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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 47
Views: 6083

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

We haven't hit Labor Day yet. Summer is still peaking. Most carriers’ have the peak summer schedule through mid August only, with substantial schedule drawdowns and reductions occurring in steps from mid August to early September. Peak summer schedules are either over, or are ending this week. One ...

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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 47
Views: 6083

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

Peak summer is over. There's slack in the fleet now. Not even close. Peak summer is..... peaking Not really. If you look at the history of WN's system wide fare sales (only two real sales a year), those sales typically start with dates beginning in the last half of August. Why would that be if summ...

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by Dominion301
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8225

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

Airlines are becoming like telecom companies in Canada with their multiple brands. I think the BA approach of tailoring their fleet to the destinations (especially out of LGW) is the better approach for AC. Have never understood why AC can't just "rouge-ify" mainline. We all know it's hea...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22330

Re: United updating brand with new colors

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
downdata wrote:
Looks like virgin..


In other words “Like a Virgin” ;)

2020 sounds like a good time for the tulip to make its triumphant return.


United's management will be tiptoeing through the tulip issue.


LOL nice one!

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 56
Views: 7873

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YWG YWG release stats on a quarterly basis. Here's Q2 by month and YTD: April: Sector / Apr-17 / Apr-18 / % Change Dom: 271,508 / 286,084 / +5.4% TB: 38,561 / 39,322 / +2.0% Int'l: 11,807 / 8,558 / -27.5% TTL: 321,876 / 333,964 / +3.8% May: Sector / May-17 / May-18 / % Change Dom: 320,479 / 325,133...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 56
Views: 7873

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YYZ YYZ's 1/2 half numbers are out and pax traffic is +6.0% YTD through June. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/gtaa-reports-2018-second-quarter-results-continued-strong-passenger-volume-growth-at-toronto-pearson-690503911.html During the three-month period ended June 30, 2018, 12.4 million pas...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8225

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

HJM wrote:
Likely more narrow-body Airbus aircraft to be added, more domestic and transborder flying and perhaps an all-economy class cabin.


Wow they said 3 320s are being added to Rouge next year. Must mean a sizeable number of 319s will remain at mainline to cover for the E90’s retirement.

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22330

Re: United updating brand with new colors

downdata wrote:
Looks like virgin..


In other words “Like a Virgin” ;)

2020 sounds like a good time for the tulip to make its triumphant return.

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers

Westjet has ramp crews in YYC, YMM and some in YYZ Interesting that it's YMM and not YEG and/or YVR. I never knew WS had some in YYZ. Is that a recent change to have some in-house? Do the in-house handle mainline and the contractors handle Encore? I think it started in the winter or spring in YYZ. ...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 32717

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

[Lol Delta Nor American could stop United were they to return to JFK. Whether it was a mistake to Leave? Is up for debate. But! Are they flying like Hell out of EWR? You betcha! Could they make money in JFK? You betcha! Prove it. Lets see you state facts that they will make money.[/quote] How about...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers

So far no comment from the company about this group. Maybe too small to publicly state their 'disappointment' in them. Next up, ramp? Actually is YYC the only WS station with ramp that's done in-house? Westjet has ramp crews in YYC, YMM and some in YYZ Interesting that it's YMM and not YEG and/or Y...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?

GG22 wrote:
Dominion301 wrote:
GG22 wrote:
Allright, thanks.
Still really amazing to see two 732s from two different airlines and an A310 at the same time.


Which airline had the other 732? Nolinor?


I guess it came from Raglan.
However, I'm not entirely sure.


The Raglan 732 would make sense.

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?

GG22 wrote:
Allright, thanks.
Still really amazing to see two 732s from two different airlines and an A310 at the same time.


Which airline had the other 732? Nolinor?

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: 3rd WestJet employee group joins a Union - Dispatchers

So far no comment from the company about this group. Maybe too small to publicly state their 'disappointment' in them.

Next up, ramp?

Actually is YYC the only WS station with ramp that's done in-house?

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by Dominion301
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13475

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

Really like the new format. Thanks again, Enilria. :D Thanks. It was actually a lot of work! :) The HND slot is too valuable. Unless they can swap it to DTW or ATL, they won’t drop MSP. Yes and no. It's valuable in the same way HAV slots are valuable...long term. Right now, very hard to make money ...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5619

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

Perhaps, but there are clear economic disincentives for going back to 4 engines. What are the economic disincentives for requiring two members of the crew to always be in the cockpit? It takes an F class passenger an extra 5 minutes to get their meal? LOL. It takes 5 more minutes to react to a F-cl...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5619

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

At the airline I worked at, post-9/11 cockpit doors, it was company policy to always have two crew members in the cockpit purely for the reason of should the remaining pilot on the flight deck become incapacitated, there would be someone there to open the door for the other pilot. In fact, pilot su...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8309

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

It seems like those 727's had a lot of down time, so I imagine getting rid of them was not that difficult of a decision. They would have been moved back stateside. While the pax 727 fleet was in the twilight of its career by the late 90s, 9/11 is really what did the 727 in. Probably caused the glob...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6131

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

PatrickZ80 - You must not be a native English speaker. Of course the word "swoop" means something. It is a normal English verb meaning to descend rapidly like a hawk. Indeed I'm not a native English speaker. I'm Dutch, and although I'm rather good at English I can't know everything. Thank...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected

Porter joining Aeroplan would be sweet.

