But won’t PAL have to grow by the crews to operate these aircraft? I’m making an assumption that they would since these are new aircraft and not a reassignment of existing aircraft. So my question was if someone has to grow by more crews why not the existing airline? What can PAL do to attract the ...Jump to post
Canadian North is launching the “Capital Express” milk run. Had a look at what it would cost to do YYC-YOW for fun and it was $2k one way!
Given that a starting FO can almost walk off the street after school now and make 40k/yr for half the hours worked as someone else I'd say that's not as crazy as you make it sound. This is not very common and typically reserved for those select few top graduates from certain colleges. 40k doesn't g...Jump to post
Airlinerdude wrote:The strike pay of just US$2,480 a month is not a lot of money to live on, especially if you have a family and a mortgage to be concerned about. I suspect we'll probably see some eleventh hour negotiations settle this one.
Still no sign of any YYZ-USA flying yet. Wonder if we’ll see something ‘new’ for the domestic market first, like YOW-YVR? I thought I would have seen PD trying to get in on the summer travel season to the USA but its now too late for that. The next window I think is the snowbird migration. There ar...Jump to post
Acey wrote:Porter is roughly the same price with no connections. Again, there's very little reason to actually fly PD though a new marketing tactic could now be that you get half the plane to yourself.
I flew on a recent YYC-YYZ red-eye. It was as Acey stated. No more than 20 pax. Anyone who was already a VIPorter member got an uprade to Porter Reserve seats and everyone on board the flight got the Porter Reserve meal service free of charge. It feels like PD is taking the approach of "build i...Jump to post
Westjet pilots vote to strike.. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-westjet-pilots-strike/Jump to post
A creative take on April Fools from Westjet ALPA… https://youtu.be/8B0nvHIIyCgJump to post
IceCream wrote:Speedalive wrote:Rumours on a pilot forum that PD is increasing the Q400 fleet to 35 tails.
Former Encore tails?
Rumours on a pilot forum that PD is increasing the Q400 fleet to 35 tails.Jump to post
I wonder if YOW-DCA/IAD is in the cards. YOW does have the benefit of US Pre-clearanceJump to post
They want stronger negotiations as they compare their pay to the US3 carriers. Contract is up in 2024 so negotiations are starting soon if not already Not sure what the point in comparing pay between Canada and US. Its not a single job market. There are barriers to moving and earning the legal righ...Jump to post
If I were WS I would deploy the 787s on heavy domestic runs to further reduce seat costs. Based on fares being offered the overseas flying is not generating enough yield to justify the use of these premium aircraft and cover the inevitable high costs of overnighting crews, catering, ground costs in...Jump to post
In another thread we exchanged about the idea of having Air Canada fly YUL-TUN. With facts and figures given it looked like AC had better places to go to before thinking of TUN, but these are just A.net speculations. What about Air Transat? Would they fly YUL-TUN? With neo? Makes difference from AC...Jump to post
https://investors.aircanada.com/image/Q4+2022+Air+Canada+MD%26A+-+English.pdf From the MD&A looks like one additional 787-9 has been ordered for delivery in 2024. That makes 3 to come. No mention that I saw of the XLR and the fleet matrix goes through year end 2024 soci can only assume they hav...Jump to post
On a separate note, on PD’s interactive route map they’ve listed YOW-YYC/YEG/YVR as routes. Could be a sign of their next route announcements. However, it could also just be an error as YOW-YQB is still listed. https://www.flyporter.com/en/book-flights/where-we-fly/route-map My gut feeling is that ...Jump to post
AC could easily swap slots around or obtain one from a A++ partner. In the meantime, the fact that they have added LHR capacity ex-YUL is a clear indication of their strategy. The reality is, AF entering YOW makes 0 difference to travellers, except those flying YOW-CDG, all other markets will still...Jump to post
With AF's YOW-CDG announcement today, they managed to get in a jab clearly directed at AC, lol: "We are proud to be the only airline flying non-stop from Ottawa to Europe," declared Jean-Eudes de La Bretèche, General Manager of Air France KLM Canada, "and are delighted about the new ...Jump to post
Air France is launching CDG-YOW 5x weekly in the 332. https://corporate.airfrance.com/en/news/air-france-bolsters-services-canada-and-will-launch-new-route-between-paris-charles-de-gaulleJump to post
RobertoS9 wrote:Anyone think there is a case to order more 777-300's? Or just wait the next decade for the 777x?
Both flights are full on the days they both operate. We'll see if that remains the case once both ramp up to double daily, but up to this point there's no reason to question why they're operating to both LGW and LHR. High LF’s do not equate to profitability as you should know. I'm just giving them ...Jump to post
Both flights are full on the days they both operate. We'll see if that remains the case once both ramp up to double daily, but up to this point there's no reason to question why they're operating to both LGW and LHR. High LF’s do not equate to profitability as you should know. I imagine the LON mar...Jump to post
What purpose does it serve to WS to run YYCLHR and YYCLGW daily? Do they have some sort of commitment to Easyjet Worldwide? Is this purely for overall YYC-LON market share/Would they run double daily LHR if they could?Jump to post
IceCream wrote:Looks like AC is ending YUL-LYS in April?
