TA has removed a few posts in the rouge seat pitch thread and have now closed it. Their reasoning is as follows " TripAdvisor staff has closed this topic because it did not meet TripAdvisor's forum guidelines with regards to off-topic chat. Please limit conversations to subject matter directly related to the host forum. For example: when in the London forum, please stick to topics that relate to travel within the London Metropolitan Area." Since this is in the Air travel forum and on a thread dealing with those who have travelled on rouge, it should meet the guidelines.
It's easy to say 'don't fly them' but some of the routes that have been rouged do not have reasonable alternatives. What do you say to people that have bought tickets with Air Canada or used their Aeroplan miles at FULL cost to later find out that they have been rouged and end up on a no frills carrier?
Good interview ehkolie, thanks for representing the rest of us. It will be interesting if and when complaints start to go into the competition bureau. I also read on TA that a passenger has contacted his lawyer.
I would suggest to anyone considering buying a ticket on new rouge route, Hawaii from YVR, that they chat with some people in the Barbados forum. They have experienced it first hand so at least you could make an informed decision.