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manny_santos Sep 27, 2022 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Djeffery (Post 9741546)
I wonder how many travelers know what HSBC is or are surprised to find out they don't build aircraft loading bridges lol

I used to think HSBC was related to HBC. As in, affiliated somehow with Hudson's Bay Company.

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9741597)
I never realized that HSBC has a decently large presence in the GTA with around 30 branches until I just looked it up. Makes sense though with Toronto’s large Hong King and mainland China populations.

East of Toronto, they’re small. Only 2 branches in Ottawa/the NCR (would be more like 8 if proportional to the GTA). Greater Montreal only has 9, which is actually proportionally higher than the NCR. Quebec City and Halifax both have only a single branch each. HSBC claim they’re the seventh largest bank in Canada.

Not sure if it's still there, but I remember seeing an HSBC branch in Kingston a decade ago. I think it was near Princess and Bath. Very well may have been there to serve the Queen's University community, which has a fair number of Chinese international students.

I also recall seeing HSBC having a fairly strong presence in Mexico City. I believe some of their staff were clients of mine when I did work there.

nname Sep 27, 2022 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeLRS (Post 9743987)
Lynx is adding:
Last Vegas (LAS)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Orlando (MCO)
Phoenix (PHX)

Unclear from which Canadian destinations, likely all from YYC -- Will update tonight. Very interesting that they are going for the main airports instead of the secondary airports similar to Swoop and Flair.

Well, going to BUR instead of LAX didn't work too well for Flair. So far, looks like the LAX flight is doing good enough that Flair already boost YVR-LAX to 5x weekly next spring.

And I remember some article said Swoop applied for LGB slot and was at the top of the waiting list. Now some other airlines recently awarded LGB slot but Swoop didn't get any, I guess they've given up on that as well?

casper Sep 27, 2022 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by manny_santos (Post 9744044)
I used to think HSBC was related to HBC. As in, affiliated somehow with Hudson's Bay Company.



Not sure if it's still there, but I remember seeing an HSBC branch in Kingston a decade ago. I think it was near Princess and Bath. Very well may have been there to serve the Queen's University community, which has a fair number of Chinese international students.

I also recall seeing HSBC having a fairly strong presence in Mexico City. I believe some of their staff were clients of mine when I did work there.

Don't think of HSBC as an Asian bank. It is more British than Chinese. Largest bank in Europe.

Yes it does have a roots in Hong Kong and a strong presence in Asia.

As a Canadian bank it works reasonably well. Given its back office system are all based on international way of doing things it has some things it does a little differently than the other banks. Use to be a customer years ago when I was in Saskatoon.

nname Sep 28, 2022 8:07 AM

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Originally Posted by JakeLRS (Post 9743987)
Lynx is adding:
Last Vegas (LAS)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Orlando (MCO)
Phoenix (PHX)

Unclear from which Canadian destinations, likely all from YYC -- Will update tonight. Very interesting that they are going for the main airports instead of the secondary airports similar to Swoop and Flair.

YYZ-MCO 4x weekly starting Jan 27
YYC-PHX 3x weekly starting Feb 7
YYC-LAX 3x weekly starting Feb 16
YYC-LAS 4x weekly starting Feb 24

Dominion301 Sep 28, 2022 6:31 PM

Eviation has historic madien electric flight with the 9 seater Alice: https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...875743064.html

Exciting!

Dominion301 Sep 30, 2022 1:44 AM

YLW's getting a hotel: https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...RyDPyHVGlpmGVG

Dominion301 Sep 30, 2022 1:49 AM

AC now providing the option to Canadian and American customers to purchase carbon offsets for their flights: https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...852479340.html.

Personally I've been doing so since 2018 when flying. It's only a few extra dollars to make a tiny bit of a difference.

thenoflyzone Sep 30, 2022 2:31 AM

^ carbon offsets are bullshit.

Hate to say it, but you’ve been wasting your money.

https://youtu.be/6p8zAbFKpW0

Base Sep 30, 2022 3:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9746760)

That’s a pretty nice looking hotel good for YLW

zahav Sep 30, 2022 5:11 AM

This is an interesting move:

LUFTHANSA PLANS TO MOVE NW22 FRANKFURT – CANADA SERVICE TO EUROWINGS DISCOVER

YUL-MUC is staying mainline.

whatnext Sep 30, 2022 5:46 AM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 9746893)
This is an interesting move:

LUFTHANSA PLANS TO MOVE NW22 FRANKFURT – CANADA SERVICE TO EUROWINGS DISCOVER

YUL-MUC is staying mainline.