Outside of July and August, guessing all three western routes they've announced are going to be massive losers for pretty much everyone. Too much capacity and if we really do go into recessions it's going to get ugly fast. What other routes in the world with populations this size have this many car...Jump to post
I'm joking! On another note, Porter's site seems to have gone down. Hopefully that means some good interest in YYZ service. Sorry mate, that sarcasm went over my head. :duck: :D Website is back up online: https://www.flyporter.com/en-ca/ Slight correction to the launch date vs what was posted above...Jump to post
Took them about a year just to announce YYZ-YUL?? Why would they announce something before they even know when they can commence operations as they've been working for months with Transport Canada to get the aircraft certified to fly in Canada. Now they have a few months to certify the E95 with the...Jump to post
Any updates on Porter's E195 ops?Jump to post
jimbo737 wrote:Keen observers will note that Flair's trans border loads in the first 4 months of 2019 (46.6%) was HIGHER than their loads in the first four months of 2022, (42.9%).
People that go through Mount Royal will be just like everyone else and go wherever they feel like it’s the best fit. IE Wages, schedule, commuting policy, benefits, career progression, etc. If the government had any real interest in helping in a pilot shortage they should look at the airlines and m...Jump to post
Any insight on why AC1062/1063 YVR-AUS-YVR was dropped after 2 Oct? Family was booked on it for the holidays to visit family up in YVR and we are obviously annoyed at having to do a connection; it was so nice to be able to fly n/s back home to AUS last July. I asked in the AUS thread and two theori...Jump to post
Interesting video from Heart Aerospace. Hints of a 50 seater stretch as well.
Any rumours on a route network, launch date for the Jets? not sure about dates but i suspect that YOW-YHZ and YUL-YHZ will be the initial markets to get crews up to speed and then probably YVR and Florida markets after that. With only a YYZ crew base, I find it highly unlikely that they wouldn't to...Jump to post
Not sure what you mean but everyone who has been laid off at the start of Covid who is elibigle to return (Residency holders) has already been recalled. That is not true, all of the the 100+SOs that were let have go have not been brought back, many of which were checked to line. They have actually ...Jump to post
AC finally has a 767F painted in the new livery. It is a thing of beauty.
We have lost so many crew through resignations that CX will struggle to get back to how things were, although the fleet has shrunk too, so that 'helps'. To my knowledge, they haven’t recalled anyone who started in late 2019/early 2020 aside from a few HKID holder cadets so they don’t seem to be in ...Jump to post
Interesting article on their cargo challenges thus far. "The freighter division will be ready for the annual peak-season surge this fall, and partial restoration of passenger capacity to a quarter of pre-pandemic levels will bring overall cargo capacity to 65% by year’s end, various executives ...Jump to post
I presume YVR will be one of the first destinations with the 195. They're hiring a YVR Base Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3209315475 Makes sense. With 3 aircraft to start, they could launch 3 daily YYZ, 1-2 daily each to YOW and YUL (wouldn't even have to worry about WS for the latte...Jump to post
I presume YVR will be one of the first destinations with the 195. They're hiring a YVR Base Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3209315475Jump to post
fly2yyz wrote:Well if the yields are there AC could add a 77W to the route if needs be. This is a route that is covered under the A++ JV with UA no?
Looks like CX is recruiting SO's and FO's again. Is this a sign that HK is going to open their borders again soon?Jump to post
I love it! I wouldn't say it's an elegant livery, but it's incredibly unique and striking.Jump to post
“ Air Canada CEO sounds optimistic note, despite rocky outlook for aviation industry”.
The article is behind a paywall, but I like the optimism of the title…
Rouge’s operation is not lower CASM anymore. The pilots are on the same narrow body contract as AC pilots since the onset of the pandemic, and the new 220s and 737MAXs destroyed any advantages the densified Airbuses had. AC’s new narrow-body aircraft are quite dense, yet have a decent J class cabin...Jump to post
The article says that these XLR's will "be used both for incremental growth of Air Canada's fleet and to replace older, less-efficient aircraft expected to exit the fleet." Does this mean it's just an outright replacement (and overall expansion) of the 321 fleet? Some are saying it's a di...Jump to post
The article says that these XLR's will "be used both for incremental growth of Air Canada's fleet and to replace older, less-efficient aircraft expected to exit the fleet." Does this mean it's just an outright replacement (and overall expansion) of the 321 fleet? Some are saying it's a dir...Jump to post
What is a more fuel efficient fleet though? They have the Max', A220s, A330s, 777s, 787s. How could they possibly get any more efficient? Not being condescending towards the comment, I just don't see the logic there I was speaking towards the previous comments that mentioned a theoretical shortage ...Jump to post
You entirely missed my point. Read again… Since the Westjet group is absorbing Sunwing Vacations and the associated vacation packages that comes with that, the overall experience of flying Swoop vs Sunwing to your packaged vacation destination will become identical aside from the colour of the plan...Jump to post
I get the sense that once it's all ironed out and finalized, the Sunwing brand will be exclusively the vacation brand, WestJet vacations isn't exactly a mainstay, so they can take advantage of the significantly.better recognition and reach of their newly acquired counterpart to build up a single, l...Jump to post