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Posted By YOWgary

I have been told 70% by multiple agents.

I have been told 70% by multiple agents.
Oct 25, 20, 1:20 pm
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Views: 547,247
Posted By YOWgary

"Now boarding Zone Two of Thirteen; that's all...

"Now boarding Zone Two of Thirteen; that's all non-Delta Skymiles members from partner airlines, active-duty military serving on aircraft carriers launched after 1987, and any American Express...
Oct 25, 20, 11:36 am
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Views: 101,641
Posted By YOWgary

That play has to make any list of the top five...

That play has to make any list of the top five craziest ends to a post-season baseball game, ever.
Oct 25, 20, 11:34 am
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Views: 391,673
Posted By YOWgary

Yes, you can do this. I spent a bunch of time...

Yes, you can do this. I spent a bunch of time getting into the details with the media teams at Pearson, YVR, Air Canada, the CBSA and Health Canada, and here's what they said:
...
Oct 24, 20, 6:59 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,147
Posted By YOWgary

That reference to 2-3-2 means they're not talking...

That reference to 2-3-2 means they're not talking about the 380, but the 777 that will be flying that route for the foreseeable future.
Oct 23, 20, 11:21 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,147
Posted By YOWgary

Yup, the only thing an Emirates 777 is good for...

Yup, the only thing an Emirates 777 is good for is First class or cargo.
Oct 23, 20, 9:31 pm
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Views: 391,673
Posted By YOWgary

There's lots of flights *available for purchase*...

There's lots of flights *available for purchase* more than a month from now.

Some of them will even happen.
Oct 23, 20, 9:29 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,147
Posted By YOWgary

"What happened before COVID" is meaningless right...

"What happened before COVID" is meaningless right now.

I haven't said it doesn't make sense for AC to launch passenger service to Doha - if you're only looking at last year's factors, your logic...
Oct 23, 20, 4:29 pm
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Views: 3,147
Posted By YOWgary

Strongly suggests that the same crew who take it...

Strongly suggests that the same crew who take it out, will bring it back, yeah. Again, at least in the short term I would imagine this is about cargo at least as much as passengers.


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Oct 23, 20, 2:58 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,147
Posted By YOWgary

Etihad doesn't fly to Doha, and to the best of my...

Etihad doesn't fly to Doha, and to the best of my knowledge you can't book Qatar Airways with Aeroplan miles.

I have to imagine that launching YYZ-DOH right now is mainly about cargo.
Oct 22, 20, 5:57 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 60,816
Posted By YOWgary

Announcement of first steps towards rapid,...

Announcement of first steps towards rapid, on-arrival COVID testing pilot projects at YYC and potentially YYZ.

https://www.alberta.ca/international-border-pilot-project.aspx
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Oct 21, 20, 9:31 pm
Replies: 1,062
Views: 136,111
Posted By YOWgary

Oh, guys, no. You're all getting this very, very...

Oh, guys, no. You're all getting this very, very wrong.

Air Canada hasn't cancelled a single flight this year, not voluntarily.

Not a single flight that hasn't operated, not a single delay,...
Oct 20, 20, 7:14 am
Replies: 237
Views: 44,264
Posted By YOWgary

YUL-MRS would fit well within the range of...

YUL-MRS would fit well within the range of Transat's 321neoLRs, which have marginally larger Y seats than a Rouge 763.
Oct 19, 20, 8:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By YOWgary

COVID destroyed my industry, and I'm out of work...

COVID destroyed my industry, and I'm out of work until at least June, so if our new mystery entrepreneur is hiring...
Oct 19, 20, 10:32 am
Replies: 353
Views: 52,868
Posted By YOWgary

I've had the same experience. This will only...

I've had the same experience.

This will only become more pronounced as time goes by - a lot of traffic is going to come back before distancing requirements go away, and it's hard to see how this...
Oct 18, 20, 9:36 am
Replies: 503
Views: 96,050
Posted By YOWgary

Bingo. My most frequent domestic route is...

Bingo.

My most frequent domestic route is YOW-YVR, and with a $50-100 difference per direction between Standard and Flex, that's a no-brainer every time. Even if I don't end up being able to eUp,...
Oct 17, 20, 2:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By YOWgary

Or, someone will come up with a business model...

Or, someone will come up with a business model involving Combi narrowbodies.
Oct 17, 20, 1:50 pm
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Views: 632,880
Posted By YOWgary

Entirely true - I'm just assuming the...

Entirely true - I'm just assuming the conversation never even gets that far.

Though I did get AC to rebook a client yesterday out of an ugly schedule change onto an all-UA-metal alternative, so...
Oct 17, 20, 1:22 pm
Replies: 4,044
Views: 632,880
Posted By YOWgary

"Hey, free insurance policy" isn't going to do...

"Hey, free insurance policy" isn't going to do much for someone who's worried about their plane crashing.

In normal times, I could absolutely see airlines offering a "you don't like the MAX, we...
Oct 17, 20, 1:14 pm
Replies: 503
Views: 96,050
Posted By YOWgary

Planes are running 80% full domestically, because...

Planes are running 80% full domestically, because AC's running 468 seats a day YOW-YYZ instead of the usual 2,000+.

...and that's one of the routes they're still flying, and that's one of the...
Oct 15, 20, 6:05 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By YOWgary

Are there any BEH still operating?

Are there any BEH still operating?
Oct 15, 20, 4:48 pm
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Views: 391,673
Posted By YOWgary

Can anyone help me dial in on the accurate rules...

Can anyone help me dial in on the accurate rules applicable when an AC schedule change forces an overnight for a non-status passenger?

I can find the rules for what applies to anyone *G or better,...
Oct 15, 20, 7:52 am
Replies: 763
Views: 94,390
Posted By YOWgary

I think it was Ricky Zhang who posted back in...

I think it was Ricky Zhang who posted back in August that his AP rep told him that the entry-level pricing would apply to roughly the same amount of flights currently made available as Fixed Price...
Oct 15, 20, 7:48 am
Replies: 353
Views: 52,868
Posted By YOWgary

You don't know, maybe the nice man at Table 56...

You don't know, maybe the nice man at Table 56 wants nineteen omelettes and is simply too shy to ask.
Oct 15, 20, 7:47 am
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By YOWgary

Value of an Aeroplan point is a matter of much...

Value of an Aeroplan point is a matter of much debate, most people rank it in the 1-1.5 CPM range.

If you're flying this year, though, I'd call that one a no-brainer since miles tickets can be...
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