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by Acey
Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

All international routes from YEG have trash loads. From personal experience, KLM from YEG to AMS has a very high load factor. If they didn’t we would be rerouted through YYC or YVR. KLM has operated three weekly flights for a number of years now. I believe it was a reference to Flair in particular...

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by Acey
Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 146
Views: 20372

Re: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022

I suspect there will be a wild correction in these fares, perhaps a problem with their algorithms or something. Or maybe they think those Recaro seats command a 2x premium.

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by Acey
Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 908
Views: 200925

Re: Air Canada relaunches Vancouver-Miami

It's only 36 nm longer than YHZ-YVR which AC has been flying on the MAX this summer, flight times have been in the 5:50 to 6:10 range.

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by Acey
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 218
Views: 36893

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Yeah it's a YEG-YYZ-YYT run. New MAX arrived on property in YYC today as well, a frame not taken up by Norwegian. It's their 4th plane and they very quickly need it to enter service. I actually saw it land last night. Still in Norwegian livery and shows up on FR24 with a DL Delta flight number. I w...

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by Acey
Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

So reading a few different posts here that seem to have different thoughts…is the current best guess that YHZ loses summer Europe flights next year under this western focus restructuring or is there hope for some of them? Really hoping to make a trip to Ireland next year without transferring throug...

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by Acey
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Loads are absolute trash on both, they're comparably bad. They clearly just have more hope for YVR. All international routes from YEG have trash loads. From personal experience, KLM from YEG to AMS has a very high load factor. If they didn’t we would be rerouted through YYC or YVR. KLM has operated...

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by Acey
Fri Jul 15, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 218
Views: 36893

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Yeah it's a YEG-YYZ-YYT run. New MAX arrived on property in YYC today as well, a frame not taken up by Norwegian. It's their 4th plane and they very quickly need it to enter service.

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by Acey
Fri Jul 15, 2022 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Likely will happen. F8 is growing at yul so wouldn't be surprised to see yqb added. So what do you see Flair doing “properly” in Quebec that Westjet could not? Yeah WS is bailing this on YYC-YQB with a pretty big feed on the western end, the chance of it working for Flair from YEG seems slims at be...

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by Acey
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

And I will just say that if your numbers come from seat maps, I don't put any stock in those as being an accurate representation of loads. No, my numbers come from working at the airport, thankfully not for Flair. Doing a dummy booking on every single flight operated by every airline to generate se...

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by Acey
Wed Jul 13, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Yeah they're all awful, and definitely in comparison to the domestic routes out of YEG and YYC which are all doing well except for YQQ. It's all relative, LAS- YEG at 60% LF could be called "consistently busy" if BUR-YEG is the comparison. The highest load I see on YEG-SFO is 137 pax in th...

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by Acey
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Juju2004 wrote:
YVR-BUR is doing significantly better than YEG. They reduced YEG to 1x weekly while keeping YVR at 3x weekly

Loads are absolute trash on both, they're comparably bad.

They clearly just have more hope for YVR.

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by Acey
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to London England
Replies: 26
Views: 4936

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to London England

Don't they fly 737s from Newfoundland & Labrador or Nova Scotia not Montreal? In 2018, AC announced YUL-BOD on the MAX 8 but I think it was flown by Rouge and didn't end up launching. The aircraft is definitely capable. These hops across the pond are well within the capability of the Max…there ...

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by Acey
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

YYC-YQB is not full, that's 100% false. Rouge's flight is not full either, but doing slightly better.

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by Acey
Fri Jul 08, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to London England
Replies: 26
Views: 4936

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to London England

The range of the aircraft is 3500 miles and the distance from Montreal to London is 3200 miles Wrong and wrong. You used nautical miles for the aircraft range, but statute miles for the flight distance. If you use the same units... 7M8 range = 3,550 nm YUL-LHR = 2,824 nm More importantly, as mentio...

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by Acey
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

You have no evidence of this, as you have no knowledge of the loads or yields. You should probably state this as a disclaimer before claiming a route is doing "just fine". I can see WS' loads on everything into and out of Calgary and your statement is 100% baseless. How do you have access...

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by Acey
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Transportation Agency amends APPR
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

Re: Canadian Transportation Agency amends APPR

Aresxerexade wrote:
Time to play The Weakest Link - Canadian Airline edition.

Flair's YYC operation is doomed. Regular 6+ hour delays but somehow it's still WestJet everyone wants to be mad at.

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by Acey
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Route specific I know, but how is YYC IAH looking for WS? They seem to be 9 weekly and going to 11 weekly soon. AC does not restart until late October but I think double daily then. UA is going to one daily now and IIRC this route is one of the few JV carveouts for AC and UA. WestJet Calgary YYC- H...