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

doulasc I am sorry for all the sarcastic posts on here. I enjoy discussing the feasibility of air service to various communities and I don't see why people need to be so rude in commenting on your post. To answer your question, I don't think Portsmouth is an ideal location to start air service. It ...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Cutting Sudbury...Again
Replies: 26
Views: 3555

Re: WestJet Cutting Sudbury...Again

It's kinda weird that WS are not simply reducing YSB frequencies, as no doubt they'll set up a WS Link YYZ equivalent at some point.

No doubt when they do this, they'll announce service to Sudbury for a 3rd time!

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6131

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

While Hamilton-TPA is new, WS has also reduced its footprint in Tampa by cutting Halifax and Ottawa. Part of the Swoop-ing of their sun profile, or just marginal routes that got the axe? They also cut YOW-FLL (and probably YHZ-FLL too). That's rather surprising as they'd been flying both routes for...

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending
Replies: 62
Views: 5619

Re: Two Crew in Cockpit Rule Ending

At the airline I worked at, post-9/11 cockpit doors, it was company policy to always have two crew members in the cockpit purely for the reason of should the remaining pilot on the flight deck become incapacitated, there would be someone there to open the door for the other pilot. In fact, pilot sui...

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by Dominion301
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: WestJet Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize

Why is it that management is always "disappointed" whenever non-management employees decide to join a "big bad" union? It sounds rather demeaning, doesn't it? Like when a parent is "disappointed" their child dropped out of university. As to the FA's, in the end, I gues...

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by Dominion301
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6131

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

While Hamilton-TPA is new, WS has also reduced its footprint in Tampa by cutting Halifax and Ottawa. Part of the Swoop-ing of their sun profile, or just marginal routes that got the axe? They also cut YOW-FLL (and probably YHZ-FLL too). That's rather surprising as they'd been flying both routes for...

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by Dominion301
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6131

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

lavalampluva wrote:
So the usual Canada/Sunbird routes.


Pretty much. In fact, I think out of all of these only YHM-TPA is completely new. The others I'd hazard a guess are all transfers from mainline with, in most cases, increased frequencies added.

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by Dominion301
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6131

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

Cactus739 wrote:
Interesting choice of Gateway Airport in Mesa for them.


No doubt that’s simply shifting their AZO service to Swoop from WS mainline. Likely ditto for YEG-LAS.

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 56
Views: 7873

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YEG's June numbers: Terminal Traffic: 635,121 passengers (3,764,645 Year-to-date) • Domestic 550,970 passengers (2,976,640 Year-to-date) • Transborder 64,901 passengers (503,719 Year-to-date) • International 19,250 passengers (284,286 Year-to-date)  FBO Traffic*: 35,924 passengers (197,880 Year-to-...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: WestJet Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize

Update: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/westjet-statement-on-cabin-crew-certification-689699741.html The interim certification order does not include members of Encore or Swoop cabin crew within the scope of the bargaining unit. "We are disappointed by this outcome but respect the rights ...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45826

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bbcb11c&opt=0

Hopefully the two seriously injured occupants make a full recovery.
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Definitely an overrun. Apparently an engine failed/blew right a V1.

http://avherald.com/h?article=4bbcb11c&opt=0

Hopefully the two seriously injured occupants make a full recovery.

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

sixtyseven wrote:
Ahh. My bad. .500 then lol


Fair enough, but in the last 15 years they're batting about .030. Even great baseball sluggers hit slumps every now and then.

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

Rare?? They lost money in Q1. They’re batting 1.000 for 2018 when it comes to unprofitable quarters. I'm guessing you're referring to AC and not WS with this comment? WS knew this would be a bad quarter, so no doubt they loaded as much bad news as they possibly could into Q2, which should make Q3 l...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/westjet-reports-second-quarter-net-loss-of-208-million-689608301.html "The impact of the threat of industrial action, in combination with the dramatic increase in fuel price and competitive capacity provided particularly significant challenges in the second...

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by Dominion301
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Air revised livery?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Blue Air revised livery?

shamrock350 wrote:
It seems it’s just a logo jet but it looks very good.

