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  • terry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Airfares are not priced so an airline starts making money when the aircraft is 80% full.Making money on a route starts with far less seats being sold..St.John's lost it's transatlantic flight as a result of collective lobbying by the Halifax airport Authority,Canada Customs,Nova Scotia polititions,and Air Canada not wanting to interupt their flight to and from Heathrow and inconvienience passengers from NS.Not enough lobbying was done by the parties involved from NL.That flight will be gone come this fall.The NS flight to London needs passengers and freight from NL to make it viable.As for weather,NS has just as much bad weather as NL and has alot of diverted flights.Maybe Westjet should start a flight from St.John's to London.

  • G
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    I WONDER WHY - I'D ONLY FLY ON THAT AIRLINE IF IT WAS NEAR FREE !!!!!!

  • THE ALL KNOWING
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    MAYBE THE OVERSEAS FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN A TAD LONG DUE TO FLYING OVER ICELAND OR LABRADOR. OR MAYBE OVERSEAS AIRSPACE IS CLOSED AND IS CAUSING HEADACHES AIR CANADA HAS FAILED TO DEAL WITH. br AIR CANADA OVERSEAS SERVICE IS CRAP AND THE STAR ALLIANCE IS A JOKE. TRY FINDING YOUR CONNECTION ON A WEEKEND WITH AIR CANADA OVERSEAS DUE TO THE TIME DIFFERENCE?? FORGET IT!! br 40+ HOURS OR LESS TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO GET??!

  • Wayne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    About a month ago I booked a business trip to the UK for mid June. I looked at traveling on several different days. each flight I looked at had only a few seats left ....A MONTH AGO. br br A slow start ??? more likely just the opening comments for the announcement for removing the direct flight later on.

  • Steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    I believe that Air Canada maybe getting a small lesson in customer satisfaction. No matter what size business you may operate anyone will tell you that you have to have customer satisfaction. You BUILD customer loyalty not DEMAND it. br br You cannot simply alienate your customer base by dropping the route whenever it is convenient, and put it back whenever you feel threatened by the competition.

  • Wayne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    To A.Hastings.....there used to be a charter service running from the UK to the HVR. I wonder why it stopped? br br The reason the flight originates in St. John's is that is where the majority of the business travelers come from and about 80% of the population is with 100km

  • but of COURSE
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Mr. Rovinescu, with all due respect, you HAVE to expect it to be slow at first. Air Canada has yanked away this service so many times you HAVE to understand that people are hesitant to book in advance!! Give people time to gain confidence and things will all work out they way you want them to. (Well, that and stop charging astronomical fees to bring an extra piece of luggage... that might help as well..)

  • A. Hastings
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Wouldn't it make more sense to fly out of Deer Lake or Stepheville to accomodate the residents of Humber Valley Resort? Not quite sure there is a market in St. John for overseas flights.

  • Cornergirl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    So they sell a limited number of seats at the lower price- very few obviously & then expect the consumer to buy the higher priced seats. When those higher priced seats don't sell & the plane leaves less than half full they say it's a slow start.- yeah right. If they really wanted to keep the service they'd be selling off the seats at discounts.

  • terry
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Airfares are not priced so an airline starts making money when the aircraft is 80% full.Making money on a route starts with far less seats being sold..St.John's lost it's transatlantic flight as a result of collective lobbying by the Halifax airport Authority,Canada Customs,Nova Scotia polititions,and Air Canada not wanting to interupt their flight to and from Heathrow and inconvienience passengers from NS.Not enough lobbying was done by the parties involved from NL.That flight will be gone come this fall.The NS flight to London needs passengers and freight from NL to make it viable.As for weather,NS has just as much bad weather as NL and has alot of diverted flights.Maybe Westjet should start a flight from St.John's to London.

  • G
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    I WONDER WHY - I'D ONLY FLY ON THAT AIRLINE IF IT WAS NEAR FREE !!!!!!

  • THE ALL KNOWING
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    MAYBE THE OVERSEAS FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN A TAD LONG DUE TO FLYING OVER ICELAND OR LABRADOR. OR MAYBE OVERSEAS AIRSPACE IS CLOSED AND IS CAUSING HEADACHES AIR CANADA HAS FAILED TO DEAL WITH. br AIR CANADA OVERSEAS SERVICE IS CRAP AND THE STAR ALLIANCE IS A JOKE. TRY FINDING YOUR CONNECTION ON A WEEKEND WITH AIR CANADA OVERSEAS DUE TO THE TIME DIFFERENCE?? FORGET IT!! br 40+ HOURS OR LESS TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO GET??!

  • Wayne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    About a month ago I booked a business trip to the UK for mid June. I looked at traveling on several different days. each flight I looked at had only a few seats left ....A MONTH AGO. br br A slow start ??? more likely just the opening comments for the announcement for removing the direct flight later on.

  • Steve
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    I believe that Air Canada maybe getting a small lesson in customer satisfaction. No matter what size business you may operate anyone will tell you that you have to have customer satisfaction. You BUILD customer loyalty not DEMAND it. br br You cannot simply alienate your customer base by dropping the route whenever it is convenient, and put it back whenever you feel threatened by the competition.

  • Wayne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    To A.Hastings.....there used to be a charter service running from the UK to the HVR. I wonder why it stopped? br br The reason the flight originates in St. John's is that is where the majority of the business travelers come from and about 80% of the population is with 100km

  • but of COURSE
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Mr. Rovinescu, with all due respect, you HAVE to expect it to be slow at first. Air Canada has yanked away this service so many times you HAVE to understand that people are hesitant to book in advance!! Give people time to gain confidence and things will all work out they way you want them to. (Well, that and stop charging astronomical fees to bring an extra piece of luggage... that might help as well..)

  • A. Hastings
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Wouldn't it make more sense to fly out of Deer Lake or Stepheville to accomodate the residents of Humber Valley Resort? Not quite sure there is a market in St. John for overseas flights.

  • Cornergirl
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    So they sell a limited number of seats at the lower price- very few obviously & then expect the consumer to buy the higher priced seats. When those higher priced seats don't sell & the plane leaves less than half full they say it's a slow start.- yeah right. If they really wanted to keep the service they'd be selling off the seats at discounts.