Maybe you can enlighten this student Neil, at what point does a flow through cost become a cost directly related to the airline? By you're reasoning, as I understand it catering if a flow through cost, as the coast of the food is passed on to the passenger though the purchase of a ticket, same goes for fuel, hell you pay for the airplane and the employees as a passenger too, so really anyone who buys a ticket on Air Canada isn't a customer of the airline, they are a customer of the GTAA, CARA, Consolidated, Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, etc etc.
The GTAA does provide the passengers with services, YES that we all accept, and as a result they are their customers, but the airlines, retailers, service providers are all also customers of the GTAA, and the GTAA to date shows little interest in even listening to the requests of those customers. The Airlines have said it, IATA has said it, even Collonette himself suggested their may be a problem at one point, yet you Neil seem to know otherwise...guess you're right then ah?
"Also, as a student, you are not involved in the decision making or authority within the GTAA or your airline employer....so no offense, you are a junior employee, and hence an outsider yourself. "
Neil I suggest that you reserve your comments to stuff that you actually know to be factually correct. FACT is yes I was at the GTAA though my education, (it'll take a lot more then that to offend me my friend, I take pride in all my work regardless of the position) no, I didn’t now have authority to make decisions, nor do most regular employees of that company or any other company, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t see how the organization functioned, I witnessed first hand some of the frustration from Air Canada with respect to the way things were being done with New T1. FACT is that none of my previous airline positions (AC, QN
, or SG
) including my current one had anything to do with my education, just so happens that I am studying and working full time, I'm not on the front line, nor have I ever been, and I'm involved enough in the decision making process now at my new job to see just how little input the airlines have in the way that their requests, or even suggestions are being met.
Just two bits, for one of us junior low life employees...
(For the record I enjoy reading your posts, and respect your opinion more then most others, but by now I've probalby triggered you're shit-stiring for entertainment gene so it'll be my last post on the subject unless you actually want to debate facts instead of slander)
Have a good weekend...
[Edited 2004-11-13 06:14:25]
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