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by canadianpylon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2878 Flies Strange Pattern in EYW
Replies: 18
Views: 4621

Re: DL2878 Flies Strange Pattern in EYW

The pilot started to write 'eat at herbs', but realized that it was going to be upside-down on Flightaware. He gave up after the 'e'...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1996

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

WestJet and Delta have a full codeshare agreement in place (ie: not an interline agreement). I took a SEA-YYC-YWG flight last year booked through WestJet website. I had WestJet flight numbers for all flights, checked in at Delta check in counter, went to a Delta gate, flew on a Delta plane (CRJ) fro...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019

I also enjoy the observation deck. Unfortunately due to on-going renovations it will be shut down for about a year... http://www.metronews.ca/news/halifax/2018/03/15/watching-planes-passenger-drop-offs-to-be-affected-as-halifax-airport-undergoes-work.html When YWG opened their new airport terminal ...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2440

Re: YHZ upgrading 2017-2019

As an aviation geek I like the observation area. I also enjoy the observation deck. Unfortunately due to on-going renovations it will be shut down for about a year... http://www.metronews.ca/news/halifax/2018/03/15/watching-planes-passenger-drop-offs-to-be-affected-as-halifax-airport-undergoes-work...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Computer Systems Down
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: Air Canada Computer Systems Down

Didn't this just happen 2 weeks ago? Is this the IBM hosted components?

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by canadianpylon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet's Gregg Saretsky Retires
Replies: 30
Views: 3594

Re: WestJet's Gregg Saretsky Retires

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHjSA2YYec

WTH?


:o

That is truly disconcerting, and wrong on SO many levels!
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longhauler wrote:


:o

That is truly disconcerting, and wrong on SO many levels!

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by canadianpylon
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX switch aircraft to 737-800
Replies: 27
Views: 12504

Re: Southwest 737 MAX switch aircraft to 737-800

ctrabs0114 wrote:
I know it's disappointing for aviation geeks, but considering the B738 and B7M8 (or B38M or whatever the correct code is) both seat 175, to me personally, it's not a big deal. If it's swapped for a B737 (which seats 143), that could be an issue. Just my .02 on this...


IATA:7M8
ICAO:B38M

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by canadianpylon
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?
Replies: 47
Views: 5506

Re: Can Nav-Canada impose additional fee specific to Boeing aircraft overflying Canadian aerospace?

This conspiracy this (me) says that this is a long play by Boeing to depress Bomabardier stock to cheapen the acquisition cost of it so that Boeing has ready to offer products on a market segment (100-150 seats) that it is A) Not developing a product for B) Can’t sell at its own product at the high ...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off
Replies: 27
Views: 7763

Re: Delta Air Lines PA Refinery Pays Off

Time...............P/(L) ($M).....Gals (M).....Breakeven ($/bbl) Acquisition......($250) 2012 Q4..........$63....................894...............$11.13 2013...............($116)...............3,828..........$4.56 2014...............$96 ....................3,893..........$2.20 2015...............$...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 105334

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

This is just my opinion here, but I don't think that this suit has legs and will not stand. It is built on two arguments that have problems: 1) The Delta order was effectively dumping. Boeing didn't compete because they didn't have a product to offer. Apparently, they offered second hand E190s. I th...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 7028

Re: YWG Discussion

Being a Winnipegger myself, I would love to see some of things that you propose. But the reality of the situation is, there are a lot of factors working against YWG: 1- Icelandair to KEF : IcelandExpress has tried in the past, and failed. Just because there is a large population or Iceland descendan...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced
Replies: 29
Views: 6187

Re: Worst Airline for Customer Service is Announced

The American Customer Service Index has been released and, surprise, the worst is not United. Not surprisingly, the worst is Spirit Airlines. But United is the worst of the Big 3, 6 points behind American and Delta. I read the article, and I wish they could describe their scoring system in more det...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 134385

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Have you guys read one of the passengers' testimony on reddit? Apparently, when the doctor refused to deplane, another passenger offered UA $1600 to volunteer, and was laughed at by the crew. So this situation could have been solved then and there if United wasn't so cheap. No. This problem is only...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 5460

