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May 19th, 2004, 09:19 AM
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Is it better to take the floatplane from Seattle to Victoria or from Victoria to Vancouver? preference for westcoast air vs. kenmore air?
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May 19th, 2004, 03:28 PM
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Although I like one route as much as the other, I suppose one could argue for Seattle because ferries run more frequently between Victoria and the BC mainland. That said, I like West Coast and Harbour Air better than Kenmore. They (West Coast and Harbour Air) seem more old-time informal, like dealing with a small business compared to a corporation. One our one and only Kenmore flight, two minor incidents didn't impress me. 1. Since we had a three hour wait in Seattle, we wanted to go out for a bite to eat. They wouldn't keep our luggage behind the counter but told us to leave it "over there by the fireplace" on the other side of the room. They said it would be safe there, but the sign on the door also says they are not responsible for your belongings. 2. A pilot breezed through, turned on the tv set and then left us to listen to the racket of a football game for the rest of our wait. So much for enjoying the relatively tranquil setting after a long day of travelling. The flight itself was one of the smoothest I've ever been on.

I haven't taken West Coast and Harbour Air often enough to pick a favourite. I liked both. The last time we took Harbour Air, they gave us a voucher for a snack and coffee while we waited. After the flight, the pilot actually took my husband's luggage up the ramp for him. That doesn't happen all the time but is indicative of the kind of friendly outfits they are. Me, I would take Harbour Air or West Coast Air over Kenmore any day.
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