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by multimark
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 208546

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

dmstorm22 wrote:
It's not just safety, it's also outlook on selling tickets.
AC (or the US3) are probably less willing to send out 77Ws and 787-9s with <100 people than CA/CZ/etc are.


Less willing, or less subsidized?

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by multimark
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 208546

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

China-USA demand is coming back. Attended briefing end of last week were Air China local management informed airport officials they will reestablish separate LAX and SFO flights for April. Current LAX flights are seeing increased loads (150-180 per flight) far above 30-50 few weeks ago. Really? Int...

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by multimark
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 77
Views: 19114

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... -58-years/
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Momo1435 wrote:
Boeing didn't book any orders in January, also no cancellations.


Yes, the first time since 1962 there have been no January order for Boeing.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... -58-years/

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by multimark
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Bombardier Sells Remaining Stake in A220 Program
Replies: 249
Views: 32736

Re: WSJ: Airbus in Advanced Talks to Acquire Bombardier Stake in A220 Program

Does this mean, Airbus sees a bright future in the A220 program? The only sign here is that Bombardier wasn't joking when it said it wanted to offload its stake. Airbus doesn't have much choice here. Bombardier wasn't going to be able to pay for the future losses. If they're not going to pay the fu...

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by multimark
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10825

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

They are not trying to be low cost anymore. They are transitioned to Full service network carrier status. Oh yeah, with no free catering, no seat assignement, no luggage, tight seating... Really???? Intl on the 787 , you will notice that Economy does in fact offer a complimentary dining experience ...

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by multimark
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20118

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... roduction/
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An article from today's Washington Post on the Max effect on WN going forward. The dangers of being beholden to one a/c type.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... roduction/

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by multimark
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 26913

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

'“We took on an educational role in our start-up phase (in 2006) by promoting the aircraft’s benefits. Once people tried it, this became a non-issue,” said Porter’s Brad Cicero in an email to TPG. “Self-interested parties, whether manufacturers or other airlines, have tried to dismiss turboprops ov...

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by multimark
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 65
Views: 12959

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Anyone know where the Q400s are going?

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by multimark
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 35
Views: 17024

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

Such as shame Hawaiian doesn't fly to Vancouver.

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by multimark
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 17866

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

The route lost money cause they wouldn't go through US Preclearance in YVR. Why would pax from Vancouver want to fly a route where they have to do customs at JFK instead while there is a perfectly fine preclearance facility at YVR. Because it was basically the first flight of the day into JFK and c...

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by multimark
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 170
Views: 58035

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

I am old enough to remember when A320s started replacing 727-200s. The feeling among "experts" (like us) was that this "disposable French airplane would never last as long as a Boeing". Air Canada's first A320 will hit 30 years old at the end of this year ... the 727-200s it rep...

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by multimark
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 23386

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

That poor poor airline. They broke the law and get fined. :sarcastic: A lot of you posters, that bash every passenger for not following all the arcane fine print rules of the airlines, get overly exited when an airline is fined for breaking the law. When the Canadian law says that Air Canada has to...

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by multimark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers
Replies: 96
Views: 27669

Re: More Bad News for Boeing: Poor quality complaints from customers

Boeing lost its way once it decided to screw the Pacific NW. The HQ move to Chicago, the Charleston plant...bad decisions. They've lost their way.

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by multimark
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 48368

Re: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier

Maybe a silly question, but why didn't BBD turn the Global Express family into commercial aircraft?

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by multimark
Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 20921

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

Or does ONEX plan on the Swoopification of Westjet? Hawaii routes... expected to be hemorrhaging with all the new Competition and Southwest? Doesn’t Westjet, Encore have a few issues going forward now that Bombardier will be wrapping up the Q400 program and for Westjet mainline the MAX still ground...

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by multimark
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 737391

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... boeing-73/
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Air Canada has rejigged schedules and now plan for the 738 Max being out of service through July 31.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... boeing-73/

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by multimark
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 737391

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Has this been discussed at all? Sounds like Boeing shot itself in the foot (again): 'Boeing has called 737 Max 8 “not suitable” for certain high-elevation airports...' - Before last month’s crash of a flight that began in Ethiopia, Boeing said in a legal document that large, upgraded 737s “cannot b...

