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Dominion301 Sep 24, 2022 2:49 AM

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Originally Posted by LO 044 (Post 9740210)
I couldn't agree with you more. The odd time I go there to pick up some grapes or gum and I see people buying hundreds of dollars of food I think to myself these must be the same people that believe their money will grow in a bank's savings account lol.

They could change their name to "Save-on-foods, relatively speaking" but that would only apply relatively to a 7-11.

From Alberta's standpoint we could have:
Edmonton Italian Bakery International Airport
Calgary Co-Op International Airport

One airport that would require minimal changes to its sponsorship name would be ELP to Old El Paso International Airport. 🤣

mezzanine Sep 24, 2022 5:52 AM

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Originally Posted by LO 044 (Post 9740210)
I couldn't agree with you more. The odd time I go there to pick up some grapes or gum and I see people buying hundreds of dollars of food I think to myself these must be the same people that believe their money will grow in a bank's savings account lol.

They could change their name to "Save-on-foods, relatively speaking" but that would only apply relatively to a 7-11.

From Alberta's standpoint we could have:
Edmonton Italian Bakery International Airport
Calgary Co-Op International Airport

Big fan of save-on-foods, prices can be competitive if you watch for sales and belong to their loyalty program. Really big on locally sourcing, at least in BC.
Personally knowing some workers there, they treat them relatively well compared to other grocery chains. I'm only speaking for myself, but to me they have a good brand image in BC.

they can't compete against hypermarkets like costco/walmart/superstore, but IMO leaders among the safeway/sobeys level. i'd even shop there instead of saving a minimal amount of money at a nofrills

manny_santos Sep 25, 2022 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9740365)
One airport that would require minimal changes to its sponsorship name would be ELP to Old El Paso International Airport. 🤣

Pearson International Airport could be sponsored by Pearson, the publishing company.

Another possibility is Buffalo Wild Wings International Airport for BUF.

zahav Sep 25, 2022 2:39 PM

YVR definitely is not giving away naming rights to the airport itself lol, although the name games are fun :D Advertisting in airports is nothing new, HSBC branding has been splashed across jetbridges across the world for ages, and aren't there Mastercard Lounges? YVR was an early pioneer and still a leader to this day in non-aeronatical sources of revenue, all for the aim of keeping up a high quality of service without passing more onto the passenger. If bringing in sponsorship rights helps keep fees down, that's a good thing! It isn't tacky, it's an international airport, people seeing recognizable branding isn't bothering anyone... It's not like a museum or a cultural centre selling their artsy soul to a big conglomerate, this is an international venue that can earn money anyway it wants. I guarantee any airport would do the same if it meant more revenue, certainly doesn't bring down any "prestige points" for me...

casper Sep 25, 2022 3:25 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 9741114)
YVR definitely is not giving away naming rights to the airport itself lol, although the name games are fun :D Advertisting in airports is nothing new, HSBC branding has been splashed across jetbridges across the world for ages, and aren't there Mastercard Lounges? YVR was an early pioneer and still a leader to this day in non-aeronatical sources of revenue, all for the aim of keeping up a high quality of service without passing more onto the passenger. If bringing in sponsorship rights helps keep fees down, that's a good thing! It isn't tacky, it's an international airport, people seeing recognizable branding isn't bothering anyone... It's not like a museum or a cultural centre selling their artsy soul to a big conglomerate, this is an international venue that can earn money anyway it wants. I guarantee any airport would do the same if it meant more revenue, certainly doesn't bring down any "prestige points" for me...

No Mastercard lounges. YVR went with Visa. I am a fan of American Express and my premium card in AMEX, I only have a cheap Visa card. So no special treatment at YVR.

Toronto went AMEX. With the premium AMEX card you get to the front of the line in security, preferred parking etc.

American Express does have their network of lounges in the US but in Canada they mostly contract Plaza Premium to host their card members.

The HSBC strategy but it looks to be in every airport. As your standing on the jet bridge your surrounded with HSBC advertising everywhere.

zahav Sep 25, 2022 3:58 PM

Yes HSBC's airport coverage is really impressive, it spans the globe. I have been to airports in lots of different countries, but the signage is always the same. I wonder if they plan on updating any since they changed their logo (kinda, they kept the hexagon but expanded it and moved it to the left of the wording, and the wording typeface totally changed). That's a ton of sites to rebrand, I can see them leaving the old branding because it still advertising them, even with the old logo.

But ya, I can't see the sponsorship plan being that offensive to people, YVR are smart enough not to do something really objectionable ie. the 'Diet Coke Moving Sidewalk' or the 'Samsung Departures Queue'... But the 'Samsonite Baggage Claim' isn't so bad, kind of fits without being too cringey

Dominion301 Sep 25, 2022 4:34 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 9741114)
YVR definitely is not giving away naming rights to the airport itself lol, although the name games are fun :D Advertisting in airports is nothing new, HSBC branding has been splashed across jetbridges across the world for ages, and aren't there Mastercard Lounges? YVR was an early pioneer and still a leader to this day in non-aeronatical sources of revenue, all for the aim of keeping up a high quality of service without passing more onto the passenger. If bringing in sponsorship rights helps keep fees down, that's a good thing! It isn't tacky, it's an international airport, people seeing recognizable branding isn't bothering anyone... It's not like a museum or a cultural centre selling their artsy soul to a big conglomerate, this is an international venue that can earn money anyway it wants. I guarantee any airport would do the same if it meant more revenue, certainly doesn't bring down any "prestige points" for me...

