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#5941 Missed Approach

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 08:30 AM

So sorry bout that. AGM's are near the bottom of the page.

I got about halfway through before I realized it was the Spring Consultative committee from March, lol. When they started talking about PCR test requirements for entry to Canada. Hoping they post the AGM soon



#5942 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 08:54 AM

I don’t know who these guys are but they’ll be providing ride hailing out of YYJ. 99.9% of arrivals wanting ride hailing will already have an Uber or Lyft app on their phone, I don’t know how this works into most people’s travel plans if taxis are already right there and don’t require downloading anything or setting up payment.

Ride-hailing company Lucky to Go begins serving Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

For release May 16, 2022

Lucky to Go is a fully licensed ride-hailing company and the first authorized provider of Ride App services at Victoria International Airport (YYJ).

“We are thrilled to be the first ride-hailing company to serve Victoria International Airport and commit to providing a safe, reliable and economical mode of ground transportation to the public,” said Mandeep Rana, Founder, LTG Technologies Ltd.

“The airport is pleased to welcome Lucky to Go as YYJ’s first provider of ride-hailing services,” said Rod Hunchak, Director, Business Development and Community Relations, Victoria Airport Authority. “As air travel continues to rebound and we see more passengers at YYJ, we are excited to offer new ground transportation options for travellers.”

Lucky to Go currently operates in the cities of Kelowna and Victoria and have plans to start serving Metro Vancouver soon.

To hail a ride, download the Lucky to Go Ride & Delivery app at www.luckytogocanada.com, Google Play or the Apple App Store, enter your destination, view your estimated fare and pay securely. Riders can choose their vehicle type, track their driver in real-time and receive digital receipts. Rides can also be booked on the company's website if a customer does not have a smartphone.

When ride-hailing, passengers can choose to pool-share and share a ride with up to two other riders on the route and split the cost or book a private car for the ride. Lucky to Go offers four and six-seat vehicle options.

At YYJ, passengers will find designated ride-hailing pick-up stalls along the curb in the Short Term parking lot. For drop-off, ride-hailing vehicles will use the same drop-off areas that taxis and other vehicles use.

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#5943 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 11:42 AM

People travelling through the Victoria Airport now have a new option to get to the airport — Lucky to Go ride-hailing.

Lucky to Go was the first ride-hailing app approved for the Capital Regional District, and now people can use the service to be dropped off or picked up from the airport.

“We are thrilled to be the first ride-hailing company to serve Victoria International Airport and commit to providing a safe, reliable and economical mode of ground transportation to the public,” said Mandeep Rana, founder, LTG Technologies Ltd.

The company also recently launched an airport and ferry shuttle, but the airport is still in the process of approving the shuttle. Currently the shuttle is permitted to drop passengers off at the airport, but is not authorized to pick anyone up on airport grounds, a spokesperson for the airport told CHEK News in an emailed statement.

https://www.cheknews...irport-1031986/



Does that mean the Wilson’s Shuttle is not coming back?

https://yyjairportshuttle.com/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 May 2022 - 11:43 AM.


#5944 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 12:14 PM

Wilson was originally awarded the contract for 5 years back in 2013.

#5945 Matt R.

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Posted 16 May 2022 - 10:43 PM

Recently stayed at the Cedarwood Inn, on Lochside I think, before an early flight out of Victoria. Since they do long term parking for cheap, we expected to order a cab for the morning. Nope, no dice. Not a single cab willing to take us to the airport for 5 am. Ended up in long term parking at the airport, $104 so not too bad I guess.

Wonder if LTG would take a call that early?

Btw, highly recommend the Cedarwood, great spot and priced right. I hear it’s being redeveloped, however. Nice piece of oceanfront there, easy walk to Fish on Fifth. :)

#5946 Mike K.

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 06:00 AM

Good thing we have Uber.

And a billion dollar new museum!

