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by 1900Driver
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 9656

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

AC should have ordered more than just 8 B788s. Had they done that, YYC-NRT, YOW-LHR/FRA and YHZ-LHR would have the 788 by now. They did originally, but converted the balance of the orders to 789. I could see yow going 333 & yyc-nrt perhaps back to 788? The max 8 or 9 should be able to handle yh...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5908

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

AC seems to be beefing up U.S.A. to YUL capacity quite nicely. This latest IAD resumption is on the tail of recent DFW and PHL adds. I would expect ATL, CLE, PIT and/or DTW to be next. I believe that all the new Mahgreb (Casablanca/Algiers), Tel Aviv and secondary European city flights (Lyon, Nice,...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 42791

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Here's what happened at CYHZ when Air Canada, the 4th safest airline in the world, came in a little low in March 2015. http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/2015/06/16/22455916.html What kind of nonsense is that! You don't have to get so defensive. You may be high off the teal cool aid, but don't deg...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5908

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

The Raymond James report has some pretty detailed info that on both a micro, but more importantly, on a macro basis, illustrates both past and current trends. Naysayers will always conjure up reasons why it is all wrong, but never explain why it's wrong or present any detailed contrary analysis. An...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX getting Rouged
Replies: 24
Views: 4633

Re: MEX getting Rouged

Not sure about that. Does Rouge allow fliers to earn miles? That could be a major reason to reject it as a passenger. Some people who fly this route often might also take offense if suddenly they no longer have IFE screens. On the subject of 10- vs 9-abreast on 777s, believe me that the difference ...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO
Replies: 32
Views: 6525

Re: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO

The 738MAX and A320neo are very similar in efficiency. Both are probably more efficient per a seat than the CS300, while not requiring introducing an entirely brand new fleet type. Well no, I think the PW1100G gives an edge to the A320 on efficiency over the 737, but remeber the CS300 is a cleanshe...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 20359

Re: AIR CANADA'S A330-300 REPLACEMENT

Their 333s are still great airplanes despite their age. Perfect for YUL ops with it's closer proximity to Europe. The reconfigure to 292 is perfectly suited for the high volume/lower yield to French speaking markets (with the exception of GVA). Can definitely see them at mainline for the next 5-7 y...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?
Replies: 23
Views: 5250

Re: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?

the only thing unique to Rouge is how bad they suck...worst airline I have ever been on and now I completely avoid AC for this reason... Ditto! This is exactly what I predicted would happen. AC has been doing well because people were not familiar with rouge and they ingeniously omitt mentioning rou...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's A330-300 Replacement
Replies: 52
Views: 20359

Re: AIR CANADA'S A330-300 REPLACEMENT

Their 333s are still great airplanes despite their age. Perfect for YUL ops with it's closer proximity to Europe. The reconfigure to 292 is perfectly suited for the high volume/lower yield to French speaking markets (with the exception of GVA). Can definitely see them at mainline for the next 5-7 ye...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to start YUL-TLV
Replies: 16
Views: 3384

Re: Air Transat to start YUL-TLV

Wow! Very surprising! Wonder which tour operator they will be working will with in Israel?

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by 1900Driver
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response
Replies: 45
Views: 6571

Re: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response

BobPatterson wrote:
1900Driver wrote:
With the Liberal government trying to encourage more competition in the industry, I doubt they will be pleased with this situation.


What "liberal" government are you thinking of?


Really?

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by 1900Driver
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response
Replies: 45
Views: 6571

Re: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response

WS didn't force New Leaf to leave...they left on their own volition. What WS did was offer the same service, in fact, compete. Did New Leaf expect to never have any competition in Mesa? Does WS offer their services at a loss? How long is an appropriate time for WS to wait for New Leaf to establish ...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response
Replies: 45
Views: 6571

Re: New Leaf Abandons AZA, WS Won't Talk About Retaliatory Response

So the question remains, will westjet keep AZA? Doubtful but it will certainly reflect poorly on themselves! Anticompetitive watchdogs will be all over them should that be the case. Perhaps a slow withdrawal to not make it so obvious? (Worth the loss) I cannot comprehend why wja would even consider ...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus
Replies: 262
Views: 57494

Re: Is EK bubble about to burst and what it means for Boeing and Airbus

Not sure about EK, but what about QR? Are their pockets still deep enough?

