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by RB-211
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most important Ruling in Canadian aviation history:
Replies: 102
Views: 6698

Re: Most important Ruling in Canadian aviation history:

All you whining broken records who keep spouting off about this subject are in serious need of a reality check. Pilots WORLWIDE are now working to 65. Why should Canada or the ‘Chosen Ones’ at AC be any different? Ask any Lufthansa, British Airways or American Airlines pilot how this has changed the...
by RB-211
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The hiring engine is getting fired up!
Replies: 33
Views: 8094

Re: The hiring engine is getting fired up!

Good news for all those back home in Canada. I am sure WJ will continue hiring as well.

Over here in Europe there are large rumblings of recruitment all around. British Airways is advertising for pilots as of Oct 1st.

Movement again!!!
by RB-211
Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Staffing Comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: AC Staffing Comparisons

Let’s not also forget that Swiss is in fact a new carrier. It rose out of the ashes of Swissair less than a decade ago. Options, options and more options. I am sure that if you look at the numbers at Brussels Airlines vs Sabena and the old Olympic Airlines vs the new Olympic it would show a similar ...
by RB-211
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Virgin America to Enter Canadian Market
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Virgin America to Enter Canadian Market

Given Air Canada's aggressive objections to Emirates flying in to Canada, will they protest against Virgin America doing the same?
by RB-211
Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada A321 at Toronto on Feb 22nd 2010, landed without
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: Air Canada A321 at Toronto on Feb 22nd 2010, landed without

Those that give you are hard time for confirming a clearance is not doing anyone, let alone themselves any favours. This is clearly childish and unprofessional behaviour. I had a controller at LHR actually thank me for confirming a cleared level on departure. In his words he wished more people would...
by RB-211
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: capt Hal haynes talk about 60 age retirement law
Replies: 22
Views: 2102

Re: capt Hal haynes talk about 60 age retirement law

Jaques Strappe wrote:a lot of what we do does have influence on the rest of the industry
Industry where? Canada?

And?
by RB-211
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: No more Age 60 forced Retirement at Air Canada ???
Replies: 408
Views: 18526

Re: No more Age 60 forced Retirement at Air Canada ???

Nice one Tony. You again ignore the facts and head straight to the fiction section. You should be working for FOX News. Our carrier simply asked ANY employee to take a week or two off through the winter (you know this one in the middle of the biggest downturn post war). The key word here is asked. T...
by RB-211
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: No more Age 60 forced Retirement at Air Canada ???
Replies: 408
Views: 18526

Re: No more Age 60 forced Retirement at Air Canada ???

Without a question one of the best, if not the best posts I have read on this forum. Bravo. (Turbo Beaver) You guys have bigger fish to fry than your colleagues. These big fish are called airline management. Take the advice of turbo beaver and look where the real threat to your careers is coming fro...
by RB-211
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Lets start some more rumours
Replies: 39
Views: 5509

Re: Lets start some more rumours

If I was WJ, I would lend it to AC at a rate of say 16-18% per annum and ask to use half the embryo fleet as collateral.

Either way they come out a winner.

:shock:
by RB-211
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A Posting on PPrune I thought was Interesting...
Replies: 19
Views: 4256

Re: A Posting on PPrune I thought was Interesting...

Lapse, Anyone that assumes any carrier will survive the mother of all recessions is fooling themselves. The simple fact is that those going into recession with large capital reserves and a workable business plan are more likely to survive. BA ended the year with $2.5 billon (CAD) in reserves. I am g...
by RB-211
Thu May 28, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A Posting on PPrune I thought was Interesting...
Replies: 19
Views: 4256

Re: A Posting on PPrune I thought was Interesting...

These are carriers that were making £900ish ($1.7) billion a year ago.

Big drop, but my money says those with the big stacks of cash do ok during the down times.

Your point?
by RB-211
Sun May 10, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hope Mr. analyst is wrong again
Replies: 38
Views: 5877

Re: Hope Mr. analyst is wrong again

Lufthansa has been more than 'Kicking the tires' of a few operations in the last couple of years and is up to their eye balls in debt that came along with their acquisitions. The German economy is shrinking much faster than predicted and my money says the safe german business practices that built Lu...
by RB-211
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet eyes smaller planes
Replies: 26
Views: 4200

Re: WestJet eyes smaller planes

Denial is a powerful, if not entertaining thing.

