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by CFWAD
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs

I've been checking out the YUL flightaware activity since Covid started and am impressed by the number of flights that both Air Inuit and Air Creebec are operating out of YUL to various northern destinations (Air Inuit using 737-200/300 and DHC-8 while Air Creebec uses DHC-8 aircraft). Between regu...

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by CFWAD
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs

Thanks for the insight guys! Never had considered the history of Transair in YWG and Nordair in YUL.

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by CFWAD
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs

I was born in YZF and my first 6 years was spent in Norman Wells, N.W.T. My dad worked for PWA/Canadian and we would use PW/CP444 almost every other week to go to YZF or YEG. Why, however, have the Northern carriers chosen a place like YUL over YYZ to feed their Northern network? Is it cost? Populat...

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by CFWAD
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Underside Aircraft Markings
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Underside Aircraft Markings

Curious to know which airline started the trend of placing airline insignia (AC,SW) or full markings (DL) on the belly of their aircraft... Seems to make sense to me and, when done properly, helps to pull away from the "euro-white" phase of liveries. I can't recall the airline(s?) because ...

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by CFWAD
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 825
Views: 137377

Re: The WestJet Thread

TS-IOR wrote:
B767 C-FOGJ was seen at YYC with titles painted over. It's said to be leaving tomorrow AM probably acquired by UPS. Next to go FWAD.


This reg has been around since 2002 and always led to a good laugh in OCC. I hope WS puts it on a new 787 and carry the reg thru a few more decades..

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by CFWAD
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: Current status Fokker F-28-1000 fleet / TU-TGW

No specific answer for you. You may already have, but I would reach out to Canadian North or even KF. As I am sure you know, a lot of their ex-AME's and pilots (with surprising support from TC) were instrumental getting the ex-CP B732 airworthy and out of YXD years ago.

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by CFWAD
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 34
Views: 5617

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

The critical piece to making this succeed is where are they are going to get their revenue? Are they going to team up with Quebec or Ontario travel agents? At what commission rates? Cater to potential FL cruise markets? Go it alone on their own platform? 3 B734s are not going to compete well against...

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by CFWAD
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13872

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

I know in British Columbia seaplane operators only charge your card on the day of travel rather than the day of purchase. They also charge a premium for that service. No such thing as "just a seat" on Harbour Air or Sea Air... ..And a lot of their off-peak revenues are come from the fact ...

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by CFWAD
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets
Replies: 109
Views: 13872

Re: Large German Corporations Lobbying Against Advance Payments for Airline Tickets

Wasn't there one airline that allowed you to pay once you get on board? I think more airlines need to be like that. A few in the past have done that. Laker Airways "aka SkyTrain" was I think one of the first - at least Internationally. I believe People Express 1.0 did the same. As did the...

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by CFWAD
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines (GlobalX) moves to Miami
Replies: 39
Views: 11194

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

To be fair, Jetlines was pumping out arbitrary airport agreements with every airport authority imaginable. Everything from Vancouver to St.Hubert to Dominican Republic. This is the company that, at the start back in 2014, envisioned flying an A319 from Fort. St. John to Abbotsford, haha. You have to...

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by CFWAD
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 43
Views: 5891

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

Great video and behind the scenes look at the last few weeks and months, however, Braniff I declared bankruptcy in May 1982; the Enterprise episode was released in 1983.

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by CFWAD
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 4019

Re: Coulson 737 Air Tanker...Australia

Coulson is a Canadian based company out of Port Alberni, B.C.They were famous for flying the Martin Mars for many years.A few years ago they even flew a Martin into Coal Harbour in Vancouver. Anyone know what the benefit is to them operating certain aircraft and separate AOC out of the U.S. is? Tax ...

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by CFWAD
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26854

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Do you know, Longhauler, if Rouge at certain stations has contracted their ground services to another handling company other than AC? I know Swoop isn't the same but it has always amazed me that 1 day YEG-YXX was serviced by WS CSA's and their ground handling agents and then next morning by a comple...

