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by polaris
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10992

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

It wasn't affected at that time but the story repeated itself. 3x weekly wasn't attractive enough to premium, business fliers and for that reason SQ wanted daily service. When Canada wouldn't give them daily service, they withdrew. You have to go a bit further than that to see history repeating its...

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by polaris
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10992

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

These decisions had nothing to do with protectionist policies or AC complaints - as people have often repeated on this site. It seems that this publication, an arm of a multi $ Billion business consulting company based in London, disagrees with you. Interesting and amusing but not entirely correct....

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by polaris
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10992

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

Old North American routes: YVR-ICN-SIN YYZ-AMS-VIE-SIN Both Canadian routes I think were ultimately discontinued due to protectionist concerns regarding AC IIRC. These routes were not profitable at the time. Plus, SQ did not have suitable aircraft for the routes. That's why they were discontinued. ...

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by polaris
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3290

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

Very nice; very professional. I do prefer the dark jackets rather than the light coloured ones.

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by polaris
Thu May 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Air Canada prints one in their Navi magazine Air Canada's Navi magazine includes an ideal quick-reference timetable along with route maps and detailed fleet info. It's issued four times per year; an excellent enthusiast collector's item. I believe it's only available in Maple Leaf lounges and in Si...

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by polaris
Thu May 30, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

For awhile you could get PDF schedules online too - most of those are long gone. It's fun to look at the old OAG/ABC timetable editions to relive those days .. :-) AC still produce a PDF timetable. I wish WestJet would do the same. I wish WestJet would do the same, too. AC updates their PDF timetab...

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by polaris
Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 20613

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

Over the last number of years, tourism to Iceland increased, in part, due to the popularity of "Game of Thrones". The series was partly filmed in Iceland. Amazing what popular culture can do. (Same thing happened with New Zealand and "Lord of the Rings".) Icelandic locals were no...

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by polaris
Fri May 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 48
Views: 8564

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

The fuel truck hit the AC Express aircraft. Header implies that the plane hit the truck. Truck hit the plane three times. Truck driver has been charged with dangerous driving. The Sudbury-bound flight was returning to the terminal due to weather conditions in Sudbury.

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by polaris
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Q4 and 2018 Year-End Net Income
Replies: 19
Views: 4033

Re: Air Canada Reports Q4 and 2018 Year-End Net Income

Someone83 wrote:
Haven’t had the time to look into it, but any fleet news in the report?

There is one additional A330 coming in 2020 for a total of 13 aircraft. The one in 2020 is in addition to the 4 coming in 2019. The 4 x A321 from WOW are for Rouge. Rouge also getting 6 x A320 in 2019 + 1 x A320 in 2020.

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by polaris
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 14026

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

They were waiting to see whether they'd be keeping the A319s a little longer. It is confirmed that they will be staying in the Air Canada fleet a little longer than previously expected. They are now being sent for updating from the silversky colours to the new red, white, and black colours.

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by polaris
Tue May 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17730

Re: WestJet and the 787

This is a refreshing change from the drab widget. However, to me, it looks like Air Canada's silver sky livery (what some of you called "toothpaste") mated with Air Transat's new livery and produced this new Westjet.

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by polaris
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 6271

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

The Ethiopian Airlines Media Release reads "Now providing the only non-stop service both ways from Toronto to Africa". Egyptair flies nonstop both ways between Toronto and Africa.

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by polaris
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?
Replies: 15
Views: 2545

Re: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?

Fly Jamaica is a Jamaican carrier that has rights between Jamaica <-> Canada and Guyana <-> Canada. Caribbean Airlines is a Trinidadian carrier that has rights between Trinidad <-> Canada, Jamaica <-> Canada, and Guyana <-> Canada. Guyana does not have its own international airline. They have design...

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by polaris
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10808

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

AC does hold a monopoly at YYZ which prevents any real competition coming in whether from the high end to the low end. Counting on WS to be the part of expansion is wishful thinking since WS is unproven and there is very little place for them to expand. Where do you see the other traffic coming in?...

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by polaris
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?
Replies: 15
Views: 2545

Re: Is Fly Jamaica wet leasing an A332?

F27500 wrote:
"Fly Jamaica" operating from Surinam to Canada?

Sum Ting Wong here.

Yes, FlyJamaica has the rights to operate between Guyana and Canada. They fly twice weekly Georgetown <-> Toronto.

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by polaris
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 13324

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The partnership seems OK. LOT is shut out of the JV that AC has with UA and LH group. However, AC and LO have decent codeshares on either end. This summer AC will have a daily 767 on YYZ-WAW. LO will fly 9x weekly WAW-YYZ on the 787-8 (probable upgauge to one of the -9's coming online in the spring...