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#5947 Redd42

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 09:48 AM

No guarantee you would get an Uber at that hour either. Totally up to the driver.

 

BTW there are cabs that early (I've taken many), they just prefer the full ride fares all the way from the city


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#5948 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 03:17 PM

The Chinese airliner that crashed into a mountain in March was put into a near-vertical nosedive by someone in the cockpit, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The late March crash killed all 132 passengers on the plane, a Boeing 737-800. Investigators uncovered both black boxes on the plane soon after the crash, and they indicate the plane's controls were used to pitch the aircraft into a dive, according to U.S. officials who spoke with the Journal.

Searchers uncovered the plane's cockpit voice recorder on March 27, sending it to Beijing. China then transferred the device to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in early April. The NTSB also sent investigators to China to assist in the inquiry.

The contents of the voice recorder have yet to be publicized, however.


https://www.foxbusin...entional-report

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 May 2022 - 03:17 PM.


#5949 Kilo95

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 04:54 PM

So sorry bout that. AGM's are near the bottom of the page.

 

It's been posted to their Youtube page now. 

 

https://www.youtube....nationalAirport

 

Couple observations: 

  • CEO says US Pre-clearance is "too expensive" - personally not surprised by this comment, so doubtful that we'll see it come to fruition anytime soon
  • Lots of focus on the ULCC (Flair & Lynx) and CEO seems to think they are good candidates to open up new US routes (LA, Vegas, Phoenix and Hawaii)
  • CEO has been in discussion with United about Denver - current pilot shortage but will "talk about it" in 2023

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#5950 Matt R.

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 10:09 PM

No guarantee you would get an Uber at that hour either. Totally up to the driver.
 
BTW there are cabs that early (I've taken many), they just prefer the full ride fares all the way from the city


Meh, I have too, but this time was different. The manager (owner?) at the motel spent about 10 mins calling around, he said it’s been like this lately. No one willing to take a fare that early. Doesn’t matter, park and ride was easier and probably only cost us another fifty bucks.

After 8 days in Southern California $50 is a rounding error. I think I spent that much on a Lime scooter. Two cocktails plus tip at the Danzig show was $60 Canadian. Lol!

#5951 Missed Approach

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Posted 19 May 2022 - 08:03 PM

The VAA updated their projects and planning page recently

 

A few were mentioned in the VAA - AGM, but boy this is a laundry list of capital and needed works on and around the airport.

 

https://www.victoria...ojects-planning



#5952 Mike K.

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Posted 19 May 2022 - 08:26 PM

We certainly can’t say anything negative about the maintenance and upkeep of the airport. It’s a class act in that regard.

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#5953 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 02:31 PM

The Victoria International Airport says it is closing to commercial flights and is asking travellers to avoid the airport due to an undisclosed RCMP incident.

 

YYJ said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon that it was asking travellers not to visit the airport as the incident unfolded, saying only that the RCMP was “responding to [a] call for service.”

 

 

 

https://www.cheknews...lights-1034616/



#5954 spanky123

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 03:29 PM

Most be someone on social media with the scoop.



#5955 marks_28

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 04:17 PM

Great, now my flight out of Victoria tomorrow morning was cancelled.



#5956 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 04:41 PM

RCMP Cpl. Andy Sanchez said he would be providing an “initial” statement regarding the closure at the airport at 5:30 p.m.


https://www.timescol...airport-5402622

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 May 2022 - 04:41 PM.


#5957 spanky123

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 04:58 PM

Social media claims a passenger had a grenade in their luggage. No comment whether it was inert or live.

#5958 Nparker

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 05:25 PM

Social media claims a passenger had a grenade in their luggage. No comment whether it was inert or live.


As long as it wasn't a 4 ounce shampoo bottle.

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 05:37 PM

What if it's a 4oz shampoo bottle shaped like a grenade... Or a bath bomb. 🤔

#5960 Mike K.

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 05:43 PM

There are colognes shaped like a grenade.

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