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by CFWAD
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing partners with Swoop
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Sunwing partners with Swoop

Given who the parent company of Swoop is, seems like strange bedfellows. Reckons back in the day when WS flew for TS. Perhaps a future w/ Swoop chartering out for various tour operators. https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/sunwing-partners-with-swoop-to-offer-customers-more-travel-options/ My th...

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by CFWAD
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair gets buy in
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: Flair gets buy in

[photoid][/photoid] A hey guy you state Swoop when title is Flair... He was referencing the other "ULCCs" in Canada. Swoop (WS) keeping their ground and growing, Tim Morgan at Enerjet attempting Indigo financing and Jetlines, which is officially now paying for 2 A319s that they can give ta...

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by CFWAD
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7581

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Flair is arguing that, due to the Max-8 grounding, their wet-lease partner Smartwings has pulled some clause in the contract requiring their aircraft return back to recover Smartwings lost flying. Seems somewhat of an odd clause to have, and what does that leave Flair, their aged fleet of -400s? Unt...

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by CFWAD
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Re: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas

I guess this would mostly rely on connections? Can't really see a demand between Toronto and Muskoka when the drive takes roughly two hours. Although something might escape me, only looking at it from afar... The drive can easily be double that on long weekends. Perhaps there will be some connectin...

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by CFWAD
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 9608

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

The Canadian dollar is going to be the biggest thing that dictates the 763 and 788 in the winter season. I agree, seeing the 763s out of YYZ to do Caribbean flying and maybe some MCO/FLL. Would be increased competition to what the capacity Rouge puts on those routes (and has the fleet flexibility). ...

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by CFWAD
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4937

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

I want to buy VDB and YVR tech stop futures on YEG-HNL. Heavy winter winds will make me wealthy. AC operated the 738M from YYC this past season, at 80 miles less in length. And WS has operated the 738M from YYC-HNL/OGG in the past as well. The Q400 reduction is slightly surprising but eludes to wha...

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by CFWAD
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4633

Re: OS retro livery?

Agree 100%. I also thought at first it was a new livery. Too bad!

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by CFWAD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6806

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

BTW, do WS staff above-the-wing handle Swoops or is that contracted out to a vendor?

Contracted. On a Friday, WS staff were welcoming guests YEG-YXX. Saturday, contractors were at the same gate to welcome Swoop (Tango level fare) customers YEG-YXX. And this was a legacy route.

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by CFWAD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Repaint Status?/ Fleet Updates?
Replies: 2
Views: 796

Re: Westjet Repaint Status?/ Fleet Updates?

My understanding is they are taking the approach of cycling them through the paint shop when Type B/C checks are due. MRO's in Canada and U.S. are rather busy these days, which may explain a partial delay to the 737NG repaint. Q400s are pretty new and would be surprised if they aren't the last to ge...

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by CFWAD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 4269

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

I don't think that this assessment is fair. WS has the Business Class cabin because they are going for the premium market. They've kept those cabins small in order to lower the risk of that. This video still focuses on their core customer (leisure flyers), without driving away corporate flyers. Bus...

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by CFWAD
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 452413

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

You can write this off as an emotional post. Whatever. But I think there is a small minority in this thread who have their priorities massively wrong. You're not wrong, and your post is rational. There is a subset of users here who love airplanes (not aviation, airplanes ) pathologically. One poste...

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by CFWAD
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6806

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

flight152 wrote:
Swoop? Flair? I think we should thank the Canadians for coming up with the dumbest sounding airline names.


Add to that Zoom, Zip, Jazz, Tango, Harmony and Roots. And wait to see what Enerjet will rebrand as. We definitely know how to give the marketing companies investors money in this country.

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by CFWAD
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7581

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Enerjet (and their new commercial name) will come out the winner in this 4-legged race. Swoop is WS's version of Zip and Tango. A marketing tool to benefit the overall corporation and shareholders profitability. It will most likely cease once the commercial benefit cedes. . If you want to make that...

