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  1. Airports that I actually flown out off and not just for spotting. Canada: YYC - Calgary International Airport YBW - Springbank Airport YEG - Edmonton International Airport YVR - Vancouver International Airport CXH - Vancouver Harbour Flight Centre. YGG - Ganges Water Aerodrome YAQ - Maple Bay Water Aerodrome YZF - Yellowknife Airport YWG - Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport YYZ - Toronto Pearson International Airport YOW - Ottawa McDonald-Cartier International Airport YHZ - Halifax Stanfield International Airport Europe: FRA - Frankfurt am Main Airport MUC - Munich Airport
  2. Final flight was KL686 from Mexico City to Amsterdam on March 29 with the registration PH-BFT. https://simpleflying.com/klm-747-retirement-2/
  3. Got temporarily laid-off from work for 3 to 6 months as a results from the Covid-19 crisis. There is no demand for travel and 7000 of us got laid-off for the foreseeable future. I'll eventually have to go to work and turn in my credentials. The bad news is that I have to rewrite and redo my driving exams which expire in a few months. Despite the layoff, I'm trying to make the best out of this situation. I applied for another job, did some writing and am working on solving a Rubik's Cube Blindfolded. (Yes, it is very possible). I cannot wait for things to go back to normal for everyone.
  4. In Calgary: 69.9 - Co-Op at 38 Street & Country Hills Blvd 70.9 - Shell at 52 Street and Country Hills Blvd.
  5. It's been exactly three months since I've had my last cigarette. That ties my record only to be beaten in the coming hours. I wonder how long I can keep this up, especially during this stressful time during the Covid-19 crisis regarding work and etc.
  6. Halifax Transit - 2019 NovaBus LFS #1318 on Spring Gardens Road as Route 182. This is part of a 35 NovaBus Delivery which were delivered in late 2019 numbered (1300-1334).
  7. KLM has announced that it will retiring it's last remaining seven Boeing 747-400s by the end of March 2020 due to the Covid-19 Crisis as a cost-saving measure. The last of these planes were supposed to last until January 2021. The final day for these planes will be March 26. These birds will be missed! Though, KLM continues to operate 3 747-400F (Cargo) operated by Martinair. It's unsure if those aircraft are due for retirement later in March as well. https://simpleflying.com/klm-early-boeing-747-retirement/ https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-havoc-forces-airlines-to-retire-iconic-planes-sooner-2020-3
  8. Its hit close to home in terms of the economics. Alberta is already in a recession so it isn't helping the situation. My family relies on oil & gas and the airline industry. So at work, we were expected to get our schedules for a five-week cycle between late March and April. Unfortunately, in the airline industry, travel has declined. As a result, we aren't being issued schedules until a few days before the new cycle. It's especially worrying as rumors has it layoffs are going to happen if things don't improve. If the layoffs do happen, we don't know who is going to first be impacted which has gotten everyone paranoid but I wonder how the new hires will be the impacted. If that happens, it includes me as I've only been with my new employer since January. I am stressing out about it as this is my only source of income as I left my previous job for something better. I'll eventually know in the coming days as we continue to get continuous updates regarding the situation. All I hope for is that I still have a job in a couple weeks.
  9. Get comfy while you wait for your mate to finish doing his/her business. Seen at a Museum in Halifax!
  10. I visited Halifax recently and observed the following: 1038 is the Oldest Bus I've seen. It still retains the Metro Transit Livery. 1334 is the newest bus I've seen. Rita Joe is active. (I'm not quite sure when it entered service so just observation. My favorite pic from my trip. Vincent Coleman departing Dartmouth Ferry Terminal on Alderney Street for Downtown Halifax in some of the most strangest weather I've ever come across.
  11. Adding WestJet Encore - Bombardier Dash 8 - Q400 to my list. (YEG-YYC)
  12. Digby Scallops and Local Blonde Ale. I'm in Halifax for the weekend. I figured seafood was appropriate for a first visit.
  13. The All-American Rejects - It Ends Tonight Probably played this song 100 times in the last couple days.
  14. Something I won't ever understand. One of my coworkers is addicted to decaffeinated coffee. He drinks like 8 Cups of it a day and always craves it. I thought it was caffeine that's an addiction. I guess I was wrong.
