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isaidso Apr 1, 2015 9:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Riise (Post 6972039)
It's funny that people get angry at the airline for not being prepared yet fail to be so themselves.

We live in a time where people rarely take responsibility for their own actions. It's always someone else's fault.

You also notice it in those real estate shows. People have a list of wants but don't have the money to pay for it. Who's fault is it? The designer or real estate agent!!! It couldn't possibly be because they don't have enough money. The entertainment value in those shows is often seeing how out to lunch the clients are. :uhh:

SkahHigh Apr 1, 2015 3:01 PM

Pics of the international jetty expansion at YUL

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By Rusty on mtlurb

Acajack Apr 1, 2015 3:12 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 6972059)
Jeez louise, what a sanctimonious bunch of boy scouts. The next time I go somewhere warm I'm going to wear shorts, sandals and a t-shirt before you all convince your MPs to eliminate this basic liberty!

FREEDOM!!! :righton:

:haha: I am not talking about a ban on people doing this of course, but... I remain firmly convinced of the "show-off" factor involved.

kwoldtimer Apr 1, 2015 3:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Acajack (Post 6973511)
:haha: I am not talking about a ban on people doing this of course, but... I remain firmly convinced of the "show-off" factor involved.

You might be right. I always just figured it was part of the general "slobification" of air travel. Imagine bare feet on a plane! Gross!

Nouvellecosse Apr 1, 2015 4:37 PM

Dunno, I just don't find the "show off" theory very plausible. I mean, unless they were going to be greeted by friends or family upon their arrival like the olden days, why would anyone plan their outfit based on a bunch of strangers in an airport terminal they're just briefly passing through. What it comes down to is that they're going to be inside for many hours on flight, in airport, and then in a heated vehicle, and air travel is safe and routine enough that people don't generally consider the possibility of being forced outside. I mean, how often are people really in a plane crash?

Just like if you see someone in a shopping mall walking around not dressed for outdoors. Are they really intentionally showing off the fact that they didn't have to walk or wait at a bus stop? And is it really reasonable to expect people to dress for the possibility of a fire or bomb threat evacuation?

halifaxboyns Apr 1, 2015 5:13 PM

Not sure if this was posted but was presented at Calgary City Council on Monday.
Calgary International Airport Expansion (interior)

SignalHillHiker Apr 1, 2015 5:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kwoldtimer (Post 6973525)
You might be right. I always just figured it was part of the general "slobification" of air travel. Imagine bare feet on a plane! Gross!

This winter, there have surely been a lot of people arriving at YYT in shots and sandals who had to immediately shovel their driveways to get into their homes.

I always dress as well as I ever do flying. I can always tell which seating area is for a flight to MTL because they look so well-dressed. Gotta represent the Rock... even though we're generally off in a wing of the terminal with flights to Thompson and Iqaluit.

SFUVancouver Apr 1, 2015 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 6973303)
You also notice it in those real estate shows. People have a list of wants but don't have the money to pay for it. Who's fault is it? The designer or real estate agent!!! It couldn't possibly be because they don't have enough money. The entertainment value in those shows is often seeing how out to lunch the clients are. :uhh:

"We want a 35,000 square foot authentic English Tudor manor home, transported brick by brick, of course, and it has to be on a dozen acres, but we want the home to be in a good neighbourhood that is close to downtown, maybe on the Danforth or Roncesvalles. It has to have an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, with a second equally-sized indoor wave pool with water slides, and a geothermal-powered hot tub grotto with a geode interior and fiber-optic lighting. We need a 5-star quality 2,000 square foot luxury tree house as a guesthouse and the tree needs to be high enough to see the lake and the downtown skyline but we don't want it to shadow the property. Everything must be off-the-grid solar power but we don't want to see the solar panels. We want a heliport that can accommodate a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor helicopter and we want the helicopter to come with it, but don't make the heliport look ugly. We must have a thirteen-car garage stocked with matching his-and-hers German luxury SUVs and three Tesla Model S P85D with all the options. This is really important, we expect that the property will come with a private island in the Caribbean and, David, if there isn't a Gulfstream 650 on standby 24/7 for us to use at Billy Bishop Airport, we are going to lose it. We are absolutely dead-set on all of this, David, and we've made this easy for you by giving you $100,000 to spend. We could go as high as $120,000 if absolutely necessary, but that has to include top-to-bottom interior renovations and bespoke interior design throughout. Nothing from a store, David, nothing. Okay, make it happen, David. You're the best. Impress us."

"... I'm at a loss for words. That is the most ludicrous-"

"Make it happen, DAVID."

"You two are absolutely out to lunch. I'd be hard pressed to get all that for you for $120 million, let alone the imbecilic budget you've come to me with. Where the hell are the show's producers? Is this a joke?"

"David, if you do your job you can make this happen. We believe in you. This is easy, just do your job."

