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by jimbo737
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13165

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

I know in British Columbia seaplane operators only charge your card on the day of travel rather than the day of purchase. They also charge a premium for that service. No such thing as "just a seat" on Harbour Air or Sea Air... ..And a lot of their off-peak revenues are come from the fact ...

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by jimbo737
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 33
Views: 5118

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

158 seat 737-400’s operating as an LCC/ULCC in Canada.

There is no possible scenario, at any fuel price, that makes this a viable business plan.

Even Flair figured that out.

We’ve seen this movie before and we all know how it ends.

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by jimbo737
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6906

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

No one is making a pilgrimage to Indonesia to learn about the finer details of aviation safety,

It's been a complete mess for decades.

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by jimbo737
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets
Replies: 42
Views: 11225

Re: LEAP engines on 737 and A320 fall way short of on-wing targets

Not news to anyone familiar with Max operations.

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by jimbo737
Sat May 23, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38906

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeemzing competitors in weaker positions

WN is not a LCC Their CASM is lower than AA/DL/UA/B6/HA, at least as of 2018 which are the latest numbers I could find quickly. While they are higher than the ULCC (NK/F9/G4) they are nowhere near the big 3. Southwest is nearly a penny higher than JetBlue (more if you don't count fuel), and way hig...

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by jimbo737
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Wardair retire/sell their 747-200s instead of the older -100s?
Replies: 16
Views: 5353

Re: Why did Wardair retire/sell their 747-200s instead of the older -100s?

Wardair rarely made money operating the airline.

They made a ton of money trading iron though.

Eventually, there was nothing more to trade.

Max then schooled Rhys Eyton, selling him a near bankrupt airline and walking away like a bandit.

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by jimbo737
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.
Replies: 55
Views: 9343

Re: easyJet to leave middle seats empty when flights resume.

WestJet implemented this policy 3 weeks ago.

134 seat B737-700’s are capped at 81 seats.

The market will return, with blowout travel-stimulating fares. Business travel will take a while longer to resume.

Once again, low unit costs will be king.

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by jimbo737
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 34
Views: 9330

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

So, they’d be US based, named Canada Jetlines, and be permitted to operate transborder, but not operate Canada domestic because of cabotage regulations ?

That’s an even dumber plan than their last one.

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by jimbo737
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy
Replies: 22
Views: 3125

Re: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy

It’s great to be back at work, but to do what?

Transcon loads these days could be comfortably operated on Q400’s.

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by jimbo737
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5807

Re: Porter receives lifeline

I wonder how Porter got to the front of the lineup and received funds when no such programs / policies / mechanisms have been announced or implemented for the other airlines, indeed, most other Canadian industries.

Seems a little strange.

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by jimbo737
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72197

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

$40m is a rounding error at AC. The company did $18b in revenue in 2019. On the other hand, $40m to TS gives them a get out of jail free card for maybe a quarter as the market slowly spools back to whatever is the new normal is down the road. AC may have already experienced the nightmare of a forced...

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by jimbo737
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72197

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

Having read the report, and noting that very little in it comes as a surprise, only an extreme optimist could conclude that this merger transaction will be permitted without some very significant, to the point of painful, undertakings. Said undertakings, added to a very ugly outlook for AC and it’s ...

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by jimbo737
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

Anyone who thinks this isn’t the fate of every airline operating in the world is whistling past the grave yard. There isn’t a private sector airline out there that, from a practical perspective, has the cash reserves to withstand anything more than about 6 weeks of this without draconian cuts. No ai...

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by jimbo737
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33894

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Is it not enough that longhauler takes the time to share this info with everyone. BTW, longhauler, a lot of us on here appreciate it. Just to clarify, I have nothing against Longhauler. I find his posts very informative about many aspects, namely the operations side. Like you I appreciate all of hi...

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by jimbo737
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33894

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

If keeping a limited sched operating at the lowest possible cost is the name of the game, as it is at every airline on the planet these days, then surely substituting Rouge’s simple operation, with somewhat juniority wages in the back end, more efficient contracts for the front end crew and the adva...

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by jimbo737
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33894

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

When cash preservation is the order of the day, why would AC park the lowest cost element of its operation, (Rouge, with all those “free airplanes”), and keep the high cost operation active?

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by jimbo737
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3659

Re: Flair Airlines weathering well

Flair’s in a classic Catch 22. They haven’t shutdown, (yet), because they know that if they do, they’re pretty much assured they’ll be done. Unlike WestJet in 1996, they’ll be no public outcry if they shutdown. No one really cares. If they keep going, they drain their already minimal cash to nothing...