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by CFWAD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7581

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Not too sure where anyone heard about YQB? Maybe you're thinking of the pipe dream of an airline Jetlines, which is spending investors money via an IPO much to the tunes of Baltia in the U.S. Enerjet (and their new commercial name) will come out the winner in this 4-legged race. Swoop is WS's versio...

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by CFWAD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7581

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

AA's market in, at least Western Canada, can be attributed to the HP/US/AA merger. Back in the 2000s, AA only operated DFW-YYC and LAX/DFW-YVR. HP meanwhile was operating YEG/YYC/YVR-LAX/LAS-PHX and, depending on the economy, were multiple departures a day. I never understood Flair's Florida thinkin...

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by CFWAD
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7581

Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

And it begins...not surprising given that some of the routes were ridiculous to begin with, and most recently some flights have been consolidated via other cities. This airline is running on fumes. Buyer beware.. Flair Airlines suspending flights to Florida, Palm Springs: ‘Expect the unexpected http...

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by CFWAD
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines DC-10 "Spaceship"
Replies: 32
Views: 6111

Re: Western Airlines DC-10 "Spaceship"

Was YVR Western's only Canadian destination? Or did they ever serve YYC or YEG?

Seem to recall the only write off of one their "Spaceships" was the landing accident in MEX.

Crazy to think what was then served with w/ a DC10 widebody is now served with a Q400! (SEA-PDX).

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by CFWAD
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Bridge Tire at SNA Explodes, Killing Contractor
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

Re: LA Jet Bridge Tire Explodes Killing Contractor

Not to be that guy, but can we edit the title? The way it's written sounds like a killing contractor was exploded by a LA jet bridge.

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by CFWAD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace expanding in Hamilton
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

Re: KF Aerospace expanding in Hamilton

KF tends to service smaller air carriers (and particularly specializes in 727/737/757/767, CV580 and MD80 series). Their biggest customer to date is most likely WestJet. They also serve many smaller domestic carriers who fly 737s. At one point NWA would send their 757s to YLW for their winglet insta...

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by CFWAD
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 50
Views: 7831

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

WS started in 1996 (sort of technically '95) with almost $30 million CAD in the bank AND they owned their first 3 B732s. They flew between 2 provinces and to airports where AIF's were just slowly being introduced, and at the time, a meager $5pp. Jetlines wants to fly internationally from the get go,...

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by CFWAD
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Q4 and 2018 Year-End Net Income
Replies: 19
Views: 4040

Re: Air Canada Reports Q4 and 2018 Year-End Net Income

I'll sit back and wait for longhauler and Jimbo to duke it out :-) On the domestic side of things, AC has announced YQT-YYZ will move from QK (AC Express, Q400) to Rouge A319 service starting this Spring. 6 flights at 74 seats to 3 flights at 136 seats and saving 20m flying time to YYZ. Another move...

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by CFWAD
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KF Aerospace expanding in Hamilton
Replies: 14
Views: 1822

Re: KF Aerospace expanding in Hamilton

Congrats to Barry, Tracy and the rest of the KF team on their continued success! Crazy to think this little OK Valley business that started out of a wine cellar at YLW has organically grown to what it is today. The tenure of many of their employees alone speaks volumes as to the type of company they...

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by CFWAD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 50
Views: 7831

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

I wonder if they have even begun to wonder why Porter has never bothered with YHU to YTZ flights? If there was ever a demand from YHU, to the GTA, it’d be to Toronto Island. YHU to YHM? Good luck with that. That's a good point. If there was ever reasonable commercial validation, PD could have easil...

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by CFWAD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10344

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

A few items to note: 1.) An airline goes far beyond branding. If you follow this airline at all, you will appreciate how dismal their customer service and overall operation has been. Examples include: marketing focused on social media, yet lack social media support. Contracting out every possible po...

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by CFWAD
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10344

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Sort of reminds me of the old British airline, "Go-Fly". I don't understand what the dot represents? Their marketing video does little to explain why they've chosen the colors and brand that they did. They just repeat they are starting over (again) and focusing on customer service and repe...

