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User currently offlineEvgeni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

I am quite happy   today because my family might be taking a vacation to Honolulu or somewhere where it is sunny. If we decide to go to Honolulu, we will probably take Canada 3000 because of the low cost. From Vancouver.

So, what I would like to know is what aircraft Canada 3000 flies from Vancouver to Honolulu? What is the service like?

Or maybe you can suggest me another airline which is affordable.  

Thank you in advance!

St.John's, Canada

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User currently offlineChris From Canada, joined May 1999, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

I have flown Canada 3000. My flight was on a 757. I don't know what they use on the Honolulu route, it may be their new A330. The 757s are very uncomfortable as far as legroom goes and the seats are very firm. Service was OK. I guess you get what you pay for. Chris

User currently offlineTygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

C3 sounds to be your best bet. The aircraft you'll be flying will be the A320 and A330. A320 will take you St. Johns - Halifax - Edmonton - Vancouver (all on the same plane, same flight). From Vancouver you'll take the A330 to Honolulu. C3 will not be operating the 757's to Honolulu this winter. The last fifty-seven hops across the pond are ending as we speak.

Chris. I agree, the seating in the C3 757 is horrible. However, if you are going to pay at least half as much as almost any other carrier to get to the same destination intact, you have no right to complain. C3's A320 and A330 seat are MUCH more comfortable than the 757's.

As far as price is concerned, Evgeni, you'll be lucky to find anything better. Canada 3000's prices are very fair. The service is very good, contrary to a few people's beliefs, and I have had absolutly no problem on any of their flights.

Take care & Have fun in Honolulu.


User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Hi Evgeni:

My answer is of course somewhat biased! I think C-3000 is an excellent choice for you as we can take you from Torbay all the way to HNL, KOA or OGG (Honolulu, Kona or Maui). From Vancouver, you would fly on an A-330-200, and it is very comfortable. You may end up flying via Toronto non-stop to HNL - I'm not sure how our winter schedule is being set up - in which case it would also be an A-330.

I hope you enjoy your holiday. Winter in YYT is something most people don't even want to think about!!

Best Regards,


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

Don't forget to check out the cockpit, Evgeni. Canada 3000 prides itself on the fact that many flights sport an all-female crew. Meaning just that. No guys in the galleys, no guys up front either. Yes, at first glance, you might find that a tad unsettling. Just take deep, slow, controlled breaths. Breathe in. Breathe out. Like that. Exit the cockpit slowly and don't alarm the other passengers.

(I'm just kidding. No flames.)

An optimist robs himself of the joy of being pleasantly surprised
User currently offlineYwg777 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Canada 3000,
It is a good airline. I flew it to Toronto in 1993. If you want to go to HNL I would suggest that you Go YYZ-YWG-HNL. Winnipeg has non-stop service to HNL. A330'S are guaranteed to be part of C3's winter lineup. Winnipeg has the best flights to the west. Our airport is the nicest airport in Manitoba. Even ask virgin 747!
Shawn Trotman

User currently offlineVirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

I guess you must be pretty excited, but I can only say I heard they were good, but remember you pay for the headphones for the inflight movie(but they are yours to keep) I think regular headphones do fit in the jacks provided.

But when planning a vacation its best to try other alternatives, like in some cases, try going through the states, there s a larger lucrative low cost fare airline war in the good old u.s. of a.

Party on in Hawaii for me!!!!

User currently offlineCanadian747400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I flew on a Canada 3000 Airbus 320 from Toronto to Montreal, and a 757 on the return flight, and found both types were really good. The service was ok for such a short flight, and I plan on flying C-3 next summer from Toronto to Halifax. I found the legroom wasn't bad for a one hour flight, but I guess it might get uncomfortable after a few hours. It would be an Airbus 330 from Vancouver to Honolulu.

I wish I could go to Honolulu...You're making me jealous!

Have a good trip!

User currently offlineXQF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

I have flown Canada3000 several times, most recently YVR-ANC-YVR on an A320 and YVR-HNL on an A330-200. Personally having flown many airlines around the world including some of the best (QF, CX, BA, SR, KL, LH) i think C3 is great. Considering how much they charge the service is fantastic. On the YVR-HNL flight we were served a nice pasta dinner and then a MaiTai prior to arrival in HNL.....cute! The crew are friendly, professional and genuine, the aircraft are clean. Go for it......C3 is tops!

User currently offlineAirtime From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 86 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Hi! Well it seems like there is alot of C3 employees on this site. Nobidy have said anything about any other GOOD charter company. Canada 3000 has a good service and so does the other and bigger low cost airline in the country Air transat. TS will be back on the YVR HNl route this winter. They will be using either their new A333-200, A330-300 or the older but excellent L1011-500. Air Transat has an excellent onboard service. I am sure you will be please with them and they have GREAT prices. There was also Royal airlines that use to fly that route. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, they will not longer fly to HNL as their fleet goes from 12 aircrafts to 6.... Don't fly from the US, fly on canadian carriers!!!!! The food is better any way.

have a great trip!


User currently offlineFLYGUY From Canada, joined May 1999, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

Canada 3000 is a reliable choice for your trip. I would recommend going through YVR because it would sort of break up your trip from the east coast of this great country of ours! Trust me, you don't want to go for a LONG flight with those guys! I'm not trying to be mean or anything, it's just with past experiences with them that I've went to Europe with them several times. They'll get you there safe and sound, which is all you want, but you probably won't be bragging about the service! You get what you pay for...
I believe Canadian flies this route with DC10 equipment from YVR. It's a flip up between the almost-retired DC10 and the brand new A330! C3's A330 is a great aircraft, just don't expect much in the leg room department! I don't think that they could find room for any more seats in there, or else they would!
If you go with Canadian, be prepared to pay a lot more $$$ because of the service thing. If you've got lots of money, then go with CP! If not, CMM would be a safe and affordable choice!
Please don't go through SEA or SFO, keep your money in Canada please!!!
PS... Do I sense a number of Canada 3000 employees in this message board? LOL!!!

Happy flying,

User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

PS... Do I sense a number of Canada 3000 employees in this message board? LOL!!!

That's no secret in my case, and proud of it! Can't vouch for/disclaim anyone else though. I especially liked Flyguy's sentiment about taking the Canada route as this is a fabulous country when you get to see it all.

BTW, CA also uses a B767-300 on the YVR-HNL route.

Whatever your decision Evgeni, have a super holiday!

Best Regards,


User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Hey There,
I hope that you will enjoy your trip into the southern heat seeing that the past couple of days here have been really cold! As you can guess I am also from NF!! I live outside of the City just 20 minutes. I am From Manuels in Conception Bay South!!

I have heard nothing bad about C3 but I am a very tall person and I have been told to stay away If I am travelling on long flights!!
I have heard of Air Transat being a little more comfortable and spacious and If you want to up grade your ticket you can move up to what they call Transat Class I think? It is not much more Expensive but I think that it is very comfortable. These airlines are also in the same price range and compete very well.
Royal which also flies into st. john's is not to bad ither. They have a very good service and form what I hear they only serve First Class meals!! I will leave it at that!!

Have a good Trip my fellow Newfie!!



Safety is Everyones Responsibility.
User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Royal doesn't fly to HNL though. And I found Royal's 757 to be extremely uncomfortable. No leg room. Good meal though. And FYI Air Canada flies to HNL daily with a 767 also.

User currently offlineEvgeni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Thank you for all of that great info. I guess what most people are saying is that I will get what I paid for and that is good enough for me.
I am a bit bored with Air Canada so I really want try Canada 3000. I will tell you more if and when my trip will be.

Thank you!
St.John's, Canada

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