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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada files challenge with CTA over Onex's deal to take WestJet private
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Air Canada files challenge with CTA over Onex's deal to take WestJet private

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/company-new ... te~1769492
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It appears Air Canada feels Onex’s transaction isn’t in the hands of enough Canadians. Let’s see what the Canadian Transportation Agency has to say about this.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/company-new ... te~1769492

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by cirrusdragoon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18363

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

workhorse wrote:
Why do we never hear about such incidents in Switzerland and on LX? They have FOUR official languages and yet somehow get around it.


exactly!

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by cirrusdragoon
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18363

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

The trials and tribulations of being a country with two official languages. Fair enough it is in the interest of preserving and ensuring the nations languages are properly represented to both groups of language speakers living in the same country. fair is fair but $20,000? Excessive .

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 12584

Re: The WestJet Thread

Anyone have an idea when the American side will approve the WS/DL JV? The DOJ takes their sweet time to grant anti trust immunity . i wonder if they will take the full year , it will be a year in october i believe. who knows how long that is with the us govt, they will take as long as they require :(

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs
Replies: 90
Views: 11749

Re: Lufthansa Group posts 1H loss on LCC competition, fuel costs

Too many airlines in Europe. More than North America, South America, China and India combined! It's absolute madness. Europe has an estimated population of 741.4 million. They certainly need capacity , perhaps the question is how many airlines are truly needed or sustainable in each separate Europe...

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by cirrusdragoon
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 12584

Re: The WestJet Thread

SXDFC wrote:
Anyone know when they will be repainting their current 737s in the new livery?


From my understanding , It was mentioned internally that the new livery will gradually appear across WestJet’s fleet as new aircraft are delivered and as aircraft are repainted in their normal cycle.

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21293

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Sounds similar to KLM main cabin service. Coincidence? What has the main cabin of KLM to do with Delta's, except for they are in the same alliance? A lot actually considering they have a joint venture across the atlantic. Much like the star alliance members and joint venture partners Air canada and...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7337

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/w ... 06089.html

Now it's up to the US side to decide.



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Dominion301 wrote:
Today the Canadian regulators approved the DL-WS JV deal: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/w ... 06089.html

Now it's up to the US side to decide.



Excellent news

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30803

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I wish them success. However the livery , the titles looks very similar to easyjet with the front of the aircraft looking like Norwegian . https://www.jetlines.com/_resources/media-kit/download.php?file=View1a_With_Tag.jpg New colors, and new branding. Bring in the low fares!!!! http://www.travelwee...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

WestJet developing tool to keep children connected to parents

http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2019-06-06-WestJet-developing-Flight-Light-to-connect-families By using live WestJet flight data, the innovative smart nightlight will project the path of a loved one's flight onto their child's bedroom ceiling. Synced through the specifically-designed Flight Light App o...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu May 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56957

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

english translation of the article https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.lapresse.ca/affaires/entreprises/201905/29/01-5228081-achat-de-transat-par-air-canada-le-plus-gros-actionnaire-dit-...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sun May 19, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56957

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The devil will be in the detail. There is absolutely no question the Competition Bureau will look at this transaction very closely given to market dominance issues in YUL to the Sun and Canada in general to Europe. There is very little chance they would approve the merger without a number of condit...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu May 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56957

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

tphuang wrote:
this seems like a terrible deal for Quebec that should not be allowed to proceed.


why so?

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu May 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56957

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

i wonder how the competition bureau will respond with this?

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed May 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19952

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

Westjet is currently offering Air Canada Altitude 100K members a status match to Westjet Gold. What a joke. Westjet doesn’t offer an apples to apples FF program, which is why it doesn’t attract current AC business travellers. As you mentioned, if CP could not attract AC business travellers, what ma...

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed May 15, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19952

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

WS isn’t CP. CP was stuck with legacy costs and old fleet and inflexible work rules. CP never made money, WS rarely has lost money. No comparison No, they are not CP. However, they have ambitions to become an equal to AC. WS is well on their way to becoming the next CP - unions, higher wages, unhap...

