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(CBC)   Citing global travel resurgence, and that people are returning to flying at a rate never seen in the industry, Air Canada decides to reduce its number of flights by 15% for July and August   (cbc.ca) divider line
    More: Strange, Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Airline, Avianca, Aircraft, dozens of daily flights, Aviation, Montreal  
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624 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jun 2022 at 7:30 AM (14 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-30 8:01:55 AM  
7 votes:

Invincible: Tyrone Slothrop: A lot of pilots retired early during the pandemic, and there's no one to replace them.

Bring a pilot used to be a well paying job but that hasn't been true for a while. Crazy coincidence, I'm sure.


Airlines are little more than busses in the sky. Hell, a major builder of aircraft is even called Airbus. While I'm sure being a bus driver used to be a well paying job back when we had unions, why should we pay pilots more than burger flippers? And besides, they are going to be replaced with self-flying tech anyway

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2022-06-30 8:06:27 AM  
4 votes:
Air Canada "We're not happy 'til you're not happy" or

"We hate to fly and it shows!"
 
2022-06-30 8:10:29 AM  
3 votes:

Bondith: People keep asking my why I don't fly Air Canada, especially when it means switch between two different airlines at two different airports to get where I'm going.

Because getting between Billy Bishop and Pearson on a weekend is must less hassle than dealing with Air Farking Canada.  The question really is why anyone still willingly chooses AC.


I always fly Air Transat (goat class) when crossing the pond. Way cheaper.
 
2022-06-30 10:34:59 AM  
3 votes:
And this is yet another thread where the exact same issues happening in the UK are blamed on Brexit but when they happen anywhere else in the world that's different because reasons.
 
2022-06-30 7:35:02 AM  
2 votes:
Reduce the number of flights and increase the prices by 30% due to "unforseen demand" in flights.
You get to piss off the customers who can do nothing about it and stick it to the working poors by laying them off while the big wigs and share holders get fat pay days.
Its genius.
 
2022-06-30 7:57:35 AM  
2 votes:

Invincible: Tyrone Slothrop: A lot of pilots retired early during the pandemic, and there's no one to replace them.

Bring a pilot used to be a well paying job but that hasn't been true for a while. Crazy coincidence, I'm sure.


Commercial jet pilots get something like 150k/year.  They're fine.  The problem is the little leagues... a regional commuter plane pilot would be lucky to get 50k.  They're mostly flying to keep their hours up while they hope to get a job flying the big planes.
 
2022-06-30 8:04:35 AM  
2 votes:
People keep asking my why I don't fly Air Canada, especially when it means switch between two different airlines at two different airports to get where I'm going.

Because getting between Billy Bishop and Pearson on a weekend is must less hassle than dealing with Air Farking Canada.  The question really is why anyone still willingly chooses AC.
 
2022-06-30 8:58:38 AM  
2 votes:
The pandemic isn't over. Stay your ass home.
 
2022-06-30 10:32:15 AM  
2 votes:

Numberlady2: Air Canada "We're not happy 'til you're not happy" or

"We hate to fly and it shows!"


Last time I flew to Canada I went with Air Canada, but didn't spot that the booking website I was using used Air Canada Rouge for the return trip. That's their cattle class airline. They didn't even have USB chargers in the seats!
 
2022-06-30 8:11:07 AM  
1 vote:

Bondith: People keep asking my why I don't fly Air Canada, especially when it means switch between two different airlines at two different airports to get where I'm going.

Because getting between Billy Bishop and Pearson on a weekend is must less hassle than dealing with Air Farking Canada.  The question really is why anyone still willingly chooses AC.


Air Canada's motto: "Why NOT pay more?"

I honestly don't understand why anyone books with them at all.  As for airports, I wish more flights departed from Hamilton to take some load of Pearson.  Then again, I wish we had a nice high speed rail system from Victoria to Fredericton (with affordable tickets).
 
2022-06-30 8:21:04 AM  
1 vote:

Deathbymeteor: Bondith: People keep asking my why I don't fly Air Canada, especially when it means switch between two different airlines at two different airports to get where I'm going.

Because getting between Billy Bishop and Pearson on a weekend is must less hassle than dealing with Air Farking Canada.  The question really is why anyone still willingly chooses AC.

Because after Westjet's repeated farkups last year with rescheduling my red eye flight out East into first an evening flight the night before (adding a 6 hour layover at Pearson and wrecking all the initial arrangements for pet boarding), requiring 15 hours on hold over 2 days to get a hold of anyone to get it sorted by finally just moving me to the flight that left an hour earlier than the original, then cancelling the new flight, and then needing a further 15 hours on hold to be told there's nothing they can do makes me not want to ever use them ever again, then another 8 hours on hold demanding a refund that they didn't want to give except as a travel credit.


That's fair.  I've been a loyal Westjet customer since the days when they were competent, but in the last few years they've been trying really hard to be Air Canada.

/sorry, there aren't any Economy seats on this flight, only Premier and Assrapingly Deluxe, even though they're all the same farking seats
 
2022-06-30 8:22:07 AM  
1 vote:
Demand is up, revenue is up, but pay is down.  And no one wants to work!
 
2022-06-30 10:16:28 AM  
1 vote:

cnocnanrionnag: FTFA: "Montreal and Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Kelowna"

They ran direct flights between these pairs of cities?  Really?  I shouldn't think there are 10 people a year who would use these....


I can't get direct to Kelowna from anywhere in Canada, but I can get there from farking Baltimore?
 
2022-06-30 12:03:46 PM  
1 vote:
Air Canada are useless. I'm trying to resolve something with them right now: the website tell me it can't be done online, call customer service. The customer service line isn't taking calls right now "due to unforeseen demand" and tells me to go to the website.

And they have the world's surliest flight attendants.
 
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