Re: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims

I think what Boeing was marketing was an option to bypass hub to hub flying to get to your destination. Airbus was using the A380 as a way to reduce frequency and increase capacity on hub to hub flying. For example, my home airport is Winnipeg. If I wanted to go to Oslo, Norway, I would have to fly ...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 9559

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

The only exception might be YHZ-LHR. Rumours are running that when the MAX-8 is delivered, YHZ-LHR will be replaced by two MAX-8s flying YHZ-LHR and YHZ-FRA. I have to say as a Haligonian I find that very interesting! Wouldn't that be giving up a lot of belly space for cargo? I thought AC had a fai...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 13789

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

And still nothing from AA at ORD to YWG/YQR/YXE... Sigh. Always winter, never Christmas.

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by canadianpylon
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 7028

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

Just a correction - YYC is a hub for Air Canada, not a focus city. Also, New Leaf tried to serve YYJ, but had to drop it despite not having any competition. Still, it is now the largest un-served destination in terms of where passengers fly and having a direct flight from YWG. Halifax has, besides ...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 7028

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I always found it odd that YWG could never sustain at least an AC FRA rotation. It serves roughly the same number of pax as YHZ, which has multiple Europe destinations (Granted many are summer only) and has nearly twice the number of aircraft movements to YHZ. Obviously geography plays a part, but ...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89254

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Who uses black on aircraft these days? So, on that topic, what was the solution to Boeing's concern about dark colours on the nacelles of the 787? I don't recall all of the details, but I remember Boeing (and not GE/RR) limiting colour choice to light hues due to either the effect of heat retention...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89254

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

So... when it's snowing for the 6 months of the year it does here, the only thing anything will be able to see is the black tails of Air Canada, and blue/green tails of WestJet moving about? It's going to be like 'floating head doctor' from Scrubs...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YOW, YVR & YYC partnership to educate Canadians about risks of selling airports to private investors
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: YOW, YVR & YYC partnership to educate Canadians about risks of selling airports to private investors

Just noticed this press release from yesterday. Your thoughts on it. http://www.yvr.ca/en/media/news-releases/2017/canadian-airports-partnership-launches-website Well... The website appears down/overloaded right now. http://noairportselloff.ca/ Their information campaign is off to s GREAT start. Th...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are WOW and Norwegian Restricted from Expanding in Canada?
Replies: 26
Views: 4397

Re: Are WOW and Norwegian Restricted from Expanding in Canada?

Polot wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:

And on top of those reasons Canada is usually more expensive to operate to (although I believe Canada has been working to lower taxes/fee and make Canadian airports more competitive).


Unfortunately, no, they are not.... #sadpanda

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by canadianpylon
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane diverts to Ireland because of toilets
Replies: 32
Views: 8662

Re: Plane diverts to Ireland because of toilets

I remember being airside in Winnipeg (YWG), when a a Toronto (YYZ) to Vancouver (YVR) WestJet flight had to divert and land in Winnipeg because the toilets became inoperable in flight. Apparently there is a legal requirement to have a certain number (maybe it's just 1?) of operable toilets to opera...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane diverts to Ireland because of toilets
Replies: 32
Views: 8662

Re: Plane diverts to Ireland because of toilets

I remember being airside in Winnipeg (YWG), when a a Toronto (YYZ) to Vancouver (YVR) WestJet flight had to divert and land in Winnipeg because the toilets became inoperable in flight. Apparently there is a legal requirement to have a certain number (maybe it's just 1?) of operable toilets to operat...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.
Replies: 16
Views: 4601

Re: Thomas Cook pilot wins fatigue tribunal case.

“Safety is our highest priority at Thomas Cook. We have robust processes to ensure all the legal limits on flying time are met and we’d like to be clear that at no point was Captain Simkins expected to fly while fatigued..." Well that's clearly an outright lie. PR Garbage. :roll: To say anythi...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance predicions for 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: Alliance predicions for 2017

WestJet to join SkyTeam...Further entanglement with Delta.

