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    Greyhound in the news

    This is my theory. First is strapped for cash big time. They tried to get a cash injection through Apollo Equity, they didn't get it. Now they've been offered a cash injection by another equity firm for 5% of the company and under certain conditions. It wouldn't surprise me that getting rid of Greyhound and any other money losing division are those conditions. First already lost almost every contract in the oil sands. Given the state of the oil industry today, the new contracts are probably pretty lean in profit, that also wouldn't surprise me that they put a bid in but they didn't fight any further if/when other companies underbid them. The Federal Government won't bail Greyhound out. If anything, they may come up with some sort of subsidy program and then put it out to tender. As for the buses, most will probably be brought to auction.
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    I drove by KF Aerospace a couple of days ago, they had one Swoop bird ready (I'm assuming XRW) and another sitting beside having its paint stripped (didn't catch the reg on that one). I'm assuming ZSG is in the new colours?
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    Greyhound in the news

    I'd rather deal with the TSA or CATSA for 15 minutes, board a 2.5 hour flight as apposed to sitting in a bus for 24hours for the same trip 😅 Greyhound has tried making themselves more of an attractive alternative in the past, offering snacks and beverages and TV onboard to starting a LCC airline and offering you travel via bus/air from almost anywhere in Canada on the same ticket. Nothing worked.
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    Greyhound in the news

    Greyhound was losing money long before First took over.
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    Anybody bought a bus from an auction?

    If you don't mind having a highway coach, a certain busing group just had a couple hundred of their buses go through the auction at Ritche Bros. in Edmonton and by the sounds of it they'll have a couple hundred more come October. No dealer licence required.
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    Sounds like the cabin crew are unionizing. First cards have been signed and CUPE has let the Labour Board know. They’ll be representing both WestJet and Swoop.
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    Flair Air

    Sitting at YVR and noticed a big banner at the Flair check-in counter. Looks like they’re back to charging for carry on bagage, $35 at the time of booking. Im quite surprised at this move now with Swoop in the air, I would have thought that it could have given them a bit of an advantage.
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    TTC Application Process

    Sounds like an average middle aged male to me 🤣 Sorry, couldn't resist 😁
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    Celebrity Death Thread

    Woke up hearing the news. I was just in the store last night. Was definitely the talk of the town today.
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    Norwegian Air Shuttle

    It would be interesting on what effect the YUL to Caribbean flights will have on TS or WG? Both are really ramping up.
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    Flair Air

    Flair is moving its HQ from YLW to YEG ... http://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/flair-airlines-moving-headquarters-from-kelowna-b-c-to-edmonton
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    Big day for WS. Both Swoop and Link took to the skies today. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/hamilton-welcomes-swoop-airline-1.4712425 https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/westjet-link-takes-flight-686020881.html
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    Seems like Swoop wants to start up some Sun Destination routes as early as this October ... https://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf102/101.pdf
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    WestJet and RBC are expanding their partnership and will be offering a new rewards program later this year https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/rbc-and-westjet-partner-on-loyalty-platform-to-be-released-later-this-year-1.3971826
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    Canada Jetlines planning to start operations

    Like all plans, they never go the way you design them. Looks like Jetlines is going back to their original A320 model and have secured 2 airframes for delivery sometime in 2019 https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases/canada-jetlines-signs-definitive-lease-agreement-for-2-airbus-a320-aircraft/