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jmt18325 Oct 27, 2016 8:32 PM

Agreed. That said, I'll use whichever happens to have the better price/schedule.

SkahHigh Oct 27, 2016 8:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Canadian74 (Post 7605169)
They don't give complimentary meals either on 10 hr London flights..... :(
That's a new low

Even Rouge doesn't do that

Unacceptable honestly.

jmt18325 Oct 27, 2016 8:33 PM

I really like Rouge to be honest. Without Rouge I would have had to take a 2 stop flight to Athens.

sunsetmountainland Oct 27, 2016 10:09 PM

Vancouver International Airport named the Best Airport in the World

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Canada’s second largest airport has won yet another accolade, this time landing the title of 2016’s ‘Best Airport in the World’.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) was awarded the title by the CAPA Centre (CPAC) for Aviation in a ceremony held in Amsterdam earlier today.

“This is an incredible achievement and is a testament to YVR’s success and our growing influence on the world stage,” said Craig Richmond, YVR’s President and CEO. “We have achieved this milestone thanks to our focus on safety, teamwork, accountability and innovation—and our community based, not-for-profit governance model, under which we constantly improve the airport for our passengers, our partners and our communities.”

But unlike the annual Skytrax awards largely based on passenger comfort and airport design, which YVR has consecutively won, the CAPAC title is given to the airport that is the biggest standout strategically, has turned itself into a leader, and done the most to advance the progress of the global aviation industry.
http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/world...al-airport-yvr

Denscity Oct 27, 2016 10:24 PM

^^^ Wholly Shite best airport in the world!!

Loco101 Oct 28, 2016 4:11 AM

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Originally Posted by d_jeffrey (Post 7604241)
I stay at the Germain ALT hotel since the UP Express opened. Comes about $150 cheaper and it's a nice hotel.

I stayed at the Comfort Inn on Airport Road which is right across the road from the airport. It was $95 a night. I stayed three nights and took the UP Express into downtown to see the Jays in their last two post-season games.

Some friends paid MUCH more to stay at a downtown hotel during the games.

That ALT hotel looks cool from the outside. I might give it a try next time.

red-paladin Oct 28, 2016 5:24 AM

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Originally Posted by sunsetmountainland (Post 7605643)
Vancouver International Airport named the Best Airport in the World



http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/world...al-airport-yvr

A CBC article on this as well.
Great news for YVR!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...orld-1.3824840

casper Oct 28, 2016 7:07 AM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 7602640)
What is up with West jets new planes not having monitors on the back of the seats? I always bring my tablet but I feel bad for people who don't have them. If you rent one of their limited tablets they only have about a dozen things to choose to watch. It may be time to give Air Canada another shot.

The key issue, is the old system was based on a satellite service. Outside of Canada the aircraft were generally outside of the range of the satellite.

giallo Oct 28, 2016 7:10 AM

Congrats to YVR. I love that it's the airport I get to fly in to every time I come back to Canada, especially after leaving PVG - those two airports are like night and day from each other.

CalgaryCheese Oct 31, 2016 1:46 PM

After years of construction, YYC's new international terminal is open!!

Bigtime Oct 31, 2016 2:09 PM

Can't wait for all the new airlines and destinations to start up now.

Pinus Oct 31, 2016 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by CalgaryCheese (Post 7608062)
After years of construction, YYC's new international terminal is open!!

While it's nice that your city is able to grow and expand your airport and solidify yourselves as a hub market, it's also inhibiting other cities on the prairies to be able grow and expand our airports which reduce our capabilities of adding additional direct flights on an international scale, so you will have to excuse and pardon me if I cannot find it within myself to be as excited for this opening as you.

Bigtime Oct 31, 2016 3:15 PM

Hub and spoke system, and this new terminal will only force further consolidation of flights to YYC from those smaller markets.

Pinus Oct 31, 2016 3:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7608152)
Hub and spoke system, and this new terminal will only force further consolidation of flights to YYC from those smaller markets.

Which again, screws the rest of us over. Can't exactly be happy about that from our perspective.

cyeg66 Oct 31, 2016 4:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Pinus (Post 7608162)
Which again, screws the rest of us over. Can't exactly be happy about that from our perspective.

Can someone pass this dude a tissue?


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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7608083)
Can't wait for all the new airlines and destinations to start up now.

:haha: I see what you did there. :tup: And now we wait.

thenoflyzone Oct 31, 2016 9:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Pinus (Post 7608137)
While it's nice that your city is able to grow and expand your airport and solidify yourselves as a hub market, it's also inhibiting other cities on the prairies to be able grow and expand our airports which reduce our capabilities of adding additional direct flights on an international scale, so you will have to excuse and pardon me if I cannot find it within myself to be as excited for this opening as you.

Last i checked, YEG, YWG, YXE, YMM all got new/renovated terminals (or expansions) recently.

Why shouldn't YYC. Your point is moot. If the market is there, airlines will serve it. Sure, there will always be some priority given to a hub, as opposed to a spoke, but to assume this new wing at YYC will prevent future international flights to the prairies is a bit ridiculous.

YUL got a new international and transborder wing 12-13 years ago. That didn't stop AC from launching YOW-FRA around the same time. That also didn't stop US carriers from serving the Nation's Capital, or Canadian carriers trying out new US destinations out of YOW. If the demand and the yields are there, it will be served.

thenoflyzone Oct 31, 2016 9:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7608083)
Can't wait for all the new airlines and destinations to start up now.

Announcements any minute now......

VIce Oct 31, 2016 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7608152)
Hub and spoke system, and this new terminal will only force further consolidation of flights to YYC from those smaller markets.

On bigger planes too, what with that new runway. You know, with the punch-above-your-weight, can-do attitude.

G.S MTL Oct 31, 2016 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 7608552)
Announcements any minute now......

?? From Air Canada ?

LeftCoaster Oct 31, 2016 11:28 PM

Posted this in the Vancouver section but thought it would be of interest here too:

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Originally Posted by LeftCoaster (Post 7608646)
Kinda quiet in here, so until the announcement of Johnny's colourful surprise (or any other surprises) I'll put up all the summaries I've completed, in order of size.

YYZ:
http://i.imgur.com/wZ4JwAF.png

SFO:
http://i.imgur.com/UydAbSt.png

YVR:
http://i.imgur.com/olgrtjk.png

YUL:
http://i.imgur.com/NaUPEz5.png

DFW:

http://i.imgur.com/ohpzCkV.png

SEA:
http://i.imgur.com/Dcwn0Md.png

YYC:
http://i.imgur.com/NRz9lga.png

Pretty easy to see each airports specialty, (YYZ and SFO are broad based, DFW is Latin American, YUL is Europe, YVR is Asia etc...)

Working on the beast (LAX) and IAH right now.



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