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by canadianpylon
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Express Dash 8-100s: are Q400s going to replace them?
Replies: 28
Views: 6322

Re: Air Canada Express Dash 8-100s: are Q400s going to replace them?

No how many 75- and 50-seaters you talk about being sold, none of them are 37-seaters or 18-seaters. You can't measure orders that exist because there is no product on the books to buy. While many Dash 8s will be replaced by Q400s, there are still many communities for which that aircraft just isn't...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Express Dash 8-100s: are Q400s going to replace them?
Replies: 28
Views: 6322

Re: Air Canada Express Dash 8-100s: are Q400s going to replace them?

The ATR 42-600 is merely a shrink of the -72, is a 50 seater, is every bit as modern as the bigger sibling, and is still being built on the same assembly line. The thing is....nobody is buying new 50 seaters...period. BBD has come up with the some life extension programs which will keep the current...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump wants privatized ATC in the US
Replies: 75
Views: 13467

Re: Trump wants privatized ATC in the US

If you set it up as a non-profit and keep the FAA oversight as the safety regulator, it might work. Many other countries have already done it. NavCanada did it quite successfully. Exactly... Privatize can mean a non-profit organization as well. Canada has NavCanada for 20 years now, Britian has NAT...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 25456

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

The CSeriesmust become a bread and butter airplane for BBD for them to succeed in the near future. Since 80 seats became the new 50 seater, and redevelopement of that segment is most feasible, IMO. Hopefully they do better than re-engining the CRJ. Hopefully they incorporate some of the positive asp...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada CEO talks about expansion
Replies: 33
Views: 6435

Re: Air Canada CEO talks about expansion

But you paid for it knowing it was a coach seat. Not business, not First but coach. Your expectations are not matching reality. There's really nothing to complain about unless you paid for a business class seat and got stuck in coach without a refund. His point is that there's a lot of situations t...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next airline to come to SEA
Replies: 125
Views: 13095

Re: Next airline to come to SEA

I have wondered this too. I'm just trying to figure out where they would fly to SEA from. If it's YYC, I imagine they don't like the competition from AS and DL (along with the seasonal AC service). I doubt they would serve YVR with it being so close and with an even larger amount of competition lik...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign owners can now own up to 49% of a Canadian airline
Replies: 18
Views: 2760

Re: Foreign owners can now own up to 49% of a Canadian airline

And WestJet's response to the announcement https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-response-transportation-act-review/ Not totally unexpected. They are essentially against it, and this makes sense as it will A) Make it easier for startups (ie competitors) to acquire foreign equity B) Doesn't address the is...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: expanding widebody fleet, tentative pilot deal, and earnings up 14%
Replies: 55
Views: 11360

Re: Westjet: expanding widebody fleet, tentative pilot deal, and earnings up 14%

The 767 is out of production for years. Somebody inform Boeing! The last production passenger 767 delivered in June 2014 (ln 1068 for Air Astana), and they are pumping out many freighter versions for FedEx (they latest one ferried to MEM on Nov.1, 2016) and military versions for the US Air Force. T...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada govt eyes privatization of airports
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Re: Canada govt eyes privatization of airports

To clarify to those who may not understand the current operational/ownership structure of Canada's major airports. - I believe all of the so-called major airports are owned by the Federal Gov't but all are operated by local, independent airport authorities that handle costs/revenues and pay rent ba...

