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Experience of flying to Canada during Covid

Old Aug 3rd 2020, 4:23 pm
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I flew between Halifax and Boston regularly before Covid and honestly the US Border is unfriendlier, on a regular day. I dont have an issue with it, its a border, I think its meant to be strict and follow a policy. No biggie.
Oh definitely. The last long haul trip I made was to DC last year on business and I would say that experience was more of a hassle than my last flight to Canada and my last flight to Canada was my landing trip.
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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 5:23 pm
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We’ve had two recent extremely positive experiences with the CBSA recently - one processing our form on return at Pearson, then again two weeks later to get the forms stamped etc to allow our items to be delivered. Both very pleasant and efficient. Won’t hear a word against them - at present anyway.
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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 7:03 pm
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Toronto to London June 2020 - This is not at boarding it's mid flight!



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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 7:13 pm
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Toronto to London June 2020 - This is not at boarding it's mid flight!

Well it looks quite spacious and comfy at least. I don't know for how long they can continue to run flights with those passenger numbers though.
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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 7:14 pm
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you reckon renting a motor is a stretch or does that fit with private transport?
no need to prove booking at air bnb then?

cbsa have always been thorough with me, it is only because I usually have a lot riding on there answer it can feel intimidating.

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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 7:15 pm
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you reckon renting a motor is a stretch or does that fit with private transport?
no need to prove booking at air bnb then?
You can rent a car if you like. You don't need to take private transportation, you can use any method you like as long as you can prove you're not going in a roundabout way.
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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 7:18 pm
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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 7:19 pm
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Well it looks quite spacious and comfy at least. I don't know for how long they can continue to run flights with those passenger numbers though.
I suspect not very long :-(
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Old Aug 3rd 2020, 8:01 pm
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I suspect not very long :-(
It's a real shame. I think some of them are making additional revenue from flying surplus airfreight but the longer this goes on, the more people risk being put out of a job.
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Default Re: Experience of flying to Canada during Covid

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It's a real shame. I think some of them are making additional revenue from flying surplus airfreight but the longer this goes on, the more people risk being put out of a job.
Even without travel restrictions people may not fly, Americans have no restrictions domestically, but are not flocking to fly. August 2 2020, 799,861 passengers processed through TSA check points. (this includes crews and employees who process through the check point as well.) same day in 2019 2,688,640 so while passenger traffic is up since March, its far below normal.


Anyhow for Air Canada, they have indeed seen a large jump in cargo revenue, and in the 2nd quarter cargo revenue exceeded passenger revenue, first time its ever happened, but nowhere near enough to cover all the loses from falling passenger revenue, so they still took a huge loss.

2nd quarter they burned roughly 19 million dollars per day, total quarterly loss was 1.75 billion.

Passenger revenue down 95%, total revenue down 89% despite the doubling of cargo revenue.

Air Canada has laid off 20,000 some odd employees of their pre-COVID head count of 38,000 employees.

Permanently retired almost 30% of their fleet.

Total seat capacity has been reduced 92% compared to 2019.

Serving about 50% less destinations vs 2019 peak summer season.

Passenger revenue fell to 207 million, but cargo revenue doubled to 269 million.

Air Canada was only expected by analysts to lose 1 billion, so their actual loss is considerably higher then expected.

Air Canada currently has access to $9.12 billion in cash after being able to raise $5 billion in March in new equity, debt, and aircraft financing.

Air Canada doesn't expect to get to 2019 levels until at least 3 to 4 years from now, possibly longer.

Cancelling 737 MAX and A220 order may occur if needed.










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Toronto to London June 2020 - This is not at boarding it's mid flight!

We flew from Hong Kong to Vancouver in March. 300 seat aircraft.... 30 passengers.
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Old Aug 4th 2020, 9:50 pm
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Sorry guys I forgot to ask, were there any additional limitations on hand luggage or could you just proceed as normal and take portable devices, books etc in a carry on bag?
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Old Aug 5th 2020, 2:47 am
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Sorry guys I forgot to ask, were there any additional limitations on hand luggage or could you just proceed as normal and take portable devices, books etc in a carry on bag?
No additional restrictions on luggage.
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Old Aug 5th 2020, 7:41 am
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No additional restrictions on luggage.
Great, thanks Crofty.
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