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#5341 exc911ence

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 04:42 PM

Perhaps the airline's billionaire owner could supply that needed cash infusion? 



#5342 spanky123

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 01:06 PM

Perhaps the airline's billionaire owner could supply that needed cash infusion? 

 

Not the way it works. In many cases bankruptcy is about getting rid of debt and unwanted contracts and obligations. Has nothing to do with the ability of others to bail it out. Virgin will emerge just fine thank you.



#5343 vortoozo

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 08:19 AM

Perhaps the airline's billionaire owner could supply that needed cash infusion? 

 

Virgin ownership is split between Virgin Group and Delta. Delta certainly is in no position to be throwing cash at anything.

Like many companies, Virgin Group has many problems of it's own owning to the coronavirus.



#5344 Citified.ca

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 08:39 AM

July 2020 air travel at Victoria International surges past April, May and June, but passenger volumes remain heavily below 2019's

https://victoria.cit...ly-below-2019s/


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#5345 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 07:02 PM

Flair’s inaugural flight was today. Now both Yukon Air and Flair fly to YVR from YYJ.

Could these be real shortest 737 flights in the world?

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#5346 vortoozo

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Posted 23 August 2020 - 11:26 PM

^ They are not. Alaska has a flight between Petersburg & Wrangell on a 737 which is shorter.


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#5347 Mike K.

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 06:17 AM

Ah, gotcha.
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#5348 shoeflack

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Posted 24 August 2020 - 07:54 PM

Yukon Air


*Air North
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#5349 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:52 AM

Holy moly:

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today introduced its new Infinite Canada Flight Pass, designed to give customers the ultimate in flexibility and certainty for booking travel within Canada. For one flat fee, pass holders will be able to book travel without blackout or booking restrictions, make changes or cancellations without penalty, and fly as often as desired for up to three months, depending on the duration of pass purchased.

"Air Canada recognizes that as air travel begins to return to normal customers want flexibility and certainty. Our new Infinite Canada Flight Pass provides both by enabling customers to easily book and change their travel plans without any blackout restrictions or change or cancellation fees, while locking in the price of their flights for up to three months with one flat fee. The pass also gives customers the option to choose which class of fare they desire -- Standard, Flex and Latitude -- and allows them to earn Altitude Qualifying Miles," said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

The Air Canada Infinite Canada Flight Pass will be available for purchase in Canada from September 16 to 23. Starting at a price of $2,000 per month (excluding taxes), passes are available for one, two or three months and customers can choose from three classes of service, Standard, Flex and Latitude. Features include:

Unlimited number of flights within Canada for one fixed price throughout the duration of the pass;
Customers are eligible to accumulate Altitude Qualifying Miles;
Travel can be booked up to one hour prior to the flight, with no blackout dates or booking restrictions;
No change or cancellation fees.

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#5350 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:45 AM

that's interesting.  and i'm sure lots of study went into that to set the pricing.



#5351 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:46 AM

Note how they limited it to three months.

American did that once way back, sold a lifetime plan for like $1 million back in the 80s. Eventually the few who bought it were taken to court or bought out because it was the high-end flight bookings and propensity for sudden cancellations that messed up the program.

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#5352 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:56 AM

Note how they limited it to three months.

American did that once way back, sold a lifetime plan for like $1 million back in the 80s. Eventually the few who bought it were taken to court or bought out because it was the high-end flight bookings and propensity for sudden cancellations that messed up the program.

 

reminds me of this:

 

 

 

Airline Lufthansa recently sued a passenger who allegedly skipped a leg of his flight, claiming the person violated their terms and conditions and demanding roughly $2,400 in compensation. The apparent issue at hand was something called “hidden city” ticketing, a controversial practice that can help consumers save money on flights but that airlines dislike because it’s costly to them.

 

https://www.marketwa...note-2019-02-13

 

 

 

 

i also recall an article about a person that literally flew multiple flights a day to achieve some goal.  but i forget what it was now.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 September 2020 - 10:57 AM.


#5353 Mike K.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:57 AM

Oh yeah, that’s a big no-no if you don’t show up for your second or X leg of the flight.
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#5354 lanforod

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:19 AM

which is dumb. Often you can find flights that go to X for say, $500, while you can find a flight that goes to Y, with a stop in X, for $400.



 



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