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  1. The operator I work for mandated autosealing cups (Costco Contigo type), water bottles or nothing it after reversal expensiveness coke events
  2. Thanks for including the real facts in the story. JT doesn't need back to work legislation, he knows the Aga Khan and daddy's trust fund has done well during the early stages of the legalized weed craze... He needs to thank the NDP for still filming a Cheech and Chong sequel as they still are inhaling instead of prepping for an election. What a joke of a group this time around
  3. It's pretty unique with them being an "orphan aircraft type"......the other Canadian carriers pilots are still flying vs sitting. There's no one that would have bet these planes would have been parked this long from a flight crew training/forecasting point of view.........
  4. The competition board already took a long hard look at this and issued the approval. The profits, or lack there of, at the companies look nothing like the $1.17 billion profit Air Canada delivered in 2018. Both airlines have historically struggled running similar schedules using similar equipment because there are very few options out there that can do the job (environment, performance and payloads). It might actually save the # 1 customer, the Government of Nunavut, some money as they won't be providing essentially life support for two airlines via higher prices. IMHO
  5. AC cancels flights for mtc all the time. Depending on the flight,the time of day, and the seats available on the next flight whether you get rebooked or not in a timely manner ie YYZ-BGI-YYZ
  6. You can add a fuel charge but when your own tariff caps it at cost + 33% then you better follow it. Seems like a no-brainer. I'm only guessing that they put the 33% cap on it to appease the CTA and then just didn't follow it.
  7. Was McDonnell Douglas really a competitor in the civil world in the 1990's? They weren't developing anything new, just spinoff's of old designs (DC-9 and DC-10)....Sound familiar . MD-D was focused on the C17 and other military aircraft. Boeing built the MAX because that's what the customers wanted them to do. Did the customers want to wait for a new design or pay the higher costs vs the MAX for purchase and training? Nope, not at all..... Southwest, Ryan Air, etc were very clear about that. American's huge narrow body Airbus purchase in 2012?? made it clear they weren't waiting a decade or more either. In the early 2000's nearly every carrier in North America went thru Chapter 11 bankruptcy so its not like planes were flying of the lot either or operators wanted more expensive planes. Blaming MD-D is cop out...... but I'm sure it added to the effect.
  8. Pilot inexperience is an easy cop out. AC's SFO and YHZ events involved high time crews. In June a well experienced Norseman pilot ripped the floats off the plane and almost drowned during a glassy water landing in Northern MB and an experienced DC3 driver (Ice pilots fame) put a Basler into the drink in Fort Hope. Inexperience is definitely out there but the veterans do it too.
  9. Being a technogeek on the Flight Ops side of the company doesn't mean you're good on the customer side of the operation. Lockheed makes very amazing technical airplanes ie the L1011 but it sure didn't do very well commercially. The DC-10 sold +150 more and it had a really bad rap after a few high profile accidents.
  10. If the tickets worked 3 times before AC picked up on it then I think they're on the hook for 2 of the 3. Fool me once.... If the flights weren't full (lost revenue) did it really cost AC anything but a few meals, etc. Are their claims reasonable....
  11. Is there a reason this is his 3rd attempt to purchase an airlines and the other 2 attempts failed? ego driving airline purchases?? ONEX has already been in business with Westjet for awhile. They own one of the leasing companies that Westjet works with... I'd say its pretty likely that a few NDA's were signed during regular business dealings and then a few rounds of drinks started the conversation. Hopefully it doesn't end up like my time with my ex-wife. That started with a few rounds of drinks that turned out to be a lot pricier than I ever imagined.
  12. "Desperate" is a bit of a stretch. There a backlog of 5,000 orders and Airbus is booked solid for the A320NEO family for a very long time. Not really many options for the carriers to do but wait it out. Everything else Boeing makes is late so they are used to shuffling the cash around to pay bills and stall creditors. The MAX was the first Boeing delivered nearly on-time in a very long time and it was just a face lift.
  13. My guess is that Encore will get sold off with have a long term CPA with WJ mainline just like nearly every other regional in North America. They already have a CPA with Pasco.
  14. I hope that wasn't one of machines they recently did the life extension (120K hrs) on....
  15. This group is generally well educated (as are most pilots, etc) and they have a lot of spare time in cruise and hotels to read boring investment type documents. I know personally that my investing returns to a big hit in ROI when I left the flight line for an office job and my kids became soccer, hockey, swimming, dance fanatics. So did my exercise too until I figured out a routine. Lots of time in hotels is a great reason to read a prospectus, use the treadmill......and then drink beers. Warning, don't read a prospectus if your working early mornings a nap is inevitable....