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by ACATROYAL
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boy do I ever love reading this conversation... the topics that get mentioned and debated are unbelievable! I popped some more popcorn so keep going ladies and gentlemen..

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 901
Views: 211445

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

It would be helpful to know which of the ten doors failed. As the fuselage and Type A doors are the same as used on the rest of the 777 family, I am strongly inclined to think it was not a design issue there. If it was one of them, my guess would be it was not properly latched/secured. The Type C &...

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by ACATROYAL
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It does have something to do with Boeing and FAA safety culture. Corporate interests over public safety. And so on. Personally I won't fly on a MAX until each of these questions are answered, even if the MAX is deemed safe again. It's a matter of building trust in both Boeing and FAA. I guess you w...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It simply comes down to the fact the MAX is a variant gone too far. The engines are the main problem... too big , they throw the center of gravity way off creating all sorts of problems talked about to death in this thread...

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Good topic discussion on Toyota cars... interesting...

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

My god, it seems that in this thread every possible component of the 737 MAX has been dissected, scrutinized and debated. I can't believe that there's anything left to discuss but I suspect some people will always find something else to analyze. This thread is now on its 40th and still counting page...

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by ACATROYAL
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 25324

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Boeing's current top management's attempt at being cheap, cutting corners, pushing monthly production levels to unrealistic levels is coming back to haunt them big time! Boeing's excellent reputation built by previous quality management is being eroded very quickly down to a level that will permanen...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3967
Views: 513875

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

You are right. Boeing is in a make or break moment currently, what they need is a man like Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson to lead them out of this mess (777X, MAX, KC-46). Real leadership is needed to solve this horrible and sad situation Boeing is in...

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by ACATROYAL
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6501

Re: 737-8200?

I still can't believe they will put 200 seats in this plane, even at 189 seats its cramped!! People complain about this airline but they still get passengers to go in them, I wonder once they try this 200 seat version will they fly it a second time?

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45328

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

So much angst over one order. I do not understand. Boeing's engineers are capable. Deals happen. It is an obvious win for both sides. In reality, no ordinary passengers will pay attention to whether they are flying 737 Max months after the grounding is lifted. AND, BA can always choose not to the m...

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387870

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Well the FAA and Boeing identified a new issue with the MAX plane!! Try to fix one thing and something else pops up or goes wrong! It's amazing how the fantastic 737 went from Hero to Zero. They should of stopped at the 737-800 { arguably one of the best planes ever} This is why I won't get near a M...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45328

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This order is a Big mistake. The 737NG is a great plane, the 737-800 is legendary!! The Max series is an engine gone too far, so many pilots have commented on that they feel uncomfortable flying it, controls and response seems off, engineers discuss how it is flawed and yet due to some deep discoun...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 345
Views: 45328

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This order is a Big mistake. The 737NG is a great plane, the 737-800 is legendary!! The Max series is an engine gone too far, so many pilots have commented on that they feel uncomfortable flying it, controls and response seems off, engineers discuss how it is flawed and yet due to some deep discount...

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by ACATROYAL
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 96352

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Now it looks like Air Canada will lease 2 Qatar 330-200's for the summer seasons to offset the grounded 737MAX...I wonder if these will be painted in AC colours

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by ACATROYAL
Wed May 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321 No sharklets??
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Air Transat A321 No sharklets??

Just saw an image of a A321 and it doesn't have any sharklets attached, just curious as to why not?

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 96352

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

Not sure if they are new builds or second hand versions...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 96352

AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

News form Air Canada is that they will be adding 4 more A 330-300's in 2019 bringing their total to 12. My question is why are they adding more A330-300's? What routes do they want them for?

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by ACATROYAL
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Transat A320 out of paint
Replies: 27
Views: 7472

Re: First Air Transat A320 out of paint

Does it have sharklets?

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by ACATROYAL
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37334

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

I like the new livery (at least in good weather conditions...) but they really should have tested this before, as they did in the past. 0289068 They could have easily used the B737 stored behind the butterfly hangar in Frankfurt... 4318187 That happens when you don't consult a.net first :rotfl: :ro...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 212077

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Wow.. whats happening to legacy airline paint schemes lately. First Air Canada, Cathay Pacific and now Luthansa all look either very cheap or totally off the mark. Thank god Singapore Airlines stays true to their heritage and past....

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 51241

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

Well lots of people expected this order so its not that surprising. We will now wait and see if Emirates orders more A380's to save the day for Airbus...

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by ACATROYAL
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 102559

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing is at it again, playing dirty just like they did with the tanker competition years ago. The Airbus MRTT 332 was the best plane and the US military wanted it but Boeing and their legion of paid off politicians changed the outcome in Boeing's favor. The C Series is the best choice for Delta and...

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by ACATROYAL
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book
Replies: 68
Views: 12545

Re: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book

Lets not forget that one of the main reasons AC ordered the 737 was because Boeing gave them a price that AC simply couldn't refuse. Boeing just lost the American Airlines narrow body order to Airbus(321) and wanted to strike back at one of Airbus's customers and Air Canada was just in the right pla...

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by ACATROYAL
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 38571

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

I'm jumping into this discussion just to say that I am sick and tired of unions holding innocent people HOSTAGE! If I have a issue with my employer do I go to your house and block you from leaving or stop your kids form going to school or buying products from your favorite establishment, NO so why d...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat May 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 5335

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Well getting a union means the end of WestJet as we know it. Unions destroy everything they touch. Poor Westjet it was a good run...

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First time in Aviation History? Two Maiden flights on the same day
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

Re: First time in Aviation History? Two Maiden flights on the same day

I stand corrected... you are right March 31 Thanks

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First time in Aviation History? Two Maiden flights on the same day
Replies: 3
Views: 2279

First time in Aviation History? Two Maiden flights on the same day

April 1 saw two new plane types make their maiden flights, the 787-10 and the 319 NEO. Has this type of event ever happened in the past, I don't think so??...

