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WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

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WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

The Orange County Register reported yesterday that WestJet (a low priced Canadian airline) will start to service the John Wayne Airport from both Vancouver and Calgary later this year with daily service, Fares will statrt at $99 each way.

Vancouver service will start on May 2nd, 2011, and Calgary service will start on June 13th. One flight a day and both will use Boeing 737's.

FYI, US Customs will be handled at the Canadian airport, so no need for customs facilities in Santa Ana. (This is common practice, as it is easier and cheaper to staff just a few main Canadian Airports than a much large amount of US Airports that fly to Canada).

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1. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

Cool!

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2. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

We flew West Jet Vancouver to LAX in Sept. We were very pleased with West Jet so this is great news!

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haha... jenniferrealtor, you have NO idea how great this news is for those of us living "up north" ..... I for one am loving it!

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Hmm, should be great news to Canucks and Flames fans too who wants to come to Anaheim :p

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That is great news! We love Southern California, and especially love Disneyland, but hate LAX so much that we actually prefer to fly all the way to San Diego from Vancouver and rent a car to drive back to Anaheim. Flying into John Wayne from Vancouver will be so convenient. And at $99 each way, well, that is amazing!

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6. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

About 15 years ago, Alaska Airlines flew YVR-SNA, but the route was dropped during the post 9/11 cutbacks. Last year Air Canada started flying YYZ-SNA; problem was they had ZERO advertising. Most people here in Orange County had no idea there were flights to Toronto. AC stopped service as quietly as they started it.

FYI, they are expanding SNA and it will include a Customs facility; however I think for the WestJet flights they will still do pre-clearance in Canada.

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7. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

I believe all flights leaving the major Canadian airports for the US have customs and immigration in the Canadian airport. After our cruise our group heading to 5 different US airports all did so in Vancouver.

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8. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

Thanks, Darkbeer. That is good news for us.

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9. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

GOOD NEWS! According to the web site, West Jet will also start direct flights from SNA to Victoria Canada June 13. Both the Vancouver and Victoria flights will be "seasonal." I suppose that means summer season.

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10. Re: WestJet to offer service to SNA from Vancouver and Calgary

Pretty sure what WestJet is saying is they will fly from Victoria (YYJ) to Calgary (YYC) in Canada, and then go to John Wayne/Orange County/Santa Ana Airport (SNA), with customs handled at the Calgary Airport. Not sure if it is the same plane, or a transfer. I presume a transfer due to US Customs checks.

Here is a link to the actual Press Release from WestJet.

westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php…