  15. Calgary - Westbrook Station and Sunalta Stations. Westbrook for being Calgary's only underground station and Sunalta for being elevated five stories above ground. They are simple in design yet are the most unique in the system Edmonton - Probably Bay-Enterprise Square Station as it's the Station I'm most familiar with. (I don't really have a favorite Edmonton Train Station) Vancouver - Waterfront Station. The architecture, location and that it still retains it's use as a train station since its opening.
  16. So I started my new job nearly a month ago and so far, this was one of the best decisions I made in a long time. It was a huge transition where people actually treat you like a human being and all. Well there's one thing that's different. At last my last job, schedules were emailed to you weekly 10 Days in advance. This place, you get your schedule six weeks in advance. All good, until you realize your schedule is on a app that uses Windows 2008 to Operate. So basically, if you are not accessing your schedule at work, you have to install software that makes it compatible with Windows 2017 or something. Funny, for a multi-billion dollar company, they are really behind. If it works, it works I guess.
  17. A High Fever. Still am recovering from that. Aside being bedridden on Christmas, I did actually get a couple things this year. - A Nice Dress Shirt - A couple gift cards - To celebrate that I got a new job. I picked up this WestJet 737 Max in 1/100 Scale. Photo is a scale comparison of the 1/100, 1/200 and 1/400 scales of the Max.
  18. Haven't gotten any scam calls until now. Ordered a couple things off Ebay and right after, the calls are going like crazy. I thought leaving my voicemail to me when I was 14 would deter the scammers. It did for awhile. Now they are calling like 10 times a day with the numbers mostly local. I thought Ebay protects my identification. Guess the hackers beat the system.
  19. No he knew that I was leaving a few weeks ago, I just never gave my final notice as I wanted to ensure that the details were confirmed. My other boss said instead of a 30 Day notice, I can give a 20 Day notice. He said he would work with me any days I need off prior to my last day but it seems like that boss doesn't give a shit either anymore. When I told that a$$hole that I was leaving, He told me to run and take it followed by an offer me to continue working at the company in other positions. I declined as I wouldn't know how my schedule would play out. Plus, this new job is only 10 minutes from home and not 35 like my current job. Kind of wondering if he thinks I'll fail at the new job. I didn't bother really telling anyone that I'm leaving as gossip spreads like wildfire at my workplace with the girls and all. (There's 42 females and 8 Males at my work) so I wanted to leave in secrecy. But notified management and some of the guys I closely worked with. I don't need gossip / drama that goes on, wanting only to be my friend for the benefits at my new job. (My new job is at the airport). Here's how it works at my job, when a female is quitting or has a problem, management responds immediately. When a guy leaves, the door is right there and your on your own. Funny enough, one of the guys asked if there will a "party" on my last day, which is common for some on their last day. I laughed and said no, it's just goodbye, so long, maybe I'll stop by and visit. As for the needles on the bus, the operator didn't seem to care. He got out of his seat, looked at it also gave me a weird look, thinking I planted it there. He continued the route and about a couple minutes after I reported it, I got off and walked home. I'm not quite sure what happened after. According to one of the transit apps, the bus is still running on that route. I sure hope other people reported it and they got it off the bus.
  20. Sent a final notice to my current employer that I'll be leaving the company after nearly six years in January. I notified one of two bosses that my resignation letter is in the office. The guy looks at me, and says harshly, "that doesn't concern me" and walks away. Told my colleagues what happened and they tell me, after six years, this is how they treat me? Well it as much as I'm insulted, I'll be laughing on my last day which is in three weeks at time of post, knowing I'll never have to see this a$$hole again. Also, going home from work. Took the bus to the suburbs. There's dirty needles on the ground of the bus. Come on.. I get there's a opioid crisis and it's become a issue. At least take your paraphalia with you so no one else gets accidently stabbed and infected. Yes I told the driver.
  21. 8300 being loaded onto a flatbed at Whitehorn Station.
  22. Can't stand working the night shift. Not because of the schedule but simply how it's become a nightmare to adjust too. I leave home at 9PM and get home at 7AM. Then, until 8PM, multiple two-hour sessions of attempting to get sleep and frustration of not getting sleep. I've only been getting 3-4 Hours of sleep at a time. Been dealing with insomnia for a very long time. Its total ass. I bought melatonin pills but am paranoid to take them. So until I start my new job in January, this is what it has become too. I sort of regret taking this promotion as my health has been compromised because of it.
  23. 2046 - Blue Line 2259 - Red Line Both spotted yesterday afternoon.
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