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#7761 vortoozo

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Posted 05 June 2024 - 09:31 AM

On the day after WestJet's Ultrabasic announcement about making their product worse, Air Canada just said "hold my beer" - literally.

AC is now offering complimentary beer/wine/snacks on domestic & transborder flights for the remainder of the year.

 

Pack your appetite (aircanada.com)


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#7762 Matt R.

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Posted 05 June 2024 - 09:35 AM

I read that the new ultra basic fare comes with a $25 fee if you book on the phone. People still do that?

#7763 lanforod

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Posted 05 June 2024 - 10:29 AM

Oh, good move by AC. I can see a LOT of people choosing AC over WJ just because of that (generally the fares are the same for those milkrun flights).


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#7764 Missed Approach

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Posted 05 June 2024 - 09:36 PM

Air Transat And Porter Airlines Expand Their Commercial Collaboration

 

Starting today, travellers can book standalone segments with each airline and access a broader network of destinations

 

https://canadianavia...-collaboration/



#7765 Missed Approach

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 09:52 AM

Central Mountain Air has taken over the cargo contract for UPS from Skylink Express to YYJ and other coastal destinations.

This means the end of the Cessna Caravan aircraft and now using CMA's converted 1900D aircraft they have moved to all cargo operations. Means slightly larger cargo capacity. 

CMA has been operating charter flights for PCA for BC Ferries and Canada Coast Guard crew change to Port Hardy, Sandspit and Prince Rupert from YYJ.  


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#7766 Missed Approach

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 01:48 PM

Very late entry to the Fall/Winter or barely summer season..............

WJA or the " WestJet Group ", return to YYJ with LAS ( Las Vegas ) service .......

                         

                           for just April 21st till June 15th......... 

                                                 once weekly, for April, then twice weekly in June

                                                                                        Thats it, just a couple of weeks of service


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#7767 Mike K.

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 01:52 PM

Weird. Something must be happening then that will draw people from Victoria?

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#7768 Missed Approach

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 02:04 PM

Weird. Something must be happening then that will draw people from Victoria?

Yah, no clue either. just 7 weeks of service, and still No Show on Flair on the same route into 2025



#7769 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 02:25 AM

Boeing jet engine seen spewing fire on Air Canada flight: 'Heart in mouth moment'

The Boeing 777 aircraft was carrying nearly 400 passengers, airline says


https://www.foxbusin...rt-mouth-moment

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#7770 Missed Approach

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Posted 09 June 2024 - 07:56 PM

Interview with Porter Airlines CEO 

 

Interesting.

 

https://www.travelwe...-kevin-jackson/



#7771 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 June 2024 - 05:29 AM

Capital Daily:

 

 

 

For a $20 bill, one applicant will ascend into the sky in a Velis Electro. That person will become the first in Canada ever to purchase a flight in an e-plane, and will take the controls in the air under an instructor’s stewardship.

Campbell River's Sealand flight school bought the Velis early this year, and is hosting a contest to decide who will get the first lesson in it. The company will pick a winner, who must have no previous flight experience, based on 300-word submissions, by Wednesday.

The decade-old flight school gained permission from Transport Canada to fly the plane commercially. Students this summer will train from intro- up to solo-level flying, and will switch over to a typical plane engine after that, per 100.7 The Raven, as part of the agreement with Transport.

Another electric flight milestone for Island

The first-ever electric flight was executed in Richmond in 2019 by Harbour Air, which in 2022 followed up with the first point-to-point electric flight. That 24-minute trip touched down in the Saanich Inlet near YYJ. Several factors make the Salish Sea one of the most optimal places in the world for electric flight.

Passenger flights could come to Vic in 2026

Harbour Air announced in April that it is buying 50 electric engines, and it intends to be flying passengers by 2026. Victoria-based HeliJet also plans to be carrying passengers on e-flights by 2026, but using the eVOTL helicopter equivalents rather than seaplanes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s official! We’ve received all necessary approvals from Transport Canada to begin flight training in our Pipistrel Velis Electro!

On June 14th, we will conduct Canada’s first-ever commercial flight in an electric aircraft. This will mark a new era in Canadian aviation.

 

https://www.sealandf...light-in-canada

 

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#7772 LJ

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Posted 10 June 2024 - 07:10 PM

Payload two people, no luggage, I'll wait.


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#7773 Missed Approach

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Posted 10 June 2024 - 08:17 PM

Recent trip to YYJ 

Something going on in the terminal in the area pre board seating area by the windows ( just by the ground side gift shop )

Taped off, all the chairs are gone, and the windows to the apron are glazed over from bottom to top.

Chairs and couches were moved to the 3rd flr observation lounge which feels crowded now.

 

Quick visit with airlines friends - learned a few things.

Air Canada Express load factors are almost 90% + on all flights to YVR.....

Found out catering has improved by a new company and a brand new truck.

Construction on the terminal expansion will start this late summer, early fall to the East.


Edited by Missed Approach, 10 June 2024 - 08:46 PM.

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#7774 AllseeingEye

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Posted 11 June 2024 - 09:59 AM

Well this should come as a surprise to exactly no one:

 

https://www.cnn.com/...ales/index.html

 

That has to hurt since 60% of their sales come in the commercial sector while about 39% originate from the integrated military/defence/space industry.



#7775 Missed Approach

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Posted 11 June 2024 - 10:36 PM

WJA is running so many daily flights to YYC these days.....

The early 6am flight is followed by another at 7am, both are over night or RON flights

Both are jet service. Makes for a full house on the bridges at night with 2 WJ, Alaska, and AC Airbus to Montreal.

Toronto turn is expected to be gone by the time the 2nd over nite WJ flight from YYC arrives at 2350.

Place is getting crowded


Edited by Missed Approach, 11 June 2024 - 10:42 PM.

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#7776 vortoozo

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Posted 12 June 2024 - 11:26 AM

Ha - that Toronto flight never seems to run on time.

 

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Not once has it left prior to midnight this month.

 



#7777 Missed Approach

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 10:51 AM

   TThe lower pre board waiting area closed off for ........ renovations? 



#7778 Nparker

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 11:27 AM

   The lower pre-board waiting area closed off for ........ renovations? 

Oh great. The first time I fly out of YYJ in almost 2 years and this is what I have to look forward to in 2 weeks time.  :angry:



#7779 Missed Approach

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 11:56 AM

   TThe lower pre board waiting area closed off for ........ renovations? 

I'm having great difficulties with my computer, as hard as I try, im unable to attach a photo I took and my cursor is all wonky.

I'm unable to delete my post as the picture would not attach.

Its the area in the pre screening area that is closed off with no activity 



#7780 Nparker

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Posted 14 June 2024 - 12:05 PM

OK. As long as there is still somewhere to sit post-screening/security.



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