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Part 4 - Canadian Escapades - Edmonton to Vancouver - WestJet B737-800

Sat May 20, 2017 1:35 pm

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Video Report

Westjet WS337 - Edmonton to Vancouver - Boeing 737-800 (C-GKWJ)

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Hello A'netters. Hope you are all well.
This is the fourth installment of our trip across Canada. The previous installments are below:
Part 3 - Canadian Escapades - Toronto to Calgary - Air Canada B767-300ER
Part 2 - Canadian Escapades - Quebec to Toronto - WestJet Encore Dash8 Q400
Part 1 - Canadian Escapades - London to Montreal - BA 787-8

Our west Canada plan entailed us driving through the picturesque Banff and Jasper park, through the iconic Route 93. The plan was to finally make our way to Edmonton and then fly over to Vancouver.

There was quite a few flight options, but once again West Jet proved to have the best combination of pricing and timing. 5 minutes, a few clicks later, we had our flight to Vancouver booked. Simple! CAD 150 per head (+ baggage charge of CAD25 at the airport)

Thanks for Gcmaps for the below illustration:

This part of the trip:

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Entire trip:

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Westjet - WS 337
Route: YEG - YVR
Flight Reg:C-GKWJ; Delivered to Westjet on April 2005. (With Split Scimitar winglets).
Aircraft Type: Boeing 737- 800
Seat: 18 F
Flight time: 22:05 - 22:39 ( 22:44 - 22:56)
Actual flight time: 1 Hr 12 Min
Distance: 504 Miles
Load: 100 % load
27th April 2017
My Log book: 2nd flight on Westjet / 23rd flight on Boeing 737-800 / 134th Total overall flight


Edmonton Airport
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FIDS
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Check in kiosks
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Previous day of flight, online check in was once again seamless and easy. CAD 52.50 paid for 2 X check in baggage.

Day of the flight, drive into airport, car rental drop off, check in, bags drop and security was all seamless.

Edmonton airport was very quiet and a very good place to be. A lot of places to eat and shop.

Baggage drop
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Heading towards departure gates
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Quite a few destinations for an airport of this size
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Full flight announced at the gates. Allowed us to check in hand luggage too. I took advantage of that offer and also handed in the roller bag we had, to be checked in.

Plane spotting
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Airside
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Slight delay due to an incoming flight from Toronto (again!) which had passengers connecting on this flight to Vancouver. Boarding commenced at 2200.

An exhibition for School children's art at Edmonton Airport
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Heading towards our gates
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At Gate 62
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Art work around the airport
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Great announcements at the gates. Westjet ground staff, from my experience so far, seem to be very proactive. Announced why the flight will be slightly delayed (due to captain and other passengers arriving from Toronto being delayed). Also announced that WiFi connect will be available and asked us to download the app to be able to use it on flight. Will give that a try.

Before boarding the aircraft
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Our seats at row 18
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Neighbours at Edmonton
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Once on board, the cabin crew looked lively and engaging. They were seen joking around (very professionally) with passengers and very casual. Extremely good, once again. Aircraft was spotless.

Universal power supply - 2 of them for three seats
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Decent leg space
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Reading material
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Split Scimitar Winglets
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Very good announcement from the cockpit apologising for the delay. Runway 12 announced with a cruising altitude of 38000 feet. 1hr and 10 minutes flight time.

Once airborne, crew sprang into action. Drinks and snacks were available complimentary.

Streaming worked well
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Snacks on board
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Internal view
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Approaching YVR
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Tried the on board WiFi entertainment and it worked very well. The flight map was a very good touch. They had an excellent selection of media available and it all worked seamlessly well.

Exiting the aircraft
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Exiting YVR
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Watched a couple of Family guy episodes and an hour literally flew by.

Once landed, disembarkation and bags collection was quick and we were out in around 20 minutes.

Bag collection
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Verdict

Second time on Westjet and once again a good offering from WestJet. Good crew and excellent ground staff along with fantastic on-board entertainment.

This is the last time on WestJet for this trip, but looking forward to our future travels on Westjet

This is the fourth edition of this series. 1 more to come. Do stay tuned for the rest of the trip reports, due soon.

Until then keep the trip reports coming, and happy and safe flying, Adios!


