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  1. Assuming that there is a work stoppage at AC for one reason or another. And setting aside Miss Raitts crys of a national calimity. How much spare capacity does WS and PD have to take up some of the AC pax. It seems to me this would be a great opportunity for both WS and PD to show their moxy, and possibly reatin some of the buisness after everyone goes back to work.
  2. Other than taking a shot at the CBC I miss the point. Heres the story: A Toronto-bound Air Canada flight was forced to abort taking off at London's Heathrow Airport due to a technical problem. Air Canada said the pilot on Flight AC859 "rejected" takeoff Friday after a warning light on the Boeing 767 came on while the plane was travelling about 140 km/h. A passenger told CBC News the plane was going "full throttle" and appeared ready to take off when it abruptly "screeched to a halt." She said fire trucks raced out to the plane and police officers came on board. Passengers were asked to get off the plane and are being put up in hotels. The flight has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. local time Saturday. An Air Canada spokesperson said rejecting a takeoff is "quite rare." There were 210 people on board the aircraft when the problem occurred. Ok it's a non event that was only news because it involved a Canadian reg aircraft. 2) The passenger who spoke to CBC news made light of the situation and put it in an understated fashion, so it was included in the story, why? Because it humanizes the experience. 3) It would be nice to be able to put a mic in the face of the passengers all the time, but now most people e-mail or Tweet their experience, so finding them for an interview is a whole lot easier. 4) An Air Canada spokesman said the incidents are quite rare ( something well known on this forum ) There's the balance to the story. The rest was straight fact. They said it happened, they said why it happened, they had the companies side, and a funny aside from a passenger. In this case, the CBC did their jobs.
  3. Also they applied to start service from YUL first, and the feds are trying to get flights into there.
  4. Just wondering is WS going to upgrade the systems. The screens looked pretty puny compaired to the AVOD on AC- the one that hardly works. The format is also wrong as most broadcasters originate material in the 16x9 format, and the WS screens are 4 x 3.
  5. Anyone know where the Flair 734's came from before they were registered in Canada. Heard Enerjet could not provide the 73NG because the leases are up and they are being returned. So the Flair's are rushed sub contracts.
  6. Why go all the way back to yul, and spend 4 hrs in the air if there was the smell of smoke? Avherald. An Air France Boeing 777-200, registration F-GSPV performing flight AF-345 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France), rejected takeoff from Montreal's runway 24R at low speed due to a programming error of the flight management system and subsequently vacated the runway at taxiway B2 about 2200 meters/7500 feet down the runway. The airplane departed again about 2:10 hours later and was enroute at FL380 about 220nm northeast of Gander,NL (Canada) when the crew reported smell of smoke in the cockpit and decided to return to Montreal. The airplane landed safely in Montreal again about 4.5 hours after departure. The flight was subsequently cancelled. NAV Canada reported the crew rejected takeoff because of a programming error. Air France said, a minor computer error causing a technical alert prompted the crew to reject takeoff at low speed following. After the departure the crew noticed an unusual smell of smoke caused by a faulty fan prompting them to return to Montreal.
  7. The whole back cabin beyond the first 20 feet aft of the L1 door is all instrument racks, tech stations and gear all the way to the tail. No not surprising if there was an electrical fire it was bad. Also everything is composite save the seat tracks and the galley fixtures, so one can only imagine the smoke that was in the air. Nothing like real world experience.
  8. I was on the #3 aircraft last week at PAE. The factory and ramp was awash with them. On the line was the first for AI and a few more for JAL. It is a very impressive piece of work. The company has certified the plane for a max of 3 abreast, so there is no way for a carrier to go 2-5-2 the tracks will not allow. The "blindless photo-chromic" windows are neat. The front end which I will describe in a later post ( traveling right now ) is like a very futuristic sports car. The Boeing folks were very proud to talk and show off their new creation, but were very corporate when one asked about deliveries to specific customers.
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm9aNRUyKkg
  10. Wonder where the Q 400's are coming from. Seems that all the ones on the production line are spoken for. Even the planes SAS traded back have found new homes. I can't see AC Jazz handing over the ones they have on order since they are supposed to replace crj's whose leases are not being renewed. Guess they could always ask Deluce to lease some of his.
  11. Flew PD ( YTZ-YUL-YTZ )Friday at noon 27 seats sold, back Sunday the 19th at 15:30, 30 seats sold. Heck of a lot of pax for AC to fight over. That said looked at some of PD's advance bookings on one of the res engines and their advance sales on a lot of their flights over the next two weeks look pretty good. Of course its hard to know how many in each bucket are being sold. Their new big problem is that they have flights every 30 minutes at some hours and these are going out with very light loads, but I guess they have to do something with all those Q-400s. Other thing I noticed is that even with the seat sale, they are more expensive than AC in Tango on many of their flights.
  12. Where are the 75's coming from. Are They TC from Europe being redeployed for the season?
  13. AA flies at the edge..... http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-airlines-fuel-20100713,0,5631459.story You may have to cut and paste.
  14. Wonder if this carrier has seen a rise in business from the spot. http://nycaviation.com/2010/06/24/is-this-the-best-airline-commercial-ever/