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by Gino Under
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 34
Views: 8346

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

Obviously you’ve missed the point. Cancelled because “union scope clauses didn’t change as anticipated ”. And they aren’t gonna. At no point did I say the MRJ or E90 were bad aeroplanes that the regionals don’t want. Many regionals would love to have the A220. But, many here did say the C Series was...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 34
Views: 8346

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

It seems a lack of interest has overcome this thread so I thought I'd throw this update into the thread. Airbus has increased the range of the A220 to 3900 nm. CYTZ to EGLC should now be a reality along with other European destinations. Hang in there Bob. Many on Avcanada have trashed the C Series (...
by Gino Under
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 24
Views: 3170

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

We can all agree, LIFT is not a French word and it isn’t stamped into the buckle. Certaines séparatistes sont tout simplement stupides. Any English speaker knows this, so the notion of language discrimination is pretty weak in a country that guarantees (look the meaning of that word up if you have a...
by Gino Under
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13433

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Duke
Boo hoo. You hurt my feelings. Boo hoo hoo
Where's my comfort pony??

GRK2
You raise some excellent points which certainly bear value. Thanks for keeping it civil.

Gino Under :drinkers:
by Gino Under
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13433

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I have to say this (in a similar vane) I can't believe there are ANY flights you operate that you don’t get provided a meal or sandwich tray. If you operate through any meal period you should be fed. When I flew, crew meals were always provided. Our F/As regularly came into the flight deck not only ...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13433

Re: Who will bid the A220?

No. I’m not advocating you take a reduction in pay. Not at all. And I didn’t say that either. I simply find it hard to believe nav pay would even be a reality in this day and age. Having re-read my remarks I appreciate how my written words have come across. To be honest I haven’t a clue what your CB...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Professional "victims" are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

Re: The Professional "victims" are back!

Well, technically, LIFT is English. Seat belts are a significant part of the on-board safety equipment. The seat belts ARE uni-lingual English. Air Canada is subjected to both the Charter and Quebec language laws as are all Quebec based companies. So it’s easy to see how the plaintiffs won. Air Cana...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13433

Re: Who will bid the A220?

That’s it?
Childish insults.
Not even one reasonable explanation or grownup answer how “nav pay” is justifiable in this day and age? Not surprised.
Just ‘money for nothing, kicks for free’ I guess.

Where were we? Oh yeah, A220 bid. Carry on.

Gino Under :partyman:
by Gino Under
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13433

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I can’t believe you guys still get nav pay! How’d you pull the wool over management’s eyes? What a totally silly concept in the day of GPS, IRS, and FMS. Not to mention CPDLC, ADS-B out, ACARS, reliable auto-pilots and reasonably qualified RPs. Isn’t it really about sore index fingers? Putting a fli...
by Gino Under
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9976

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

C.W.E. Not at all offended. Not at all. French speaking québécois may well be, but I’m not. Language is divisive. In a country like ours it’s simply a shame we pick such petty issues to gnaw on. Many throughout English Canada share a similar opinion that québécois French isn’t pure and is difficult...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9976

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

How many times has a Brit scoffed at our accents or our use of English? What credibility or accuracy would you attach to the comment? Now, why would you give a Frenchman such credibility for such inaccurate remarks about the French language used in Canada? Perhaps it’s because you don’t speak French...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9976

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

C.W.E. If I might help YOU figure it out. The majority of spoken French in Quebec is the French (accent and dialect) that arrived here when the first French settlers arrived. (Try looking up the Habitants) It has evolved from there as has the English that arrived here with the first English settler...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9976

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Doug Eves With every bit of respect due your comment, and I understand what you're saying, THERE IS a profound difference between VFR and IFR flying. Before I had enough qualifications and experience and well before TCAS, I understood the survival game in VMC was "Stay alert and watch for other air...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 9976

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

It's 2019 and I can't believe this English-French language debate rages on. It's one of the stupidest arguments one could ever possibly engage themselves in. The poor sheltered Canadian pilot. Threads like this amplify how petty and small this language debate has become. Try flying outside Canada fo...
by Gino Under
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 11
Views: 4680

Re: Swoop

Good advice. Couldn’t agree more, Mr. Janson. There is a pilot shortage right now. Employers need to be on their game, offering the best W&WC. Groveling is no longer an attribute. If the company you’ve applied to doesn’t meet your expectations, I suggest it would likely be the first of many disappoi...
by Gino Under
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: “Flying sucks less when you pay less”
Replies: 11
Views: 3129

Re: “Flying sucks less when you pay less”

Their 1st year’s profit gone up in smoke through advertising. As silly as it is.
Not very enticing, I must say. One has to wonder if it will ever launch?

Gino :partyman:
by Gino Under
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 19
Views: 2504

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

Well, I seem to recall a hostile ‘pissing contest’ between Bombardier, the TTC, and GO Transit. I guess they showed Bombardier who’s who. Eh? In simple English, there’s a price to be paid for contact cancellations, no matter whose corner you’re in. Now it’s time for the politics of taxpayer accounta...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 19
Views: 2504

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

I’ve invested in BBD-B for several years and can confirm it’s been a shite investment. But, I bought high ($3.75) and intend to sell high or go broke. I have (or have to) have confidence in the turnaround management under Bellemare who’s doing a good job. quote: “While a stock price alone isn’t the ...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: This doesn’t help the bottom line
Replies: 15
Views: 2861

Re: This doesn’t help the bottom line

There have been so many airlines/charter airlines/ LCCs fail or merge in Canada, it amazes me how the repetition of history has failed to educate. I can well appreciate the reality of 1-in-7 aircraft going off-line and creating havoc for Swoop, but what was plan B? Bleed financially and unnecessaril...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: This doesn’t help the bottom line
Replies: 15
Views: 2861

Re: This doesn’t help the bottom line

In my assessment, it appears to me that Swoop (a bad idea for the limited Canadian travel market) is just an anchor tied to the ankles of Westjet, an airline weighed down by enormous debt, and both are swimming in a sea of competitive uncertainty. Somehow, this isn’t going to end well. It’s just a m...
by Gino Under
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 19
Views: 2504

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

So... what would be an acceptable amount if Bombardier were to “repay” some of those tax payer funds it’s received over the years? Any ideas? That’s assuming they haven’t already paid or met a number of their obligations to the tax payers (of which, I’m one). It is understood they aren’t obligated t...
by Gino Under
Mon May 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 6684

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

As Canada’s premier airline, Air Canada has chosen an amazing aircraft. A Canadian aircraft with the latest cockpit automation and well thought out cockpit design, designed by instructor pilots and line pilots whose backgrounds include both Airbus and Boeing among other types. I have every confidenc...
by Gino Under
Sun May 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 6684

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

Some ideas... Here are some routes for an ETOPS A220 CYYZ-LPLA, 2360 nm 4 Hr. 25 minutes FL350 at M0.78, no wind CYYJ - PHNL, 2325 nm 5 Hr. 03 minutes, FL350 at M0.80, no wind CYHZ - TXKF, 753 nm 1 Hr.. 45 minutes, FL350 at M0.80, no wind CYHZ - TBPB, 2208 nm 4 Hr. 55 minutes, FL350 at M0.80, no win...
by Gino Under
Wed May 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 6684

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

The A220 is 180 minutes ETOPS out of the box. Conversation over. If AC chooses NOT to use ETOPS capability they won’t seek Transport Canada “approval”. That’s a whole other conversation. No ETOPS routes today. But, tomorrow is another day. The airline industry has taught us to never say never. Some ...

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