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WestJet, Air Canada will end physical distancing on flights
"Canada's two major airlines say they will end physical distancing on flights by the end of next week. Dan Carbon, Chuck reports Hair, Canada and West jet now join American Airlines in booking flights to full capacity. West jet says it will remove seat distancing protocols on domestic flights beginning on July the first Western officials say their flights have heap air filters installed to help clean recirculated air. They add that the airflow and cabins goes from ceiling to floor, so an extra barrier isn't necessary. Officials also say the seatbacks provide protection for passengers. WestJet says it is beefed up cleaning and sanitizing as well as introduced mandatory temperature checks of all passengers with a requirement that all passengers and crew wear masks. Air Canada says it will also end seat restrictions at the same time is West
Canadian airlines will book flights to full capacity
"Two major airlines say they will in physical distancing on flights by the end of next week. It and carbon chuck reports the announcements come After a review by the International Air Transport Association, Hair, Canada and West Jet now join American Airlines and booking flights to full capacity. WestJet says it will remove seat distancing protocols on domestic flights beginning on July, the first West. Yet, officials say their flights have heaped air filters installed to help clean recirculated air. They add that the airflow and cabins goes from ceiling to floor, so an extra barrier isn't necessary. Officials also say the seatbacks provide protection for passengers. WestJet says it has beefed up cleaning and sanitizing as well as introduced mandatory temperature checks of all passengers with a requirement that all passengers and crew wear masks. Canada says it will also end seat restrictions at the same time is West Jet
"Welcome to episode two hundred eight of DOTS lines and destinations. I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller doing. I'm doing all right Tired today yet. It's groundhog day here. How you doing again like I said earlier. Yeah it's actually also a little weird for me. Because I think this is my second podcast and third audiovisual recording today. But all nice and there's some topics but I'm GonNa try to say unique an interesting things. This what's What other shows should we listen for your good question? I'm on Ashok this week. Okay which that Flaring or twenty four guys and Inmarsat which is one big flat inactivity and satellite operator companies is doing a online sort of Sort of an all day seminar next Wednesday the twenty ninth talking about all things passenger experience in flight connectivity. But also the news and other developments seating and I'll just all sorts of really interesting stuff sort of replacing Aircraft Interiors not replacing trying to get some similar content produced and we all miss starbucks show in Hamburg the beginning of the month so did a test run of what that video is. GonNa look like so. We can be ready to have something to go for next Wednesday. So it's A. It's been a sick day for me. Post the links in the show notes. Sure I should probably member do that idea. I'll send you a note to remind you assistant producer this week. I like to talk about. I think some of the one of the big ones the Kinda hit the news today on. We're recording this on on Tuesday. The twenty-first April Air Canada is temporarily suspending all transporter flights with the US They had previously cut back to just eleven route from twenty six or so or alone destinations from twenty six But I gotta be. I'm a little surprised they were running still running that many. This goes back to like. Why is North America's still flying planes when no one else is in a lot of ways but that's an interesting point right like why? Why are there so many flights United States? Something I've noticed is like there's a huge number of southwest flights compared to the rest of the carriers. Yes actually just chatting with someone about that literate before we started southwest today ran about thirty five percent of. It's normal schedule where everybody else's Attended twenty and up until now had been running close to fifty and on the one hand. You could say you know. Gosh that some gumption. They've got the spirit Bad Pun. Sorry they're gonNA keep moving no matter what serve customers that need to go Also I think it's stupid also like you know. Post nine eleven. They kept flying their full schedule because they wanted to be there. And yet for the quick bounce back but this is not going to be a quick bounce back and I just don't understand it. Yeah yes I mean your question about Air Canada similar I think they were flying these destinations y. Yeah I mean the borders closed to non-essential travel right. I mean it's not even like we really don't think you should. You gotta go to like a immigration officer and be like no no. This is actually important. Sorry you have to let me in record. We were told if we needed to go to Canada. We need paper on a good day fighting with the Canadian Border Patrol for other people. I've never had promised but I've heard great stories from you and others about the troubles. That can come. Yeah I just I don't get I don't get why anyone WANNA fight with border patrol officers at any level but like pushing your luck on that and so there can't have been that many people like where they are Canadians for the last three weeks. That have been like. Oh I'll just go back on the next flight now. I still got some work to do here. I it just doesn't make sense to me. Yeah Yeah and I don't. I don't think it was close to. Us citizens right so they it. It was like soft close and then became non essential travel closed. Okay so it's sufficiently closed and they just announced yesterday or the day before another day before. Xhosa Sunday but in recent days they just extending that Non Essential non essentials closure for another month. Which is why the flights are finding suspended. Gotcha okay so there's a reason for it but it's It's still weird so it leaves leaves American Delta United Really. The only one's flying to handed I. I'm not sure if WESTJET REPORTER ARE FLYING TRANSLATOR. They started them not. Yeah so and for what? It's worth Canada's now. Also requiring facemask masks of any sort just tired to shoot around your face if you forget one But anything across your face if you're getting on an airplane so interesting but yeah I mean along those. Those there was some there was a united call today right like a town hall or something that they have as their sort of like internal Staff briefing and I mean it's they're running what ten percent load factors right now on ten percent of the schedule. Really Amazing. Yeah so one tenth of what does that. Come out to like one tenth. Not Normal load. Yeah Yeah One. One percent one percent. Which is I mean. It's not I mean it's it's Kinda hard to believe. Yeah and it's and they're not alone. I mean if you look at the numbers that Tsa PUBLISHES EVERY DAY. Like traffic is down ninety. Four percent or whatever. Ninety six percent. They're suggesting that it's a huge. You know that it's there's just skeleton passengers if you look at the numbers it's worse than you think because the scans Con Bembibre concessions stand and other people working at the airport to actually I think those are automated counters of like bodies walking through machines. Not some guy checking things so you know. It's it's a lot of a lot of problems. It's no passenger so like they're really. I actually got a a message from a flight attendant friend. Working Three Twenty noted that forty five passengers on board Amazon in my seat. Because that's like double the load of normal. Yeah I saw a couple of flights. I kinda monitor united flights every now and then. I saw a few flights the other day Denver to Houston was relatively full. Ask hub to hub kind of makes sense but on a mid mid week so