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clickhappy
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Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:16 pm

FlightID: WJA907 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Company: WESTJET AIRLINES LTD
Country: CANADA
Radio Call: WESTJET
Ground Spd: 432 kts (Assigned: 0431)
Altitude: 290(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 310)
Type: B732 (Boeing Company Model 737-200 (VC96))
Origin Apt: CYYC CALGARY INTL
Dest Apt: IFP LAUGHLIN/BULLHEAD INTERNATIONAL
Departed: 333Z ETA: 0514Z
 
thehangarcat
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RE: Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:37 pm

Charter service.. WestJet flies Charters into the US.. We've been doing LAS forsome time now. and now we do POP ZLO (Mazatlan.. I don't know the code for it) etc.

This is not scheduled service, but it's is done through travel agencies... We can squeeze out a couple of extra runs on our planes by sending them out on charters which give WJ a bit more money.

This only reinforces the reliability and range of the 737 NG

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dripstick
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RE: Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:38 pm

Hmm...with a flight number like 907, it's probably a charter flight for a special group or sports team.

That's my guess.

Dripstick

PS. I hope they're not putting a -200 out to pasture.
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dripstick
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RE: Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 2:21 pm

Looks like it's ending up in Reno. Casino charter maybe?

Airline Westjet Airlines
Flight Number 907
Departure City (Airport) Bullhead City, AZ (IFP)
Departure Time 11/08/2002 11:45 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Reno, NV (RNO)
Arrival Time 11/08/2002 11:56 PM
Remaining Flight Time 01:11 (planned)
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Planned

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sllevin
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RE: Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 2:28 pm

Ah, the International Fun Place! I spent a lot of time near there as a kid -- I am sure it's a Casino-related charter, as there's no schools/sporting teams large enough to justify a 737 for transport.

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RE: Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 2:46 pm

I have seen flight tracker almost 3 or 4 times a month to IFP from Calgary. IFP is Laughlin,AZ. The town has many casinos. Westjet was a charter flight to Laughlin.

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RE: Westjet Into IFP. Why?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 3:23 pm

WJ will retire 2 732's in 2003.....probably the 2 non-Advanced 732's, both of which were built in 1969.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.