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by BML87
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 19624

Re: The WestJet Thread

The Edmonton and Winnipeg to Gatwick routes have been removed from the schedule for next summer.

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by BML87
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 19624

Re: The WestJet Thread

So why not have them painted while they're sitting around?

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by BML87
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 19624

Re: The WestJet Thread

There's rumours that WS intends to sell some or all of its 763s by next summer. If true, than there won't be much international growth next year. Also likely means YEG/YWG-LGW would get cut, and YVR-LGW upped to a 789. Not sure what would happen with BCN though. I highly doubt that either of those ...

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by BML87
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 19624

Re: The WestJet Thread

Daily YYC-NRT could be done with one aircraft no?

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by BML87
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke
Replies: 70
Views: 14004

Re: Avianca's Chairman: The airline is broke

Flew them in July twice.

RTB-SAL, maybe 10 passengers on board.
SAL-GUA, full flight. They offered snacks on the sub-1 hour flight, I thought that was nice but unnecessary.

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by BML87
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 19624

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2019-153
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WestJet has applied to operate to Honduras

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2019-153

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by BML87
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 144
Views: 19624

Re: The WestJet Thread

WS7M8 wrote:
There are four main hubs where AC and WJ are battling in Canada. In three of them (YYZ, YUL, YVR), AC is the top dog. YYC is the closest fight between the two.


Do you really think WestJet is battling for YUL?

I think they're perfectly content with YEG being their #4.

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by BML87
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 944
Views: 117100

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Swoop will no longer start San Diego

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by BML87
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WS Future YYC Routes
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: WS Future YYC Routes

Seattle, New Orleans, Seoul, Taipei, Amsterdam, return to Mexico City

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by BML87
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop announces YEG-SAN, YXX-SAN
Replies: 15
Views: 2456

Swoop announces YEG-SAN, YXX-SAN

https://www.flyswoop.com/news/fly-with- ... san-diego/
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Canadian low cost carrier has announced non-stop Edmonton to San Diego and Abbotsford to San Diego, both three times weekly starting October 4.

https://www.flyswoop.com/news/fly-with- ... san-diego/

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by BML87
Mon May 13, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 15055

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

Have things in Acapulco changed for the better recently? IIRC this once glamorous and extremely popular tourist destination had become one of the most deadly cities in the world in recent years... It’s very unsafe. Hotels are empty. They have a big problem with gangs running protection rackets. Tou...

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by BML87
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch
Replies: 11
Views: 3112

Swoop cancels YEG-OAK before launch

Swoop has removed OAK from its website. Was to be served three times per week from YEG starting May 26.

Air Canada currently serves YEG-SFO daily.

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by BML87
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6390

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Edmonton to Ottawa and Montreal year round on WestJet would be the most logical.

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by BML87
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6390

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

This table seems to be extremely inaccurate. For example, for London, the following inconsistencies exist: YYC - is actually year-round. YVR - is seasonal. YEG - is a future Swoop route. YWG - is seasonal. Although interesting, this table should be taken with a grain of salt. London-Winnipeg was ca...

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by BML87
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 129
Views: 17416

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

YEG February Passenger Statistics for February 2019 -- Highlights: § Terminal Traffic: 602,393 passengers (1,218,128 Year-to-date) Domestic 444,140 passengers (904,331 Year-to-date) Transborder 101,373 passengers (197,763 Year-to-date) International 56,880 passengers (116,034 Year-to-date) § FBO Tr...

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by BML87
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 8813

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Based on the illustrative map released by WestJet several years ago, perhaps we'll see some creative southern hemisphere routes?

From YVR: Nadi, Rarotonga, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires
From YYZ: Rio de Janeiro

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by BML87
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6448

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

While Swoop did add YXU-YEG/YXX, WestJet cancelled YXU-YWG.

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by BML87
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?
Replies: 24
Views: 6719

Re: WESTJET B-787 C-GUDH what is it doing?

https://www.traveloffpath.com/westjet-787-destinations/
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Where are you getting February 8th from?