strange it there are some you know arguably. I'll say that's good news because the cuts are working. The capacity cuts are coming down. And so you know if you can see us. Thirty to fifty percent full flight today. That represents what would have been three weeks ago ten her five flights that we've all been five to ten percent full and so it's it's better and I don't think we want to some level you wanNA say Gosh. You need the central plains. There can't be anybody on board but that's also stupid and there are reasons. Some people need to travel by air at demean whether it's country to get around and unlike Europe for example like the border between states are vaguely still open in most cases. Yeah or or Florida or Texas I. There's some even actually stuff out though. Yeah that was. That was funny. That I think New Hampshire even has like a sort of please quarantine yourself if you get here policy got so but you know it's. I'm glad that the flights are being cut. I still think that more should be. And we'll see I mean you know but this goes back to why South West someone asks me. Do they have some sort of special deal where they are able to fly them cheaper than everybody else? I don't think that's the case. I just think you know I'll never get an answer session. Sense up into court common. Ask but like high. Why are you doing the stupid thing that no one else is doing? Rarely gets a response that I'm looking for my brother. Yesterday had to fly to Raleigh kind of like last minute from Houston and on a southwest. Flight there's a nonstop at of Hobby to Terrell was on that flight and he was him and another guy. Yeah so right I mean like you had to go so and to be fair in a lot of ways the. Us government is paying for these flights to operate by. That's the argument you can make. As they've they're covering payroll costs are seventy percent of payroll costs of which thirty percent is alone in ten percent comes back in. Warren's so fifty percent of payroll costs which maybe is in the end. Fuzzy math is fifteen to twenty percent of the full cost of Ryan the flight but the federal government is subsidized now pressures flights to make sure that people can get around because the US government recognizes that that has to happen and doesn't want to deal with another million people on employment and with no health. Insurance I think the I mean speaking speaking of like non-full planes. You actually posted a story about a new seating options and it's the in Anyang seating option. Yeah it's bizarre it's obvio- interiors is the name of the company and there. They are normal seating provider there Celsius two airlines like they're not sort of supermassive or bigger. They're not the biggest by any stretch. They're like Certainly top five and they're known for doing some creative things from time to time. And they've designed the product that is the middle seat for a single-aisle planes three three but the middle seat faces backwards. And they're sort of like a wavy divider between everybody so everybody has their own armrest got walled. Lean against instead of your neighbor. Obviously in the same space you'd have some issues of the cushion getting a little narrower which some people complain about There's concerns about like staring at your neighbor. Which is also an issue with everything else. Like that. Sort of from facing thing right. No one likes the vehicle for that same problem except in this case you can't lie down and put up divide or you're just staring at them you know. Some people are inclined and from what they wrote on the press release. It sounds like it's an articulated recline so like the Pan sides forward rather than the seat going back. He lose knee room during their Klein. Which people wouldn't like it? There's a lot of problems with it but it does sort of solve some solution Some provide some solutions. That was terrible senator There's a lot of problems with it but it also offers solutions. Yeah good editor. I would just fix that. And so you know it's interesting to me. I think it's a good conversation point but I don't think it'll overfly so I don't know
"westjet" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Two things one airlines and WestJet themselves can you talk a little bit specifically about what you'd like to do to help the airlines for small and then second of all we heard that Jeff Bezos has been in contact with White House daily can you say what he's been asking for proposing that's true I don't know that for a fact but I know that some of my people of as I understand it been dealing with them or with him and that's nice we have we've had tremendous support from a lot of people that that can help them I believe he was one of them four zero lines are concerned the airlines we're going to back the airlines a hundred percent it's not their fault somebody's fault unless you go to the original source but it's somebody's fault and that we're going to be in a position to help the airlines very much we tell the airlines were gonna help them well so we're gonna be healthy we're going to be backstopping the allies will be helping them very much I'm sorry stock markets are twenty five billion dollars for the passenger carriages before going to college with only be looking at it very strongly we have to back the airlines it's not their fault effect they're having a record season everybody was so having record seasons and then this came out and it came out from nowhere so not their fault but we're gonna be back in the airline yeah continue to fall today with the White House support races I get over the stock market is we have to get through this crisis that's what I can do that's the best thing we can do that's what I think about once said once this virus is gone I think you're gonna have a stock market like nobody's ever seen before.
"westjet" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Campaign if that's what's going on four people messing with us on the internet I can't tell you if they are not and I think a lot of that media act actually has been very fair I think people are pulling together on this I really think the media's been very fair I think it could be that you have some foreign groups that are playing games but it doesn't matter we we haven't really determined to do that at all and hopefully we won't have to that's a very big step it's a step we can take but we have not decided to do it Jennifer Mr president two things one airlines and WestJet themselves can you talk a little bit specifically about what you'd like to do to help the airlines for small and then second of all we heard that Jeff Bezos has been in contact with the White House daily can you see what he's been asking for proposing that's true I don't know that for a fact but I know that some of my people of as I understand it been dealing with them or with him and that's nice we have we've had tremendous support from a lot of people that can help and I believe he was one of them four zero lines are concerned the airlines were going to back the airlines a hundred percent it's not their fault somebody's fault unless you go to the original source but it's somebody's fault and that we're going to be in a position to help the airlines very much which all the airlines are gonna help them the one point we have we wouldn't be backstopping the airlines will be helping them very much I'm sorry it's R. twenty five billion dollars for the passenger carriers and for going to college we'll be looking at it very strongly we have to back the airlines it's not their fault effect they're having a record season everybody was so having record seasons and then this came out and it came out from nowhere so it's not their fault but we're going to be back in the airline yeah continue to fall today with the support mechanism the stock market is we have to get through this crisis that's what I can do that's the best thing we can do that's what I think about once said once this virus is gone I think you're gonna have a stock market like nobody's ever seen before.
