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New Leaf Airlines (Canada's new low cost airline)

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Raptor, Jan 7, 2016.

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  1. Raptor

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    Hopefully we see some flights to vegas!
     
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    I agree another option from Canada to Vegas would be great...major issue is Air Canada (who I detest) and WestJet (who I adore) may try to blow them out of the water before they can become established. I just purchased a new little bag from Costco that fits under the seat in front of you, so I am ready to go...
     
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    Reminds me of Canada 3000.... Anyone remember them?
     
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    Hamilton to Las Vegas would be awesome if they have a nice cheap flight!
     
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    Westjet briefly tried this @ 4-5 years ago. They had a big splash but it fizzled quickly within a few months
     
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    I knew westjet did flights from Kitchener to vegas but every time I looked them up they would be like $200 more then just flying out of Toronto. (For $200 I can drive the 45 min)
     
  8. Raptor

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    Yes they were doing ok as a charter airline but 9/11 sunk them. Jetzgo tried what New Leaf is doing but only lasted 4 years. Hopefully New Leaf is much stronger, WestJet and Air Canada's flight prices are beyond ridiculous so this is great timing.
     
  9. Raptor

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    It won't be easy and they know that but here's hoping it does work out. Canadians deserve a low cost airline, we pay far too much to WJ and AC.
     
  10. Raptor

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    I just read that Hamilton to Vegas is part of the future plans...that would be amazing.
     
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    I'm hoping this works out too. The cheap flights to Halifax are great for me to visit family and a cheap Vegas option would be awesome!
     
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    Good luck to them. Once you factor in taxes and service charges (Air Canada is still charging a $50 fuel surcharge, really?), it never seems to be that cheap.
    I'd welcome flying out of Hamilton (live in Toronto) if the offered service to somewhere I actually want to go. Vegas would be great.
    I'm going to Las Vegas in 12 days (not that I'm counting) and am flying out of Buffalo.
    I had enough Aeroplan points left for a one way trip. I couldn't find anything out of Toronto that worked for my schedule.
    While I don't have a direct flight to Vegas, the taxes and fees were only $7.40. If I flew out of Toronto you know they would have been at least $75 for my free ticket.
    I got a return direct flight back to Buffalo on Southwest for $211. I also booked a couple of months ago before the dollar totally tanked.
    My point is that if I'm prepared to drive to Buffalo, Hamilton is way better if the deals are there.
     
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    The taxes on flights in Canada are just ridiculous. New Leaf says they will be saving by only flying in and out of the smaller 2 tier airports. I'm surprised that Vegas has been mentioned though, I would not think that is a 2 tier airport.
     
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    they just had there flights put on hold until they work things out with transport canada
     
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    I think the airport tax is reasonable in Vegas. The flights I book with Westjet YYC-LAS the return leg is always 50 dollars cheaper.
     
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    Not a good start, I was really hoping they would get off to a smooth start but this is a very bad start. I won't be surprised now if they never make it off the ground. I'm so sick and tired of the flights costing a small fortune in Canada.
     
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    I think just putting fights on hold is a big thing. No flights = no business. They're also issuing refunds so there's that too. That's actually worse since they're incurring processing fees and such for doing that now to.
     
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    A refund doesn't help if you'd booked your flight and have now missed the sales the other carriers had. I know someone that lost out because of this. Bad PR.

    I checked out one route. Only two days a week and the hours were terrible.

    Still, I hope they get their operation going to give the big guys some competition.
     
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