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by Acey
Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Even if there was some kind of incident, he expects armchair quarterbacks on an online forum to deduce it based on inaccurate and periodic updates from FlightAware? What a bizarre post on so many levels.

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by Acey
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 908
Views: 200925

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

I do wonder if WS ground crew issues partly stem from all the contracting out that occurred a couple of years ago? It would not surprise me if their contractor has a lot of turnover, like most contractors. Maybe I misread what was being said on here, in another thread about YYC. The impression I wa...

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by Acey
Sat Jun 11, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 908
Views: 200925

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

It’s a shame YYC airport cancelled these seamless connections. It would have given Westjet the same edge should they decide to expand internationally. So … I’m not surprised for DEL flights, YUL was given the nod over YYC. Operationally, WestJet YYC ground crew is in a state such that they would no...

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by Acey
Wed May 25, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

LH, Edelweiss, AC US routes all to regional? AC capacity/freq cuts or lack of growth? No idea why this is so controversial...West Jet is muscling out competition and I think this is a pretty obvious conclusion when you look at the market objectively? With their ambitions to become a neo-legacy carr...

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by Acey
Wed May 25, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

I recently read on a statistics page that Calgary had the lowest average airfare of any city in Canada. So is westjet doing something better being dominant, or are other airlines simply using scarce resources on winning cities instead. Air Canada is the dominant carrier in Toronto, Montreal and Van...

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by Acey
Tue May 24, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

LH, Edelweiss, AC US routes all to regional? AC capacity/freq cuts or lack of growth? No idea why this is so controversial ...West Jet is muscling out competition and I think this is a pretty obvious conclusion when you look at the market objectively? Mostly because you say things that are complete...

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by Acey
Mon May 23, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

The only trans-Atlantic carrier “run out of YYC” (that still makes me chuckle) is British Airways. Their departure had very little to do with westjet, even though I suppose to boost lacklustre employee morale, they are taking the win. British Airways pulled out of YYC when Alberta’s oil based econo...

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by Acey
Mon May 23, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR employee assaulted
Replies: 34
Views: 7831

Re: UA EWR employee assaulted

ObadiahPlainman wrote:
Airline employees on the front lines are so vulnerable

Especially after they initiate physical confrontations with professional athletes.

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by Acey
Mon May 23, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Most of the euro carriers are long gone, you have Air Canada holding on by a thread, WS willing to run routes at a loss out of YYC to build up their hub, and subsidize them through other domestic routes. If they keep adding to DEN and other US routes, I wouldn't expect the US carriers to stick arou...

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by Acey
Mon May 23, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

WestJet has run the trans-Atlantic carriers out of YYC... will the US carriers be next? UA facing pilot, staff shortage, their DEN run might be vulnerable. The major transatlantic carrier from YYC is Air Canada. As far as I can tell it has not been run out YYC. Uhh... for S22... Air Canada - 14 wee...

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by Acey
Mon May 23, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

WestJet has run the trans-Atlantic carriers out of YYC... will the US carriers be next? UA facing pilot, staff shortage, their DEN run might be vulnerable. What kind of baseless statement is this? :lol: You guys just love to hear yourselves talk sometimes. WS is running 2x weekly with poor bookings...

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by Acey
Sat May 21, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse
Replies: 112
Views: 27281

Re: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse

So the T2 gate area has already been renovated? The TBIT is the final phase of the DL LAX project? The T2 gate area was renovated a few years before DL moved in. I believe the only renovation that will take place in T2 is reconfiguring the old TSA checkpoint into food/retail space. They definitely ...

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by Acey
Tue May 10, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1958
Views: 519204

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

In the past few days, it looks like a MAX 8 has been to YYC 3 times, YVR once, and NAS once. The single daily IAH-YYC is showing MAX 8 all month. It was a nice surprise to have it here, quite a late change as through April it was showing a mix of 319/320 and 738/739. YYC goes to double daily next m...

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by Acey
Mon May 09, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

I get why the 789s are delayed from Boeing (WS has 6 and should have had all 10 by now as Sims is on record as saying they were going to take them during the pandemic but the problem is with Boeing). But what about all the 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 7 orders still outstanding? The fleet has been stagnan...

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by Acey
Mon May 09, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

loonytoon44 wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Can anyone tell me if WestJet has any 737-8 Max fleet based at YHZ and if so, which reg's currently ?

Noticed for the Europe flights they cycle between the same 3 aircraft.

FNAX, GRAX, and GXAX are the 3 frames... but they're still not really Halifax based and still rotate west to YYZ and YYC.

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by Acey
Sat May 07, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

777luver wrote:
Westjet is too cheap for that

What would be the point of WestJet investing money at YYZ to create sterile connections when they would see hardly any benefit from it?