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?
Replies: 169
Views: 25896

Re: Airbus Responds to Boeing MoM launch '17/'18, Not?

I was planning on responding but... I think airbazar said it best!

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87301

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

My first reaction is that I just saw a Delta plane by mistake and then looking at the nose makes me see paint work Airbus is doing on their new 350's and 330 NEO's

So far a fast survey of 10 people and unfortunately no one likes it including me...perhaps in time I will grow to like it...

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71740

Re: Air Canada new livery?

All I'm going to say is....Red and Grey....

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71740

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Well whether its the 787 or 737 Max that gets the first new paint job is still undecided but one can safely guess that the next plane type to get the new paint scheme is the A333 currently in Singapore that was extensively damaged falling off it's supports while there for maintenance. It will requir...

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by ACATROYAL
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71740

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I love all the responses and proposed photos about the upcoming new color scheme, I think we will all be very pleasantly surprised shortly, stay tuned...

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by ACATROYAL
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 19972

Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement

Question regarding Air Canada's A330-300. Since AC is switching to an all Boeing fleet I'm curious as to how long they plan on keeping the A333 around? According to news reports they plan on re-configuring the seat count from 265 to 292 which indicates its going to hang around for a while and once t...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1532481

Will Airbus reach their 350 Delivery goal of 50 by the end of today

Airbus had a goal of 50 - 350 deliveries for 2016, so far they have delivered 47...Does anyone think they will hit 50??

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 238669

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

I agree the 330-900 is one of my favorite looking planes. In my opinion its much prettier than the 350, I still can't get over the weird looking noise of the 350, perhaps in time I'll get used to it

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 56357

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

Something doesn't make sense to me. Currently the longest route for a 787-9 is United Airlines UA-1 at 7,339 nm (16hr, 20mins flying time) but this route is 18+ hours flying time. How do they stretch the flying time to accommodate this? They will have to drastically cut weight (seats and passengers)...

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71740

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Yep this is what someone showed me and said that it will come out roughly in 2018

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 71740

Air Canada new livery?

I have heard the AC is planning on changing their livery from their current greenish color to a combination silver, red and white design. Any news on this?...

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by ACATROYAL
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 8818

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

LCC's like Rouge are just that, as cheap as they can make it, as little leg room as possible, even cheaper food (I didn't think that was possible) all designed to compete with airlines like Air Transat, Westjet etc. This is a result of people who put the cost of air travel first over everything else...

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by ACATROYAL
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets On a A380
Replies: 26
Views: 5077

Re: Winglets On a A380

Thanks for the answer

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by ACATROYAL
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets On a A380
Replies: 26
Views: 5077

Winglets On a A380

Just curious if there is a possibility of Winglets, Sharklets, type additions being added to the A380. I keep reading about the A380 needing to be more efficient in order to be more appealing to potential customers. I personally think they would look great with them added on.

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by ACATROYAL
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?
Replies: 150
Views: 36162

Re: Would MD11 Be Popular If 777 Wasnt Built?

Just curious what was the longest route any airline flew the MD-11?

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by ACATROYAL
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA sells remaining A310 fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 7969

Re: PIA sells remaining A310 fleet

Speaking of the A310's Air Transat still has the 310's in their fleet. Does anyone know how long they will hold onto those?

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 vs A318 & 736
Replies: 19
Views: 5347

Re: 717 vs A318 & 736

Believe it or not the B717 has roughly a $15 per nautical mile fuel cost while both the A318 and B 737 are in the $12 range and that's solely due to engine efficiency.

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 vs A318 & 736
Replies: 19
Views: 5347

Re: 717 vs A318 & 736

Unfortunately there is no short answer to this topic. 99.99% of the time it comes down to the acquisition costs of a plane. A unpopular plane may be leased /purchased far cheaper than a popular model. All airlines use a complicated mathematical formula when calculating operational cost of a plane an...

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by ACATROYAL
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge - 3 years in the air
Replies: 24
Views: 5746

Re: Air Canada Rouge - 3 years in the air

I'm really surprised what people complain about. Life is simple, you get what you paid for, if you paid a cheap price for a ticket on a low cost airline you will get cheap service, cramped seats etc. LCC are just basic transportation between A and B. If you don't want that then expect to pay more fo...

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by ACATROYAL
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo
Replies: 189
Views: 23362

Re: Leahy: MOM Market Already Taken By A321neo

You know after reading everyone's posts and articles on this subject it seems to me that this ideal MOM plane looks a lot like the old 767-200 or A310 but just heavily modernized, just my opinion of course...

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by ACATROYAL
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian orders 30 A321LR aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 13219

Re: Norwegian orders 30 A321LR aircraft

People talk like the Boeing MOM is a done deal. Boeing has done this many times in the past, they try to get some attention by deflecting the success of a current Airbus product and right now that's the A321. I learned in life, don't believe it until you actually see it...

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by ACATROYAL
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year
Replies: 174
Views: 28552

Re: Boeing 737-10MAX Decision Seen By End Of Year

Beatyair said it best, A bad idea no matter how you dress it up is still a bad idea. A321 has won this segment, admit defeat, cut your losses and move on to something that will benefit Boeing. Don't bother! The 739 takes the entire runway to liftoff and the ER had the extra fuel tsnks that take carg...

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by ACATROYAL
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints and compensation
Replies: 41
Views: 10213

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints and compensation

This is what happens when you try to do something the cheap way. Lets get cheap planes, have them serviced in a cheap place for a cheap price and then try to compete with AC with lots of transoceanic experience. You buy cheap you get cheap thrown right back at you. Serves Westjet right for trying to...

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