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by steveinbc
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 6864

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

Almost anything Russian designed is ugly. Especially the Yaks.
The ugliest bird in the sky today is th Embraer 145 series.. ewwwww

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by steveinbc
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 42
Views: 1603

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

I love the retro schemes that many have mentioned.
For those active today. My Top 3 would likely be:

Alaska Airlines (Americas)
Air New Zealand (Asia/Australasia)
British Airways (Europe)

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by steveinbc
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1786

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

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

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by steveinbc
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal
Replies: 463
Views: 18547

Re: Brexit Part IX: Final rush to No Deal

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...

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by steveinbc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

The first A380 I saw was at LHR...Thai. the first A380 I flew was Emirates business class (spent most of my time in the bar at the back) from Auckland to Sydney

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by steveinbc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

The first A340 I saw was at LHR...an Iberia to Madrid. the first A340 I flew as Air Canada from Vancouver to London Heathrow

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by steveinbc
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

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 day

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by steveinbc
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 104 Birthday to Boeing
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Happy 104 Birthday to Boeing

Happy Birthday Boeing. May you return to your former greatness by focusing again on innovation, quality and world class engineering

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by steveinbc
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Winners of Covid

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...

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by steveinbc
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How common is self-transfer?
Replies: 44
Views: 2410

Re: How common is self-transfer?

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...

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by steveinbc
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3739

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

YVR
Sunday 21st June. Air Tahiti Nui b789 to Papeete

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by steveinbc
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequent Flying, Status and Coronavirus
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Frequent Flying, Status and Coronavirus

Air Canada extended my status in early May until end 2021. They also eliminated the one year rule on account activity.

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by steveinbc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least sad COVID-19 early retirements
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Least sad COVID-19 early retirements

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...

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by steveinbc
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airways Magazine Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: Airways Magazine Question

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...

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by steveinbc
Fri May 15, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3796

Re: air canada / airtransat

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...

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by steveinbc
Wed May 13, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.
Replies: 46
Views: 2859

Re: FBI inadvertently reveals a secret in the 911 Attacks.

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...

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by steveinbc
Mon May 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Netflix Hollywood
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Netflix Hollywood

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...

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by steveinbc
Sat May 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 72
Views: 4483

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

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

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by steveinbc
Wed May 06, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3567

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

I just booked Vancouver to Mexico in November and could hardly find 2 seats together. I tried out all 3 major Canadian airlines and AeroMexixo and all seemed at least 75% full.
Nothing scientific of course but my input

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by steveinbc
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7071

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Virgin Atlantic had a Vickers Viscount that flew daily services from London Gatwick to Maastricht
British Midland had DC-9s

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by steveinbc
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual Flights/Aircraft due to Lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Unusual Flights/Aircraft due to Lockdown

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...

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by steveinbc
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence
Replies: 2489
Views: 90487

Re: Brexit Part 8: the UK government saying what I want is full access and divergence

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 ...

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by steveinbc
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Anomalies
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: Flightradar24 Anomalies

This past week, YVR had a spate of Air New Zealand B787s flying domestic and European routes!!

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by steveinbc
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel
Replies: 18
Views: 1327

Re: Airlines Ask to Cancel Rule Requiring Refunds When They Cancel

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...

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by steveinbc
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72223

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

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 ...

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by steveinbc
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus
Replies: 23
Views: 1114

Re: Societal Shifts due to Coronavirus

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...

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by steveinbc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134189

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

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...

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by steveinbc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 207
Views: 31751

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

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...

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by steveinbc
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1930

Re: Adopt an Airline

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.

Ha. Yes. SEA is truly an awful airport to connect through. I avoid it at all costs.

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by steveinbc
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13506

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/12080 ... 10144?s=20

Thanks Dash9. What a great video
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Dash9 wrote:
here's a nice video on a timelapse assembly on msn55067

https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/12080 ... 10144?s=20

Thanks Dash9. What a great video

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by steveinbc
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau Wants To Penalize Certain Hate Speech
Replies: 95
Views: 3068

Re: Trudeau Wants To Penalize Certain Free Speech

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...

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by steveinbc
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2271

Re: Obama declares that women are better leaders

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...

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by steveinbc
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama declares that women are better leaders
Replies: 75
Views: 2271

Obama declares that women are better leaders

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...

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by steveinbc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help with Hotel In Puerto Vallarta
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Help with Hotel In Puerto Vallarta

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...

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by steveinbc
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if the Dutch, not the British, colonized America?
Replies: 32
Views: 1135

Re: What if the Dutch, not the British, colonized America?

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.

Michael Caine ;)

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by steveinbc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”
Replies: 36
Views: 1986

Re: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”

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...

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by steveinbc
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”
Replies: 36
Views: 1986

Trump calls Canadian PM Trudeau “Two-Faced”

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 ...

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by steveinbc
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11348

Re: UK General Election 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP53k64VZRo

Thanks for the laugh!!
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seat64k wrote:

Thanks for the laugh!!

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by steveinbc
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you remove the barcode stickers after each flight?
Replies: 23
Views: 1475

Re: Do you remove the barcode stickers after each flight?

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.

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by steveinbc
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK General Election 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 11348

Re: UK General Election 2019

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 ...

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by steveinbc
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight
Replies: 47
Views: 8835

Re: November 3, 2019. After 48 years; last ever El Al 747 flight

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

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by steveinbc
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop Told to Tone Down His 'Gayness'..Awarded $20 Million
Replies: 37
Views: 2936

Re: Cop Told to Tone Down His 'Gayness'..Awarded $20 Million

So glad I don't have to live in the circus of America/Canada/Western Europe.


.....that’s why half the worlds population want to get into these ‘circus’ countries

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by steveinbc
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop Told to Tone Down His 'Gayness'..Awarded $20 Million
Replies: 37
Views: 2936

Re: Cop Told to Tone Down His 'Gayness'..Awarded $20 Million

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 ...

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by steveinbc
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Old vs Young
Replies: 20
Views: 3829

Re: Old vs Young

BlueberryWheats wrote:
What's the difference between caliboy's pointless threads and ArchGuy's pointless threads?

Like seriously, is there some competition on who can create the most threads?


Amen Blueberry. Couldn't have said it better

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by steveinbc
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dead body buried at YVR: discovered during windstorm
Replies: 9
Views: 3843

Dead body buried at YVR: discovered during windstorm

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...

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by steveinbc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12068

Re: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

T18 wrote:
Not anymore so than any other 16 year old.


Ha ha. :x maybe that's all it is after all!!

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by steveinbc
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?
Replies: 84
Views: 12068

Do you find Greta Thunberg annoying?

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...

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by steveinbc
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7585

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

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 ...

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by steveinbc
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history
Replies: 13
Views: 4964

Trudeau squeaks into a minority govt. with lowest popular vote in Canadian history

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...

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by steveinbc
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help : have to cancel a member in our party, but keep the seat, on BA
Replies: 8
Views: 4248

Re: Need help : have to cancel a member in our party, but keep the seat, on BA

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.

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