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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says
Replies: 129
Views: 17260

Re: Airbus focus is on evolving existing jet models, CEO says

Hmm, they don't have a competitive product in the "small widebody" segment. Do they really want to leave it to Boeing? Or they plan to re-wing the A330NEO, creating the A350 Mk1 again?

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://globalnews.ca/news/7934298/covi ... ne-canada/


It is very vague. I'll believe it when there is a firm date announced.
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cirrusdragoon wrote:
WildcatYXU wrote:
aerolimani wrote:
…for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents. No foreigners allowed yet.


There is no firm date even for that.


Come july it is live
https://globalnews.ca/news/7934298/covi ... ne-canada/


It is very vague. I'll believe it when there is a firm date announced.

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-ending-hotel-stay-14-day-quarantines-for-fully-vaccinated-canadian-travellers-sources-1.5462527 Feds ending 14 day quarantine and hotel stay …for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens and permanent residents. No foreigners allowed yet. There is no firm date even fo...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon May 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Replies: 22
Views: 1470

Re: 10 Years Since Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Historic mess and current mess, two different messes. I guess we can all agree if Israel hadn't been forced on Middle East most of todays problems simply wouldn't exist. ??? Problems like Jews having homes? Jews didn’t need to be relocated to the Middle East after WW2, in hindsight it was pretty ob...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4746

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

March 10, 2020, YYZ-MIA-STX (AA). It was just before the lockdown started in Canada. Since then I flew: STX-STT-CLT-YYZ (July 4, 9K/AA)), YXU-YYZ-IAD (July 27, AC), IAD-YYZ-YXU (August 1, AC), YXU-YYZ-BDA (August 6, AC), BDA-YYZ-YXU (August 13, AC), YXU-YYZ-IAD (August 18, AC), IAD-YYZ-YXU (Septembe...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast food you avoid
Replies: 68
Views: 4011

Re: Fast food you avoid

McDonald's- Even as a little kid I liked Burger King better. No reconstituted chopped onions to have to pick off on regular BK cheeseburgers. Then I got kicked out of a McDonald's for losing my temper (in fairness I WAS justified in doing so) and I never went back. William Foster? :eyepopping:

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: User's rides
Replies: 83
Views: 4321

Re: User's rides

Whatever National has for me. A 2020 Malibu since Feb. 8. In January it was a 2021 Explorer. I own a 2012 Frontier, but I almost never drive it.

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chicken Wars
Replies: 39
Views: 1774

Re: Chicken Wars

Can I nominate my one off favourite or only franchises are allowed to enter the fight? My favourite is the La Reine Chicken Shack* in Christiansted, VI. They serve rotisserie chicken prepared over charcoal. The usual combo is half chicken with rice, beans and a bit of a salad. https://www.tripadviso...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

Our friend has some issues with continental Europe, so I just mentioned the “beer” in the land of unicorns and rainbows. Just take a Belgian beer (and you don’t have to take a Westvleteren XII - OTOH why won’t you) and you will understand. I'll rather stay with our North American beers. I gave 13 y...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy
Replies: 80
Views: 4046

Re: EU Proposes Massive Restrictions on Vegan Dairy

Well done EU. Great decision. Well, it’s less worse than calling that yellow-ish liquid “beer” they are serving in British pubs... :spit: Well, I'm afraid calling that yellow-ish liquid “beer” is not just British specialty. I'm afraid this problem is widespread. Corona or Tecate anyone? And did I m...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Manure smell is now protected sensory heritage in France
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Manure smell is now protected sensory heritage in France

Personally I would probably not like a cock just beside my house. But my reason to move to the countryside (still not that far from civilization, though) is precisely to have my own, large enough land, so that the cock would be some distance away. Then I wouldn't mind. Yes, I know exactly where you...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 158372

Re: Irkut MS-21 protype overran runway at Zhukovsky airport

https://aviaforum.ru/threads/mc-21-novo ... 4/page-441

still question about roll to side of runway


My Russian is rusty, but to me it looks like the aircraft indeed exited the runway on the side. The question is how far down the runway it happened.
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Armadillo1 wrote:
russian forum with pics
https://aviaforum.ru/threads/mc-21-novo ... 4/page-441

still question about roll to side of runway


My Russian is rusty, but to me it looks like the aircraft indeed exited the runway on the side. The question is how far down the runway it happened.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

jmt18325 wrote:

People shouldn't have been on vacation. Good for them.


Why exactly people shouldn't have been on vacation?

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

The Canadian government, as bound by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, cannot prevent Canadian citizens and legal residents from crossing the border in either direction. So, if they want to stop it, their option is to make international travel as awkward as possible. Thus, the new rule requiring ...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

Re: Spirit Airlines A320Neo routes?

