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  1. I'm not altogether sure myself. Investors seem to know something though or think they do. Globalization started about 30 yrs ago and manufacturing here in America and Canada and most of the west all but petered out. 30 yrs ago our pants were made in Tennessee. Now they're sewn together with bits from Bangladesh, Vietnam and god only knows where else. In today's 'Supply Chain', Trucks and trains are limited in what they can deliver where and when. Ships have their own limits as well. Airplanes have their niche as well but unlike 30 yrs ago their niche is much more dispersed and th
  2. That explains the Share Price surge this morning - $25+
  3. I thought the scourge of the waterfront was all those people living on the island paying next to nothing for rent while the city has to look at building parks on platforms over the rail lands.
  4. What about yourself, or heaven forbid, the donuts
  5. It should be. Nobody I know will be rushing out to buy tickets though. I expect customer complaints will change as well. "Not only will they not refund my flight cancelled by COVID - they wanted to rebook me on one of those 737s that keep crashing!"
  6. Shouldn't somebody answer the question why Air Canada Cargo stopped the All Cargo operation back in the 70s or 80s. I would think we stand a better chance of competing with LCCs than we do with other cargo operators.
  7. "...the only Canadian carrier flying internationally currently from YYC...." ACA is not currently flying internationally out of YYC. I don't see anybody else doing it either.
  8. I'm not sure why but it bothers me that no there is no process to recover the wreck. It's not inaccessible.
  9. It's all kind of moot now isn't it. The ban below will include much of the Caribbean. Canadian travellers not allowed in EU https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/eu-shuts-door-to-travel-from-canada-lets-in-singapore-visitors-1.1511061
  10. You've said that several times I think. Wasn't the real fear driving the bailouts that having to refund so many airfares nearly overnight would put several carriers into Chapter 11?
  11. Why do so many feel that way? We have nurses crossing the border daily, sanitation folks, truckers, business folks, etc not to mention aircrew, and despite their lack of quarantining I've yet to see, in 7 months, any outbreak linked to their daily travels back and forth. I would also wager that most of the folks doing that snowbird thing will be more scrupulous upon their return in their anti COVID practices than the people staying here.
  12. Well who will come out of this economically stronger and united - China, who put lockdowns in place at the first sign of trouble, or the Americans?
  13. Not to worry. The fees will come down when traffic picks up I'm sure
  14. I flew Dubai to Toronto in one a few years ago in business class. I couldn't count the number of A380s all lined up at the terminal and each won was pretty much full. I really thought many of us were going to be out of work pretty soon.
  15. To be quite honest - while I love the idea of an electric car I really want the auto driving option.
  16. Good luck with that in this COVID environment.
  17. For now now yes but I saw the money as an investment is spinoff and support local industries. If we don't it here there isn't a state in the US that wouldn't do the same in our place.
  18. What's the chance an Insurance company is going to have to pay out? Pretty slim I would think.
  19. A bit late. Again! Still though - every little bit helps.
  20. I wonder what the fate of SMS will be after the dust from all this settles.