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Nick B

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  1. #1046 Charter - NEW DATE Hey everyone. After reviewing Alberta's latest reopening plans from the lockdowns, and getting feedback from several attendees, we have made the difficult (but in my opinion, good) decision to reschedule the April 10th #1046 fantrip. The new date for the charter will now be Saturday, August 28th, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. If you have previously paid or asked to have a seat reserved, and you can make the new date, no action is required on your part, as we're still keeping everyone on the list. Deadline for payme
  2. Has #2469 been in service? It's the only one aside #2467 that hasn't been reported.
  3. My condolences go out to you and your family Captain.
  4. Quite a sight for sure! This is the first time shuttles ran in Bridlewood since the March 2012 signup when shuttles were tested and failed miserably (overloads) on the 14 during weeknights. Prior to that was likely the mid-2000s when the 15 served this community.
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    Boeing 737 MAX

    Bear in mind that the 220 is designed for a completely different sector than the MAX. Long and thin routes. If AC decides to put a MAX versus a 220 on a given route then they will almost certainly have a damn good reason for it. (i.e. load factor) With that same logic you could easily argue that any and every aircraft type that has had a fatal accident should be permanently grounded in respect for the victims. The 737 MAX has already been grounded for almost 2 years and all necessary changes and upgrades have been made already. I can't think of a worse business decision for the industr
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    Boeing 737 MAX

    The 737 MAX has been cleared to return to service in Canada effective January 20. Transport Canada’s Airworthiness Directive can be found here for those interested in reading: https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cawis-swimn/AD_dl.aspx?ad=CF-2021-02&cn=CF&ft=pdf&l=E&fbclid=IwAR2V1ZxkJjkojNHV9ZD5wUTuA8epWsglojHMmROKY62GW1ExsYqENx7db2M
  7. Hey all. Posting to let everyone know that the #1046 charter has been CONFIRMED with Calgary Transit for Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM. All info in my previous announcement still applies. The charter has one spot left. If you're interested in coming on the charter but don't have a spot, please contact me or @yvarushin to reserve a spot or be placed on our waitlist with 2 weeks notice on whether or not you'll have a spot. As of now it's 100% a go, but we will give no less than 3 weeks notice if we have to postpone the charter for any reason including lo
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    This news is at least 6 months old. No idea why it's making headlines now.
  9. Rode #1996 on the 114 from 78 Ave to North Pointe earlier. No farebox or MyFare so I was let on for free. The bus does have CAD however. The seats are different from the 2016 Diesels and are reminiscent of those on Edmonton's 7000-series XD40s. Rear exit door is the two piece rotating type (as opposed to the single piece plug-type door) and seems to be operator controlled. The driver had some issues with the gate at the Centre Street car trap. He told me the bus has a transponder but it's hit and miss on whether it opens the gate. Not sure if the 2016s had the same issue. Attached ar
  10. #1996 back out on the 114 again tonight. It was not out yesterday.
  11. Here's some incredible 1981 shots of #2005 and #2021 in their infancy taken by Barry Stewart and posted to a Facebook group. Almost looks like these were taken today at first glance!
  12. But then that raises the question of what defines a smooth transition. You either implement a new route or you don't, and honestly at the end of the day, there will be people caught off guard and confused in the beginning no matter how you do it. When we had our major system redesigns here in Calgary in the last few years, we didn't have trial runs either but rather plenty of public engagement and good communication of info. Hopefully there's no shortage of this in Edmonton especially with such a big change.
  13. I wholeheartedly agree, but they'd better increase the height of the seatbacks of the side facing seats if they do that.
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