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed May 15, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19952

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

I am no expert in the Canadian airline market, but it's very possible that this could happen and Air Canada should be weary of it. I expect AC to act accordingly, however So what do you think a Westjet/Delta alliance could do, that Canadian Airlines/American Airlines couldn't? Every airline that ha...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue May 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5261

Re: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme

looks low budget

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue May 14, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 19952

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

It’s simple, WS shares are severely undervalued. WestJet’s growth plans are long term, the market thinks in quarters, short term.. You cannot execute on a long term plan in a short term market. The cost discipline, and plan is sound. Going private means your not at the whim of a market who sneezes ...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sat May 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7337

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

I have a feeling , Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St Paul, Salt Lake City and Seattle will be areas the two will coordinate. Other key markets where the carriers could potentially expand , New York-Toronto, Los Angeles-Toronto and Los Angeles-Vancouver. All of these markets are either served by Delta...

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by cirrusdragoon
Fri May 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Is Air Transat a scheduled or charter airline? Or both? Could or would they ever merge with WestJet?

I said this in the 'Transat is for sale' thread, but culturally WestJet and Transat are on completely different planets. WestJet are not French enough to have any interest in Transat...let alone for any other reason. WestJet after almost 20 years of serving Eastern Canada, either a) still can't fig...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue May 07, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada's WestJet beats profit on higher passenger traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Canada's WestJet beats profit on higher passenger traffic

I'm also wondering whether WS is benefiting from all those additional passengers they are getting from their codeshares with DL. Certainly must be helping improve WS results. I am expecting this trend to continue. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/westjet-s-higher-baggage-fees-help-lift-first-quarter-rev...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue May 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada's WestJet beats profit on higher passenger traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Canada's WestJet beats profit on higher passenger traffic

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/canadas-westjet-beats-profit-estimates-105711685.html?.tsrc=applewf WestJet has beat what analysts predicted for their first quarter. The results of their staggered multi initiative execution strategy are beginning to surface. Net profit rose to C$45.6 million ($33.9 m...

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed May 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12680

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

It appears the odds are low for a foreign entity to acquire Transat Group. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-transat-sale-possibilities-1.5118046 Most likely contenders would be one of three canadian counterparts. Air Canada, WestJet or Sunwing Air canada: Taking over Transat's fleet of Airbus 33...

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed May 01, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12680

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-tr ... -1.5116543
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he doesn’t own any shares in the company since he left Transat in 1997 and went into politics .https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-tr ... -1.5116543

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12680

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

Who would be the likely buyers ? European based travel companies would likely be the best fit. "TUI Canada"? Tui possibly but they do already have a 49% equity stake and as well a 25% voting interest stake in Sunwing travel Group. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/sunwing-...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12680

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

What if it's WestJet's thought of proper entry into the Quebec market. Mais non, WestJet has always favoured organic growth vs growth through acquisitions or mergers. Never say never although, but highly unlikely for WS to be a suitor. WS’s focus right now is to execute their current initiatives , ...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company
Replies: 64
Views: 12680

Re: Media: Air Transat in Talks of Selling the Company

Who would be the likely buyers ? European based travel companies would likely be the best fit. This is from the CBC report link above: "Transat did not name the potential bidders, but analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets said they could be the same groups that have expressed in...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet London Announcement April 23
Replies: 27
Views: 11133

Re: WestJet London Announcement April 23

Does this so called announcement have anything to do with the recent news regarding WestJet codesharing with Air France on several European routes ex CDG from May 2019! WestJet by Air France, starting from 18 May 2019 on selected routes from Paris CDG Air France with WestJet code. CDG...Athens CDG....

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 3550

Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

It seems Harbour Air of Vancouver ,B.C is set to convert their fleet engines to electric power. The dawn of a new era, a step in the right direction! Here is a link to a news piece : https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-top-seaplane-airline-harbour-air-switching-to-battery...

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30803

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Swoop is an airline in an airline(bad idea remember Song/Ted). Swoop is an ultra low cost carrier with point-to-point service (no connections onto WestJet) . It offers fares Fully unbundled, focusing on ancillary revenue. It’s cost structure is 30-40% lower than mainline. Song and Ted may have fail...

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by cirrusdragoon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 3787

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

Agreed - AC is marketing specifically to the corporate frequent flyer. The WS safety video is good, and I like it. However, is this another example of Westjet not being focused on who their customer is? WS is pushing their new business class seating on their 787 (and later their 737s) and are on th...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet
Replies: 40
Views: 6732

Re: Could Turkish Airlines' new safety video be the most amazing safety video yet

as a parent and business flyer , i absolutely enjoyed it. well done TK

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 3787

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

I actually like this better than AC's video. AC's video is shorter, but feels more corporate. WS's video seems more fun, and I can't wait to see it someday. I personally wouldn't say it's better, it's just completely different. AC's whole new marketing and branding is a more sombre/serious mix of c...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 3787

Re: Westjet’s first inflight safety video

Well put Echid, two different brands , with different tones. I would say WJA is about creating a more fun and relaxed environment akin to how Delta Air Lines aproaches many aspects of its operation. Just have a quick look at Delta’s latest Safety Card pre flight safety demo : https://youtu.be/d0BPRS...

