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  1. The owner of the local shoppers has been encouraging local MDs and his regular customers, where possible, to send prescriptions to his branch electronically and the meds are delivered to the home address. The delivery guy is behind PPE to the extent possible and you pay by credit/debit/ touch/swipe on a terminal that he sanitizes. Obviously it does not cover 100% of transactions but it reduces contact of people and pieces of paper in the pharmacy. Seems to work and probably will become closer to the norm if the economics work.
  2. As a retiree it has been a long time since we successfully used a pass on other than a short high frequency route where we can afford to miss a couple of departures. We buy seats the same as every one else off the street these days, with who ever has the price and conditions that suit us best. Our passes have really lost their value. When the company sweetened collective agreement offers with higher priority passes it did not cost them much. I certainly realize that passes were always considered a privilege, (and a generous one at that), but there were also many who stayed on to earn their 25 year pass which has lost a lot of its usefulness these days.
  3. The Hawaii traffic is almost non-existent and I imagine a fair bit of what is flying is cargo. i guess the fourteen day quarantine requirement makes vacationing a non event. The quarantine even applies to inter island travel just to make it even more unattractive.
  4. Only one design topped it in my view and that was the L1011-500.
  5. Short landing technique ??? But then I suppose you still need enough distance to get out again.
  6. Seeker, +1. Imagine the uproar if the flight had cancelled and ferried out of there to where a fix could have been made. "Corona virus declared global health emergency by WHO" I guess the CBC does not understand priorities and mechanical realities.
  7. Could some one offer the writer a dictionary ?
  8. I was thinking more of Casino, stand up bar, (sorry, Continental already did that on their DC-10s), dance floor, (didn't someone already do that in the upper deck of the 747), putting green, ya know "great new features."
  9. and they’ll call it “re-branding” the aircraft. Isn't that what Trump suggested some time ago? If I recall it was something like, "Re-brand it and include some great new features" Not sure what "Great new features" could be though, but I'm sure he could come up with something.
  10. I wonder if the TV program that was done on a day at work with an airline pilot is still around somewhere ? i know there have been a few but the one I am thinking about starred none other than AEF’s own Don Hudson. Plays a pretty impressive piece by Chopin on the ivories as parr of it.?
  11. It really boils down to the seating that the airline specified when they ordered the aircraft which is their decision. The airframe it is stuck in makes little significant difference IMO. Maybe the 787 cabin altitude can be appreciated but other than variations in enroute time on very long haul, 737/767 makes little difference to me. Having said that, I did not enjoy the flights I did in Max from the point of view of the Galley/Washroom area. That design is awful as far as I am concerned. My biggest peeve on seats are those that are short in the fore and aft dimension so that your thighs are not supported far enough forward. I find those very uncomfortable far too soon into the flight.
  12. Just travelled YVR-OGG on Omni, ( at least I think it was Omni, Winglets 767 ?), and thought the seating in steerage was par for the course. I am a shade under 6ft and had no problems, travelled in worse actually. Cabin crew were Rouge, ( and were very good), and other than the “Box Lunch” dining it was all pretty much what Rouge is about.
  13. At YQQ last August, flown by Dave Hadfield. The restoration of this aircraft is a superb job. It probably looks better than when it was built. He did a couple of demos and was joined by another restored Spitfire from Seattle at the hangar on the base where they had a fund raiser dinner. The whole thing was really well done.
  14. Surely it is uncontrolled and unqualified drone operation that is a problem for airports and controlled airspace. If it is properly run and integrated with the operation of the airport and airspace it could work OK. Moving time sensitive and priority goods etc. comes to mind.
  15. Too bad the Rhinoceros Party is no longer around. Their platform was, that if elected, the first thing they would do would be to ask for a recount. ?
  16. Not saying I disagree with you, but what do you do with the existing aircraft and the 4,000 or so orders for the Max, not to mention the planning that must have been done in anticipation of taking delivery? Something of a "too big to fail" situation ??? ?
  17. Maybe my memory is going LaLa, but I thought that Canadian went to Gatwick for their London operations.
  18. Would this be the same individual?
  19. Also, many of the flights that landed since this occurred cannot deplane, as there are not enough gates available. Wonder if it will become cost effective to find some of the PTVs that used to be used for off gate boarding/deplaning. Mirabel comes to mind, they were a significant part of passenger movement at the time.
  20. Fun to watch, lot of money close together. ?
  21. CUPE could at least proofread their document and spell Calin’s name correctly. ?. Blame the autocorrect I suppose.
  22. Could not agree more. I have a three generation history of the women on my mother's side of the family and it saw my mother gone in her fifties. The company Doc in YVR, (who I had a lot of time for), said, "Colon cancer could almost be called a preventable disease if caught early enough". The prep is not the greatest but the procedure is not too hard to take and the preventive value is "Priceless". Edit: just realized on reading that my handle could be a very poor pun, but not intended. ?
  23. Well maybe the aircraft may not be technically grounded but it is more than just "Restricted from commercial service". It is banned from operation in the airspace of many jurisdictions, Canada being one of them. I believe the EU allowed three ferry flights per airframe for storage, placement etc. and that was it. Political regulators are not going to stick their necks out until it is fixed and confidence restored.
  24. As you say, more to the story, I'm sure. I almost did a similar thing a long time ago. Myself and F/O, walking down the hall minding our own business. Crew scheduler nails us and tells us there has been a crew misconnection and we are drafted to do xxx to YYZ, (from YUL). OK, we go to dispatch and at that time we used block clearances for fuel so we filled out our paper work with fuel for YYZ and went to the airplane. Called Clearance delivery and got a clearance to Ottawa. Hmmm, maybe it is a short clearance with further airborne. But, wondering if that is realistic call dispatch. Yes, you go to YYZ with that flight number but via YOW. Good job we checked as we had fuel for YYZ and the understanding that that was where we were drafted to go, mindset fixed. I have often thought about the reaction if I had made a PA over YOW at FL 310 announcing our ETA at YYZ. We came close to doing what BA did here. "This is inconceivable when knowing you are going to go to Dusseldorf" I'd bet that they did not know the flight was meant for Dusseldorf and they went where they thought they were supposed to go. Judge not or there but the grace etc.