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Super 80

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  1. I'm really looking at this practically, I'm not sure the participants in this flight sufficiently outed themselves so that other airlines might independently identify them and deny them boarding
  2. I would imagine some other people on the plane might have. I'm skeptical that these "influencers" are going by their full legal names on Twittokgram or whatever the degenerate youth are using today.
  3. I'm pondering the airlines colluding to deny them transport home since WestJet and Air Canada had some issues years back after Air Canada denied transport to some disruptive transvestites who had been banned by WestJet and that violated their privacy somehow.
  4. One of my relatives left an airport based WestJet role shortly before all hell broke loose and has no interest in going back no matter how many times they call because they were only there for the travel benefits which are presently of no value to them. They aren't exactly flying to a dozen NFL games a year at the moment. A family friend was some sort of middle manager for Westin before being laid-off and she has the same perspective, employee rates at a premium resort in Hawaii mean nothing to her at the moment and she is earning the same as a facilities manager supervising a fraction of the number of people.
  5. I have talked to some US Navy guys about it, they figure there is a place for an F-35 as advertised in the US Navy but they didn't think it will displace the Super Hornet which is still being delivered today.
  6. I think the F-35 is ridiculous but it will be even more ridiculous if we end-up right back with the F-35 after about fifty extra steps.
  7. He looks like somebody who is going to pay a very high price for being a yes man.
  8. Boeing's campaign to prevent the MAX from being grounded after the first and second crashes is far more egregious than anything this mook did or didn't do.
  9. Since nobody is going to proactively tell you this: The public facing links that have been available since last fall when they broke their website are being discontinued effective the October 2021 issue. However if you now create a flightglobal.com account with your corporate email address you will have access to the issues at: https://www.flightglobal.com/flight-international after logging in. Ignore the prompt to subscribe and just keep scrolling as the same old embedded PDF viewer is at the bottom of the page.
  10. I would be curious to know whether Justin Trudeau or Jeremy Corbyn alienated more party Mandarins during their respective leaderships.
  11. The discounts were nothing special, I bought a new M1 iMac recently and there was no EPP discount, I was further ahead buying it at Staples.
  12. I'm not really sure who this guy is but his video about differences in American and EU norms and jargon between a United crew and French ATC causing a near miss after an ATC error was circulated here.
  13. I almost feel like the California Recall could be a bellwether, Newsom and Trudeau are mirror images of one another and California is more left-leaning than Canada is as a whole.
  14. My sample size is only three guys one of whom called his Pakistani grandfather but none of them could imagine anyone other than a fellow traveller referring to the Taliban in that way. One of them suggested a word for a coercive family member that might be used sarcastically instead.
  15. I suspect they feared that if they stopped they would be completely overrun.
  16. Adam Vaughan is **bleep**-off at long last. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/adam-vaughan-not-running-again-1.6134329
  17. The thing that has me a little unsettled is that most of the young professionals I know who have their **bleep** together are actively planning to leave Canada. From hunting down grandpa's EU birth certificate to seeking jobs with international companies that they could transfer abroad within. It reminds me of a South African I used to work with who's high school reunion was in suburban London because his entire graduating class had just left over the intervening decades and most of them were living in or around London. These weren't hardcore ideological Afrikaners, it was a pretty liberal school primarily attended by english and jewish students and they left because the economy was a mess and their opportunities were poor relative to anywhere else in the world.
  18. Looks like an ATR-42 and a DHC-7 bore a midget.
  19. I don't think you could find a more consistent defender of Porter's YTZ operation than myself. Dumping capacity into YYZ on the other-hand and forcing a competitive response from WestJet and Air Canada in what will probably be a very fragile economic situation is quite another.
  20. It will just be JetsGo all over again (not that I am suggesting Porter is going to go off-roading in an E-195).
  21. The problem with restarting the CRJ line is the appeal of the CRJ in recent years is that Bombardier was discounting it much deeper than Embraer was discounting the E-Jet. The long proposed relaunch of the Fokker 70 and 100 existed in the same catch-22, all Rekkof could bring to the table was price and there wasn't really anywhere for the program to go after a few top-up orders for existing operators and it wouldn't be all that profitable otherwise.
  22. I was kinda laughing today as Trudeau turned-up in Calgary to make a big transit announcement, which was just reiterating that the federal government is still willing to fund the Green Line, a transit project that has been at a near stand-still for a decade. Nenshi looked like he was giving a hostage statement.
  23. The CN Turbo was really short-lived, it was impossible to maintain. The LRC is what is operating today although with conventional locomotives and the tilting mechanisms disabled. Edit: Looks like the Turbo Train and LRC (with LRC locomotives) both did Toronto to Montreal in 3:59 VIA and Amtrak have the same problem, buying new rolling stock doesn't fix the fact their most important track is Victorian-era garbage. I am sure the new track built for this endevour will be eye-wateringly expensive.
  24. I find it hilarious it will still be slower than the LRC service when it was first introduced forty years ago.
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