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  1. Completely off topic, but shouldn't Super 80 be revealing a new handle seeing as AA is retiring the last mad dog today.
  2. The TransAt YYZ operation that must remain in T3 (because not everything can come into T1) will be separate for operational purposes. I can see TransAt Holidays remaining separate. YUL has a phenomenal opportunity to integrate everything into AC and AC Rouge as the airport would become a crown jewel fortress hub for TransAtlantic operations.
  3. This is not a pure Competition Tribunal public interest assessment, the report goes to the Transport Minister where a political decision will be made. Unless WS comes to the table with significant commitment to fly YUL or YYZ international and truly replace Transat flying flight for flight, route for route; the TC Minister is going to approve the takeover. WestJet won't take the A310 or A321 and they appear finished with purchasing more 763s. This leaves redeploying the additional 7 Dreamliners they have on order. If WestJet enterred into an agreement to increase competition, they would have to deploy the Dreamliner onto such great routes as YYZ to CDG/AMS/FCO/AGP on a year round basis. Additionally they would have to put the Dreamliner onto YUL runs. This would significantly and negatively impact the strategic plan as it would push back Asia operations a good 2-3 years. I expect that AC will have to give up some slots and gates in YYZ, but probably not much else. Maybe YUL to sun destinations for Sunwing to takeover with additional frequencies. IMHO the public interest assessment is driven by a desire to paper the takeover as much as possible for the Americans and Europeans. This keeps Canada in control. Minimal repercussions to AC because anything less will put QC jobs at risk.
  4. I would hope that AC Dreams Take Flight would congratulate Boeing ECF on a great livery and all the good work they do. End the congratulations with a standard request for donation and offer to cross promote each employee charitable initiatives.
  5. At its most basic element, an assault is any unwanted physical contact. You touch someone with a feather and it counts as an assault. That said the local police have enough power to distinguish between a slight shove and knocking someones lights out. If the FA presses charges, the aircraft becomes an investigation scene and the flight will get cancelled. Better to just offload the offending pax, close the door, get their bags, pushback, and deal with the ban after the fact.
  6. In the new super speed up of information and news, Companies have to report within 24-36 hours of board approval. The BoD probably rescheduled their meeting for Thursday 25th and that forced a Friday 26th early morning reporting. The Onex deal will have an effect on the transaction as well. There is a blackout restrictions for insiders releasing information to the outside world before quarterly release to the stock market and general public. For example, Onex putting $2.4B request for funding the WestJet deal is predicated on WJA.T having released their Q2.
  7. I expect the 310s and 737NGs to get removed from the fleet. That will pull down the overlap in YUL to a great extent. The big question is how does the TS purchase and consolidation with Rouge go for gate space in YYZ. I could see Calin making a deal that includes TS giving up gates in T3 to WS to expand their international widebody operations. In exchange TS/RG go to the infield terminal with a better bus connection to T1. This would likely solve the competition issues in YYZ. Another question is will Garneau use his new powers from the Transport Canada Modernization Act to overrule the Competition Bureau?