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Old 16-03-2015, 03:44 PM   #2301
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KLM has decided to cancel their flights to YEG for all of May. I'm sure an announcement coming.
Do you have a source for this?
KLM website is showing the first direct flight on May 19 instead of May 05.

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Old 16-03-2015, 04:34 PM   #2302
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^which would represent the delay.
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Old 16-03-2015, 04:44 PM   #2303
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Odd... curious to know why.
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Old 16-03-2015, 04:48 PM   #2304
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Labour dispute with the cabin crew unions.
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Old 18-03-2015, 05:50 PM   #2305
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First Air will add three weekly flights between Edmonton and Yellowknife, starting June 1.

The new flights — Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — mean First Air will fly between the two cities nine times each week.
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...826/story.html
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Old 30-03-2015, 07:18 AM   #2306
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American Airlines continues to roll out planned Embraer E175 operations out of Los Angeles, during recent schedule updates. From May 2015, E175 will serve 2 additional markets, followed by service to Canada from June 2015.


Los Angeles – Edmonton 04JUN15 – 02JUL15 1 daily
AA5904 LAX1720 – 2133YEG E75 D
AA5905 YEG0835 – 1114LAX E75 D
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Old 30-03-2015, 07:45 AM   #2307
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Seems like a small seat increase and a better plane.
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Old 30-03-2015, 09:08 AM   #2308
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Marginally better in economy seats, but from what I hear, arguably worse in business. The E-Jets primary advantage is in the size range of the jet family, not really in the cabin. (Their disadvantage being operating costs.) The decision is likely because AA's LA hub concept needs the capacity of E190s on other routes, which are crew and maintenance compatible with these E175s, but likely not really to get a selling point.
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Old 30-03-2015, 09:19 AM   #2309
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^Frankly, the ERJ 175 is a much more comfortable plane than the CRJ900. Plus it will be a newer plane. Those CRJ900s are old Mesa airways planes. I think the number of seats is more or less the same.
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Old 30-03-2015, 09:24 AM   #2310
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^ I'm not talking about the capacity of CRJ9 versus E175.

I'm talking about the capacity range of AA's CRJ fleet versus AA's E-Jet fleet.
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Old 31-03-2015, 07:16 PM   #2311
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CALGARY, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky today announced the resignation of Vito Culmone, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, Finance, effective May 29, 2015. Vito will be joining another Calgary-based organization in a similar capacity.


Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press...m5qf4YLrG2c.99

The last sentence is interesting.
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Old 31-03-2015, 10:43 PM   #2312
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I don't think it means airline, just CFO, but it does stick out as a weird thing to say in a press release. Almost as if it reads "don't worry, he's still one of 'us'".
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:43 AM   #2313
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Probably disagreed in the direction WestJet is now going. WestJet, we want to be Air Canada. Personally I wish they went back to the Southwest model. It works for the passenger.

I wonder if this sort of news announcement will happen next year, I'm beginning to doubt it. ...
April 1 Alert: WestJet announces SmartSeats
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:54 AM   #2314
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I doubt it too, what's the date today????
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:43 AM   #2315
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What I meant that WestJet is becoming so corporate that next year they'll probably do nothing and forget that sometimes having fun can be good for business and the passengers.
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Old 20-04-2015, 01:38 PM   #2316
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They have taken up residence in the new Airocentre 2 hanger.
http://flysummitair.com/locations/
I saw them hauling one of their Avro RJ85s into the hanger yesterday.
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Old 21-04-2015, 07:33 AM   #2317
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Default Integra Air takes flight in Bonnyville to YYC

A little frustrating to read comments like this:

“I know if there is one issue that crops up time and time again it is the access to destinations and the inconvenience of the Edmonton International Airport,” said Sobolewski. “With this service they are looking to make it very convenient and are offering other excursions and escapes. I find that very refreshing."

http://www.bonnyvillenouvelle.ca/art...4219999/-1/BNV
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Old 21-04-2015, 01:05 PM   #2318
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What I find irritating about the statement is the lack of knowledge about flights from YEG.

Sunwing just wrapped up it's largest winter schedule from YEG and is still operating to many over the summer. KLM is arriving shortly, Icelandair (who has a great fare structure) etc...

I'll be surprised if this route last very long.
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Old 21-04-2015, 01:21 PM   #2319
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There is a Red Arrow Bus connection to EIA from Bonnyville that will last longer.
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Old 21-04-2015, 01:39 PM   #2320
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Sobolewski and Integra were both very vocal about the closure of CCA.
Interview with Gene Sobolewski - City of Bonnyville Town Councillor ...
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Old 21-04-2015, 01:48 PM   #2321
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What I find irritating about the statement is the lack of knowledge about flights from YEG.

Sunwing just wrapped up it's largest winter schedule from YEG and is still operating to many over the summer. KLM is arriving shortly, Icelandair (who has a great fare structure) etc...

I'll be surprised if this route last very long.
Route won't last longer than a week. Bonnyville and Cold Lake are dead now. Plus CNRL and Esso both charter their own planes into both towns....so NO need for commercial service...unless it is on one of their 6 seater King Airs.........
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Old 21-04-2015, 03:02 PM   #2322
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Bonnyville didn't have flights to YXD anyways.

He isn't only about stopping the closure, but about reopening commercial flights through YXD.

If we did that, no way we get Icelandair and KLM. Probably wouldn't have LHR either, as we see AC's true colours.

Regardless how the flight in question goes, if I am forced to pick either a King Air to Bonnyville versus widebodies to 3 cities in Europe, it is absolutely no offense intended to anyone, but...
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Old 21-04-2015, 05:22 PM   #2323
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Cold Lake is the bigger centre and where the military and action is. Bonnyville is not much of anything...and with that kind of attitude from Mayor and Council about Edmonton it isn't worth stoping by except to take a p when going through.
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Old 21-04-2015, 05:46 PM   #2324
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Yup, I think this mayor still has a hard on about a long dead issue... He's basically all for YEG hurting and promoting YYC. Oh well that 8 seat Kingair 200 can't be a very good sign already down gauged from a 16 seat Jetstream.
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If the CCA was still open, how much hype do you think the Wildrose would make about trying to keep it open?
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If the CCA was still open, how much hype do you think the Wildrose would make about trying to keep it open?
Not sure about Wildrose but you know where PC Candidate Tony Caterina stands on this issue.
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Old 22-04-2015, 02:16 PM   #2327
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If the CCA was still open, how much hype do you think the Wildrose would make about trying to keep it open?
Not sure about Wildrose but you know where PC Candidate Tony Caterina stands on this issue.
Too bad he does not have to resign from Council to run for MLA. I think they should have to resign.
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tuffyy on SSP says a 787 is coming to YEG.....

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Looks like YEG may get it's first ski charters to Jasper this winter courtesy of Thompson airways who plans to operate a weekly 787-8 to YEG from LGW,in addition I'm hearing they will operate twice weekly to YYC from December-April. Details to follow!
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This is probably true. Thompson flew 787's twice weekly to Puerto Vallarta this past winter from Gatwick and Manchester, respectively.
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Looks like YEG may get it's first ski charters to Jasper this winter courtesy of Thompson airways who plans to operate a weekly 787-8 to YEG from LGW,in addition I'm hearing they will operate twice weekly to YYC from December-April. Details to follow!
I wonder if it would be possible to book a "flight-only"option YEG-LGW-YEG? I will check the Thompson Airways website.
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This is probably true. Thompson flew 787's twice weekly to Puerto Vallarta this past winter from Gatwick and Manchester, respectively.
In respect to what? Did they alternate between airports?
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It was a twice-weekly flight, yes, using alternate airports.
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