Does my flight still exist?

Old Feb 28, 22, 7:59 pm
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Does my flight still exist?

Hi all. I went online to check if an upcoming flight was any cheaper with todayís sale, but the flight is not showing up. Itís possible that it is sold out but Iíd be very surprised a) this far out, b) this route and c) when I booked two weeks ago it was wide open seating (while I know thatís no guarantee it would be odd). Is there somewhere I can see if it has been axed? Iíve not had any email and itís showing normal (no !) in the app.

WS 561 May 23

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Old Feb 28, 22, 11:07 pm
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Which route is that?
The flight number doesn't appear to have been used in the last several years.
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Old Mar 1, 22, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by tracon
Which route is that?
The flight number doesn't appear to have been used in the last several years.
St John's Newfoundland to Toronto. That's the number given in the app on my booking, double checked! Departs 18:30 arrives 20:34
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Old Mar 1, 22, 9:01 am
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What does it say when you view your booking on the website?
It may be that WestJet is in the process of updating its May schedule and your flight is being removed - it can take a few days for the system to process the changes, select an alternative for your journey, send you an email, etc.
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Old Mar 1, 22, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by V1213
What does it say when you view your booking on the website?
It may be that WestJet is in the process of updating its May schedule and your flight is being removed - it can take a few days for the system to process the changes, select an alternative for your journey, send you an email, etc.
Just looks like a totally normal flight booking, no flags / alerts etc.
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Old Mar 1, 22, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by V1213
It may be that WestJet is in the process of updating its May schedule and your flight is being removed - it can take a few days for the system to process the changes, select an alternative for your journey, send you an email, etc.
This looks like the winner. It doesn't come up when searching EF for availability from YYT to YYZ on May 23 (image pasted below within spoiler tag to save space since it's quite long). So, @emma69, I would expect a notice of re-booking from WS pretty soon.
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Old Mar 7, 22, 1:13 am
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I have a similar issue with WS548 YEG-YUL on May 25. I suspect the start of this new non-stop is delayed. I assume if it is cancelled I would be entitled to a refund since they donít offer a non -stop to YUL at allÖ.
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Old Mar 7, 22, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Altaflyer
I have a similar issue with WS548 YEG-YUL on May 25. I suspect the start of this new non-stop is delayed.
I checked EF, and same thing for your flight as what I said for the OP.

I assume if it is cancelled I would be entitled to a refund since they donít offer a non -stop to YUL at allÖ.
You should. See this thread: Full Refund vs Credit to Travel Bank amid COVID crisis
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Old Mar 7, 22, 5:06 pm
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Thanks Adam, appreciate it. Still nothing from WestJet, still showing as a-ok in the app. I guess they'll tell me at some point...
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Old Mar 7, 22, 6:31 pm
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While we're at it, does WS512 (YLW-YYZ direct) actually exist in late May? Can't find it on the WestJet site or app, but flightmapper says:

Thu,Fri,Sun 11:30 Kelowna (YLW) 18:43 Lester B. Pearson, Toronto (YYZ) 3
WS 512 Non-stop Boeing 737-700 (73W) 4:13 Effective 2022-05-26 through 2022-06-02
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Old Mar 7, 22, 9:05 pm
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Originally Posted by mxqisit
While we're at it, does WS512 (YLW-YYZ direct) actually exist in late May? Can't find it on the WestJet site or app, but flightmapper says:
I checked from mid-May until the first week of Jun, the flight is listed as available every day for standby travel, but not for confirmed ticket purchase on Fri, Sun, Mon (i.e. 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 May), but available all other days and each day for Jun.

Not sure if this means they may be looking at changes, whether there is a glitch in posted flights, or another reason.
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Old Mar 11, 22, 10:24 pm
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This secret cancellation syndrome is not customer friendly. I discovered a YYJ-YEG sector in May is cancelled but not showing as such. Thankfully I bought a back up on AC for my YUL flight as otherwise I might be up the creek at this point, or at least paying 2 or 3 times as much!
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Old Apr 5, 22, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by aerobod
I checked from mid-May until the first week of Jun, the flight is listed as available every day for standby travel, but not for confirmed ticket purchase on Fri, Sun, Mon (i.e. 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30 May), but available all other days and each day for Jun.

Not sure if this means they may be looking at changes, whether there is a glitch in posted flights, or another reason.
Thanks for this. I booked the direct flight for May 28th when it was showing but have since been notified that it's now changed to a connection in YYC and once again no direct flights are showing on the schedule. Bummer.
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Old Apr 7, 22, 10:10 pm
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More bait and switchÖ.
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