Post by Northern Exploration on Jun 3, 2008 18:08:56 GMT -8
Similar to airline booking sites, it should give you a range of sailings. What the airlines do now is give you a range of fares. I could see some late ferries that aren't as busy get Coastal Saver fares in the future. If you are leaving TSW they could easily give you the option of traveling to Duke for a lower fare freeing space on the TSW run. This would be possible with this feature.
In signing up you are authorizing BCFerries to keep a record of your trips and interests. They really don't care about you as an individual but his gives them more information to begin to track travel better. Statistics can then be built on the purchase patterns through the website.
They ask the purpose of your trip to just build more information on people using the system.
Queen of Prince Rupert at Bear Cove - Thankyou for your years of service
Post by ferrytraveller on Jun 16, 2008 12:19:33 GMT -8
just thought i would let everyone know, i saw a presentation by BCFS, that outlined their retirement plan of vessels starting in 2003. ITs really neat and has some big surprises that i'm sure no one here would have guessed. I can't post or share it, but PM me if you like.
This initial plan that you quote, WRT a 5th Rte-1 vessel, was that PRE-9/11? I know that with current fuel prices, the demand for vehicle ferries won't be as great as anticipated by any stretch of the imagination, and also that the tourism sector is taking a heck of a pounding.
What the current fuel prices WILL do, however, is make a pax-only service more attractive to frequent travellers and tourists, as long as there are connections on each end.
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I am registered on the email notification network for BCFS. However, I have not received any service notice notifications since July 24, even though there definitely have been some, like the SoBC being pulled out of service for its final round trip today.
Has anybody else experienced this sudden elimination of receiving notices via email? I'll be writing BCFS to see what's up.
This will probably answer your question...This showed up in my Email on July 24th.
We are pleased to announce the release of our enhanced BC Ferries website at www.bcferries.com. In addition to the fresh look, there's a new 'MyBCFerries' Customer Account feature letting you choose routes for which you would like to receive service-related updates by email.
It's as easy as going online, signing up and selecting routes of particular interest to you and your family or business.
BC Ferries is committed to our customers and will support the old email notification system for a period of 90 days. After that, mailings from the old system will be discontinued.
To sign up for a new MyBCFerries account just click on the link below or cut and paste it into your web browser.
If you would like to unsubscribe, you can wait 90 days for your account to expire. To unsubscribe immediately, go to our Web Feedback Form at www.bcferries.com/contact_us/feedback.php, enter your email address and write 'Unsubscribe' in the comments field. Your subscription will be deactivated within 14 days of receipt.
Please do not use the 'Reply' function to respond to this email. To provide feedback or submit an inquiry, use the above-mentioned Web Feedback Form.
Thank you for your interest in BC Ferries. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
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The new BC Ferries Travel Centre allows you to what ships will be on what routes, and thanks to AJAX, it loads quickly to changing routes/dates to see what ships will be on what routes when. Vancouver and Saanich seem to be around through end of December.