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by 1900Driver
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Air Canada doing at LYS?
Replies: 7
Views: 2791

Re: How is Air Canada doing at LYS?

I have seen the Business class cabin full on those flights in October. I would say that this route needs time. You don't instantly fill up the business cabin, business traveler often have contract with airlines for their flights and it takes time for them to switch. On top of that, YUL isn't really...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer in talks with Brazil about WTO challenge on CSeries
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: Embraer in talks with Brazil about WTO challenge on CSeries

if I'm not mistaken, I doubt they will be able to win since the Quebec government purchased an equity stake into the cseries & did not subsidize it. An equity stake on terms no private investor would have accepted is a subsidy by another name. Say for example the stake Quebec bought was worth o...

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by 1900Driver
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer in talks with Brazil about WTO challenge on CSeries
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: Embraer in talks with Brazil about WTO challenge on CSeries

if I'm not mistaken, I doubt they will be able to win since the Quebec government purchased an equity stake into the cseries & did not subsidize it. Now should the WTO somehow rule that Quebec's investment constituted as a "subsidy", doesn't BBD have credited retaliatory measures from ...

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by 1900Driver
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3

763 is catIII as well. Same reasoning should apply.

The 330 swaps is mostly due to their cabin reconfiguration program. Thanks for the notice though.

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by 1900Driver
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1556

Re: AC832/AC833 Dec 2/Dec 3

AC 330s are CatIII capabale. Could have been an MEL on aircraft that downgraded it to CAT II. Also, how much fuel was it carrying? All variables that lead towards a diversion.

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by 1900Driver
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: expanding widebody fleet, tentative pilot deal, and earnings up 14%
Replies: 55
Views: 11440

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

The 767 is out of production for years. Maintenance is not a walk in the park. All the other savings that you allege have been largely offset by the money lost both in terms of service disruption and overall image. Keep in mind before the cancellation spree Westjet had a pristine image. AC has sign...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: expanding widebody fleet, tentative pilot deal, and earnings up 14%
Replies: 55
Views: 11440

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

There were some rumblings a few months ago, that if the 767 experiment went well that WS would look into the 787. Todays statement seems to hint that if that decision were to be made, it won't be for sometime and that they would rather keep capitol investment low and take advantage of low fuel pric...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprops more accepted on regional routes than regionaljets in Canada. Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 6561

Re: Turboprops more accepted on regional routes than regionaljets in Canada. Why?

Service ceiling for all Dash 8 models are 25000 feet. Around these parts, thats barely above the weather going over the Rockies during the winter months. Hmm… yes, I suppose that's true. I guess I'm just remembering this article I read some time ago. The interesting quote I remember is this: "...

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by 1900Driver
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet: expanding widebody fleet, tentative pilot deal, and earnings up 14%
Replies: 55
Views: 11440

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

There are lots of second hand a330s in good shape up for grabs. Those would be ideal for what they need. I don't understand why they're so obsessed with Boeing. Crew training, cockpit and maintenance commonality would be a biggie. The 767 is out of production for years. Maintenance is not a walk in...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ
Replies: 42
Views: 10268

Re: Rumour: LH to acquire AB, 45% of AZ

LH buying AZ is very interesting. If this occurs, can we see AZ switch over to Star ? Indeed! It seems that the rumour is unclear, but what I understand, Etihad is looking for a way out. So the assumption is that LH would purchase Etihad's share. http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/70491/eti...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

