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by Acey
Mon May 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 29
Views: 8360

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

A 777X with the wing fold mechanism u/s effectively becomes a code F aircraft, and pretending a code F aircraft is a code E aircraft would absolutely be a no-go at my airport (YYC). We have 2 code F gates, so it'd have to park on one of those, no questions asked. Using ICAO aerodrome design guideli...

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by Acey
Mon May 21, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 29
Views: 8360

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Some Code E gates may not have the necessary "buffer" between them to allow a 777X with extended wingtips and another 65m span frame (777W, A350) next to it without risking a possible wing-to-wing collision during pushback or arrival. In such situations, the 777W could be parked next to a...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16348

Re: WestJet and the 787

Noise wrote:
Will this new livery be featured on the rest of the fleet as well?

Yes. Debut on 7M8 in the next few weeks and repaints through regular mx cycle for rest of fleet.

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16348

Re: WestJet and the 787

At this point people would claim everything that has a straight line near the tail a Qantas ripoff lmao You miss the SPIRIT OF CANADA or you're just gonna pretend that's not what we're talking about? Their "thing" has always been "Proudly Canadian" until "Spirit of Canada&q...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 16348

Re: Westjet’s New livery on 787

"Qantas North"
Image

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6359

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Well, actually, most western (European) democracies are indeed mostly free of airport night ops... and the few in operation are nowhere near the scale of major airports like DXB or HKG. Yes, forgive me for my trying to include my entire continent (whose population nearly matches yours) as part of t...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6359

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Unless we're considering the Donald Trump reign to be the end of the republic as we know it, one might say it's hyperbolic to claim western democracies are free of urban airport ops in the middle of the night. Well, actually, most western (European) democracies are indeed mostly free of airport nig...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6359

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Unless we're considering the Donald Trump reign to be the end of the republic as we know it, one might say it's hyperbolic to claim western democracies are free of urban airport ops in the middle of the night.

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6359

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

Nobody flies in Europe in the middle of the night except cargo and cheap sun flights. There’s a reason for this. Further, this logic could be extended to a congested airport that doesn't even have severe night curfews, like an ATL type of field. Should ATL have just increased night flying instead o...

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway
Replies: 56
Views: 6359

Re: Paul Griffiths: LHR should open 24/7, not build another runway

For people on the flight paths who are used to life mostly without noise at night, I doubt they'd roll over and accept "airplanes are a bit quieter than they used to be" as justification for ramped up night ops.

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by Acey
Tue May 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4536

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

Wayfarer515 wrote:
come on its pretty obvious this has been going on for some time now


What is it you speak of that's been going on for some time?

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by Acey
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

sovietjet wrote:
How can I "desharpen" the photo?


The new thing now is for my images to be rejected as oversharp with the slider at zero and no sharpening applied, so I wonder if it's in the way it's exported.

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by Acey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Toronto to South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: Toronto to South Africa

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/por ... eclearance
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PatrickZ80 wrote:
I wouldn't recommend transfering in the USA since no US airport is configured for international transfers.


Not from YYZ you don't. FYI:

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/por ... eclearance

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by Acey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet uses 737Max on Alberta to Hawaii
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: WestJet uses 737Max on Alberta to Hawaii

6 hours, 44 minutes flying time this morning on YEG-OGG. Climbed directly to FL380.

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by Acey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9794

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

It's not like there will be no service. It's still being flown by AC and WS. Nah, AC doesn't fly it, QK does... and there's still UA service. WS service is mostly irrelevant. I'll take a CR9 over any 3x3 aircraft. But hey, we all have our preferences. QK already reduced one frequency and now this o...

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by Acey
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9794

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

That IAH-YYC cut by UA is a huge deal, god forbid it's not a misfile. For YYC's #1 transborder market to be dealt that kind of blow is somewhat catastrophic... It's not like there will be no service. It's still being flown by AC and WS. Nah, AC doesn't fly it, QK does... and there's still UA servic...

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by Acey
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 9794

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

That IAH-YYC cut by UA is a huge deal, god forbid it's not a misfile. For YYC's #1 transborder market to be dealt that kind of blow is somewhat catastrophic...

