West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

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West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

#1 Post by flyinhigh » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

#2 Post by montado » Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:46 pm

As expected since Air Canada launched similar product last week. I think they called it Economy Basic. I wonder whats better Basic Economy, or Economy Basic? So hard to be different when ya'll just the same.
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Re: West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

#3 Post by pacman007 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:18 pm

I think this proves that Swoop won't be the 30-40 planes everyone is worried about.
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Re: West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

#4 Post by DropTanks » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:55 pm

Except that the company’s vision is for WJ to be like AC and Swoop to be the Rouge. Yup, nothing to see here. These aren’t the planes you’re looking for. Move along.
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Re: West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

#5 Post by hurtin'albertan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:37 pm

pacman007 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:18 pm
I think this proves that Swoop won't be the 30-40 planes everyone is worried about.
Actually, it proves the opposite. This move is the logical response to the ULCC "threat", not starting an entire new subsidiary and trying to reset labour costs of the front and back end while contracting the rest of the ancillary support out to the parent airline, at what is most likely "mate's rates" (or lower... a la Jetstar/Qantas): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uw7SBLtgIY&app=desktop

WJ mgmt is still saying 30-40 planes at Swoop.
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Re: West jet to launch new low fares, NOT with Swoop

#6 Post by Jimmy2 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:53 pm

Just seems like a stop gap to be honest until Swoop gets up and running.
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