No way, very false assumption! Nothing presumptive about it: simple logistics. Neither OEM can meet EK's current expansion plans in the time frame that the airline wants, alone. The production slots don't exist. Not what I am suggesting. It's not a white or black situation, but simply a game of rat...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

Completely missed the point. I didn't miss your point, I just disagreed with it. Try not to confuse the two. Boeing & Airbus are fighting for orders. Would be a shame if Boeing lost 777X orders for 350s over the amendment of openskies. Possible, but somewhat stifled, considering both sides know...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

Can you think of any reason where the UAE has leverage over US & Europe leading to inaction over open skies? Sure can: " Nice military base that you've got there on our land... be a shame if it had to close. " Completely missed the point. Boeing & Airbus are fighting for orders. W...

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by 1900Driver
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

I'm not saying there's no way to renegotiate a bilateral; I'm saying that there's no way around the fact that it's easier for AC to compete against the ME3, than it is for airlines of a market with which (any of) the ME3 have the ability to add as much frequency/capacity as they want. That's not a ...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Canada Rouge Euro Destinations?
Replies: 62
Views: 10574

Re: New Air Canada Rouge Euro Destinations?

http://aircanada.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1064 YUL-ALG/MRS YYZ-TXL YVR-NGO Glad to see AC is making a push for the growing North African market out of YUL! Perhaps we could see 5X weekly & TUN in 2018? YYZ-TXL seems like a very peculiar move with RV. The BER market is transforming ...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deutsche Bank Contagion: Nord LB, Lufthansa, Korean Air Pull Bond Deals
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Deutsche Bank Contagion: Nord LB, Lufthansa, Korean Air Pull Bond Deals

My personal view on this matter is, that nothing will happen. Deutsche Bank would be bailed out by the government, it is one of these companies which are too big to fail. The German government even saved the way smaller Commerzbank and multiple smaller banks in 2009. So far their CEO states all rum...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

C'mon seriously, let's put an end to this! The current bilaterals were negotiated between the two countries. If the Canadian government did not honour it's part of the framework, then I would inclined to agree with you. The US negotiated open skies, & that's the reality the US3 have to live wit...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

Good luck with TPE. China Airlines and EVA both fill their 747 flights for peanuts. CI has great service and EVA has *A benefits. Not sure what AC can bring to the table. I could see the business case if they were operating the route with one of their HD 77Ws, but I don't see how they can compete w...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers
Replies: 93
Views: 16535

Re: Air Canada expansion including Mumbai, Taipei, Nagoya and Algiers

THAT'S the correct way to compete against ME3 What is? Having government artificially limit the ME3's access? ...isn't that exactly what DL and the US3 have been trying to do? C'mon seriously, let's put an end to this! The current bilaterals were negotiated between the two countries. If the Canadia...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement
Replies: 21
Views: 7551

Air Canada to Make Major YUL Announcement

Media Advisory - Air Canada to Make Major Montreal Announcement MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On the occasion of the visit to Canada by the Premier of China, Air Canada invites the media to attend a press conference in Montreal for a major announcement concerning air service to China. [url...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 9021

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

7) The final question I have is about something I've read on another post. If I am right, I've heard that Air Canada and Lufthansa have been having a rather troubled relationship. The Air Canada Mainline routes to Germany (which are YYC-FRA, YYZ-FRA, YYZ-MUC, YOW-FRA, and YUL-FRA) are rumored to no...

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by 1900Driver
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 9021

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

The fares to LHR have been way, way down for months compared to the spring, summer and fall of 2015. Apologists will always respond in this way, (ie it's a "one off" example and not accurate!), but when the same result happens over and over and over again, week after week, month after mon...

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by 1900Driver
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 9021

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

7) The final question I have is about something I've read on another post. If I am right, I've heard that Air Canada and Lufthansa have been having a rather troubled relationship. The Air Canada Mainline routes to Germany (which are YYC-FRA, YYZ-FRA, YYZ-MUC, YOW-FRA, and YUL-FRA) are rumored to no...

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