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Mar 27, 21, 3:29 pm
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Views: 847
Posted By Sopwith

The problem with flying from Kelowna to Saskatoon...

The problem with flying from Kelowna to Saskatoon is at the end of it you’re in Saskatoon.
Mar 21, 21, 10:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Sopwith

Thanks for the responses. I went ahead and...

Thanks for the responses. I went ahead and booked. Interestingly, car rental rates in HI are skyrocketing - roughly double what I normally pay. Fortunately I was able to roll last year's...
Mar 16, 21, 8:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Sopwith

Yes, you’re right. But right now I’m sitting on...

Yes, you’re right. But right now I’m sitting on credits from two airlines, two resorts and a cruise line. :(
Mar 16, 21, 7:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Sopwith

Yes, more or less what I was thinking, but there...

Yes, more or less what I was thinking, but there are a bunch of moving parts in play here: fares, schedule (possible cancelation?), border restrictions, quarantine requirements, COVID testing,...
Mar 16, 21, 12:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Sopwith

How “safe” is a booking for January 2022?

I moved my usual January trip to OGG ahead a year, and am now sitting on a WS credit. I’m tempted to book the flights now, but I’m uncertain about the uncertainty. I’m a bit nervous about the pent up...
Mar 5, 21, 8:50 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,818
Posted By Sopwith

A baby emotional support animal.

A baby emotional support animal.
Feb 23, 21, 7:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sopwith

Later this week it will be one year since I was...

Later this week it will be one year since I was on an airplane. The last time that happened was 1976.
Feb 22, 21, 10:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Sopwith

Do any of AC's 777s have the P&W engines?

I'm surprised I haven't seen anything on this yet. Is AC affected by the groundings?
Feb 5, 21, 10:36 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 14,533
Posted By Sopwith

I’m gobsmacked! I’ve never known AC to mislead...

I’m gobsmacked! I’ve never known AC to mislead anyone before.
Jan 28, 21, 11:34 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By Sopwith

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/westjet-captain...

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/westjet-captain-defends-737-max-the-real-risk-is-not-understanding-the-facts.html
Jan 20, 21, 10:29 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By Sopwith

As an engineer who has been involved in numerous...

As an engineer who has been involved in numerous failure analyses it is my expectation that the MAX is now one of the safest aircraft in service.
Jan 17, 21, 1:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By Sopwith

For clarity, in the minds of the AC suits, “the...

For clarity, in the minds of the AC suits, “the product” is to deliver you to your destination at some point in the future, and nothing more. Anything else, whether it be at a prescribed time, on a...
Jan 16, 21, 11:26 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By Sopwith

Someone who would pay an extra $100 for AC’s IFE...

Someone who would pay an extra $100 for AC’s IFE has a bigger problem than getting stiffed for the $100. :p
Jan 16, 21, 10:55 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,901
Posted By Sopwith

Following the apparent logic, any time AC changes...

Following the apparent logic, any time AC changes an aircraft it would be exposed to a claim? Example: I booked an exit row seat on an A330. Got a boarding pass with the seat number I booked, but...
Jan 14, 21, 6:23 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 8,376
Posted By Sopwith

It's interesting how things change. I was...

It's interesting how things change. I was commuting from YVR to YPR every 2 or 3 months from the late '70s through the late '90s. In the early days CP/CAIL was running 737s three times a day! ...
Dec 6, 20, 10:39 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,061
Posted By Sopwith

Of course. I’m not trying to downplay the...

Of course. I’m not trying to downplay the importance of these back room systems. I’m just hopeful that one of these days there will be enough money in the IT project bucket to fix the customer-facing...
Dec 5, 20, 11:35 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,061
Posted By Sopwith

Fair enough. But when you’re the customer they’re...

Fair enough. But when you’re the customer they’re the only ones that matter.
Dec 5, 20, 11:11 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,061
Posted By Sopwith

The difference is that I always look at the seat...

The difference is that I always look at the seat map before making a booking to make sure there is a seat available to my liking. If not I will book another flight, and even on another airline if I...
Nov 27, 20, 6:24 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 11,063
Posted By Sopwith

But you still have to quarantine for two weeks on...

But you still have to quarantine for two weeks on return to Canada? Except for Alberta, where you can work around it, but you then have to stay in Alberta for two weeks.
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Nov 19, 20, 10:05 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 9,685
Posted By Sopwith

Okay, thanks. So I return home to YVR and...

Okay, thanks. So I return home to YVR and quarantine for 14 days or return to YYC and stay in Alberta for 14 days. Hmmm...let me think about that one. :p
Nov 19, 20, 8:03 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 9,685
Posted By Sopwith

You still have to quarantine on return to Canada,...

You still have to quarantine on return to Canada, yes?
Nov 18, 20, 10:19 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 14,533
Posted By Sopwith

Yes, exactly my point: secured and decent rates....

Yes, exactly my point: secured and decent rates. Looks to me like they don’t need a government bailout but they’ll take it if they can bamboozle them into better terms than they can get from the...
Nov 18, 20, 9:54 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 14,533
Posted By Sopwith

Calin talks about “government aid” and “support...

Calin talks about “government aid” and “support by government”. Why would they need or want this? Because the commercial lending markets won’t touch them, at least not without reasonable security,...
Nov 12, 20, 1:34 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By Sopwith

There you go again, trying to apply logic to what...

There you go again, trying to apply logic to what AC does. ;)

Belated congrats, BTW. :tu:
Nov 8, 20, 1:16 pm
Replies: 1,904
Views: 232,119
Posted By Sopwith

Forbes has published a fairly good summary here...

Forbes has published a fairly good summary here (https://www.forbes.com/advisor/travel-rewards/air-canada-aeroplan/) for people like me who haven’t been paying too much attention.
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