I tought my parents might be in trouble as they leave for the Dominican on Sunday but they booked with Air Transat, but who I feel ad and hopefully the other airlines can pitch in is with passengers who are now stranded far off lands. Air Canada I think should a bit more sympathetic because when they stranded all those passengers the other airlines pitched in and helped them out.
The fiance of my buddy has a brother who is... er, was a JetsGo pilot. Actually I think he'll be relieved to be out of this particular job, with all the horror stories he's recounted to us over the past while.
Carex, people here in NL are chipping in (yours truly included) to help stranded passengers get home for Easter in PQ or ON. Most are students (I have one from each province, but they are online courses). We did the same during the 9/11 crisis. Half of all the Americans stranded in Canada were housed throughout NL, and the other half was spread out over the rest of Canada. We almost took in a family from Holland, but they decided to stay in a hotel.
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Earlier this year their RVSM approval was pulled, so they were limited to 28,000 feet which wastes fuel and puts alot of wear and tear on the engines. It also means they had to stop for fuel on otherwise non-stop flights, and that would screw up their entire schedual down the line.
They were recently given a 30-day warning, to clean up their opperations or their opperating certificate would be pulled.
NavCan was threatening to cut them off for non-payment of navigation charges.
One of their lessors was threatening to seize several of their MD-80's and when one lessor starts snatching planes everyone else rushes in too.
So between the serious threat of having their opperating certificate terminated, being cut off by NavCan and in danger of having their fleet seized, it was either pull the plug on their own or wait for it to be shut down by the federal government, NavCan or the lessors.
Last edited by Trevor...; Mar 11th, 2005 at 09:59 PM.