Search found 230 matches

by steveinbc
Sun May 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11090

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Temporarily they need to initiate pricing that dissuades flights that are geographically close or where high frequencies can be reduced in part by larger aircraft. Seattle is unable to expand due to highways, mountains and oceans So the choice of an alternate is not easy and likely decades in the ma...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Thu May 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

flipdewaf wrote:
"Whats important to you" (promoting being safe at work) and I have a picture of the red arrows in it, my boss has his car and his boss has a picture of himself (we put it in and he didnt notice(he's a narcissist, lol

Fred


too funny

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue May 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why isn't MirrorLink being used in In-Flight Entertainment systems?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Why isn't MirrorLink being used in In-Flight Entertainment systems?

The airlines want to control what you watch on one of their inbuilt screens. Advertisement revenue, pushing their new routes, vacation packages etc. And to avoid 'unsavoury ' video being mirrored.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon May 13, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason behind 12H+ AC recent delays from Oz?
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Re: Reason behind 12H+ AC recent delays from Oz?

Thanks. I travelled home me this Thursday on 789 EWR-YVR and the FA told me she was now on a series of Hawaii runs that were all 737 Max previously
Hence a knock on lack of wide bodies

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun May 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reason behind 12H+ AC recent delays from Oz?
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

Reason behind 12H+ AC recent delays from Oz?

Hi fellow Anetters I get the YVR transpacific landings come over my place around 6000' so almost always notice them on the back patio when sipping my G&Ts in the good weather days Over the last week I've noticed two very significant delayed Air Canada flights come in at 7 or 8 pm instead of the ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed May 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6433

Re: Air Canada NW19 Long-Haul changes

dr1980 wrote:
I saw elsewhere that Air Canada is now saying they are planning for the Max to be unavailable though August.


Yes. My 737 max flights in mid July have been changed already by AC to A320 each direction. (YVR-LAX)

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon May 06, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What alliance is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: What alliance is better?

It's important to choose an alliance that provides the routes and frequencies from your home airport that are convenient. From my experience, there is little difference between their tiers and associated privileges such as lounge access, additional baggage, priority boarding, upgrades etc; hence unl...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat May 04, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets
Replies: 14
Views: 1976

Re: Airline(s) with the most number of sub-fleets

Air Canada
B787
B777
B767
B737
A319
A320
A321
A330
DH3
DH4
CRJ
E170
E190
I'm sure I've forgotten some!!

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 161
Views: 12975

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

Everyone is entitled to their opinion in a free country. However if you use your position to make a stance and promote your opinion then expect pushback. My view is buy chicken for its taste not its politics.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR-NYC Underserved?
Replies: 25
Views: 4293

Re: YVR-NYC Underserved?

My guess is that the majority of passengers are travelling for leisure. Vancouver is not a significant business centre and most NYC residents likely head over for cruises which supports a range of seasonal direct routes . From my frequent trips between the cities there appeared to be a surprisingly ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map
Replies: 18
Views: 5638

Re: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map

Air Canada has a route network map on its website - as do many other airlines. Many airports also offer their direct routes too.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2230

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

Gin and tonics at 40000’ while looking out the window. BEST
Being in a flight that’s too short to serve a gin and tonic. WORST

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments
Replies: 65
Views: 6544

Sharia Law in Brunei brings harsh punishments

Brunei introduced a dual legal system in 2014 and now has now switched over to Sharia Law. As of last Saturday many crimes will be punishable by amputation, lashings and stoning. Should you be convicted of being gay then the punishment is automatic: stoning to death. Additionally anyone who is convi...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Blind booking experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Blind booking experiences

Air New Zealand offers something very similar where you book a weekend getaway with a certain standard of hotel included. It was immensely popular when I worked down there for a while
What have you got to lose? Give it a go!!

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B737Max: Affected Travel Plans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

B737Max: Affected Travel Plans?

