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by Airontario
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13535

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? I do wonder what the alternative is when said pers...

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by Airontario
Sun Jul 25, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat
Replies: 37
Views: 2302

Re: Olympic - i.e., summer - Olympic athletes complain of... heat

It just dawned on me - were these athletes seriously preparing for over two years for an event without anyone on the team checking what Tokyo weather is like in summer? Unbelievable. I'm sure the countries with well developed sports programs were preparing correctly. I know in Canada there has been...

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by Airontario
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 752
Views: 136391

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

With Canada opening up to allow fully-vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents, AC is re-starting a number of transborder routes. "Air Canada today announced its current summer transborder schedule including 55 routes and 34 destinations in the U.S., with up to 220 daily flights bet...

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by Airontario
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 516
Views: 87636

Re: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam

I remember WestJet offered flights from San Diego to Europe via Calgary before the pandemic. But at the time I wondered if I would have to go through Canadian immigrations and customs there. I remember this not being made clear on their webpage (ditto for Air Canada via Toronto). Would someone expl...

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by Airontario
Tue May 25, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns
Replies: 234
Views: 12387

Re: Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns

I like it. I mean the criminals don't have to have a license right? If that's your best argument, you might as well make everything legal. Drugs abuse? No problems, if criminals do it, so can you! Theft? No problems, if criminals do it, so can you! Murder? No problems, if criminals do it, so can yo...

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by Airontario
Sun May 23, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks
Replies: 24
Views: 3167

Re: Rep. Taylor Greene Doubles Down on Holocaust Remarks

Surprised she had enough time to make these remarks considering how much time she spends stalking AOC.

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by Airontario
Fri May 21, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CoVid Vaccine Experience
Replies: 130
Views: 14396

Re: CoVid Vaccine Experience

I got my first dose today. I live in a mid-sized city about 100km west of Toronto. The Regional Government has taken over an empty building supplies store, and turned it into a massive vaccination clinic. I have to say I was really impressed with the set up. Upon entry, they confirm your name, appoi...

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by Airontario
Tue May 18, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?
Replies: 48
Views: 8416

Re: How is EY flying 6x weekly to YYZ but EK can only fly 5x weekly to YYZ?

Galwayman wrote:
but sure yeah lets put some flight attendants job ahead of thousands of other Canadian jobs and prospects


I'm curious what jobs Canadians are losing because they can't fly to DXB twice a day on EK.

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by Airontario
Mon May 17, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 8829

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

I'm surprised there's so much debate here. In my mind it's 100% Delta's choice to make this decision. They're talking about new hires. As a company they can change the job requirements at any time for any hire going forward. As long as this requirement is laid out in the job posting, and is included...

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by Airontario
Sun May 16, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Starting New Winter Hawaii Flights
Replies: 37
Views: 5828

Re: Air Canada Starting New Winter Hawaii Flights

B752OS wrote:
In general, do people in the Montreal area have a high propensity to travel?


Quebecers in general travel in greater numbers than the rest of Canada.

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by Airontario
Fri May 14, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 193
Views: 28435

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2021

Boarding of KL535 to EBB via KGL currently underway, looks like the flight is fully booked, is it normal ? Lots of Americans and French too. Gate agents in Paris (empty cdg-ams by kl) told me there are lot of people travelling to Kigali today and when checked in, the sequence shown on BP is 214 on ...

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by Airontario
Mon May 10, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 752
Views: 136391

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Air Georgian ruled that roost. Now what? Jazz is now AC sole CPA provider with 35 CR9s, 25 E75s, 44 DH4s and 15 CRJs, I'll leave it out the 20 DH3s which are planned to be removed later this year. Somehow I think they will figure it out. Not enough frames to serve domestic Canada and replace the Ai...

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by Airontario
Tue May 04, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old
Replies: 23
Views: 1864

Re: Florida school principal paddles 6 year old

Of course it was Florida.

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by Airontario
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real ID in USA for domestic travel
Replies: 45
Views: 3267

Re: Real ID in USA for domestic travel

Can someone explain what the issue with state-issued drivers licenses are? I'd assume in a country like the US, that while every state has little differences, their drivers licenses would all include all the necessary information to use for domestic travel. (Photo, name, DOB, etc.) Were the differen...

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by Airontario
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Private school warning staff against vaccine.
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: Private school warning staff against vaccine.

Of course it's Florida.

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by Airontario
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25017

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Killing someone doesn't take away your right to a fair trial. This is why mob rule is so dangerous. Because people think that the Constitution should only apply in certain situations. What was so unfair about the trial. The entire thing was televised, I'm sure you can point out the parts that were ...

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by Airontario
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25017

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

It was impossible for Chauvin to get a fair trial and it was clear right from the beginning. This is the outcome. Yeah, well if he didn't kill a man he wouldn't be in this position. Killing someone doesn't take away your right to a fair trial. This is why mob rule is so dangerous. Because people th...

