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  1. What tools do people have to see who serves what city pairs. Is it just an Internet search of flights between cities or is there something more focussed like the OAG guide that I see mentioned from time to time.
  2. That's a completely disingenuous response. Those house are held in a trust and do not reflect real world realities.
  3. I'd like to know why we're still letting Islanders live virtually rent free downtown and be provided with municipal services including ferries and flood protection when the city is in the middle of a huge housing and budget crisis. They're freeloading off of all of us who pay municipal taxes here. They're a blight on the city.
  4. I'm sure the less than capable will be weeded out by the time they start flying the line.
  5. Good thing the pool is a lot wider then isn't it. More women and people of colour will take a look at the profession and see it as a possible career path. Right now there is no greater bastion of white male selectivity in north america than the flight ops department of most major airlines. I'm amazed nobody has ever tweaked to that.
  6. Seeing all the CF 100s on the ground and in the air in those videos - got me to looking - according to Wikipedia we apparently had 692 of them in the RCAF. Yikes!
  7. What's to prevent Transat selling a few of those slots to AC to clear up their $500 million financing needs? I don't know the value of slots in the UK but they must be worth a few million.
  8. Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. Agree to Terminate Arrangement https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2021-04-02-Air-Canada-and-Transat-A-T-Inc-Agree-to-Terminate-Arrangement-Agreement MONTREAL, April 2, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada and Transat A.T. Inc. ("Transat") announced today that they have mutually agreed to terminate the Arrangement Agreement for the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada. Air Canada and Transat had originally agreed in June 2019 on the acquisition, the terms of which were subsequently amended in August 2019 and then revised in Octob
  9. So it's a limited time offer to the buyer because the seller thinks their good for it. The buyer can walk away anytime with no penalty?
  10. I've never quite understood options. Are the 270 options definite sales with the final configurations/types still undecided or are the wish lists. If the latter is there a penalty for not closing the deal on them? Anybody know?
  11. I'm absolutely fascinated by this. Giant Ship Blocking Suez Canal Could Take ‘Days, Even Weeks’ to Free https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/25/world/middleeast/suez-canal-ship.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  12. The US pretty much took the approach that everybody looks after themselves during he COVID crisis. The folks there have gotten used to managing the risk individually on their own. Here in Canada we kind of followed orders for the most part and let the governments manage the risk for us. I have a feeling demand here won't pick up like in the US unless the government steps up and officially declares that everybody "should go forth and explore". Personally, I figure they should offer to drop all taxes on all flights for a few years just to spur demand or do something like they did in Aus