"westjet" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"He told John that you think this could wash through you said July August you just full speed when he asked you about the possibility of a recession he said it may be I'm curious if there is a recession when you think that might be well I don't I don't number one determine recession I just say this we have an invisible enemy we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about nobody and you know I've read about it I read about many years ago nineteen seventeen nineteen eighteen I've seen all of the different different problems similar to those that we've had this is a bad one this is a very bad when this is bad in the sense that it's so contagious it's just so contagious sort of record setting type contagion and the good part is the young people are they do very well and healthy people do very well very very bad for older people especially older people with problems my focus is really on getting rid of this problem this virus problem once we do that everything else is going to fall into place yes yeah last night a lot of rumors last night that you were going to put in a national curfew or something and and you know I feel I've been watching right exactly me too your people were saying this is a foreign disinformation campaign if that's what's going on for people messing with us on the internet I don't know I mean that I can't tell you if they are not and I think a lot of the media act actually has been very fair I think people are pulling together on this I really think the media's been very fair I think it could be that you have some foreign groups that are playing games but it doesn't matter we we haven't really determined to do that at all and hopefully we won't have to that's a very big step it's a step we can take but we have not decided to do it Jennifer Mr president two things one airlines and WestJet themselves can you talk.
"westjet" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"Said July August you just full speed when he asked you about the possibility of a recession he said it may be I'm curious if there is a recession when you think that might well I don't I don't number one determine recession I just say this we have an invisible enemy we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about nobody into it you know well I've read about it I read about many years ago nineteen seventeen nineteen eighteen I've seen all of the different the different problems similar to this that we've had this is a bad one this is a very bad when this is bad in the sense that it's so contagious it's just so contagious sort of a record setting type contagion and the good part is the young people are they do very well and healthy people do very well very very bad for older people especially older people with problems my focus is really on getting rid of this problem this virus problem once we do that everything else is going to fall into place yes last night let rumors last night that you were going to put in a national curfew or some kind of you know take I've been running I feel I've been watching right exactly me too your people were saying this is the foreign disinformation campaign if that's what's going on four people messing with us on the internet I don't know I mean that I can't tell you if they are not and I think a lot of that media act actually has been very fair I think people are pulling together on this I really think the media's been very fair I think it could be that you have some foreign groups that are playing games but it doesn't matter we we haven't really determined to do that at all and hopefully we won't have to that's a very big step it's a step we can take but we have not decided to do it Jennifer Mr president two things one airlines and WestJet vessels.
American Airlines Taps New Leader for Network and Schedule Planning
"We got some news just around general airline stuff Some some big news I guess and then some not. So big news I guess let's just start with American American is hiring Brian I don't know how to say the last thing Brian Z. And he's GonNa take over network planning for American Huston for a continental and united and then Western really I if I remember correctly. He's from western Canada. Like maybe from Calgary Proper Robert so it was sort of a homecoming for him when he went back But the interesting part of this to me is he. He's been in the industry a long long time a lot of good experience and especially especially in Development of last week since he got there always heavily focused on Asia so in at United United he was As I understand it the driving force behind the push into more Chinese secondary cities trying to grow those markets trying to expand and that way among other things those markets didn't all work out and certainly working at let's go to even now But also then showed up at Westjet right as they were planning their seventy seven with the proper premium cabins and you may recall the initial announcements where for Asia. Yeah and then someone somewhere along the way and they switched it back to being Back back to Europe by. He's got an interesting Asia. Focus in that historically at least in that makes me wonder just what the situation is going to be with Eric because they don't have Asia focus. Third Time's a charm. I
Turkey's Erdogan won't meet with Pence and Pompeo
"On Tuesday the White House announced the vice president Mike hands and secretary of state Mike Pompeii are traveling to Turkey as part of a delegation to negotiate a ceasefire and settlement in northern Syria his pants discussing a phone call between president Donald Trump and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan president trump communicated to him very clearly and that the United States of America wants Turkey to stop the invasion implement an immediate ceasefire and to begin to negotiate a with Kurdish forces in Syria to bring an end to the violence but air to one told reporters yesterday that he is rejecting calls for a ceasefire while remaining open to negotiations with US officials this rapidly changing situation began when president trump announced a withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria just last week it was a decision that was widely condemned by some of his strongest supporters since then Turkish forces and Russian forces have advanced into northern Syria and Kurdish forces are under siege joining me now for an update on what's happening our Washington post reporter Dan Lamont who covers the military an owner on to Bloomberg Turkey bureau chief thank you both for joining me thanks yes owner before we get into the specifics of what's happening let's pull back for a second and try to understand the geo politics at play among others Russia is widely seen as benefiting from the current events in the region how cell I think the last ten days or so boosted Russia's role the said as the main power broker in Syria in general and the north of the country more than it was ever the case that's mainly due to a few reasons led by American decision to throw the subways troops from the area with church match is operating in addition and which was kind of an unexpected decision by the Americans we saw that US that coalition forces already also withdrew from the key border town of mine beach in northern Syria it's not exactly on the Syrian Turkish border but this is not very far away from it and with that decision was so that the Syrian regime forces backed by the Russians to cover mine beach which was at the heart of the long standing role between Turkey and the US bottom line I think is the fact that in all these areas with Turkey remain party at this active in the area the last eight years now is finding that Russia is reading the parts that should deal with in order to seek a solution to its own problems rather than the US in the region now finds it probably a lot more practical just to deal with the Russians instead of read the warning about what the American forces that sis are up to in the areas where it has its eyes so who else has benefited from the situation would you say what along with