My Vancouver via Montreal to Halifax flight this Sunday was cancelled by Air Canada yesterday. Told me that only availability on that route was two days later. Rescheduled via Toronto but now arriving into Halifax at 240am Monday instead of 8pm Sunday. Apparently all Halifax to Heathrow traffic is b...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6277

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

That's a lot of work and a bit of fun to review ...thanks. I'm unsure if I'm reading incorrectly but it appears to suggest that YVR to YOW is seasonal which it isnt for either AC or WS.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5205

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

It would be interesting to know how the Max's certification process was carried out. Typically, a "family" of aircraft like the 737 would use certification by similarity with other variants. The problem with this approach is that once you've used similarity a number of times in succession ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704402

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

UK bans B737 Max from UK airspace . Report from BBC business report newsflash as at 17:08 hours GMT

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8826

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Routinely see French Air Force A340 on the way Papeete through YVR. A Qatar A340 picking up one of the emir's kids from university at YVR. The BEAUTIFUL Japan Government B747s routinely pas through here.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers
Replies: 112
Views: 8634

Re: Airports with approaches in close proximity to city centers

BHD Belfast City/George Best scrapes the rooftops when approaching over the city. Officially less than 1.5 miles away
....and LCY as mentioned

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 111
Views: 8916

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Sadly we are moving steadily back to a new Cold War stance by Russia, USA with the complication of a new major player, China. Russians love that Putin is restoring their former "USSR glory". He achieves this by bullying neighbors that can't fight back. Ukraine is the most well known but Ge...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'
Replies: 39
Views: 2350

Re: Rob Lowe notes people's 'inability to laugh at anything'

When politics is tribal then intelligent debate and any form of humour dies.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Alitalia or Iberia European Business Seat: Your Recommendation

Need a one way from MAD to VCE in the summer. Want direct and don't believe Air Europa has a good reputation hence Alitalia or Iberia seem the only available choices. Both carriers are A320 or A321 for the timetable choice and I was wondering which you might recommend from RECENT experience. I've fl...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU clears AF/KL/DL/Virgin Group deal
Replies: 52
Views: 9068

Re: EU clears air-france-klm-delta-virgin-group-deal

jomur wrote:
Question is will the UK approve it after Brexit?


Exactly my thoughts

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bristish Airways Traumatic Experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1969

Re: Bristish Airways Traumatic Experience

I had an even worse experience with British Airways last year. They ran out of lime for my gin and tonic and they had to use lemons instead. I was traumatized and even the offer of making them doubles didn't stop me from inconsolable crying. No adult fare paying passenger should have to put up with ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Motown song
Replies: 21
Views: 1899

Re: The correct Motown song

I concur with Kent and ER757...ALL Motown songs are fantastic.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 1976

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

It's important, I believe, to stick to a loyalty program to gain all the benefits of a higher tier which can be substantial. So I've primarily stuck with Air Canada (Aeroplan) over many years. This has been able to offer some good privileges in their top tier Super Elite (100k) with upgrades, lounge...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the next European airline bankruptcy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1667

Re: Who will be the next European airline bankruptcy?

It would be nice to see Ryanair go bankrupt....but that's not going to happen sadly. :)

Most likely FlyBe as stated by another poster in my book. They don't seem to have a coherent business model......and of course they also have arguably the ugliest livery in Europe

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 2683

Re: Most iconic livery?

Classic icons in my book are/were:
PAN-AM
BOAC
Air Canada
American (polished fuselage)
QANTAS kangaroo

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Accused of Discrimination Against Deaf Couple
Replies: 30
Views: 3263

Re: Delta Accused of Discrimination Against Deaf Couple

I think that there was likely some disrespect shown on both sides. That said to crumple up a sheet of paper and throw it on the floor is unacceptable to me. In short the deaf couple were more "sinned against than sinning" but neither side came out squeaky clean

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4544

Re: Worst seat mates in memory

vtdl wrote:
Next time, you should do the cough, sneeze, wipe it on your sleeve, then lead against the "highly spiced pork dumpling buns" guy.


Ha. I might well do that.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst seat mates in memory
Replies: 52
Views: 4544

Worst seat mates in memory

Just got off a YVR to YYZ Air Canada A321 an hour ago connecting to Tampa. In first row of economy (just missed out on the upgrade ....ouch!) And in the middle seat. This is NOT a knock at AC but OMG the passengers either side of me were the worst i can remember. Window guy was hung over reeking of ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 11920

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

The Minister for Foreign Affairs in Canada reported she had welcomed the young Saudi woman into Canada at the weekend. Our PM Justin loves his tweets and photo opportunities! I agree with other posters that it is surprising if you are genuinely in fear of being deported back to "certain death&q...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 131763

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

It would be great to paint the four main companies that formed British Airways: British Overseas Airways Corporation, British European , Cambrian and Northeast

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B707 Cargo flight crashes on landing on Iran
Replies: 1
Views: 401

B707 Cargo flight crashes on landing on Iran

BBC News: Iran cargo plane crash 'leaves 15 dead' BBC News - Iran cargo plane crash 'leaves 15 dead' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46861324 Sadly 15 reported dead. Only the flight engineer survived from the crew according to reports The Boeing 707 came off the runway and hit a wall whi...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 95
Views: 17354

