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Old Posted Jan 6, 2018, 4:44 AM
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Interesting. Do you know what kind/size of aircraft they're using? Goes back to our earlier discussion about the potential for a smaller jet on this route.

Wonder if the new C series jets could open up new possibilities for routes? The CS100 - purchased by Delta -- seats 108 and has a range of 3500 miles. Perhaps this could be game changer?
Looks like it's operated on a 319. Wikipedia shows Allegiant's 319's have 156 seats. So based off of Allegiant's website, it's just over 3,100 seats available.
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2018, 6:52 AM
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Some tricks to doing this. (Not that I would encourage anyone to do it.).

Book two one-way tickets. Unless your going overseas, two one way tickets are the same price as a return most of the time.

Airlines despise this practice and they view it as cheating the system. Most of the time it is not worth their time to look for and discourage people from doing it.
There is a website dedicated to this practice.

https://skiplagged.com/
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2018, 7:10 PM
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^ Given that Winnipeg has sustained a flight to Palm Springs for some time now, one to neighbouring LAX shouldn't be that far fetched. People go down there for any number of reasons (cruises, vacations, business, Trans-Pacific air connections)... you would think it would make sense.
The challenge is WestJet and AC aren't about to fly "their customers" to someone else's hub for the trans-Pacific flights, instead wanting to lock in the YWG market to YYC and YVR for those flights. That means if a YWG-LAX flight is to ever stand a chance it is going to need to be from a US based airline. The challenge there is most of those airlines have some caps with the pilots unions on the maximum number of flights they can operate on the type of plane this route would need.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 7:22 PM
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I see that a couple of Sun Country Airlines birds have come to call at YWG this week. Does anyone know what that's about?
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:23 PM
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I see that a couple of Sun Country Airlines birds have come to call at YWG this week. Does anyone know what that's about?
Just a guess but perhaps it is an emergency lease to replace the Sunwing logo'd plane that caught fire last week in Toronto after backing into a WestJet plane.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:28 PM
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^ Sounds plausible!
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I see that a couple of Sun Country Airlines birds have come to call at YWG this week. Does anyone know what that's about?
They do the charters down to the casinos destinations like Laughlin
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Old Posted Yesterday, 2:44 AM
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^ Who markets those flights? It's amazing how low key those charters can be...a few years ago Allegiant was running flights to West Wendover, NV from YWG too.
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^^ I think the casino special flights are marketed directly by the casinos as a "vacation package" to their player club programs. Basically you need to be a gambler in order to really get invited to take a spot of one of the charter flights but not a real high stakes gambler, just interested enough to be on their customer list.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 4:38 PM
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^ I'd be interested just for the dirt-cheap getaways. I guess I'm the kind of guy the casinos don't want

The West Wendover packages got as low as US $99 per person for a flight and 3 nights, although I think they were more commonly around US $139. Which is still dirt cheap. I kind of regret never taking one but the departures were always on awkward days, like Tuesday morning or some such. I didn't want to take a week off work just to go to a casino in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.

Now the cost is US $199 and they don't come to Winnipeg anymore, you have to drive to Grand Forks.
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