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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 12:55 AM
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Pretty exciting.....Flair will need a lot of love and support from the local market to sustain their operations.

The typical US markets that are served from Edmonton are very competitive (LAS, PHX, LAX). Both AC and WS (as well as Swoop and Rouge) can flood the market with seats. Geography does not help that much either. It will be very difficult to make money.
"Geography does not help that much either". Wrong. It is geography that Flair see as a strength as it looks to transborder routes - is a straight shot down with YYC being a grab and go.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 1:00 AM
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[QUOTE=EdmTrekker;8226097]I might have missed the post elsewhere but in case anyone else missed it:

"Meanwhile, Tait said Flair plans to move its headquarters to Edmonton from Kelowna, B.C., over the coming months to help promote its growth.

"Kelowna was a fine base for a charter operator but it didn't really give us the scope, the potential we need as we're growing.""

Well well....Edmonton gets its own airline! Outstanding.

This is great news.....I will support them whenever I can.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 2:53 AM
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^As we should.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 8:47 PM
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Now Vancouver just needs its own airline.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 9:17 PM
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Now Vancouver just needs its own airline.
They'd go bankrupt far too quickly, imposing carbon credit purchases on themselves!
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 9:35 PM
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They'd go bankrupt far too quickly, imposing carbon credit purchases on themselves!
Wawa. Maybe they'd just charge the Albertan passengers a hidden fee to pay for it
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 10:15 PM
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I used Flair coming back from PV in October last year (Transat) and was surprised by the comfort of the older planes. Will be using Flair again to fly back from Halifax in July (used my Aeroplan to book me and the other half to go to Halifax).

$498 total (one way) for both... I always have my own boarding pass and will check my luggage as normal... still saved over $400 costs in.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2018, 11:56 PM
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Jetlines.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 3:30 AM
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Jetlines.
Rather odd route map over the 4 transition periods. I don't think Flair have anything to worry about.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 2:19 PM
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Jetlines.
Didn't they say they would be flying by summer of this year? Claiming to have secured 737-800's on lease? Now we wait until next year.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2018, 6:03 PM
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They say in the website they have leased 2 and are Hamilton based. But their 4 route maps in order of expansion and in Map 4 they show flights from Red Deer and Lethbridge but no service to Eastern Canada. Their focus is Western Canada particularly Alberta. And they are not based here but Hamilton. Good luck with that.
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Didn't they say they would be flying by summer of this year? Claiming to have secured 737-800's on lease? Now we wait until next year.
They claimed to have secured 738's, then it "fell through". Now they are claiming to have secured a pair of A320. You can imagine how this will end.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 8:46 PM
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Jim Scott left Jetlines to take a position at Flair Airlines. Should tell you something. https://www.skiesmag.com/press-relea...jim-scott-ceo/
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