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Briguy
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posted 24 August 2004 09:09 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I know, I know, it doesn't seem like big news. But they lost The Stanley Cup! At least, they temporarily misplaced it.

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Walter Neubrand was taking the cup to Fort St. John, B.C., the hometown of Tampa Bay Lightning head scout Jake Goertzen. Each Stanley Cup-winning team member gets the cup for one day.

But as Neubrand and Goertzen waited at the city's airport, the cup – in its custom travel container – didn't show up.

"Everybody's bag was there, except the cup," Goertzen told the Alaska Highway News.

Following a search of the Air Canada flight, Neubrand learned the 16-kilogram cup had been removed from the flight in Vancouver because of weight restrictions.



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Reality. Bites.
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posted 24 August 2004 11:47 AM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It really seems to me that since we're talking about the Stanley Cup here, the sensible thing to do would be to buy it a seat and never let it out of the sight of its handler.
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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 24 August 2004 12:23 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
buy it a seat

heck, buy it a beer ... it's worked hard for 112 years, it deserves it.


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posted 24 August 2004 12:31 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Stanley Cup or not, I don't spend 5 bucks on a beer for anyone.
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The Wizard of Socialism
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posted 24 August 2004 01:39 PM      Profile for The Wizard of Socialism   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What a golden opportunity for the marketing nabobs at WestJet.

"If Air Canada treats the Stanley Cup with such distain and carelessness, how could you expect them to treat you any better?"

or

"Would you trust your child to fly unescorted on an airline that doesn't even know what they did with the Stanley Cup?"

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[ 24 August 2004: Message edited by: The Wizard Of Socialism ]


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The Oatmeal Savage
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posted 24 August 2004 01:53 PM      Profile for The Oatmeal Savage   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Beer is free on AC if they are half an hour late, (not unusual), they generally plead ignorant, but if you push a little, it's free.
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beverly
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posted 24 August 2004 02:12 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The beer is free?

The last time I was on Air Canada I had to almost beg for a can of club soda. And it will forever be the last time


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The Oatmeal Savage
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posted 24 August 2004 02:33 PM      Profile for The Oatmeal Savage   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
We used to be late flying out of TO quite often. A buddy of mine ordered a beer as did the guy sitting in the seat next to him, when the gal brought the beer and asked for 5 bucks he said they should be free according to the policy, she had to go check and sure enough his beer was free. Then she asked the guy next to him for 5 bucks for HIS beer. After she saw the looks on their faces, his was free as well.
I wonder where the money goes from the people who pay when the beer should actually be free because they are late.

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Albireo
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posted 24 August 2004 02:42 PM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe it gets added right onto Robert Milton's bonus.
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hibachi
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posted 24 August 2004 02:47 PM      Profile for hibachi   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Air Canada is a money-losing operation which should probably not exist anyway. Airlines are destroyers of capital, and anyone who invests in them needs to have their head examined.

Further still, all energy consumers are indirectly subsidising air travel as no tax is charged on airplane fuel. Travelling on an airplane, you cause 18 times as much pollution as you would driving an SUV to the same destination.

It is little wonder they need to charge you $5 for your beer. Air travel is hugely subsidised by governments, shareholders, and energy consumers as a whole. Even then, it is not profitable.

Be thankful you are not paying the true economic cost of your airplane ticket, and don't complain to the rest of us if you don't get your free beer.


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Kinetix
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posted 24 August 2004 03:51 PM      Profile for Kinetix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Guilt trip or not, hibachi, a 30 minute trip beside a screaming baby on WestJet is one heck of a lot better than a 6 hour trip beside a screaming baby on Via.

Also, that 18 SUV figure is a red herring. It's like saying that you should feel bad for taking a subway train, because trains in motion take 100 times more energy than a compact car. You neglect to mention that this figure is only accurate if you are the only passenger on the flight. A packed flight is considerably more efficient than the equivalent number of road surface vehicles.

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skdadl
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posted 24 August 2004 04:00 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If God had meant us to fly, he would have made the airlines give us all parachutes under our seats, along with the flotation devices.

I hate flying so much. You're sitting up there, and you can feel it thrumming under your feet, all those empty miles of empty air ... It is so against nature.


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Briguy
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posted 24 August 2004 04:34 PM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Airlines are destroyers of capital, and anyone who invests in them needs to have their head examined.

In other news, Air Canada will no longer be listed on the TSX, starting at the end of business tomorrow. For failure to meet continued listing requirements. I assume that means that the share price is too damn low (twenty cents, when last I checked). Of course, it could be what happens to any corporate entity which misplaces the Stanley Cup, which is only right and proper.

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