Everything about T3 dwarfs YYC for customer experience, I can't imagine why they'd spend money there with YYC in shambles.

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by Acey
Sat May 07, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

It makes no sense. When traffic tanked by 90% and there were pretty much zero int'l/transborder departures, it made sense to utilize the shiny new terminal for as many operations as possible and close one of the domestic concourses. Now, for WestJet and Air Canada, there is a massive operational ad...

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by Acey
Fri May 06, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

While some things could be better, I'll take YYC over YYZ any day. At least YYC got it right with not making connecting pax re-clear security during your connection (excluding domestic) Since the start of COVID, YYC has lost its sterile int'l cnx capability and the airport has indicated this is the...

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by Acey
Fri May 06, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

The 4Y operation has only be scrubbed until end of July. After that, they are planning to fly - probably with one of the AY A359 in wet lease. They have informed YYC, and their planned ground handlers at YYC, that they are not coming and therefore training for the latter has been cancelled. If they...

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by Acey
Fri May 06, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Nah. Edmonton is worse. There is also no rationality to gate assignments at YEG and you often wait 45 minutes plus for bags with no recognition of priority tags. No, Edmonton is not worse. YYC is worse by simply being a far larger building than YEG with miles of walking distance, and has the same 4...

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by Acey
Fri May 06, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

YYC always strikes me as the airport with "little man syndrome". IMHO they built more capacity into that terminal than what they'll ever use in 50 years. By 50 years, you mean 50 days. It will take only a couple flights to go irrop for every gate to be occupied at peak times this July. Th...

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by Acey
Fri May 06, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Correct, all gates are now common use... that's not a rumour. The authority purchased A wing gates back from WS at the start of the pandemic. Yes, both major carriers are now spread across all gates at the airport. This is by far the worst run major airport in the country and probably in North Amer...

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by Acey
Thu May 05, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Correct, all gates are now common use... that's not a rumour. The authority purchased A wing gates back from WS at the start of the pandemic. Yes, both major carriers are now spread across all gates at the airport. This is by far the worst run major airport in the country and probably in North Ameri...

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by Acey
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 3737 diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: DL 3737 diversion

It's weather as mentioned but OP just so you're aware, Calgary is a major city of over one million, we do have a hospital or two here. :) If there was a medical situation at the point they turned around, they'd obviously continue to YYC and not turn around to go back to the US. Flight is returning t...

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by Acey
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

YYC-LHR loads have been through the roof since it launched. I know some were wondering if simultaneously operating LHR and LGW from YYC this summer with 320-seat aircraft would be too many London seats too soon. Barring new virus-related restrictions of some sort, that appears to not be the case.

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by Acey
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

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by Acey
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

The pretzels kind of hint at Germany, but there's no room for additional 787 flying so it will likely be ex-YHZ or YYZ on a MAX? The countdown on Instagram goes to 5:05AM MT, so that tells me it will be at least be out of the east. WestJet for eons have done an April Fools joke. I would be shocked ...

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by Acey
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

I'd turn on post notifications for at least one of their social medias... that's all I'll say.

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by Acey
Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 908
Views: 200925

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Tons of RJ9 flying out of YYC this summer, surely the most ever. YLW, YYJ, YXE and YQR are all 3x RJ replacing Q, and YWG is also 3x RJ (downguage from originally planned 2x 220 + 1x RJ9) Where are the Q's going? YYZ to replace the parked 300s? Interestingly AC has 3 daily 320s scheduled on YYC-YYJ...

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by Acey
Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 951
Views: 138866

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

chrisp390 wrote:
Is WS seeing a massive spike in demand between Canada and Mexico?

It looks like there are days in the coming weeks fully sold out already, and all of April has extremely high fares at levels I have never seen before.


It's the inbound test requirement being lifted... bookings went through the roof.

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by Acey
Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

jimbo737 wrote:
This sort of stuff is beyond stupid.

It's massively subsidized. You don't know how much these routes are subsidized, so your overreaction that F8's pilot should be looking for work is hilariously pointless.

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by Acey
Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Don't people flying to the U.S. from Lethbridge (YQL) just drive to Great Falls/Billings/Helena etc. and hop onboard there? Some do, yes.. but obviously far more drive to YYC and connect via the relative plethora of options to hubs - SLC, MSP, ATL, ORD, SFO, LAX, IAH, DFW... with EWR restarting soo...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106664

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I see that not a single person read the articles clearly stating all the routes are subsidized. That said, it's interesting that everyone wants these new Canadian low cost carriers to try something different and not just fly YYZ-YVR, but then when they do the response is, "they don't know what ...

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