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Everything posted by j.k.

  1. Small amounts though... You don't have to declare under $10,000 either. Nothing illegal about carrying $9000 in your bag.
  2. 6K? 9K? Hardly money laundering... Reporting requirements are only over 10K anyway I thought. It wouldn't surprise me if it was in a variety of currencies for varied layovers... I usually take out the equivalent of about $500 or so at a time to save on transaction fees... Euros, pounds, francs, shekels, yen, yuan, hk dollars, chilean pesos, colombian pesos, reals, us dollars, canadian dollars, mexican pesos... lots of places in this world to layover in and more. At the right time suddenly have 6 or 8000 dollars in your bag... Does AA pay an envelope of per diems in local cu
  3. I like how quiet everything is... the plane is the only thing making callouts.
  4. "Joining the team at Swoop is a true privilege,” said Workman. “Swoop doesn’t just provide low-cost air travel in Canada; they connect friends and families. That is a business model I fully support and am thrilled to be part of it.” That is the least profound statement I can imagine.
  5. What year was that? Really I don't believe you, or hearsay at best.. but whatever... When?
  6. "I would say: Don't fly Swoop" Hahahahahahahahahaha... ya think!!!???
  7. New direction. Growth focused in the property division which Mach alleges had been particularly poorly managed. We always think the airline is the business, we're mostly airline people, but in Transat's case it's not, the package and property, are the business and assets. And the Mach bid was fully financed - they put a second revised offer without finance conditions last month which went ignored.
  8. If this bid is sunk IMO the CEO/board gets fired and a new direction takes shape. Maybe activist type investors. You're right, they may up the offer but I doubt it, particularly if we don't see it by the end of the week... and I'm not sure it makes a difference with Mach acquiring shareholder proxies and +/-25% of the vote already publicly against the deal... not to mention everyone else that's either not voting or possibly voting No. Transat management has completely mishandled this.
  9. Because only shareholders of record on the date the deal was announced can vote. So Mach only wants your proxy with an option to buy at $14. If an investor doesn't take the $14 offer, and this gets a No vote anyway they'll be kicking themself. Even without MACH at 19.5%, this might get voted down. The largest shareholders are all against it. They'll be voting. How many small mom and pop investors and etf holders do you think will be voting? Minimal. And I bet with all the noise on this many that do are thinking they can do better than $13. Then what do you get? Who knows.
  10. I find it unreal that you could be well under the drinking and driving BAC and do a year in jail. Not excusing it, but that's excessive when you consider people that go through this are going to lose their careers and have their lives upended for what a bus driver would be legal to operate with. For what you would be legal to operate with in most of this wide world. We're talking the BAC level of less than 1 pint.
  11. I know I'd rather be on the $14 than $13 plan... Forget the board and everyone else's shares...
  12. Funny the TS BOD will make a recommendation for shareholders to sell to AC at $13, but not MACH at $14. I know who I'd be calling.
  13. Best of luck to my licensed colleagues. That situation really is a travesty. There is no way Engineers should be on the same contract as rampies.
  14. Sorry... But your said done, collapsed... if they require a bail out so be it... there's no way they are gone though. Not only bad for US, bad for airlines, bad for travelers, bad for world economy. Really, they were just unlucky... could have just as easily been Airbus, don't kid yourself.
  15. Or maybe it's time the US dumped the Saudis for the Iranians.
  16. There's no way Boeing is done. The US government wouldn't let it happen. One big military contract will take care of everything and put them back in the black.
  17. No doubt you get what you pay for, but when you are stranding people for days you should be buying them a ticket on another airline. It's not like this is a place on the other side of an ocean with weekly service and no alternatives... this is a city served by multiple airlines, each offering multiple direct flights, not to mention connecting flights through other cities, yow, yul, etc. There are lots of options It's one thing for an airline to bump to the next flight, or tomorrow morning or something, but to say your flight is not for 2 days when there are other options? And not pr
  18. My friend is in YHZ now trying to get home after her flight cancelled today... they are telling her not until Tuesday afternoon... They won't book her on AC, flights left with open seats to YYZ this evening, flights with open seats tomorrow morning, and all the agents say is they don't have an agreement with Air Canada... have to wait until Tuesday, no accommodation, and no pizza is being provided! Get real Swoop! People have jobs to get to...
  19. Oh, did they order pizza? My mistake, it wasn't reported in the story... Facts? Weather is certainly a fact. Time on aircraft, and being restricted from getting off is reported in the story. Is it fake news? No air conditioning, again reported in the story by eye witnesses, and evidenced by heat stroke in an FA taken to hospital. Was that fake news too? As you say, APUs are pretty effective at cooling the cabin, so didn't sound like they turned it on, was it broken? Maybe... but if that's the case why are you leaving 100 or 150 people on your aircraft for hours during
  20. What!? and they didn't even order a pizza? 30° day with soaring humidity, 3.5 hours in an aircraft with no ground air, too cheap to fire up the APU, won't let pax off, FA taken away on the ambulance with heat stroke... what's the Captain doing here, is this how ultra low cost Swoop culture is?
  21. I think Douglas Reid has been spending too much of his career on Academia Island shooting spitballs and seeing what sticks... Buying Porter for its attractive domestic and international routes? Westjet being 100% bought by Southwest? A provincial premier having a say in a 100% sale to an American carrier? None of these things will happen. Doubly so on sale to Southwest... Exponentially so on a provincial approval mattering on a majority sale to a foreign owner... it isn't their jurisdiction... and it isn't going to go above 49% for a long time, if ever, and even then, certa
  22. Not a very long time employee at all... less than 5 years... he was at Westjet (10 years) but didn't start there... immediately prior AC, Malaysian (2 years,)... and before Westjet he worked at Canadian (2 years) and Air Miles (2 years). Anyway, good riddance I say, as a shareholder, I see all management positions at Rouge as redundant and a waste of money. "*President*" LOL, right... forgot who he was until this story ran...
  23. I heard he ran the airline the way we would appreciate it. Gutte reise, Herr Lauda.
  24. Maybe it's this one? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/business/commentary/article-with-westjet-deal-onexs-schwartz-again-goes-to-battle-with-air/