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

The only flights i have ever had cancelled where SFO flights due to heavy fog/poor visibility. One was an actual flight to SFO, the other was a flight where the incoming aircraft was from SFO. Yes. I've had bad delays too at other airports but never experienced cancellations

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1484

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

Airport codes are stated as individual letters. I'm unaware of anyone pronouncing LAX as "lax" or Frankfurt as "frah" etc. The one thing that does always annoy/surprise me is why Canadians and Americans say "the" before an airport name such as there was a strike today a...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 7815

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Crisp and citrus based for everyday: Clinique Chemistry for Men. Special occasions (and to celebrate my G&T favourite drink): Juniper Sling by Penhaligons. Marketing material says. Nothing brings jubilance and joy to the senses quite like… Gin! And now a cocktail, or Sling, a tribute to les anné...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports known by code vs by name
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Airports known by code vs by name

Locals frequently call Vancouver International YVR. All the signage to the airport in the transport system say "YVR"

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections
Replies: 39
Views: 3289

Re: Multi-airport cities: Best and worst airport-to-airport connections

Another routine transfer between city airports are those that connect with floatplane terminals. Vancouver has the world's largest floatplane airline and network connecting dozens of islands and Vancouver Island from Vancouver Harbour and from a terminal on the river right beside YVR. There are mult...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The future of International First Class
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

Re: The future of International First Class

I think it depends on the demand from each respective airline's main hub. LHR with BA has the world's largest premium seats offered annually. DXB with a large wealthy flying upper class is also a shoo-in for Emirates. Hence as long as the moneyed passengers want to splash their cash then F will rema...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey
Replies: 10
Views: 1228

Ryanair dead last of 19 major airlines: survey

Which magazine in the UK surveyed opinions on 19 major short haul airlines flying out of the UK. Ryanair came in dead last. When asked to choose one of the airlines that they would never fly with again, 70% chose Ryanair. SWISS and KLM headed the top ratings while Easyjet beat British Airways though...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7153

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

What I don't get in all the "privilege" arguments is why it has to be a negative, undermining of those who hold the "privilege". In business, there's a determination to emulate "best practices" regardless of their origin. In our consistently social engineering world we ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4908

Re: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?

I would say that airlines and airports may enter a "preferential " agreement on a contractual basis. Hence arguably any airline that has the ability to negotiate with the airport on the basis of dollars, flight numbers, passengers etc. For example Ryanair would seek out substantially under...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 on Vancouver to Edmonton. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

777 on Vancouver to Edmonton. Why?

Anyone know why a B777 has been on the YVR to YEG route recently? Busy seasonal loads or something else? Have never seen this before. As an aside I recall " in the old days" British Airways would use 747s on the Irish routes at Christmas time from LHR.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China ratchets up pressure on Canada over Huawei VP Arrest
Replies: 11
Views: 920

China ratchets up pressure on Canada over Huawei VP Arrest

China has now arrested three Canadian citizens since the arrest in Vancouver of Huawei's CFO at the start of the month. Additionally, China has imposed travel visa restrictions WEF 1 January 2019 on any Canadian travelling to China by requiring all applicants to go in person to an embassy or consula...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One head of State off on holiday
Replies: 12
Views: 1651

Re: One head of State off on holiday

LAH1 wrote:
For "The Brits" read Tony a****le Blair. Most Brits were as dismayed as HMQ was.

Hear hear

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Columbia overwhelmingly votes to keep first past the post electoral system
Replies: 1
Views: 455

British Columbia overwhelmingly votes to keep first past the post electoral system

British Columbia"s electorate voted by 62% to 38% to retain the current first past the post voting system. This was a particular blow to the minority led NDP government (left of centre) that hoped to secure proportional representation. Voter turnout was 43% (mail in ballot) which compares with ...

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 69597

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Sad to say they need to be licensed. Hopefully the protesters will be jailed for endangering lives needlessly like that.

Jump to post
by steveinbc
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR exceeds 25Million ahead of forecasts
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

YVR exceeds 25Million ahead of forecasts

Vancouversun.com/news/local-news/vancouver-international-airport-welcomes-its-25-millionth-passenger

The lucky passenger received one million Aeroplan mile (Air Canada FF plan)

Vancouver hits a significant milestone early. Most significant rise in passengers is in the Asia Pacific region

Jump to post