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by ACDC8
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Corvette Unveiled
Replies: 35
Views: 1200

Re: 2020 Corvette Unveiled

Corvette's stopped being relevant since the C4 debuted.

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?
Replies: 37
Views: 1797

Re: Poll: Have You Flown on 737MAX?

Yup, been on one a few times already. Loved it.

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by ACDC8
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finally Got My New Car
Replies: 31
Views: 2033

Re: Finally Got My New Car

Currently driving a 15 Jetta 2.0 NA with a 5 speed stick. Looking to replace it late this year. Leaning toward a new Golf GTI Rabbit, Honda Civic SI or maybe a Jetta GLI (stick of course) sadly neither the GTI or the GLI come in the nice blue I love and have on my current car. I will say its annoyi...

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by ACDC8
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5301

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

WestJet moved one of their Max's yesterday from YLW to YVR. As mentioned above, ferry flights happen all the time.

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by ACDC8
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19801

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Let us be realistic, I have not been on a good AC branded flight in decades. The last one was business class to Beijing and the staff were all ex Canadian and that is over 12 years ago. Since that time I avoid AC like the plague, taking BA to Europe, CX to Asia and either DL or AA to the US. If I n...

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by ACDC8
Tue May 21, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1802

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

Wow, I thought he was much older than 70. I don't know much about him so I'll assume he was a good enough person. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. Pretty common thing to name a business after your name in Germany. I'd assume ...

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by ACDC8
Wed May 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19801

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

AWNP wrote:
If you would be so kind as to elaborate, what are some specific examples of AC's extraordinary superiority?

Currently? Access to better lounges.

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by ACDC8
Mon May 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28173

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Because it gives many people hope and fulfillment in their lives. You don’t have to agree with it, you don’t have to understand it, no one is asking you to. A bit like playing the lottery, you get hope that you'll win money and that it will fulfill your needs and I guess you still have to think its...

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by ACDC8
Mon May 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28173

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Because it gives many people hope and fulfillment in their lives. You don’t have to agree with it, you don’t have to understand it, no one is asking you to.

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by ACDC8
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21757

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

Union Shop I work for allows shift and AV trades, the company understands that sometimes you need a certain day off or a different week off than you got for your AV sign up. But its capped, you are only allowed so many shift/AV trades per year, they must be publicly posted and if one penny exchanges...

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by ACDC8
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 7936

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Acqua Di Parma Mandorlo Di Sicilia

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by ACDC8
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5226

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

I could careless about IFE, but those seats are sooo pillowy soft :cloudnine:

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by ACDC8
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita
Replies: 14
Views: 7176

Re: JAL 787 skids off runway at Narita

Joe Patroni comments in 3,2,1 ...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations
Replies: 80
Views: 15876

Re: Air Canada Looking to expand NB Transatlantic Operations

MrBren wrote:
In a cramped 737? NO WAY.

Oh no! Need a tissue? :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6347

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

Swoop has, thus far, avoided any overlap with mainline markets. But both Swoop and WestJet operate YEG-YWG and YEG-LAS. WS originally axed their YEG-LAS flight when WO announced their service. Not sure why WS reinstated the service, maybe because RV started the same service this past season? WS ser...

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by ACDC8
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

Royal with cheese? So, is that like a Quater Pounder with cheese? Guess it’s ‘cause you guys have the metric system. :biggrin: Don't forget that some of our younger readers weren't even born when Pulp Fiction first brought that to our attention. I'm just disappointed they've dropped the "e&quo...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The shaving thread (all parts)
Replies: 37
Views: 2582

Re: The shaving thread (all parts)

Love trying new products. Merkur 34c, usually Merkur, Astra or Derby blades, boar hair brush, Proraso pre-shave, green line shaving soap and after shave lotion is my go to set up. While travelling, I usually carry a Bic Flex 5 and travel size Art of Shaving lemon scented pre-shave, cream and after s...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

"Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions,...

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by ACDC8
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain
Replies: 24
Views: 2372

Re: McDonald's loses Big Mac trademark case to Irish chain

The Big King in France looks like this, no central bun : Perhaps they've gone away from it, found this menu on the net: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b789f753555afee96d584015660db8f3-c Royal with cheese? So, is that like a Quater Pounder with cheese? Guess it’s ‘cause you guys have the metr...

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by ACDC8
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 8695

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

Really? SEA and SAN are the two largest US MARKETS not served nonstop from YUL. Maybe so, but SEA only has seasonal service to YYC on AC. Just because it’s a large market unserved, doesn’t mean there is a huge market for an airline to service it. AC still serves SEA extensively from YVR and at mini...

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by ACDC8
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23939

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Sorry LMFNINJA, the original meaning of this post was quite clear. 'First class equipped,' aside from perhaps some missing hyphens, is pretty evidently a reference to the type of classes configured within the aircraft. That assessment is also correct. Aside from EK, LX and a few other exceptions, m...

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23939

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Noise wrote:
With all the focus in Canada being on YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL...what opportunities do YEG and YOW present to WS and AC? Both are relatively large metro areas and neither AC or WS have claimed them as focus cities/hubs.

Can't speak for YOW, but both AC and WS have a very strong network out of YEG.

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by ACDC8
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23939

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

a) Westjet is too reminiscent of the airline's origins. I understand they've invested a lot in their brand but the name may not reflect an international carrier. Other than a handful of people on these boards, nobody in the real world really cares about an airlines name reflecting it being an inter...

