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Crowd-sourcing flights from YVR to Tofino try to fill seats with $208 fare

Last Updated Apr 5, 2016 at 8:34 pm PST

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(VANCOUVER) NEWS 1130 — This would be one of the few times you hope your flight is packed.

Jump On Flyaways is putting together a couple crowd sourcing trips from Vancouver to Tofino for May long weekend and the following May 26th weekend, for the Canadian Surf Championships.

The deal goes for a little over $200 per seat.

There is a catch however; the flights need to fill to about 80 per cent capacity before they get the official go-ahead.

CEO Roger Jewett says because there is a risk that the flights might not go, they have full disclosure on their website.

“You can see exactly how many seats are booked. The booking process is kind of like reserving a rental car or hotel room, you provide your credit card number but we don’t charge it until we call the flight a go,” Jewett says.

The $238 price listed on the company’s website is discounted by $30 for the first six people to use the promo code ‘Jump30’.

Last year the company did a similar flight exchange between Vancouver and Calgary.