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Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:07 am

Westjet is adding Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary this summer. What I find most fascinating about PDX is that the schedule matches that of AC almost exactly. Same aircraft type too, the Q400.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:29 am

Definitely not what I would have guessed for Austin's next international destination, but WS definitely going to be welcomed!
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:49 am

YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:05 am

yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Both are excellent for the affluent hipster community in Calgary: microbreweries and music festivals and such. I joke of course but they also fly to Nashville and seem to make it work.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:06 am

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... s-in-2q19/

Airlineroute has a link regarding these routes.

It's finally time that AC has some competition on PDX-YYC. Great adds by WS!

berari wrote:
Westjet is adding Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary this summer. What I find most fascinating about PDX is that the schedule matches that of AC almost exactly. Same aircraft type too, the Q400.

Maybe their intention is to push AC off the route completely? We'll see what happens...
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:29 am

I feel like the "weekend city break" is a concept which could be sold to Canadians. It's very popular in the UK especially, with people taking weekend trips to places like Barcelona, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Budapest, Rome, etc. I think Calgarians could be easily sold on short trips to Portland and Austin.

Even the Austin schedule is doable. One might even squeeze in a half-day of work on Thursday morning.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:40 am

Would AUS become daily someday? Also any other US destinations that WS could add from YYC that could be feasible like PDX and AUS? I was guessing either BOS or RDU as they are DL focus cities along with AUS. DTW is another I'm thinking too since they added ATL.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:06 pm

Perhaps this thread's title could be changed to "WestJet Summer 2019 Schedule Changes".

Instead of starting a new thread, I'm adding here that WS will be adding seasonal nonstop 3x weekly YYT-YEG service.

WS200 YEG2115 – 0609+1YYT 73W 235
WS201 YYT0900 – 1140YEG 73W 346

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:38 pm

master14225 wrote:
Would AUS become daily someday? Also any other US destinations that WS could add from YYC that could be feasible like PDX and AUS? I was guessing either BOS or RDU as they are DL focus cities along with AUS. DTW is another I'm thinking too since they added ATL.


A comment that I know will drive several people crazy: AUS is not (yet) a DL focus city. DL still hasn’t officially said that they have any such plans here.

Which is not to say that I’m not wondering if WS entering the AUS market isn’t part of the first wave of DL-and-friends service expansion. The port’s extension should be fully operational by May, so the timing seems right.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:18 pm

khowaga wrote:
master14225 wrote:
Would AUS become daily someday? Also any other US destinations that WS could add from YYC that could be feasible like PDX and AUS? I was guessing either BOS or RDU as they are DL focus cities along with AUS. DTW is another I'm thinking too since they added ATL.


A comment that I know will drive several people crazy: AUS is not (yet) a DL focus city. DL still hasn’t officially said that they have any such plans here.

Which is not to say that I’m not wondering if WS entering the AUS market isn’t part of the first wave of DL-and-friends service expansion. The port’s extension should be fully operational by May, so the timing seems right.


In several ways PDX has the same dynamic. While not an official focus city, we get the PDX-NRT flight, seasonal flights to HNL, LAS. I think this WS flight could be speaking to DL loyalists that have endured since the TPAC hub days. WS has stated that PDX has been on their radar & YYC is the right city to fly from. If single day Europe connections are available to DUB for instance, that will help fill that Q400. Best of luck to them here, it’s always nice to have another carrier to choose from. We are going to Ireland this year, I may try them & the 789.
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:31 pm

RWA380 wrote:
In several ways PDX has the same dynamic. While not an official focus city, we get the PDX-NRT flight, seasonal flights to HNL, LAS. I think this WS flight could be speaking to DL loyalists that have endured since the TPAC hub days. WS has stated that PDX has been on their radar & YYC is the right city to fly from. If single day Europe connections are available to DUB for instance, that will help fill that Q400. Best of luck to them here, it’s always nice to have another carrier to choose from. We are going to Ireland this year, I may try them & the 789.


I had thought the same, but the timings are not ideal for European connections.

I would love to see them add SEA from YYC which may come at the expense of a DL flight.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:58 pm

yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:04 pm

klm617 wrote:
yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?

Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:14 pm

klm617 wrote:
Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?


Very much so. Similar product as the competitor AC which also flies Q400. One stop connections will also see Q400 at some point.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:49 pm

FA9295 wrote:
klm617 wrote:
yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?


Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?


Further to it, they are competing on YYC-SEA they just don’t put their own equipment on that route and use DL instead.
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:21 pm

FA9295 wrote:
klm617 wrote:
yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?

Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?


It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:54 pm

klm617 wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
klm617 wrote:

Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?

Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?


It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route

A CRJ is not going to be more comfortable (or quieter) than a Q400, and it’s not going to be faster to any meaningful degree.

To Canadian flyers, they’re all pretty used to the props, and in Washington state, there’s a long history of prop flying with Horizon/Alaska. Gate to gate is still well under two hours. It’s not that long.

