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Yesterday, 9:57 pm
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Posted By ffsim

You can tell all that from a few lines of text?...

You can tell all that from a few lines of text? Impressive.
Yesterday, 9:31 pm
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Views: 3,900
Posted By ffsim

Thanks for sharing. You'd have to assume that the...

Thanks for sharing. You'd have to assume that the francophone gentleman who didn't want to take his assigned seat would have something to add to the story...



That's a very unfavourable reading...
Yesterday, 1:02 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 3,900
Posted By ffsim

Sure, if you wait 3 weeks to look for witnesses,...

Sure, if you wait 3 weeks to look for witnesses, yeah, it'll already be a little foggy.

But I gotta tell you: if I'm around someone who gets tossed from a plane, I'm going to remember the details....
Yesterday, 12:54 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 3,900
Posted By ffsim

Come on, you know there's 3 sides to every story....

Come on, you know there's 3 sides to every story. It's not possible that the passengers in question and the FA are telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Can either party be...
Yesterday, 12:43 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 3,900
Posted By ffsim

Of course the truth lies somewhere between what...

Of course the truth lies somewhere between what AC says happened and what the banned passengers say happened. But why can't CBC make a modicum of journalistic effort and track down some other...
Yesterday, 12:00 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 31,333
Posted By ffsim

I haven't been in a while, but I seem to recall...

I haven't been in a while, but I seem to recall the cooking stations opening at around 4:30.
Aug 12, 19, 9:55 am
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Posted By ffsim

Loads of space in the DFW lounge right now... I...

Loads of space in the DFW lounge right now... I suspect the 3-hour rule doesn’t mean much when the lounge is big enough to handle the volume ;)
Aug 12, 19, 9:54 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By ffsim

^ The easiest way for dav662 ‘s friend to...

^

The easiest way for dav662 ‘s friend to see this is to look at the transaction page of Aeroplan’s website; any transaction with a little airplane icon next to it counts towards Air Canada...
Aug 12, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

You’re unfamiliar with the corner that says “step...

You’re unfamiliar with the corner that says “step here or you’re not boarding the flight”?
Aug 12, 19, 9:48 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By ffsim

Funny, I did something similar (at the PPL in YYZ...

Funny, I did something similar (at the PPL in YYZ TB, not the MLL) and the recipient of my goodwill stormed off into the lounge before my card was handed back. Not so much as a thank you.

My...
Aug 11, 19, 3:54 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

And while that reality can be tiresome to...

And while that reality can be tiresome to onlookers, often it’s the only mechanism available to the average Joe to seek some sort of adequate reparation from a massive, faceless corporation.
Aug 11, 19, 3:48 pm
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Views: 54,783
Posted By ffsim

Indeed, and it remains offensive.

Indeed, and it remains offensive.
Aug 10, 19, 7:13 am
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Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

Bravo, that’s exactly the point — and I suspect...

Bravo, that’s exactly the point — and I suspect the underlying bias in a lot of the dismissive posts here.

For once, I’m firmly on Team Badenoch :)
Aug 10, 19, 7:03 am
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Views: 519
Posted By ffsim

Thanks for the link, I had never seen that page...

Thanks for the link, I had never seen that page before.

But this has to be a mistake, right??



I mean, there’s another typo on the page so I guess it can be an oversight or copy / paste...
Aug 10, 19, 6:53 am
Replies: 1,630
Views: 54,783
Posted By ffsim

I keep hearing how I need to cherish the moments...

I keep hearing how I need to cherish the moments with single-digit aged kids because things only get more difficult as they grow.

Thank you for the powerful reminder and advice. Sincerely.
Aug 10, 19, 6:47 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,010
Posted By ffsim

Absolutely valid points and observations, all of...

Absolutely valid points and observations, all of them ^
Aug 10, 19, 6:25 am
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

I suspect that if one’s 12 year old had been...

I suspect that if one’s 12 year old had been racially profiled or otherwise harassed by a frontline employee at some giant, faceless corporation, many parents would indeed have the agenda of bringing...
Aug 9, 19, 8:17 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 3,010
Posted By ffsim

I like a lot of what you wrote, but take issue...

I like a lot of what you wrote, but take issue with the bolded part. IME AC is objectively terrible a lot of the time before I board their planes. Excellent ground staff are few and far between, but...
Aug 9, 19, 9:11 am
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By ffsim

Agreed, OSS at YYZ — even with the bus — has...

Agreed, OSS at YYZ — even with the bus — has improved considerably over the past few months. There was no lineup when I arrived this morning and was stepping off the bus less than 20 minutes after...
Aug 8, 19, 3:26 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 3,010
Posted By ffsim

I generally agree with this, however, keep in...

I generally agree with this, however, keep in mind that on the ACr 319 there are precisely two preferred seats where tall people comfortably fit (19A and 19F). Your point is valid and well-taken on...
Aug 7, 19, 1:03 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

My understanding of the DOCS OK flag is precisely...

My understanding of the DOCS OK flag is precisely to address the OLCI concern. If a passengers used a check-in kiosk or interacted with a check-in agent, the requirement is satisfied and no further...
Aug 7, 19, 12:54 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

You’re not going to reduce the complexity of...

You’re not going to reduce the complexity of religious beliefs and accommodation to 9 words or less, so let’s not even try.



Try to follow along ;)



Amazing that even after I produce the...
Aug 6, 19, 9:43 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

“Tween” is not informal for teenager; it has a...

“Tween” is not informal for teenager; it has a specific meaning which is distinct from teenager / teen.
Aug 6, 19, 6:26 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

The legal requirement, per the law I linked to...

The legal requirement, per the law I linked to upthread, is:


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I know kids — girls in particular — tend to look older than they used to “in our day,” but there’s a massive spread...
Aug 6, 19, 6:00 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 7,041
Posted By ffsim

”Pretty dumb” or not, I’m telling you this is...

”Pretty dumb” or not, I’m telling you this is exactly what happened with me — there was absolutely no ID check whatsoever at the gate. I could’ve been wearing a hijab, a niqab, a turban or anything...
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