Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56 Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
A few questions:
- how good are AC's market forecasts?
- is AC finally reacting to poor loads and canceling routes as it should?
- is AC still trying to decide its future? And if so, do recently announced routes not fit in with their strategy anymore?
AC is very confusing to follow, but fun nonetheless.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4609 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
The main probelm with the YYZ-DAB route was poor marketing on Air Canada's part. DAB has tonns of Canaidian vistors every year. The problem was that they had saturday and sunday only flights that they were selling just air only. With weekend flights, if they have package deals or work with a tour opperator, they call sell the seats with the hotels. If someone was planning a vacation for a week, the only way they'd fly air canada is if it was part of the whole package.
That was the main problem why they didnt sell enough.
Experience is what you get when what you thought would work out didn't!
FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4949 posts, RR: 52 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
How do you know that the reason is because AC didnt market the flight properly..
The operations didnt even start on the flight, so you cant really assess what happened. its like saying the YULMEX was cancelled due to lack of demand, when the flight was almost soldout for several dates during the holidays, YULFCO same thing.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6101 posts, RR: 11 Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
I would have loved to see that AC CRJ at DAB ,Im think the flight might have worked. We also have to consider that the vast majority of Canadian visitors that come to DAB are alot of college kids (most of them come by bus)- so maybe the Canadian crowd this town attracts is not the type to really care if they have to sit on a bus for hours as long as they get to the fun in the sun.
But AC really should correct this practice of announcing flights and then cancelling it before even starting it.
Lymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1137 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
"elaborate on why DAB would mean a weight restriction for a CRJ"
No offense, CVG777 as a PPL you should know how the whole fuel/payload/range relationships works. To be sure, goto Delta practice area (if you can get a slot) and fly over/around the Bithlo towers for 5 hours alone, then land. Then, go back and refuel, but this time squeeze in 3 passengers, all while maintaining weight limits, and try again for 5 hours. If you're flying what I think you're flying, you'll run out of fuel abeam Deland. Air Canada does not like running out of fuel mid-flight, nor should you.
All you canucks, don't bring up Gimli and squash my point!