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by whywhyzee
Thu May 25, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8508

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: 3477

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: 26464

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: 26464

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: 26464

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: 4655

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: 26464

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: 97
Views: 19751

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: 97
Views: 19751

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: 97
Views: 19751

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: 97
Views: 19751

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: 97
Views: 19751

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: 97
Views: 19751

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: 1591

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: 13531

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: 13531

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: 11688

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: 13531

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: 1155

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: 3305

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: 10520

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: 6578

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: 5602

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: 1396

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: 237
Views: 36001

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: 2675
Views: 817346

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: 3306

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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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 247
Views: 79496

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

maximairways wrote:
I'm flying YYZ-AMS in May, I was hoping to be on a 747, but it looks like they switch that route to a 772 in the summer months. :(

You can still do it! YYZ is 12x weekly in the summer, 5x 747's operating on KL695.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Considering Buffalo, Baltimore, and Raleigh
Replies: 81
Views: 8913

Re: Norwegian Considering BUF, BWI, RDU

It's hilarious how this forums works. Last time there's was a Norwegian thread, I brought up YYZ, and people were adamant that there wasn't sufficient demand...YYZ with 33 destinations in Europe, including many with considerable frequency (Peak YYZ-London is 10x daily for example) yet there was not ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2675
Views: 817346

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

From a commercial point of view a beefed up A359ULR makes a lot more sense. Let's say Qantas orders 5-6 real A3510 shrinks/ original A350R. Who else needs them? Maybe SIA, slim chance BA wants to follow LHR-SYD. ME3 all have 778 on order. I don't see anyone else needing the real A359R. Makes it muc...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 470 diverted
Replies: 15
Views: 6023

Re: LH 470 diverted

If anyone is keeping track, LH 470 diverted to YUL today, line of thunderstorms passed through YYZ, subsequent delays meant they couldn't hold for long enough.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 470 diverted
Replies: 15
Views: 6023

Re: LH 470 diverted

I stand corrected, the A346 fleet has been reconfigured, all based out of MUC, all have F seats, with D-AIHP/U/W/X/Z seemingly having the lower J seat count as compared to the rest. I do know however that F isn't sold on all routes.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 470 diverted
Replies: 15
Views: 6023

Re: LH 470 diverted

Yes, but there's still no First Class to YYZ LH still offers true First on 748, 380, 333 etc but I believe all 744 are now J/Y+/Y only now The A333's are being reconfigured and most (if not all) are losing F. Going forward, LH will only offer F on the 748 and A380 IIRC. Good to know What about the ...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes
Replies: 22
Views: 5536

Re: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes

Euro J is there so business passengers can book a more flexible ticket and arrive at the airport when is best suited to their schedule and fly when is best suited to their schedule, it's not for added comfort. You can buy a fully flexible Y fare and achieve the same, still cheaper than a J fare. Th...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 470 diverted
Replies: 15
Views: 6023

Re: LH 470 diverted

^Technically it's 3-class: business, prem eco, eco. Basically its like what the old F/C/Y was 15 years ago, just renamed :D Yes, but there's still no First Class to YYZ LH still offers true First on 748, 380, 333 etc but I believe all 744 are now J/Y+/Y only now The A333's are being reconfigured an...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes
Replies: 22
Views: 5536

Re: Unpleasant Air Serbia changes

You guys seem way out of touch, seriously. European J is designed for flexibility, both in ticketing and for the airline. Having the same seat as Y means they can sell as many J seats as they wish, and install a temporary bulkhead wherever it is needed, so airplanes can fly a much wider scope of rou...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 113
Views: 23287

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

I'm not. 2x daily AC flights to Tokyo connecting to their *A partner ANA and one of which is operating to the preferred airport, HND. JL lacks the Canadian HND authority to respond from there (ANA has it for YVR) and would be competing against an airline partnership with hubs on both ends of the ma...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 15133

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

YYZ is the second busiest city in terms of service levels to India in all of North America, as of July 1st, there will be 17 weekly departures to India. Given the strength of the market, it makes sense that the national carrier of India would step in, filling planes would not be a problem. By virtue...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 113
Views: 23287

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

I'm surprise that JAL does not fly to YYZ. I'm not. 2x daily AC flights to Tokyo connecting to their *A partner ANA and one of which is operating to the preferred airport, HND. JL lacks the Canadian HND authority to respond from there (ANA has it for YVR) and would be competing against an airline p...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 90
Views: 15133

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

Also mentions YVR and YYZ, just saying. Don't forget us up here!

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by whywhyzee
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24308

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

There are a number of routes that could definitely benefit from an A380, More BOS, YYZ, YVR year round, PHX during the summer, DXB, IAH, the list goes on. I think it's a given that there are a ton of viable options, but it begs the question, is it really worth it? To be successful, they don't have t...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 155
Views: 19354

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

They have a couple more 787's rolling off e line shortly, and I have heard a lot about CPH and YYZ being next, likely in that order. CPH is a newer idea, but it seems to be pretty solid. They continue to talk about YYZ as they have for the last year or two, it's likely to happen, just when, I don't ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 8077

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

This begs the question of the 737-10. With added range and capacity, it could fill the gap nicely and make these routes viable. With about 200 seats, it would provide a nice mix of capacity and ability to generate higher yields. Yes, these markets can likely support more the. 200 daily seats, but th...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 8077

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

"Air Canada" is in the title, either I am missing something or jimbo is late...[/quote] I'm eagerly waiting for him as well to tell us that it is completely unsustainable and eventually they will succumb to dilution of yields and die. In all honesty, this is the perfect new Boeing MoM rout...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 8077

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

AC should have ordered more than just 8 B788s. Had they done that, YYC-NRT, YOW-LHR/FRA and YHZ-LHR would have the 788 by now. Had they done that, they wouldn't have had the necessary frames for hubs like YYZ and YVR. Remember they still hold 23 787 options, I'd say they are pretty likely to exerci...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD
Replies: 42
Views: 5297

Re: AC launches YVR-BOS, resumes YUL-IAD

Sure it's a hub, but in this instance, it's a hub for Asia Pacific markets and a few northern BC markets and not much else. No one is going to figure out how to fly BOS-YVR-SEA unless they specifically require that itinerary. There won't be much interest in flying to YVR and backhauling to YLW, Alb...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 572
Views: 67224

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

No bloody wonder tickets are so expensive. Passengers have to pay for the new paint jobs every few years. I guess Air Canada is not hurting as much as they let on if they can afford to do this (again) Because they arent hurting... Pulling record numbers at a time where they have said they aren't ch...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 572
Views: 67224

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Air Canada is due to receive another 789 on March 24th. I wonder if it will have the new livery? It had the old livery on its tail fin when it rolled out at CHS but it's since been through paint and I'd be very surprised if it doesn't have the new livery now. Unfortunately there is absolutely no-on...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max winds recorded?
Replies: 9
Views: 1980

Re: Max winds recorded?

I've got a screenshot of a speci from YYT today, gusting 85kts. 1907Z speci.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33408

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

What if there was some concern about the landing aids? Where they making a low visibility approach using the ILS and discovered that they were much lower than expected? Was the circling an effort to wait for improved visibility conditions for a visual approach as they no longer trusted the ILS? Thi...

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