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FlyerGoldII Nov 15, 19 5:41 pm

What happened to Globe and Mail newspapers in domestic MLL (and perhaps flights)?
 
I have been noticing fewer and fewer Globe and Mail newspapers (or sometimes not at all) in the domestic MLL which normally carry them?

Maybe fewer Globe and Mail newspapers in business class of flights?

What has happened with AC's subscription to this newspaper?

yyznomad Nov 15, 19 5:44 pm


Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII (Post 31741684)
I have been noticing fewer and fewer Globe and Mail newspapers (or sometimes not at all) in the domestic MLL which normally carry them?

Maybe fewer Globe and Mail newspapers in business class of flights?

What has happened with AC's subscription to this newspaper?

I assure you that they are still in the Dom MLLs. Maybe not so much YVR Dom.
I can also can assure you that I have been receiving G&M on flights.

Also G&M are not carried on Mondays.

24left Nov 15, 19 5:45 pm


Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII (Post 31741684)
I have been noticing fewer and fewer Globe and Mail newspapers (or sometimes not at all) in the domestic MLL which normally carry them?

Maybe fewer Globe and Mail newspapers in business class of flights?

What has happened with AC's subscription to this newspaper?

There were stacks of them in the YVR International on Monday, so only one data point.

yyznomad Nov 15, 19 5:47 pm

G&M is quite popular amongst pax. If you do an afternoon or evening fight out, chances are you will no longer see them in the MLLs.

But in the morning, there are stacks and stacks.

FlyerGoldII Nov 15, 19 5:56 pm

In the YOW lounge - different times of the day for the last few weeks - no G and M.
In the YUL domestic lounge yesterday at 5 pm - no G and M (but I can not remember if G and M is carried in YUL lounges).
in domestic YYZ lounge in the afternoon or evening on several occasions for last several weeks - no G and M
In the domestic YVR lounge on arrival around 9:30 pm last night - only stacks of Vancouver Sun seen.

In the above lounges (I can not remember if the YUL lounge carries this newspaper or not), at the times I quoted above, I would see G and M at those times on a predictable regular basis, 3 or more months ago.

StarAlliance2005 Nov 15, 19 5:57 pm

The aim is to eventually go paperless therefore avalable on the press reader app in the lounges and on flights courtesy of ac ,best thing ever but you will need a tablet

yyznomad Nov 15, 19 5:59 pm


Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII (Post 31741724)
In the YOW lounge - different times of the day for the last few weeks - no G and M.
In the YUL domestic lounge yesterday at 5 pm - no G and M (but I can not remember if G and M is carried in YUL lounges).
in domestic YYZ lounge in the afternoon or evening on several occasions for last several weeks - no G and M
In the domestic YVR lounge on arrival around 9:30 pm last night - only stacks of Vancouver Sun seen.

In the above lounges (I can not remember if the YUL lounge carries this newspaper or not), at the times I quoted above, I would see G and M at those times on a predictable regular basis, 3 or more months ago.

Like I said, they are carried the MLLs and go quickly.

i got G&Ms this past week at YUL Dom MLL, YYZ Dom MLL, YYC Dom MLL, and YVR Dom MLL (it's hard for me to get one there because I am often there in the afternoon).

i have not noticed any difference from say, two years ago. It was the same deal where they would all be gone by afternoon/evening,

FlyerGoldII Nov 15, 19 6:55 pm


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 31741689)
I assure you that they are still in the Dom MLLs. Maybe not so much YVR Dom.
I can also can assure you that I have been receiving G&M on flights.

Also G&M are not carried on Mondays.

What do you mean G and M not carried on Mondays? The newspaper is published on Mondays.
So I will be flying YVR to YOW this coming Monday. So I will not see this newspaper at all in either lounge? What about the newspaper in the business class cabin of the flight?

24left Nov 15, 19 6:59 pm


Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII (Post 31741870)
What do you mean G and M not carried on Mondays? The newspaper is published on Mondays.
So I will be flying YVR to YOW this coming Monday. So I will not see this newspaper at all in either lounge? What about the newspaper in the business class cabin of the flight?

My data point from Monday morning on AC 101 to YVR: No newspapers at all onboard

yyznomad Nov 15, 19 7:01 pm


Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII (Post 31741870)
What do you mean G and M not carried on Mondays? The newspaper is published on Mondays.
So I will be flying YVR to YOW this coming Monday. So I will not see this newspaper at all in either lounge? What about the newspaper in the business class cabin of the flight?

Unless things have changed, I was advised by many staff in the recent past that they, for some odd reason, did not carry G&M on Mondays. (It might have been another day but IIRC I was told it was Mondays). If that has changed, then it is certainly welcome! Please let us know if you get a G&M on Monday. I haven't paid attention to whether they carried it on Mondays recently, but now that you've brought it up, I'm curious to know. I will be flying Monday as well, but later in the day, so I'll see if I luck out.

fin 645 Nov 15, 19 7:30 pm


Originally Posted by yyznomad (Post 31741882)
Unless things have changed, I was advised by many staff in the recent past that they, for some odd reason, did not carry G&M on Mondays. (It might have been another day but IIRC I was told it was Mondays). If that has changed, then it is certainly welcome! Please let us know if you get a G&M on Monday. I haven't paid attention to whether they carried it on Mondays recently, but now that you've brought it up, I'm curious to know. I will be flying Monday as well, but later in the day, so I'll see if I luck out.

The National Post does not publish on Mondays - maybe that's what they're referring to?

yyznomad Nov 15, 19 7:36 pm


Originally Posted by fin 645 (Post 31741944)
The National Post does not publish on Mondays - maybe that's what they're referring to?

Very possible, although I did specifically ask about G&M.

FlyerGoldII Nov 16, 19 12:37 am


Originally Posted by fin 645 (Post 31741944)
The National Post does not publish on Mondays - maybe that's what they're referring to?

National Post and G and M do not publish on Sundays - Toronto Star is main major Canadian Enslish speaking newspaper which publishes on Sunday.

I believe National Post (and all its city subsidiaries such as Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun) and G and M do publish on Mondays.

24left Nov 16, 19 12:57 am


Originally Posted by FlyerGoldII (Post 31742409)
National Post and G and M do not publish on Sundays - Toronto Star is main major Canadian Enslish speaking newspaper which publishes on Sunday.

I believe National Post (and all its city subsidiaries such as Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun) and G and M do publish on Mondays.

@FlyerGoldII

The National Post stopped publishing a Monday edition in July 2017. While many people still like to read a print edition, some airlines stopped offering print publications long before AC did, either onboard or in lounges.

As for digital versions, i recall posting screen shots of the vast number of newspapers and magazines that SQ offers in their e-library, available for download from their app prior to flights. LX has a smaller selection. AC eventually started offering Press Reader but still lags behind others for whatever reasons.

I still see some airline and contract lounges offering newspapers, but I find that ACís print offerings overall have diminished in quantity and quality. It is what it is.

YEGcg Nov 16, 19 5:14 am

Out of YEG, for some reason, I thought there was only The Journal and The National Post (both in-lounge and onboard).


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