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WestJet Link cancellation masquerading as weather cxl

WestJet Link cancellation masquerading as weather cxl

Old Oct 1, 18, 10:14 pm
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WestJet Link cancellation masquerading as weather cxl

A few PCO flights were "proactively" cancelled today. A few of my family members and friends were supposed to be on one of them -WS3014. WS blamed it on WX but all of the other flights were operating. I think It's because one of the Saabs sat around all day in YYC (maybe MX) or maybe the cascading delays in YYC would cause the crew to hour out. Since WS blamed it on the weather they are on their own tonight to arrange and pay for accommodation for the night in YYC. I thought WS would treat the flights to the small centres better than AC did... Apparently not. Very disappointing.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 9:22 am
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Do they have any travel insurance coverage from a CC?
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Old Oct 2, 18, 12:42 pm
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They do, but it's just annoying for infrequent travellers to go through filling out all the forms and making arrangements. Not to mention that today the weather is even worse than last night, so it was a complete cluster at the airport this morning. I find it more frustrating because it's a missed opportunity for WS. People in these smaller centers were really excited to have another option after having to deal with AC pulling last minute cancellations for years whenever a cloud showed up in the sky, and it just looks like more of the same.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 12:52 pm
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I wonder if those Saab’s have lower take off/landing limits, making it more likely that those flights would be cancelled, whereas the larger planes such as the 737 would have less restrictions.
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