I’m sure we have all heard of the issues surrounding flights between China and the US. On June 3rd, the Trump administration announced a suspension of Chinese-operated flights between the two countries. By June 5th, the stance softened to a limit of 2 flights a week. Here is what happened: COVID During the COVID outbreak, … Read more US China Flights: A trade in barbs
It’s not often that a company lobbies against a deal that it drafted itself. In this case, it seems to be the odd reality. It has been reported that Air Canada is actively lobbying against its own merger with Air Transat. Why on earth would a company do that? Lots has changed since the deal. … Read more Doubt cast on Air Canada/Air Transat Merger
Much has been said of how then pandemic has affected aviation. Flights have been scaled back. Airlines have gone out of business. Employees are out of a job. Unfortunately, this is all just the very real situation we are faced with. Just how bad has it all been? Well, the TSA has been posting numbers … Read more COVID-19: Analyzing TSA Data for Travel Numbers
CTV News reported today that in a memo to employees today, Air Canada asked staff to consider leaving the company. As there are growing debts in the airline industry, the longer planes are on the ground, the more staff will be lost. Today, the union for Air Canada’s flight attendants asked its employees to consider … Read more COVID-19: Air Canada Memo Spells New Troubles
Some big airlines have fallen victim to this pandemic. First, it was South African Airways. Then came Virgin Australia. After that, Air Mauritius. Many other airlines also hang in the balance. Now, it’s Avianca. Reuters reported earlier today that the airline has filed for Chapter 11. The second largest airline in South America and a … Read more COVID-19: Avianca in Bankruptcy Protection
COVID-19 has taken aviation victims big and small. Airlines such as South African Airways and Virgin Australia have entered voluntary administration. Miami Air International has liquidated. The pandemic has been troubling. Now, Delta Airlines is cutting domestic routes. These cuts are expected to be temporary. Delta hopes to reopen these airports as soon as September. … Read more Delta Ending Services to 10 Different Cities
Slots at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airport are widely sought over by airlines around the world. With American Airlines and British Airways expanding their partnership, it created an issue. An unfair advantage. The 2 airlines being partners meant that they would be unfairly competing with other airlines. Specifically, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was … Read more American and British Airways Give Up London Slots
It’s no big secret that we are travelling less, and airlines are loosing business. Not travelling causes issues in relation to frequent flyer status, and airlines cannot have everyone crashing out at once. To that end, Air Canada has launched a new promotion that could help you easily get some status with them, and star … Read more Aeroplan Status Promotion: Travel at Home!
Air Canada, Canada’s flag carrier has been having unprecedented success even while being hit hard over the last couple years. First, there was the mess with Boeing’s 737MAX. This left some old aircraft headed for retirement staying on. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Before, the sky was the limit. Now, most international flights have ended. … Read more COVID-19: Where Does Air Canada Stand?
Even before the pandemic hit, the Virgin group was having trouble. Virgin America merged with Alaska Airlines. Virgin Australia was failing to gain momentum. Then, Virgin Atlantic failed to have a net profit. This was all before the aviation industry shut down. Since then, Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration. As well, Virgin Atlantic has … Read more COVID-19: What is Happening with Virgin Atlantic?