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Everything posted by j.k.

  1. That sounds great, but how does it happen? In practice it will happen by displacing other people out of their jobs.
  2. MD2 said "FAIR" "DISADVANTAGED" "TILT THE PLAYING FIELD" Let's dispatch with terms like this... there isn't such a thing as fair in this country when one corporation is disadvantaged by a whole pile of ridiculous rules as to how and where it conducts it's business while others are totally exempt. Meanwhile one carrier is essentially given an airport, another abuses TFW & FLVC laws, and another, between corporate espionage cases, is essentially gifted highly coveted slots into one of the busiest airports in the US. That said, the best thing that could happen for AC, it's employees
  3. I like the 350, but I understand an issue exists with cargo capacity.
  4. Transat just gave 30 day notice to all of their pilots.
  5. I agree. And it would have to be "or more" to make it work, because if they do go ahead, even if financed by the Feds, then what? They have half their fleet parked, they are returning leases, delaying and cancelling deliveries, they have their own layoffs likely... the travel market is decimated, and now you have a whole other airline and labour force to start back up and somehow integrate? Maybe this worked in a market where both airlines are up and running more it less fair to well or better. But where one is to be shut down entirely and another is just trying to hang on?
  6. I think it seems that Eustache has just been sitting back, doing little, and counting his chickens before they hatched... Bookings and earnings down? not my problem. Approving raises in a softening market/economy while losing money? not my problem. Writing guarantee no lay off LOUs? not my problem. He also doesn't seem to want to be decisive and steer the boat too much in the face of this rapidly changing situation, but if he doesn't he'll topple it altogether. As was said, cash preservation has to be the top of every airlines' goals right now, and if he can't be a cus
  7. Seems a fair enough policy. You are obliged to allow American citizens to enter their home country, you are not obligated to accept anyone else. I think this whole thing is overblown though...
  8. I listened on the radio this afternoon to people complain about this. They had the opportunity on the screen in front of them to protect themselves in the event something like this happened... fully refundable fares were presented to them, along with other options with no cost or low cost changes right up to the point of departure. Of course they could have bought travel insurance... When people buy tickets and their plans have to change, whether or not it's their "fault", that's just the way it goes... Should have paid the extra few bucks and got the fare that covered changes.
  9. Thanks for clarifying, I guess I knew that... must have just been thinking Georgian.
  10. I heard there aren't any Beech's flying AC routes anymore.
  11. 50:1 seating 40:1 passengers I'm not sure the exact regulation wording, but I don't think you can switch back and forth between them on a sequence of flights.
  12. Absolutely this was intentional. How can there be any doubt... straight out climb on the departure path from the international airport. Several departures before it - cargo and ME countries. Iran and the Ayatollah with Russian hardware into a plane of Canadians and Iranian-Canadians going to Canada, plus a handful of Ukranians and other Westerners...
  13. I think comparing the model T to an airliner is the wrong analogy. That's like a Wright Flyer... Maybe something like a 1960 Buick Riviera... or any Detroit automobile from that era would be a more parallel comparison... There are a lot of 40-60 year old cars still on the road. Big steel bumpers and lots of metal... I'd rather take a hit it one of those than a 2019 Kia with an airbag.
  14. JD Power ranking says as more about the expectation of that cross section of the population that is the airline's passengers as it does the airline. I don't think many Canadians are ever satisfied. IMO the level of entitlement in our society in general is growing exponentially... people see these amazing Instagram or Influencer posts and are **bleep** that it isn't their reality when they take a trip, when the fact is, it really isn't anyone's... It's all attitude. Just MHO.
  15. That is the most ridiculous decision to put it at YYZ. It is the most ridiculous to allow it at YYZ. Obviously political, keeping jobs in region, to allow the divestment, sale, and redevelop of Downsview.
  16. I see the 350-1000 being the eventual replacement for 777s...
  17. Big +1. Are we a free country and civilized society or not? I don't need the government telling me when or where or how I do anything when I'm not bothering anyone else. And it's about time for dogs on patios!
  18. They're buying like 5 or 6 of each to develop training programs for other militaries. Banana Republic needs an airforce on the cheap? Uncle SAM isn't getting them F35s, but is ready to get them up and running with these. The US has no need of these for their own operations.
  19. I bet this was a joke gone wrong... Captain leaves the video up and then goes back there where he's on it? Give me a break. There never was a live stream at all... that's why no camera could be found. I bet the Captain recorded a one time video with his iPad and then does a playback when someone comes up to run his "joke"... Except this time it was someone with their own set of issues with the airline and looking to be a victim and leverage the opportunity to any advantage they could.
  20. Happy to disagree on it. The world is changing, Russian, Chinese, whoever will be and are challenging our ability to control our territory. Particularly in the Arctic.
  21. Are we a sovereign nation or not? We absolutely do need interceptors. We absolutely do not need turboprop light attack aircraft We absolutely do need an extensive, Arctic capable Naval fleet. We have to own the North and the Arctic moving forward. That's where the pressure will and is coming, and from the Americans too. Our status quo capabilities basically cedes it to whomever wants to go up there... The Chinese nuclear ice breaker about to launch - rumoured to be the largest in the world - isn't for sailing the South China Sea...
  22. Right. Shouldn't have lied. They weren't breaking any laws.