Bobcaygeon

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    Air Service to Small Cities

    I'd support basic bus service vs an airline. Buses use roads that the general public uses anyway vs airports in small communities that almost no one uses. Buses stop in every little fart place if need be. I grew up using them before I could drive or afford my own car. I can't imagine life without them, especially in the summer. I'd have spent a lot more time stuck in town vs on my grandparents farm that was 12 hrs away. Most small airports are already tax dollar funded anyway as landing fees, etc rarely cover the operating costs. It's usually the town's general tax base that covers these costs. I've recently jumped on a bus because the sked flight couldn't land. Unfortunately those who will make the decisions likely never have used the bus as a essential means to travel in this big country. I'm going to take a guess that the Trent -Severn waterway isn't revenue neutral. It would be a tough sell that its there for more than recreation now and that's fine as long as its recognized that yes it does take tax dollars
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    Westjet Founder Ordering A220's

    Yup you got me there. The same SOP and training program that provided little to no guidance on factoring in wind, cold temps, etc when using FPA in the Halifax hard landing. Read the report....... Sorry but I shouldn’t have use work around tools that a Navajo pilot doesn’t need because the airplane has had IFR gps sine 1996. I’m pretty sure you were perfect and followed all the new “no smoking” rules in the Convair days.
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    Westjet Founder Ordering A220's

    Why work on fixing other people's messes if you don''t like doing that? I'm a plumber by trade. I choose to do only new installs. I don't want to clean up other people's **bleep**. If we only fixed existing problems we'd still be using an "improved" telegraph vs a smartphone. He's not "Mike the White" so what's the problem? Do Jet Blue or WJ have safety issues that are different than existing carriers? Neeleman uses new aircraft not junk so it's likely safer than riding in an MD80, 737-500 series, or an older NG, etc. AC's 320's didn't even have a GPS. I used my foreflight acct on my ipad-cellular version for situational awareness. You provide what the customer wants not create a product that no wants or wants but isn't willing to pay for. ie A380, 318, 737-600, etc
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    Westjet Founder Ordering A220's

    Disposable Airlines??? How so? JetBlue is doing just fine. Neeleman specializes in start ups just like many other entrepreneurs. ie software companies, engineering, etc. That's why many of the sales have non-compete clauses included. These guys are usually quite good at what they do, At least some are. Some don't even specialize in one industry. They are often angel investors that help small business owners transition from someone's basement to a larger market.
  5. You may have been operating in the "big leagues" for awhile now but the way management handled the pilot/ALPA/Swoop debacle it would appear not everyone is playing at a "big league" level. #stillplayingslowpitchatafastballgame
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    Westjet and YSB

    With WJE in YSB there are currently 225 seats departing YSB before 0700. About 10 years ago it was 50 seats on Jazz. It's not really a big surprise. It was just whether it was Porter or WJE that would pull out. Encore only started basic service (once a day) there in Feb 2017.
  7. The 1st 777 parted out was only 11 years old too. An early model operated by BA??. As stated in article these planes are pigs with lots of “mods” due to design fixes. I bet the 787 is the same way. The 1st of anything usually sucks and the purchase price usually reflects that.
  8. If slots and gates are a problem the solution is easy, reduce frequency and increase the size of the plane. Why is the A380 dying if this is legitimate? Larger aircraft in most phases of flight require the same seperation as an RJ or Dash 8.
  9. Except they like the ancillary revenue nowadays hence why some airlines pay the FA a commission. You can't really stereotype it "low cost flights and clientele" . I seem to remember AC turning around somewhere over Alaska thanks to 2 BlackBerry employees that got liquored up and were a problem. They weren't in cattle class and were travelling on the companies dime.
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    Bombardier donates a CS100

    I thought this article was related to the deal they gave Delta....
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    Cdn Duty Day Regs

    What if your a major canadian airline pilot and hold a MBA? Where does that put you in the mix? Does it make you conflicted or give you a better view of both sides of the coin? Both sides are pretty good at screwing things up royally. Where I work now we essentially work in a "nanny state" because pilots/FA's can't make good decisions like showing up for work on time or at least calling ahead to let someone know.
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    Cdn Duty Day Regs

    No it isn't just worst case. Certification is often based on number of bums in the seats. 703, vs 704, vs 705 aircraft all have different aircraft and pilot certification requirements.
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    Cdn Duty Day Regs

    The consultation process has been continuous and the industry has been involved but nothing has changed at all, nothing. It's been "one-size-fits-all" from the get go. It's not "consultation" when the proposed plan looks exactly like it did 10 years ago. even after all this time TC's response to questions is "We know there's a problem with the way the regs and guidance material is written but we'll fix it afterwards." No ones needs regulations that leave the interpretation to each individual inspector and region. We already have that problem with 22 year old regs.
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    777X Folding Wingtip Approval

    I'm pretty sure it's not optional this time. It was an option with the 777 classic but didn't sell because the gates were adapted to fit it. Most gates could already handle it.
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    Cdn Duty Day Regs

    Cargo in the US is exempt and that is Cargojet's direct competition so why wouldn't he be concerned? WJ/AC/Transat have their own lobby group, NAC Am I incorrect in my understanding that flight & duty time for this event would comply with FAA and EASA regs. I believe it would have been in compliance. All other things aside.