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Yesterday, 10:43 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 13,714
Posted By Fiordland

Good question. Given Rouge and AirTransat are...

Good question. Given Rouge and AirTransat are positioned as Tourist oriented brands, I don't see the point of keeping both. My assumption is AirTransat has the stronger brand recognition of the two....
Yesterday, 5:12 pm
Replies: 217
Views: 34,236
Posted By Fiordland

Looks like Air France has three types of Economy...

Looks like Air France has three types of Economy fares available between Canada and Paris. They are:
- Light (with Zero checked bags)
- Standard (with One checked bag)
- Premium Economy...
Yesterday, 2:44 pm
Replies: 217
Views: 34,236
Posted By Fiordland

Are you certain Air France is going to charge you...

Are you certain Air France is going to charge you for bags. For most overseas flights you have one checked bag per person as your free allowance.

Here is there details.......
Yesterday, 2:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Fiordland

I would separate 1 into two categories. There are...

I would separate 1 into two categories. There are "old-school" travel agents. Then there are these online ones.

The old school travel agencies are the ones where you know the name of the agent and...
Jan 24, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,203
Posted By Fiordland

Yes.......

Yes.......
Jan 24, 20, 1:13 am
Replies: 359
Views: 52,770
Posted By Fiordland

Interesting introduction to the interview with...

Interesting introduction to the interview with "the Presidents of WestJet's ULCC Airline, Swoop..." he identify the size of country (stage length) and the challenges of recovering from weather IROPs...
Jan 23, 20, 5:17 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,203
Posted By Fiordland

I thought AC plan was to keep AirTransat as a...

I thought AC plan was to keep AirTransat as a separate banner. The question may be how many aircraft go from Rouge to AirTransat.

One viable option may in fact be the Rouge A321 (the new...
Jan 22, 20, 11:57 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,203
Posted By Fiordland

I think it is still an open question how aircraft...

I think it is still an open question how aircraft are going to be split between the AirTransat, Rouge and mainline fleet.

AirTransat needs to retire:
- 6 A310-300 (12/238)

Air Transat...
Jan 22, 20, 1:37 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,974
Posted By Fiordland

Also a Amex Plat user. Excellent card for lounge...

Also a Amex Plat user. Excellent card for lounge access. Delta lounges when flying Delta. Plaza Premium and Priority Pass when flying anyone else. The other benefit out of Toronto is jumping the...
Jan 21, 20, 8:18 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

Net promoter score is a weird things. To get...

Net promoter score is a weird things. To get that score they probably do well in flight and on the group. The issue is when things breakdown and how they recover. As a frequent flier that is...
Jan 21, 20, 8:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Fiordland

I though the Japanese were in love with PEI. ...

I though the Japanese were in love with PEI. Perhaps setting up feeder flight for the eventualy flight to Tokyo.

On a more serious note PEI is a great place to visit.
Jan 20, 20, 11:41 am
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

As per WestJet last annual report (before going...

As per WestJet last annual report (before going private), the President/CEO of Swoop is a SVP at WestJet. Basically the CEO of Swoop reports to the CEO of WestJet.

The annual report only list...
Jan 19, 20, 11:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Fiordland

WestJet has positioned their Swoop branded...

WestJet has positioned their Swoop branded flights as unreliable and has attempted to apply rules around their Swoop fairs that are simply not reasonable. It is unclear why WestJet is putting its...
Jan 19, 20, 6:27 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 8,961
Posted By Fiordland

Make copies of all the receipts you have and send...

Make copies of all the receipts you have and send a letter to AC claiming compensation. Write something like:

State the Date and include a reference to your ticket number. Was on Ac 480 (Dec....
Jan 19, 20, 6:11 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

Internally WestJet way want tell its people the...

Internally WestJet way want tell its people the two business are independent. Legally on paper a parent may not be responsible for it subsidiaries.

However the courts are increasingly moving to...
Jan 18, 20, 11:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Fiordland

Lets hope Avion has a block in showing any routes...

Lets hope Avion has a block in showing any routes operated by Swoop.
Jan 18, 20, 8:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Fiordland

Smoke and mirrors. It is a cost of doing...

Smoke and mirrors.

It is a cost of doing business. Include it in the cost of the air fare or as an add on makes no difference in Canada. In Canada they still have to advertise the total cost....
Jan 18, 20, 8:43 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

I would argue that in a number of these examples...

I would argue that in a number of these examples WestJet (under their Swoop brand) has not been meeting their contractual obligations. Selling a ticket from Kelowna to wherever, cancelling the...
Jan 18, 20, 6:39 pm
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

I don't buy it for one minute..... Swoop is a...

I don't buy it for one minute..... Swoop is a separate banner. It may have a separate P&L for internal accounting purposes. However it is the same organisation.

Customers at Canada Safeway,...
Jan 18, 20, 11:04 am
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

If WestJet was inconveniencing their Swoop...

If WestJet was inconveniencing their Swoop customers by shifting them to a later flight the same day or even the next day you would have to accept they are trying to fix the problem with the...
Jan 18, 20, 4:16 am
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

I agree with the perspective on Lukacs. I...

I agree with the perspective on Lukacs.

I don't hate Swoop. I despise Swoop. I am pro business, but have no patients for business that take advantage of the general public. That is exactly...
Jan 17, 20, 6:30 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,932
Posted By Fiordland

From a population center perspective it made...

From a population center perspective it made sense 75 years ago and probably into the 1960s.

From an aircraft perspective a DC-9 could get to most parts of Western Canada from Winnipeg and most...
Jan 17, 20, 1:26 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,932
Posted By Fiordland

AC was originally a division of CN Rail. ...

AC was originally a division of CN Rail. Winnipeg was always a key transit point between Western Canada and Central Canada.

When AC had DC-9 it was not unusual to see Winnipeg as a key transit...
Jan 16, 20, 1:53 am
Replies: 155
Views: 25,028
Posted By Fiordland

So the only real question is when will WestJet...

So the only real question is when will WestJet step in and fix the disaster that is Swoop. Yes, the CBC has perfected the skill of making a delay sound bad. However WestJet has been unable to deal...
Jan 15, 20, 1:16 pm
Replies: 143
Views: 44,403
Posted By Fiordland

If the union thinks customers don't want to deal...

If the union thinks customers don't want to deal with people but anonymous robots then perhaps it is time to drive operations efficiencies increase profits. Take a few of gate areas put glass walls...
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