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  1. This is about the most touching tribute to a pet I've ever heard... find a quiet place to watch it, and some kleenex. Good ole' Jimmy Stewart... http://youtu.be/mwGnCIdHQH0
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  2. I am not sure I see the competitive angle concerning Westjet here. All of these routes, except perhaps Calgary - Grande Prairie, are already served by Westjet with Boeing aircraft. These have operated for some time and Westjet does not have a history of carrying unprofitable routes. One has to conclude Westjet operates these with good load factors and profitable yields. Also, as the dominant carrier, Westjet pretty much sets fares. It would take a really good argument to convince them to replace the Boeings with an aircraft with a higher unit cost just to match a smaller competitor. If Westjet were to replace jets with props on Western Canadian routes, this would merely create room underneath for the next competitor. There will be new airlines. It has now been proven that these routes can support service with large aircraft. Air Canada is merely lowering their unit costs as best they can. They still have a certain amount of locked-in connecting business and the Aeroplan fanatics. Western Canada is no longer a competitive marketplace for them. Or so it seems to me.
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