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Feb 22, 14, 12:51 pm
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Posted By Spounce

Aeroplan points would be one reason, at least for...

Aeroplan points would be one reason, at least for those who care about them.

While AC, WS and TS may not compete all that aggressively on price in point-to-point markets, Rouge will often have...
Feb 19, 14, 3:36 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,272
Posted By Spounce

It might be that the announcement about welcoming...

It might be that the announcement about welcoming opening skies was made so that AC add its request of the Canadian government to drop the visa requirement on Mexicans.
Feb 9, 14, 2:43 pm
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Views: 1,214,158
Posted By Spounce

The Pineapples are in the fleet, but at Rouge. ...

The Pineapples are in the fleet, but at Rouge. They're the 2 767s that Rouge currently operates.

No inside info here on when or whether the HNL and OGG routes will move to Rouge, but if you're...
Feb 6, 14, 11:49 pm
Replies: 1,152
Views: 149,684
Posted By Spounce

I spoke to a UA agent at LAX today who knew...

I spoke to a UA agent at LAX today who knew nothing of any coming crackdown on bags.
Feb 6, 14, 8:48 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 7,465
Posted By Spounce

A little appreciation for the 15% discount code...

A little appreciation for the 15% discount code that the OP received for the reason he did would prevent frustration too. Some people would regard what AC did here as a nice gesture and leave it at...
Feb 6, 14, 8:05 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,945
Posted By Spounce

The numbers to be reported are of Q4 2013. The...

The numbers to be reported are of Q4 2013. The Canadian dollar has fallen since then, hence the concern now.
Feb 5, 14, 11:16 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 17,887
Posted By Spounce

Oh shucks. :o I now realize that my own...

Oh shucks. :o I now realize that my own comments about your remark were too strong, too. I apologize. And I'll take my own advice about the chill pill.



It's policy at AC--and I think at...
Feb 5, 14, 10:40 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 17,887
Posted By Spounce

I have actually had customers in centre seats...

I have actually had customers in centre seats request that window blinds opposite or in front of them be closed. Never, as far as I can remember, due to an inability to see the IFE screen properly,...
Feb 5, 14, 9:29 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 17,887
Posted By Spounce

Ethiopian. YYZ-FCO-ADD.

Ethiopian. YYZ-FCO-ADD.
Feb 5, 14, 6:28 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 17,887
Posted By Spounce

Oh, that's "obviously" why we dim lights on night...

Oh, that's "obviously" why we dim lights on night flights, is it? Where do you have that from? And I consider customers to be a nuisance? That's a new one on me, but thanks for your intelligent...
Feb 5, 14, 2:31 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 17,887
Posted By Spounce

Transport Canada requires that window blinds be...

Transport Canada requires that window blinds be open for takeoff and landing only in exit rows. Rules of aviation authorities in other countries might be different.
Feb 4, 14, 11:41 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,945
Posted By Spounce

Wasn't drawing that link at all. I was kidding. ...

Wasn't drawing that link at all. I was kidding.

The economics of it all are too complicated for me, but I'd guess that the currency devaluation and less expensive oil aren't necessarily a wash...
Feb 4, 14, 10:46 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,945
Posted By Spounce

Well, either fuel was particularly pricey that...

Well, either fuel was particularly pricey that day or you just weren't paying attention. ;)
Feb 4, 14, 10:31 pm
Replies: 2,465
Views: 344,565
Posted By Spounce

It depends on what aspect of an airline's product...

It depends on what aspect of an airline's product you look at.

AC J is inferior in ALL respects to LH J? I think most people prefer the AC pod to the LH slider seat in J. I've seen J class...
Feb 4, 14, 9:55 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,945
Posted By Spounce

I don't think companies go around changing prices...

I don't think companies go around changing prices if the price changes aren't of significance to the bottom line or to the consumer, and I'm sure that a well run company like Westjet doesn't pay...
Feb 4, 14, 9:08 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,945
Posted By Spounce

I think people are sensing that Canadian airlines...

I think people are sensing that Canadian airlines across the board might be in for a harder time if the CAD$ remains at current levels or goes lower.

Westjet's CEO recently made noises that were...
Feb 2, 14, 11:49 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,884
Posted By Spounce

Rouge was created to lower AC's costs. I don't...

Rouge was created to lower AC's costs. I don't think it has involved much cultural change, at least among those at the top.

It sounds to me as if the guy who was sounding off had maybe approached...
Jan 30, 14, 9:25 pm
Replies: 412
Views: 202,570
Posted By Spounce

If a new route were to open there would perhaps...

If a new route were to open there would perhaps be a need to hire a few FAs qualified in the destination language. I agree that it would otherwise be a surprise if AC were to hire mainline FAs in...
Jan 29, 14, 9:53 pm
Replies: 2,465
Views: 344,565
Posted By Spounce

I don't think they have. JL at least until very...

I don't think they have. JL at least until very recently has never had a J product that was all that competitive on any of their longhaul routes. Most of their J cabins are fitted with recliners or...
Jan 28, 14, 11:10 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By Spounce

Umm....I meant more the people who buy and sell...

Umm....I meant more the people who buy and sell AC shares. :) I don't think Madoff has been doing much trading of late.

Since you poke fun at my reference to "the market" and what it seems to...
Jan 28, 14, 8:19 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By Spounce

The market appears to think so given that...

The market appears to think so given that Canadian airline stocks took a hit today.
Jan 28, 14, 9:14 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By Spounce

The original statement was that AC has massive...

The original statement was that AC has massive exposure to the US dollar. I think it was accurate.
Jan 28, 14, 12:07 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,635
Posted By Spounce

Isn't that a bit simplistic? Malaysia Airlines...

Isn't that a bit simplistic? Malaysia Airlines has just announced that it's pulling out of its one route to the USA and has cited current fuel costs (within the context of the current state of the...
Jan 21, 14, 12:46 pm
Replies: 2,465
Views: 344,565
Posted By Spounce

I think AC is aware that it usually cannot charge...

I think AC is aware that it usually cannot charge more than those carriers. As I see it, that is why they have gone to a HD configuration on some routes.
Jan 20, 14, 7:07 pm
Replies: 2,465
Views: 344,565
Posted By Spounce

It is, of course, well known that every airline...

It is, of course, well known that every airline other than AC serves sumptuous food in Y. Especially UA in their luxurious 744 Y cabin with the roomy seats and the state of the art overhead screens....
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