BWIA330
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Zoom Airlines?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:22 pm

Hey,

I am going to POS on Zoom on November 1st from YYZ. I was wondering fi there were any employee's in here that can help me out with a seat. Also from everyone else, how is the service on Zoom. This is the first time I am flying with them. Are those 763's comfortable?

Regards,

BWIA330
 
folov
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:11 pm

Buy the upgrade to premium seat and let us know.
 
a380
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:17 pm

Wonder how can I get the $99 deal advertised on papers...?
 
goinv
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:43 pm

never flown them myself. I was thinking of going to Canada from Glasgow - some of the feedback sites here in the UK painted a pretty drab picture of them - including the state of the seats...

"I had to spend seven hours with my seatbelt on - otherwise I would have slid off it - as it was sloping forwards".
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planesailing
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:25 pm

Quoting BWIA330 (Thread starter):
Also from everyone else, how is the service on Zoom.

What ever you do, do not go over the 20kg luggage limit!

Most long haul transatlantic carriers offer 25-30kg, and Zoom only offers 20kg. We got unstuck as a family of 6 last year, and they are stict down to the nail, and round the figure UP! Everyone of the persons checking in at the same time as us had to take a walk to the check in desk for excess baggage!

Ride was ok, prefered my outbound flight on MyTravel A330. Cabin is a bit drab and old, service is reasonable. Nothing that special to write home about.
 
sevenair
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:07 am

flown them twice, they are amazing for the price, i think they are ex KLM 767s, little dated but very comfy. Food is nice as is the complimentary wine. IFE is a little old school, but who cares, for the price, I couldnt complain. I flew over the atlantic, frills and everthing with Zoom for £300. I went YYZ-MCO (ie-short hop) on AC for £250 and got a tiny glass of cola, and some pretzel-esque snack. I know which airline I think is better value for money!
 
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 5):
I know which airline I think is better value for money!

In your particular experience,yes. Your statement is too much of a generalization. It's important to remember that Zoom is a pure charter operation,offering seasonal services,whereas AC is a traditional scheduled carrier. What AC offered you has become pretty much standard for travel within North America unfortunately. You would have had much better inflight offerings on a international flight. Lastly,you seem to have paid a lot of money for your MCO flight. I'm sure depending on the booking variables,you could have got it for a lot less.
 
WillFang
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:45 am

Quoting Sevenair (Reply 5):
and some pretzel-esque snack

Are you referring to AC's sesame snacks? Because those are my absolute favourite snack, on or off board!  Wink I even tried buying them on the ground, but could never find them.

As for Zoom's service. As far as I've heard, they are great for their price. Hope you have a nice trip.
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BWIA330
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:51 am

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the info. With this flight to POS from YYZ with Zoom, were allowed 140 lbs of baggage. Does anyone know who works at Zoom that can help me out with a seat?

Best Regards,

BWIA330
 
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:03 am

Quoting BWIA330 (Reply 8):
Hey Guys,

Does anyone know who works at Zoom that can help me out with a seat?

BWIA330

Do you mean seat selection or something else?
 
RichardPrice
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:08 am

Im planning on flying Gatwick to Vancouver in May 2006, Zoom have quoted me £450 for a return in premium seating, which is a bargain! Thats 30KG of luggage, complimentary free alcoholic drinks throughout and other stuff as well, including seat selection. I shall let you know how I get on next year.
 
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:33 am

Quoting BWIA330 (Reply 8):
With this flight to POS from YYZ with Zoom, were allowed 140 lbs of baggage.

Who in gods name actually needs 140lbs of baggage!!! I moved from one city to another by air and was not watching for weight if you know what i mean and the most i could come up with was 90 lbs spread across 3 bags! I don't know why they have such high allowances, when i don't know how someone could even ack that much crap into a suitcase!
 
planesailing
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:14 am

Quoting ACYWG (Reply 11):
I don't know why they have such high allowances, when i don't know how someone could even ack that much crap into a suitcase!

Simple answer, Women.
 
sevenair
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:20 am

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 6):
. It's important to remember that Zoom is a pure charter operation

Oh, it was my understanding that they are scheduled airline-and a year round one at that.
 
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:06 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 10):
Im planning on flying Gatwick to Vancouver in May 2006, Zoom have quoted me £450 for a return in premium seating, which is a bargain! Thats 30KG of luggage, complimentary free alcoholic drinks throughout and other stuff as well, including seat selection. I shall let you know how I get on next year.

That's quite a steal. I have never beaten that price on any carrier going YYZ to DUB, and that's not as far!

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captaingomes
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:00 am

Gearup, then you haven't looked hard enough  Wink I've seen $200 plus taxes return between YYZ and DUB a few times in the past  Smile
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a380
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:58 am

Still looking for that elusive $99 deal on Zoom...
 
YOWguy
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:57 am

Here is an add from Traveloffers.ca, showing the current Zoom Airlines deals...

Posted On: 10/03/2005
Expires On: 11/02/2005

Zoom Airlines has the cheapest airfares to London, Glasgow, Paris and more exciting destinations in Europe.
Check out these sample one-way fares:

Calgary to London: from $199
Calgary to Glasgow: from $279
Montreal to London: from $99
Montreal to Paris: from $99
Toronto to London: from $149
Toronto to Paris: from $99
Vancouver to London: from $199
Vancouver to Glasgow: from $199
Winnipeg to London: from $249

http://www.flyzoom.com/index.cfm

Your elusive $99 deal is to Paris....
 
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:05 pm

Yes Zoom flies some of the ex. KL 763/ER which are being phased out as the 332's come online.  Smile
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yow
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:30 pm

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 6):
It's important to remember that Zoom is a pure charter operation

Zoom's services to the UK and France are scheduled, even though most of their transatlantic flights are seasonal. Their flights south are charters via a tour operator/wholesaler, mostly with Go Travel Direct.

[Edited 2005-10-12 05:37:44]
 
9Y-ISA
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:32 pm

from all my friends and relatives who have flown on the YYZ-POS service on Zoom, I only heard positive comments. Excellent F/A, service and complimentary drinks etc.
140lbs is good for a charter going to POS cause anyone who has people from there or works for an airline going there, knows how much stuff pax pack into those suitcases. I warned my family about that too while i worked as a bagage handler many moons ago in YYZ. Only BWIA and AC had that weight limit to POS, Skyservice and even C3 (when they used to fly into POS) don't have that limit. Perhaps us POS pax have been treated in a not so good way in other airlines than when we go to Zoom we are overwhelmed by the good service!!
 
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RE: Zoom Airlines?

Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:47 pm

I flew to Gatwick from Toronto last year and it was fine service. I got the $99 deal, each way. Total cost to Gatwick was 350 or something close to that, after taxes.

Service was great. The cabin is still in the origional Air France layout. They have replaced some of the seat cushions, but my butt hurt after 4 hours in it.

Food was pretty good too. For the money, well worth it. I'd fly them again without question, but if AC was cheaper I'd fly them.

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