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Old May 27th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Once again Air Canada loses my business

Give me the logic on this one... I need to fly out next week for some meetings in Seattle. Air Canada = $1150 CAD out of Toronto, JetBlue = $550 USD out of Buffalo

Both flights have a connections and are of similar length. Not hard to do the math.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #2
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Air Canada = $1150 CAD out of Toronto, JetBlue = $550 USD out of Buffalo

Both flights have a connections and are of similar length. Not hard to do the math.
Just another case of highway robbery. Air Canada relies upon the fact that people are like sheep and think they can only fly out of Pearson. If you do have to leave your car at Pearson, well, it will be cheaper to take a Limo to Buffalo - for a flight with a better carrier, and an easier airport to deal with in general.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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Give me the logic on this one... I need to fly out next week for some meetings in Seattle. Air Canada = $1150 CAD out of Toronto, JetBlue = $550 USD out of Buffalo

Both flights have a connections and are of similar length. Not hard to do the math.
That reminds me of a story dj:

A guy sitting at a bar at Heathrow Airport noticed a really beautiful woman sitting next to him. He thought to himself: "Wow, she's so gorgeous she must be an off duty flight attendant. But which airline does she work for?"

Hoping to make her acquaintance, he leaned towards her and uttered the Delta slogan: "Love to fly and it shows?"

She gave him a blank, confused stare and he immediately thought to himself: Damn, she doesn't work for Delta."

A moment later, another slogan popped into his head. He leaned towards her again "Something special in the air?" She gave him the same confused look.

He mentally kicked himself, and scratched Singapore Airlines off the list. Next he tried the Thai Airways slogan: "Smooth as Silk."

This time the woman turned on him, "What the hell do you want?"

The man smiled, then slumped back in his chair, and said "Ahhhhh, Air Canada. "
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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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I've never had any psychic experiences, but I did have a very vivid dream last week that I was on a Jet Blue aircraft that crashed.

Oddly, I'm flying to Vancouver from Mexico on the 3rd, and back on the 9th, but via Air Canada. Hmmmmm.
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That reminds me of a story dj:

A guy sitting at a bar at Heathrow Airport noticed a really beautiful woman sitting next to him. He thought to himself: "Wow, she's so gorgeous she must be an off duty flight attendant. But which airline does she work for?"

Hoping to make her acquaintance, he leaned towards her and uttered the Delta slogan: "Love to fly and it shows?"

She gave him a blank, confused stare and he immediately thought to himself: Damn, she doesn't work for Delta."

A moment later, another slogan popped into his head. He leaned towards her again "Something special in the air?" She gave him the same confused look.

He mentally kicked himself, and scratched Singapore Airlines off the list. Next he tried the Thai Airways slogan: "Smooth as Silk."

This time the woman turned on him, "What the hell do you want?"

The man smiled, then slumped back in his chair, and said "Ahhhhh, Air Canada. "
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Old May 27th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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DJ I am with you. I have been flying out of Buffalo as well. Toronto is unreasonably expensive. Many times fees and taxes have doubled the price of the ticket.

Pearson with all its debt cannot afford to be loosing people like this.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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If Airlines Sold Paint

Customer: Hi. How much is your paint?

Clerk: Well, sir, that all depends on quite a lot of things.

Customer: Can you give me a guess? Is there an average price?

Clerk: Our lowest price is $12 a gallon, and we have 60 different prices up to $200 a gallon.

Customer: What's the difference in the paint?

Clerk: Oh, there isn't any difference; it's all the same paint.

Customer: Well, then I'd like some of that $12 paint.

Clerk: When do you intend to use the paint?

Customer: I want to paint tomorrow. It's my day off.

Clerk: Sir, the paint for tomorrow is the $200 paint.

Customer: When would I have to paint to get the $12 paint?

Clerk: You would have to start very late at night in about 3 weeks. But you will have to agree to start painting before Friday of that week and continue painting until at least Sunday.

Customer: You've got to be *&%^#@* kidding!

Clerk: I'll check and see if we have any paint available.

Customer: You have shelves FULL of paint! I can see it!

Clerk: But it doesn't mean that we have paint available. We sell only a certain number of gallons on any given weekend. Oh, and by the way, the price per gallon just went to $16. We don't have any more $12 paint.

Customer: The price went up as we were talking?

Clerk: Yes, sir. We change the prices and rules hundreds of times a day, and since you haven't actually walked out of the store with your paint yet, we just decided to change. I suggest you purchase your paint as soon as possible. How many gallons do you want?

Customer: Well, maybe five gallons. Make that six, so I'll have enough.

Clerk: Oh no, sir, you can't do that. If you buy paint and don't use it, there are penalties and possible confiscation of the paint you already have.

Customer: WHAT?

Clerk: We can sell enough paint to do your kitchen, bathroom, hall and north bedroom, but if you stop painting before you do the bedroom, you will lose your remaining gallons of paint.

Customer: What does it matter whether I use all the paint? I already paid you for it!

Clerk: We make plans based upon the idea that all our paint is used, every drop. If you don't, it causes us all sorts of problems.

Customer: This is crazy!! I suppose something terrible happens if I don't keep painting until after Saturday night!

Clerk: Oh yes! Every gallon you bought automatically becomes the $200 paint.

Customer: But what are all these, "Paint on sale from $10 a liter" signs?

Clerk: Well that's for our budget paint. It only comes in half- gallons. One $5 half-gallon will do half a room. The second half- gallon to complete the room is $20. None of the cans have labels, some are empty and there are no refunds, even on the empty cans.

Customer: To hell with this! I'll buy what I need somewhere else!

Clerk: I don't think so, sir. You may be able to buy paint for your bathroom and bedrooms, and your kitchen and dining room from someone else, but you won't be able to paint your connecting hall and stairway from anyone but us. And I should point out, sir, that if you paint in only one direction, it will be $300 a gallon.

Customer: I thought your most expensive paint was $200!

Clerk: That's if you paint around the room to the point at which you started. A hallway is different.

Customer: And if I buy $200 paint for the hall, but only paint in one direction, you'll confiscate the remaining paint.

Clerk: No, we'll charge you an extra use fee plus the difference on your next gallon of paint. But I believe you're getting it now, sir.

Customer: You're insane!

Clerk: Thanks for painting with Air Canada.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #9
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How does a company lose your business "once again"? They lost it, then lost it again? You went back to them at one point?
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How does a company lose your business "once again"? They lost it, then lost it again? You went back to them at one point.
That would explain it.
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