:goodman:
by RB-211
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grim Prospects
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Grim Prospects

The cut backs by the American carriers last year was a good move. The real saviour though was the rapid drop in oil price as many did not have the credit to hedge their fuel. Had it stayed over $100 a can, our CEO reckons 2 major US airlines (among others) would have been gone at this point. We are ...
by RB-211
Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates Announces Large Scale Growth Plans for 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1329

Re: Emirates Announces Large Scale Growth Plans for 2009

I believe typically foreign carriers have never succeeded flying passengers from one nation to another through their home nation when they were not that nations carrier. Am I wrong about this? I think you will find that there are carriers in Europe and Asia that have successfully made money doing e...
by RB-211
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: LHR to get third rwy
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: LHR to get third rwy

Gents, The new runway which is 20 years overdue will be north of the field and parallel to the others. It will also include Terminal 6. It is slated to be done by 2020 but the government wants it done by 2015. The Conservatives say they will axe it if they are elected in 2 years. Either way it is st...
by RB-211
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WestJet and Southwest Airlines Ink Code-sharing Agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 1419

Re: WestJet and Southwest Airlines Ink Code-sharing Agreement

Guys, Tony, I suggest you have a look at load factor vs YIELD etc and then factor in COSTS to see why this is heading the way it is. With a whopping nearing 3000 posts between the two of you, many are negative towards WJ and their 'Apparent Success'. I have got better things to do than point them al...
by RB-211
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WestJet and Southwest Airlines Ink Code-sharing Agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 1419

Re: WestJet and Southwest Airlines Ink Code-sharing Agreement

Tony, First off ease up on the whisky, and settle down you big idiot. YYCflywhatever was taking shots at WJ (like you do) and I was merely pointing out that they are just doing fine. In fact they are performing better than most expected. This is FACT. They are rapidly eating away at North American m...
by RB-211
Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WestJet and Southwest Airlines Ink Code-sharing Agreement
Replies: 22
Views: 1419

Re: WestJet and Southwest Airlines Ink Code-sharing Agreement

WJ can call their customers whatever the hell they want to be honest as they are clearly a world leader in how to run an airline. This is being recognised not only in North America but all over the world. Teaming up with the other 'Cowboys' seems to be a winning combination as well, as they happen t...
by RB-211
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet and Mokulele announce partnership
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: WestJet and Mokulele announce partnership

Tony, I am just saying that AC will not exist as it does now in say 5 years. It is safe to say that many carriers will not and that may include my own. Do I think the British/Canadian governments would let their flag carriers fold? The answer is yes. Only a fool would think that they would have the ...
by RB-211
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet and Mokulele announce partnership
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: WestJet and Mokulele announce partnership

Tony, I think it is pretty clear that AC will need to merge with someone in the not too distant future or it will be lights out. Flag carriers world wide are consolidating and 2009 will be the year that this process really takes off. As our CEO says, consolidate or die. AC is ripe to be taken over.....
by RB-211
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Delta & Northwest merge to form worlds largest airline
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Delta & Northwest merge to form worlds largest airline

The Germans better watch how much they take on. They are spending capital like it is going out of style picking up every airline they can get. Looks good on the surface but some of them have a ton, and I mean a ton of debt. Oh, and we are entering the down cycle of a century. Silly Germans and their...
by RB-211
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian North - New 737NG?
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Re: Canadian North - New 737NG?

British Airways is getting rid of their 300/500 series 737s. In an internal memo the comment was made by a senior manager, 'I understand the 737-500s are off to colder climates (much colder climates) so many thanks to all those that volunteered for ferry flights.' Take what u want from that but I wo...
by RB-211
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: BNN interview with Montie Brewer
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

Re: BNN interview with Montie Brewer

Tony, The carriers south of the border are partly to blame for ACs problem with luring premium traffic. This is of course where the $$$ is. The stigma that North American airline service is shite is alive and well. American carrier's poor management of their business model have cost them. Time for a...
by RB-211
Thu May 29, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for long haul drivers
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: Question for long haul drivers

I am sure Tony 'The Expert' Soprano has the answer.

Tone?

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