Thanks for all three parts of your TR! I'm also based in Calgary and late last year I flew YYC-YVR-HND, then KIX-HKG and back. I had a great experience and your report brought back tons of memories too. I'm surprised to hear of your luggage problems. In my experience with ANA, they've bent over back...Jump to post
It's Amazon. They move small boxes, but a LOOOOOT of small boxes. I'm astounded at the worldwide airlift the overnight courier industry runs on a daily basis.
This discussion makes me think of the old boarding transports they used to have, which you boarded at concourse level and then after driving out to the remote stand, actually elevated up to the level of the plane so you could board the plane without any stairs. They had a few of them at YEG where I ...Jump to post
I'm a Canadian son of two Vietnamese immigrants who originally came over in the 60s. They only ever spelled it "Vietnam" to me, although most of my French-Vietnamese older family members stick to the two-word variant, which they learned in school in Vietnam (their kids don't). The root of ...Jump to post
There's already a destroyer named for his dad and grandfather, so naming another USN vessel would indeed be confusing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_S._McCain_(DDG-56) If nothing else, the Navy may re-christen the ship to include all three McCains. She's currently in drydock for repairs fol...Jump to post
Nitpick against Popular Mechanics, its the CF-188 in Canada. We have to change the designations for some reason. Nobody calls it that here though. Hell nobody calls them CF-18's, they are F-18's or Hornets...or pointy nosed jet. We changed it because it's technically a sub-variant that merited its ...Jump to post
Hi, please excuse the neophyte and hopefully nonpartisan question here, but in my searches of the forum I've not been able to find a Cliffnotes answer to the above question. In recent threads on this forum, notably the Boeing vs. Bombardier C Series drama (for which I, as a Canadian taxpayer, have a...Jump to post
This Air Canada news got me so excited I nearly wet myself. <duck> Anyway, we're not exactly swamped for choice in Canada, but IMO both AC and WS are on the upper end of airlines I've traveled in North America. They each have their own flaws and good points for pax service and I've never had a truly...Jump to post
I'm trying to break it down for my non-AVGeek friends who are asking me about it. Is the following substantially correct? Boeing: I'm suing you for doing a thing. Bombardier: Why? You've done the exact same thing! Boeing: Yes, but this isn't about that. This is about YOU doing the exact same thing. ...Jump to post
My kingdom for a lounge pass.. ;) I go to the YYC AGMs, and the new CEO is very customer-focused and willing to take PaxEx feedback under advisement. Despite being familiar with the Call to Gate system from our times through KEF and Gatwick, in January my family and I were camped out in the kids pla...Jump to post
I'll be back there for a YYC-SAN leg in a few weeks. I first used the new terminal for YYC-PHX and back in January, and I'll assume they've found some extra seats since then. Also, on the return leg we parked at the very far end of the pier, where we were greeted with an "8 minute walk to custo...Jump to post
I'm a YYC-dweller and even I'm surprised by how homely our new international terminal is landside... Great report!
Speaking of Canadian airports, YMX was probably the go-to for movies shot here that required an airport scene, at least until it was torn down a couple years ago. Aside from "The Terminal", already mentioned (though the ACTUAL terminal seen in most of the film was a very large set piece): ...Jump to post
At least we Canadians can watch it here, though it may be region-locked for non-Canucks: http://www.history.ca/airport-below-zer ... l-episodes Par for the course on these sorts of "reality" shows, where the word "reality" has very little to do with it. In the first part where a ...Jump to post
One wing should be red to match his look in the most recent film. I mean, he does get his original arms restored, but think how distinctive that livery would be..! As it stands, I'm flying YYC-YVR-HND and back this fall with ANA on the transpac leg, on which their Star Wars 789 made its debut and ap...Jump to post
...Thing is, the "blue screen of death" is really just a clear sky for us...
I've been reading your Japan TRs for years now, here and on your site, and every one brings something new. It's one of the main reasons I always ache to go back to Japan when the situation presents - and your advice regarding bringing my daughter (now six) on my last two trips (September 2013, Janua...Jump to post