A bulldozer with a harmless lady to drive it

By Wednesday, May 11, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is a letter from Shirley Bush to Brian Iler, commenting on the puff piece of promotion on Porter's service.  Editor No question about it, Brian, Porter has the most terrific PR and advertising promotion possible! Deluce has managed to get mentions of super Porter all over the place. I wonder what that piece of puffery ...

Jets controversy continues

By Saturday, May 7, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is Ron Jenkin's article. Sorry for the confusion. Editor David Herbert's piece on Porter Airlines, "The world’s best airline hits turbulence" (May 5 2016, offers an unbalanced view of Porter, and one that seems to be getting its information selectively. While it's true that many Porter Airlines passengers like its convenience and service, for others those ...

Reply to a puffy Porter promotion piece

By Thursday, May 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is Ron Jenkin's reply to a "puffy Porter promotion piece." This is the link to the "puff piece," followed by Ron's reply. Editor's note http://qz.com/668383/the-worlds-best-airline-hits-turbulence/ As Air Canada notes, Porter is free to provide its (alleged) quality service (the volumes of complaints about its service are nicely catalogued here) at Pearson.   What keeps it at the Island ...

An Open Letter to Conservative MP Andrew Scheer,

By Thursday, May 5, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

Greetings MP Scheer, I’m writing regarding your demeaning comments in early March about the Toronto Island Airport debacle, comments very accurately characterized by one Toronto resident as “ignorant and mean- spirited.” You insulted my MP, me and every person who actually lives on the Toronto waterfront, hundreds of miles away from your Saskatchewan riding. In a debate about the Income Tax ...

Porter: “handed a monopoly position at a public facility”

By Friday, March 18, 2016 0 No tags Permalink 0

This is an excerpt from an interview of Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines, by Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and published by the Financial Post. You can find the full interview at this address. http://business.financialpost.com/executive/c-suite/air-canada-boss-speaks-about-learning-from-westjet-and-fighting-porter “When it comes to Porter, I think they ...