Sights and sounds around The Canadian Rockies

The ride for this part of the trip. A Beaut fully loaded Audi Q5. Sublime drive.
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Fun driving today
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YES.! We saw a grizzly, on our first day at the Rockies!
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View from our Accommodation at Banff
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Johnston Canyon waterfall
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Somewhere near Banff
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It is Snowing, Hooray!
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Lake Louise
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Bow Summit
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Hitchhiker
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Athabasca Glacier walk
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Sky Walk
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Re: Part 4 - Canadian Escapades - Edmonton to Vancouver - WestJet B737-800

Sat May 20, 2017 1:36 pm

Previous Trip Reports

Part 3 - Canadian Escapades - Toronto to Calgary - Air Canada B767-300ER
Part 2 - Canadian Escapades - Quebec to Toronto - WestJet Encore Dash8 Q400
Part 1 - Canadian Escapades - London to Montreal - BA 787-8
Weekend in Bilbao - BA A320 - Photo + Video Report
Cambodian Escapades - China Southern B787, A321 and A320
Domestic Cambodian Escapades - Sky Angkor - KOS-REP - A320
Weekend in Zurich - Swiss and BA (Club Europe) - Airbus 320-200
Weekend at Cinque Terre - BA to Bologna - Airbus 320-200
Journey to the East (Part 5, Final) - BA B747-400 (Club World)
Journey to the East (Part 4) - China Eastern A321-200
Journey to the East (Part 3) - Etihad 5th Freedom Route
Journey to the East (Part 2) - BA, JAL, Etihad, China Eastern
Journey to the East - BA, JAL, Etihad, China Eastern
Norwegian And Air Baltic To ARN And RIX
London To Muscat On Gulf Air - A332 And A320
Part 4:India Domestic-9W, AI, SG On A321,B737,Q400
Part3: Phuket To India - Bangkok Airways -A320-200
Part 2:Thailand Domestic -Nok Air And Thai AirAsia
Part 1:Qatar Airways - Thailand And India
Part 3:BA Club Europe - LCA-LHR - Boeing 767-300
Part 2:Blue Air - Athens-Larnaca - Boeing 737-400
Part 1: Aegean Air - LGW-ATH-JTR - A320-200
Ryanair London(STN) To Lake Como (BGY)
Weekend In Belfast - Aer Lingus A319-100
BA First - PEK To LHR - Mid J B747-400
BA CW - Upper Deck To Beijing - High J B747-400
China Railway (CRH) - Video Report - SJW - Beijing
LAN Dreamliner (J) Experience - MAD FRA
Baltic Escapades - VNO/TLL/RIX On W6,BT And OV
South France - EasyJet A320 BA A319
UK To India - The EK Way - B777-200/300 & A380
India Domestic–Jet Airways And Indigo–A320/ATR 72
BA A320/321 - LHR To Berlin TXL - Christmas Day
China Southern - LHR-CAN-HKT - B787/A321
Aloha! The United Way - B777-200 And B737-900
Mahalo Hawaii, Hello NYC - DL B767-300
Cool Blue To BOS And Got Blue? To LAS - E190 A320
VS Little Red To ABZ And EZY Return
24 Hours On A 787! - Final Leg CZ - AKL-CAN-LHR
Part 5 - BHE-WLG-AKL On NZ Beech1900D And A320
Part 4 - MEL-AKL-ZQN On QA And NZ B738\A320
Part 3 - CNS-MEL On JetStar A321-200
Part 2 - SYD - CNS On Virgin Australia E190
Canton Route Part 1 - LON-SYD - CZ DreamLiner/A332
DREAM(liner)ING Of Hainan - China Southern
Panda Calling - BA LHR To CTU - Club World
China - The Low Cost Way - Spring Airlines - SJW-CTU
China United Airlines (KN) - CTU - SJW - B737-700
Norwegian B737 - LGW-TOS-BGO-LGW
Jet Airways: LHR – COK
Barra Trip – that was not to be
LHR - KWI - BA 747 - Part 1 - Middle East -China
Part 5: PVG-LHR - BA - Economy - B777
Part 2: KWI-DXB - FlyDubai - Economy - B737
Part 4A&B - SHA-SJW-SHA - FM: Eco: B737
Part 3A&B : DXB-HKG-PVG: CX & KA :Eco: A333
Morocco Trip - LGW-RAK-TNG-LHR - EasyJet & Iberia
Dusseldorf Calling - BA & EZY - Club/Eco - A321
 
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Re: Part 4 - Canadian Escapades - Edmonton to Vancouver - WestJet B737-800

Tue May 30, 2017 6:09 pm

Seems that you had a great trip.
Thx god to the smart phones I can watch Familiy Guy during the flight as well :-)
 
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Re: Part 4 - Canadian Escapades - Edmonton to Vancouver - WestJet B737-800

Wed May 31, 2017 7:30 am

Thanks DAIAM2002.
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Re: Part 4 - Canadian Escapades - Edmonton to Vancouver - WestJet B737-800

Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:45 pm

Did you drive from Vancouver to Banf / Lake Louise?
 
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Re: Part 4 - Canadian Escapades - Edmonton to Vancouver - WestJet B737-800

Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:47 pm

No Lychemsa. We flew from Toronto to Calgary. Drove from Calgary to Edmonton, via Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. And then flight from Edmonton to Vancouver

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