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet’s first inflight safety video
Replies: 25
Views: 3787

Westjet’s first inflight safety video

https://youtu.be/rwLTSEGlXSo

I like it , it’s very cute .
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https://youtu.be/rwLTSEGlXSo

I like it , it’s very cute .

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by cirrusdragoon
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media tour of finished WJ 787
Replies: 16
Views: 5663

Re: Media tour of finished WJ 787

I was really hoping that Westjet would come out with an onboard product that would definitively set them apart from the competition. Unfortunately that doesn't seems to be the case here. In my opinion, the cabin looks really nice in all classes but it appears to be almost identical to Air Canada's ...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media tour of finished WJ 787
Replies: 16
Views: 5663

Re: Media tour of finished WJ 787

air canada’s cabin is as sterile as a hospital , sorry , its old and looks very basic compared to the customizations wj selected with the rockwell super diamond seat for J cabin . here is my nancy peloso slow clap for you bitter betty . cheers.

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by cirrusdragoon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media tour of finished WJ 787
Replies: 16
Views: 5663

Re: Media tour of finished WJ 787

https://youtu.be/yuSQ6SmJLEA
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A more in depth look at each cabin upfront

https://youtu.be/yuSQ6SmJLEA

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by cirrusdragoon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media tour of finished WJ 787
Replies: 16
Views: 5663

Media tour of finished WJ 787

https://calgaryherald.com/business/loca ... air-travel
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The debut of Westjet’s finished cabin product and amenities. https://calgaryherald.com/business/loca ... air-travel

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by cirrusdragoon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia first half profit increases 37%
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Virgin Australia first half profit increases 37%

congrats on their quarter

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by cirrusdragoon
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 16951

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

Glad she was removed. She started insulting the whole plane. She was the antagonizer. Off with her.

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by cirrusdragoon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 35427

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

WestJet first S19 update is out, 26 additional weekly flights to YYZ. The 787 is also to stay on yyz-yyc through the duration of the summer. Not unexpected, but appreciated. YYZ saw the largest increase in flights in this update which speaks volumes to their much more modest growth plans. There was...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Domestic J Meal Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: AC Domestic J Meal Service

A decent breakfast isn't the difference between a profit and loss. For the record ... this is the breakfast referred to by the OP. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hikarisuperexpress/5998713662 It is a "one tray" domestic Business Class meal, served on flights greater than 1 hour, but less t...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Domestic J Meal Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: AC Domestic J Meal Service

Am a regular flyer on AC but I have to admit am getting a bit tired of their J-class meal offerings on domestic runs. I honestly feel likes its been 10 years with the only option being their parsley omelet or maple pancakes. Is it just me and the routes I'm taking? Anyone at AC know why they would ...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC Domestic J Meal Service
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: AC Domestic J Meal Service

Am a regular flyer on AC but I have to admit am getting a bit tired of their J-class meal offerings on domestic runs. I honestly feel likes its been 10 years with the only option being their parsley omelet or maple pancakes. Is it just me and the routes I'm taking? Anyone at AC know why they would ...

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by cirrusdragoon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

Re: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787

Does anyone have info on the seats and IFE system? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaNoqYagcw Thanks for that, I did watch the video, looks very nice. I was looking for the supplier of the seating and IFE. Cheers. Cheers here you go. All seats in both J and Y+ cabins, manufactured by Rockwell Coll...

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by cirrusdragoon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

WestJet enters into Global era with dreamliner arrival

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -9-455107/

The companys vice president of marketing and communications conducting a cabin tour and intro:

https://youtu.be/TJaNoqYagcw
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Today the Executive team flies the 787 home to Canada.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -9-455107/

The companys vice president of marketing and communications conducting a cabin tour and intro:

https://youtu.be/TJaNoqYagcw

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by cirrusdragoon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet delivery team readies for the 787
Replies: 15
Views: 3512

WestJet delivery team readies for the 787

https://youtu.be/FPkZCrLIpIU
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A sneak peak at the aircraft in Everett ,Washington. The different department teams interviewed.
https://youtu.be/FPkZCrLIpIU

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