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Air Canada: Prepared If WS Manages To Oust SG  
User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Air Canada is ready to expand its Canadian seat capacity.

Milton: ''We're prepared, and at this stage we're just watching Jetsgo and WestJet go at each other,"

Interesting...

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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3105 times:

WestJet won't really need to put a lot of effort forward... Jetsgo seems to be doing just fine digging it's own grave...  Wink


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3068 times:

A332, quite the contrary so far. Jetsgo, an airline that many said would not take off, then said wouldn't last more than a month or two, then until the end of the year, then .... you see the trend. In the mean time, it's grown by leaps and bounds! Probably too fast for its own good, but we can't deny it's overall success at establishing a market for itself. Competition is a wonderful thing.  Smile


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Meh... it's all hush-hush and closed books over at Jetsgo... no one really knows what's going on at all.

I would imagine the carrier created some successful routes and made some profit after it's initial launch, but I doubt their finances are looking very pretty today...

Throw in all the bad press Jetsgo has received in the last couple of months and you get the picture... not looking so promising any more. The reality of the matter is that the airline has a horrendous record with it's past clientele, and any person I have ever spoke to has had nothing but trouble with the airline, each and every time.... is it any wonder I have never chosen to fly with them? As well, what ever happened to customer service? Call Jetsgo's call centre some time and you'll get what I mean...

Hmmm... a $20.05 seat sale turns into a $1 seat sale which now turns into a .01 seat sale... pretty desperate tactics if you ask me. Check out Jetsgo's fares on it's new western routes... WJ and AC are already cheaper.

Competition is a wonderful thing, but not if the entire industry is suffering as a whole. Jetsgo's dirt cheap fares are hurting the industry, and they obviously cannot be sustained forever. The departure of Jetsgo will reduce some of the extra capacity and allow AC and WJ to return to profitability.

And again.. nothing against the employees here.



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User currently offlineYUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2908 times:



Quoting A332 (Reply 3):
I would imagine the carrier created some successful routes and made some profit after it's initial launch, but I doubt their finances are looking very pretty today...

Leblanc, in a rare interview, candidly confirmed a couple of weeks that SG ''is not making money right now''

That was a real scoop... sarcastic 



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16371 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Milton: ''We're prepared, and at this stage we're just watching Jetsgo and WestJet go at each other,"?

Milton has zero credibility. AC is participating in the seat sales, and has yet to even turn an operating profit. He needs to focus 100% of turning AC around, and the job has barely begun.

Milton is prepared for NOTHING, which pretty well sums up his tenure at AC since 1999.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 666 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 5):
Milton has zero credibility. AC is participating in the seat sales, and has yet to even turn an operating profit. He needs to focus 100% of turning AC around, and the job has barely begun.

Milton is prepared for NOTHING, which pretty well sums up his tenure at AC since 1999.

Amazing. So you are suggesting that Air Canada not participate in the seat sale that Westjet has initiated, and let a good chunk of passengers fly on another carrier? This is how you turn an airline around? I agree that seat sales do not help the bottom line, however losing customers is even worse.


User currently offlineBiggles From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 459 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Looks like Milton will get his chance !!

User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Looks like you spoke too soon, mon capitan :-{

User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 666 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Indeed. Jetsgo's demise can only be a good thing for the industry in Canada.

User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Milton has zero credibility. AC is participating in the seat sales, and has yet to even turn an operating profit. He needs to focus 100% of turning AC around, and the job has barely begun.

Milton is prepared for NOTHING, which pretty well sums up his tenure at AC since 1999


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16371 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

So you are suggesting that Air Canada not participate in the seat sale that Westjet has initiated, and let a good chunk of passengers fly on another carrier? This is how you turn an airline around? I agree that seat sales do not help the bottom line, however losing customers is even worse.

Depends on the airline. If an airline is able to reduce its capacity, or conduct effective yield management, it does not need to participate in seat sales.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
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