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by CFWAD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 50
Views: 7831

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

See what? WS can't sustain year-round YUL-YYC/YVR/YEG service so what makes you think Jetlines can win with YHU-YVR? They will have 2 airframes to start. Probably a good idea they put them on routes that will extract the highest premiums. YHU is not one of those nor is anything in QC. Their new (and...

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by CFWAD
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10344

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

A new livery and branding is not going to solve any of their problems. Yes, it gives them some positive(?) publicity for a few days and perhaps the perception of a fresh new airline. Unfortunately, the little $$ they have needs to be spent on maturing their markets instead of throwing darts on the m...

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by CFWAD
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10344

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

Doesn't appear they are doing so well in turning around their customer service experience. Apart from their fleet issues, a huge impact is the limitations of their I.T. system. If you read some of the reviews, there is a clear disconnect, lack of I.T infrastructure and/or funding that is needed for ...

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by CFWAD
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 50
Views: 7831

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

Curious to know if they will have enough money to fuel the thing to fly it to Canada and, if so, where are they going to be parking it until it gets repossessed by the lessor.

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by CFWAD
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz
Replies: 15
Views: 3866

Re: Big Hit For Air Georgian As AC Shifts Flights To Chorus/Jazz

Solely a commercial decision on the part of AC. They are stream lining their express/regional services. If I'm not mistaken, they dropped EVAS and the B1900s awhile back and more recently axed all B1900 flying East of Alberta. The pilots at Georgian are the real winners here. They are eligible to ke...

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by CFWAD
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6806

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

Ugh... Although I respect jimbo (sometimes it's hard), and almost everyone on here, I don't enjoy breaking out 3 new tabs to decipher this argument. I do find it slightly humorous that a pilot (whom I have nothing but the utmost respect for), provides more facts than someone with your background, ji...

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by CFWAD
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6806

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

Swoops network avoids overlapping WS’s network, and focuses, generally speaking, on lower cost airports, few as they are, in Canada. Claiming to be “low cost” and operating out of YVR, YUL, YOW, YYC, YYZ etc is an oxymoron. Swoop has taken flying away from WS. Find it slightly odd from someone who ...

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by CFWAD
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK
Replies: 45
Views: 6806

Re: Swoop Summer Schedule - 3 New Destinations YXU, YLW & OAK

Nice to see the expanded route network. I cannot imagine YEG-OAK lasting beyond the summer. YEG has a very hard time keeping transborder service, and with the economy, will be a very hard to to support. Also, OAK in the summer? And the Bay area in general is not cheap once you get there. Interesting...

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by CFWAD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Domestic J Meal Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1853

Re: AC Domestic J Meal Service

I find Air Canada is quite open to suggestions from its frequent flyers about meal choices. If you send them your comments, you will defintely get a response. It is interesting you mention breakfast, as I always seem to see the same hot casserole. The omelet you mention or maple waffles. Other than...

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by CFWAD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Livery Early 90’s
Replies: 14
Views: 4752

Re: USAir Livery Early 90’s

I swear the Scott Wolf-era livery was evident around at least one DH8 and maybe some CRJs until the cusp of the 2010s.

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by CFWAD
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sun Country to let companies advertise on their free entertainment on board
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

Re: Sun Country to let companies advertise on their free entertainment on board

You have to listen and watch at least 2 full-length adverts on AC J class before getting your free entertainment. Much like YouTube, I simply mute or ignore, so if companies are willing to pay - good on Sun Country for trying to increase profits / stem losses.

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by CFWAD
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program
Replies: 59
Views: 10689

Re: Bombardier aims for decision on loss-making CRJ program

To think what the original CR2 did for aviation - specifically in North America, and now to see this. I can still remember the joy the Comair fliers expressed when Comair went to "all Jet". We all remember how some fliers wanted nothing to do with the turbo-props (not me) so when Comair w...

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