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.
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...Jump to post
Momo1435 wrote:Boeing didn't book any orders in January, also no cancellations.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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/
'“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...Jump to post
Anyone know where the Q400s are going?Jump to post
Such as shame Hawaiian doesn't fly to Vancouver.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Maybe a silly question, but why didn't BBD turn the Global Express family into commercial aircraft?Jump to post
We should all doa Happy Dance?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!!
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...Jump to post
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'...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Well, we know Lion Air is very likely cancelling their order, that should free up some slots for someone who really wants them!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
longhauler wrote:multimark wrote:Now if only they could get rid of Skyregional.
What's wrong with Skyregional?
Now if only they could get rid of Skyregional.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
irishpower wrote:Masturbating on a plane... What do we call that?.................. Half Mile High Club.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
One would think Al Baker and Qatar in general would have more important things to worry about these days.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post