Plus, as we know, the price is what counts the most, to consumers. Why increase your costs to fly a jet, if your competition isn’t doing it?
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:55 pm

People in Canada and the pacific northwest should be used to the Q400 as Horizon/Alaska has been operating it forever and both major Canadian airlines operate it. You really cant tell the difference except at airports where they make you walk outside to them and then you hear the comments from other passengers. Ill take the Q400 over a CR2 anyday for any length of route.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:49 pm

I'm sure Ben Cherniavsky is cracking up hearing this "transformative" network announcement
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:30 pm

klm617 wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
klm617 wrote:

Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?

Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?


It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route


AC operated with CRJ in the past and changed to Q400, likely why it's been able to keep the service year round. I wish AC did the Q400 to SEA and kept that year round also.

Now if only AS were to get in on the PDX-YYC fun.

yeginleduc wrote:
People in Canada and the pacific northwest should be used to the Q400 as Horizon/Alaska has been operating it forever and both major Canadian airlines operate it. You really cant tell the difference except at airports where they make you walk outside to them and then you hear the comments from other passengers. Ill take the Q400 over a CR2 anyday for any length of route.


Me too. Q400 over CR2 any day.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:40 pm

klm617 wrote:
yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?


They will absolutely be competitive on the route. As indicated by RWA380 in this thread...the mutual agreement between Delta and WestJet was undoubtedly a contributing factor as to why WestJet chose to initiate PDX to YYC service. The Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan area and to a greater extent this region has an extensive number of Delta "loyalists"...this having been built upon since the days of Delta's t-pac hub at PDX. Passengers are able to both use and accrue Delta SkyMiles on WestJet flights. Short of WestJet becoming a member of the Sky Team alliance, the mutual arrangement with Delta is the next best thing. The flights will do quite well...kudos to WestJet!
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:47 pm

klm617 wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
klm617 wrote:

Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?

Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?


It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route


Note that WR successfully competes with AC jets on multiple transborder routes of a similar stage length ex-YYZ (BNA and BOS, though BNA seems to be moving toward an all-mainline schedule).
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:21 am

yeginleduc wrote:
YYC-PDX should do well in the summer. There is enough weirdness in PDX to make the flight work for WS. Maybe they can make it work year-round as it shouldn't be too hard to fill a Q400.

YYC-AUS is an interesting one but it should work as well. Just interesting that WS is the first to the market in this one but at 2x weekly they are treating this as a leisure destination?

Begins May 2nd (2x weekly; Sunday/Thursday)
YYC-AUS: 10:00 AM - 2:43 PM (737-700)
AUS-YYC: 3:35 PM - 6:31 PM (737-700)

Begins April 29th: (7x weekly; Daily)
YYC-PDX: 10:30 AM - 11:17 AM (Q400)
PDX-YYC: 12:10 PM - 2:57 PM (Q400)


Wish they would push back the departure time for PDX 30 minutes to an hour. Although one can legally book a connection from WS eastern cities like YYZ or YOW, with Calgary’s awkward international/ transborder gate area,
a 1hr 18 minute transfer time likely would not suffice for many folks. Adjusting departure time to say 11 or 1130 would allow a few strategic connections from large Eastern Canadian markets permitting same day going or return travel. As of now, this flight will likely be geared for Calgary and Canada West folks.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:52 am

I will jump into this discussion with a couple of historical occurrences in the YYC-SAN market.

Note to PDX: In summer 2009 both WS and AC announced YYC-SAN. AC began first, on 5-15 using a daily E-190 while WS began flying 6-1 with a sub-daily 737 r/t.) AC lasted exactly 1 year in the market, dropping the route on 5-1-2010. WS still flies the route today. Perhaps PDX will have the traffic to support both cx; SAN did not.

Note to AUS: WS still flies YYC-SAN 3-5 days per week; that's after about 9 years on the route. (SAN-YVR was added by WS in summer of 2016 and continues to operate seasonally. So AUS could see such an additional route if the traffic is there. But don't be too disappointed if WS doesn't go daily right away...)

Congratulations to both cities on landing another new foreign carrier! Hope it works in both Texas and Oregon.

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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:19 am

Ah throwback to last summer when the JV with DL was announced and I said “I’d say they’ll start YYC-PDX/AUS” and everyone thought I was crazy.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:14 pm

klm617 wrote:
FA9295 wrote:
klm617 wrote:

Are they really going to be competitive on YYC-PDX with a Q400 ?

Why wouldn't they be competitive? And why does it matter if it's a Q400?


It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route


Your average customer doesn't even know what aircraft is operating a route they've booked, and those that do in the US PNW and Canada are well versed with the Q400. Below are the top airports in North America by annual Q400 departures:

YVR
YYZ
SEA
YYC
YUL
YTZ
YEG
PDX
YOW
YLW

willenglish wrote:
Ah throwback to last summer when the JV with DL was announced and I said “I’d say they’ll start YYC-PDX/AUS” and everyone thought I was crazy.


