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  1. WestJet Airlines Ltd. is mulling over installing a section of “premium economy” seats as part of its strategy to make itself more attractive to business travellers and increase firepower against Air Canada. Calgary-based WestJet, which has stuck with a single-class cabin since launching in 1996, is exploring ways to improve revenue from corporate customers, as well as passengers transferring from foreign carriers “There has been a trend in the industry with other low-cost carriers that have created a premium-coach product in the economy cabin,” WestJet chief executive officer Gregg Saretsky said Thursday, after WestJet reported that higher airfares helped lift its second-quarter profit to $25.6-million from $6.8-million. Premium economy seats offer more legroom than economy. “We’re looking at whether or not that might make sense for WestJet, but today, we’re not prepared to make any announcements in that regard,” Mr. Saretsky said. WestJet has already rejected the idea of introducing a middle seat that folds down and the armrests form a table. The carrier has also dismissed going head-to-head against Air Canada’s business-class cabin, a section that got hit hard in the recession. “All the math that we’ve done that looks at the revenue per square foot that we can generate on board the aircraft suggests that a business-class cabin doesn’t help us,” Mr. Saretsky said during a conference call with industry analysts. He was responding to question from Cormark Securities Inc. analyst David Newman, who wondered whether WestJet might “change the make-up of the cabin at some point to appeal to the business traveller.” Over the past 18 months, the carrier has unveiled a frequent-flier plan and loyalty credit card program to help lure corporate passengers
  2. No I will be burning off 2014 Ecerts until March 1.
  3. I will go into the next Aeroplan year with over 120 eupgrade points and will be at 60K miles by March 1. So, I am fine for next year and will see what 2016 brings because I will achieve SE status again. If the economy slows down as appears to be imminent then AC maybe backing off some of the worst stuff in order to keep market share. In any event I will enjoy not having to WL too often for upgrades. I have always taken it one year at a time and still get good value from of my AC status.
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    Ac J Plans

    That is purely a rumour that I have never heard. AC would be the first airline that I know of to do this and they are generally not leaders. You will most probably see less opportunity to UG from lower flex fares however.
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    Park And Fly Alternatives

    If the TTC is a benefit on a cold winter morning in a snowstorm I will pass on that one. If one arrives at midnight is it still a benefit? The other benefit we miss is the comedy act known as Rob Ford. Also some people have to commute to Oakville for work from the big smoke.
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    Park And Fly Alternatives

    Get a Platinum AMEX and valet park at T1. the valet parking cost is not charged and you get a 15% discount on your parking. As much as I travel i pay for my AMEX fees via the parking discount.
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    Jb Moderator

    Ok lets. you are the complete asshole, since you asked for straight on stuff. You have an axe to grind with AC that has nothing to do with flying. I defend them because they take me where I want to go pretty much when I want to go and almost always in J. So in my estimate its assholes like you who are the trolls. If you ever called me a traitor to my face you would not like my response. But then again you are in sushi land pretending to be someone when you are in reality a fucking nobody when it comes to travel and commentary on AC.
  8. http://business.financialpost.com/2014/02/27/privacy-the-latest-airline-perk-for-super-elite-fliers-if-you-can-afford-the-19000-price-tag/ Yet some of the most cherished new international first-class perks have nothing to do with meals, drinks or seats. Global airlines are increasingly rewarding wealthy fliers with something more intangible: physical distance between them and everyone else. The idea is to provide an exclusive experience — inaccessible, even invisible, to the masses in coach. It’s one way that a gap between the world’s wealthiest 1% and everyone else has widened.
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    Jb Moderator

    At least I am an AC customer and not just an antagonist living in sushi land far from the action.
  10. yea really. I don't need to back anything up as it is info I pick up from reliable sources. Just remember where you heard it when it becomes official. I do fly a lot on AC unlike you or the "QC my ass" guy who thinks AC dislikes his City which is dog patch compared to YYC. 150K miles so far this year on AC alone, and counting. You just like to try and rub your dislike of AC into management because they told you to get lost a few years ago with your dumb idea. You have to be an idiot, or worse, a QC to be on a blog where you don't even use the company's offerings. You must be part of the Ken Hamer fan club and it must really piss you off that AC has their act together, are profitable while growing quite a lot with new planes and services.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    Good for them. AC seems to fly where they don't need subsidies and make money on their own expertise. Ergo they drop YEG flights because of all the bottom feeders that seem to fly from there and leave them for 2nd rate carriers.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    Well up yours too..........QC my ass. Any new flights coming from the most subsidized airport in Canada.
  13. As AC continues to roll out their 787's more and more exclusive privileges will be introduced for high yield customers. They have plans to split some major lounges like the asian carriers do and will go to zonal boarding with a clear path for high yield pax and SE's as one exclusive boarding line.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    Ah yes we have seen the constipation in your eyes. QC my ass.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    QC my ass. You are a blind to facts as the soilers who signed a marginal player like Pouliot for $5MM a season. YEG = losers Why don't you restart errorplan if things are as bad as you seem to think. AC just announced very good BIS numbers even w/o your lousy business which they obviously don't miss. They are profitable because they got rid of the freeloader bums like you. You hate AC so much you spend your life reading every post about AC on all the blogs. Hypocrisy in full bloom.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    QC my ass. You appear not to know any real facts unless they are slanted in your direction.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    at least i'm honest and not so biased as to be blind. QC my ass!!!
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    Wear it as you own it. Denials won't help. Facts are facts. QC my ass!!!
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    You were specifically named. And you are FOS as usual. QC my ass
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    Jb Moderator

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    Awesome !

    I try to live by those words!!!
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    I have always been an AC supporter because they treat me very well as a customer. I get every upgrade, IKK, and have life time status. I fly out of YYZ with at most one stop to anywhere in the world. Your problem is that you live in sushi land and have no clue about how AC really is. Why you bother tells me you might be as big a troll as that idiot Hamer. As for me being a suck hole that really tells the story about how little you know me. Now FO and get lost
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    Just trying to match your level of gutter stuff.
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    Yeg-Lax Daily October 2, 2014

    This guy is a QC..shows how low an IQ is needed to get that title. YEGman is still living in the past
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