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by Airontario
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25017

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

bigGAplane wrote:
It was impossible for Chauvin to get a fair trial and it was clear right from the beginning. This is the outcome.


Yeah, well if he didn't kill a man he wouldn't be in this position.

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by Airontario
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25017

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

Considering the deliberations lasted barely a day, it shouldn't be very surprising to anyone that the verdict would be returned as guilty.

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by Airontario
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway
Replies: 346
Views: 25017

Re: Derek Chauvin Trial Underway

CNN reporting a verdict has been reached. To be announced between 16:30-17:30 EDT

https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/derek-chauvin-trial-04-20-21/h_a5484217a1909f615ac8655b42647cba

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by Airontario
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting of Daunte Wright
Replies: 181
Views: 14579

Re: Shooting of Daunte Wright

extender wrote:
How about people stop being stupid? Some people over-complicate things.


Totally agree. If you're stupid enough to think your handgun is a taser, you probably shouldn't be a police officer.

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by Airontario
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 4329

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

It can be an issue for sure. Here at YYZ we have had staffing shortages with ramp crews in the past. Split shifts were a major cause of them leaving. If you're working a regular shift, the extra 15-20 minutes it takes to park in the employee lot and take the train over isn't a huge deal. However whe...

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by Airontario
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3394

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

930mbps down, 32 mbps up. 4ms ping.

Rogers Internet in Southern Ontario.

Cost? Too much.

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by Airontario
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 40
Views: 2573

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

Aruba
Bahamas
Canada (Only country I've lived in)
Cuba
Curacao
Dominican Republic
Jamaica
Mexico
USA

Colombia

Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Poland
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom (England, Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales)

UAE

Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Uganda

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by Airontario
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

PAL Airlines (Canada) Announce Eastern Canada Expansion

PAL Airlines (Provincial) have announced a rather large expansion of service in Eastern Canada today. New destinations include: Baie-Comeau, QC (YBC) Bathurst, NB (ZBF) Charlottetown, PE (YYG) Fredericton, NB (YFC) Gaspe, QC (YGP) Halifax, NS (YHZ) Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC (YGR) Ottawa, ON (YOW) Sai...

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by Airontario
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Election Law Controversy
Replies: 296
Views: 17686

Re: Georgia Election Law Controversy

Canada must be racist as well for requiring ID Canada can be racist, and sometimes for the reason you mentioned...but send me your address, I'll buy you a mirror. I do think that the Canadian Health Card fulfills the Voter ID requirement, and iirc every resident has one, so that isn´t even an obsta...

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by Airontario
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child
Replies: 43
Views: 2091

Re: Canadian man jailed for “misgendering” child

"according to The Post Millennial." That's all I needed to read to know this story is being blown out of proportion.

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by Airontario
Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians
Replies: 61
Views: 14875

Re: Crowds In Multiple US Cities Protest Attacks on Asians

It's a shame the names and stories of the victims are not the focus of this terrorist act. Time and time again, when these mass violence events happen, we spend weeks analyzing the perpetrator and his motives. Instead I believe we need to focus on the victims. No need to give a mass shooter the time...

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by Airontario
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21965

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Everytime that I have been on a flight in snowy weather, a pilot always does a wing inspection prior to takeoff. I thought that this was a requirement, not an option. I fly very regularly in Canada (well before Covid at least), and I've only seen a pilot to an inspection on the wing after de-icing ...

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by Airontario
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky Regional Airlines Inc. to close its doors
Replies: 23
Views: 3924

Re: Sky Regional Airlines Inc. to close its doors

m1m2 wrote:
Well if that's right, we will have a lot of small communities on the east cost without air service. Routes like YQX - YYR, YYR - YWK, YQX - YYT, and the list goes on.


As far as I know PAL is operating these routes still.

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by Airontario
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Highway Crash in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: Highway Crash in California

And this doesn't just happen in California, a lot of places that use migrant labor for harvest have similar. Welcome to your food supply chain. Indeed. Here in Canada we rely on migrant workers for almost all our farming work. We've also had similar incidents where car crashes have taken the lives ...

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by Airontario
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 752
Views: 136391

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/c ... 69043.html

Looks like SkyRegional is no more. 25 E175s are being transferred to Jazz. Jazz will operate 100% of AC's 70+ seat regional flying.
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https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/c ... 69043.html

Looks like SkyRegional is no more. 25 E175s are being transferred to Jazz. Jazz will operate 100% of AC's 70+ seat regional flying.

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by Airontario
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 752
Views: 136391

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-canada-suspends-more-routes-150524247.html " Air Canada says it is reducing its first-quarter capacity by 25 per cent, a move that will mean the loss of about 1,700 jobs at the airline. The Montreal-based carrier says the cuts will also affect more than 200...

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by Airontario
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC8792 Return/Divert to YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 2233

Re: AC8792 Return/Divert to YUL

A couple reasons to return to YUL over diverting to YHZ, YQM or YFC. Assuming bad weather which is the cause of most diversions, it's possible that system was also affecting the other NB/NS airports. As well YUL is a pilot base for QK, so if there were concerns about duty time for the pilots, it wou...

