Jan 24, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT
The Vancouver Canucks will be traveling with a new air carrier when they depart on their three-game road trip to California, which starts Friday in Anaheim.
The team’s change in carriers comes after their old charter service – Air Canada’s “Jetz” – spent the NHL lockout refitting a number of its first-class planes for regular travelers, not professional athletes who demand plenty of leg room, cushy seats, and — well, since we’ve never flown that way, we can only presume a couple of those chocolate fountains.
The Canucks will now use Flair Air (
Woooooo!) a service out of Kelowna, British Columbia.
No word if other NHL teams will follow the Canucks’ lead.
Assistant general manager Laurence Gilman told the Vancouver Sun that all seven Canadian teams, plus a handful of American clubs, had been using Jetz.
- Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million 22
- Benning calls Sutter a ‘foundation piece’ for Canucks 21
- Here’s a chart that shows which teams have been good/bad at drafting 33
- Penguins sign Fehr to three-year, $6 million contract 20
- Trade: Penguins send Sutter to Canucks for Bonino, Clendening 53
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 58
- Wilson signs with Preds, leaving just four arbitration cases to go 5
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million 62
- Deal with the Devils: New Jersey re-signs Larsson to six-year contract 14
- Stepan seeks $7.25M in arbitration, Rangers counter at $5.2M 24
- Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions? (138)
- He’s baaaaaack: Leafs pull a stunner, hire Lamoriello as GM (Updated) (84)
- Bettman says NHL would have to ‘consider’ putting Quebec City in the Western Conference (67)
- Rangers sign Stepan — six years, $39 million (62)
- NBC Sports to broadcast 105 NHL games in 2015-16 (58)