October 14 Update: WestJet cuts majority of Atlantic Canada flights, American AAdvantage lowers elite qualifying requirements & Air Canada’s U.S. flight schedule for November


Some unwelcome news from WestJet today as they have
announced that they pulling the majority of their flights from Atlantic
Canada. Granted this should have been expected with the Maritimes bubble
that prevented most Canadians from travelling to the region. The only
city that WestJet will operate to now is Halifax. (Source WestJet)

WestJet announced it will be indefinitely
suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown
while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s. The
suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 percent
of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting November 2.

  • Elimination of more than 100 weekly flights or almost 80 percent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region.
  • Temporary closure and service to four Atlantic stations (Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton and Sydney).
  • Halifax seat capacity will be reduced by 70 per cent year over year.
  • The Atlantic provinces will retain three routes Halifax-Toronto, Halifax-Calgary and St. John’s-Halifax.
  • Service between Halifax and Toronto will operate with 14 weekly flights.
  • Service between Halifax and St. John’s will remain with 11 weekly flights.
  • Service between Halifax and Calgary will remain with nine weekly flights.

 American AAdvantage unveiled some welcome news for
their members today by offering extra status qualifying time, lowering
of miles and spend requirements to earn status, additional reward for
Platinum members and more. (Source American Airlines)

  • AAdvantage® members will get a head start on earning elite status
    for 2021 with an extra three months to earn towards elite

  • Members who use AAdvantage credit cards have an additional path to status.

  • Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members rewarded for their loyalty with a new rewards menu.

  • Elite members now enjoy benefits when traveling on a Basic Economy fare.

Here are the AAdvantage 2021 Tier Requirements:


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Airline Schedule Updates

A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other
sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change
and right now they are changing frequently!

Air Canada has updated their planned Canada-US flight schedule for November. Service is still limited to three Canadian cities (Source RoutesOnline)

Montreal – Boston 5 weekly Embraer E175

Montreal – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily Embraer E175

Montreal – Newark 2 daily Embraer E175

Montreal – New York LaGuardia 1 daily Embraer E175

Montreal – Orlando 1 daily A320

Toronto – Boston 1 daily Embraer E175

Toronto – Chicago O’Hare 2 daily Embraer E175

Toronto – Fort Lauderdale 2 daily A319/320/321 (including rouge aircraft)

Toronto – Fort Myers 5 weekly A321

Toronto – Las Vegas 2 weekly A320/321

Toronto – Los Angeles 3 weekly 787-8

Toronto – Miami 3 weekly A321

Toronto – Newark 3 daily Embraer E175

Toronto – New York LaGuardia 2 daily Embraer E175

Toronto – Orlando 1 daily rouge A319/321

Toronto – Phoenix 2 weekly A319/320

Toronto – Tampa 2 weekly A321

Toronto – Washington Dulles 1 daily Embraer E175

Toronto – Washington Reagan 1 daily CRJ200

Vancouver – Las Vegas 3 weekly A320

Vancouver – Los Angeles 1 daily A321

Vancouver – Portland OR 1 daily Dash8-Q400

Vancouver – Phoenix 1 daily CRJ900

Vancouver – San Francisco 1 daily A320

Vancouver – Seattle 1 daily Dash8-Q400

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