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by ACDC8
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 5945

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

Hey! So I'm now in my mid 20s and never had a girlfriend. I always tried to put myself out there and got rejected and friendzoned every time so it never really worked out :( Also having special needs makes it more challenging. You can have mine :biggrin: (Just hope she didn't hear that :biggrin: )

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by ACDC8
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23939

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

WS can expand all they want in YUL, they'll fail. Quebecers dislike things from Alberta, well, except their equalization payments :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2747

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

So this was all an issue of hand held devices and had nothing to do with being slow on the bridge and rubbernecking? Seems to me to only be a money making item then for the police. If you believe the only point to fining people who use a hand-held device whilst driving is to make money, then I'd hu...

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Offensive Christmas Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2667

Re: Offensive Christmas Music

There is no such thing as "offensive" music. Just people with some sort of mental disorder that can't tune something they don't like out.

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 220
Views: 34587

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YLW hit 2 million,

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enerjet to morph into a ULCC in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4983

Re: Enerjet to morph into a ULCC in 2019

All the airports of interest have more than enough capacity. Airports that aren't served, aren't served for a reason.

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13902

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

What would the purpose have been?

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7253

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

Yay! Something new for the SJWs to find safe spaces for. Welcome 2019! :mrgreen:

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12526

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

Call me a negative person. But I always have two concerns: 1, Should you really spend time with your relative while your relative really should concentrate on working to serve 150X6=900 passengers in the day. And all the flying, to achieve what? Just watching her doing her job, or take her to the g...

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by ACDC8
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12526

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

chonetsao wrote:
Of course this person might not tell me the whole story

Bingo :thumbsup:

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by ACDC8
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Is Abbotsford in BC a good comparison for Red Deer? It is about 65 km from Vancouver. Abbotsford itself is 140,000 people, but the airport being closer to Vancouver can actually suck in some Vancouver traffic. Abbotsford has YVR to the west and thats it and is about an hour drive when traffic is li...

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Bottom line is this, if Red Deer was such a hot market, other airlines would already be there, but the reality is that even AC just pulled out. Can it be done? Sure, if the airline offers the right product at the right price. Can it be successful? We'll have to wait and see.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Hamilton, London, Kitchener & Windsor. All a relatively easy drive to YYZ (with the exception of Windsor but they also have DTW) and all support sun destinations in the winter at multiple weekly frequencies from Air Transat & Sunwing who also fly the same routes out of Toronto. It can be do...

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Noise wrote:
Red Deer is a very-fast growing metro area. It can probably support schedule service with AC or WS.

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Noise wrote:
Red Deer is a very-fast growing metro area. It can probably support schedule service with AC or WS.

Didn't AC just pull out of Red Deer this year?

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

I wonder if Westjet or Sunwing would add a x1 weekly sun destination service in the winter from Red Deer? Westjet does a seasonal Comox, BC and Prince George, BC to Puerto Vallarta, both of those cities and surrounding areas have far less population than Red Deer. Sunwing also does the same in Vict...

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by ACDC8
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

Pretty genius idea, at least in theory but the reality is pretty risky. YQF is literally smack dab in the middle of both YYC and YEG and just over an hour's drive from both. If the prices and destinations were appealing enough, they'd be able to lure in 3 markets. But that's the thing, the prices ha...

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by ACDC8
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3601

Re: Possible Strike at Flair Airlines

Strike has been called off according to the latest news. Supposedly there was an internal memo saying anyone who picketed will not be scheduled for any further work and the company was offering a $150 per day bonus for anyone crossing the picket line.

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by ACDC8
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4676

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

4 day trip to Vegas in March 2016. Even thought I went to Vegas several times that year, that specific trip I took my parents down since they've never been there which was cool in itself, but it was the fact that was the last vacation I was able to take with my mom before she passed away made it the...

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by ACDC8
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dirty planes: three Canadian airlines tested (video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4597

Re: Dirty planes: three Canadian airlines tested (video)

In my 45 years of flying and being in a plane several times a month. I’ve never gotten sick once. Just fuel for the germaphobes out there.

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by ACDC8
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot
Replies: 55
Views: 3017

Re: USA's MegaMillions lottery hits $1.6 Billion Jackpot

BartSimpson wrote:
What's the use of such a big jackpot? Why not setting a limit and once that is reached the jackpot will be split to all second class winners?

No person ever needs that amount of money, let alone can deal with it out of the blue.

Give me the money and I'll be more than happy to prove you wrong.

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube is down
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Youtube is down

GDB wrote:
Working fine just a minute ago.
I'm in the UK if that is significant?

Good morning - It was fixed a few hours ago :thumbsup:

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube is down
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Youtube is down

Image

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by ACDC8
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtube is down
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: Youtube is down

I'm glad it's down. I just installed Mojave on my MacBook and thought something went wrong - whew! :rotfl:

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by ACDC8
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Warren releases results of DNA test.
Replies: 229
Views: 8409

Re: Warren releases results of DNA test.

How is this even an issue? Just further proof that US politics is an absolute joke.

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by ACDC8
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 13798

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Why do you suggest YYC - LHR when they don't fly to Lhr? What is the obsession with all routes must lead to Lhr? Do you not know they use Lgw, did you not do any research? Is that really necessary? Calm down. YES, actually it is necessary! People come on here and do not bother to research anything ...

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