Russia their main partners in the Syrian war which is the central government in Damascus I think I'd be great Spanish fisheries when we come to Turkey we see that it's a lot more complicated situation where one can talk about maybe some bottles battlefields advances and and and possibly even a victory eventually but it's hard to see how exactly Turkey's president could leverage that battlefield advance in order to emerge victorious leader at home for his domestic audience it's all very tricky and food at the moment I think the US government has shown its capability to read me hurt Turkey's economy and Turkey's government if it really wants to intense too and that could radically change that sort of the that the power balance with a power dynamic between Turkey and the U. S. at in the context of what's happening in Syria and and in terms of adult standing at home Dan to many observers the US is seen as having lost ground strategically why is that I mean objectively diss that a disintegration of American foreign policy out in Syria over the last five years on the Syrian democratic forces were the greatest part on on the ground are in the fight against the Islamic state I rapidly leaving northeastern Syria over the last couple days we have last our greatest partner in that fight on their own and forced to find help elsewhere watched very awkward images in the last couple days of things such as the Americans pulling out of man **** most recently on Tuesday we saw images of Russian forces moving into the basis of the basin managed in particular the Americans that just last a seemingly got their weapons and their vehicles out of but they left behind virtually everything else more less a move in ready base and said tell me Dan to what extent our notions of an Islamic state revival credible or is it premature I think it's a very credible concern there are numerous reports of ISIS fighters getting loose in the chaos most mostly over the weekend but it's a continuing concern as Turkey continues to how to push its boundaries there and with that you have both the Russians and the Syrian regime involved and just a very chaotic situation in general never mind his own right up until the announcement about the US troop withdrawal how was this region of Syria being governed who exactly was in charge of this region has been under the influence and and control of STF for quite sometime now S. yes that's what's your democratic force an important element insincere democratic forces is white P. G. which is eight armed Kurdish group and which is at the heart of the problem between Turkey and US because while the US has been set it's a transactional temporary at relationship with YPG knowing the luggage so to speak that comes with white peachy enters problems with it under has been adamant that it's unacceptable given a temporary transaction great ship to exist between Turkey at between the US and white peachy and that's because Turkey sees the YPG as merely the Syrian offshoot of the PKK that's a separate disorganization the truck has been fighting guest for decades in a bloody war and said organization that's because a today at terrorist group not only by Turkey but by the US and European Union as well this is the heart of the disagreement between Turkey and the US in northern Syria so present to one commented on the upcoming visit from the American delegation what exactly did you tell reporters present aired on today told reporters does reporter is that he's going to meet both plants and pump but more importantly what he said was this we are going to create this buffer zone to sectors of the security so no matter what but if you're really trying to look for a way out for a solution here's our proposal I'm calling on the Kurdish militants were actually said I'm committed terrorists to leave everything they have the ammunition the materials the guns behind and just leave what we call the safe zone northeast in Syria and then this new job creation automatically and naturally will come to an end so we think that this was at a loss way off showing a graceful way to end this chaos it's graceful in the sense that it would allow the Turkish president to go back to its domestic audiences say see I got what I wanted on the battlefield and politically and this is how I deliver my promises without really having to deal with an embarrassing me the tree or political circus show force with any of the players in Syria now whether or not that's something that the US can live with we don't know yet when pensive Pompeia are nonsense we're going to find out but we now know for sure that this is going to be the starting point for the church delegation and add on as they sit down with what vice president pence and a signature of state my computer so Dan in anticipation of that how exactly our national security advisers in the trump administration responding to these latest developments we've seen a situation where because the president chose to hold troops initially just away from the border and then over the weekend completely out of northeastern Syria where they don't have a huge gold at the table are they have a vote are they can pressure Turkey I they can press for sanctions that and they can price for allies to weigh in they don't have the usual influence that American foreign policy presence would have out so they're trying to keep the president on a on a path that's inserting some sort of pressure here but the the the the options they have are much more limited that they would have been dot two weeks ago now one senior administration officials said we're describe this is total chaos we seen really a you know back and forth in terms of policy as is being dictated by the trump administration a lot of backlash from some of his most ardent supporters to what extent are they responding to this backlash now I I think it's something that they're gonna have to eat and they're gonna have to explain for quite some time there was a pretty broad discussion over how the United States should get out of Syria there have been discussions for some time basically that the STF would at some point need to reach an agreement or deal of some kind with the Syrian government and the United States with access robin becomes the way in which this has happened over the last couple days you basically compressed what would have been months of discussions into it really just a you know a few days and as a result of that you've seen the chaos you seem to violence and you've seen the US military you know basically just quietly quietly exiting I stayed right while all of these other players are you are involved in great bloodshed what about current members of the US military how are they responding to all of this it hasn't been universal but I have heard a great deal of chagrin about this I have a great deal of disappointment about this many I see this as a betrayal of a great partner WestJet are no fewer than ten or eleven thousand lives in the battle against the Islamic state they were you know on the battlefield together they weren't firefights together and to kind of just rapidly leave them alone are on their own with the Turkish offensive coming is something that they never thought they would see how is this escalating conflict affected the civilian population in northern Syria from what we know so far one of the great concerns is that it's not just the Turkish military involved there's a number of basically in militants of sorts fighters that are aligned with Turkey but but there they don't play by the same rules all right so you've seen images of civilians being basically executed you've seen images of war crimes happening right in front