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by multimark
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 4997

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Because of Air India 181/182 in 1985, we learned (sadly) of the need for an intermediate stop (at least at the time) in flying between eastern Canada and India. And in that era, you flew to DEL or BOM, and then transferred. Today, the number of one-stop-and-connections between YYZ/YUL - India is st...

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by multimark
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4541

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

I should be the only one who think preclearance is overrated. I'm not a US nor Canadian passport holder but as someone who often fly J TATL, it normally doesn't get me more than 15-20 minutes from the jet bridge to the street. Sometimes even less. And if memory serves CX is one of the first flights...

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by multimark
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 736075

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Interested wrote:

Yep and in 2019 with a plane that should be state of the art

We've ended up with that suggestion as to how to save the plane

It says it all really!!


Well, that's the problem: it is 2019 but you're dealing with an airframe whose basic design first entered revenue service in 1968.

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by multimark
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 177028

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

BN727227Ultra wrote:

Elitist much?. The market is the restriction. I hope someone buys a few secondhand A380s to fly all-J UIO-SCY six times a day for 100USD, just to pith off the treehuggers.


Well, there's an inteliigent attitude.

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by multimark
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 17719

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Cant Boeing restart the B757 line. Plain and simple. :shakehead: 1) Tooling was destroyed 2) Too heavy 3) 1982 airplane Why is it too heavy vs the 737 which was designed a decade and a half earlier? And surely the 757's ground clearance was much better suited to the LEAP engine, which is what has b...

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by multimark
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 177028

Re: WOW Airlines Officially Done

That's incredibly narrow minded and elitist. Making travel affordable for all is a positive thing. Sometimes people have no choice but need to fly, for things like family bereavements, medical treatment or relocation for jobs, etc. Maybe these people do not have much money, but surely they shouldn'...

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by multimark
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 113
Views: 31799

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I know some of you are wishing and hoping DY go under. it’s just sad. I hope they stick around for a long time. This generation now a days is just so negative about everything. I don't understand what this has to do with anything. I am one of those damn pesky millenials that are destroying everythi...

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by multimark
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification
Replies: 23
Views: 4349

Re: 2019 Post Grounding 737 MAX Storage, Production and Modification

Well, we know Lion Air is very likely cancelling their order, that should free up some slots for someone who really wants them!

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by multimark
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 736075

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No....it is unstable because the weight and balance characteristics have been altered by the larger and heavier LEAP engines. Boeing has tried to use software that is either poorly executed or poorly documented or poorly communicated or all of the above. Relaxed stability is fine in military aircra...

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by multimark
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 107729

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Not adding anything to the discussion, but a terrible shame for passengers. I'm not interested in the A vs B nonsense, the A380 is by far the most comfortable plane I've flown on in all my years. Airbus made a lot of missteps with the programme over the years and it's a pity it didn't work out. Dit...

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by multimark
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9614

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

Late to reply, but isn't Skyregional a private company? As far as I can tell, yes. It is wholly owned by Skyservice Business Aviation, which was left after Skyservice shut down. But, that doesn't mean it can not be (partially) purchased. ;) . I was confused when somebody mentioned upthread that AC ...

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by multimark
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9614

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

What's wrong with Skyregional? Generally I've been less impressed with them than Jazz. Outside of that if I worked for Skyregional I'd be worried that AC now has an outright financial stake in Chorus. I would be very surprised if Air Canada did anything with Skyregional. With 25 E175s, they are cov...

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by multimark
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9614

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

longhauler wrote:
multimark wrote:
Now if only they could get rid of Skyregional.

What's wrong with Skyregional?


Generally I've been less impressed with them than Jazz. Outside of that if I worked for Skyregional I'd be worried that AC now has an outright financial stake in Chorus.

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by multimark
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9614

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

Now if only they could get rid of Skyregional.

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by multimark
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 25571

Re: Air France terminates Joon

Interesting that despite being involved with supposedly successful Rouge at AC since its inception, Ben Smith sees no future for a similar concept at AF.

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by multimark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15611

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Canada to seek UAE andUK help to diffuse the tension. Let's hope things will improve for the sake of aviation. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada-diplomacy/canada-to-ask-allies-to-help-cool-saudi-dispute-as-kingdom-blocks-its-grain-idUSKBN1KS23G?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&ut...

