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by ddp
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 4426

Re: First Class Declining

The distinction between First and Business just isn't big enough anymore. Both have lie-flat, which is the main differentiator. I don't think too many people are all that keen on paying double the fare for a somewhat nicer meal. And a simultaneously functioning workspace, I’ve flown F on the AA 773...

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by ddp
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18169

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Well, she seems lovely. If that's how she treats him in public, I dread to think about what the poor fella has to endure at home. :shock: Good on the FA to try and remove him from his seat for his own safety. If this is public, behind closed doors both are probably bat ish crazy. It is usually one ...

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by ddp
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 7570

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

I thought WN had been pretty clear that the costs of operating into Canadian airports did not fit WN’s cost structure. Until those costs are lowered by the Canadian government WN has no plans of entering the Canadian market. This is an old excuse, but doesn't hold much water. If you look at your re...

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by ddp
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35305

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Toronto is quickly becoming a very bland airport. Just in the few past months these international airlines dissapeared from YYZ: Jet Airways, WoW, Saudia and soon even Austrian will stop their flights. I mean obviously Jet and WoW left for obvious reasons. I am just stating a fact that little by li...

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by ddp
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2425

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

How would airports pay for there debt or expansion? Airports in Canada run essentially at break even. OK get rid of the AIF - than what? Raise landing fee's?

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by ddp
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19444

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

Is there a reason that they can't push to turn Gatwick into their hub and grow from there? Will business traffic not go there?

NYC United's hub is EWR and everyone else uses JFK. Can't there be something similar for London?

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by ddp
Fri May 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10187

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Can the A321LR go from Delhi to the UK?

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by ddp
Mon May 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19895

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

WestJet stock was 31-34 bucks back in 2013-2014, and tanked since. Onex is probably thinking it can get it back to that point through operations. But That was day of 100 plus oil and Calgary having some of the strongest business and corporate demand in the country, coupled with high growth rates for...

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by ddp
Mon May 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Swoop is grounded following WestJet's acquisition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: What if Swoop is grounded following WestJet's acquisition?

Canada really doesn't have a lot of small airports that can be used. Montreal potentially has one, Toronto has one via Hamilton and Vancouver via Abbotsford. Outside of that we are a country or large airports full service, high cost airports. Hamilton really should find a way to cut its AIF, especia...

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by ddp
Mon May 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round
Replies: 21
Views: 3435

Re: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round

With all this traffic out of YUL, and Transat even doing Quebec city wonder if anyone will take a stab at YOW- Paris. Even on something like the A321LR. Large francophone presence in Ottawa, plus many anglos would would haed to Paris as well, issue is how many people in Europe have any interest in ...

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by ddp
Mon May 13, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19895

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

berari wrote:
Maybe they will also buy Air Transat and merge the two haha


Or they go after Porter, and Westjet will actually have real presence East of Toronto.

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by ddp
Sun May 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round
Replies: 21
Views: 3435

Re: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round

With all this traffic out of YUL, and Transat even doing Quebec city wonder if anyone will take a stab at YOW- Paris. Even on something like the A321LR. Large francophone presence in Ottawa, plus many anglos would would haed to Paris as well, issue is how many people in Europe have any interest in h...

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by ddp
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6366

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Why are the two sides different?

Windsor on the vertical shows red for Toronto and Montreal despite it being green on the horizontal.
Quebec City shows yellow on the vertical for Calgary and Red on the horizontal.
Edmonton shows seasonal on the vertical for Montreal, and green on the horizontal.

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by ddp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor
Replies: 19
Views: 5834

Re: 3 SUNWING 737Max heading to Windsor

Interesting... Explains the max I saw with ground equip around it at yyz earlier. AC seems to be happy parking up at yyz... I counted 6 7m8 of theirs about 4pm. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using Tapatalk AC's agreement with Pearson allows them to park with no additional cost overnight. Now I have ze...

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by ddp
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airfares Jump 28% in Inflation Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Canadian Airfares Jump 28% in Inflation Report

I want to see the metrics based on this. Flying soared at all large Canadian airports this year, that doesn't happen when flights cost 28 % more. I fly quite a bit this year, and seemed like a fairly average year to fly. YYZ-YYC, can be had for under $500 most of the time, YYZ-LGA, 250, YYZ-YUL 200....

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by ddp
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5095

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

As someone who used to take PIA annually from YYZ to KHI to visit the grandparents, this is the least of PIA's worries. Last time I was on a flight (2016) no working in seat entertainment, screaming kids and filthy filthy washrooms. My mom refuses to connect so we bit the bullet and took PIA, but th...

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by ddp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights
Replies: 100
Views: 13682

Re: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights

BCA2005 wrote:
behramjee wrote:
B742 wrote:
Timings announced on Routes Online twitter.

BA261 LHR2115 - 0925+1ISB 788 247
BA260 ISB1110 - 1600LHR 788 135

Resumes 02JUN19 with 787-8.


For USA only JFK connects properly in both directions via LHR.

+ BOS


How is it for YYZ flights?

Doesn't BA offer 3x Daily there?

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by ddp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights
Replies: 100
Views: 13682

Re: BA return to Pakistan- announce LHR-ISB flights

New Airport already paying off for Pakistan. Glad they have the security for this. Despite all the news and people online, people actually researching security see Pakistan getting safer.

Now fix PIA .

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by ddp
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10094

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

Galwayman wrote:
Great news for Newark , am surprised TK didn’t fly there before


Turkish does do 2x Daily to New York. It is just an IST - JFK routing.

