First flight booked for 2019...WestJet

Old Dec 10, 18, 7:38 pm
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First flight booked for 2019...WestJet

Flying to Vegas for CES and I had to book WestJet. I had to for the following reasons.

1. Price was half for comparable flight
2. Iím already missing my wifeís birthday that week. AC would have me missing most of my sons as well. This flight out of Vegas leaves at 5pm amd red eyes via Calgary. Puts me home in time for breakfast with the boy.

It hurt, but was the right decision.

When do you make the call to fly someone elseís metal?

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Old Dec 10, 18, 7:42 pm
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Just wait until the first joke is cracked on WJ

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Old Dec 10, 18, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsteezy View Post
Flying to Vegas for CES and I had to book WestJet. I had to for the following reasons.

1. Price was half for comparable flight
2. Iím already missing my wifeís birthday that week. AC would have me missing most of my sons as well. This flight out of Vegas leaves at 5pm amd red eyes via Calgary. Puts me home in time for breakfast with the boy.

It hurt, but was the right decision.

When do you make the all to fly someone elseís metal?
When? At exactly these moments.

If flying alternate metal could have assisted me in not missing 3 kids' birthdays in 2018 I would have done it in a heartbeat, even at twice the price, let alone half.

You made the right decision and should make the very same decision 11 out of 10 times.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 7:51 pm
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As this thread is about flying WestJet it's been relocated to the WestJet forum for further discussion.

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Old Dec 10, 18, 7:51 pm
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Family should come first, if you wish to remain part of a family and have kids who will show you the same respect when your roles are reversed.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Just wait until the first joke is cracked on WJ
I think the joke cracking has substantially subsided. Thereís still a few but itís mostly been toned down now, as far as I can tell.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsteezy View Post
Flying to Vegas for CES and I had to book WestJet. I had to for the following reasons.

1. Price was half for comparable flight
2. Iím already missing my wifeís birthday that week. AC would have me missing most of my sons as well. This flight out of Vegas leaves at 5pm amd red eyes via Calgary. Puts me home in time for breakfast with the boy.

It hurt, but was the right decision.

When do you make the all to fly someone elseís metal?
Sounds like you made the right decision. (Also doing CES, booked a few weeks ago, and WestJet was also the better option out of Vancouver).

Be warned once you come over to the teal side you may actually like it. WS is quickly catching up to AC. There are a few teal coloured 737s flying around with real business class seats.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 2:05 am
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Who needs family when you have Air Canada? /s
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Old Dec 11, 18, 3:40 am
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I feel good about the decision and I have flown WJ many times. I fact their plus product on the 767 to Gatwick is a great deal. Maybe this is the start of something. If only they joined an Alliance.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by lcohen999 View Post
Just wait until the first joke is cracked on WJ
You realize they ditched the jokes years ago, right?

OP - enjoy your flight - and your family time.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 7:19 am
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This is the benefit of paid J ... you simply take the airline that is most direct and most convenient and you get all the benefits of FF status. Imagine! WS doesn't have that just quite yet, but it will soon.
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