USAir Ending Int'l

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With ACE owning 9%, who thinks they will start PHL / CLT flights?

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada and the United States have widened their "Open Skies" agreement to allow airlines from each country to pick up passengers or cargo in the other and then fly on to a third.

Ottawa and Washington said on Friday the amended agreement goes beyond a 1995 pact that eliminated most restrictions on air travel between Canada and the United States, but limited each country's ability to tap into the other's international markets.

Under the new rules a Canadian carrier will be able to pick up passengers or cargo in the United States and fly on to another country -- Mexico, perhaps, or somewhere in Europe. And U.S. airlines can pick up passengers or cargo in Canada and fly on to another country.

But the widened Open Skies agreement does not allow for "cabotage," air traffic that begins and ends in one country by an air carrier of another country.

"Open skies between the United States and Canada will mean better service at lower prices for the passengers and shippers of both countries," U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said in a statement.

Last year, some 18.6 million passengers flew nonstop between the United States and Canada, according to Transport Canada figures.

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings said the pact will allow it to capitalize on its arrangements with other members of the Star Alliance airline group, especially for overseas markets.

"Air Canada has long advocated the further liberalization of our shared skies so that we can better link our expanded North American network to our growing international network," said Robert Milton, chairman, president and chief executive at ACE Aviation.

Air Canada is the country's largest airline.
 

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Good call. AWA/U can dump or transfer their long-haul planes and still skim revenue from the AC flights from CLT and PHL (and PHX & LAS for that matter).

Man, management keeps on winning and winning...TC
 

PHXFLYR

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AA717driver said:
Good call. AWA/U can dump or transfer their long-haul planes and still skim revenue from the AC flights from CLT and PHL (and PHX & LAS for that matter).

Man, management keeps on winning and winning...TC


USAir to dump international?? While UA and DA ,both heavily involved with code-shares of their own are expanding international flying ?? Man,you guys have an over-active imagination....:rolleyes:

PHXFLYR:cool:
 

AA717driver

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Hey! It COULD happen...

Hope like He!! it doesn't. I've got too many friends at AWA. (Yeah, that includes you PHX... ;) ) TC
 

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AA, on a side note, would you ever go back to AA if recalled and leave your current (G-V?) job
 

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If he does,

satpak77 said:
AA, on a side note, would you ever go back to AA if recalled and leave your current (G-V?) job

there will be a lot of Red Tails wanting to kick his @SS. GV in your hometown, jumbo prawns, com'mon!!!
 

PHXFLYR

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AA717driver said:
Hey! It COULD happen...

Hope like He!! it doesn't. I've got too many friends at AWA. (Yeah, that includes you PHX... ;) ) TC



Thanks...appreciate it!:)


PHXFLYR:cool:
 

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Why would they want to give up one of their money makers- aren't the international flights what everyone really wants to get more into to stay as far away from the LCCs as possible? I think it would make sense for Air Canada to stop in PHL and maybe even CLT on route to destinations that aren't already served by USAirways. That way they already have a bunch of passengers for the flight and can add enough in PHL or CLT to make it a money maker that wouldn't have filled enough if USAirways tried on its own.
 
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