Bet you didn't see that one coming!
As I stated earlier, I'm mostly more of an Airbus person because I really admire the technological leaps they've taken. When the A320 came out in 1988, it was positively space-age. That said, over the years I've mellowed out and now I don't have a preference at all.
Air Canada is on my blacklist largely because Canadian was so dear to my heart. While I can't hold AC
responsible for CP
's financial troubles, I can judge them by what they've done since. YVR
has been marginalized, and they don't seem to take it very seriously. I consider YVR
to be the LAX
of Canada, and I find AC
's "back-burner" attitude unacceptable.
Last year I toured the Boeing factory and part of that involved riding in the bus around the delivery area. There was a brand new EVA Air 777-300 on the ramp, and I have to say I've never seen such an impressive airliner in person as that one. And I've stood directly underneath 747s, just to put that into perspective. Even with all the lingering animosity I have toward AC
, I still respect them as Canada's only standing legacy carrier. From the bottom of my heart I still want to see them do well, and I really can't wait to see the new T7s they have on order.
Oh yeah, and one more thing...
Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.