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by multimark
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 454
Views: 73318

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Lufthansa doesn’t strike me as being in the business of making disastrous decisions, but here we are. Should point out that the fact that $2.3B in unrefunded fares will not be refunded unless the government coughs up that amount (or more), effectively makes that a $2.3B government subsidy. As an as...

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by multimark
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR is no longer Europe's busiest airport
Replies: 51
Views: 14476

Re: LHR is no longer Europe's busiest airport

https://mediacentre.heathrow.com/pressrelease/details/81/News-1/12582 UK should completely scrap the 14 days quarantine, and instead by implementing the Covid 19 testing program. LHR might potentially lose its connecting business to FRA, AMS, CDG, etc. Self quarantine in Western countries is useles...

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by multimark
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada Drops Transat Takeover After EU Competition regulator concerns
Replies: 482
Views: 10201

Re: Updated: Air Canada/Transat A.T. Inc. Conclude Amended Transaction for Combination of the Two Companies

Sorry if this has been addressed but I haven't been on here in a long time....can someone remind me why does the EU have the authority to decide whether two Canadian-registered, Canadian-based airlines can merge? Because AC and AirTransat fly to EU destinations, and the combination could lead to ma...

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by multimark
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Considers Selling Seattle-Area Jetliner Headquarters
Replies: 74
Views: 13169

Re: Boeing Considers Selling Seattle-Area Jetliner Headquarters

The more Boeing distances itself from Seattle the crappier it gets as a company.

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by multimark
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing studied revamp of 737-10 prior to pandemic
Replies: 146
Views: 29934

Re: Boeing turning attention to 737-10

Boeing needs to turn its attention to something newer than the 737.

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by multimark
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 19800

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

Im aware that the MD-11 had initial issues with range, not being able to reach its advertised range I believe, but why did the Airbus a340, an aircraft with 4 engines, one more engine outsell it? I mean not massively, but enough, was the a340 a better seller due its commonality being with a330, or ...

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by multimark
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26952

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

No at least in my experience they are a group of polished individuals but by no means 100% polished. A few aren't much better in manners than the paxs. Still, most when called upon for a rare emergency step up to the plate. I was flying to LAX a few month ago and as we passed MSY the women seated b...

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by multimark
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26952

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

cirrusdragoon wrote:
I am surprised the labour laws in Iceland would allow for this? In Canada this would not go forth it would be deemed as unfair bargaining. Wow.


Absolutely. It is shocking a supposedly advanced liberal democracy would allow such behaviour. Is there no such thing as Binding Arbitration in Iceland?

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by multimark
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus threatens to sue airlines
Replies: 104
Views: 20597

Re: Airbus threatens to sue airlines

Ishrion wrote:
Didn’t Qatar Airways say it would stop buying from Airbus/Boeing if they didn’t accept deferrals?


I look forward to sampling Qatar's new long haul product comprised solely of Sukhoi SuperJets! :lol:

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by multimark
Wed May 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85313

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

Have Air Canada actually cancelled their Maxes? Never understood why they went backwards from the (wider, more modern) A320 family to the Max, especially because it is a new typerating for them, not like AA or WN or most carriers who placed big Max orders. Greed and $$$. Plenty of companies choose ...

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by multimark
Sun May 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46801

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

Why? Because Canada is and always will be a very lucrative education and holiday destination for the Chinese market and with Trump creating polices making it harder for International Students, you can expect even more students to consider Canada as a top contender. You assume Chinese tourists and s...

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by multimark
Sun May 17, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46801

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

It'll be no difference in the US come September 30th! Canadians are managing it better, facing the realities early, as is BA. It'll be interested to see what the pilot resolution will be, that's undoubtedly the cash drainer from the salary pool. Tough times. A reality check for the Industry. Goodby...

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by multimark
Tue May 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85313

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

I was so bullish on the E-190/195 more than a decade ago.... I just didn't expect the CF-34-10E to require so much extra care compared to the CF-34-8E of the 170/175. Then I learned that the 8 and the 10 are substantially different. Of course a 41% boost in thrust has to come at some cost to mainte...

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by multimark
Sat May 09, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85313

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Welp. This week already wasn't my favourite in recent memory, but reading this thread has really brought me down. I've spent a great deal of time on AC 767s (all types) over the years. The -300ER has brought me to all the corners of the globe at one point or another. Comfortable seat width. It alwa...

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by multimark
Sun May 03, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8310

Re: "Air Canada anticipates return of worldwide air travel by Christmas" (CBC)

[ That's nice projection, but other questions such as how many people and how quickly will they be able to pay for such trips once it's possible to enter other countries again? I'm sure that in order to sell more seats, airlines won't price their tickets as high as they usually do during Christmas....

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by multimark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164620

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://youtu.be/LUZtW1XXV2s Video Link to the announcement WestJet today announced that 6,900 WestJetters will be leaving the organization, with 90 per cent of those leaving voluntarily. The airline had approximately 14,000 employees before this announcement. “Today, 6,900 WestJetters are receivin...

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by multimark
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11681

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

TC957 wrote:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52394433
He says he won't fly if the Irish Govt insist on this measure.


Good.

I can't think of anything better for the environment, overwhelmed mass tourism destinations or the experience of flying than to have him grounded.

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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: 214320

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: 214320

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: 359
Views: 87928

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: 33784

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: 11055

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: 20452

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: 29340

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: 13542

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: 17744

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: 19088

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: 218
Views: 84089

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: 25375

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: 28760

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: 332
Views: 52175

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: 21786

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: 768395

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: 768395

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: 5295

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: 4763

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: 763274

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: 1113
Views: 188622

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: 18587

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: 1113
Views: 188622

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: 32479

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: 4599

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: 763274

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: 111308

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: 10134

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: 10134

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: 10134

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: 10134

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: 26241

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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