Doubt cast on Air Canada/Air Transat Merger

Air Canada Merger

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

COVID-19: Air Canada Memo Spells New Troubles

Air Canada Merger

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

COVID-19: Where Does Air Canada Stand?

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?

Canadian Airlines and COVID-19: Update

As the global pandemic drags on, COVID-19 has caused Canadian Airlines to tailspin. There has been a drastic reduction in flights and passengers taking to the air falling at a record pace. All this is to say that the industry is looking dire. So how has COVID-19 directly impacted Canadian airlines? Let’s take a look. … Read more Canadian Airlines and COVID-19: Update

American Express Platinum Card Review- One of the Best Cards To Have (Canada)

Let’s dive right in with our Platinum Card review. The Platinum Card from American Express is the best travel card available to consumers in Canada. You will enjoy various perks, including unlimited lounge access to some of the best lounges in the world, a generous travel credit, and, of course, a great and (ridiculously) flexible … Read more American Express Platinum Card Review- One of the Best Cards To Have (Canada)

WestJet: Destined for an (Not Star) Alliance

Let’s call it what it is. WestJet is Canada’s second largest airline and not so much a low cost airline anymore. Founded as a low cost carrier, it has grown to become a major player in North American travel with its launch of the Boeing 787. For a long time, WestJet was akin to airlines … Read more WestJet: Destined for an (Not Star) Alliance

Whitehorse: Chasing the Yukon High

People often consider anything above the 49th parallel as the land of the freezing. Anything above what lies just beyond the 49th parallel? Even Canadians consider that land as the barren, inhabitable Arctic. Imagine my surprise (not!) when I landed in Whitehorse just past midnight to a dark single lane highway with not a streetlight … Read more Whitehorse: Chasing the Yukon High