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by whywhyzee
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17204

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

The value of the a-la-carte model (the way I see it, it's just an un-bundled fare) is increased efficiency due to less waste. Just think how many meals go to waste on a typical flight. Allowing the customer to order certain things can effectively reduce the cost of the ticket, and lower the costs fo...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5188

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

I think the trick is, India is the next big boom country. Economically. They are emerging and doing so rapidly, and it is reflected in airport passenger numbers. Going large is betting on this to continue, its high risk-high reward. If they get it right and growth continues at this breakneck pace, ...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5188

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

I think the trick is, India is the next big boom country. Economically. They are emerging and doing so rapidly, and it is reflected in airport passenger numbers. Going large is betting on this to continue, its high risk-high reward. If they get it right and growth continues at this breakneck pace, h...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10246

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/ME

....Allotting for growth, AC, including Rouge could realistically have a fleet of ~75 787's in a decade's time. That is impressive for a country of 37 million. In a decade, Canada is going to have over 40 million people...[/quote] Leave it to someone on this site to find an irrelevant piece of info...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 10246

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/ME

The aggressive expansion continues, YVR certainly is becoming one of the world's true gateways. Of the airlines who have ordered and operate the 787, AC has definitely benefitted the most. I don't expect too many more routes to come up seeing as how WB expansion will be coming to a close in the nex...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada adds daily YUL-NRT
Replies: 63
Views: 15136

Re: Air Canada to make major Montreal announcement on 08/23

Honestly, if the Canadian government is scared of Air Canada flying to Beirut, then make the flight have Israeli like security. Passengers need to be questioned before they check in and when they are checking in. Baggage is put through a detector to find any bombs or anything suspicious. That would...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Westjet and China Airlines to share aircraft/crews

http://www.paxnewswest.com/news/pnw-airline/westjet-china-airlines-approved-taipei-taiwan-flights According to this article, Westjet and China Airlines are entering into some sort of partnership agreement which sees WS crews operating CI metal into Canada. It's a rather interesting arrangement, coul...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A350's with 348 seats
Replies: 26
Views: 7651

Re: IB A350's with 348 seats

Much like AC and KL on their 777's, sounds like a very efficient, high CASM layout. Most Y pax really don't care how tight it is, so may as well make it as tight as is possible. My question is, do they really need another aircraft above this? For a couple of routes, I don't see too much value, espec...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?
Replies: 34
Views: 7627

Re: Why doesn't Norwegian fly to Canada?

By my back of the napkin count, YYZ lags only behind JFK in terms of international and TATL pax/destinations. New York and the surrounding area is significantly larger then the GTA, hence, it isn't hard to see the issue. YYZ is so well served already, and continues to grow, especially internationall...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX introduces A350 to EWR
Replies: 45
Views: 7864

Re: CX introduces A350 to EWR

jfklganyc wrote:
A lot of places.

bos dca bwi yyz yul cle mia mco bda caribbean islands european network orf rdu cmh cvg clt

plenty of feed for 4 HKG flights throughout day


Remember Bos has CX daily and YYZ has them 2x daily. Not much incentive to backtrack.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored Air Canada Embraer 190 Fleet
Replies: 13
Views: 3850

Re: Stored Air Canada Embraer 190 Fleet

I would have thought AC would need them for the busy summer season or even keep them flying until the CS300 arrives. Does AC have too many aircraft now? Since those frames left, they acquire some more A321's and created Rouge, which itself acquired more A321's and 767's. They essentially upguaged c...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VLAs for Short Haul?
Replies: 26
Views: 3495

Re: VLAs for Short Haul?

It's fairly popular with in Canada owing to our population distribution and multiple hub model where aircraft need to be re-positioned. From Toronto, AC flies widebodies to YOW, YUL, YHZ, YYC, YEG, YVR, LAX and SFO, all of which can be considered fairly short haul. The repositioning drives a lot of ...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?
Replies: 106
Views: 9947

Re: What are some TATL routes Norwegian could tackle next?

Canada would be a huge hit, look at the demand to Europe that already exists, amd is constantly growing. Especially if they could partner with WestJet, Norwegian could be a really great fit in Canada. Toronto alone is one of the largest gateways to Europe in North America, and the second busiest air...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-8i Lufthansa/Korean next destination?
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Re: 747-8i Lufthansa/Korean next destination?

YYZ is better suited to the A380, but given their move to MUC, I would say the 748 is pretty likely to happen. YYZ has very little room for additional flights, and it is a very stronroute, one of their strongest 744 routes, and it's growing. It's a question of when rather then if by my estimation.