"westjet" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"It it did it did that that that that that's not how it works hit the damn gas when you check your rear view mirror and get over into the right lane so the rest of us and we are looking to get a hold can get home SO left lane not for cruising along and texting or watching a movie or whatever it may be get that hack over in the right lane and let everybody who's in a hurry get day had gone home Ian is this the biggest driving pet peeve you have yes you would swear without call WestJet news where for men was in Texas where he lives in Connecticut could you describe exactly what people in a good state of Connecticut to all the frigates across the country I've driven across its entire great land of ours it has a lot more in Connecticut it happens tried driving from from Florida to Texas drive drive drive it but it had a good talk to me it's and it's everywhere when I used to drive to to my mom's place out in Wyoming it's it's it's an epidemic across the country and the first question on this test I'm proposing is simple is what what is the left lane for on an interstate and if you got the question wrong your driver's license as well you know I'm not going to last one back Prescott we're gonna stay with this were a little bit because believe me you know many times I've seen that forces young old male female doesn't matter it is amazing to me now the other one I have is when are you going to small towns back roadways takes you wherever much that other thing if you're using ways contribute to the ball club if you pass an officer hit the button that says there is a cop a good year yeah well somebody all right just be don't just be a freeloader the great thing what they used to be about ways is that you do you hit traffic or if someone's in Iraq you report said accident or heavy traffic don't just be a Moocher contribute to the ball club but when's when somebody if you're if you're in a small town and you block you're in the right lane and you blocking the entrance into a gas the gas station there folks you're taught this when you come out of the wall leave a space for people in the opposite lane to be able to come in turn into said establishment immigrate to months and by the way this is not hard to death not difficult.
"westjet" Discussed on Social Pros Podcast
"E mill marketing all right. Let's get right into it. Greg hounslow from west jet our guest this week on the social pros podcast ladies and gentlemen. He's back for more. After a six and a half year hiatus man the myth the legend greg emerging media manager at the favorite britt airline of all canadians and those who fled to canada westjet is here with us back on the show greg. Thanks so much. Thank you very much for having me back guys. It's great to be back. I don't even know how to start this interview. I mean a lot has happened. A lot has happened in in six plus years and as we laughed about a little bit like dog years seven forty two social media years as abbot. I left about a little bit off off air. It is so common typical even that people up here on the show ended up changing jobs a very quickly after appeared on this show. It's like social pros. I don't know kiss of death kiss of life. I'm not certain <hes> but but you're in the same row with an amazing company westjet has been lauded for its social media excellence for a long time in fact you guys are the two thousand seventeen and twenty eighteen winner of best social media amongst airlines congratulations on that to you in the whole team. It's pretty incredible incredible <hes> but but in the long time it's been since we've had you back on the show. What's what's been most exciting. Obviously the business continues to evolve otherwise you wouldn't be there but what are you fired up about these days. I think it's it's obviously things have changed a lot. Since two twenty thirteen the industry as a whole has changed but as part of a company that's continuously growing and continuously expanding and then we look at how the social platforms have evolved over time sort of the thing that keeps me <hes> you know the most interested in the most excited just how we can continue to take advantage of the sort of the tools at our fingertips with with social networks <hes> and to help nope drive our business forward whether that's.
"westjet" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
"It really only showed a piece of the story that the video, we saw started with the aircraft on fire and assumptions have been made that the aircraft was on fire and engulfed as it was landing. But this extended video showed that the aircraft was actually not engulfed in fire, not in fire at all. And it was on what looked like a stabilized approach until they kind of touchdown and flared a little bit. But regained altitude bounced bounced again and then the third bounce they gained quite a bit of altitude thirty forty fifty feet. I'm not sure exactly. Because it's the best quality video. But then that last time they came down, and they came down real hard gape the gear collapsed, the and the rest is history there, unfortunately. But at. Least we do have full video that shows what happened and we now know that the aircraft was not on fire on approach. Yeah. And and the final impact. So it it touched down twice before the third in final impact in that was a five G impact. So quite the hard the hard landing, and that's what damage the aircraft and caused the fuel spill in subsequent fire. So they're they're still looking into why all of those things occurred. But they've got a good bit of data that they're working with now. Yeah. So we're still working off the initial report that the aircraft was struck by lightning, but that would be very, very peculiar for a lightning strike, which happens fairly routinely to all aircraft. I think get struck by lightning at least once a year on average. So they'll be looking to see what happened here. Why would a lightning strike caused the aircraft to almost become uncontrollable in some fashion or another? But that as we always say that's for the investigators to figure out a report back eventually. Eventually indian. So hopefully, we'll have have something in the in the coming months at as far as a full report that these things always take time. He will be waiting. Not much else to do in a previous episode. We had discussed Southwest Airlines issues with their maintenance team and taking additional time to complete tasks at hand, finding more issues than might be warranted. Wit with particular craft keeping them on the ground longer in that was becoming a point of contention, where the, the management in the, the union, where we're trading back and forth through training kind of comments and things back and forth. But southwest has reached an agreement with their mechanics, just in time for American Airlines to sue their mechanics. Yeah, does a bit of but of that going around, I guess, so American. I think actually filed a in injunction yesterday I didn't take a close. Look at it, but I think it was a an injunction basically listing all the details of why American thinks they're taking this illegal work action. They've actually. Really, they meaning American has suspended the overhaul or maybe not the overhaul of the refurbishment of their seven three seven's the oasis project which goes from, I think one, sixty two one, seventy two seats on board. And I mean that that's good in its own. Right. Not good for the airline. But they've completely suspended that until the end of twenty twenty in part because of the seven three max. Grounding is stretched their fleet to the limit. But also the mechanics just aren't available to get the work done. Yeah. So, so that it'll be interesting to see how how that plays out both both in the courts in, in their negotiations. But something to keep in mind. If you're looking at flying American, I guess, and also, if you're flying southwest. So the good news on that part, yet, we head north to Canada where there's some consolidation and some kind of shifting of, of ownership around, I guess, we'll, we'll start with the, the easiest understand one with, with onyx partners taking westjet private. So that'll be interesting to, to see what happens there in, especially what happens with swoop. Yeah, the westjet one is particularly interesting since they have these growing ties with delta looking to go upmarket a little bit with westjet mainline. I guess you could say now by installing a real business class. They have the seven eight seven for transatlantic.
