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  1. Looks like it is official https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/westjet-co-founder-commits-to-airbus-a220-order-1.1109252
  2. It will be interesting to hear the whole story on this. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44832235
  3. This one tugs at the heart strings. https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/plane-crash-mystery-yukon-bc-alaska
  4. GDR

    Westjet pilots strike vote

    Interesting CBC report on the negotiations. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-alpa-meditors-fmcs-1.4676957
  5. Just a word of caution. I bought as many AC shares as I could in my ESOP. It did do one thing for me in that, after CCAA, it meant that I wouldn't be paying any capital gains tax for a long time. My point is that if the company doesn't end well neither does your ESOP.
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    A350-1000

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/aircraft-designed-to-minimize-jetlag-set-to-make-maiden-commercial-flight-1.3814705 It will give the 787 a run for it's money but the 787 does have a big head start.
  7. I just can't let that go by. I did numerous NHL charters and never had a hint of a problem. The cabins were like they were after any other trip, and they treated the crew with respect.
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    Swoop Routes

    Pretty aggresive http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/westjet-begins-selling-tickets-some-for-0-for-its-ultra-low-cost-carrier-swoop
  9. GDR

    Tarmac accident at YYZ

    Too bad. I only met him that one time but he was a really nice unassuming guy.
  10. GDR

    Tarmac accident at YYZ

    I ran into him while on vacation years ago in the Caribbean. Played tennis against him. It did not go well.
  11. https://www.ctvnews.ca/ It seems to be bad enough that the Westjet flight evacuated using the slides.
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    Let it snow, let it snow

    The end of the world is near. It is snowing in YYJ.
  13. Back to this again. AC was not, repeat, not funded by the Canadian government. It was owned by the Canadian government and the government received dividends from the airline. As the company could not raise money privately it did get government loans which were all paid back with interest. The only thing AC received from the government was the maintenance hanger in YWG which was gifted to AC for political reasons which were that the airline was then committed to keeping the maintenance base in YWG. Greg
  14. GDR

    RCAF To Thule and Alert

    I'm not sure about the "hero" thing. Like Kip I flew a number of "Boxtop" missions into Alert and it was as much fun as I ever had flying. We didn't have GPS or usually even an ILS. The navigator could pick up the barrels on the end of the runway on the radar, we could get down low over the ocean and land. Mind you, landing a Herc in Alert is probably a bit easier than a C!17. )
  15. Exciting ride for the passengers and just maybe for the pointy end as well. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-41798826/plane-tries-to-land-in-austria-storm-takes-off-again