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  1. Ahh, got it! Not to take things further off topic, but it might be prudent to wait until we know how much of a taxpayer-funded bailout our employer ends up getting before we assess who has paid what and who stands to benefit.
  2. I'm not sure I get where you're coming from. Doesn't everyone who works or has income of most any sort pay taxes?
  3. I agree, but I also expect that fewer people will be able to afford to travel for a while given the economic pain this thing is inflicting. I don't think we'll see demand recover to what it was pre-virus for quite some time.
  4. A few of AC's routes to Europe look to me (based only on my own observations of the pax demographics) to be heavily dependant on the cruise business. Bring on the vaccine.
  5. What you posted amounts to a total of one flight from PEK and one flight from HKG. Not sure what your point is.
  6. We don't know whether AC will choose to proceed with the acquisition, extricate itself somehow or be persuaded to proceed as part of a bailout of both carriers. We don't know what AC's plans for TS will be if the takeover happens. Until we find out we can only speculate, but I don't think that TS employees displacing AC employees is a given.
  7. No, but I'd like to see as many Air Transat jobs as possible saved and for those who lose jobs there to have recall rights.
  8. I agree, but furlough with eventual recall is a better outcome than outright loss of jobs where those affected have to start all over again elsewhere.
  9. And you’re unbiased, are you? i don’t think that letting Air Transat fail, as is likely to happen unless the takeover by AC proceeds is an attractive option.
  10. Air Transat was in trouble before the pandemic. Unless they have a Plan B that we haven't heard about I hope for the sake of jobs there that the acquisition proceeds.
  11. It looks as if VS is about to make a formal request for a bailout. https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52066640
  12. Service on most flights is limited to bottled water. Boxed meals are being provided on some international flights.
  13. The bailouts are no surprise, but I wonder what the rationale is for giving the airlines sufficient money that they won’t need to lay off a bunch of employees who are surplus at least until August while employers in so many other sectors are cutting staff.
  14. I don't have the contract handy, but it's explicit in that a pandemic constitutes a force majeure. I'd regard it as economic suicide for AC to pay 100% of its staff to operate 20% of its schedule.