Almost anything Russian designed is ugly. Especially the Yaks.
The ugliest bird in the sky today is th Embraer 145 series.. ewwwww
Calgary YYC is dull dull dull. Usually the final approach takes about ten minutes over uninteresting terrain
I'm surprised that FRA hasn't been mentioned...that is a total zero interest approach from any level
The whole rationale for Brexit is encapsulated in this final few months of 'negotiations ". It's no surprise to me that the EU wants to preserve the more socialist and regulatory stance while the UK prefers a more market driven and competitive stance. Fundamentally the two can never meet unless...Jump to post
The first time I've saw a B747 was an Aer Lingus 200 series at BFS, Belfast International. At the time it was operating via SNN, Shannon, to JFK. I was friendly with some staff at the airport and they took me on board. The Aer Lingus purser gave me a first class blanket which is till have to this dayJump to post
I would say that covid will reshape the industry and the dynamics between suppliers and customers in most areas. For example, as another poster suggested, cargo is a critical service right now hence I foresee airlines paying more attention to that side of the business including the ability to rapidl...Jump to post
I used to self transfer even with alliances when the fare for a through ticket was too expensive. For example, at LHR even though I flew in Air a Canada and was transferring onto another Star Alliance flight with BMI, it was significantly cheaper to buy two separate tickets. They used to let you sim...Jump to post
Sunday 21st June. Air Tahiti Nui b789 to Papeete
I would say there's a difference between the heart and the mind on the A380. From a logical perspective it took the mass carrier approach to the extreme and had 4 huge thirsty engines and required many specific improvements on the ground to accommodate it. On the other hand, it was a passenger's dre...Jump to post
I’ve been a subscriber since day one but seriously considered dropping them after reading their massively biased ‘history’ of Continental It was nothing but a relentless disparagement of Cal, the merger and how much better legacy UA was I was really disgusted, the editor obviously has a personal ax...Jump to post
I've flown Rouge and Air Transat on both airlines narrow bodies and wide bodies as well as up front and in the back. Air Transat is superior to Rouge in all these experiences. That said, Rouge is still pretty decent especially up the front. Also purchasing of upgrades on Rouge is reasonably priced u...Jump to post
I'm hoping that the silver lining from covid is that we will create a better world order that does not allow petro chemical dictatorship states to have political influence and makes consumers demand we buy goods from governments that have been transparent and honest with their population and the glo...Jump to post
I agree with the poster. Mixed feelings. Apparently based loosely on a true set of stories. Netflix seems to pump out a ton of their own films and series assuming it will save them money on royalties and provide greater profits. But I have to say that Netflix does have a quality problem and there ar...Jump to post
You can easily access Puerto Vallarta (PVR) by foot
Though typically it's so darned hot it's not a lot of fun....the road lacks any kind of shade
Virgin Atlantic had a Vickers Viscount that flew daily services from London Gatwick to Maastricht
British Midland had DC-9s
Just watched an A380 of China Southern land at YVR a few minutes ago. I believe this is the first one ever. Also been a number of Air New Zealand 787s flying to Europe from YVR over the past week or so Although not unusual for YVR, the AC 787s now flying to SYD instead of what has been 772 Got me wo...Jump to post
It seems to me that the UK is right to set a deadline otherwise the EU bureaucrats would continue to entangle the UK in some technicality for years as they tried with the Irish "backstop ". Additionally, the tensions between southern Europe and northern Europe is huge, primarily driven by ...Jump to post
In Canada, the Minister for Transport provided its interpretation on the recently introduced Passenger Rights Laws, by stating it believed that a full credit for a minimum of 24 months is acceptable This is clearly a case of Force Majeure for the airline industry and to expect "normal " bu...Jump to post
I'm hoping that all three of the largest carriers will survive this summer. We need competition in Canada and two airlines don't cut it. On a personal note, I sincerely hope Air Transat will survive since I've just been given my credit of $2000 to be used within 24 months. I'm seeking clarification ...Jump to post
In my view we will see populist reactions against: (a) Governments that have been evasive and deceitful to their people and worsened the plight of regular folk- China and Iran Spring to mind (b) Inequality of access and quality of health care regardless of political stripes (c). Anger at how the mar...Jump to post
Alaska has had a semi-formal relationship with AA and OneWorld for years so this is formalizing it at last. My single biggest concern for ramping up a hub in SEA is the airport and its facilities. Even the most ardent pacific northwestener must admit that travelling through SEA is generally an unple...Jump to post
July stats - Canada's busiest airports YYZ 4,904,294 +0.2% YVR 2,609,511 -0.4% YUL 2,094,675 +2.7% YYC 1,756,376 +2.2% YEG 753,764 -1.8% YOW 442,893 -3.2% YTD stats - Canada's busiest airports (until July) YYZ 29,367,106 +2.6% YVR 15,309,805 +2.0% YUL 11,779,807 +5.2% YYC 10,346,325 +4.1% YEG 4,773...Jump to post
Yeastbeast wrote:Alaska. I want a couple daily BLI-ROC non-stop so I can go visit family and friends wherever I want, without putting up with bullshit that is SEATAC.