I've seen NK A320NEO's taking off from STX regularly. I believe they fly there from FLL.

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

This is the same govt that 2 weeks ago said travel was non-issue It most likely still is. However, the numbers are going up, so they have to look for someone to blame. Those to travel are a good target. It will be interesting to look for a testing site just to get home. Well, at least I can say I d...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

As someone who lives in Ottawa, believe me I understand. Pre-Covid was really hoping that the 321/LR/XLR would bring some competition to YOW. Now, the best hope is that VIA gets the rumoured funding for their HFR plan which will make self-transfers to Dorval easier and accessing more choices there....

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

I think the new aeroplan is great. It finally convinced me of the utter uselessness of Aeroplan for anybody who isn't flying every week with AC. Might as well rely on the lounge perks of my credit card and move to flying the carrier that offers the best combination of price, comfort and schedule I ...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

In the world of folks who get air travel mostly paid for on the company dime, get lots of upgrades and status, I'm sure the changes were well received. They are now so out of touch with the plebes that they think regular Canadians are going to applaud the CEO for such changes. Like I said. Great fo...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Hmmm so no other airline changed their business model to reflect what customers wanted? Those changes reflect what customers wanted and where the business is or was going. And Rouge was a success albeit controversial. Isnt there a new aeroplan? Oh yeah So customers wanted 17/30 seats in 777's? I do...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 526
Views: 90091

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Apart from Clive in the West, hard to mention a reasonably recent airline CEO in Canada who will retire with such admiration from their employee group, shareholders and general flying public. Agree with employees and shareholders. Not so sure about the general flying public. He's been fantastic for...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86375

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Well things are about to get a whole lot worse https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/liberals-to-soon-require-air-travellers-to-test-negative-for-covid-19-before-arrival-1.5248467 Ouch. Travel is already difficult and may become even worse. Especially if your trip doesn't originate in some of t...

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by WildcatYXU
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86375

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Either way, the point of my post was to highlight that AC may cause a delay in their recovery by causing their customers to be shy about making bookings in fear of having their money tied up indefinitely. I can definitely relate to that. During the last two sales I came pretty close to buying some ...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: cubana airlines to Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 3462

Re: cubana airlines to Canada

Cubana flights to Canada primarily catered to Canadian tourists on vacation packages. They operated flights such as Santiago de Cuba-Toronto, Varadero-Toronto etc. and I don't believe they operated Havana-Toronto for the past several years. They leased A320s from Avion Express, among others. The IL...

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by WildcatYXU
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 990
Views: 110725

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2020

AN-124 is coming to STX today. Expecting it to land around 17:00 Atlantic Time.

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86375

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Today marks the return of Rouge to the skies: https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/air-canada-rouge-returns-to-the-skies/ The departure of Air Canada flight AC1810 from Toronto to Cancun marked the return of Air Canada Rouge to the skies. That's bad news for the passengers. Also, I'd like to kno...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Immigration)
Replies: 37
Views: 1508

Re: Political Position (Immigration)

I suppose the question is why do they fail to meet the requirements, and do those requirements need to change to provide a legal route?. In my opinion and personal experience most candidates fail due to lack of education/skills required by the immigration program. And the immigration programs do ch...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Immigration)
Replies: 37
Views: 1508

Re: Political Position (Immigration)

I suppose the system needs to be fair. People will not hide under lorries, paddle the Channel in kayaks or walk across Death Valley if they believe that there is a reasonable that they will be allowed to enter by the front door. Getting to that position is the hard bit. I'm afraid you're mistaken. ...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gabor Lukas and Canadian airlines/media
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Re: Gabor Lukas and Canadian airlines/media

His only credential is that he’s the only guy willing to hold both airlines and the government accountable on passenger treatment. I More to the point, he’s the kind of entity who’s existence depends on the failure/apparent regulatory capture of key institutions (CTA, TC etc). If those institutions...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4285

Re: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon

Sorry, you got it all wrong. If I choose to immigrate to South Korea, the reasonable expectation of their society is, that I won't be cutting their heads off next time they eat dogs. If the fact that they eat dogs is so unbearable to me, I should reconsider my choice of South Korea as a place I DEC...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Teacher Murdered in Paris Over Cartoon
Replies: 180
Views: 4285

Re: Teacher Beheaded in Paris Over Cartoon

Sokes wrote:
I consider a few hundred dead / year in Europe through religious nuts acceptable.


Seriously? Sorry, I consider everyone who considers religion based murders acceptable to be mentally ill.

