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6 Things to Know About California Pacific Airlines

Oct. 5, 2018
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California Pacific is a new airline that started in the spring of 2018 in the west and is now expanding service over the next few months. It will start flying out of Carlsbad, California, in November 2018. It currently operates daily service out of Denver.

When it began: While the airline officially launches Nov. 1, it began in March when the company took over existing airline Aerodynamics. Buying another airline can speed up the process of FAA approval.

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The routes: The airline will be based out of Carlsbad and will start service to San Jose and Reno on Nov. 1. On Nov. 15, it will start flying to Las Vegas and Phoenix. Currently, service is offered to South Dakota from Denver.

Is there a mileage program? Not yet. However, they are working on partnerships with other airlines. Airline partnership can increase both routes and mileage access. The other way you can use loyalty points is if you have travel rewards that can be used on sites such as Expedia or Travelocity when flights begin to be available on other platforms.

How to book flights: Currently, flights are only available on California Pacific’s website. In the next few weeks, flights will be added on online platforms such as Expedia and Travelocity. If you want to book for the the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays, you’re advised to book directly on the site rather than waiting.

Checked bag charges: The first two checked bags are free.

Change fees: For nonrefundable fares, change fees are $50.

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