Westjet Cancels More Flights

by ZihuaRx @, Friday, January 08, 2021, 11:34 (10 days ago)

Today Westjet laid off 100's of people and cancelled a lot of flights including their February and March flights to Zihua out of Calgary. Blamed a lot of it on our new regulations by the Most Unethical Justin Trudeau. Just wanted to let you know as wait times on a Westjet call is only about 2 hours right now and you might want to get on the phone. It apears January flights haven't been affected and one is supposed to leave tomorrow. Take care.

Westjet Cancels More Flights

by catlover, Friday, January 08, 2021, 12:09 (10 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

Westjet Cancels More Flights

by D-Loco, Friday, January 08, 2021, 19:01 (10 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

How are the vaccinations going in Canada? Hopefully folks that get vaccinated before traveling will be exempt from this test to return. This is not what Zihua commerce needs right now.

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by Ottawa Joe, Saturday, January 09, 2021, 09:44 (10 days ago) @ D-Loco

There is a simple solution to this if Z and other destinations want tourists to come and spend their $$ there.... They have to set up a special testing site so that people that insist on travelling abroad during this time can get tested and charge a FEE to cover the costs. That way it would be economical for Westjet to fly with full loads, it would be a win win win.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 08:36 (9 days ago) @ Ottawa Joe

Keep in mind that testing an give a false sense of security. You can have Covid and be contagious for a couple of days before the test turns positive.

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by Ottawa Joe, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 10:57 (9 days ago) @ Timmac

Oh yes I have heard that but it is precautionary. I also think that sun destinations should demand one have a valid test before being allowed to fly there why should they accept anything less? Tampa airport has a quick test for $57 and a 48 hour test for $125 that is concidered 90%+ accurate according to a friend who has moved back there he and his wife can do that they have dual passports.

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by Smansmith @, Calgary, AB, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 11:47 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRx
edited by Smansmith, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 11:57

Yeah, WestJet cancelled our December flights on us so no Z in 2020 for us! We are really hoping to get back this year - and hopefully get credits for companion vouchers that are set to expire in April 2021! Regardless, we will get back this year (I assume) and hopefully we can spend our $$ down there...instead of isolation Amazon orders! ;-)

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by The Fez ⌂ @, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 12:10 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

Blamed a lot of it on our new regulations by the Most Unethical Justin Trudeau.

Do you think that the PM came up with this on his own or perhaps under advisement from Dr. Tam? Should we blame the Government of Canada for wanting to slow the spread of Covid especially in light of new variants that are proving to be more transmissible? Are you calling him unethical because of Covid? Or maybe they're trying to make travellers a bit more responsible for their actions (and reduce travel, in general) to drive home the point that people should only travel for essential reasons. You do realize that his approval rating and that of the Liberal Party has risen over the last number of months.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 12:17 (8 days ago) @ The Fez

Yes, I am sure the PM spends all his free time figuring out ways to screw Joe Public over. HA!
RX goes on and on about the PM like a spurned lover whose advances have been rejected. Obsessed perhaps.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, January 11, 2021, 00:23 (8 days ago) @ islandgirl

:megusta:

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by ZihuaRx @, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 15:36 (8 days ago) @ The Fez

"Are you calling him unethical because of Covid"? No, I'm calling him unethical because our Canada's ethics commissioner has twice found him guilty violating the federal ethics rules and he is now under investigation with the WE charity scandal. That's not opinion, that's fact. The main reason for the text was that I am of the "opinion" that testing vacationers (think Cancun) a little over half way through their holiday and then giving them the green light to party, while causing Canadian airlines to lay off over 1,000 people is not the solution. How about immediate testing when you land? From what I have read more people get this in social gatherings than they do travelling. As far that his approval rating has gone up. Whatever...not much one can do about that. Voters get what they deserve. Take care.

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by Ironwood @, Sunday, January 10, 2021, 17:46 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

"Are you calling him unethical because of Covid"? No, I'm calling him unethical because our Canada's ethics commissioner has twice found him guilty violating the federal ethics rules and he is now under investigation with the WE charity scandal. That's not opinion, that's fact. The main reason for the text was that I am of the "opinion" that testing vacationers (think Cancun) a little over half way through their holiday and then giving them the green light to party, while causing Canadian airlines to lay off over 1,000 people is not the solution. How about immediate testing when you land? From what I have read more people get this in social gatherings than they do travelling. As far that his approval rating has gone up. Whatever...not much one can do about that. Voters get what they deserve. Take care.

Oh, thanks for clarifying that Trudeau's ethics have absolutely nothing to do with COVID safety regulations. If you insist on pointing fingers, you might want to consider the labs in Mexico gouging anywhere from $250 - $450 each for a PCR test. If there's anything else that, in one fell swoop, will do more to discourage travel for Canadians to Mexico, I can't think of it.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, January 11, 2021, 00:27 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRx

The reality is, the main reason for these changes and requirements is due to the fact we are trying to stop people from traveling, particularly abroad, so we do not get too many cases of the new variant. Most provinces are already struggling with too many cases and their hospitals having to cancel thousands of surgeries due to the overload, we sure don't need more cases due to travel. As the quick test is very unreliable, only the PCR test is accepted and of course Mexico is trying to keep them for their own citizens first so if you must travel, this is part of the cost of traveling.

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by ZihuaRx @, Monday, January 11, 2021, 06:42 (8 days ago) @ cd69

When you say we CD, who do you mean? If you mean you are the federal government than just ban travel that isn't essential if that's what you want. Don't pretend an airline can operate this way. If you mean you are Westjet, you sure don't sound like the representative I heard on national radio yesterday who said they were blind sided by this. Next to no one is getting this by travel by plane. If you are going to let people travel why not charge for tests when people arrive in Canada as opposed to people going out and partying for 3 days after they get it in Mexico. I have a great fake Harley Davidson tshirt from Zihua. How long do you think it will take for fake documents? All the best and I sure hope that the shut down in mb starts working for you guys.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, January 11, 2021, 00:22 (8 days ago) @ The Fez

:megusta: