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  1. Interesting. Book a flight on and it says aircraft type is 737 Max 8.
  2. I think it's the other way around?
  3. To specifically piss you off. Looks like it worked.
  4. Doubt it. That's related to the WJ Lounge opening in YYC.
  5. When I read that WestJet was going to refund money I thought hmmm there has to be another shoe to fall. To see the announcement today re: rapid testing vs. 14 day mandatory quarantine it all makes sense.
  6. WestJet is refunding ALL fare classes - refundable AND nonrefundable tickets. AC was refunding refundable tickets only.
  7. If a flight was booked and then cancelled to or from a destination that is no longer available, a refund should be given. Full stop. If a flight was cancelled to or from a destination that is still available but at a reduced frequency, you could make an argument to provide a travel credit. This whole concept of keeping money in the form of a credit when the airline knows full well many of these flights aren't going to return for years is incredibly shady.
  8. Hi Kip, you're entitled to believe what you read and hear. I believe there's a very different (true) story out there and this guy is playing the victim card based on race and religion. I'm not sure what his intent or end game is but whatever it is he can enjoy flying on another airline or driving to his next destination.
  9. The guy on the plane refused to put a mask on his three year old and then got the plane riled up which is the reason the flight was cancelled. He refused to get off the plane and refused to follow repeated requests - all the while on a pass that was given to him and his family by another employee. Getting the plane all worked up made the situation even worse and hostile. Any suggestion that his three year old wore a mask is false if what I heard from the crew onboard is true. So from my selfish standpoint, f*ck this guy and any negative impacts his actions may have on travel privileges for emp
  10. Did you write this post 4 years ago and save it until it was convenient?
  11. How do you not know that the "border closure" is referring to vehicle traffic? The "border" was never closed to air traffic.
  12. I actually like this one. Flair's is on a whole other level of terrible god awful bad.
  13. Or you could say nobody will make money at a cap of 60% capacity.
  14. Hi Kip, I did not suggest doctors or nurses should be minimized nor did I suggest they shouldn't receive "free anything". I am simply pointing out that many other people deserve credit for the situation they find themselves in via their employment. Nothing more, nothing less.
  15. Maybe I'm in a sour mood.. Nurses deserve credit, 100%. But so too do the doctors and janitors at hospitals; firefighters, police officers, and paramedics attending emergencies; customer service agents at grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations; flight crews; and anyone else who has to be "exposed" to the general public. These aren't heroes these are people doing their jobs because they have to while some people don't. Nurses deserve a lot of credit I just don't want to diminish the contributions of a lot of other people in society right now.
  16. Nailed it. The level of optimism/hope from the employee group at large needs a reality check. The false hope of things getting better fast sets a bad tone. I prefer the doom and gloom because that's exactly how bad it is. This is as honest as you can get and people need to realize they better polish up their resumes and start looking for the next job because for a lot of people that's the reality they face but have chosen to avoid acknowledging. I also think the statements are directed to the government equally as much as the workforce and general public. Of course we want to grow a
  17. It will be interesting to see how flights come back. You have to think that there will be cluster countries (low rates/deaths) that would open up their doors to each other vs. automatically opening otherwise wide open and highly travelled borders (i.e. Canada/USA). You have to think the AC/AT deal will fall apart because of this and AT may very well become the first Canadian casualty. AC and WJ will both shrink significantly over the next 5 years.
  18. WestJet provides masks for repatriation flights. Has been doing so prior to the order.
  19. So basically no consistency. Awesome.
  20. Person flying required to provide their own? Or airline provided? Who denies boarding?
  21. Sorry to hear that. How high up in tenure are the layoffs going?
  22. I stand to be corrected but the pilots have avoided layoff up until this point. This would appear to be in-line with cuts across other operational groups.