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by Jayce
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

Once again the government showing where its head lies. Instead of focusing on a real international airport - the likes of YVR/YYZ/YUL - it is going to pilot this in Cowboy land with nil international presence. It does somewhat make sense to try this out in an airport with limited international flig...

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by Jayce
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

WestJet to trial covid quick tests at YVR this fall:

https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/bc/vancouver/yvr-covid19-testing-will-be-available-to-westjet-passengers-this-fall

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by Jayce
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

Whiteguy wrote:
For now yes but in May the 787 will go to twice a week....who knows after that. 1700 pilots are gone after Jun 1st!!!


I wonder if they’ll actually go through with the second round of layoffs? From what I’ve heard, it’ll be very costly for WestJet.

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by Jayce
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer schedule 2020 WestJet
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: Summer schedule 2020 WestJet

Looks like the additions are mostly encore.

787s are also doing DUB I think, unless that’s been pulled?

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by Jayce
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-02-07 ... his-summer


That looks like it’s mostly encore, no?
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hollywoodcory wrote:
Summer Schedule officially out and looks like all increases are at YYC, including the new daily Link service to Dawson Creek, BC.
http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-02-07 ... his-summer


That looks like it’s mostly encore, no?

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by Jayce
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11137

Re: Pilot shortage

I think it’s largely a pilot pay shortage, as there are many more lucrative professions for a young person to go in to. It wasn’t that long ago that regional pilots in the US were making less than $20,000 a year. Also we don’t turn off the autopilot as a “last resort”. It’s turned on shortly after t...

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by Jayce
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

I’m also thinking it would be GLA, especially seeing as how they already serve it and TS has all but abandoned YYC.

I also think they’ll announce the next ten 787s on Wednesday.

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by Jayce
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

The timing seems a little off for a WS 787 route announcement, but I could be wrong. Didn’t they say they would announce where the next 787s were going in November? Also wouldn’t there be more hype as is their custom?

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by Jayce
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18840

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

If the YVR-JFK was so poor, do you really think YYZ-MIA (or any other CAN-USA leg) do well? There may be value there, but I think you have to go to SQ approach and try to find a city-pair that will almost work completely independent of the ex-HKG traffic (e.g. what SQ has with the FRA-JFK leg). The...

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by Jayce
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 903
Views: 151084

Re: The WestJet Thread

I flew on a 600 the other day that had the new business class and food. It was really impressive! There’s a curtain to divide economy and business, definitely a step up!

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by Jayce
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 41
Views: 5909

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

I find it amusing that there is no airline flying this route, so the 2 airports get together and have a chat about opening a route. Since when did airport operators actually operate flights? Maybe they should focus on operating their respective airports, and leave the routes up to the airlines! Mos...

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by Jayce
Mon May 20, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW
Replies: 16
Views: 3039

Re: WS adds 787 service on YYC-OGG/YYZ-LGW

What happens to the 767s this winter? All it’s flying seems to be taken by the 787.

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by Jayce
Tue May 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12865

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

Saw YVR's INTL concourse expansion - how many more gates will that bring? The Seattle INTL expansion doesn't really add MANY gates - it just makes current domestic gates available *as* international from what I read. Looking at Google maps, if YVR extends the D concourse to the west, they might get...

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by Jayce
Sat May 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 8098

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Makes Too Much Sense Not To YQR/YXE-MSP YEG-SLC/SEA Would Not Fall Over In Shock YWG-DTW (NW Airlink flew this one back in the day) YYC/YVR-DTW YVR-JFK DL operates a summer seasonal red-eye from YVR-JFK, but I also wouldn’t fall over shocked if this goes year-round. AC operates a 787 from YVR to EW...

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by Jayce
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet London Announcement April 23
Replies: 27
Views: 11441

Re: WestJet London Announcement April 23

Could it be YVR-LGW going year round? Would partially solve the mystery of what will happen to the 787s in the fall.

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by Jayce
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Westjet Premium-Class Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 1143

Re: Status of Westjet Premium-Class Upgrades

I’m not sure of a timeline but I had a friend fly on a -600 recently with the new J class seats.

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by Jayce
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 9654

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

WestJet expanded their codeshare with Qantas last December so I wouldn’t be completely surprised to see them launch YVR-SYD. AC is the only airline on the route year round and with Qantas retiring their 747 fleet, maybe the timing is right.