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by polaris
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

Re: Air Canada's Mumbai and Dubai route will be served by 777 for winter.

Toronto - Hong Kong is being upgauged to 77W service. The 77L usually assigned to Toronto - Hong Kong is being re-assigned to the Mumbai and Dubai routes.

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by polaris
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Options vs Purchase Rights
Replies: 1
Views: 686

Options vs Purchase Rights

When an airline places an order for aircraft, they often include firm orders, options, and purchase rights for additional aircraft. What is the difference between options and purchase rights?

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by polaris
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Navi - any other magazines about the running of an airline?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Re: Navi - any other magazines about the running of an airline?

An excellent magazine! The May issue is sitting on my desk staring at me. I wish there was a printable pdf version available. To the best of my knowledge, the only way to get a printed version is to check the seatpocket when you fly. Including the monthly condensed timetable is brilliant for those o...

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by polaris
Thu May 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 29336

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Simple answer: Concorde service was Concorde Class. It was above First Class.

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by polaris
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers at IST?
Replies: 26
Views: 6621

Re: Why no US carriers at IST?

TK787: Air Canada just stopped flying to IST.


When did Air Canada stop flying to Istanbul? This must have been very, very recent.

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by polaris
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop
Replies: 26
Views: 4414

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop

Interesting to read comments about Air Canada starting this route after Air Transat's announcement. In fact, this route has been on Air Canada's projected map for a couple of years. AC is methodically starting all routes on their projected map. Transat comes in and announces Montreal - Tel Aviv befo...

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by polaris
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin
Replies: 168
Views: 33166

Re: Qantas Unveils New Livery & 787 Cabin

Unfortunately, that kangaroo on the tail is slowly fading into nothing more than a squiggle.

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by polaris
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada transfers Bogota service to rouge from Oct 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 6384

Re: Air Canada transfers Bogota service to rouge from Oct 2016

Isn't there a limit on the number of Rouge-operated aircraft, relative to the rest of the fleet? If so, what's that limit, and how close are they? Rouge will operate a total of 50 aircraft. They will receive 6 more B-767-300ERs. Once these last six aircraft are received, by next year, they will rea...

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by polaris
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada transfers Bogota service to rouge from Oct 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 6384

Re: Air Canada transfers Bogota service to rouge from Oct 2016

At this point, this route is better suited to Air Canada's leisure division, nothing more, nothing less. I wouldn't read too much into it. Are Canadians "stubbornly loyal to AC"? The facts show over 45 airlines serving Toronto, over 45 airlines serving Vancouver, and over 30 airlines servi...

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by polaris
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72665

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Actually, Air Canada's current colour palette is called "silver sky". Depending on the environment, or your eye, it may appear bluish or greenish or silver. Nonetheless, it is called "silver sky".

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by polaris
Fri May 27, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Ever Flight Between Scotland And Québec?
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

RE: First Ever Flight Between Scotland And Québec?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>And airlines having the right ...

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by polaris
Fri May 27, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Ever Flight Between Scotland And Québec?
Replies: 19
Views: 4689

RE: First Ever Flight Between Scotland And Québec?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Vio" class="quote" target="_blank">Vio</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Yup. The Quebec government and their idiotic languag...

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by polaris
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YVR-DEL
Replies: 61
Views: 14726

Air Canada Announces YVR-DEL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usflyer+msp" class="quote" target="_blank">usflyer msp</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Odd question, are <acronym title="...

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by polaris
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Launch Dhaka-Toronto Flights Via Del
Replies: 44
Views: 13433

RE: Air Canada To Launch Dhaka-Toronto Flights Via Del

This will be an Air Canada code-share service to/from Bangladesh. At this point, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> will not be flying their own aircraft into Dhaka. The flights to/from the US would be connections through Toronto. Code-share from Dhaka to Toronto, connect in Toronto to US dest...

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by polaris
Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Ulcc NewLeaf To Unveil Routes And Prices
Replies: 134
Views: 19013

RE: Canadian Ulcc NewLeaf To Unveil Routes And Prices

"Ultra low cost" and "ultra low fare" are two different things. Ultra low cost is what it costs the company to do business; ultra low fare is what it costs the client or passenger.

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by polaris
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge's First A321 Picture
Replies: 40
Views: 18901

RE: Rouge's First A321 Picture

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/panam330" class="quote" target="_blank">panam330</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>what was the rationale behind ordering bra...

