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by BillyD
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calm Air ATR runway excursion in Northern Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 1723

Re: Calm Air ATR runway excursion in Northern Canada

The Calm after the Storm? :-P

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by BillyD
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 14240

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

It's a shame..Isnt there a market for them.like there was for the 735? I mean there are still 733s flying that are 30yrs old..These 736 must be younger and with a lot of life left to be utilised The 736 has always been a niche airplane because of its weight relative to the number of passengers it c...

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by BillyD
Fri May 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10991

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

OMG!!! They way they have over dramatized the 737MAX, it's a death trap that no matter what Boeing does, another issue will creep up and kill more people.

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by BillyD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 9552

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

I have flown them once, never again!

They offer the same price as WestJet for a far inferior product.

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by BillyD
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?
Replies: 63
Views: 9777

Re: Rouge / Air Canada Cancels Toronto - Gatwick?

CS500 wrote:
The Rouge product is horrific so I can see why they try to keep them segregated. One YYZ-PHX trip on Rouge was enough for me and I will never fly it again.

Same here, I flew Rouge from Las Vegas to Calgary once on a 319, NEVER again!

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by BillyD
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?

BillyD wrote:
AC has YVR-YYJ - 40 mi.


WS have YVR-YCD - 33 mi.

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by BillyD
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Shortest mileage USA, MEX, CAN flights list?

AC has YVR-YYJ - 40 mi.

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by BillyD
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10852

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Keep in mind their LCC market pie is about to get split up a few more different ways. Swoop and jetlines coming into the fray soon along with AC Rouge entering more domestic lanes. AC Rouge is not an LCC. Air Canada simply charges the same rates as their mainline service and try to pass it off as a...

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by BillyD
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 9097

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

Totally ridiculous! This is why insurance costs are so high! Remember people, part of the reason airline fees are so high is that they have to build a fund to pay for stupid cases like these, or at least pay for insurance and lawyers. Which leads me to one of my favorite jokes: What do you call 100 ...

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by BillyD
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge
Replies: 32
Views: 5116

Re: Air Canada, pilots reach deal for more aircraft at Rouge

I still will not fly Rouge. I've flown them once and sardines have more leg room. If they charged less than mainline, I would think about it, but they don't. I fly YYC - PHX often. WS price is the same as AC Rouge, but you get more legroom, better service and leather seats on WS.

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by BillyD
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 9405

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

As stated, I guess it shows how bad NA airlines are.....

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by BillyD
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 9405

Air Canada named best airline in North America

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-c ... 59127.html

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https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/air-c ... 59127.html

I searched and didn't find a thread on this.

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by BillyD
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 199049

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

His point was that Boeing bet on more point to point travel with the 787. Airbus thought that the major hubs would be too congested with limited gate space, and with that, the A380 would alleviate this dilemma. But Boeing’s bet, albeit expensive, lengthy and problematic at times, seems to have paid...

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by BillyD
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display
Replies: 24
Views: 6295

Re: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display

WALmsp wrote:
At the end of the video, it says "Do Not Attempt." There go my afternoon plans...


Thanks for the laugh!!!! That comment made my day! :-)

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by BillyD
Mon May 15, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 5568

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Unions were badly needed back in the '30's and '40's when there weren't any labour laws. In today's society, unions do nothing but increase costs. In Canada, socialism is dying. Socialist governments do nothing but suck on union teets, causing increased costs and deficits. I love Westjet! Unfortuna...

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by BillyD
Sat May 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA
Replies: 50
Views: 5568

Re: WestJet Pilots Join ALPA

Unions were badly needed back in the '30's and '40's when there weren't any labour laws. In today's society, unions do nothing but increase costs. In Canada, socialism is dying. Socialist governments do nothing but suck on union teets, causing increased costs and deficits. I love Westjet! Unfortunat...

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by BillyD
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March
Replies: 102
Views: 23753

Re: 787-10 Inaugural Flight Friday 31st March

Congrats to Boeing! The picture sort of reminds me of the old DC-8 Stretch.

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by BillyD
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC plane off runway at YYZ
Replies: 28
Views: 11200

Re: AC plane off runway at YYZ

Jetsouth wrote:
Now watch all the multi-million dollar lawsuits come in .....


Nah! This is Canada....

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by BillyD
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSB Recommends That You Buckle Up When Told
Replies: 26
Views: 3953

Re: TSB Recommends That You Buckle Up When Told

This report was in a direct response to an incident in December 2015. AC088 was enroute to Toronto when they were warned of extreme turbulence upcoming. The fasten seatbelt sign was turned on and announced in English, French and Mandarin, but 21 people, INCLUDING AN INFANT, were injured because they...

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by BillyD
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?
Replies: 27
Views: 17531

Re: Whereabouts of Trump's 757?

Squeezix wrote:
Seat1F wrote:
I saw the Trump 757 today in its normal parking spot at LGA. They were doing some work on the tail. Seemed like the Trump name had beef removed from the front of the fuselage....but I'm not 100% sure. I didn't have a good view.


...beef?

Did it hit a cow?



LOL! Too funny!

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by BillyD
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 7534

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

I will NOT fly Rouge when paying mainline rates. The seat pitch on the 319's is ridiculous. I used to love flying the E190's from YYC to PHX. Now that they have the Rouge 319's, and the fare is basically the same as Westjet, bye bye AC.

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