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by multimark
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”
Replies: 48
Views: 6138

Re: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”

Put me down as a contrarian on this. Rather than be content to be the Southwest of Canada, WS is now looking more and more like the old Canadian Airlines (CP). Old timers will remember that thanks to employee givebacks CP had lower labour costs than AC but that still wasn't enough. WS is unionizing ...

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by multimark
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12407

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

irishpower wrote:
Masturbating on a plane... What do we call that?.................. Half Mile High Club.


Snakes on a Plane! :eek:

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by multimark
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 786
Views: 99672

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

Let's all take a moment to thank Boeing for this further cementing of a civil aviation duopoly. Had they not launched their ill-considered (and ultimately judged worthless trade complaint) we would still have two thriving independent firms building small jets.

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by multimark
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 188278

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

That could be easily argued, in case the % of US parts is as high as commented, as the natural FAL location should be the US instead of the previous based in Canada. Not moving the factory to avoid taxes, but to save transport and exporting costs of the parts... Read the article - the more work you...

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by multimark
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 188278

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder. Fairly sure this announcement was a closed deal. And Boeing has poor chances of buying up business in Canada after what they did with De Havilland. B...

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by multimark
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 104244

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

People criticize Boeing for it's not offering a more competitive airframe against the CS. However, this is part of what makes the government funding of the BBD plane unfair. If Washington state or the Us government offered to give Boeing billions in optionally paid back loans to develop a 737 repla...

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by multimark
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 104244

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It is a simple case; nothing BBD did caused any harm to Boeing....period. BBD testified to that, as did the, American, customer. Yet Boeing, which was never being considered, is claiming that they were harmed, even though they admitted they didn't have a new build product to offer Delta. Demonstrab...

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by multimark
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 104244

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Quote below from a news conference from the Premiere of Quebec this morning. So are deliveries of Air Canada B737MAXs slated for next year in jeopardy? That will depend on the Canadian Federal government but the door has just been opened. ""Not a bolt, not a part, (and) of course not a pl...

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by multimark
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 104244

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

It's not that. Everyone knows Boeing resents Delta, that's an open secret. Delta was never going to order Boeing anyway; the real implications of this are that airlines that would've ordered Boeing will now order from Airbus and Bombardier. Specifically, it will be interesting to watch what airline...

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by multimark
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 104244

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

A disgusting decision. I hope the Canadian military rules out any future Boeing purchases ASAP and the gov't leans hard on Air Canada to pass on Boeing products.

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by multimark
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25436

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

One would think Al Baker and Qatar in general would have more important things to worry about these days.

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by multimark
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban
Replies: 88
Views: 16495

Re: Emirates reports 35% drop in bookings to US as a result of travel ban

I cannot think of anyone I know in a major field who would not likely be sanctioned for releasing the kind of information being demanded. We know that any conference involving citizens (AND their families) of at least 6 countries will have some difficulty getting into the US, or getting back in. It...

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by multimark
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 88466

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Yuck.

That's really awful. Stark, plain and depressing.

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by multimark
Mon May 02, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reducing LAX-YVR
Replies: 26
Views: 5113

RE: AA Reducing LAX-YVR

Sounds like the two Canadian carriers are so dominant and invested in this market that the US carriers can't establish a foothold. With TV and film production booming in Vancouver, it is a bit surprising there isn't room for a US carrier though.

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by multimark
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Order Up To 75 CS300 Jets - Part 1
Replies: 216
Views: 29636

Air Canada To Order Up To 75 CS300 Jets - Part 1

This is great news. AC's Rovinescu has a hardnosed reputation, so don't expect this came about as a result of any political pressure. He must have driven a hard bargain though.

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by multimark
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NewLeaf Discount Airline Postpones Service.
Replies: 25
Views: 4038

RE: NewLeaf Discount Airline Postpones Service.

Canjet, Jetsgo, Greyhound, Roots.... Canadian aviation is littered with corpses who thought they could mount a challenge on an entrenched duopoly. <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acronym> succeeded only because one leg of the duopoly of their day was <acronym title="Canadian Airlines">CP</acro...

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