Feb 23rd YVR --> YYZ only Business left

Old Feb 12, 14, 9:01 pm
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Feb 23rd YVR --> YYZ only Business left

Does anyone know what's happening February 23rd YVR --> YYZ?

I did manage to grab the last M fare on the 11am, but I am pretty surprised by how few seats are left. Business only except for 1 latitude seat on the 17:00 and a few Latitude on the RedEye as well.
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Old Feb 12, 14, 9:04 pm
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Almost seems impossible....


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Old Feb 12, 14, 9:48 pm
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Impossible! AC can never fill 458 seat planes let alone convince people to step on a 777HD!
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Old Feb 12, 14, 10:28 pm
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Feb. 23rd is the end of reading week for university students. You'll note that flights YYZ-YVR/YYC are also heavily booked on the preceding weekend, which corresponds to the start of reading week.
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Old Feb 12, 14, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by echostryk View Post
Feb. 23rd is the end of reading week for university students. You'll note that flights YYZ-YVR/YYC are also heavily booked on the preceding weekend, which corresponds to the start of reading week.

Makes sense, Thanks!
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Old Feb 13, 14, 3:11 pm
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Yes, it's the end of the reading week, or known as midterm break. But does that mean that some students are paying very expensive fares in Y, B, or M classes. Those tickets must be very expensive for them.

On a related note, do students still get discounts through Travel Cuts, and if so do those fares accrue AQM/AQS?
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Old Feb 13, 14, 3:50 pm
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Can I ask where you got that availability map thing? Never seen it before. Does it apply to other airlines as well? Seems like a great tool and fun for me...as a nerd.
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Old Feb 13, 14, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by drvannostren View Post
Can I ask where you got that availability map thing? Never seen it before. Does it apply to other airlines as well? Seems like a great tool and fun for me...as a nerd.
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Old Feb 14, 14, 10:13 am
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I ran into the same thing earlier this week trying to book a YYC-YHZ flight on the 23rd. Ended up on an ugly 12-hour YYC-YUL-YFC-YHZ odyssey but I'm hoping to get on a better routing via a same day confirmed change.

I suspect the issue is a combination of the end of reading week for university students and a popular week for family vacations with most provinces having family day on the previous Monday.
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Old Feb 14, 14, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by fly_yag View Post
I ran into the same thing earlier this week trying to book a YYC-YHZ flight on the 23rd. Ended up on an ugly 12-hour YYC-YUL-YFC-YHZ odyssey but I'm hoping to get on a better routing via a same day confirmed change.

I suspect the issue is a combination of the end of reading week for university students and a popular week for family vacations with most provinces having family day on the previous Monday.
Better routing? What could be better than that?

I'm flying YUL-YVR (AC 183) on Feb 17, and when I booked (Y fare, more than 7 days in advance), I could only get a middle seat (at least it was a bulkhead), and it was J2 R0.

Yesterday, they upgauged to a 320, and I managed to move to an aisle seat. Today, I noticed it was Y0, because it's back to a 319. 17AF both opened up during this mess though, so I grabbed one of those . Not that I plan on sitting that far back... But I have a suspicion quite a few people are going to be [VI]DB'd onto the later 333 flight. I imagine this is all the same reading week shenanigans.
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