, another YUL-YYZ (a.k.a. Mtl vs T.O.) tempest in a teapot, around here. Just great
C-GRYK because I don't picture them being so uptight and glossy about Montreal. Your city is what it is, now get on with it.
Montreal's got a lot of problems --hey graffiti alone, where the heck did that come from, only been about the past five years or so, since that started rearing its head it any majorly-annoying way. But then I guess just the signs of the times for cities big and small, in this often-complicated and confused day and age. Again, just have to get on with it.
I like Mark (FLYYUL), though I do wish he'd address people more directly a lot of times (and not just here, but the Montreal Airports message board as well. See, so it's not just you YYZ guys alone, around here
And I do think he goes somewhat over-the-top at times, with the Could-it-be-that-AC-hates-Montreal-generally line. But then if you wail on that, then you sort of have to also note that Neily (Yyz717) often posts some immature and inflammatory stuff here too, particularly in this particular little ongoing soap-opera-type battle. And then the piling on at times by other guys, like Pete (Delta-Flyer) saying stuff like "as for Quebec politics, it's always been of the ugly kind" and "I don't have a lot of sympathy for people living in North America who don't learn English" --hey Pete, I could say I don't have a lot of sympathy for millions on the continent --a lot of them Americans-- who can't even read let alone point out a country in Europe or Asia on a world map, but see, what the heck's the point in doing that. So, y'know.
Personally I don`t think YUL administrators or Montrealers generally have much right to complain about not getting additional flights out of YUL, until the airport gets its sh*t together a bit better which it slowly is, Transborder area area is a done deal already and --fingers crossed-- Int`l area will be in another two and a bit. That still leaves the Domestic area a bit of a dump, but I think that demand there is much more airport-ambiance-inelastic and anyway the province of Québec generally
has to get its internal commercial aviation market sh*t together, I mean it`s just crazy that there aren`t at least a dozen Saab-340 or Bombardier Q-whatever non-AC JAZZ
turboprops flying around, not just on the YUL<-->YQB trunk but also YBG<-->YUL, YBG<-->YQB, YVO-YUY-YUL, and at least a dozen internal routes which ought to be open to at least B1900 daily independent operator service (YUL or YQB to... YZV, YBC,YGP, YYY, YRJ) But oh well, Québec society still developing, might be another five years yet before this happens.
With regards to WestJet serving Montréal, I think it`s about a year or so away, at most. And I guess it`ll start off with flights to YOW, YQM and especially YHM, to tie connect with other WestJet flights from there. It`s going to be great. And thanks, HangarCat, for your words here, about a bit of what`s going on in that regard. Cheers.