FedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (17 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
What do you guys and gals think of Canadian
Airlines? I personally think their own goverment
is screwing them over big time! They need help
from the outside (AA or merger). Canadian is
a nice airline and I have talked to a few of their
pilots and their very nice people (most Canadians are)
and I wish them great sucess, but they can't get it.
I think if AA or somebody where to merge with Canadian
it might able them get some new aircraft. Which they
need desperatly! That B737200 that comes into SAN
is not looking to good. Comments?
fly777ual From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (17 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
I like Canadian. I really like the new paint job on their 747-400's!!! I'm not sure about the Canadian Goose, but the rest looks wonderful!! I must agree with whomever posted a thing about their 737's. When they're at SFO, they look and sound HORRIBLE!!!!! I believe, though that they are infact ordering A320's for that very reason...to replace the 737.
C-GMWW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (17 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
I think I should comment on my employer. The 737's are old and some need replacing. The economy in Canada for the airline isn't really good for us. Canadian is a major port to North America from Asia. I don't want to use the Asian flu as an excuse but there really isn't any other. In reference to AirCanada A320'scomment about merging with Air Canada, you obviously don't know what a monopoly is do you?
cv990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (17 years 2 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
I grew up in Vancouver and have a soft spot for CP. In the old days of Ottawa-controlled Air Canada vs. CP Air there was no choice: take the Orange!
As far as having a goose on the tail, let us not forget that prior to the orange scheme in 1968, Canadian Pacific had a goose.
I've been out of touch with the goings-on with route structure, but it seems to me that Air Canada has been encroaching on Asia, typically a CP stronghold, and I have to wonder if CP has been able to obtain some sort off reciprocal benefit (Europe, etc.).
Sandman From Brazil, joined Feb 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (17 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
AA already owns a good chunk of Canadian. Federal law prohibits a foreign company from owning more than that. They have already replaced many of their 737-200s with A320s. I'm at the airport in Toronto frequently and they are all over the place. The government has nothing to do with it. Even if they were owned by someone else entirely, it would not change the situation in the Canadian airline industry where too many seats are chasing too few passengers. That's why Canadian keeps posting loss after loss. Air Canada got them first. Surely you're not suggesting that some profitable airline buy a turkey and throw good money after bad?