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by polaris
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YUL-LYS, Rouge On YYZ-LGW
Replies: 53
Views: 14589

RE: Air Canada Announces YUL-LYS, Rouge On YYZ-LGW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q120" class="quote" target="_blank">Q120</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Bleeding them out worked best for them, for exam...

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by polaris
Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YUL-LYS, Rouge On YYZ-LGW
Replies: 53
Views: 14589

RE: Air Canada Announces YUL-LYS, Rouge On YYZ-LGW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q120" class="quote" target="_blank">Q120</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> doing wha...

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by polaris
Fri May 08, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia: New Livery And Uniforms On 6 June
Replies: 27
Views: 13992

Alitalia: New Livery And Uniforms On 6 June

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/planesavvy" class="quote" target="_blank">planesavvy</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Why is it that whenever a new livery...

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by polaris
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Transaero Livery
Replies: 58
Views: 38465

RE: New Transaero Livery

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/motorhussy" class="quote" target="_blank">motorhussy</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>I think the titles look unfinished o...

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by polaris
Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Vs. US Transatlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 12754

RE: Canadian Vs. US Transatlantic

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ElPistolero" class="quote" target="_blank">ElPistolero</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Air France">AF</ac...

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by polaris
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Canada Add MNL To Its Service
Replies: 18
Views: 7003

RE: Will Air Canada Add MNL To Its Service

In reply to the Subject Line: It is possible but, for Air Canada, some other cities carry a higher priority before Manila. In the meantime, Philippine Airlines provides nonstop service between Manila and Vancouver with three weekly flights continuing to Toronto.

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by polaris
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nicole Kidman Latest Star To Endorse An Airline
Replies: 33
Views: 13047

RE: Nicole Kidman Latest Star To Endorse An Airline

Amusing how people could be swayed by "celebrities" they will never meet talking about a product they will never buy. Most people can be fooled almost all the time. By the way, the actress is not endorsing an airline. She's being paid to act in a commercial.

[Edited 2015-03-14 21:46:31]

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by polaris
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Debut Premium Business Class On Transcon Flt
Replies: 30
Views: 8270

RE: AC To Debut Premium Business Class On Transcon Flt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hoons90" class="quote" target="_blank">hoons90</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Just got back from <acronym title="Las Veg...

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by polaris
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC To Debut Premium Business Class On Transcon Flt
Replies: 30
Views: 8270

RE: AC To Debut Premium Business Class On Transcon Flt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetwet1" class="quote" target="_blank">jetwet1</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>the travel manager for one of Canada's lar...

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by polaris
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Valentine's Day Surprise Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

RE: WestJet Valentine's Day Surprise Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shanxz" class="quote" target="_blank">shanxz</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Though, much more appealing to the masses, tha...

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by polaris
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Valentine's Day Surprise Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

RE: WestJet Valentine's Day Surprise Video

This is nothing more than an advertising technique.

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by polaris
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Atlantic City
Replies: 43
Views: 9598

RE: Air Canada To Atlantic City

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GE9X" class="quote" target="_blank">GE9X</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>I don't think he is. Dying is a strong word but ...

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by polaris
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Atlantic City
Replies: 43
Views: 9598

RE: Air Canada To Atlantic City

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ipodguy7" class="quote" target="_blank">ipodguy7</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>The problem is that <acronym title="Air ...

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by polaris
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Atlantic City
Replies: 43
Views: 9598

RE: Air Canada To Atlantic City

What's the problem? Seasonal service to Vail, Mont Tremblant, and now, Atlantic City. These are resort destinations served on a seasonal basis. I don't understand all the negativity.

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by polaris
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines New Livery
Replies: 25
Views: 13241

RE: Vietnam Airlines New Livery

This is an excellent touch-up to a great look!

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by polaris
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st-Time Flyer Opens Wing Exit Upon Pre-T/O
Replies: 20
Views: 10760

RE: 1st-Time Flyer Opens Wing Exit Upon Pre-T/O

Why didn't he just open a window!

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by polaris
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fuel Surcharges - Any Changes?
Replies: 13
Views: 2803

RE: Fuel Surcharges - Any Changes?

Airlines buy fuel in bulk so the current fuel would have been purchased at higher prices. Fuel surcharges would not come down until some point next year. Once air carriers purchase bulk fuel at lower prices, then those savings could be passed on to passengers...assuming fuel prices remain low.

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by polaris
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Up With Passengers?
Replies: 40
Views: 10373

RE: What Is Up With Passengers?

Some people feel entitled, like they are the supreme being and everyone should cater to them. Others, fear of flying makes them act up.

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