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2601

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

First piston powered aircraft flight: A C140 owned by a friend out of CFQ. May 2009. Spent some time flying around the valley and over the Kootenay Lake
First piston powered commercial flight: 9K C402, STX - STT, July 4, 2020

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 5012

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

[threeid][/threeid] If you don't think public opinion matters, you haven't followed politicians for very long. Oh yeah, Trudeau's Liberals have been a shining example of public opinion :rotfl: Yes, I really would like to ask the honourable selfie boy and his cronies who gave them the mandate to get ...

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A fresh new start
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: A fresh new start

at least 5 of us have or are in the process of relocating from the UK to Slovakia.. In fact my entire adult language class from Slovak school in the UK. I think our Slovak other halves were missing the home country.. My (obviously ) Slovak other half is missing the home country too. Sometimes even ...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A fresh new start
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: A fresh new start

Moved from the UK to Slovakia 2 years ago.. Myself and my wife took very large paycuts. She is earning less than a quarter of what she earned in the UK and me more that half.. The upside is that we no longer have a huge mortgage for a shoebox in London, the weather is better here and we have a nice...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 3035

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

60% of our electricity is generated by nuclear power. 26% is by hydro electric. The rest is through solar, wind and other sources. I believe there must be some misunderstanding. According to the government of Canada, 67% of our electric power comes from renewable sources. Mostly hydro - 60% of over...

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by WildcatYXU
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?

Who would buy it? Us. We are trying to convince Turks and Caicos to join the Confederation for ages. Now we could have our own snowbird place. I'll trade you for the Maritimes! I'll even throw in Florida. We'll take it. Heck, we can even give you a good price to launch from the John A. MacDonald Sp...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: trump Considered Selling Puerto Rico: Ex-DHS Chief says President asked ‘Can We Sell The Island?

johns624 wrote:
Who would buy it?


Us. We are trying to convince Turks and Caicos to join the Confederation for ages. Now we could have our own snowbird place.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 3035

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

I wish they'd burn the garbage that they truck over to landfills in Michigan. Garbage incineration is frowned upon due to CO2 production concerns. However, with a technology to capture the CO2 and convert it to hydrocarbon fuel it could become a great solution. I don't care what they do with it, I ...

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 3035

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In case anyone is wondering the process uses renewable electricity (I suppose solar or hydro) to break water into O2 and H2 then combine the H2 with CO2 to make hydrocarbons. There is a lot of hydro power in Canada. Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Is there much geothermal ...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 3035

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

In case anyone is wondering the process uses renewable electricity (I suppose solar or hydro) to break water into O2 and H2 then combine the H2 with CO2 to make hydrocarbons. There is a lot of hydro power in Canada. Not sure about year round solar in the Great White North. Is there much geothermal ...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 72
Views: 4087

Re: Trying to locate members

The only forum member I ever met in person was NeilYYZ. We spent a cold January afternoon drinking in Windsor, Canada. Young and dumb at the time, probably made an ass of myself, but it was fun nonetheless. I've met two A-net members in person. First was Fly747. He's not posting anymore, but we are...

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by WildcatYXU
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86375

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

Thank you, ElPistolero, for helping set the record straight here. For what it's worth, I did not intend to smudge our friends up north - on the contrary, I think you are great and that's why you deserve the same range of competitive and quality services that larger markets enjoy. Maybe we should se...

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 86375

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

MarcoPoloWorld wrote:
First, let there be no doubt: Air Canada is a government-propped-up blood sucking operation. Domestic fares are highway-robbery level, and the nickel-and-diming would put even the US3 to shame.


Really? So you're saying that AC is charging for seat selection and checked luggage on a full Y fare?

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

It is much better today. The sky is (almost) blue. But I still couldn't see Vieques and St. Thomas this morning.

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by WildcatYXU
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Saharan Dust Coming to the United States

It looked more gray than brown to me. Just like a winter day in YXU. Except for the temperature, of course. When it started Sunday morning, it looked like increasing haze. The visibility gradually became much shorter and the sea looked gray. It was like that Monday and partly on Tuesday.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 2123

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

Here's an A330F cargo hold full of those who care :D

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by WildcatYXU
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?
Replies: 47
Views: 2226

Re: COVID Masks: What kind do you have? - Or: why not wear one?

Nothing fancy. Just regular disposable surgical masks.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 3336

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

seb146 wrote:
WildcatYXU wrote:
seb146 wrote:
Not seeing Rolling Stones, either.

GIMME SHELTER


I'd argue that the signature tune would be Satisfaction.


They had so many hits, too. It would be hard to pick just one.


Agreed.

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by WildcatYXU
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 3336

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

seb146 wrote:
Not seeing Rolling Stones, either.

GIMME SHELTER


I'd argue that the signature tune would be Satisfaction.

Some more classics:

Eric Clapton - Layla
John Lennon - Imagine
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train

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