What Airline Passengers Need to Know After the Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash
"Aviation accidents are almost always complicated, and it can take months or usually longer to figure out what actually happened. And why? So while we wait for the specifics of Ethiopian flight three oh to to become more clear. There are some very real concerns being raised by would be travelers and airlines about the aircraft involve as you know, it's the newest Boeing plane the seven thirty-seven max eight the same model that crashed in Indonesia late last year, south west an American or among the US carriers that fly at marketplace marrow. Sagarra looks at what this crash might mean for them when Stephanie Johnny heard about the thean airlines crash. She thought about her daughter Juliet who's about to fly to Thailand, I sent her Texas morning thing. Juliette? If you're a need to find out what kind of plane, you're flying to Beijing. And then Thailand because if it's a seven thirty seven max. Changing your fight by Yanni is fifty three and lives in DC. She owns an active wear company and travels a lot for work. Now. One more thing to do check. What kind of a plan you're on? It's not clear yet why the airlines flight crashed on Sunday. Or if there is any problem with the Boeing seven thirty-seven, max eight and regulators like the FAA will be looking into this Daniele Quincy Chiku is an aviation professor at the university of North Dakota. We jump at this point, we hugest wheat, whatever instigate this to come up with the commend issues. B's don't sucks. The US airlines that fly the plane southwest in American say they stand behind the safety of their fleets including the seven thirty seven max eight, but travelers are getting nervous. American Airlines says it won't be waiving. It's changed fees for customers who refuse to fly on the jet southwest wouldn't disclose its policy Richard Obolov via an aviator. Analyst at the teal group says any cancellations probably won't have a huge affect on the airlines there are only three hundred fifty of these planes in the world. American Airlines has twenty four south west has thirty four. Ruin away small number. So they're not gonna lose business. I mean, just because of the relatively small number fight service by these jets Stephanie body, I need by the way was relieved to hear that her daughter will not be flying to Thailand on the Boeing seven thirty-seven max eight I'm maryelle Sagarra for marketplace. One of the reasons the crash of flight three, oh two has led to so much international concern about the max aid is that if the opium airlines isn't some small budget airline. It's big it's well respected into an international carrier with a history that goes back to the end of the second World War as marketplace. Ben Bradford reports it is also arguably the most significant company in the horn of Africa, both economically and culturally in the US. The president doesn't typically show up for an airport opening a new terminal, but that's what happened in Ethiopia in January. People celebrated as prime minister, a b m cut the ribbon on the new international terminal at the bully airport in the country's capital Addison baba expanding Ethiopian Airlines hub to about the size of Dole's airport outside Washington DC. Is ABI linked. The airport's expansion without of Ethiopia's economy praising it saying the country still has far to go. If yoga was sub Saharan Africa's fastest growing economy last year. It's trying to drive that growth through state investment, and the airline is its crown jewel analyst Craig Jenks lichens Ethiopian incised to Canada's westjet, it is widely regarded as a well run a well-managed well operated company, the company's passenger count has quadrupled over the past decade is over a hundred international routes and its revenue is a quivalent almost five percent of Ethiopia's entire GDP. Economist Dubna lemme at the university of Massachusetts says via Skype that it's not just the country's economy. But it's national pride that's tied up in the airline. It's something happened. Something like, this is not considered just us. Some accidents happen on some company. It's considered as the symbol of the country. After yesterday's crash Ethiopia's parliament immediately declared a national day of mourning.