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by Airontario
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 43229

Re: Other country's anthems

My favourites are France, Italy and Russia.

I always hear people say how much they love O Canada. As a Canadian, I wouldn't say I dislike it, however I don't really understand why others like it so much. Perhaps it's just cause I hear it all the time?

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by Airontario
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burger Wars!
Replies: 88
Views: 4112

Re: Burger Wars!

In Canada we have a chain called Harvey's. If I crave a fast food burger, that's where I go. It's the same price point as McDonald's/Wendy's/Burger King, as opposed to a bit higher level options such as South Street/Five Guys/etc. The major difference between Harvey's and it's competitors is that th...

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by Airontario
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 44
Views: 7641

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

What is the meaning/significance of ‘OWG’? OMG misspelled... Looking at pictures of the airplane, how did they avoid painting outlines on the overwing emergency exits? You really can´t tell where they are. Would haved had to move the airlines name but so what? Do Canadian rules allow that? The pict...

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by Airontario
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 44
Views: 7641

Re: OWG takes off

Very bizarre, that they've gone ahead and started flights, considering the pandemic situation happening in Canada at the current time. I'm thinking back to the airlines of the past that have failed to make the vacation market work without a global pandemic hampering their efforts. Not sure why these...

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by Airontario
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA's ORC replaced a Q200 with another Q200.
Replies: 15
Views: 3587

Re: ANA's ORC replaced a Q200 with another Q200.

If their shortest runway is 1200m (1,199m I presume), then the ATR 72 and potentially Q400 would be potential alternatives - all depends on the surrounding terrain and whether the market could profitably accommodate the extra seats. CYTZ (Toronto City Centre) handles Q400s on their 1200m runway, wi...

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by Airontario
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines (GlobalX) moves to Miami
Replies: 52
Views: 15986

Re: Canada Jetlines (GlobalX) moves to Miami

catiii wrote:
Why does anyone think anything Ed Wegel does will be successful? The only thing he’s been successful at us vaporizing money.


Does anyone think it will be successful? All the comments I've seen here about this venture believe it will struggle to last more than a handful of months.

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by Airontario
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should government fund private cashless payments?
Replies: 57
Views: 2495

Re: Should government fund private cashless payments?

I haven't touched physical money since March. No plan on re-starting anytime soon. Everything I need to buy, I use my credit card for. If a retailer doesn't accept Visa, I use my debit card. I don't think I've seen a retailer in Southern Ontario who doesn't accept either credit or debit cards in mor...

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by Airontario
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Vice President's Debate
Replies: 53
Views: 2542

Re: The Vice President's Debate

Why is running mates debating each other a thing? I get they take over if the president dies, but who the heck is going to base their vote on what the running mate says? Especially when they just regurgitate what the presidential candidate has already said.

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by Airontario
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Justice
Replies: 42
Views: 1628

Re: Favorite Justice

I'm sorry, you all have favourite judges?

What is in the water down there?

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by Airontario
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Air Racing as big as Formula 1, Le Mans or Monaco Grand Prix? Curious.
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Why isn't Air Racing as big as Formula 1, Le Mans or Monaco Grand Prix? Curious.

Air racing is not a very television-friendly sport. Formula 1, touring cars and stock cars race on set tracks. There's a set track, that anyone can look at and understand where the race will go. Air racing (at least the ones I've seen) have a bunch of pylons over the area, and it's not the easiest t...

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by Airontario
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 27264

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

Pilots dealing with passenger complaints? That i'd like to see!

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by Airontario
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 3431

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

This is indeed an interesting point. And by "American" thing, it might be worth asking if the whole of the Americas (North and South) are to some extent included. It's definitely a thing in Canada. The Ford F150 is constantly the best selling vehicle every year with the Dodge Ram behind i...

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by Airontario
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 7373

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Will MSP be the first city to do this? Has there been a similar city, maybe in Europe to disband the police that MSP can use as a guide? Will be interesting to see how this affects the economy of MSP. Change is needed though as policing has not been a positive force. No city the size of Minneapolis...

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by Airontario
Fri May 22, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 108
Views: 12532

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

You can access T3 at YYZ from a sidewalk to Airport Rd. It's actually only about 200/300m to the road. From Airport Rd to downtown Toronto, it's theoretically possible, however it would take 5 hours according to Google, and it's not a particularly inviting walk. Interestingly you can't walk to T1. Y...

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by Airontario
Fri May 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 88105

Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... 7BZD5p53P8
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Looks like AC is going to deploy its Jetz (sports charters) on select Rapidair (YYZ-YUL/YOW) flights. The A319s offer 58J seats.

https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... 7BZD5p53P8

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by Airontario
Fri May 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge 319 YYZ-POS
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Rouge 319 YYZ-POS

TriniboiUK wrote:
Was hoping AC mainline would takeover the route without B787


Not enough J class demand or cargo to justify a Mainline wide body.

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