC in check.

We all know the reason AC dropped the tacked on fuel surcharge and check bag fee was because Westjet refused to implement one and heavily advertised that fact. Competition is good and I wish them both well.

It's a good strategy on WS, and I think that given the terrible reputation of AC's staff and policies that AC is the best competition WS could ask for.


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