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 13737

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

I love this, it's a great example of how lost some people are on this site. I don't know a single person who isn't somehow involved in aviation that knows anything whatsoever with regards to service levels and seating configurations. If you truly be,ieve people won't continue to flock to DY in drove...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian airport 2017 stats
Replies: 35
Views: 5820

Re: Canadian airport 2017 stats

The growth won't stop, I think Canada has been underserved for quite some time and people just didn't realize it's potential. Now more then ever, it represents a stable and business friendly destination in North America, and it has unlimited tourist potential, greatest country in the world! Consider...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route
Replies: 46
Views: 11150

Re: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route

I know they were planning on serving YYZ until BR came in and filled the bilateral. Dropping NYC could allow them to upguage YVR and use the extra frequencies to YYZ, however, yields to YVR are absolutely abysmal (they sell F as J and J as Y+ on the 747, or they did recently according to onemileatat...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X
Replies: 51
Views: 13035

Re: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X

AC is currently building a hangar at YYZ specifically to meet the dimensions of the 777-9, could be them ordering it, 20 seems like a reasonable number to start with.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 8132

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

I personally find it funny how people on here love bashing the 787/777 fleet, as if it is in some way different to most other carriers...it isn't. Since when is stating a fact considered bashing? Y seating in AC 777's and 787's sucks. That's a simple fact, regardless that other 777/787 operators ar...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight
Replies: 38
Views: 6768

Re: Toddler prevented from using washroom on AC flight

In a world where you can write to the CBC and get free stuff because you are an idiot, why wouldn't you get into a pissing match. It's not just airlines, companies get screwed here all the time because media outlets absolutely love roasting companies over the coals until they start forking over all ...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 8132

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

I personally find it funny how people on here love bashing the 787/777 fleet, as if it is in some way different to most other carriers...it isn't. 31in pitch with slim lines in Y and 10 abreast on a 777 is essentially what most other carriers offer, and those that don't likely soon will. Personally,...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 101
Views: 6885

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I think the issue is a lot wider than just the big 3 looking for a solution. The entire commuter market is going to run into an issue of a lack of new designs. In Ontario, the government has assembled a committee with the goal of establishing more point to point regional routes to reduce some of the...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 15805

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Which routes will they use them on? I don't see this going on JFK because of the numbers of seats required. JNB? BOS? I assume the first long houl route will be to Toronto, due to the right passenger load and the fact that Air Canada is compeating LY with 787s on this route. I was told the 789 will...

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by whywhyzee
Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 44
Views: 11283

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

AC also does a considerable about of transborder and domestic widebody flying, which facilitates cargo carrying. A quick search of the A321 fleet on fr24 shows that a fair number of them operate in routes with widebody service, making the need for a container loaded, higher useful load platform less...

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by whywhyzee
Thu May 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will JetBlue fly to select Canadian cities?
Replies: 31
Views: 4066

Re: When will JetBlue fly to select Canadian cities?

For them to start YYZ for example, they would instantly be up against AC, WS UA, DL, and AA who all run an immense amount of frequency to a whole host of destinations. It would force Jetblue or any other new competitor to offer a similar level of service to have any hope of competing, and that reall...

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by whywhyzee
Mon May 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 27441

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

I could see the Canada-India bilateral being renegotiated for more frequencies but the Canada-UAE I am not seeing. EK and EY would get more access to Canada but what would the Canadian carriers get in return? The benefit would be one-sided... AC also flies to DXB, it would allow them more access. F...

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by whywhyzee
Mon May 08, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 27441

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

Color me skeptical. There is little interest on the Canadian side in granting UAE carriers more frequencies. The allotments in the current agreement cover the O/D between the countries and Canadian officials feel that is sufficient. The entire reason why nonstop Canada-India flights have been so su...

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by whywhyzee
Sun May 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 27441

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

I doubt very much anyone would fly 14 hours to and from Buffalo to Dubai and then take a Greyhound bus to Toronto. Torontonians won't even fly out of Hamilton if they had the opportunity to!! It is not like taking the 45 min bus from Abu Dhabi to Dubai after landing there with Etihad!! If the rumbl...

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by whywhyzee
Sun May 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?
Replies: 45
Views: 4908

Re: Which destination would Austrian probably add next?

I don't know that they are actually planning any expansion. Their current fleet isn't enough to maintain the schedule they have at the frequencies they want. I seem to recall them cutting flying to allow for one of their last additions, might have been for LA. This new 777 will likely allow to get e...

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by whywhyzee
Fri May 05, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 27441

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

BUF website shows coach services from BUF to Toronto on Coach Canada and Greyhound (about 3 hours). So EK adding a coach service to the Toronto area wouldn't be that crazy IMO. I doubt very much anyone would fly 14 hours to and from Buffalo to Dubai and then take a Greyhound bus to Toronto. Toronto...

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by whywhyzee
Fri May 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 96
Views: 20445

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

Everyone seems to think WS is this mythical LCC, ER even as in truth, while they have some aspects of a LCC, they have steadily been leaving that behind. They have plans to compete as a more full service esque carrier going foreward, this has been the internal directive for a couple years. I'm luck...

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by whywhyzee
Fri May 05, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 96
Views: 20445

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

Everyone seems to think WS is this mythical LCC, ER even as in truth, while they have some aspects of a LCC, they have steadily been leaving that behind. They have plans to compete as a more full service esque carrier going foreward, this has been the internal directive for a couple years. I'm lucky...