Denscity Apr 1, 2015 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by SFUVancouver (Post 6973770)
"We want a 35,000 square foot authentic English Tutor manor home, transported brick by brick, of course, and it has to be on a dozen acres, but we want the home to be in a good neighbourhood that is close to downtown, maybe on the Danforth or Roncesvalles. It has to have an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, with a second equally-sized indoor wave pool with water slides, and a geothermal-powered hot tub grotto with a geode interior and fiber-optic lighting. We need a 5-star quality 2,000 square foot luxury tree house as a guesthouse and the tree needs to be high enough to see the lake and the downtown skyline but we don't want it to shadow the property. Everything must be off-the-grid solar power but we don't want to see the solar panels. We want a heliport that can accommodate a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor helicopter and we want the helicopter to come with it, but don't make the heliport look ugly. We must have a thirteen-car garage stocked with matching his-and-hers German luxury SUVs and three Tesla Model S P85D with all the options. This is really important, we expect that the property will come with a private island in the Caribbean and, David, if there isn't a Gulfstream 650 on standby 24/7 for us to use at Billy Bishop Airport, we are going to lose it. We are absolutely dead-set on all of this, David, and we've made this easy for you by giving you $100,000 to spend. We could go as high as $120,000 if absolutely necessary, but that has to include top-to-bottom interior renovations and bespoke interior design throughout. Nothing from a store, David, nothing. Okay, make it happen, David. You're the best. Impress us."

"... I'm at a loss for words. That is the most ludicrous-"

"Make it happen, DAVID."

"You two are absolutely out to lunch. I'd be hard pressed to get all that for you for $120 million, let alone the imbecilic budget you've come to me with. Where the hell are the show's producers? Is this a joke?"

"David, if you do your job you can make this happen. We believe in you. This is easy, just do your job."

This is absolutely perfect :cheers: I cant possibly beat this but here's my simple version:

Realtor: "Alright so here we are in your preferred neighbourhood. How much do you think the average price for these homes are?"

Husband: "Im gonna say, $250 - 260000 dollars"
Wife: "275"

Realtor: "Actually these houses start at 1.6 Million dollars."

Husband: "oh"

MoreTrains Apr 1, 2015 7:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 6973746)
This winter, there have surely been a lot of people arriving at YYT in shots and sandals who had to immediately shovel their driveways to get into their homes.

I always dress as well as I ever do flying. I can always tell which seating area is for a flight to MTL because they look so well-dressed. Gotta represent the Rock... even though we're generally off in a wing of the terminal with flights to Thompson and Iqaluit.

I prefer to fly naked. That way I dont overheat and I can show off when I disembark from the plane. You wouldnt believe the attention you get from complete strangers. lol

Tropics Apr 2, 2015 2:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 6973800)
This is absolutely perfect :cheers: I cant possibly beat this but here's my simple version:

Realtor: "Alright so here we are in your preferred neighbourhood. How much do you think the average price for these homes are?"

Husband: "Im gonna say, $250 - 260000 dollars"
Wife: "275"

Realtor: "Actually these houses start at 1.6 Million dollars."

Husband: "oh"

On the other hand the show loves to do that, even to people who are not idiots with regards to real estate.

"Joe and Sally want an inner city home with a small yard for their dog and close to transit, they have a budget of $450,000. I have brought them to Snob Hill Estates."

"So Joe and Sally how do you like these houses?"

Joe: "Umm... they are nice, is that a gold plated Ferrari in that driveway?"

Sally: "I think I heard Keanu Reeves lives in this neighborhood..."

"So Joe, Sally, what do you think these homes are worth?"

Sally: "errm... 5 million dollars?"

Joe: "At least, hell that Ferrari might be worth 5 million. Why are we even here again?"

"You were close! The cheapest house in this area currently has an asking price of $5,010,000, this place is way out of your price range."

Joe: "we already knew that"

"You are too poor to live here Sally"

Sally: "I know..."

"Now that i have put you in your place and amused our viewers with your net worth lets go find your little $450,000 "home""

Tropics Apr 2, 2015 2:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 6970454)
I used to fly, maybe that is why I'd rather be prepared for the worst case than just assume it won't happen.

Yeah, let us know how that goes with you and your pants the next time you are on a plane and the "worst case" happens. :rolleyes:

isaidso Apr 2, 2015 12:39 PM

Perfect example SFUVancouver! My jaw drops listening to some of those clients. You just want to punch them.

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Originally Posted by kwoldtimer (Post 6973525)
You might be right. I always just figured it was part of the general "slobification" of air travel. Imagine bare feet on a plane! Gross!

It's a combination of both things. Slobs + Look at me: I just came back from the Caribbean!

At the theatre it's just 'slobification' as you call it. A mildly uncomfortable game plays out. Those in track pants stare at the well dressed like an alien life form never encountered before. The well dressed blur their eyes pretending not to see the track pant crowd.

