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Jun 10, 21, 2:54 pm
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Posted By Symmetre

Searched around a bit more today and in spite of...

Searched around a bit more today and in spite of the promise of BIG SAVINGS in AC's email (including the use of all caps for emphasis) and the promise it applies to all routes, I can't find any...
Jun 9, 21, 10:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Symmetre

AC Get Booked & Ready Sale

Received an email with the subject line "BIG SAVINGS HAVE LANDED" announcing AC's Get Booked & Ready Sale, and the promise of "For a limited time, save and earn points on all Air Canada® flights to...
Jun 7, 21, 6:54 am
Replies: 191
Views: 20,034
Posted By Symmetre

I guess optics do matter. Further, from today's...

I guess optics do matter. Further, from today's Financial Post:

Air Canada executives to return bonuses after government aid outcry

After getting access to $5.9 billion in government help, the...
Jun 6, 21, 7:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,219
Posted By Symmetre

I've always kind of liked the 600s. I don't acre...

I've always kind of liked the 600s. I don't acre about the entertainment options, since I'm on my laptop 99% of the time anyway. But I did like the fact it would load and unload quickly and, when ATC...
Jun 6, 21, 7:55 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 20,034
Posted By Symmetre

The very fact that Air Canada's PR department...

The very fact that Air Canada's PR department felt compelled to issue this at all confirms what I said at the start - the optics are simply brutal.
Jun 3, 21, 4:00 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 20,034
Posted By Symmetre

Adam I guess we will just have to agree to...

Adam I guess we will just have to agree to disagree on this. While I do get what you're saying, AC voting to hand out management bonuses right after laying off thousands of people and months of...
Jun 2, 21, 9:44 pm
Replies: 191
Views: 20,034
Posted By Symmetre

My father had very little formal education...

My father had very little formal education (pulled from school due to economic necessity, then sent off to war) but he was one of the smartest people I've ever met. He had a couple of favourite...
Jun 2, 21, 8:36 am
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Symmetre

Not sure ... but I expect that may be more of an...

Not sure ... but I expect that may be more of an Avion question than a Westjet one.
Jun 2, 21, 8:34 am
Replies: 191
Views: 20,034
Posted By Symmetre

Air Canada 's upper management remain completely...

Air Canada 's upper management remain completely and utterly blind to the very concept of optics. Honestly ... how people at such a level could still be so utterly dense is beyond me.
May 31, 21, 8:50 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By Symmetre

This is basically rubbish, because Someone...

This is basically rubbish, because

Someone flying on the cheapest possible fares will never accumulate enough points to even cover cab fare to the airport, much less a flight somewhere
Ability...
May 31, 21, 6:38 am
Replies: 101
Views: 6,312
Posted By Symmetre

Agree the upper deck experience is one for the...

Agree the upper deck experience is one for the bucket list. Suck it up and fly the jumbo while you can. You'll be glad you did.
May 21, 21, 7:24 am
Replies: 101
Views: 6,312
Posted By Symmetre

I just want a cheap flight :-)

I just want a cheap flight :-)
May 20, 21, 4:27 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 6,312
Posted By Symmetre

It would be even more tempting if the promo...

It would be even more tempting if the promo extended later into the fall. Trudeau's announcement earlier this week ...
May 20, 21, 11:08 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,960
Posted By Symmetre

Adam - yes, the BA approach to stickies would...

Adam - yes, the BA approach to stickies would definitely be an improvement, IMHO. Good suggestion, and thanks - everyone - for taking this on!
May 19, 21, 6:36 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,960
Posted By Symmetre

@Adam Smith ...

@Adam Smith (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/adam-smith.html)re post #40

Apologies for the lack of clarity in my post ... this is what happens when you surf FT for a brain break in...
May 18, 21, 9:06 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,213
Posted By Symmetre

That's precisely what consumers do not realize....

That's precisely what consumers do not realize. The vast majority of award programs are for-profit business enterprises. No one presents them out of the goodness of their heart.
May 18, 21, 7:23 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,960
Posted By Symmetre

To be 100% honest the first time I ever looked at...

To be 100% honest the first time I ever looked at any of the stickies was today. Normally I immediately scroll right past them since, on most boards I visit, the stickies all tend to be about old,...
May 17, 21, 9:50 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,213
Posted By Symmetre

"If you repeat it, if you say it louder, if that...

"If you repeat it, if you say it louder, if that is your talking point, people will totally believe it."

Catherine McKenna
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
May 27, 2019
May 16, 21, 1:03 pm
Replies: 321
Views: 47,220
Posted By Symmetre

Thanks for that, @hollywoodcory17...

Thanks for that, @hollywoodcory17 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/members/hollywoodcory17.html)
May 16, 21, 1:01 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,213
Posted By Symmetre

They're certainly taken seriously by AC (well,...

They're certainly taken seriously by AC (well, the positive ones at least) as they continue to push the Skytrax ranking they buy every year.
Apr 19, 21, 12:34 pm
Replies: 297
Views: 89,665
Posted By Symmetre

My understanding has always been that VIP status...

My understanding has always been that VIP status is something conferred upon those who have significant influence over major travel spend (meaning seven digits), regardless of whether they fly that...
Apr 18, 21, 7:41 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 5,674
Posted By Symmetre

With due respect to my friends and colleagues in...

With due respect to my friends and colleagues in the UK, we in Canada have this one sewn up.
Apr 12, 21, 9:35 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,628
Posted By Symmetre

So it seems that WestJet's potential acquisition...

So it seems that WestJet's potential acquisition of Transat boils down to assuming enormous debt and tremendous operational headaches in terms of employee seniority integration and absorbing a new...
Apr 5, 21, 6:48 am
Replies: 49
Views: 4,628
Posted By Symmetre

Agree, but I just find it awkward trying to...

Agree, but I just find it awkward trying to connect through CDG to go elsewhere in Europe. Would much prefer AMS, either from YHZ on the Max or out of YYZ with a 789. Guess we will see.
Apr 4, 21, 3:36 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,628
Posted By Symmetre

Could Westjet buy Transat? Sure. Should...

Could Westjet buy Transat? Sure.

Should they?

I guess it depends on whether that would make sense for them and how it would fit with their long-term growth strategy. They probably could get...
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