American Airlines, Canada and Four Billion Dollars discussed on Del Walmsley
"Liars are continuing to get nickel and dime. This time by American Airlines raising fees for checking bags by five bucks. Each way that matches delta and United jet blue, Air, Canada and westjet also raised Bank fees while south west, let's customers check one or more bags for free last year. Airlines led by American took in seven point four billion dollars from fees and check bags as well. As ticket changes
United Airlines Increases Baggage Fees In Step With JetBlue, Air Canada And WestJet
"So major airlines are hiking baggage fees airlines is raising check bag fees for many passengers matching a move earlier this week by JetBlue United raise fees for checking a first bag from twenty five to thirty dollars at a. Second bag from thirty five to forty the fee covers flights in north and Central. America as, well as the Caribbean Chicago-based United says the money helps it in Invest, in. The overall customer
"westjet" Discussed on Top Down Perspective
"That is crummy thing about controllers at its nature. How was flights and stuff? One flight because we're just a Hamilton pretty good, honestly. Nothing super bad stood out. We were like a little. It was a little busy at the westjet desk for some reason when we got to the airport at like seven AM on a Thursday. And our flight the Hamilton was full, which also confused us. That part's weird. Yeah, apparently, like we talked to a couple of they're like, yes, because of this new swoop airline that's there. Oh, yeah. Okay. So basically like everyone was using the airport like crazy. Normally when we go to Hamilton, we can be like, all right, we won't bother checking in early. We'll just check in when we get there. And all of the bonus seats and everything were gone completely like the the person at the desk was if you didn't check it by the check in. I don't know why you're here. And who's crazy at Hampton airport has never that busy. That is weird. Yeah. Well, that's cool for them. I guess, though. Good business, true Jesus, the crazy. Did you take swoop? No, I think you have this fly from Edmonton to swoop. It to go to super take soup is an issue because it's not based in Calgary. Okay, Gotcha. All right. Cool. What have you to Paul? I'm sick. Yeah. Sounds like it's. Yeah. Sore throat mostly so not dizzy nauseous, none of that stuff. Just a little harder to talk than normal. It's much better now than it was when I really message you say, yeah, I just need like an hour to chill, but yeah, right, right. Nothing else really. School? Nothing. Nothing new here. I'm gonna. Go see mission, impossible after this. Good. I've heard like insanely amazing things about this movie. Yeah, people comparing it to like Mad Max level of good and stuff. So how cheese I am excited for sure. Well, hopefully it lives up to it. Yup. Yup, for sure. Be good time last weekend talking about my weekend last weekend. I went kayaking on the bay. Okay. You know it was what was really cool about that is it was a nighttime kayaking event out around like seven, seven thirty just as the sun was setting and then wash like, and it was a full moon. Watch the like the full moon come up and that was totally awesome and like wasn't cold. It was weird. The water felt like warmer than the wind and stuff. It was a great time. We kayaked around sausalito kind of north the north bay area cool up there. Yeah. Yeah, it was a cool thing. I did. I saw the Instagram pictures while few that word taken before it was dark out, right? Yeah. Once dark like phones aren't have great, low light. Says, not like you could take a picture of the moon or anything like that. We thought we saw Mars girlfriend had said that apparently it was supposed to be visible that night, and there was one star that was kind of like reddish had a bit of a red tint to us. We thought maybe that was Mars. Okay. Didn't like confirm or anything, but that'd be kind of cool. That's cool if that was correct. Yep..
"westjet" Discussed on Late Night Parents
"Can't can't argue against that. I do wanna look and see if they are going to limit. Are they limiting to four devices in total or just four? Viewing the four k. and you can maybe get a couple more of you extended four, four. Four period, but you can have for ultimate right. HD are type type, you know, streams going at once. So we'll take any asleep. But my question to you is how much is this is, hey, this is where the consumer, right? You get to you, you know, high definition and here high fidelity sound right versus hey, we're burning through cash at six to eight billion for original content, and we got up. We need a little more income and we need a little bit more income and we have one hundred twenty five million subscribers. It's probably some of both. Okay. I mean, this is one way because you know for them, it's get everyone to be court cutter, and you know me one of the things I've always said, I'm not quite cutting cords because it doesn't look as good, and I care about surround sound and all the other. If you know if I can do this, I can get four k. I can get audio the we should be. All right. I'm I'm still not gonna complain. This get make you go a little farther towards cut a cord cutting. And again, with all the content, you know, we're talking Netflix specifically with all the content they have. You can almost live on Netflix, you know, alone or Netflix, and over the air and me. You know, if you give you one two of the services, maybe to get to get more films immediately released that flicks and their ton of original programming over the air and all these are in high def and everything. So. It's not that you know the enemies more money. They want some more money. I'm not. I mean that this package right here on the going to right. I'm more than you know for when I pull up net flicks whether it's the to, you know, watch movie. Like I said, I still been watching the lost in space. I, I haven't gotten through it yet. I haven't. I haven't jumped on a year having gotten through year, but knee. I'm mowing one episode. Six, okay. I just did episode one back, but those. All right. So as we said way to its competitor and its primary competitor is going to be Disney. With the acquisition of all FOX entertainment and everything else like that. All those properties, they've got a huge, pull a hu, huge pool rather of content to fall back on. Okay. And they have. You know. Westjet I just popped up on that. All the more will licks. Yep. Yep. So they're going to pull all gonna get pulled right, or they'll be charging, and I mean, make money either way. Okay. You know they could. They could. They could go both routes. Okay. So explain won't thinking, you know, they could still let it let it stay on Netflix. Okay. They're getting a fee from Netflix, right? Both hosted there, and I don't know if they get a preview whatever the case, but they're making money there and sure they could put it on their own services. Well, who the Disney service, you know, I, I'm still even though we know they are not. But when I hear Disney, I still think more begun programming. Yes. And that's going to be the that seems still to be their main realms. They can let the old traditional Disney content be the core of what's on their service. 'cause chosen youth family, you know, that's huge market, right? It's still the older fix. All right. Let all that. Let it live right there and still have some of the other things that are their content, the things they own their properties be on. Some of the other services and they're still making money there anyway. Are you paying for it? Let me know..
