Its funny this topic started today.
I just heard from an Air Canada employee that they were in talks to consider the A380 at the same time they went for the A345 / A346 order with Airbus. Their initial RFP was for 10 A380's for the runs to LHR
) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA / DEL / HKG
(future route) / SHA
(more business revenue).
I was surprised when I heard this from this lady (who was up there in the inside management). Apparently she worked on the proposal for them.
She said for stupid management reasons they settled for 2 A345 and 3 A346. She felt that these numbers were inadequate. Her opinion was the management is preventing AC
from becoming a top airline.
Also her mention was that management made another blunder by buying so many regional jets when AC
has been losing so much regional revenue to WestJet, Jetsgo. Her opinon was that AC
future lies in ULR and international flights (I agree with her, she is right) and AC
should concentrate more on International.
Apparently some up there in the upper management keeps on making decisions to put AC
back into some spiralling loop of going down.
Her wish now is that the Germans take over and fire all the upper management to make AC
more profitable. Similar to what happened at Chrysler when Benz took over and turfed the idiot managers who tried to bankrupt Chrysler three times.
She envies Emirates / Qantas / BA
and even OS