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by whywhyzee
Tue May 02, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 96
Views: 20445

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I expect they are planning to go head to head against AC. mainline with emphasis on YVR/YOW/YYC. to Asia and Europe . I don't see this plane as the vehicle to go against Air Transat, they have the 767's for this. When they disclose the cabin configuration it may become clearer. I don't see this air...

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by whywhyzee
Tue May 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 96
Views: 20445

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

I wonder if they will tweak their brand and make it more universal/relevant to global travel? WestJet is a pretty regional/low cost concept and is a bit confusing if you are flying to Europe and Asia. Easy Jet and Air Asia brands have a more international cache. They will probably focus on Canada p...

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by whywhyzee
Tue May 02, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 96
Views: 20445

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

From what I have heard from multiple people within Westjet, they will be more AC then Rouge if that makes any sense. Plans, at least as of now, are to have a proper J/Y+/Y service to offer a competitive alternative against AC. The 767's will also remain in the fleet after the 787 arrives, likely wil...

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by whywhyzee
Tue May 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 96
Views: 20445

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

The converted 737 max frames become options, they could be looking to soften the burden of taking on all those frames at once. Not to mention if fuel prices remain stable, they can hold onto more NG's longer then initially planned. Good news all around!

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747-8 DEN-FRA
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: LH 747-8 DEN-FRA

YYZ had one a couple days ago as well.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 14204

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

Umm the government is not tying the GTAA's hands in terms of re-opening the infield terminal. All TC are responsible for are to ensure that the facility is safe to use should the GTAA so desire to use it again. Correct, though charging exorbitant rent rates on the GTAA which inhibits them to do any...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 14204

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

[twoid][/twoid] YYZ needs more international gates, it's a total mess and they are consistently having to turn down new service because of the lack of gates. Of course there is the infield which would be a perfectly good Charter terminal...but they choos to mothball it and leave aircraft sitting in ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12045

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

So Europe to Asia is unacceptable on a twin...completely over land. It is intercontinental after all. But LAX-HNL is ok, since it's domestic.

Gotta love the logic.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 14204

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

YYZ needs more international gates, it's a total mess and they are consistently having to turn down new service because of the lack of gates. Of course there is the infield which would be a perfectly good Charter terminal...but they choos to mothball it and leave aircraft sitting in the apron for ha...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Mainline YHZ-PUJ and others
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: AC Mainline YHZ-PUJ and others

are there currently negotiations with the pilots to extend the rouge contract to more aircraft? Yes. As I mentioned, narrow body are at their maximum. Wide body maximum should be reached some time this summer/autumn. The pilot contract restricts the Rouge fleet to 25 narrow body and 25 767s. Ben Sm...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada rouge B-767-question
Replies: 12
Views: 3396

Re: Air Canada rouge B-767-question

richardw wrote:
Will the Rouge A330s be narrow seat 3-3-3?


AC has never said the A330's will go to Rouge, that is just something that gets brought up on here. Mainline currently needs the A330's to satisfy the schedule, so they won't be going anywhere anytime in the near future.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10941

Re: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes

I can't see LX opening any flights to YYZ any time soon, they already codeshare on AC's ZRH-YYZ and seasonal GVA-YUL-YYZ flights. I also believe they have a sort of informal agreement with AC that says they take YUL and AC takes YYZ, and they keep it at that. Could YYZ support 2 daily frequencies, ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 6858

Re: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia

I can definitely see YYZ to augment AC's daily HND service. MIA seems like another good potential route, yes, it is long, and not to a star hub, but it would be the first MIA-Asia flight, which gives them a chance to really grab hold of that market and carve out a strong customer base before competi...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lowest Load Factor Routes?
Replies: 39
Views: 5928

Re: Lowest Load Factor Routes?

TAAGS LAD-HAV might be a contender, as is Air Chinas PEK-YYZ-HAV (on the last sector). Some mentioned IKA-CCS....that would def qualify, if it is still around. SQs IAH-DME-SIN used to be quite empty down back but upfront and cargo seemingly made it viable. The lowest load factor flights i have been...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM expansion in Argentina
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: LATAM expansion in Argentina

lhrsfosyd wrote:
I'm flabbergasted why BA continues to operate 772 on EZE. It could easily support B77W!

Demand across different cabins of service likely dictates the use of the 772. EZE doesn't have F class service, which the 77W does. The 77W only has 18 more total seats compared to the -200/ER, and less Y.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 38140

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I think this means the A380 for Boston. From a cut in service you extrapolate to it must mean they are bringing the A380? I believe there is a difference between wanting something and thinking something might actually happen. (Not saying it won't, but this definitely doesn't make it look very likel...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3616
Views: 1164625

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Sorry to deviate, but the US3 operate some of the most premium heavy configurations in the world, United especially has a massive amount of J seats on most aircraft, far more then most others. AA has some very premium heavy 77W's, as does UA. DL is much closer to the sort of norm that most carriers...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA may have to slow growth
Replies: 28
Views: 3493

Re: GVA may have to slow growth

I know YYZ is in a similar boat. They have been turning down potential new services now for over 2 years due to a lack of gate space available during peak times. There was supposed to be a new wing of one of the terminals built, but that seems to be continually delayed due to lack of funding.

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