casperCA wrote:CrewBunk wrote:cirrusdragoon wrote:
Air Canada overbooks yes, like every other legacy.
Only in Economy. Premium Economy and Business are never (intentionally) overbooked. With three A320s a day, YYZ-YQR and three A220s a day YYZ-YXE, not to mention countless connections through YWG it’s hard to fathom these passengers could not be accommodated on Air Canada.
Having lived in YXE for 12 years before moving to the coast I know it sounds weird but certain times of the year it is impossible to find a seat into either YXE or YQR. Spring break in SK is a good example. There are a few weeks in January and February where every flight can be full for days at a time. The rest of the year most of the time there are empty seats on every flight.
You just need an event Spring Break or some large Convention etc happening for to fill up. Air Canada and WestJet do a crappy job of adjusting to these events.
Delta use to do better. The Delta twice daily YXE flight would normally be a small regional jet. Typically a larger CRJ or E-75. However come hunting season of peek times it would be swapped out for a 757 or A320. WS and AC did not do scale like that.
I guess they preferred to take the yield. YZF is like that too, there are times where it's nearly impossible to get seat on AC booking a week out unless you're willing to book a full fare latitude fare (and presumably overbooking the flight).