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Everything posted by j.k.

  1. I heard there aren't any Beech's flying AC routes anymore.
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. I see the 350-1000 being the eventual replacement for 777s...
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. Right. Shouldn't have lied. They weren't breaking any laws.
  14. Small amounts though... You don't have to declare under $10,000 either. Nothing illegal about carrying $9000 in your bag.
  15. 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 currency on a pairing? If you aren't using it up or cashing it in, it can really add up...
  16. I like how quiet everything is... the plane is the only thing making callouts.
  17. "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.
  18. What year was that? Really I don't believe you, or hearsay at best.. but whatever... When?
  19. "I would say: Don't fly Swoop" Hahahahahahahahahaha... ya think!!!???
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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. At least if you throw in with Mach you're protected either way, yes or no. $13 maybe $14.
  23. 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.
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