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by Acey
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?
Replies: 14
Views: 1716

Re: What do airlines do with 787/A350 flight data?

500 GB seems like an almost unreachable figure unless the data includes photographs or video. That's literally a million pages of plain text.

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by Acey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116622

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

"We are single engine and... that's it," she says when ZNY asks for a bit more detail. I don't think I heard her say anything about possible decomp at that point but surely they knew at that stage.

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by Acey
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116622

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Pax on board said there's "blood everywhere".

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by Acey
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13891

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

They were all launched as year round. Press release from last November. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017-11 ... pring-2018 PIT-YUL was for sale on Air Canada's website for the entire period. Perhaps it was not loaded in the OAG as such, but an airline's website trumps the OAG. You should know t...

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by Acey
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 22969

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

BTW, how much cargo volume and available weight will remain once the bags for 169 passengers are loaded? In my experience with 168 and 174-seat 738's, there's an absolute truckton of cargo room even at full pax load. The holds are gigantic on the 738. I don't know how much cargo the 763 was running...

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by Acey
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2706

Re: Why upload here?

On the topic of facebook, flickr, etc, and playing a bit of devil's advocate, I have just stopped following any aviation-related group, as the quality of the photos is generally very poor. While it's true that waiting a week for a photo to show up here can be cumbersome, some people prefer that to ...

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by Acey
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D3400 for spotting?
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: D3400 for spotting?

These new crop Nikons have great sensors, I'd go as far as to say that even with subpar glass you can manage in good light at base ISO. Here's one with the D3300 and the very poor 55-200 DX lens...

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by Acey
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?
Replies: 31
Views: 4313

Re: What happens to the unused fuel in retired aircraft?

Speaking of fuel, how do airliner's fuel tanks look like? Are they all made of aluminum? I read on another thread that some old airliners used bladder-type fuel tanks. As far as this situation goes, the fuel is drained and can be used for diesel powered vehicles, as heating oi or sold to scrap fuel...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20634

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Yeah I mean it's already an apples to oranges comparison as one frame is significantly heavier and carries more payload, but my interpretation is that if a 7M8 and E2 were carrying their respective full passenger complements for the same trip we can assume the E2 will require approximately 17% less ...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20634

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

In Summer 2019, are there any thoughts on whether YOW to LHR and FRA will switch to the A330-300, B787-8/9, or will these being among the last mainline 767 routes? I would hazard a guess all YOW widebody routes will stay 763 until the very end. After 2019, I would bet on the 788 taking over YOW-LHR...

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by Acey
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12586

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Redwood has already been replaced by the Alaska callsign for the airbus flights Certain controllers still call them Redwood. :) All joking aside, I wouldn't be surprised if this actually was the case because airports are busy enough as they are and using AS for a VX plane is going to confuse the he...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again
Replies: 30
Views: 4794

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

Just too small and under-capitalized to be realistic. I think Flair has some kind of minimal chance but Jetlines no. I think it's just a way for a few Baystreeters to get a couple of years of high salaries playing make believe airline financed by suckers. Jetsgo was way better set-up and look what ...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again
Replies: 30
Views: 4794

Re: Canada Jetlines delays launch... Again

Just too small and under-capitalized to be realistic. I think Flair has some kind of minimal chance but Jetlines no. I think it's just a way for a few Baystreeters to get a couple of years of high salaries playing make believe airline financed by suckers. Jetsgo was way better set-up and look what ...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity

george77300 wrote:
Interesting of the two comments above one thinks front is bigger and the other rear is bigger. I have no idea myself but thought interesting.


It's not a matter of thinking one is bigger, the rear is objectively bigger. There's no way you're getting 100 in the front unless they're purse sized bags.

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by Acey
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)
Replies: 16
Views: 4179

Re: Westjet's "Frozen" plane? (C-GWSV)

Seat reconfig for Frozen at YLW.

ACDC8 wrote:
Anyone know if the two Tartan's are still flying around?


Not since 2016.

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by Acey
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejected high in frame
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Rejected high in frame

There is no line, it just depends on who is screening and how they feel on a given day. Look at the top picture of Louisiana One right now, how is that not low in frame?