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by jimbo737
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336771

Re: Porter Airlines (PD/POE) suspending all flights at the end of the week. Planned to resume flying June 1.

A smart move by Porter. They’ll be back. I expect WS to cut domestic route capacity by at least 80% within the next few days, effective within a week. Who knows what AC is up to. Last I checked, they hadn’t even acknowledge any Covid carriers on their flights, even though they have at least 50% dome...

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by jimbo737
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?
Replies: 12
Views: 3869

Re: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?

Sherry Brydson’s 737-500
In executive configuration has tremendous range.

Very low cycle.

I believe Viking Air still manages that aircraft.

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by jimbo737
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?
Replies: 43
Views: 13884

Re: Delta storing their fleet at MZJ?

240 mainline aircraft and 60 RJ’s to start with. .

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by jimbo737
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines weathering well
Replies: 16
Views: 3659

Re: Flair Airlines withering well

Sure, Jim.....

Business as usual, eh?

I guess we now know where Baghdad Bob resumed his career.

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by jimbo737
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat
Replies: 27
Views: 5537

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

I could definitely see the Calgary to Castlegar route being the next to fall. I'm sure WS would be quick jump in if that happens. WestJet isn’t allowed into YCG without amendments to the participation act between AC and the Federal Govt. With more pressing issues I doubt there’s even time to consid...

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by jimbo737
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

This is going to impact ALL carriers, everywhere. AC has massive international exposure and had daily expenses of $48m in 2019. At this time of year, as summer long haul travel is planned, they’d be expecting to bring in about $50-$53m a day in new bookings. I doubt they did 25% of that over the pas...

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by jimbo737
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia

There is no shortage of PHX based passengers using WS over YYC to LGW.

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by jimbo737
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

No business would move revenue generating assets (newer 737-800’s), from the profitable side of the business (WS), to an allegedly unprofitable side of the business (Swoop). That is even more the case when the profitable side of the business can’t replace those assets with new airframes, (Max). Tryi...

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by jimbo737
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

Good luck trying to prove anything. Egg head Harvard economists can’t even agree on how to calculate variable / incremental costs. Your head would spin if you sat in on the Tribunal Hearings when they dive deep into this stuff. It is incredibly complex and there is merit to all the arguments, no mat...

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by jimbo737
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

And Ryanair calls Beauvais, Paris even though one drives through the countryside for an hour + to get there from Paris.

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by jimbo737
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

If fares are similar, there wouldn't be a snowball's chance of Flair being profitable operating to YYZ vs YHM. Costs and congestion resulting in lack of utilization guarantee that. At YHM, it's not unusual for the takeoff to be delayed because the inflight crews haven't finished their safety demos, ...

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by jimbo737
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Numbers Between YYZ-YOW-YUL During Protests
Replies: 12
Views: 2438

Re: Pax Numbers Between YYZ-YOW-YUL During Protests

I wonder what the cycle costs are like operating 787’s on 65 minute sectors.

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by jimbo737
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

One forgets there’s another rather large and aggressive Montreal headquartered outfit that operates 100% of those routes.

Flair’s route planning dartboard is getting a good workout.

They still manage to steadfastly avoid the one strategy that might actually allow for a modicum of success.

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by jimbo737
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4053

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

Jetlines will never make it. They do not even have any money to start operations. And even they, or Enerjet (another planned startup) start operations, are going to compete in already thin secondary markets with Swoop and Flair as competitors? And if Jetlines was going to operate out of YHU, watch ...

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by jimbo737
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4053

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

I wouldn't wager that Flair will be around in June to operate any of these new services. Trying to operate as a ULCC out of YVR and YYZ is absurd, and even more so when operating the route with no frequency, resulting in it appealing to only the lowest of the low yield market. In the next few weeks:...

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by jimbo737
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4053

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

How will I get my $700 worth of unlimited flights til mid May after they ditch YXX?

A sound strategy. A ULCC pulling out of the only real secondary airports in Canada, and focusing on hyper expensive airports instead.

Tick, tick, tick.......

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by jimbo737
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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by jimbo737
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada
Replies: 61
Views: 7667

Re: Air Georgian heading towards bankruptcy protection in Canada

SYR has no service https://syrairport.org/airport-guide/destinations/ ROC has no service https://www2.monroecounty.gov/airport-airlines.php ALB has no service http://albanyairport.com/flights/airlines How many more do you need ? The ones that actually have the demand to fill up the 19 seats of a B1...

