Old Dec 2, 18, 6:52 pm
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aerobod
 
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Originally Posted by james dean View Post
Would there be something in the licensing that would prevent WS doing a rescue flight? After all they are totally separate company's..
There isn't and it has been done before with one WS aircraft being used for the US flying for Swoop when they hadn't received all the authorisations on time needed to fly to the US. Typically WestJet doesn't have spare aircraft sitting around, other shuffling around such as getting aircraft out of scheduled maintenance early, flying extended hours on specific aircraft or consolidating flights on a route that has spare capacity at this point in time, would need to be done. Aircraft sitting idle is a very expensive proposition even compared with the cost of guest / passenger recovery.
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