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by ddp
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11031

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

If Air Canada Rouge has some 787, I could see them flying to Islamabad or Lahore. With Saudia gone, PIA might benefit from reduced competition, I know Saudia was a popular route people took to Pakistan. PIA can easily go to the 77W to make up for it. Not sure AC or any Canadian carrier would try th...

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by ddp
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast
Replies: 76
Views: 10059

Re: Air Asia X looks at US West Coast

Any talk of YVR? Could they make that work long term?

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by ddp
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly takes delivery of first A380
Replies: 179
Views: 53051

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

What Norwegian destinations in the U.S. can accept A380s? LAX, JFK, BOS, ...? On a one-off basis, just about all of them. I mean that has a gate and ground infrastructure to support an A380. A380s have landed at OAK but there isn't a gate capable of serving the aircraft. JFK and LAX gets a fair num...

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by ddp
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?
Replies: 43
Views: 8255

Re: Why doesn't JetBlue fly to Canada?

To leisure markets in Sun Areas of the USA can jetblue really compete against West Jet, Transat, Rouge and Sunwing? Most of these companies have discounts at local airports, and preferred landing and take off slots plus well known to Canadians. For a lot of people who travel once/twice a year they a...

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by ddp
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Cutting Sudbury...Again
Replies: 26
Views: 3772

Re: WestJet Cutting Sudbury...Again

https://www.sudbury.com/local-news/westjet-ending-flights-out-of-sudbury-in-october-974258 YSB was a destination on 732s back in the YHM hub days. Now they're calling it quits again with the current Encore Q400s to YYZ, despite the strong traffic growth at the airport overall. I guess Northern Onta...

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by ddp
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land
Replies: 45
Views: 5772

Re: Bombardier Wants to Sell Downsview Airport Land

If they don't move soon the union will likely extract >400k per aircraft out of them. If I was BBD I would expect Doug Ford to kick in some cash to remain in Ontario (maybe North Bay?) or move somewhere else where the unions aren't so difficult and/or the government is more welcoming. Either that o...

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by ddp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10323

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

This from a usually reliable source, if true not good for Calgary and the new international terminal. The new international terminal will hardly feel anything by losing BA which only has a single flight a day. KL remains strong, and WS still has growth in it to utilize the space. BA flights still a...

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by ddp
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad
Replies: 25
Views: 7201

Re: RUMOR: Lufthansa to resume flights to Islamabad

So question about this Rumour and the BA news that came out not too long ago, is there that much traffic to Islamabad?

The bigger cities are Lahore and Karachi, the diaspora tends to travel to those two cities. Will either of these have on ward connections? If not will they survive long term?

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by ddp
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 14246

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

They have already contracted ground crew in Hamilton, and so far only Hamilton in Canada. So initially they will be launching from there.

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by ddp
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9010

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

YVR has been wanting flights to Brazil for years. Expect them to offer a major incentive to get a route going.

This past year Montreal added a flight to Lima Peru, which seemed out of nowhere. So Could see AC taking a shot with YVR to Brazil and timing it will to China, Japan and South Korea.

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by ddp
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 20845

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I would think the US holiday travelers are just spread out too much. I'm Canadian, to go somewhere warm we have to leave the country. Americans can go to Florida, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Porto Rico, etc. Yes Mexico and Caribbean are options for Americans too, but so is there own country. But sa...

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by ddp
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3374

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

If DL were to start this route in the future, I think the CSeries would probably be the right aircraft. The fact that AC only runs E190s on YYZ-SEA while they run 320s, 321s, and even 789s to the other major cities on the West Cost (with higher frequency, no less) speaks to the difference in demand...

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by ddp
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 71
Views: 6813

Re: Pakistan Aviation Thread

PK’s new CEO reveals some of his turnaround plans. YYZ is a key part of his North American strategy. YYZ is now 5x weekly from Pakistan, and plans include a possible codeshare with other North American airlines from YYZ - probably UA or AC https://tribune.com.pk/story/1603039/2-pia-flown-oblivion-n...

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by ddp
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15922

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

Pity for them they WEREN'T arrested. In America, we have this funny thing called "free speech". I know it isn't for everyone I know, but it works, and is recognized by all of our courts. They could have made a hell of a lot of money on this one, and would never have to fly Porter again in...

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by ddp
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone
Replies: 188
Views: 23288

Re: Trump Admin wont punish ME3; opts to leave open-skies alone

Well, ME3 has won. Boo hoo for the US carriers! ME3 has not only been good to Indians, but they've also provided Pakistanis with a better option than what used to be provided - PK from JFK. It also Connects Africa with Asia quite well. I know people who do Vietnam and Malasyia to places in Africa. ...

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by ddp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released
Replies: 28
Views: 10655

Re: YYZ Draft Master Plan Released

I know a lot of people say there is little/no LCC presence. But there is a large Sunwing and Air Transat presence, which serves the local market very well and caters to how they want to travel. One of the new ULCC said they would fly from Toronto as well, (I believe it was Flair Air). Flying Interna...

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by ddp
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Rouge to start YYJ-YUL and YCD-YYZ
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: AC Rouge to start YYJ-YUL and YCD-YYZ

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/airline-launching-direct-flights-from-victoria-to-montreal-nanaimo-to-toronto-1.23110488 Just saw these two new routes would be offered by Rouge seasonally with 3 and 4 flights a week respectively. Both on A319s. I am quite surprised that AC started Victoria to...

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by ddp
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation
Replies: 46
Views: 5577

Re: UAE and Canada holds talk on aviation

To me the parallel with this is is what happened with Iceland. Several years ago Iceland and Canada signed an open skies agreement, Air Canada was against since there was not enough O&D traffic to the island. Ben Smith, a VP at AC came out publicly and said it should not happen. It did happen, a...

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