You don't like it? Hey, you have the same seat regardless if it's mainline or Rouge.
But what about us behind your back?
Actually, I wasn't referring to the on-board product. With Rouge's very high load factors and very high repeat rate ... I have to (grudgingly) admit that Air Canada "got it right". Let's face it, if Rouge was not offering what the passenger wanted, it would not be a success.
I was referring to the very basic fact that the pilot crews are separate. One can fly either Mainline or Rouge, but not both. If Air Canada's aim was simply density, then it could have been acheived by just adding more seats and painting whatever you wanted on the side of the boat. But ... because they are separate, then "other" gains could be achieved, and it is those I don't agree with.
I wont go into details as it is rather political and not suitable for the public domain.
Longhauler, I was just joking. I knew very well what you mean, but as always, I couldn't resist
That said, I can't really say that Rouge would be what the passengers wanted. Rouge has high load factors and high repeat rate because it's the only AC option on many markets. Which sucks for me, because my vacations became more expensive. I just won't fly a Rouge narrowbody in Y.
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