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    Diplomé de Concordia University, BA Urban Studies 1990
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    Sudbury, ON et Beaconsfield, QC
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    Aviation, urbanisme, photographie
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    Coordonateur aux opérations, transports scolaire
  1. Pas nécessairement une mauvaise nouvelle pour les lignes aériennes qui mettent l'accent sur les forfaits vacances/loisirs. Ce qui démarque les ULCC c'est le 'unbundling' tel que décrit dans l'annonce. Le billet EasyJet/veuling/Ryanair se vend pour 49 euros, mais ensuite c'est 50 euros la valise, 8 euros le sandwich whatever. Pour le marché nolisé destination soleil (p.e. Cayo Coco) les Rouge/Transat/Sunwing auront juste a initier leur propre 'unbundling', en autres mots offrir du 'option price building' aux passagers. Oublie pas les frais d'atterissage ici au Canada. Comme le dit si bien mtlurb, 'taxes and fees would be 70-100$ each way. That's why flying in Canada is so expensive.' A part quelques prix promo chocs qui seront offerts à la naissance d'un WJ low-cost, je me demande comment WJ va se démarquer... Oshawa-Abbotsford à 129$ l'aller? Lethbridge-St. Hubert 109$ le retour? On ajoute la valise, le menu bistro, les frais aéroportuaires et les taxes et c'est rendu dans les 800$ round-trip. And oh yeah, the taxi to Oshawa.
  2. ville-marie

    alissone007, from your description of events it sounds (pardon the pun) as though the Centre Bell will have to modify their vent system. I'm not an HVAC expert but I assume they could install sound and wind deflector walls just like you see at airport maintenance bases.
  3. ville-marie

    Entièrement d'accord avec toi, acpnc
  4. ville-marie

    swansongtoo wrote " " * Is it possible there was some nuanced language at play? Perhaps the Marathon rep was implying that the zoning of that parcel could support a 50 storey tower? Perhaps the rep was implying that the financing bundle was able to support construction of a 50 storey tower? Perhaps it was to be a 50 storey tower 'collée' to the arena, just like the TDC? * **
  5. Swiss cet après-midi quelques secondes avant qu'il s'est posé sur la 24R *
  6. Frankto, thank you for sharing the link, very enjoyable. (Thank you to Dickie Moore Rentals too!)*
  7. Exactly. Landside vs airside. If the terminal is sited at the current de-ice/fire hall, you could have a high-frequency shuttle between terminals in a tunnel parallel to the REM tunnel... Alternately, the large strip of land north of 06L/24R, parallel to Chemin St-Francois, is also an option, as the REM right of way could also be used to put in a high-frequency shuttle to/from the main passenger terminal. As for closing 10/28, I don't think that's going to happen, but please feel free to prove me wrong
  8. *Agreed, more or less. A second terminal with its own separate road access would be like the Dorval/Mirabel era, only this time 'Mirabel' would be closer. I think the Zurich model could work, with dedicated transit between terminals for those already checked in. So I'm not sure how a REM scenario would work to separate landslide and airside passengers.
  9. 15 303 764 through the end of November, so I believe I've underestimated.
  10. saint-laurent

    There was. A few years ago. it was called WestJet. They operated a common 737 fleet, flew in and out of an eastern hub at Hamilton to regional centres such as Thompson Manitoba and Sudbury Ontario and were thought by many to have lower fares than Air Canada. Everyone had an uncle who had 'saved big' on WestJet, which of course was purely anecdotal. Everyone remarked on how young the crews were compared to the ageing bodies at Air Canada, which was somewhat true at the time. However the cost realities of our longer sectors couldn't be overcome. WestJet forged deals with other carriers for connecting traffic, upped the eastern triangle frequencies, moved from Hamilton into the YYZ central processor, faced the reality of increasing labour costs as their workforce's average years of service increased, ended up with as much misplaced baggage and disgruntled customer levels as any other carrier, etc etc And if someone else tries to be the next WestJet, they too will likely face the same hurdles. We are not Europe, with huge populations within short distances. I'm trying to be objective (and I'm generalizing) when I say the following: Thank goodness we have Air Canada as a stable national carrier, complemented by WestJet nationally and Transat overseas.
  11. ville-marie

    Call me stupid, I always knew the Tour CGI had the cylindrical shape at the bottom and top, but I never realized until looking at this perspective that the cylindrical sections are aligned. Merci eastender pour ta perspective.
  12. I agree, AC has been an important part of this. As for YUL's full year 2016 pax count, I'll guesstimate 16,450,000, and I hope I'm underestimating!
  13. Similarly, in the early 90s Nationair ran YUL-YYZ shuttles using 757-200s. I can recall being on a couple where pax load was light and I don't think they had much belly freight, so far far below MTOW, and being relatively near sea level they just rocketed into the air after a short roll. *