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by canadianpylon
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Germany have so few airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 7021

Re: Why does Germany have so few airlines

Well Norway has two large carriers for only a couple million people so I don't understand point there. Also foreign lcc penetration in Germany is very small compared with other countries. In regards to another point comparing Germany to a us state it's a very different thing. I mean the uk is tiny ...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet and Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 6640

Re: Westjet and Delta

No places to expand? LOL. WS are still incredibly weak east of YYZ. There's huge opportunity there if they can execute. When WS don't fly YUL/YOW-YEG and YOW-YVR year-round, there's still plenty of opportunity to deploy assets. Quite frankly given their size now, it's rather sad that routes with 1/...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Potential Future Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 2454

Re: WestJet Potential Future Aircraft

Well if they want to stick with their long-haul experiment, which I think they should despite the difficult start, then the 787 will be a natural choice as a 767 replacement; either that or discounted new 767s before the line transitions to the KC-46 if Boeing is still willing to make passenger ver...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet drops Toronto-Brandon service
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: WestJet drops Toronto-Brandon service

ealistically though, having Encores add a YBR-YWG probably makes more sense if WS want to eventually offer YBR pax an eastern connection without a massive backtrack, even though YBR-YWG O&D traffic would be low. Between 0900 and 0950 WS have ex-YWG departures to YYZ, YXE, YXU, YOW and YUL. It i...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet drops Toronto-Brandon service
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

Re: WestJet drops Toronto-Brandon service

ealistically though, having Encores add a YBR-YWG probably makes more sense if WS want to eventually offer YBR pax an eastern connection without a massive backtrack, even though YBR-YWG O&D traffic would be low. Between 0900 and 0950 WS have ex-YWG departures to YYZ, YXE, YXU, YOW and YUL. It i...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72416

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I found this website that posts a proposal. I really like the proposed livery, even if eurowhite, it looks really classy. http://flaviomcarvalho.com/projects/air-canada-livery Nope, sir.... I don't like it. The tail is too abstract and hard to tell what it is. I do like the style of the rest of the...

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by canadianpylon
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72416

Re: Air Canada new livery?

If you check out the beta for aircanada.ca, I think you'll get a sense as to the new colours that they are going to use....

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by canadianpylon
Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A310 Dorval approach "event" Sept 6
Replies: 13
Views: 3345

Re: Air Transat A310 Dorval approach "event" Sept 6

As there was a queue of other incoming flights from EU it could have something to do with sequencing the flight between TSC 601 and TSC 111 without using speedbrakes so ATC gives the pilots a small detour to achieve the required separation for landing. Just a guess.. S-turn / vector to increase spa...

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by canadianpylon
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to try and attract Canadians with flights from Ogdensburg
Replies: 22
Views: 3609

Re: Allegiant to try and attract Canadians with flights from Ogdensburg

What do you mean they can't fly to Canada? If they don't fly to Canada that's their own decision. Canada-U.S., like more than 100 other countries to/from the U.S. is an open skies market. Any Canadian or U.S. carrier can fly anywhere they want between the two countries. That is incorrect. You have ...

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by canadianpylon
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!
Replies: 47
Views: 5520

Re: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!

People complain because they care. If they are complaining, that means they want to see it improved.

When people stop complaining, apathy has set in, and people have left. That's when you're in trouble.

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by canadianpylon
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 284192

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I have some brief comments about the new site design: - While the old site had its issues, especially while reading or posting on a mobile device or tablet, I think that this new design is completely the other way. I liked the compactness of the posts and the ability to quickly scroll through many p...

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by canadianpylon
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WestJet recommending you bring your own IFE onboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

WestJet recommending you bring your own IFE onboard

I recently wrote an email to WestJet about my 4 recent flights on WestJet. In essence, the seat back IFE did not work properly on 2 of the flights, and the WestJet connect was non-operational on 1 flight. As they advertise having Inflight Entertainment, I let them know that there IFE system(s) were ...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

RE: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlanesNTrains" class="quote" target="_blank">PlanesNTrains</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Quoting diverted (Reply 4): Who ...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market
Replies: 16
Views: 2106

Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market

<a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/porter-plans-first-ever-flights-to-winnipeg-to-test-demand/article29550042/" target="_blank">http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...eg-to-test-demand/article29550042/</a> From the article <i>Toronto-based Porter Airlines will run flights bet...

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by canadianpylon
Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Pay Profit Sharing To All Employees
Replies: 43
Views: 8899

RE: AA To Pay Profit Sharing To All Employees

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/deltaffindfw" class="quote" target="_blank">deltaffindfw</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Remarkably, American’s deci...

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