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by Old fella
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: IATA Warning for Canadian Aviation Sector
Replies: 45
Views: 2342

Re: IATA Warning for Canadian Aviation Sector

It all depends on where you live, your age bracket and so forth...... Small town, older people = bunker in Large cities, Younger people = time to fly again...... School started (less time for all except working people with no kids or retired I guess), COVID spiking up in Canada and abroad. Yes, I a...
by Old fella
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected
Replies: 102
Views: 6754

Re: Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected

Rockie wrote: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:51 pm Therapy tsgas, before you grab a gun and go on a rampage.

Better yet, the dude needs a prescription of Lorazepam aka Ativan. It is fast acting, and useful in treating fast onset panic anxiety amongst other disorders. :?
by Old fella
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 250
Views: 19582

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

The Liberal Government doesn't have a recovery plan. They won't tell you what parameters they are targeting for any adjustment in either direction. They are doing this because it provides them with maximum flexibility to tailor their actions to suit their political needs and not what's best for Can...
by Old fella
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bill Morneau resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 3862

Re: Bill Morneau resigns

Into my ‘70s now so have seen plenty on the political scene. Prorogation is nothing new and all Governments over the years regardless of stripe have do so for their own political advantage be it majority/minority situation. To single out any former or sitting PM and compare to what others did/didn’t...
by Old fella
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bill Morneau resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 3862

Re: Bill Morneau resigns

So Harper prorogued parliament to avoid a confidence vote ... Trudeau prorogued parliament to shutdown committees that exposed his “not so sunny ways”. One case is a political strategy .. the other shows how gutless he is. Actually JT prorogation is a political strategy because it is a reset of Par...
by Old fella
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 2876

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

Way back 73-74 doing my CPL at MFC, there were students from Pakistan there same time. Not bad chaps, their English was quite good however they did like to partake in the drink , chase Moncton/Dieppe girls with success mind you. They didn’t seem to take flying training all that serious at times as c...
by Old fella
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3743

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

Guess what wasn’t cut says a lot also. The YYT/YQX/YDF/YYR to Halifax is intact and as well Halifax to Toronto, Montreal etc wasn’t either. The YSJ/YQM/YFC to same points westbound still there. The puddle jumping B1900 between points as I mentioned earlier got the axe, although was surprised by YFC ...
by Old fella
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3743

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

Not surprised really as here in Maritimes much of the cancelled stuff was B1900 flying aka Saint John/Fredericton/Moncton/ Charlottetown To Halifax. It may be rough for people from those places who want to go to NL as they will be forced to drive to Halifax or route through Montreal , Toronto to NL....
by Old fella
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 9371

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Here in Maritimes, the four Provinces NB,PE,NS and NL created their own internal bubble in that internal restrictions have been lifted on travel amongst residents. No need for self isolation, however it has been noted many are spooked about US citizens who seem to be getting into NB despite closures...
by Old fella
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Different topic
Replies: 0
Views: 2053

Different topic

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by Old fella
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 63237

Re: The Return to Normal?

It can’t be denied there is an element of frustration as we move toward the summer months in that people want to get on with their lives, get their jobs back and carry on with normal living. There is associated risk but for some(younger generation), such risk may very well be acceptable to them. I r...
by Old fella
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19474

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

Tailgunner/Gilles

I really hope both of you are right and it would be my pleasure to be told I am full of shit with my old age pessimism, I sincerely mean that. I won’t get into political drift however the economy has to right itself for all our sake’s, soonest the better.
Cheers.
by Old fella
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19474

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

That’s a reasoned approach and quality commentary from a knowledgeable person as yourself Mr. Hudicourt. If I may be so bold , I would add what is the confidence level in the travelling Canadian public so far, amongst my own small circle, not very. Not scientific mind you but I keep hearing until a ...
by Old fella
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 115
Views: 18518

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

IMHO, 3- 4 years for major recovery but it will never again be as big as it was 3 months ago. I say this as covid 19 is rewriting the global economic playbook. Online meetings are really going to chip into the business segment. That's a huge revenue stream for AC and Westjet, and both companies wil...
by Old fella
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1132
Views: 118962

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Since privatisation would be the metric, and it would be a huge positive amount for Canada. Maybe .. maybe not. Canadians could really care less at the end of the day, I see more calls/comments to let airlines go bankrupt .. We’ll see what the drama teacher brings to the table. I wouldn’t hold my b...
by Old fella
Tue May 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7118

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Cliff Jumper wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 9:50 pm Reminds me of this one....sort of....

https://bst-tsb.gc.ca/ENG/rapports-repo ... 0h0007.pdf
Knew both individuals involved..
by Old fella
Tue May 26, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 39293

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Onex spent billions on it purchase and will work towards making it a leaner meaner carrier. Onex only spend around $300M on the purchase (sorry, don't have the exact number). The rest came from other unknown investors. AC has been bankrupt how many times and comes back stronger. The feds won't let ...
by Old fella
Mon May 25, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10896

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

His comments go far beyond tactless and deserve nothing less than contempt. As for this incident, in the 12 seconds this pilot had I can think of at least four things he had to immediately assess and act on besides the immediate aerodynamic situation that a non-ejection seat, non-formating pilot do...
by Old fella
Sun May 24, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 85
Views: 10321

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Sorry Braun, as a customer of Nav Canada I don't see it like that at all. How many Nav Canada employees lost their job or took a pay cut due to Covid? That's right. Sack some ATCO's. That'll make everything better. Well, they’ve started offering packages for people to retire. We are losing ATCO’s b...
by Old fella
Fri May 22, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10896

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Allright, let’s wrap up the investigation. We’re done. leftoftrack found the cause of the accident. This leftoftrack dude , similar to the pelmet individual would appear to me to be an act, troll perhaps a to strong term. You know the RCAF, it’s standards, requirements in all aspects and like other...

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