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  1. When when when!! cant wait either!
  2. A monopoly implies that the consumer has no other option and therefore prices are not as affected by traditional economic laws of supply and demand. Take First Air, Air Inuit and Air Creebec for example, where those villages aren't served by any other carriers, and a trip to Salluit can cost you 2000$. The rest of canada especially the large cities do not experience a monopoly. Air Canada/WestJet/Air Transat and the dozens of other carriers provide many, many, options to get places. Margins on these flights are already very very low due to the high cost of operating in Canada. Smaller population centers, Cost of fuel to go long distances, airport utilization costs not comparably seen anywhere else in NA or Europe, and higher operations costs for things such as de-icing and winter operations will all prohibit ULCC's from working here. We may see ULCCs establish with small initial networks, but, it will be almost imposible for them to grow and keep the same model before becoming just another mainline carrier. (ie. WestJet)
  3. Where is there a monopoly anymore in Canada? There is plenty of fair share competition for companies to open-up wherever they choose. The main problem with Canada is the size of the country does not work well with the Ultra-Low-Cost-Model (Think: Large distances to cover with minimal population). I am all for increasing competition with more carriers, but ULCC will be tough to make work here in the long term.
  4. With the recently announced service with AC rouge to PHX, i'm a bit surprised with the times. Doesn't an 1850 arrival land too late for some connections to Europe? Montreal – Phoenix 22FEB18 – 28MAY18 Seasonal 3 weeklyAC1890 YUL0800 – 1130PHX 319 146AC1891 PHX1220 – 1850YUL 319 146Vancouver – Orlando 20DEC17 – 08APR18 Seasonal 2 weeklyAC1648 YVR0845 – 1715MCO 763 37AC1649 MCO1835 – 2155YVR 763 37
  5. I agree. Now whats the chances we see something in the near future to YYJ, YQE or YQR? Maybe once the 737's or C-Series are online for AC?
  6. Saskatoon and Regina, are two of the last un-served domestic markets from YUL. Even though they are small cities, at the moment their passengers are forced to connect in YYZ in order to head to YUL or to anywhere in Europe that YYZ doesn't serve. Are these on AC's radar and whats the chance we see them served anytime in the future? What kind of traffic O/D to YUL do these cities have? I feel like the increased flights through YUL presents more opportunity and justification than ever for these routes. Thoughts?
  7. Closed til the 24 as per NOTAM. why??
  8. This is great news. Slowly but surely we're building up a very substantial feeder network for our international operations. This will help solidify the hub. Excellent!
  9. Emergency landing on 06L this afternoon around 1400. Was following it on FlightRadar24 just after take-off. Great job by the crew. Video of the landing
  10. Couldn't find this officially posted anywhere, so here it is. UPDATE Air China has officially made the equipment change from B787-9 eff 01Sep2017 to staying with the B777-300, 5x weekly through the fall....for now....