Flair's approach to marketing is interesting. These tie ups with famous Canadians like Genie Bouchard are likely low cost and high impact. Uniforms look pretty good for an LCC. I flew Flair for the first time today. I hope they grow like weeds and force some domestic competition. God knows Canada ne...Jump to post
PD exploited the bizarre tripartite arrangements at YTZ to slither its way into a position of power and cashed out on extremely favourable terms. Now they're going after their landlord after years of literal rent-seeking and orchestrating the slots to their favour? Let me get my fingers warmed up fo...Jump to post
Looks like a shadowy figure is making a run at WG. It's currently 51% owned by the Hunters and 49% by TUI. I'm not sure that a Canadian travel player is in the market right now given the pressure they're putting on Ottawa for relief. In all likelihood it's a private equity or family office player. O...Jump to post
This will be great for QR because if there is some conflict going on in Iran, they are not forced to use the potentially unsafe Iranian airspace. Iran is Qatar's closest friend, one of the main reasons Saudi blocked Qatar from their airspace. Its airspace perfectly safe for QR. This deal will also ...Jump to post
Skywatcher wrote:Hopefully the onerous rent scheme will not be re-instituted when this all blows over.
Flew SFO-YYZ on C-GEGI on Sunday and it was GHASTLY inside. C-GFUR appears to be getting touched up at XSP in Singapore right now.Jump to post
Though the US government at present does appear to be - how do I put this - more malleable/manipulatable than previous administrations in regards to foreign interests and flexible in assessing their own conflicts of interest I don't see going anywhere. Maybe at a real stretch there could be a replic...Jump to post
Interested wrote:MileHFL400 wrote:Iranians suffering massive loss there.
But Canada losing more
How do 73 Canadians end up flying from Iran to Ukraine together?
EY has never met a basket case airline it didn't want to throw piles of money at. And they have failed to do sensible with any such ventures...Jump to post
dangerhere wrote:PM wrote::stirthepot: Perhaps LH will buy JOON...
And perhaps brand it as (...) Cum
Bougainville unlike East Timor is being nudged towards independence by the Chinese. They've bought the mining rights that matter and are funding the right levers to achieve a new state - we all know why but let's keep this on topic. In recent years the Chinese have shown themselves to use a model of...Jump to post
I wonder what prompted the selection of this name... Not something I would have seen coming. If there's any consistency in naming, ET has been naming its 787-9s with city names, with existing aircraft in its fleet named Beijing, London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo. The 787-8s' and the A350s' names are inc...Jump to post
Interesting! If that ZFW range chart above holds up the -500 could prove to be an excellent fit/option at AC particularly if the Max saga drags on and/or doesn't end well.Jump to post
In the immediate term, sourcing 34 (+17+7) frames to cover the shortfall in lift is easily doable. The real question is how much faith does WN have that the Max will be in flying shape a) soon and b) reliably for the long term. If there are doubts particularly to point b, every day that they don't a...Jump to post
I'm not sure if this idea has legs... for one thing G9 already flies out of RKT (4 routes into Egypt and Pakistan) and I'm pretty sure that they would have seized upon this already if it was real. I suspect they will preempt Spice Jet with a route to DEL.
DC1979 wrote:By no means an expert here, but I feel that if it were to happen, YVR-SIN on AC is much more likely than on SQ.
ExMilitaryEng wrote:That's why you have activists like those franco-Ontarians (that you're calling "idiots").
Worth noting it's an election year in Canada and Quebec is key to staying in power. Handouts will follow. Well played Mr Balducchi. YOWza So, you're saying that Airbus is NOT trying to increase the output of the A220 and this is nothing but smoke and mirror? What I'm saying is that Airbus needs to ...Jump to post
Worth noting it's an election year in Canada and Quebec is key to staying in power. Handouts will follow. Well played Mr Balducchi.
People need to get ahold of themselves. The ask was to cover up a little during feeding. Completely reasonable. YOWza Not reasonable at all, especially on a stuffy airplane. I assume you have never been responsible for the feeding of a baby. You would assume incorrectly. How stuffy was it on the pl...Jump to post
Bricktop wrote:slanging match
Can anyone shed some light on what's going on with this new 747-400 operation out of St Vincent and the Grenadines? This seems extremely ill advised or like a front for moving big money around and avoiding scrutiny. Maybe our friends from the Caribbean can chime in. https://news784.com/local-news/74...Jump to post
Watched a segment he did with two other commentators on Aljazeera. It was a horror show. All the power to him for the freebies but...
Almost certainly not. I'm very much in the camp that WN is Boeing through and through and that it will take a huge swing to change that. With that said how much of their future can they tie to a single - possibly flawed - type. Let's say the MCAS issue isn't resolved till April 2020, then what? At ...Jump to post
Anyone here work at WG want to shoot me a DM?
This is what I was afraid of. I thought Eastern only had 767's too but my new confirmation is showing me on a 738 operated by Eastern. I guess I will have to call them.
YYZ-PUJ May 11. The WG flight I was on has been changed from a 06:15 departure on their own metal to a 09:15 operated by Eastern. Can anyone confirm the type of birds that are in play and where those seat maps may be found? Precious little info from WG. I tend to pretty much only fly within the Star...Jump to post
Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...Jump to post
eamondzhang wrote:not a chance in hell in 777-300ER given their config. You have to reliably fill in 60 F/C seats to a market that never supports much F class traffic
Because of the US embargo, Cuba can't really draw much from the US in terms of tourism and because of the same embargo procuring the types of goods needed for true luxury resorts/hotels to draw people from further afield can't happen. That leaves Canada and Latin America to draw from. A good portion...Jump to post
Between direct services on AC metal and the raft of one stop options I can't imagine it would be a huge priority for Indian carriers at this stage. That said if 9W goes belly up I suspect AI will eventually take another stab. I'm convinced that AC could make BLR work as long as they time it well wit...Jump to post
I believe Italy is unusual in that it requires the aircraft to be registered in the country of ownership, rather than operation. Hence the EI- Registrations, you might see EJ-xxx in the near future, between Ryanair and the leasing industry we’re running out of EI. Italy has its own registration blo...Jump to post
A constant risk of getting stuck between Hamas rockets and Iron Dome always exists in Israel. Makes sense to avoid the airspace entirely The idea of Hamas having anything that could reach halfway to hitting a cruising airliner is utterly absurd. This is strange because RJ flights from Europe come i...Jump to post
UAEflyer wrote:Israel doesn’t allow such flight, although both countries (Jordan & Egypt) considered allies to Israel, they have a very tough airspace restrictions. Their airspace entirely controlled by the army.
Yowza the one thing you seem to be forgetting is that those countries you cited are all much smaller in land mass with denser populations. As much as I want more choice (I miss Wardair, CP etc) we have to recognize that there are unique challenges to operating in Canada. I grant you that we have so...Jump to post
I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks sa...Jump to post
I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks say...Jump to post
I don't want to get caught in the "I'm better at geography than you" game but for me YYZ makes the grade. HNL is in Oceania so it ticks that box. ADD is now direct and so it ticks that box. All others are covered in spades. Also if you count same plane, same flight number routes AC33 runs...Jump to post