Tango Niner

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  1. Quote from another forum. The writer's tone and style might seem familiar to some of the more seasoned members of this venue ;-) -T9 "It's probably safe to say YHM will be front and center with high density east - west trunk routes in the summer and Florida, SoCal and the Deserts in the winter, from both east and west. I've yet to see an airline within airline concept such as this truly succeed. Too often, their "success" is a function of creative internal cost and revenue allocation, densification, to a certain extent ,juniority, and more recently, $50 or less oil pricing. But then again, I've yet to see one that's been set up properly from the getgo. I'm eager to see WJ's take on this. Will WJ be the first to get it right? How many people are left at WJ that even truly understand what an LCC is, let alone a supposed ULCC? They are easy terms to throw around, but, as countless airlines have discovered, lot harder to actually achieve. Regardless, in spite of all the brave talk, the appetite to invest in any of the other paper ULCC's that have been trying to raise capital for the last 3-4 years just got infinitely harder. I suspect that is the point of the exercise in the first place."
  2. I remember us quitting Winnipeg for a bit. But dropping 4 destinations all at once?... nothing like that.
  3. OK. So if I have one piece of carry on and 2 checked bags, and I take care of it all at the check-in counter... I'm paying an additional $120? If I'm in a hurry and go straight to the gate with same bags, I'm paying $240? Ouch.
  4. Also suspending flights into Regina, Saskatoon, Kamloops and Victoria... due to demand... possibly to resume just before Xmas?... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/newleaf-airline-regina-saskatoon-1.3766717
  5. I logged about 1500 hours on the MU-2 back in the '80's. Fun plane to fly with lots of power, but very high wing loading for its size and it didn't handle ice well. Wondering if ice accretion might be a factor in this accident.
  6. WJ 767 180 minute ETOPS approved as of yesterday, Dec 30. First AB-Hawaii using a WJ 767 scheduled for Jan 10.
  7. That link didn't work for me - here's another one. Record Q3 profit - nice! http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1064
  8. It's the "S" word, Moon. We do like to avoid seniority when possible but nobody else could figure out another way to do it
  9. Six new destinations total. Boston, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Huatulco, Merida and San Jose Costa Rica. http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/deals/offers/winter-schedule2.shtml?i_cid=wj:wj-lp:tile:routes:new-destinations-20150720 T9
  10. WJ pilot since '98 Bean and I strongly agree. I saw CB as the "money man / media man", DB as the "culture man", TM as the "production man" and... er... that other guy MH as the "strategy man". The Gang of Four. Each fulfilled a very important role in shaping WJ.
  11. Evening Jack! Very cool airplane indeed. If you believe Wikipedia, some Warthogs have seen action over there recently. Here's a quote from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Republic_A-10_Thunderbolt_II : "In September 2014, the USAF 122nd Fighter Wing revealed it would be deploying to the Middle East in the next month, which includes 12 of the unit's 21 A-10 aircraft. Although the deployment had been planned a year in advance in a support role, the timing coincided with the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve against Islamic State militants.[93][94][95] Since mid-November, U.S. commanders began sending A-10s to hit IS targets in central and northwestern Iraq on an almost daily basis.[96][97] In about two months time, A-10s have flown 11 percent of all USAF sorties since the start of operations in August 2014.[98]"
  12. Hmmm, I thought we were getting the new "slimline" seats (that we've seen pop up in the NG's) also installed in the '67s. Perhaps I'm misinformed. Thanks for the info.
  13. That would be a strange experience indeed Moon. No quickie paint job for the WJ 67's, though - sounds like a complete interior refurb with brand new components throughout. As well as winglet installation and flight deck upgrades(?). Looking forward to seeing 'em! T9
  14. ...which will eventually become either C-FOGN or C-GOGN. I believe the intention is to preserve the last three letters of the Australian registrations. Nice nod to the history of these aircraft.
  15. Of course I hope "Han Solo" is OK, but it's sad to see a great vintage airplane all crumped up... :-( http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/03/05/harrison-ford-plane-crash/ T9