This article from August lists Feb 20th as the start date.

https://www.traveloffpath.com/westjet-787-destinations/

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by BML87
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 35066

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

The top 10 are in the same order as metro area population except; Under achievers; YUL should be #2 instead of #3. YQB should be #8 instead of #11. YHM should be #9 instead of #13 Over achievers; YVR should be #3 instead of #2 YHZ should be #12 instead of #8 YYJ should be #15 instead of #10 Not qui...

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by BML87
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 35066

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Great to see how Montreal's keeps looking up. International traffic still accounts for 40%. of the total To recap, here are the annual passengers stats known so far for 2018 YCD Nanaimo 435,349 +22% YDF Deer Lake 351,463 -3,75% YEG Edmonton 8,254,121 +5,8% YFC Fredericton 424,324 +7% YHM Hamilton 7...

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by BML87
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC
Replies: 65
Views: 11603

Re: OAG Changes 1/27/2019:AC Drops SAT;DL Adds SBA-SLC;WS Adds AUS/PDX-YYC

Where else in the US could WestJet could add service after AUS & PDX? I know RDU and BOS could be possible but anything else we can think of in the near future? How about seasonal Palm Beach International to/from YYZ? Of course Westjet already serves FLL and MIA but perhaps PBI might be worth t...

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by BML87
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6448

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

Swoop has, thus far, avoided any overlap with mainline markets. But both Swoop and WestJet operate YEG-YWG and YEG-LAS. WS originally axed their YEG-LAS flight when WO announced their service. Not sure why WS reinstated the service, maybe because RV started the same service this past season? WS ser...

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by BML87
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6448

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

jimbo737 wrote:
Swoop has, thus far, avoided any overlap with mainline markets.


But both Swoop and WestJet operate YEG-YWG and YEG-LAS.

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by BML87
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB
Replies: 63
Views: 10536

Re: OAG Changes 1/20/19:DL Adds RDU-PIT/MSY;F9 Adds BNA-ORD;FI Drops DFW;WW Closes MCO;VC Drops TLH-SFB

Has FI increased any NA routes? They've now cut DFW, BWI and decreased MSP, wondering where the slack will go?

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by BML87
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 8923

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

I'm surprised as to why YVR-MCO or YVR-FLL can't work with the A220? Do people in Vancouver just go down to SEA and fly to Florida? I don't think an A220 can make it that far? Miami-Vancouver though is the single largest U.S.-Canada market without a non-stop, and MIA/FLL have extensive Canada servi...

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by BML87
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 8923

Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

YVR-IAD, YHZ
YYC-IAD, BOS
YYZ-SJC, MTY
YUL-SEA

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by BML87
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 35066

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YEG December and Year End Terminal Traffic: 663,243 passengers (7,830,229 Year-total) Domestic 509,141 passengers (6,395,357 Year-total) Transborder 99,112 passengers (967,371 Year-total) International 54,990 passengers (467,501 Year-total) FBO Traffic*: 30,220 passengers (423,892 Year-total) Grand...

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by BML87
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 223
Views: 35066

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YYC November stats November total: 1,286,016 +4.0% Domestic 889,931 +4.0% Transborder 267,490 +12.3% International 128,595 -10.3% I realize this is just one month of stats and all be it a slow month for international travel. However i can not help but wonder if Westjet/Delta Airline cooperation or ...

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by BML87
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24088

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

I can see AC slowly scale down its YYC operations. They already dropped Tokyo for the winter and Red Deer all together. I can't see two carriers on the YYC to Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Cranbrook routes, so I'm guessing they'll drop those too. It was also interesting to see AC add YEG to YLW, YYJ,...

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by BML87
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13845

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

Maybe were going about this the wrong way. YEG has suffered horrible job losses, the economy in Alberta is bad the housing market is bad... YEG has not suffered horrible job losses. Its unemployment rate has been decreasing each month and is now the same as Toronto's. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t...

