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Old 04-20-2017, 03:10 PM   #1401
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westjet is actually overhauling their food supply this year in order to have a better selection of snacks and food on their flights. With the new Max planes they will also be offering hot food items and the 737-800 planes will be adding ovens so that hot food can be served on those flights as well. The food will be a huge improvement.
I'm guessing the cost of food will be going up accordingly? I had to chuckle when I saw what the Plus passengers got for their complementary food and it was pretty mediocre. I hope they got lots of free alcohol for that price.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:14 PM   #1402
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I'm guessing the cost of food will be going up accordingly? I had to chuckle when I saw what the Plus passengers got for their complementary food and it was pretty mediocre. I hope they got lots of free alcohol for that price.
Last time I flew to Vegas the wife and I were in Plus. I had 3 beer (6 pm flight so landing that hitting the strip), when I asked for a 4th they refused to serve me and told me 3 beers was enough for a 2.5 hour flight. So alcohol is free, to a point......
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:22 PM   #1403
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Last time I flew to Vegas the wife and I were in Plus. I had 3 beer (6 pm flight so landing that hitting the strip), when I asked for a 4th they refused to serve me and told me 3 beers was enough for a 2.5 hour flight. So alcohol is free, to a point......
I have been on the exact flight before, landing in vegas in the evening and it is 100% at the discretion of your flight attendant. When we flew plus, our entire row shut down the bar and the attendant had to make a last call because there was only a few mini bottles of gin left. Best flight ever. He even held passengers waiting to use the washroom behind row 4.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #1404
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I have been on the exact flight before, landing in vegas in the evening and it is 100% at the discretion of your flight attendant. When we flew plus, our entire row shut down the bar and the attendant had to make a last call because there was only a few mini bottles of gin left. Best flight ever. He even held passengers waiting to use the washroom behind row 4.
How can it be up to the flight attendant as to how many beers I can have that is supposed to be part of the Plus experience? I can see if I was drunk or getting tipsy but I'm a large man that can drink like a fish, 3 beers doesn't even register. The flight attendant was reading her magazine in the seat by the door when I asked though, it would have required to get her ass out of the seat. In my mind this was a pure cost/laziness decisions, not a "You've had too much" decision.

I wish I had got your flight attendant! Hopefully next time.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:32 PM   #1405
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Last time I flew to Vegas the wife and I were in Plus. I had 3 beer (6 pm flight so landing that hitting the strip), when I asked for a 4th they refused to serve me and told me 3 beers was enough for a 2.5 hour flight. So alcohol is free, to a point......
I've done Halifax to Ottawa in Business Class which was an operational upgrade (which I'm fairly certain the flight attendant would have known) and I think the most crusty he was, was when my glass was empty. I think I had 4 beer between the time the seatbelt sign went off after takeoff, and before it went back on for landing. I didn't ask for any above the first one, but I certainly wasn't going to say no.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:36 PM   #1406
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I've done Halifax to Ottawa in Business Class which was an operational upgrade (which I'm fairly certain the flight attendant would have known) and I think the most crusty he was, was when my glass was empty. I think I had 4 beer between the time the seatbelt sign went off after takeoff, and before it went back on for landing. I didn't ask for any above the first one, but I certainly wasn't going to say no.
I fly first class to Seattle quite a bit from Calgary (it's literally like $80 dollars more and like $30 when you factor in you don't have to check your bag). The Delta flight attendants go out of their way to serve you booze. I usually take a 7 am flight (doing it again in June for the Jays), and they are just ramming drinks down your throat the whole flight.

The last flight (November for Seahawks game) I asked for a Rum and Coke to which my wife rolled her eyes and told him not to serve me, to which he responses "It's 5 pm somewhere" and got me not one, but two rum and cokes.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:00 PM   #1407
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Last time I flew to Vegas the wife and I were in Plus. I had 3 beer (6 pm flight so landing that hitting the strip), when I asked for a 4th they refused to serve me and told me 3 beers was enough for a 2.5 hour flight. So alcohol is free, to a point......
Were you #### faced?

I've been very drunk on flights before and have never been cut off. One time there was 3 of us flying to Vegas and me and my buddy were in the back and our other friend got screwed and was sitting alone in the front. All flight me and buddy were drinking scotch and coke after scotch and coke until they were out of scotch and when we got off the plane our buddy who was sitting alone was complaining that someone drank all the scotch. Hah whoops.

Only time I've ever got crap from a flight attendant was on the Polish Airline LOT. I got crap for drinking the beer I bought at the gate while on the flight but then the flight attendant came back after with two more beers for me to try, and it was a short flight from Krakow to Warsaw. That was the best.

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Old 04-20-2017, 04:19 PM   #1408
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Were you #### faced?

I've been very drunk on flights before and have never been cut off. One time there was 3 of us flying to Vegas and me and my buddy were in the back and our other friend got screwed and was sitting alone in the front. All flight me and buddy were drinking scotch and coke after scotch and coke until they were out of scotch and when we got off the plane our buddy who was sitting alone was complaining that someone drank all the scotch. Hah whoops.

Only time I've ever got crap from a flight attendant was on the Polish Airline LOT. I got crap for drinking the beer I bought at the gate while on the flight but then the flight attendant came back after with two more beers for me to try, and it was a short flight from Krakow to Warsaw. That was the best.
Not in the slightest. I would show zero signed of intoxication until about can of beer # 6 or 7, and that's just signs, not ####faced.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:07 PM   #1409
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Not a fan on this move.

A lot of comments online seem to be people who think they are getting a lower price, but the same service. I think they will be unpleasantly surprised to realize all the things you pay extra for.

To me, it doesn't make sense somewhere like Calgary. I can see the appeal in Europe, where places are close together and you could fly to another city for a day trip. If you are bringing anything more than a purse, you are not going to get the low price.

I just hope this carrier doesn't take over any of the routes I want to take.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:36 PM   #1410
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Not a fan on this move.

A lot of comments online seem to be people who think they are getting a lower price, but the same service. I think they will be unpleasantly surprised to realize all the things you pay extra for.

To me, it doesn't make sense somewhere like Calgary. I can see the appeal in Europe, where places are close together and you could fly to another city for a day trip. If you are bringing anything more than a purse, you are not going to get the low price.

I just hope this carrier doesn't take over any of the routes I want to take.
Will it even change the cost of the flight that much? Most of the cost of flying in Canada is taxes, and those won't change. Is saving $50 really worth being miserable for 2 hours? Maybe to some, but not to me.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:35 PM   #1411
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Will it even change the cost of the flight that much? Most of the cost of flying in Canada is taxes, and those won't change. Is saving $50 really worth being miserable for 2 hours? Maybe to some, but not to me.
Probably not. You will get a slight discount and a worse experience.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:49 AM   #1412
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I just went thru the worst security line I've seen in a while. Got there and only about 10 people in the regular line and probably another 10 at one of the three lines for X-ray. Went right to the front with my nexus but it didn't matter. It took about 30-35 minutes just to clear the line up they were feeding the nexus passengers into. Other lines had a smimilar delay. By the time I got thru the security line had about grown by about tenfold.

No reason for the delay either. It was just the slowest catsa crew ever, specifically the slow as hell people doing the carry on scanning.

Thankfully I was early enough it didn't delay me but the nexus guy in front of me, who was obviously not from Calgary and a frequent traveller, remarked what a joke our airport was.

I travel a lot and every single one of my trips starts off as a bad day because of the dumbass airport. I'm from Calgary and I bitch and moan about what a joke the airport was. Maybe you and I had a missed connection haha.
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