SaskScraper Apr 2, 2015 10:38 PM

Saskatoon's John G Diefenbaker International airport (YXE) grew by 6.9% last year to serve almost 1.5 million passengers, about same number of passengers as Quebec City's Jean Lesage airport..
Usually travellers don't make connections at YXE for flights to destinations but several Alberta friends have connected/transited through Saskatoon for non-stop flights to Vegas.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8694/...e4402250_n.jpg
http://mysaskatoon.com/blog/post/201...xpansions.aspx

heres some pics I took yesterday of the completed renovations just before my Delta flights.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8751/...a86ed6a8_n.jpghttps://farm8.staticflickr.com/7608/...03ab659f_n.jpg

SkydivePilot Apr 3, 2015 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 6970413)
Unfortunate event. Surprised but it is good news that there were no serious injuries.

Interesting observation:

- The length of time for first responders to get the passengers to shelter appears to be quite long.
- They only used one of the two from doors for the evacuation. Result of reducing the number of crew members perhaps?

A similar event occurred in Regina in May of '83 when an AC DC-9 slid off the runway during an intense freak snowstorm. No serious injuries. The captain was subsequently fired.

SkydivePilot Apr 3, 2015 4:19 PM

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Originally Posted by SaskScraper (Post 6975659)
Saskatoon's John G Diefenbaker International airport (YXE) grew by 6.9% last year to serve almost 1.5 million passengers, about same number of passengers as Quebec City's Jean Lesage airport..
Usually travellers don't make connections at YXE for flights to destinations but several Alberta friends have connected/transited through Saskatoon for non-stop flights to Vegas.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8694/...e4402250_n.jpg
http://mysaskatoon.com/blog/post/201...xpansions.aspx

heres some pics I took yesterday of the completed renovations just before my Delta flights.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8751/...a86ed6a8_n.jpghttps://farm8.staticflickr.com/7608/...03ab659f_n.jpg

I departed out of YXE yesterday, it looks absolutely incredible!!! I hope YQR's expansion plans will include elements of YXE's improvements.

casper Apr 4, 2015 4:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SkydivePilot (Post 6976314)
I departed out of YXE yesterday, it looks absolutely incredible!!! I hope YQR's expansion plans will include elements of YXE's improvements.

Nice addition. YXE keeps going through expansions every couple of years. The fireplace is a nice touch.

When I lived there, I traveled quite a bit. There has always a small number of connecting passengers coming from Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. I think it is mostly people being rebooked and they ended having extra seats through Saskatoon.

They need to do a bit of expansion on the car rental counter. I know a number of people who have made the mistake of renting from Hertz to discover they don't have a counter in the airport.

Chadillaccc Apr 14, 2015 3:09 AM

YYC had its first month of negative growth in years for February, at -0.4%. Still at 15.3 million for the 12-month period ending February 28 though, so not too bad.

SpongeG Apr 15, 2015 4:00 AM

CanJet Airlines to lay off most of its staff, as European routes dropped

Halifax-based charter airline will examine all options, including return to scheduled flights

By Sophia Harris, CBC News Posted: Apr 14, 2015 8:58 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 14, 2015 2:59 PM ET

CanJet Airlines will lay off 47 pilots and 68 permanent and seasonal flight attendants by May, after canceling its European routes, CBC News has learned.

The cuts total more than 70 per cent of the charter airline's flying staff. CanJet currently employs about 62 pilots and 100 flight attendants.

The airline has ceased its Europe operations, because the venture "is simply not profitable," company president Stephen Rowe said in an email to CBC News

"It is disappointing we have to realign our employee group today to a much smaller group," he said.

CanJet, a subsidiary of Halifax-based IMP Group, launched its own vacation package deals last year. It also provides charter flights on behalf of Transat Holidays, but that partnership will soon come to an end, resulting in more lost business.

Rowe said the company is exploring its options and that "everything is on the table," including possibly adding scheduled flights in Canada and internationally.

Constant layoffs

CanJet has been plagued over the past few years by shrinking business and layoffs.

18 CanJet flight attendants laid off in Halifax

This past winter, it cancelled 40 per cent of its planned flights and laid off 21 pilots. Rowe said the company had to make the cuts because it overestimated sales for its first winter season offering vacation packages.

The union representing the airline's pilots is suggesting CanJet Vacations could also be doomed.

In a memo to members obtained by CBC News, the Air Line Pilots Association​ wrote: "We have been advised that the fate of CanJet Vacations is not entirely clear, however, from our perspective it is. It appears that the desire to continue past this summer has unfortunately been lost after only nine months of selling."

But Rowe maintained that CanJet Vacations could live on, "as we had as we had great support during our first year of operation." But he also admitted that "pricing in this business segment is a challenge."

Feelings of deception

The union memo also criticized how CanJet is managing the cuts.

"It is unfortunate that we have been put in this situation," the memo said, adding that the union shares members' "feelings of being deceived and disrespected.

...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canj...pped-1.3031931

Boris2k7 Apr 23, 2015 5:53 AM

I noticed on Google Maps that YYC has what seems to be newer imagery...

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/o...j.png~original

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