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by BML87
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer
Replies: 103
Views: 13845

Re: OAG Changes 12/30/2018:DL Drops LAX-SAL and SEA-YEG;SY Adds PDX-HNL;UA EWR-POS to Daily,HDN-IAH Dropped for Summer

What does DL offer at SEA to YEG pax that isn't already covered? Anyone going to Asia or Hawaii would go through YVR. LAX, SFO, LAS, PHX, PSP, OGG are all covered nonstop and any other connections to the PNW would be covered by AS.

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by BML87
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5349

Re: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018

Canada lost Integra Air

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by BML87
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3914

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

I could also see WestJet Link start YYC service.

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by BML87
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair looking at India flights in W19
Replies: 34
Views: 4039

Re: Icelandair looking at India flights in W19

SRQKEF wrote:
they'd also be both the shortest and probably cheapest option from smaller markets such as YEG


Cheaper probably, but YEG-YVR-DEL is a lot shorter than YEG-KEF-DEL.

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by BML87
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes
Replies: 247
Views: 59107

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2019 New Routes

Edmonton on either AC or BA.

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by BML87
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 16013

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

Looks like TF-CAT (doing KEF-LAX) and TF-DTR (LAX-KEF) are going to meet in YEG. Both are descending right now. Someone in Edmonton with a camera? https://scontent.fyxd2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/47682165_2246104242101316_1593324706654584832_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent.fyxd2-1.fna&oh=d...

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by BML87
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 7668

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

Nice to see YYT-FLL, especially after WestJet slashed it's FLL network in the past two years. Crazy how long a flight that is - about as long as FLL-LAS! Crazy how YYT “becomes” the 2nd FLL destination for WS in 2018-19. Why they pulled YHZ/YUL/YOW-FLL is a total head scratcher. So I guess YYZ-BCN ...

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by BML87
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9782

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

frmrCapCadet wrote:
It is news, and most aviation geeks would like to hear about it. And landing in near Arctic areas is even newsier.


Ummm "near arctic"? :roll:

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by BML87
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 113
Views: 23251

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

I've heard rumblings of WOW starting YEG, that could be the new route. They also said "North America" not US specifically.

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by BML87
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13884

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder? YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter. This seems to indicate all 3 are seasona...

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by BML87
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13884

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Based on the Press Release "WestJet CEO to make special announcement about WestJet's global future in Alberta" we can surmise the routes will all be ex-YYC, maybe one out of YEG.

YYC-CDG
YYC-NRT
YYC-LGW
YEG-LGW

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by BML87
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7179

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

Updated list: Route Cancellations: Toronto-Fort McMurray Toronto-Sudbury Calgary-Mexico City Vancouver-Mexico City Halifax-Deer Lake Ottawa-Tampa Montreal-Quebec City Year Round to Seasonal: Vancouver-Montreal Edmonton-Ottawa Frequency Reductions: Calgary-Denver Calgary-Edmonton Calgary-Toronto Calg...

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by BML87
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7179

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

This headline is misleading. While they have cut on these markets, others have gained service as well. Net capacity is remaining roughly the same. They are adding an additional ~26 weekly flights on YYZ and almost 50 to YYC markets. This is more of a shift of capacity. I suggest ammending the headi...

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by BML87
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7179

WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

WestJet Airlines is cancelling service between Montreal and Quebec City and cutting back on flights across its network as it reduces capacity to meet consumer demand while also trying to reverse its first quarterly loss in 13 years. https://montrealgazette.com/pmn/business-pmn/westjet-cancelling-se...

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by BML87
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8740

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

WestJet are firing another shot at Flair (under the guise of 'listening to the local market'...funny how they don't do that anywhere Flair doesn't exist...must be a total coincidence) by adding back 4x weekly mainline on top of Swoop: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/westjet-hears-you-loud-and...

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by BML87
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8740

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

jimbo737 wrote:
YEG-MIA is close to 2,600 miles......in a 737-400. That could get interesting when the winter winds start to howl.


They'll be using a 737-800 on that route.

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