j.k.

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  1. Sophisticated doesn't necessarily equate to better. I believe the 737-8max has lower operating costs than the 320neo and I believe AC acquired them at a far more attractive price. Some FAs might not like them - girt bar, small galley, jumpseat, but the passengers seem to like them, and the pilots I know think it's fine... it is what it is... EMJ burns with 169 passengers.
  2. I don't get what the guys problem was...
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    Sounds like a bumbling agent. They let them on, the other agent was satisfied too, why then go on the aircraft 10 minutes later and make a scene? I mean, sure, if you're going to be a boy and look like a girl, you have to be able to roll with it a bit sometimes in these situations and be prepared to explain things or clear up misunderstandings... it sounds like that happened at the gate though. The agent needs to learn some discretion.
  4. I bet the sign in the grass, in front of them to their left says B7... Of course it denotes the exit after the sign - But when you're approaching the end, and there is only one high speed charted near the end, and you see what looks like a high-speed, and there is a B7 sign next to it, and you're probably trying to expedite... you get sucked in. Tough one for these guys...
  5. My father in law got sick a number of years ago. His family doctor booked him an appointment with a specialist, it was going to be months down the road before he could be seen. He became so sick while he waited that he literally turned yellow, went to emerg, diagnosed with cancer. Dead a few months later. Health care in this country has very few benefits beyond that it is eventually available to everyone, if you can live that long, and there are some very good people that work on the front lines of it. Other than that, we've got absolutely nothing to brag about.
  6. Of course people want cheaper, but ceding control of our airlines to foreign pressure, allowing more subsidized carriers in (UAE), or introducing cabotage are all big picture losing moves for Canada. No mention of expensive airports, excessive fees, and the high taxes that Canadian consumers pay for on their ticket price... If people want cheaper, and want to stimulate the industry, that's what needs to be cleaned up.
  7. If you have a difficult time coping with work at the airport, maybe you should look for a different line of work? Somewhere with a safe space perhaps? I mean, things are so bad that you have PTSD and have been off work for the past 13 years on disability, and you are blaming the employer, your coworkers, and your own union, and you're pursuing CHRT relief - for what, to go back? Why would you want to do that? Move on with your life.
  8. I think there is an issue with the marshaller being visible for WBs because how close they get to the building.
  9. I'm not kidding. Do you think it would be temporary? I doubt it. China has a long memory and are always playing the long game... AC has to weigh it out, as a business decision for their shareholders, and the Chinese routes outweigh the Taipei route... This is for diplomats and governments to sort out... not for a private corporation to take a major hit. slots: gone, market share: gone, overflight: gone, Air China JV: gone, jobs: lost. Maybe AC should take countries out of everything on their website... only downside would be a few more people endi
  10. What are you going to do... Stuck between a rock and a much larger rock... You can't threaten your presence in HKG/PEK/PVG all well established routes and each served out of multiple Canadian markets... China is obviously not very understanding, you just have to hope Taiwan can be and get over it. As much as I sympathize with them... it's business.
  11. "Entertainment Columnist" Really? Entertainment? For who? Short on ideas I think... No ideas? Bash AC with things I make up... not much credibility with the complaints here... How did they damage your macbook? kill your cat? tablet rentals aren't $30 on rouge. Were you on rouge? which doesn't have duty free, so did they really run out of overpriced vodka? and why didn't you use your macbook instead of renting a tablet? if you were on mainline, why didn't you enjoy the seatback entertsinment and pre:order your overpriced/overrated vodka? speaking of thinking ahead, middle seat? s
  12. Yeah that's pretty fun. They're a big deal and stuff...
  13. Absolutely it's fine. Bad diplomacy and poor negotiations? Seriously? Sounds like that's all it's been from WJ management. Bad diplomacy is selling out your most committed employee group to save a few bucks an hour on the front end in your latest fling idea... end running the union to try to launch it... then losing at the CIRB and doubling down... and still dragging out the negots with the goal of division. We all know it's not cheaper to run Swoop separate, the duplication, the loss of flexibility, in staffing, utilisation, recovery, etc... Division is the only goal in ru
  14. I don't have a number, but I guarantee that is not even remotely correct.
  15. Are they salaried management? Are you saying call centre employees, admin assistants, payroll, accounts receivable, etc. are all working OT for free?
  16. I'm sure those office workers make wages comparable to other office jobs in the city with similar levels of responsibility, and have similar conditions and expectations... Like being paid a minimum amount when you're at work...
  17. He didn't seem to care about whatever gets passed, he just wants cargo out. So much for supporting his associates.
  18. Should have been under the "Hard To Watch" thread... What a bunch of hot air in that panel... I esp. like the part where they are complaining that we aren't harmonized with the FAA so the systems/software providers can't handle it... I'll take FAA rules tomorrow so they don't have to worry about that. A couple questions I would have liked to hear: "Why aren't the country's largest airlines up there with you?" "Where is Air Canada/WestJet/Transat on this?"
  19. The facts will be weighed, but I stand by my opinion: Losing a disagreement with your superior, over something he/she holds ultimate responsibility for is not sexism. The practise of FOs bidding around Captain schedules, rather than displacing them full pay for trips that cross is not misogyny... Not to mention to never file an actual complaint alleging any of this until 5 years after you walk away? Then get bent out of shape because after you quit they wanted their uniform back and weren't waiting at the gate with a cake? As for complaints of being forced to accept lower
  20. I heard there may be a pattern of consistently wanting more fuel involved in a circumstances like this. Specifically, showing up early and calling dispatch for more gas before your colleague arrives. Or is it anytime a woman disagrees and is shutdown by a male coworker that ranks and is senior to them it's misogyny and harassment?
  21. So an Icelandic (not in the EU) owned airline with its head office in Latvia (4th year in the EU) operating out of the UK (soon no-longer in the EU)... It seems to me that the spirit of agreements like open skies are being leveraged beyond the vision for which they were implemented.
  22. Or until you get to the airport and realize you didn't put your middle name on the booking, like your passport has, and are denied boarding... Or perhaps get arrested for wearing too many clothes on your flight. Lots of good fodder coming from the Icelandic airlines the past couple months...
  23. Government and consumers are short sighted.
  24. It's not an Irish company though: Norwegian launched its long-haul operation in May 2013. The long-haul flights are operated by fully owned subsidiaries: Norway-based Norwegian Long Haul, Ireland-based Norwegian Air International, United Kingdom-based Norwegian Air UK, and Argentina-based Norwegian Air Argentina. Each airline with the exception of Norwegian Long Haul holds a unique air operator's certificate (AOC) but shares branding and commercial functions with the rest of the Group. Flags of Convenience is a scourge in shipping: encourages exploitation, decimates labour, avoids re