Whips and chains in Jamaica ... Canadians closer to a new discount carrier?
I get some pretty interesting press releases sent to me. None more, ahem, riveting I think than a note this week about Hedonism II Resort in Negril, Jamaica.
It seems they''ve come up with three fetish wedding packages that feature some rather naughty desires.
"Starting in September, couples can make their fetishes come alive with sentimental yet sinful wedding packages for just $250 with a minimum six-night stay," the resort said. "With three sexy thems on offer - vampires, leather and lace and pirates and wenches, Hedonism II is offering couples nuptials to remember - no matter their desire. In addition to the resort's complimentary wedding package, the three Fantasy and Fetish Weddings include post-vow cocktails, a wedding cake, decorated room and take-home keepsakes (??), all corresponding with the wedding theme.
Leather and Lace apparently is for the whips and chains set, where brides can walk down the aisle in lingerie and stilettos. The bedroom comes with lace and votive candles and a free set of handcuffs, and how romantic is that?
Vampire fans get "blood orange champagne" cocktails, a red, black and white cake and blood-red roses, with costume fangs! Pirate fans can get a ceremony with a skull and crossbones motif, and won't those be great photos to show the grandkids one day?
It's a bit much for me, personally. Do what you like after the wedding, but I'd like to think of the wedding day itself as something a little more family-friendly. But that's just me.
CANADIAN CONSUMERS GETTING A BREAK?
Good news yesterday from Air Canada, which announced that the union representing its flight attendants is supporting AC's planned, new discount carrier.
According to Brent Jang at the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Union of Public Employees sent an internal memo to its member saying that “Air Canada mainline jobs will be better protected” if the new carrier comes to pass.
Air Canada plans to start things next winter and take on folks such as Sunwing Travel and Transat A.T. Inc.. It's a bold plan, but Air Canada certainly knows the market and knows a thing or two about the airline biz.
The plan is to start with something like 10 jumbo jets and go from there with a carrier that would feature lower wages and a different seniority list than the main Air Canada list.
Air Canada hasn't convinced its pilots of the validity of the discount carrier, however. The Air Canada Pilots Association rejected a tentative deal in may that would have set up a lower wage scale ro new hires and for pilots who transfer to the new carrier to get more flying hours, Jang wrote, adding that those talks could resume in early fall.