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  1. I heard he ran the airline the way we would appreciate it. Gutte reise, Herr Lauda.
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    Maybe it's this one? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/commentary/article-with-westjet-deal-onexs-schwartz-again-goes-to-battle-with-air/
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    Your link doesn't work.
  4. This is a simplistic narrative that I keep seeing in the media. It's made here by some data nerds, without any relevant industry or design experience but a flare for making and narrating computer videos from what they read in the news. They are attempting to develop a conspiracy outrage and increase their YouTube views. Do the pilots "fly" or handle the aircraft significantly different than any other 737? No. Should this plane be a differences course only? ie. a couple i-pad modules. Yes. The only issues I see: - Pilots should have been trained on MCAS, it's potential problems, how they present, and how to handle it. We were made aware after Lion Air. - The single sensor failure causing such an issue was a bad design decision by Boeing and it needs to be revamped. It sounds like it is: multiple sensor agreement required, less aggressive mcas input, more easily overridden by pilot input.
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    offer the flight on the max for $10 less and people will fill the thing up.
  6. Ok... more like Russian and Chinese money laundering then? I wouldn't book a flight on them with your credit card even...
  7. Formed in 2016? 4 x 340-300s? No network or route structure? Seems like the need an injection of Emirati cash if the plan is to dump some more seats into the Atlantic market. If this have failed yet, it should...
  8. Pilot input electric trim will counteract/pause the system. The stab trim cutout switches will completely disable the system's ability to trim. Procedure is to disconnect the autopilot if engaged, control and trim the aircraft with the electric trim, and then use the cutout switches. From there manual trim only would be available.
  9. And just to clarify my post for those that don't follow the rise and branding of "Air Italy"... Meridiana, a fledgling charter carrier was infused by dollars and aircraft from Qatar Airways who officially hold a 49% stake, but I think we all know really run the show at the rebranded "Air Italy" Qatar Airways is the wholly government owned and controlled flag carrier of Qatar, where homosexuality is punishable with sentences which have included prison and lashings.
  10. AC is a big sponsor of Pride. While I don't imagine they will waiver in their support, I don't think they will be happy with a Qatari-proxy-upstart competitor jumping in with them... Further, I am disappointed in Pride accepting sponsorship from a company that is backed by a nation where homosexuality is illegal. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Qatar I mean they won't let Toronto Police participate, but Middle Eastern dollars? No problemo. Hypocrites.
  11. I've operated into Port-au-Prince a handful of times. It's an airport terminal experience like none other... I got the impression that the hodgepodge of men with guns and uniforms doing their day job at the airport, probably had a night job with the gangs outside the fence. We were met every time by Canadian embassy security staff, who always briefed us that the situation was not good in the streets... armed convoy was the only way to get around... The people we were flying were certainly not vacationers. Lots of deportees going down, and medical patients with family or status in Canada coming back... I can't imagine why you'd want to go there for vacation... People want an adventure in a known trouble area? Better be ready to fend for yourself and get yourself out when SHTF... this isn't on airlines or Canadians (government) to bail them out on. Personal responsibility and accountability for your own decisions. It's a fading idea in this world apparently.
  12. There are still box cutters and knives on the secure side... 911 was an opportunity for some to justify making a lot of money on all the extra layers of BS.
  13. What? Nobody to buy a pizza? Seriously though... That's what travel insurance and self sufficiency is for... Go book a room! Feed your children! Take a taxi! Oooooh... fending for yourself in this world... The horror. If you can afford a week or two vacation for your family you can pay a couple hundred bucks for a last minute hotel booking for the night to look after your family and then sort it out with the airline or the insurance when you get home... Those people will absolutely fly Westjet again if they are the cheapest option by 2$...