Also, Nonstops to PDX and Bend/Redmond for dsytrips.
Dash9 wrote:here's a nice video on a timelapse assembly on msn55067
https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/12080 ... 10144?s=20
Who arbitrates what is hate speech. Interestingly, shortly after reading this thread I saw a headline in th Daily Mail which cited a professor from a university in London, "Calling someone a 'nerd' or 'smarty-pants' is the last taboo and should be made a hate crime says psychotherapy lecturer&q...Jump to post
From a BBC report If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes, former US President Barack Obama has said. Speaking in Singapore, he said women aren't perfect, but are "indisputably better" than men. He said most of the prob...Jump to post
From a BBC report If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes, former US President Barack Obama has said. Speaking in Singapore, he said women aren't perfect, but are "indisputably better" than men. He said most of the probl...Jump to post
Hi. It's difficult to know what "quite expensive " means to you. However you are in the old town, Zona Romantica, and there are so many choices of hotels to fit every budget there. Casa Cupula caters mostly to LGBT guests and perhaps that's why it's a little more expensive. If you are happ...Jump to post
To quote Goldmember,
There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.
I think the point being made is that Trump is Trump under all circumstances and, like it or not, you know what you're getting with him, whereas Trudeau likes to pretend he's "Mister Sensitive" and the perfect example of "The Enlightened Male" who's all about diversity, inclusion...Jump to post
While at the NATO summit, Trudeau was caught on video mocking Trump with a number of other leaders including the French PM Macron. Trump calls him “two-faced” in response. On this one for sure, this is all on Trudeau. He is such an embarrassment as a Prime Minister and has ruined relationships with ...Jump to post
seat64k wrote:Relevant comedy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP53k64VZRo
Yes. I always remove them . They're removed at my visiting hotel and that day when I'm at home. That is whenever I check a bag which is rare.Jump to post
I’m so excited I can barely sit still ( jumping to switch of the radio because I’m bored of it all already) I’m in my early 30s and cannot remember such a horrible “who do I like least” decision making process. I’m really looking forward to the news on Election Day though. Fred Sent from my iPhone ...Jump to post
I fondly remember going "up top" on El Al's 747s between Heathrow and Ben Gurion. Great service and food. I would try to avoid the triple sevens in favour of the Queen of the skies.
Thanks for the great post
So glad I don't have to live in the circus of America/Canada/Western Europe.
Yes. $20M is excessive. That said it seems clear he was overlooked deliberately for promotion because he was "too gay'. That's blatantly illegal and worse the supervisor actually thought he was doing the guy a favor by telling him to tone it down. So, a punitive award is warranted for sure and ...Jump to post
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/body-discovered-sea-island-richmond-yvr-1.5337163?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar Local news announced this morning that a woman’s body , badly decomposed, has been found buried under a tree that was being cleared up after a bad windstorm Apparently it was fou...Jump to post
I know it's a rather leading question but I should admire a 16 year old that has the confidence and communication skills to face the world's press and talk to governments about her beliefs. But she drives me insane when I hear her speak and especially when she uses her lecturing tone. Apparently she...Jump to post
Kevin McAllister is gone which is a good start. Dennis Muilenberg should be next, along with anyone else who knew about the safety concerns and did not speak up. There needs to be a complete house cleaning effort to remove anyone who put profit over safety. Until that happens we will just see more ...Jump to post
Trudeau and the incumbent Liberal government were able to win a minority government with just 30% of the popular vote. The opposition Conservatives won 33% of the popular vote. Likely the Liberals will work out a deal with the far left leaning New Democrats to form government. Interestingly, there w...Jump to post
Hi. I know Air Canada permits "passenger name - empty seat" as a booking for a spare. You would likely need to call and see. There may be a change fee too. But better than a no show cancellation . The other thing is that you can see what a refund or a credit for that passenger would be.Jump to post