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whatnext Oct 25, 2020 6:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Djeffery (Post 9084797)
Maybe Air Canada itself is looking for a deal with the money they are saving on Transat?

It's possible, they already hold 10% and spun it off only in 2006. Shares are dirt cheap compared to a year ago.

casper Oct 26, 2020 9:39 AM

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Originally Posted by whatnext (Post 9084824)
It's possible, they already hold 10% and spun it off only in 2006. Shares are dirt cheap compared to a year ago.

The business case for selling it off was they could out for competitive pricing from multiple operators bidding against each other and drive down costs.

Now in this weird COVID environment they probably don't need a lot of Jazz flying but there are likely minimum flying requirements in the contract.

Perhaps cheaper to buy Jazz to get out of the contract with Jazz.

hollywoodcory Oct 26, 2020 1:43 PM

Flew for the first time this past weekend since before the pandemic on AC to YYZ. The flight was a near full 789. YYC Airport concourse C seemed as busy as usual, but a vast majority of the domestic departures depart from there.

Was sad to see the 4 year old international terminal sitting almost empty. There was a KLM A333 and a WS 787 on a gate. That's it.

Dominion301 Oct 27, 2020 3:26 PM

AC adding Jetz service to the following routes while there aren't any sports teams to carry around:

Toronto to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Barbados, Cancun, Kelowna and Vancouver.
Vancouver to Phoenix, Palm Springs and Puerto Vallarta.
Montreal to Fort Lauderdale and Barbados.

There's one way to get 80% loads on transborder and international routes!

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/air-...business-class

AC briefly did this earlier in the pandemic on some Rapidair runs.

hollywoodcory Oct 28, 2020 1:36 PM

WS has unveiled its first flagship lounge "Elevation" which opens at YYC on November 2.
http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-10...evation-Lounge

Coldrsx Oct 28, 2020 6:05 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9087809)
WS has unveiled its first flagship lounge "Elevation" which opens at YYC on November 2.
http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-10...evation-Lounge

Nice.

Happy to see my Priority Pass permitted.

thenoflyzone Oct 30, 2020 1:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9084641)
Apologies if what I said wasn’t clear. I was alluding to this will initially be mostly cargo. You don’t load a new long-haul flight 8 weeks from the launch date in a global pandemic and expect to get 80% pax loads right off the bat. That’s why I said AC must have some cargo contracts lined up for this to launch so close in. In normal times airlines typically announce a new route that crosses an ocean at least 6 months in advance. Obviously the route is not sustainable primarily on cargo alone in the long-term.

You might be right Dominion301.

I'm hearing they are blocking some seats on this flight. Don't know if its on the westbound only or both ways.

Dominion301 Oct 30, 2020 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9089735)
You might be right Dominion301.

I'm hearing they are blocking some seats on this flight. Don't know if its on the westbound only or both ways.

It’s probably easy to block 100 seats at present to max out cargo payload. Longer term you’ve gotta think there’s a QR/AC codeshare in the pipeline beyond the longstanding interline agreement.

thenoflyzone Oct 31, 2020 1:23 PM

A good read.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life...g-prospective/

WS seeing an increase in international demand out of YYC due to the trial testing.

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Still, the pilot project appears to be turning prospective travellers' heads. Calgary-based WestJet has seen a “double-digit” increase in international bookings out of its home airport since the program was announced, spokesperson Lauren Stewart said. “We’re very pleased. It’s light at the end of the tunnel that isn’t a train.”
It also reinforces the fact that YYC, with it's limited international flights, is a good place to trial the program before releasing it to YYZ/YVR/YUL.

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For the time being, with its daily international arrivals numbering in the single digits, Calgary airport remains a more manageable venue than larger air hubs, Fiest said. “It makes sense to trial the program with us, figure out how to deal with it, and then expand it safely.”

Dominion301 Oct 31, 2020 5:35 PM

Today’s departure count at YOW: only 9! I’m guessing June was the last time it was in single digits.

Also, how’s this for weird: there’s 3 flights a day to YUL at 1145, 1510 and 1700. Today between 1145 and 1700, those are the only 3 flights departing.

Dominion301 Nov 2, 2020 10:20 PM

Today marks the return of Rouge to the skies: https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... the-skies/

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The departure of Air Canada flight AC1810 from Toronto to Cancun marked the return of Air Canada Rouge to the skies.

hollywoodcory Nov 3, 2020 4:13 PM

WS has added extra flights this month from YYC to select sun destinations (PVR / PSP and PHX).

PHX will have up to 8x weekly service, at least until mid-November.
PVR will have up 4x weekly with 3 flights on Saturdays.
PSP has extra flights added on Friday and Monday.

They also removed many Sun Destinations from the December schedule too including: LTO, ZLO, ZIH, NAS, BZE, VRA, CCC, GCM, HOG, AUA, SXM, PLS, RTB, AZS, SJO, SNU, BDA, ANU, UVF, CUR, CZM, MID.

Airboy Nov 3, 2020 6:01 PM

with the increase in flights announced, I wonder if the services at the airport will increase.

I guess I'll find out this week when I do another trip through YEG and YVR.

hollywoodcory Nov 3, 2020 8:10 PM

AC has also added back a few sun destinations out of YYC starting December.

YYC-OGG 1x weekly
YYC-PHX 2x weekly
YYC-IAH 1x daily
YYC-PVR 2x weekly
YYC-CUN 2x weekly

They had previously removed all non-stops to Mexico from YYC.

Airboy Nov 3, 2020 10:09 PM

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...uary-1.5788258

The passing of an Icon
Max Ward dead.

thenoflyzone Nov 3, 2020 10:33 PM

Wow. 99 years old...I guess a diet of Jet A1 is good for you after all ! May he RIP.

Airboy Nov 3, 2020 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9094585)
Wow. 99 years old...

He was still flying a few years ago.

Pegasus Nov 4, 2020 4:04 AM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9094585)
Wow. 99 years old...I guess a diet of Jet A1 is good for you after all ! May he RIP.

98 (22 November 1921 – 2 November 2020). Still an amazing age.

Dominion301 Nov 4, 2020 5:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Airboy (Post 9094552)
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...uary-1.5788258

The passing of an Icon
Max Ward dead.

The passing of a legend and to the early days of bush flying...and another of the rapidly dwindling number of remaining WWII vets. RIP.

Read his book.

His wife Marjorie is still alive.

Dominion301 Nov 6, 2020 10:21 PM

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