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  1. People are fearful sheep soaking up internet nonsense.
  2. The photos are Interesting but the pax load is what caught my attention.
  3. Get what you pay for. Swoop won’t be around forever as people realize what a crappy product it is and with any sort of planning you can pay almost the same on AC/WS. Plus I wonder if Onex will keep it once Flairs dies. The only “value“ is Swoop flying non-stop in markets the big two don’t. But everyone I talked to said their Swoop flights were delayed (I’ve done one and it was 2.5 hrs late). So what do you really save?
  4. Canada Jetlines postpones launch over financing challenges, lays off staff @GlobeBusiness
  5. I’m sure AC wouldn’t be opposed to returning to Airbus NB. CR is going to up Boeing’s #*% on this fiasco and will be coming home with some free shiny new 787s and suitcases of money.
  6. I doubt Don Bell would have allowed such nonsense back in the day. There is always circumstances that must be considered. WS used to empower their people to make the right decision. Now it’s the news media telling tens of thousands, of not more, about WestJet crappy service.
  7. Presently First Air operates two flights a day (one on Sat) each to Churchill and Rankin. Those appear to be gone eff. Nov1. Wonder if they are going to CALM Air?
  8. Looking at the schedule beyond Nov 1 - appears Winnipeg is being dropped entirely from the network?
  9. Swoop must not operate with any spares. And even if they did, the operation is so spread out any problems at one end of the country takes 5-6 hours for the hot spare to even show up.
  10. I've read on other forums that AA connections were solid on the previous WS YYC-DFW and YYC-ORD flights. I wonder if DL and AA could get into a tussle for a piece of the WS action?
  11. What are the odds Delta takes a slice from Onex?
  12. Bloomberg reporting, and some evidence to support, that China has grounded the 737Max fleet. Bloomberg, citing Caijing, reports that China has asked domestic operators to ground their 737 MAX aircraft. While we have yet been unable to officially confirm such, this is the number of 737 MAX flights above China now vs. the same time last week.,103.39/4
  13. Where are these -175s all coming from?
  14. Anyone who thinks AB, especially YYC, is improving economically is dilusional. AC continues to give YYC to WS. Trunk route flights will always be solid - but the “hub status” for AC is long gone. YWG will transform into a major “low cost” city, with ever increasing presence of these carriers. Again, AC moves towards providing trunk route service only.
  15. This kind of a response confirms my interpretation of the original statements intention.
  16. If you don't understand why the pilots - along with FA's and those employee flying non-rev all chipped in to help groom the aircraft, then you don't understand the philosophy of WestJet (at least the old school philosophy) By the way, in my opinion, thinking that it's demeaning to pilots for helping turn the aircraft is pompous, arrogant and insulting.
  17. The famous - expand because peak periods we are busy. Meanwhile the place is empty 23 hours a day. Typical Airport Authority nonsense. Airlines should be charged based on time-of-day demand.
  18. Helps when you sell the airport for a half a billion
  19. Sorry to make your day - it’s a really ugly livery on a massively expensive airplane with far more capabilities than required. See the next 4 AC A330’s.
  20. Gate agents are not bouncers but it’s a lot easier and cheaper to deal with this on the ground than in the air. I would argue they have a responsibility to be watching for passenger behaviours and deny boarding. And you’re telling me the crew didn’t get a sense the guy was drunk? Did they think, ah maybe he will sleep it off, we just won’t serve him. The flight didn’t get too far from YYC before he decision was made to turn back. Most likely a case of everyone trying to be “nice” and “avoid conflict.”
  21. These AIFs are absolutely ridiculous. Who wouldn’t love to run a business where you spend money like crazy. No need to care or be accountable to anyone, and then you get to worry about revenue at the end. You run a monopoly so who cares. Im so glad it’s YYC. They **bleep** away millions and millions on that crap hole idiotic international mess, those stupid white golf cart buggies and the never ending construction, justifying their AIF. I hate the place so much. Air Canada continues to get more of our business because WS forcing more connections thru YYC. I’ll never go via that 10AM WS transborder bank ever again.
  22. Well in fairness, it depends how you define profit. I could make a fortune in the airline business if I didn’t have to pay for any capital costs - like airplanes.
  23. Some Calgarians don’t want to pay (can’t blame them since the Province and the Feds won’t pay for what most believe will be games that go over budget (which they almost all do and which was only cobbled together at the last minute - and short of the initial desired target - even now there are holes in the numbers (like $200m in unavailable insurance policies??)). Some are not impressed with the process; the local government and the Bid committee has been accused of not being transparent nor having a solid sense of a financial plan or event plan (if you’ve read anything about the Bid over the past few months you would agree - for example the security budget is half what Vancouver spent 8 yrs ago and they have no where for the Curling events yet (Edmonton?)) Some want the games as they believe it’s an effective way to leverage other governments money to refurbish and build things (like a field house for Calgary; note the Bid doesn’t include a new arena to replace the Saddledome) and others think its the economic boost the city needs. I personally don’t think it will pass, I think the questions and concerns will out vote the spirit and hope. 65/35 But if it did pass, and considering it’s 8 years from now - I wonder which Airline would be the official one. Hmmmm
  24. In “a” base fare. So nothing preventing a swoop from posting a Y fare of $3,900 from YEG to YXX one bag included and ending the complaint.
  25. So biased ”Air Canada now outperforms all of its North American major-airline peers on the key metric of revenue per employee, at $688,000 to WestJet’s $392,000.” This is is a key metric?