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The PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE of AIR CANADA (video)

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The PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE of AIR CANADA (video)

Air Canada is the flag carrier of Canada, however, their rise to that has certainly not been smooth. In Today's video, we analyse their history in-depth as well as their fleet status and more.

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Think of the Childre…
Eventually one day it'll come to us people having to stand on the airplane. They want to cram as much people as they can nowadays with these "MODERN" seats, which are getting thinner and thinner = more profits for them.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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A good history but no analysis.
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Not a single picture of a DC-8 (of which they had what, 2 crashes???), nor a DC-9 (their last fatality, at Cincinatti/Covington airport), the L-1011, the 727, 737, nor the A340. Not much of a 'history', lol.

And what about the merger of AC and CP?
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burnt69 wrote: Not a single picture of a DC-8 (of which they had what, 2 crashes???), nor a DC-9 (their last fatality, at Cincinatti/Covington airport), the L-1011, the 727, 737, nor the A340. Not much of a 'history', lol.

And what about the merger of AC and CP?
Actually, CP (Canadian Pacific) was purchased by Pacific Western first in 1987 and renamed Canadian Airlines International. In 2000 Canadian Airlines International was bought by Air Canada.
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Eventually one day it'll come to us people having to stand on the airplane. They want to cram as much people as they can nowadays with these "MODERN" seats, which are getting thinner and thinner = more profits for them.
This image is from an article back in 2006. Haven't seen any standing seats yet but who knows.

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Not a bad video.

Old enough to remember TCA and the launch of Air Canada... as well as the massive expansion right around 1967 Canada’s Centennial.
That thru the early 1980s were the hay day for AC
burnt69 wrote: Not a single picture of a DC-8 (of which they had what, 2 crashes???), nor a DC-9 (their last fatality, at Cincinatti/Covington airport), the L-1011, the 727, 737, nor the A340. Not much of a 'history', lol.

And what about the merger of AC and CP?
Pete_Coach wrote: Actually, CP (Canadian Pacific) was purchased by Pacific Western first in 1987 and renamed Canadian Airlines International. In 2000 Canadian Airlines International was bought by Air Canada.
Correct

Actually the story of AC Buying out CP was mentioned 2x in the video

1992 attempt at 2:13
2001 sale at 3:03
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PointsHubby wrote: Not a bad video.

Old enough to remember TCA and the launch of Air Canada... as well as the massive expansion right around 1967 Canada’s Centennial.
That thru the early 1980s were the hay day for AC





Correct

Actually the story of AC Buying out CP was mentioned 2x in the video

1992 attempt at 2:13
2001 sale at 3:03
AC did not buy Canadian Pacific Air (CP). Pacific Western did and changed the name to Canadian Airlines International. Air Canada bought (merged) with Canadian Airlines International (CAI)
"in 1987, Canadian Pacific Air Lines was sold, along with Quebec's Nordair, to Calgary-based Pacific Western Airlines (PWA) for $300 million. PWA assumed the airline's debt of $600 million. In April 1987, PWA announced that the new name of the merged airline would be Canadian Airlines International. In 2000, Canadian Airlines was taken over by and merged into Air Canada."
Sorry for pickin the nits :)
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Pete_Coach wrote: AC did not buy Canadian Pacific Air (CP). Pacific Western did and changed the name to Canadian Airlines International. Air Canada bought (merged) with Canadian Airlines International (CAI)
"in 1987, Canadian Pacific Air Lines was sold, along with Quebec's Nordair, to Calgary-based Pacific Western Airlines (PWA) for $300 million. PWA assumed the airline's debt of $600 million. In April 1987, PWA announced that the new name of the merged airline would be Canadian Airlines International. In 2000, Canadian Airlines was taken over by and merged into Air Canada."
Sorry for pickin the nits :)
Lol... like I said you were correct (and you still are)
I Just did not go into all the details... and used CP a continuation of the abbreviation first used

Nits picked. Itch scratched. Stuff still in the video.
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