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zahav Jun 25, 2020 7:08 AM

WS always used 3rd party ramp agents at YVR, it was Globeground, then Swissport, and probably others! But pax agents and everyone customer facing was WS staff, and still will be.

I worked for airlines before, and most of the people will be able to find jobs with the new ground handlers, but usually is less pay and way less beneifts. So ya, a step down certainly, but I can obv see why WS would have to do it right now

hollywoodcory Jun 26, 2020 2:48 PM

Today WestJet will operate it's first commercial passenger flights outside of Canada since March with the following flights:

WS1510 YYC-LAX
WS1590 YYC-ATL
WS1696 YVR-LAX

This also marks the first time a Canadian carrier has operated a non-domestic flight from YYC since March.

YYC-LAS resumes on Sunday, while 4 routes will resume from YYZ in July.

Truenorth00 Jun 26, 2020 5:48 PM

I expect a lot of those Sunbelt flights to cut back shortly.

Dominion301 Jun 26, 2020 6:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Truenorth00 (Post 8963964)
I expect a lot of those Sunbelt flights to cut back shortly.

Places like Florida are spiralling out of control. Almost 9,000 cases there today.

whatnext Jun 26, 2020 6:42 PM

AC and WS to start selling middle seats again as of July 1:

WestJet Airlines and Air Canada are set to resume selling middle seats on aircraft, ending a health and safety measure enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WestJet said on Friday adjacent seats on domestic flights will no longer be blocked off beginning on July 1, citing recommendations by the International Air Transport Association, a global airline group, that says masks, passenger temperature checks and air filters are better – and less costly – ways to prevent the spread of the virus. The Calgary-based carrier will begin filling adjacent seats on international flights in August, said Morgan Bell, a WestJet spokeswoman.

Air Canada’s policy of blocking off the adjacent seat in economy class also ends on July 1, as the airlines look to recover from a collapse in air travel that has cost thousands of jobs and threatened the survival of many of the world’s carriers....


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busi...flights-as-of/

zahav Jun 26, 2020 9:33 PM

Hmmm not sure ending the seat block is a good idea. Obv I'm not a scientist or an expert on the spread, but seems premature to do this?

p_xavier Jun 26, 2020 9:36 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 8964220)
Hmmm not sure ending the seat block is a good idea. Obv I'm not a scientist or an expert on the spread, but seems premature to do this?

If everyone wears masks, basically not change of contagion.

theman23 Jun 26, 2020 9:40 PM

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Originally Posted by p_xavier (Post 8964223)
If everyone wears masks, basically not change of contagion.

I haven't been on a flight, but I doubt the airlines are actually enforcing this beyond the initial boarding procedure. What's to stop someone from taking off their mask or have it hang from their neck midway through their flight?

p_xavier Jun 26, 2020 9:45 PM

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Originally Posted by theman23 (Post 8964230)
I haven't been on a flight, but I doubt the airlines are actually enforcing this beyond the initial boarding procedure. What's to stop someone from taking off their mask or have it hang from their neck midway through their flight?

That's up to the airlines. I sure wouldn't travel with an airline that dididn't respect basic hygiene.

theman23 Jun 26, 2020 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by p_xavier (Post 8964235)
That's up to the airlines. I sure wouldn't travel with an airline that dididn't respect basic hygiene.

How would you know before getting on the airplane?

lubicon Jun 26, 2020 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 8964220)
Hmmm not sure ending the seat block is a good idea. Obv I'm not a scientist or an expert on the spread, but seems premature to do this?

It will help hold down price increases too. The airlines cannot continue flying half empty aircraft and also keep fares where they were (assuming they can sell these additional seats).

YYCguys Jun 27, 2020 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by theman23 (Post 8964230)
I haven't been on a flight, but I doubt the airlines are actually enforcing this beyond the initial boarding procedure. What's to stop someone from taking off their mask or have it hang from their neck midway through their flight?

WS cabin crews are informing guests to keep their masks on when not eating/drinking/taking medication/needing to breathe and if the guests don’t comply further action will be taken as not complying is actually breaking the law.

Dominion301 Jun 27, 2020 7:39 PM

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Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 8964347)
WS cabin crews are informing guests to keep their masks on when not eating/drinking/taking medication/needing to breathe and if the guests don’t comply further action will be taken as not complying is actually breaking the law.

Yep. In fact earlier in the week a WS flight diverted to YWG for this very reason + the idiot was smoking in the lavatory. Double whammy.

esquire Jun 27, 2020 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 8964804)
Yep. In fact earlier in the week a WS flight diverted to YWG for this very reason + the idiot was smoking in the lavatory. Double whammy.

It happened again a couple of days later...a guy on a YVR-YWG flight was fined for refusing to wear a mask on board.

YYCguys Jun 27, 2020 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 8964825)
It happened again a couple of days later...a guy on a YVR-YWG flight was fined for refusing to wear a mask on board.

I think that was the same flight, no?

esquire Jun 27, 2020 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 8964841)
I think that was the same flight, no?

There were two separate incidents a couple of days apart.

thenoflyzone Jun 27, 2020 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 8964804)
Yep. In fact earlier in the week a WS flight diverted to YWG for this very reason + the idiot was smoking in the lavatory. Double whammy.

Well, how do you want him to smoke with his mask on......:notacrook:

Bishop2047 Jun 28, 2020 3:32 AM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 8964924)
Well, how do you want him to smoke with his mask on......:notacrook:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/00...g?v=1581694936

I think this is a fair compromise.

One of my co-workers was on the flight, delayed him 2 days as there are not a whole lot of other options for folks right now.

Dominion301 Jun 28, 2020 4:17 PM

Well now YOWers can feel a little less bad about losing AA. They’re suspending YQB and YHZ. These are seasonal destinations, so it remains to be seen if they’re back in 2021.

hollywoodcory Jun 28, 2020 5:02 PM

And Delta is dropping YEG until September too.

Other then YWG, I believe all Transborder flights will occur at the big 4 in July?

United still plans to resume service to YYZ, YUL, YVR and YYC next week.

Also KLM modified its plans for July too.

YVR is now 4x weekly from July 12, and YYC is 2x weekly 333 (instead of 772)


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