"westjet" Discussed on REAL 92.3
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"westjet" Discussed on KQED Radio
"There's a lot of study there's a lot to understand a lot of systems to troubleshoot but we are getting some new details today from the time that the engine failed to win it landed was twenty two minutes when that engine failed the ntsb said late today that the aircraft went into a rapid and uncontrolled bank of forty one degrees you know typically a commercial plane wally make twenty or twenty five grease but really for now the investigation is really focusing on that on that left engine so how does this fit in with what else is unit this point well these engines really are incredibly reliable they're incredibly safe but but one of the fan blades in that engine it separated and investigators say it was because of metal fatigue and that's i mean that's really worrisome because there was a similar accident that also happened quite by happenstance on a southwest jet in two thousand sixteen this particular engine was called a cf m fifty six it's as i say widely used experts say it's a has a great safety record but last here the faa and the engine maker instructed airlines to inspect fan blades on engines like this one and it was because of a family that had failed and hurled debris like what happened yesterday and the ntsb today so they're not sure if the engine from yesterday was one of those that was required to have that inspection but regardless southwest has said that it is expediting its inspections and other airlines that fly these engines are following suit westjet which is based in canada announced today that it's also accelerating its inspections of these engines the passengers on board obviously said that this was a pretty terrifying experienced how do pilots handle something like this well really you know this is what every pilot trains for you know you practice for these emergencies so that you know when they happen you know what to do and you can often sort of hear it here i mean here's the pilot tammy jo scholtz she's talking to air traffic control in the middle of it all yesterday your passengers is your airplane on fire so it's not a fire they said there's a whole someone went out she sounds so relaxed and calm a really cool customer but one.
"westjet" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"There's a lot to study there's a lot to understand a lot of systems to troubleshoot but we are getting some new details today from the time that the engine failed to win it landed was twenty two minutes when that engine failed the ntsb said late today that the aircraft went into a rapid and uncontrolled bank of forty one degrees typically a commercial plane will only make twenty or twenty five degrees but really for now the investigation is really focusing on that on that left engine so how does this end with what else is unit this point well these engines really are incredibly reliable they're incredibly safe but but one of the fan blades in that engine it's separated and investigators say it was because of metal fatigue and that's i mean that's really worrisome because there was a similar accident that also happened quite by happenstance on a southwest jet in two thousand sixteen this particular engine was called a cf m fifty six it's as i say widely used experts say it's a has a great safety record but last year the faa and the engine maker instructed airlines to inspect fan blades on engines like this one and it was because of a family that had failed and hurled debris like what happened yesterday and the ntsb today so they're not sure if the engine from yesterday was one of those that was required to have that inspection but regardless southwest has said that it is expediting its inspections and other airlines that fly these engines are following suit westjet which is based in canada announced today that it's also accelerating its inspections of these engines the passengers on board obviously said that this was a pretty terrifying experienced how do pilots handle something like this well really you know this is what every pilot trains for you know you practice for these emergencies so that you know when they happen you know what to do and and you can often sort of hear it here i mean here's the pilot tammy jo scholtz she's talking to air traffic control in the middle of it all yesterday passengers.
"westjet" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"There's a lot to study there's a lot to understand a lot of systems to troubleshoot but we are getting some new details today from the time that the engine failed to win it landed was twenty two minutes when that engine failed the ntsb said late today that the aircraft went into a rapid and uncontrolled bank of forty one degrees you know typically a commercial plane will only make twenty or twentyfive grease but really for now the investigation is really focusing on that on that left engine so how does this fit in with what else is unit this point well you know these these engines really are incredibly reliable they're incredibly safe but but one of the fan blades in that engine it's separated and investigators say it was because of metal fatigue and that's i mean that's really worrisome because there was a similar accident that also happened quite by happenstance on a southwest jet in two thousand sixteen this particular engine was called a cf m fifty six it's as i say widely used experts say it's a has a great safety record but last year the faa and the engine maker instructed airlines to inspect fan blades on engines like this one and it was because of a family that had failed and hurled debris like what happened yesterday and the ntsb today so they're not sure if the engine from yesterday was one of those it was required to have that inspection but regardless southwest has said that it is expediting its inspections and other airlines that fly these engines are following suit westjet which is based in canada announced today that it's also celebrating its inspections of these engines the passengers on board obviously said that this was a pretty terrifying experience how pilots handle something like this well really you know this is what every pilot trains for you know you practice for these emergency so that you know when they happen you know what to do and and you can often sort of hear it here i mean here's the pilot tammy jolt she's talking to air traffic control in the middle of it all yesterday passengers you as your airplanes physically on fire no it's not a fire they said there was a whole and someone went out how she sounds so relaxed and calm you know she was a really cool customer but one.
"westjet" Discussed on The Sports Hub 98.5
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"westjet" Discussed on The Sports Hub 98.5
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"westjet" Discussed on The Sports Hub 98.5
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"westjet" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations
"Uh and that's there that's how they're going to combat it all manet i mean and the counterpoint is at the same time while they're do pushing rouge mickey bigger bigger they're adding a lot of international lift as well but they kind of a half do i mean westjet is bringing seventy seven's on and is going to go to asia variety me is that he is interesting there's a lot of a lot of the former continent on united management middle management moved north so the guy running route networking for west jets warmer united a bunch of executives at air canada are former united at this point uh you can of me wonders like as this the plane what it would have been uh if snyder cotton like been so selfish i dunno million are question yet but they're doing it i mean these guys are playing it out it's that the downside is it really is going to be a ton of lcc domestic now also so it's essentially guppies economy or not like does it matter at some level does about if you call eight hundred offices route true trump might have like that is that a fair statement i mean it is but there is nothing to say that that product will evolve over time as well rate in the big play on rusia's really uh the labor aspect rents screw the crew cut because i mean they were they were able to get a different cost pieces for that all crew on the promise that they would grow internationally and not nav to take peter to pay paul yet and it and they have met their end of the bargain they aren't that growing internationally but there are also uh and i was a meat whatever route expansion of during his within the scope of what they're allowed to do but it's a lot of roof right so that's know it's hard for me to get too excited knowing how pitches on his plans well who knows i mean we've also seen how well the carrier within the carrier works usually badly but not always wears it succeeding on your wings shirt let me that's more that's more the exception.