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by Jayce
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 9654

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

CFWAD wrote:
I still just have this weird feeling of seeing WS's 763s in Swoop colours a few years down the line and flying to LGW in the summer and some current WS Southern routes in the winter.


I believe the current scope language in the pilot’s contract prevents Swoop from operating widebodies.

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by Jayce
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13708

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

Aren’t their 767s ex QF too? Lol. I wish they hadnt signed up with DL, and instead had gone to OneWorld!! Would have loved to have see them connecting with QF, maybe even flying to AU one day! They just signed a codeshare with QF. I could see them starting YVR-SYD with the 787, it would be a good f...

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by Jayce
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 8736

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

Lets remember AC previously served both SNA and ONT. Obviously, they did not do too well. Even WS that came in as a new entrant(with 3 slots) to SNA is down to single Disneyland express flight from YYC. WestJet flies SNA-YVR once a day. SNA-YYC was tried but dropped in favour of routing passengers ...

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by Jayce
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14474

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

I would guess that YYC-LGW would remain as a 787 route year round. With the 767s going to YYZ, maybe they’ll make YVR-LGW year round as well?

The problem with western Canada to Europe is that it’s highly seasonal.

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by Jayce
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14474

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder?

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by Jayce
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 12371

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

HJM wrote:
Air Canada rouge will be based in YYZ.


Yup, they closed the YVR rouge base.

Also there were some high level complaints about the Rouging of services. I think it was Rob Lowe who complained after flying between YVR and LAX.

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by Jayce
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11915

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

YYZatcboy wrote:
I don't understand why so many AC employees seem to think Clive has somehow gone, when he is still chairman of the board and has an office at WJ HQ.


I think they mean he’s gone as in, “lost his marbles”.

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by Jayce
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 7420

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

it always amazes me when people talk about adding services from Calgary like it’s a large city. It’s a significant drop from Vancouver which itself is smaller than Toronto. A jv with delta will not change any of that. Yet, somehow, lowly little YYC manages to sustain flights with Hainan to PEK, BA ...

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by Jayce
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV
Replies: 62
Views: 7295

Re: Possible future WestJet U.S. destinations with Delta JV

I wouldn’t be surprised to see WS start YVR-JFK to compliment the seasonal Delta service and the YYC service.

IMHO I suspect YVR and especially YYZ will play increasingly larger roles as WestJet hubs with the 787s.

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by Jayce
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH at YVR & SEA
Replies: 27
Views: 5000

Re: LH at YVR & SEA

I think it might also have something to do with Vancouver’s position as Canada’s Pacific gateway and largest Western city versus Seattle, who also have LAX and SFO to compete with.

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by Jayce
Mon May 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 3741

Re: YVR (Vancouver I'ntl) Airport Expansion 2037 Plan

They’re currently working on extending the D pier to the west and after will extend the E pier to the east as well as adding an F pier where gates 90-96 are. They’re also expanding the A and B piers so this should hopefully keep up with growth for the near future.

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by Jayce
Thu May 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17885

Re: WestJet and the 787

From what I have heard, the focus will be Toronto, and initial routes will be to Asia (countries were India, China and Japan). I’m sure Vancouver will see some action, but to what extent I do not have the answer. Interesting, I’ve heard 3/4 YYZ and 1/4 YVR, at least initially. From their investor d...

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by Jayce
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 6159

Re: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes

In general Canadians fly less than Americans (domestically at least) and Quebeckers fly the least in Canada (particularly outside of Montreal). True, likely due in large part to the much higher domestic fares Canadians pay. However, internationally Canadians travel vastly more frequently than Ameri...

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by Jayce
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 6159

Re: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes

WS operated YVR-YXU last year. I believe it’s 3 weekly eastbound and 4 weekly westbound.

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by Jayce
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 6097

Re: YVR thread - 2018

I'm pleased to see that AC is increasing their Jazz service to SAN this summer to triple-daily service, along with up-gauging all three flights to the CR9! The flights are nicely scheduled throughout the day with one RON in SAN. I can't help but think back to a few years ago when AC abruptly cancel...

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by Jayce
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9350

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

The excessive ground time could be mitigated if the aircraft rotates with a YYZ service. Not sure how that would work out timing-wise with a YYZ flight though.

