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#4661 Missed Approach

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

If anyone is looking for a "cheap" (relative) way to fly YYJ-YVR over the summer, I took the short hop over on Air North on Monday for only $117. Granted, the schedule doesn't work for everyone (Mondays only?), but compared to WS/AC who wanted $250+ it was an easy decision. Also, Air North doesn't seem to raise their fare prices as you get closer to departure (unlike WS/AC), so it was perfect for a last minute booking. Here's what they were asking ~2 hrs prior to the flight. 

 

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Make yourself feel like you are jetting away far far away.....just to land a few minutes later ;) good price. Nice staff and cookies I hear!



#4662 spanky123

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:31 AM

Huh? There's pretty much unlimited connection options if you take the redeye.

 

If you don't mind travelling overnight for what used to be a same day trip.



#4663 vortoozo

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 10:49 AM

I guess that's a matter of preferance. Getting up at 3am for the 6am flight was also pretty undesirable.



#4664 Kilo95

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

No AC Rouge Boeing 767 this summer, taken off the timetable and replaced with a much smaller Rouge A320 mid day flight but keeping the A321 for the red eye. ...


I think the 767-300 is operating for a few weeks in June, I’m booked on it in the middle of the month. But certainly a shorter period than previous years. I figure this has more to do with the MAX grounding and fleet constraints, with Rouge subbing on some mainline routes like YYC-YYZ with the 767.

#4665 Mike K.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:45 AM

Right, thank makes sense. The Max issue has thrown a kink into everyone’s fleets.

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#4666 vortoozo

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:33 PM

Delta seems to be struggling with their YYJ operation today.

 

The scheduled 2:01pm departure to Seattle has been delayed until 8:30am tomorrow.

Separately, the flight scheduled to arrive tonight at 11:48pm is now expected to arrive at 7:56am tomorrow.


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#4667 Missed Approach

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:01 PM

May stats were down as well as month previous..... the year of flattening out is here accoring to the VAA CEO... 



#4668 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Today, 05:45 AM

Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to sell its CRJ regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Under the deal, Mitsubishi will pay $550 million US in cash and assume about $200 million worth of debt and other liabilities related to the CRJ — an acronym for the Canadair Regional Jet.



https://www.cbc.ca/n...bishi-1.5188779

#4669 SimonH

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Posted Today, 08:23 AM

Anyone know what the work is going on at the Sidney end of the runway ?



#4670 Kilo95

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Posted Today, 08:44 AM

Anyone know what the work is going on at the Sidney end of the runway ?

 

Extension of the taxiway. Some photos and plans on the YYJ website here

 

In other news, WestJet is launching direct flights from YYJ to SJD (San Jose del Cabo, MX) starting this winter. As reported by CTV VI.


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#4671 aastra

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Posted Today, 02:07 PM

Recent time-lapse video of expansion work...
 


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