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by Acey
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: Boeing 737-700 max cargo hold capacity

Very approximate and depends on a number of factors, but I would say ~120 bags in the back and ~50 in the front.

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by Acey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post screening: positioning in the frame
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Post screening: positioning in the frame

It has to look "right". Definitely clears it up.

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by Acey
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16549

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

Since spring is around the corner and no announcement of any kind happened today there’s all evidence you need. Oh and I live in Calgary and there was no event of any kind at HQ... There was a birthday event at HQ for sure today, at which they did whatever an airline feels it necessary to do at a b...

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by Acey
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post screening: positioning in the frame
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Post screening: positioning in the frame

Just trying to understand how a side-on picture should be positioned in the frame. It appears a.net adds the information bar at the bottom and does not superimpose it, therefore I have correctly aligned these two images, taken minutes apart. Cargojet was accepted, American Eagle is low in frame. The...

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by Acey
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 16549

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

rj777 wrote:
CFM565A1 wrote:
Not happening today apparently, come back later in the spring to find out.


Source??


One is the fact that no media of any sort were made aware of or invited to an allegedly major overhaul in branding of the hometown airline.

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by Acey
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?
Replies: 43
Views: 4491

Re: Are simultaneous intersecting landings a thing?

As far as take offs on intersecting runways, in what situations are both planes rolling for take off at the exact same time and runways cross? I haven't experienced this either. Depends at what angle they cross and how far down they intersect... but that used to be ORD on both the north side and so...

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by Acey
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines truly a LCC?
Replies: 22
Views: 2545

Re: Flair Airlines truly a LCC?

I'm sure Flair Air swimming in the surplus capital required to build their own airport in a metro Canadian area.

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by Acey
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20634

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Rouge 319's are a crime against humanity, and fares are no lower than mainline. That's what's wrong with Rouge. It saddens me to see anyone celebrate the departure of the E90's whose 2x2 seating is quite lovely in comparison.

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by Acey
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-screening
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Pre-screening

I lost leeway on focus trying to keep the ISO at 400 and can easily darken the sky and add more sharpening. An issue I seem to be having is anything other than direct head-on sunlight being acceptable. It's a D800, there's a ton of dynamic range and shadows can be recovered, but then it looks unnatu...

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by Acey
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 NEO LR LBG - JFK Flight Tracker
Replies: 59
Views: 11415

Re: A321 NEO LR CDG - JFK Flight Tracker

TranscendZac wrote:
Less people on board

..a ~220 seat 767 with two aisles still wins in the "spaciousness" department as far as I'm concerned, though those are mostly on the way out.

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by Acey
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8584

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

yowza wrote:
Um, you know statute miles are not the same as nautical miles, yes?


It wouldn't be a new route speculation thread if somebody didn't know the difference between a mile and a nautical mile.

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by Acey
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 8584

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

IrishAyes wrote:
ooof. this would be a decently long flight....6800 NM for YVR-GRU, 6900 for YVR-GIG

Wrong.
GIG-YVR is 6,048 nm and GRU-YVR is 5,960 nm.

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by Acey
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 8796

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

Glad WS is expanding into Europe,my guess is this will increase.with newer widebody aircraft in the near future. The only drawback is still limited direct flights from YYZ or YUL. Hope they dont use terminal 3 at CDG, a terrible place to wait for your flight.Did they choose CDG over Orly for any sp...

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by Acey
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?
Replies: 43
Views: 8796

Re: Westjet 737MAX Trans-Atlantic intro?

jfk777 wrote:
When is West Jet getting those 787-9 to replace the ex=Qantas 767 at Gatwick ? Hoping WJ flies to LHR with the 787-9.


First quarter next year, and it won't be LHR.

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by Acey
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 7992

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

Westjet... badly. Getting increasingly fed up with their incredibly boring paint, despite advertising themselves as all young and hip.

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by Acey
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AC Express Q400 in the new livery
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: First AC Express Q400 in the new livery

Engines being at the same level as the fuselage, I guess, explains the rationale for the white cowlings? The CRJ in new paint has black engines, so it appears to be a decision made only for the Q. Hopefully a 77W goes in for paint soon :) Spotters have stated that C-FITL, their first 77W, has been ...

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