Just to be clear, here is your post, and what you've quoted above is not what you said. You never mentioned PDX, one person responded to your post, and no one said you were crazy.
 
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:28 pm

winginit wrote:
willenglish wrote:
Ah throwback to last summer when the JV with DL was announced and I said “I’d say they’ll start YYC-PDX/AUS” and everyone thought I was crazy.


Just to be clear, here is your post, and what you've quoted above is not what you said. You never mentioned PDX, one person responded to your post, and no one said you were crazy.


Oh my, cameras are everywhere and they ARE watching! :)

Watch what you claim here folks!

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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:09 pm

SANFan wrote:
winginit wrote:
willenglish wrote:
Ah throwback to last summer when the JV with DL was announced and I said “I’d say they’ll start YYC-PDX/AUS” and everyone thought I was crazy.


Just to be clear, here is your post, and what you've quoted above is not what you said. You never mentioned PDX, one person responded to your post, and no one said you were crazy.


Oh my, cameras are everywhere and they ARE watching! :)

Watch what you claim here folks!

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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:43 pm

klm617 wrote:
It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route.

To be honest? I would choose a Q400 over a CRJ any day. I fly with AC on a Q400 twice a week for work, and find it to be quite comfortable. I'm kind of disappointed AC doesn't fly the Dash 8-100 in Alberta!
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:56 am

It's kinda upsetting that AC wouldn't consider doing YVR-AUS, it works for YYZ very well that AC put mainline on that route. AUS could use YVR for asian connections and being a tech hub and a tourism city in the US, it could be viable with a daily AC express service.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:19 pm

YYCguy wrote:
klm617 wrote:
It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route.

To be honest? I would choose a Q400 over a CRJ any day. I fly with AC on a Q400 twice a week for work, and find it to be quite comfortable. I'm kind of disappointed AC doesn't fly the Dash 8-100 in Alberta!


You know, I agree. I once spent 4h 40m in an Air BC Dash-8-100 going from Edmonton to Vancouver via the northern route. It was as comfortable as a CR2 at least. Sat across from the F/A in row 1 or 2, great legroom, but cold at several of our stops, a flight to remember & not repeat.
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:27 pm

RWA380 wrote:
YYCguy wrote:
klm617 wrote:
It's a pretty long segment for a prop and customers take a negative view of a prop while they shouldn't it's still a reality. Would think AC would put at the very least a CRJ on this route.

To be honest? I would choose a Q400 over a CRJ any day. I fly with AC on a Q400 twice a week for work, and find it to be quite comfortable. I'm kind of disappointed AC doesn't fly the Dash 8-100 in Alberta!


You know, I agree. I once spent 4h 40m in an Air BC Dash-8-100 going from Edmonton to Vancouver via the northern route. It was as comfortable as a CR2 at least. Sat across from the F/A in row 1 or 2, great legroom, but cold at several of our stops, a flight to remember & not repeat.

And, that was a noisy -100! Even if the noise-dampening system isn't functioning properly, the Q400 is still quieter. Plus, you sat at the front, which is definitely louder than sitting towards the back of any Dash-8.

My goodness, though… the milk run! That is an adventure, indeed.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Sun May 19, 2019 2:51 pm

Looks like WestJet will be going year round from PDX according to the latest schedule update.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Sun May 19, 2019 3:53 pm

Is the AUS route still on track even with the shortage of aircraft caused by the worldwide of the 737 MAX? This thread was started before the ET-302 crash.
 
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Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Sun May 19, 2019 4:24 pm

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Is the AUS route still on track even with the shortage of aircraft caused by the worldwide of the 737 MAX? This thread was started before the ET-302 crash.


It’s been operating every Thursday and Sunday as scheduled since its May 2 inaugural.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Sun May 19, 2019 5:25 pm

WS could maybe add seasonal MSY and TPA sometime from YYC as PDX and AUS seems to be working out well. MSY not only for tourist purposes like BNA but energy and oil sector there like IAH. TPA is for only tourist based snowbirds in the winter, I'm sure many have homes in West Florida.
 
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Sun May 19, 2019 9:06 pm

YYZORD wrote:
WS could maybe add seasonal MSY and TPA sometime from YYC as PDX and AUS seems to be working out well. MSY not only for tourist purposes like BNA but energy and oil sector there like IAH. TPA is for only tourist based snowbirds in the winter, I'm sure many have homes in West Florida.


TPA would sound more suited to Swoop, if they would even consider it at all.
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Re: Westjet to Austin TX and Portland OR from Calgary

Mon May 20, 2019 12:52 am

YYZORD wrote:
It's kinda upsetting that AC wouldn't consider doing YVR-AUS, it works for YYZ very well that AC put mainline on that route. AUS could use YVR for asian connections and being a tech hub and a tourism city in the US, it could be viable with a daily AC express service.

AUS is already connected to the major Asia gateways - LAX, SFO, SEA, ORD, DFW, IAH. Though I'd welcome AUS-YVR.

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