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by jimbo737
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass

First of all, Jetlines is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It's metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket. It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined ...

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by jimbo737
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspiring SoundCloud rapper coronavirus stunt on WestJet
Replies: 40
Views: 4527

Re: Aspiring SoundCloud rapper coronavirus stunt on WestJet

WJ will go after him in a civil case and win. WJ has to set precedent that this sort of behavior results in very serious criminal and civil, (in the pocketbook), consequences. WJ us now privately held. They aren't concerned with a share price. Onex didn't get where they are today by being jerked aro...

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by jimbo737
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass

AC has a 3 month unlimited, network wide, (or even Canada-wide), flight pass that includes a checked bag for under $700?

How long do you think they'd stay in business with that sort of deal?

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by jimbo737
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass
Replies: 9
Views: 1027

Re: Flair is proposing unlimited three-month travel pass

First of all, Jetlines is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It's metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket. It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined t...

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by jimbo737
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30626

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

They’ll have better luck opening a franchise of Akbar and Jeff’s Pork Chops to Go in Jerusalem .

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by jimbo737
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta interested in Westjet?
Replies: 19
Views: 6211

Re: Delta interested in Westjet?

Check out WS’s stage length adjusted casm compared to their main domestic competitor. LCC has always referred to the unit cost of operations. Don’t confuse that with the prices charged. It’s a commodity business. Prices will be instantly matched and within a very short period time, memories quickly ...

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by jimbo737
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 773
Views: 112221

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Propping up failing airlines is a fools game. Let it fail. The economically viable operations / routes will quickly be filled by existing and new operators not saddled with the baggage of a failed operator and and untenable strategy. A year from now, very close to the equivalent number of people tha...

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by jimbo737
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10899

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

marcogr12 wrote:
Is it doable on a 737NG without payload restrictions, esp. Westbound?


YHZ - MAN is within 20nm of YVR-KOA which has been operated without issue for more than 10 years, in the winter, with winter headwinds westbound

YHZ-MAN in the summer is a no brainer. Makes Liverpool just that much closer.

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by jimbo737
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13824

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

No one is going to convince WS that doing anything but LGA-YYZ with those 8 slots would make any sense whatsoever. Remember, you can count the quarters WS has lost money since their launch in 1Q 1996 on one hand. Even DL can't make that claim. In a related story, WS plans on suggesting that Delta pu...

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by jimbo737
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13824

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

Money is not an issue. Prior to be taken private, WS was sitting on c$1.5b in cash. Selling the slots for c$30m+ doesn't engage the mechanism that moves the dial that moves the dial. The thought that Delta will somehow control / dictate the usage of WS's slots, and cause them to be used on anything ...

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by jimbo737
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13824

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

The 8 slots In question are owned and controlled by WS, and will continue to be owned and controlled by WS, regardless of the JV. WS purchased them on the open market in an auction in which every single one of the whining complainants were completely free to have bid higher, but chose not to. The sl...

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by jimbo737
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved
Replies: 92
Views: 13824

Re: WN is asking the DOT to require WS to divest LGA slots if the DL-WS JV gets approved

Let's put this another way. Imagine a US major network carrier being told it could no longer operate LAX-SFO, leaving the market in the hands of just one other airline that already had ATI, a 60% share of the market from and 100% share of all domestic "beyond markets" from SFO. It wouldn't...

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by jimbo737
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

I realize WS fanboys are easily triggered when someone actually prefers AC over their favourite airline. However, you should be listening to people like me rather than calling me a troll. Why does WS continuously fail to attract lucrative business travellers in the Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver market...

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by jimbo737
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a low cancellation rate essential for economic well-being of an airline?
Replies: 7
Views: 1192

Re: Is a low cancellation rate essential for economic well-being of an airline?

Historically, sched airlines that ran with completion factors under 95% over the previous 12 month period have a 90% likelihood of failure in the following 12 months of operations.

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by jimbo737
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination
Replies: 56
Views: 8371

Re: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination

There is nothing stopping B6 from announcing routes from Boston to Canada this afternoon. Same with FLL to Canada. Nada. Giddy up. Fill yer boots. The issue is that B6 is whining about WS having 8 LGA slots which are 100% used to operate to YYZ, and have been for about 7 years, perhaps longer. WS b...

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