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Old Posted Oct 23, 2019, 3:19 PM
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......any news of the YQR US flight? I'm very ready for some good news here....
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2019, 7:04 PM
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Seems like airlines are waiting for the MAX8 ban to be lifted before playing any new cards.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:41 PM
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......any news of the YQR US flight? I'm very ready for some good news here....
FWIW, YQR's Wikipedia page claims that United Express service to and from Chicago O'Hare begins May 29, 2020. However, there's no link, so who knows how accurate that is. It would be nice if it were true.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 2:48 PM
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FWIW, YQR's Wikipedia page claims that United Express service to and from Chicago O'Hare begins May 29, 2020. However, there's no link, so who knows how accurate that is. It would be nice if it were true.
Unless there's an actual source for this, I think some avgeek might just be having a little fun playing with Wikipedia. Someone did something similar with YWG's page a while back.
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2019, 3:20 PM
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FWIW, YQR's Wikipedia page claims that United Express service to and from Chicago O'Hare begins May 29, 2020. However, there's no link, so who knows how accurate that is. It would be nice if it were true.
Maybe its on their new CRJ-550 equipment which is actually a CRJ-705 Frame with only 50 seats for Pilot union reasons....
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 1:09 AM
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Work has begun. Inside windows gone.
I've been through a couple times since this work started. The bulk of it is complete & the services that were previously outside Security are now behind Security (there's essentially nothing outside Security on the 2nd level, other than the existing washrooms, and the security queue).

I could never figure out why Tim Hortons was OK going from a near-monopoly behind security, to a tiny kiosk after the last reno... with their primary location being outside Security. They must have been aware of this reno & planned their YQR strategy based on it.

Having 2 Relay stores behind Security strikes me as odd... makes me wonder if the one next to the Maple Leaf Lounge will close to make way for a larger (staffed) MLL, like Skyxe has had since 2018. Seemed like a missed opportunity when the last renovation occurred to not expand the MLL - I assumed AC was considering closing smaller Lounges altogether, but then they opened the one in Skyxe... so, they're clearly open to expansion, and not adverse to smaller airports.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 2:59 AM
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There are no UA flights to ORD from YQR, you can check the website and see the only options available are one stop or more
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There are no UA flights to ORD from YQR, you can check the website and see the only options available are one stop or more
It's been over 5 years since that direct flight has been removed. I'm not sure what you're trying to say?
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 5:58 PM
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It's been over 5 years since that direct flight has been removed. I'm not sure what you're trying to say?
I think they were referencing the United Express Regina to Chicago mentioned on Wikipedia for May 2020, which has now been removed.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2019, 6:08 PM
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I think they were referencing the United Express Regina to Chicago mentioned on Wikipedia for May 2020, which has now been removed.
Ahhh... I should read further back apparently.
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Direct flights to Phoenix, Orlando returning to Regina airport in 2020

https://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/dir...2020-1.4701812

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Direct flights to Phoenix, Orlando returning to Regina airport in 2020

https://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/dir...2020-1.4701812
I don't know why this is news. These flights have been showing on the Westjet web site for quite a long time. In fact the last time I looked, these flights show till April for both Orlando and Phoenix, not February.
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I don't know why this is news. These flights have been showing on the Westjet web site for quite a long time. In fact the last time I looked, these flights show till April for both Orlando and Phoenix, not February.
These flights were suspended, but not because of lack of demand, but rather lack of aircraft due to the 737 MAX grounding. Once the aircraft return, these routes will be fully relaunched.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2019, 5:31 PM
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I don't know why this is news. These flights have been showing on the Westjet web site for quite a long time. In fact the last time I looked, these flights show till April for both Orlando and Phoenix, not February.
Of course it is news when you look at the dismal connections YQR currently offers.
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Of course it is news when you look at the dismal connections YQR currently offers.
Why news now, when it's been scheduled on their website for a long time? Honestly, if anyone is looking for flights to those two destinations, they would have seen it if they were looking to fly on the days that those flights are offered. To me, it was not a 6 o'clock news story. A waste of time.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2019, 3:53 PM
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These flights were suspended, but not because of lack of demand, but rather lack of aircraft due to the 737 MAX grounding. Once the aircraft return, these routes will be fully relaunched.
I do know that. I'm no expert, but I do happen to follow the airlines and flights a little closer than the average person. My point was the flights were showing up on their website well before this news "broke" the other day.
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I do know that. I'm no expert, but I do happen to follow the airlines and flights a little closer than the average person. My point was the flights were showing up on their website well before this news "broke" the other day.
Probably WestJet did a press release.

It might be that the flights were previously listed but not official yet. That's not uncommon with airlines. And now they are official.
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I just noticed that AC has moved their YVR service back to Q400's for the Month of January it looks like. Not ideal.
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I just noticed that AC has moved their YVR service back to Q400's for the Month of January it looks like. Not ideal.
Probably just due to the 737 MAX grounding, if I had to guess. We'll get our capacity back once the need is higher than where the aircraft were moved.

That flight is less than two hours, so being on a Q400 is really not that terrible. It is not a bad aircraft at all.
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Probably just due to the 737 MAX grounding, if I had to guess. We'll get our capacity back once the need is higher than where the aircraft were moved.

That flight is less than two hours, so being on a Q400 is really not that terrible. It is not a bad aircraft at all.
Air Canada has just increased the frequency from YQR to YVR from two to three flights per day.

From 620CKRM.com 'Busy year at YQR'

"Air Canada added a third daily flight to Vancouver. “We had two flights with Air Canada before and as of December 23rd, so just at the end of the year, they are now offering three flights a day"

So increased frequency but using smaller aircraft = similar daily capacity as before?
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