Kind of strange. I'd have thought Frankfurt was the bigger business market.

Dominion301 Sep 30, 2022 2:09 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9746796)
^ carbon offsets are bullshit.

Hate to say it, but you’ve been wasting your money.

https://youtu.be/6p8zAbFKpW0

Yes they're not necessarily used for planting tress or building a solar farm, but helping a rural African community be able to cook meals without the use of fossil fuels (and the cutting down of trees) is still a worthy cause...at least for me personally. I have used less.ca, which is a division of Bullfrog Energy, which itself is a non-profit corporation that re-invests their profits into greening the grid in Ontario. In other words I've only ever gone through a reputable company.

The $18 I've spent thus far isn't exactly going to put me in the poor house as all my flights since using it have been short hops within Ontario.

kwoldtimer Sep 30, 2022 2:12 PM

CBC Kitchener reported the other day that Flair will add six new destinations from YKF, and increase flights to YDF, in the coming year. Excellent news for YKF, if Flair lasts to next year ...

Although the YKF - YDF route seems an odd choice to me.

q12 Sep 30, 2022 3:05 PM

Air Canada launching nonstop daily Halifax - Newark(New York) starting in December

AC 8670

11:45 AM Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Travel time: 2 hr 19 min

1:04 PM Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

AC 8669

1:45 PM Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Travel time: 1 hr 50 min

4:35 PM Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

thewave46 Sep 30, 2022 4:38 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 9746893)
This is an interesting move:

LUFTHANSA PLANS TO MOVE NW22 FRANKFURT – CANADA SERVICE TO EUROWINGS DISCOVER

YUL-MUC is staying mainline.

Lufthansa’s convoluted strategy for…well let’s be honest here…trying to end-run their high labour costs produces interesting outcomes. It has to be the most convoluted airline out there.

Or LH just knows AC is going to clean up on the works and bypass them for transit passengers (see: Dubai/Doha/India service) and they’re focusing on where the money’s at (i.e. elsewhere)

stephan.richard Oct 1, 2022 1:11 AM

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Originally Posted by q12 (Post 9747145)
Air Canada launching nonstop daily Halifax - Newark(New York) starting in December

AC 8670

11:45 AM Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Travel time: 2 hr 19 min

1:04 PM Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

AC 8669

1:45 PM Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Travel time: 1 hr 50 min

4:35 PM Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Will this be a codeshare with United?

thenoflyzone Oct 1, 2022 1:34 AM

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Originally Posted by stephan.richard (Post 9747832)
Will this be a codeshare with United?

Of course it will. It even goes one step further. UA and AC are sharing revenue on the flight.

casper Oct 1, 2022 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by thewave46 (Post 9747288)
Lufthansa’s convoluted strategy for…well let’s be honest here…trying to end-run their high labour costs produces interesting outcomes. It has to be the most convoluted airline out there.

Or LH just knows AC is going to clean up on the works and bypass them for transit passengers (see: Dubai/Doha/India service) and they’re focusing on where the money’s at (i.e. elsewhere)

AC and LH are in a joint venture for flights over the Atlantic. They are sharing the costs and profits from these.

Given the details of the joint venture are confidential we don't know if it applies to flights via the middle east or direct to India. However I would be surprised if it does.

Dominion301 Oct 1, 2022 3:14 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9747844)
Of course it will. It even goes one step further. UA and AC are sharing revenue on the flight.

I see the flight starts Dec. 17th on a DH4.

LO 044 Oct 1, 2022 3:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9747066)
I have used less.ca, which is a division of Bullfrog Energy, which itself is a non-profit corporation that re-invests their profits into greening the grid in Ontario.

Whenever I see a non-profit corporation mentioned I say you really have to do your homework. Goodwill stores are non-profit as well but after reading all the facts about their shady practices, I try to give directly to homeless shelters and so on or give the stuff away on Facebook Buy And Sell. Some people say give to the Salvation Army but I don't even know how legit they are.


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