Interesting observations from an AMerican (?) traveller on AC
I just did another YOW
rotation (usually 4x per year) and again AC
staff were at their best:
-ground stop in YOW
June 26 for 1.5 hours (thunderstorm)
-several squally babies on board (all of whom seemed to be close to me but likely a subjective interpretation)
-turbulence for about 3 hours, ranging from mostly light to moderate over the prairies -- causing the young lady directly ahead of me to have air sickness, adding to the ambience
-forward cabin too hot, rear cabin cold enough that blankets were brought out
I find that contrary to what many in the public tend to report, the AC
staff, esp. in-flight staff, are very professional in their jobs. They are getting that, esp. since CCAA in 2003, everyone is in this together. It kind of sucks that 2,000 people are going to be laid off after all the give backs, but $150 oil will do that.
The AVOD system (when it works) is pretty good. I watched 'Vantage Point' westbound, very interesting film. Eastbound I had my nose in a book all the way, didn't touch the AVOD. But it is very popular. I assume AC
will start charging for the service at some point.
So all of you out there, maybe try AC
for your next trip to/from Canada.
(I do not own any shares in ACE
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