Oh so instead of the airport itself, baggage carousel #6 will be renamed the KMPG carousel. :D

hehehe Sep 25, 2022 4:48 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 9741212)
Yes HSBC's airport coverage is really impressive, it spans the globe. I have been to airports in lots of different countries, but the signage is always the same. I wonder if they plan on updating any since they changed their logo (kinda, they kept the hexagon but expanded it and moved it to the left of the wording, and the wording typeface totally changed). That's a ton of sites to rebrand, I can see them leaving the old branding because it still advertising them, even with the old logo.

But ya, I can't see the sponsorship plan being that offensive to people, YVR are smart enough not to do something really objectionable ie. the 'Diet Coke Moving Sidewalk' or the 'Samsung Departures Queue'... But the 'Samsonite Baggage Claim' isn't so bad, kind of fits without being too cringey

The HSBC marketing is crazy because of how prevalent it is. US, Europe, India, etc it's in every single airport I've ever been to. I don't know how effective a "Rogers Food Court" or something like that would be though, lol. But if companies want to waste their money go ahead.

casper Sep 25, 2022 4:54 PM

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Originally Posted by hehehe (Post 9741269)
The HSBC marketing is crazy because of how prevalent it is. US, Europe, India, etc it's in every single airport I've ever been to. I don't know how effective a "Rogers Food Court" or something like that would be though, lol. But if companies want to waste their money go ahead.

I think Edmonton is the only one that has something other than HSBC. Yes, it is everywhere. The bank is everywhere.

I don't think a Rogers food court works. A "Rogers wait area" equipped with extra charging stations, Rogers programming on the big screen. Rogers wireless etc. may make sense.

Someone like SteelCase or Teknion mighty be interested in having a public wait area with their office furniture.

thenoflyzone Sep 25, 2022 8:05 PM

YUL used to have HSBC gates, but it’s been quite a few years now the signage has been taken down. No ads on gates anymore.

Djeffery Sep 25, 2022 10:42 PM

I wonder how many travelers know what HSBC is or are surprised to find out they don't build aircraft loading bridges lol

casper Sep 25, 2022 10:57 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

Bank of British Columbia had branches across BC, a few in Alberta and a few overseas branches in Asia. They were purchase by HSBC in the 1980s and became the core of HSBC in Canada. HSBC even ended up taking over their office tower in downtown Vancouver as its Canadian headquarters.

Extremely well known on the west coast. Even Smaller Centers in western Canada like Saskatoon have a downtown HSBC branch.

Around the world they have local branches in most major business centers in Asia and Europe.

Dominion301 Sep 26, 2022 12:01 AM

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.

In Ottawa RBC and Scotia are big with sizeable presences from TD & BMO and Alterna Credit Union, which was formerly CS CO-OP that primarily served public servants. In the case of Scotiabank, their large NCR presence is a legacy of the Bank of Nova Scotia’s 1919 takeover of The Bank of Ottawa. The Caisse Desjardins, CIBC and National(e) all have decent sized presences in the NCR. Maybe YOW can have their parking garage renamed ScotiaPark, lol.

Djeffery Sep 26, 2022 1:58 AM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 9741564)
Bank of British Columbia had branches across BC, a few in Alberta and a few overseas branches in Asia. They were purchase by HSBC in the 1980s and became the core of HSBC in Canada. HSBC even ended up taking over their office tower in downtown Vancouver as its Canadian headquarters.

Extremely well known on the west coast. Even Smaller Centers in western Canada like Saskatoon have a downtown HSBC branch.

Around the world they have local branches in most major business centers in Asia and Europe.

Well, thanks for answering that like it was a question and not a joke lol

MonctonRad Sep 26, 2022 4:05 AM

There’s an HSBC branch in Fredericton too, presumably a provincial branch for all of NB

YYCguys Sep 26, 2022 2:54 PM

Has anyone heard if the mask mandate on airlines will be dropped at the same time as the Arrive Can app? Rumours abound!

hollywoodcory Sep 26, 2022 3:21 PM

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Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 9741996)
Has anyone heard if the mask mandate on airlines will be dropped at the same time as the Arrive Can app? Rumours abound!

It was announced today all remaining travel restrictions including masking was being dropped October 1.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cana...ions-1.6084119

JakeLRS Sep 27, 2022 2:30 AM

Lynx teased on their socials that new sun routes will be announced on Wednesday September 28th.

Who here has some insider info

The clues point to Florida... from which airports remains a big mystery.

casper Sep 27, 2022 3:19 AM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9742029)
It was announced today all remaining travel restrictions including masking was being dropped October 1.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cana...ions-1.6084119

Original press release....

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...october-1.html

JakeLRS Sep 27, 2022 9:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeLRS (Post 9742958)
Lynx teased on their socials that new sun routes will be announced on Wednesday September 28th.

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.


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