Ben Sandilands September 1, 2017 12 Comments
Canada mounts tourism mountain in Oz, and wants a bit of the US on the side
Ben Sandilands May 4, 2017 8 Comments
It's all Dreamliners on the Vancouver routes, but for the glorious Qantas Queen of the Skies 747
Ben Sandilands February 18, 2016 6 Comments
For those of us not in Canada, the good news for Bombardier in selling its troubled CSeries jets to Air Canada certainly copped a hard landing in the American media.
Ben Sandilands December 21, 2015 14 Comments
Interest in Australia-Canada travel has surged to the extent that Air Canada has turned its new route from Vancouver to Brisbane to a daily 787 Dreamliner from 17 June next year. When the service starts on 1 June it was initially set at only three flights a week.
Ben Sandilands July 9, 2015 8 Comments
While on its record Air Canada will not be as generous with economy seat spacing as Qantas it isn’t waiting around for the Australian carrier to bring the 787s it hasn’t yet officially ordered to the Vancouver route.
Ben Sandilands February 4, 2015 10 Comments
Qantas flexi-schedules non-stops to Canada, great news for big hipped skiers
Ben Sandilands September 16, 2014 8 Comments
Qantas is doing something this January that many customers have wished for in the past, and flying non-stop between Sydney and Vancouver.
Ben Sandilands September 11, 2014 8 Comments
If likes attract Qantas would have today announced a new code share deal with Air Canada, but it has gone instead for one with Canada’s newer and notably entrepreneurial carrier WestJet.
Ben Sandilands December 12, 2013 12 Comments
The main contest between Airbus and Boeing is for single aisle jets offering between 150-236 seats, and Air Canada has just committed to take up to 109 of the US planemakers 737 MAX airliner as a total replacement for its current fleet of Airbus A320s.
Ben Sandilands August 8, 2013 4 Comments
An oppressive revolution, lead by a coalition of cost paranoid airlines and mean spirited corporate account managers, is coming our way, as this exercise in jamming an A380 load of passengers into the confines of a 777 shows
Ben Sandilands February 13, 2013 1 Comment
What Air Canada has just inflicted on its passengers with new tight fit seating for long haul economy passengers isn't wrong, or unusual. But in a stand out airline when it came to courtesy and comfort, it is a crying shame.
Ben Sandilands December 19, 2012 1 Comment
Rouge and Encore. Canada gets two new low cost carriers that would cause quite a stir in Australia, for airline managements as well as their customers
Ben Sandilands October 24, 2012 2 Comments
Richard Branson's private company had been in talks for a Virgin Pacific venture with Air Canada but the deal is off, at least for now
Ben Sandilands October 17, 2012 4 Comments
The one thrill passengers on a long flight from Vancouver to Sydney yesterday never anticipated was peering through the windows at a lower altitude searching for a missing dismasted yacht in distress in the Pacific.
Ben Sandilands February 20, 2012 20 Comments
Air Canada is continuing its infatuation with the Jetstar model according to a report today, so much so that it is surprising Qantas isn’t talking up a Jetstar Canada franchise instead of what is looking like Dead Q in Asia. The Canadian report also quotes advice from the the Australian and International Pilots Association to […]
Ben Sandilands August 22, 2011 7 Comments
A well known and much respected media identity has sent me a link to Emirates: Dictator of the Skies featuring a shlock TV presenter in Canada and an Air Canada captain concerning the unfair success of Emirates and its pursuit of world abomination, er, domination. Sound familiar? There are some untidy parallels with the debate […]