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by Jayce
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

whywhyzee wrote:
Due to the Air Berlin coverage, there has been a lot of short term capacity shifting to make up for the 747’s that are displaced. Also worth noting, YVR-MUC is A333, not A346.


YVR-MUC is actually a mix of both types.

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by Jayce
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 2582

Re: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX

This should be good for all the Asian codeshares in YVR! Doubt it helps a single one. Have you looked at the linked WS schedule?? Its a 0700 dep from YVR. I just took a look, you're absolutely right, these flights are definitely not timed well for connections. AC departs YVR at 14:30 AM departs YVR...

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by Jayce
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 2582

WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/dos-mas-si-por-favor-649244353.html "WestJet announced today that is has expanded its position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico by adding flights from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico City. Nonstop, year-round flights will start March ...

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by Jayce
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 'bullish' on wide-body strategy, but tight-lipped on details
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

Re: WestJet 'bullish' on wide-body strategy, but tight-lipped on details

Hard to tell based on their current strategy whether they'll consider YYC or YYZ as more of a base for their international widebody ops, or continue to split them. Be interesting to see how AC responds, regardless. Personally, I'd be surprised if flights weren't centred around hubs in YYZ and YVR, ...

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by Jayce
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 16084

Re: YVR Thread

Has anyone heard anything about WS serving YKA from YVR? Currently only AC operate this route with a limited schedule. I had emailed WS and got a boiler plate it's a future possibility response. Encore used to operate this when they first started operations, but their one daily rotation was no matc...

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by Jayce
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Vision 2040+ by Hollwich Kushner
Replies: 31
Views: 5917

Re: JFK Vision 2040+ by Hollwich Kushner

rebr wrote:
Including a picture of airbus' upcoming A747-900 in Delta livery ;)
Image


I think you're slightly mistaken, that's the
A747-900SP

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by Jayce
Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW
Replies: 34
Views: 6579

Re: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW

No partnering with AA since AC and UA have a JV. The local market, plus the Asian connections that this flight is timed for will very easily fill it up without any need for AA. Doesn't UA already fly YVR-IAH and YVR-DEN? With all the connecting flights out of DEN and IAH to DFW not sure how this wi...

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by Jayce
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided? Agree with Topguncanada. According to Wikipedia, these two cities have a combined population of over 27 million people. YVR gives them access to a large percentage of North America. I wonder if they'll co...

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by Jayce
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Beijing Capital Airlines Coming To YVR

I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA. These flights are not driven by economics. How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided? Agree with Topguncanada. According to...

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by Jayce
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?

Thanks to the OP for this post, I'd been wondering the same. In response to TC957 and jimbo737: BA has no feeder traffic in Canada either, since AC is part of *A. So why has BA been able to thrive in Canada? BA also codeshares with WestJet in YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL so they do get some Canadian/US fe...

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by Jayce
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYC International Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: YYC International Service

There is (was?) a lot of money in Calgary due to the oil bubble. Lots of people want to travel and have the means to do so I suppose.

When did Air Canada start Calgary to Rome? I know TS has a weekly YVR to Rome service, but that's seasonal and I'm quite sure it's non-stop.

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by Jayce
Fri May 20, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's Vancouver Route
Replies: 7
Views: 5703

RE: Air France's Vancouver Route

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VCEflyboy" class="quote" target="_blank">VCEflyboy</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>With the low C$ and the economy in weste...

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by Jayce
Mon May 09, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did Korean Air Fly The 747-300?
Replies: 21
Views: 3048

RE: Where Did Korean Air Fly The 747-300?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>If memory correct, <acronym title="K...

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by Jayce
Mon May 02, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reducing LAX-YVR
Replies: 26
Views: 5206

RE: AA Reducing LAX-YVR

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UALFAson" class="quote" target="_blank">UALFAson</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>As more states create tax incentives to pr...

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by Jayce
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

RE: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

We do lose <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, but we also gain a third daily <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acronym> flight on the route. <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acrony...

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by Jayce
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announces YVR-YHZ
Replies: 17
Views: 5150

RE: WestJet Announces YVR-YHZ

WestJet also operates <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> which is 5:25 and 6:33 on the return. I wonder if their expansion in <acronym title="Vanco...

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