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by jmt18325
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I just can't see DL expanding beyond MSP. SEA and SLC would be too thin, and DTW, JFK, and ATL all would be overflying MSP (among other reasons). I agree with you. At one time, they had 6 flights per day to MSP from Winnipeg (albeit on 50 seat jets) There are some days (like today) that now have 2 ...

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by jmt18325
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

rookie00 wrote:
I think in the short term (1-3 years) YWG could possibly see:

- Possible flight to KEF
- Porter and Rouge(If they can expand their fleet past 50) entering the market
- New Sun Destinations


I don't really see Rouge expanding beyond the hubs.

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by jmt18325
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Not really, G4 still pulls a ton of Canadians


I realize, but it's still bound to be a less than it was just two years ago even. If you look at the statistics for GFK, you can see that passengeres were actually down 10% for 2016 over 2015, and are down about 5% for Jaunary 2017 vs January 2016.

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I live near GFK, but really enjoy flying YWG. The terminal is nice, easy to navigate, and offers so many years more options thend my local airport. Sometimes it is even cheaper to fly from Winnipeg then GFK or FAR aftet the exchange rate conversation. For every person that goes to YWG I bet 5 come ...

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I don't see anything US for at least 5 years. Transborder numbers are at their lowest since 2005.

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by jmt18325
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

Here's an interesting one - will WS keep their daily flights to Abbotsford and Hamilton if (when) Newleaf folds?

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by jmt18325
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

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 t...

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by jmt18325
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

There's actually a great deal to do in Winnipeg (and Edmonton) in terms of festivals that you don't see in other places. There is also now a national museum in Winnipeg which draws extra people. The outdoor sites within a few hours drive Also have started to draw more people to Manitoba. This, coupl...

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by jmt18325
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 6831

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I would expect that we won't see much in the way of additions for a while. Just more capacity.

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by jmt18325
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will AC Express CRJ900 enter service?
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: When will AC Express CRJ900 enter service?

Perhaps the capacity agreement with Air Canada doesn't require their use just yet?

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by jmt18325
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

That's exactly why I just booked Westjet to go to YXX. With their introductory fares, it was a no brainier to take WJ to YXX instead of YVR (OMG, they're destroying their own yield, and they won't even have expensive same day flights to Boston to make up for it /s).

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by jmt18325
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

You're right - widebody and narrowbody flying are very different stories.

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by jmt18325
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 43301

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

YULflyguy wrote:
C-GEOU now flying for Rouge as mentioned above,

still to get transfered to Rouge are C-GSCA, C-GDUZ, C-GBZR. I believe after this they will reach their 50 a/c cap


As far as I understood from the Air Canada fleet plan, Rouge was to get to only 24 widebody aircraft this year.

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by jmt18325
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

What I'm saying is, Westjet was looking to reach a target fare (what Newleaf is charging). To do that in Winnipeg, they need a lower base fare, as the fees (in this case, the AIF) are higher at the Winnipeg end.

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3795

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

I'm still not sure about New Leaf. Personally I don't think I would book with them, certainly not too far in advance, so maybe that says what I think. Contrary to popular belief, I firmly believe there is an LCC market in Canada, but I'm not sure about these secondary markets like YXX. I think it i...

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Their results weren't actually that bad. The Canadian market had a very similar effect on them as on Westjet.

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC going Rouge to MEX from YYZ
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Re: AC going Rouge to MEX from YYZ

YVR is also going Rouge. It also seems there will be at least double daily from YYZ.

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by jmt18325
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737MAX
Replies: 80
Views: 21598

Re: Air Canada 737MAX

I really think this was a combination of price, financing, support and delivery slots that won the day for Boeing. Aircraft deals are a complex package of factors; it's not like going to the dealership and getting a Chevy on finance. Bingo. Ben Smith wrote basically the same as you on FT. Sadly, he...

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

jimbo737 wrote:
My F350 has similar costs to my Smart Car, but only when I compare costs when I'm driving down hill.



That sort of goes along with that I said, I think. Your F-350 costs more and more per passenger to operate.

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

You avoided my question.

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

Oh...absolutely it is because of the longer flying. No question. But inherent in that is the decline in unit costs because as everyone knows. as stage length increase, unit costs decrease, (as do yields). The only way to compare airline cost structures is to compare them on an equal stage length, i...

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

Also, looking at the numbers, their income overall was up, and their GAAP adjusted income was slightly down from last year. That's disappointing, but consistent with what happened to Westjet.

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by jmt18325
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

You realize that they're 'stretching' their average length because they're launching more long haul flying, I hope. It isn't a paper exercise.

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

I think it's so funny how people are whining about 1" of seat pitch. The mainline cabins have 31" pitch in economy and the Rouge 767s have 30" pitch. The 1" isn't that huge. I will admit though that any less such as the 29" on the Rouge Airbus fleet is pushing it, but peopl...

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 6943

Re: AC changes Victoria (YYJ) to Rouge

Have you flown on a Rouge 767? There's nothing wrong with it, and it hardly feels ancient. A lot of airlines fly very old aircraft.

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop
Replies: 26
Views: 4346

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop

Whiteguy wrote:
jmt18325 wrote:
Noise wrote:
What happened to AC's A330-300 that was damaged in SIN? Was it repaired?


Back in service - even had a wheel fall off.


Not the same aircraft....


Sorry - I was operating on incorrect information from somewhere else. It is back in service though.

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by jmt18325
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop
Replies: 26
Views: 4346

Re: Air Canada adds YUL-TLV nonstop

Noise wrote:
What happened to AC's A330-300 that was damaged in SIN? Was it repaired?


Back in service - even had a wheel fall off.

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by jmt18325
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

The C Series enters the fleet in two years. The Max enters this year. That's why it was included in the graphic.

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by jmt18325
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 'bullish' on wide-body strategy, but tight-lipped on details
Replies: 11
Views: 3453

Re: WestJet 'bullish' on wide-body strategy, but tight-lipped on details

You're assuming that Air Canada won't be ordering the 787-10.

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by jmt18325
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet announcement in Montreal
Replies: 43
Views: 8733

Re: WestJet announcement in Montreal

Or, the economy out west made it so that Westjet needs to try and find places to fly their planes. That's why things like the red eye YWG-YHZ exist.

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by jmt18325
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

It also bears a similarity to Icelandair and British Airways. United also actually uses a similar scheme with a two tone body and dark tail. I wouldn't read too much into the Delta angle. Huh? I'm seeing bare similarity with BA and Icelandair with the fuselage belly - not at all with the UA example...

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by jmt18325
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

It also bears a similarity to Icelandair and British Airways. United also actually uses a similar scheme with a two tone body and dark tail. I wouldn't read too much into the Delta angle.

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by jmt18325
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I would agree with that. I wasn't sure when I saw it, as I was a fan of the old livery. Now the old livery just looks....old.

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by jmt18325
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

CF-CPI wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
When is the first A333 due to receive the new livery? Hopefully it will be ugly C-GHLM.


Pray tell, what makes this one particularly ugly? Fading and/or peeling? There were a few DLs and old battleship UAs like that after the blue tulip was introduced.


It's the Star Alliance painted A330.

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by jmt18325
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

sixtyseven wrote:
The tier 3s will lose the Express branding. But will still fly AC code.


Do you know why it was decided to do things this way? Will they fly with their own liveries now?

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by jmt18325
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87277

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

A question was asked earlier that I'm still wondering about. Someone said that the Air Canada Express livery is being completely removed from the Beachcraft 1900D airfcraft. Does that mean they will no longer be part of Air Canada's fleet and routes, or is something else happening?

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