Changes to flights

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Thursday, January 06, 2022, 20:21 (12 days ago)

There was something on here this morning about Air Canada canceling flights, but that was from last year, so I guess it got nuked.
However, on this evenings news, I heard Air Canada is canceling some sun destination flights from Jan 24- April. It didn't say which flights, but said another airline is canceling too.
I will try to verify this news and report back. Thought I would mention it so that some of you can check your flights.
Oh, Air Canada said they would make sure anyone who was already in the sun would get home ok.

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Changes to flights

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, January 06, 2022, 20:38 (12 days ago) @ islandgirl

There was something on here this morning about Air Canada canceling flights, but that was from last year, so I guess it got nuked.
However, on this evenings news, I heard Air Canada is canceling some sun destination flights from Jan 24- April. It didn't say which flights, but said another airline is canceling too.
I will try to verify this news and report back. Thought I would mention it so that some of you can check your flights.
Oh, Air Canada said they would make sure anyone who was already in the sun would get home ok.

It got 86ed because it was false and unnecessarily alarming info. Let's try not to repeat the mistake, please. There have already been cancellations based on misinformation.

Changes to flights

by hamish, Thursday, January 06, 2022, 22:09 (12 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It is quite difficult to figure it out from AC website. However, Zihuataneo/Ixtapa are not listed as places being cancelled.

Changes to flights

by Toby@Zihua @, Thursday, January 06, 2022, 22:41 (12 days ago) @ hamish

Mexico is effectively NOT listed.
https://vacations.aircanada.com/en/travel-advisories

A friend who lives in Martinique was told today by his friend (sounds fishy I know… ) who works for Air Canada that flights to Fort de France would also be suspended, but it’s not listed on the travel advisories web page.
Weird enough, my father’s flight from Montreal to Zihua end of January is cancelled, as well as my spouse flight from Zihua to Montreal in February, but Air Canada still sends promotions for deals flying South…
I’d guess flights to the most popular destinations such as Cancún and PV might be maintained, but smaller ones such as Zihua might be dropped for a while ?

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Thursday, January 06, 2022, 20:58 (12 days ago) @ islandgirl

"Air Canada announced Wednesday it will suspend some flights to sunny destinations, from Jan. 24 to April 30, due to the pandemic.

On its website, the carrier says the suspended destinations include Antigua, Aruba, Samana, Curacao, Exuma, Grenada, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Havana, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Martin/Sint Maarten and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Air Canada explains that to avoid Canadians being stranded abroad, it plans to "operate several one-way commercial flights from the affected destinations to bring people back to Canada."

The company says it will provide a full refund to travellers affected by the temporary suspension of these flights."

In the big picture, the numbers affected for those destinations are very small. None of the more popular destinations have been canceled so far. AC, like WestJet and other airlines, is suffering from a staff shortage due to some of it's staff testing positive and/or being close contacts and having to quarantine. So for them, it is also being able to shuffle staff to their busier routes. WestJet already announced they are canceling 15% of their flights until the end of the month. I expect to see this number rise as more staff calls in sick. Experts are now saying worst-case scenario is another 3-5 weeks before Omicron drops in number enough for us to see serious improvements in day to day life and especially for hospital numbers. Best case is still another 2-3 weeks...

Changes to flights - update

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Friday, January 07, 2022, 00:03 (12 days ago) @ islandgirl

What I have found out so far, is that Canadian airlines are struggling with staff shortages due to absenteeism. No mention of flights to Mexico - hooray!
This was on CTV News today:

"Air Canada said in a flight advisory Wednesday it is suspending flights to at least 14 Caribbean destinations "in light of the current pandemic context," effective Jan. 24 through April 30.
The Montreal-based company cancelled 11 per cent of all flights Thursday and 10 per cent Wednesday -- 87 trips in total, according to tracking service FlightAware.
Air Canada Rouge called off 14 per cent of its flights Wednesday. And regional carrier Jazz Aviation, which partners with Air Canada, cancelled 16 per cent and 14 per cent Wednesday and Thursday respectively, or 155 flights in all.
Air Canada said all travellers impacted by the Caribbean route suspensions will receive a full refund."

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by Grumpy in Lake Cowichan @, Vancouver Island B.C Canada, Sunday, January 09, 2022, 08:24 (10 days ago) @ islandgirl

Thanks Island Girl…… you might have to wait awhile for your vanilla if our flight gets cancelled………from the sounds of things back home………. I think we are in the best place possible!