Would you trust Primera Air?
Reason: Title edit
May 1st, 2018 2:34 pm
May 1st, 2018 3:23 pm
May 1st, 2018 4:11 pm
So you didn't read reviews BEFORE handing over your money? *SMH*
May 1st, 2018 4:48 pm
EastGTARedFlagger wrote: ↑May 1st, 2018 4:11 pmSo you didn't read reviews BEFORE handing over your money? *SMH*
There's no excuse for that nowadays, the Internet is your friend. I would never spend serious money on anything (hotel, airline, high-end restaurant meal) without researching first. Which is why I don't have much sympathy when I hear horror stories in the news about joke air, trashcan, and the rest of them. A few minutes on Google, Yelp, TripAdvisor could have saved you. Isn't your time and money worth that effort to make sure you aren't walking into a shitshow?
The rest of my answer would be identical to @PointsHubby so no point repeating the same things.
May 1st, 2018 4:49 pm
PointsHubby wrote: ↑May 1st, 2018 3:23 pmI did a bit of Googling...
Right now Primera has a good safety record. So that would not deter me.
Although they are a relatively NEW player in the industry
My worries would be that they currently only have a few planes
Although they seem to be buying quite a lot more this year & next
Just a few planes, means they don’t get much clout at the Airports
Or have a great back up plan when things go off the rails with scheduling
(Weather / Equipment issues)
For these reasons alone, I stay away from the Discount / Charter industry
Cause I want my flights to go as smooth as possible... not end up stranded waiting for a plane somewhere
When everyone else is flying away in front of me
For me... that will FOREVER be worth the extra money to fly with a BIG Brand name airline
Cause IMO, you get what you pay for
I would also be somewhat concerned about a new airline that expands TOO QUICKLY
Cause doing so means they could get spread too thin, or make risky decisions just in the name of expansion
Primera’s facebook page... seems to show them growing their markets a lot this Summer
As for reviews, not sure where you are looking
But I did find this decent one
May 1st, 2018 5:15 pm
May 1st, 2018 5:40 pm
I couldn't agree more. For all the hate Air Canada (and especially Rouge) gets on RFD you'd think they flew you in Hercules C-130s (and you sit on the floor) and dropped you off via parachutes, (after spending the flight being tortured by 60-year-old dominatrices brandishing whips and chains...) while somehow joke air and trashcan economy are like flying Emirates A380 first class (the poster I'm referring to knows who he is). The hate for AC and the American biggies is tiresome and pointless.PointsHubby wrote: ↑May 1st, 2018 5:15 pmAir Canada, WestJet, American Airlines, United... or any of the well known Europeans are not perfect, but I pretty much know what to expect, and am delivered that experience... no more, no less, the majority of the time
That’s what I appreciate. No crazy surprises. So I arrive where I am headed with the least amount of disturbance to my routine / expectations
May 1st, 2018 7:03 pm
May 3rd, 2018 10:57 pm
Oct 1st, 2018 3:06 pm
Oct 1st, 2018 7:40 pm
Oct 1st, 2018 7:55 pm
Looks like you and I both called this game before it was even played...
Oct 1st, 2018 8:00 pm
Oct 1st, 2018 8:05 pm
Oct 1st, 2018 8:57 pm
Did you also get burned by Canada 3000 and JetsGo ? Hopefully you learned your lesson and won't trust your time and money with joke airlines.Shadow Rider wrote: ↑Oct 1st, 2018 8:05 pmThey still owe me for a flight in June London to Toronto. Haven't received compensation since. Anyone else in a similar boat? Ideas for how we might be able to get some money back? Some credit cards have insurance for airline insolvency, but in this case the airline was technically solvent in June, not sure how this will work.