Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Lindy field, we don't hear about how great Royal was or Canjet, because we are comparing "greatness" such as in the case of Wardair, and Canadian to something less. I personally loved Royal's service, which was among the best I've seen, but I don't think it deserves a stop as one of the greatest airlines of all time.
That's just my opinion.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3800 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Nuno I'm tellin your boss you said that... HEHEHE Actually I do think that ROYAL was the Wardair of the 90's except that it had to deal with the 1990's market reality, and did the best it could given the situation of the industry at the time...CANJET>..well I dunno about them...and I don;t think anyone will every rave about the service at C3 although I think it is getting better....slowly!
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
FP_v2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1160 times:
Definetly Canadian, mainly because I always liked their color scheme and because they were the only one's to have 737 service to my town (YKA). I hate Air Canada, their fares are outragous and their livery plain sucks.
Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
Honestly, although I'm an HUGE AC fans, but I have to say that CP's service is better! But one bad thing abt CP is that they are not adaptive enough, I mean they were not seeking for a lot of changes and they have old management style, which is kind of hard to compete in this fast changing world market. They need to be more innovative I guess. Well, just my own opinion! I love their goose livery! I guess I have to say both airlines have their strengths and weaknesses. But afterall, they are both CANADIAN AIRLINE COMPANIES! So I like them both!
Cr-J From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1116 times:
I would say, I love Canadi
Like the luggage policy between these two. I remember one time,
my sister was travelling Canadi
Meal service is another concern. CP contracted with Luthansa Skychef as their
meal service in Canada and most places around the world. The meals are much better than CARA, the company who supplies meals for AC.
I had an experience to travel with my parents. Since there was ticket difficulty, we cannot fly together. My parents flew with Canadi
You know what happened? I arrived one hour later than my parents! Ridicoulous, eh? On same day, similar weather condition and same route. AC's performance is worse than CP. For the meals, my parents' CP flight has one meal and one light snack. The snack is a sandwich, by the way. The AC meal I've got is just some pasta. Nothing else. And the air fare I paid to travel with AC is CAD$50 higher than what my parents paid!
That's why I prefer CP, not AC at all.
I hate AC to use their A343 to fly trans pacific routes too. They are far too slower than CP's B747-475ER.
Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
Just heard too much bad news about AC in the media. This makes me not like AC that much. Also, all the take over news just make me feel bad about A/C as this will eliminate competition. At YYZ, the AC terminal arrangement just make me so confused. I still don't know T1 or T2 I should go if I travel by AC or Air Ont.
Crj 900 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 602 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1057 times:
I for one would like to have seen Mr. Milton take the best of both worlds and implement them at the new Air Canada. If he took CP's service( believe me when i say that our svc at CP, especially the J class svc was 100% superior to AC) and combined it with AC's new technology, a/c and not to mention $$$$$, then the new product would be world class and then some. But unfortunately he has decided to retain the old substandard, but adequate AC product. Shame really.
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4832 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
CP/Canadi>n all the way. I am a bit biased because my parents were loyal to CP and I have flown them more often, but I have flown AC enough to make a comparison. AC's staff isn't terrible, there are good cabin crew who make you feel welcome and that a small request is not an insult...and then there are those who have complete contempt for their customers. I never had a bad experience with CP/Canadi>n staff.
Generally, the seating (espescially on the DC-10!) and meals were better too.
I have flown one roundtrip (YYZ-LGW) with Canada 3000 and I was very impressed.
Allee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1050 times:
I've NEVER flown Air Canada. That'll change though. I'm booked on AC from YVR-LAX in late August for my honeymoon.
It'll be quite a long time before I see Air Canada as 'my airline'. It's pretty painful to see the Canadian goose sign coming down CP's hangar, and pretty painful to see an Air Canada 737-275, or see -275 associated with Air Canada. *sigh*