I’m more interested in the fact it’s a 737-800 without winglets! Don’t see that too much the days.


Ditto the eyebrow windows!!

This does indeed look real good.

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Porter
Replies: 26
Views: 4268

Re: Future for Porter

Who says it's a profitable operation? As it's privately owned, there's no publicly available data. However, I would suspect that the operation is profitable due to the current investors disinterest in selling out. However, that's speculative. I doubt institutional investors would remain in for the ...

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by Dominion301
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet to start seasonal YHM-LAS this coming December.
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: WestJet to start seasonal YHM-LAS this coming December.

[threeid][/threeid] WestJet is the largest foreign airline in LAS, and it's nice to see them add even more flights to Las Vegas. Wish they would add back the twice weekly YOW-LAS service that was cancelled a couple of years ago. WS' sudden rekindled love affair with YHM continues...gee I wonder why?...

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by Dominion301
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180110

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

So much for wanting a third competitor to the A/B duopoly. This thread hilariously exposes that the real point of rooting for Bombardier wasn't for the existence of another manufacturer. This is sad news for the CSeries and for manufacturer variety in general. It's a shame to see Bombardier effecti...

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by Dominion301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 17
Views: 4873

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

This time, assuming the allegations are true, was a lot more covert than nut rage: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32840725 From what I understand, this time it's Dad in hot water. Cho, also known as Cho Hyun-ah, was a vice-president of Korean Air. She is also the daughter of the company's chairm...

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by Dominion301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane hits drone on approach to YQB (lands safely)
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: Plane hits drone on approach to YQB (lands safely)

Surprised there isn't more discussion this. Even BBC has it on their front page. I just read it a few minutes ago on the newswire myself. The number of incidents reported to Transport Canada in the past year is staggering. It's like texting & driving, people won't learn until there's a tragedy.

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by Dominion301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 12863

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

VC10er wrote:
What is the premium cabin like on the AC 737 MAX on these European routes?


It'll be the regular domestic J seat, just like the A319 pond hoppers have been for years.

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by Dominion301
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21249

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

Don’t overlook Boeing as a suitor. Imagine the Boeing sales team pushing the CS. Nah you’re dreaming in technicolor... BBD will go down with the ship when it comes to the CSeries. If they do sell anything it’ll be the CRJ or Q series possibly but that’s a big if at this point. I wouldn’t even rule ...

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by Dominion301
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts
Replies: 65
Views: 12386

Re: OAG Changes 10/15/2017: AA Adds ORD-RAP; AM Drops ONT-GDL; ; EY LAX Less Than Daily; More SJU/STT/SXM Cuts

In case anyone's wondering about all the DL 0.2>0.1 stuff in May, these are all Saturday-only routes. The only difference is May 2017 had 1 extra Saturday vs the usual 4 = 0.1. After removing all that noise plus the hurricane cuts, which I'm sure the airlines are hoping is temporary, this is a prett...

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by Dominion301
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air (7F) Facebook Live Event @ 1200 EDT today (October 12)
Replies: 17
Views: 2003

Re: First Air (7F) Facebook Live Event @ 1200 EDT today (October 12)

Meh. It’s not bad, but not memorable either. Air Inuit’s rebrand a few years ago puts it to shame. Air Inuit's livery is the best! Considering both airlines are owned by Makivik, I was hoping for something similar for First Air. I have to say, I think Canadian North's livery is now better than 7F's...

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by Dominion301
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6418

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

Interesting part about the below breakdown is that in the YUL-MCO fare approx. 62% of the $126.85 taxes/fees are US based. The customs tax/fee play Canada-USA vs. USA-USA (via DTW, but others, too) is overwhelming. It just hammers any possible U.S. routes from YXU or YHM. DTW's advantage in destina...

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by Dominion301
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 6418

Re: London International Airport (YXU) poised for growth, including direct flights to the U.S. and Europe

Canada is quite protective though isn’t it? Can Norwegian Wow or Thomas Cook etc just start services to Canadian airports? Absolutely. Canada and the EU have full open skies. That 1.7 million catchment area for YXU is very generous. That's clearly including places like Waterloo Region, Guelph, and ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air (7F) Facebook Live Event @ 1200 EDT today (October 12)
Replies: 17
Views: 2003

Re: First Air (7F) Facebook Live Event @ 1200 EDT today (October 12)

I wish they'd announce an expansion of the airline beyond the North. This new livery is alright, but I'm going to miss the unique tails à la Frontier.

However, I caught part of the facebook live presentation and I must say the new uniforms look very sharp.

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by Dominion301
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18507

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

You raise a very valid point about big cities receiving huge $ for things like subways and light rail. Cities are the ones paying the taxes. Giving the money back to them as a grant is not "recieving huge $". Rural areas overwhelming rely more on the federal government than Cities do, and...

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