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User currently offlineBowflexBrennan From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4231 times:

So I booked a flight from YVR-YYZ for March 2007. I purposely took the 7:00am flight so I could get on the 767-300. I wanted to fly on the 763, as I've heard good things about them. So I'm looking at the AC site today, and they've changed the plane to a 767-200. So I paid to pre select my seat on the 763, and I'm wondering how the change in planes will affect my seat. And why would AC change the aircraft, does it happen a lot.

Is there really a big difference between the 762 and the 763?

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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
Is there really a big difference between the 762 and the 763?

No. They are the same plane, only the 300 is considerably longer. Both are quite nice.



Good goes around!
User currently offlineDC10sRULE From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Hi,

Both versions of B767 have roughly the same number of economy seats and rows. The main difference is in the number of executive class rows.

therefore, if you are sitting in economy, you might end up with the same row and aisle or window anyways.

To be safe, just go back and verify your new seat on the B762 and change it if you are unhappy.

JA



Giggity-Giggity..!
User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
I'm wondering how the change in planes will affect my seat.

I'm not sure about the change from a -300 to a -200, they may keep you in the same general seat near where you selected. What is probably going to happen is you will go to the airport, check-in, and on the check-in machines a message will come up saying something like "The seat you have selected on the plane that was originally book could not be fulfilled, you will receive a refund in the mail" This happened to me when I was flying YYZ-YOW on Dec. 2nd on AC458. It was scheduled to be a 762 and was changed to an A321. That similar message came up when I checked in and within a few weeks later a check was in the mail with my $15 refund. Needless to say I was pretty upset, I was all pumped to fly on my first widebody, I even had my Boeing shirt on, and then it got changed. worried  One thing you can do in the future is book your flights closer to the date of the flight. Many things can change within the months between when you book the flight and when you fly. Of course nothing is set in stone, and sometimes you have to deal with it. Hope this helps

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 796 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Quoting DC10sRULE (Reply 2):
Hi,

Both versions of B767 have roughly the same number of economy seats and rows. The main difference is in the number of executive class rows.

therefore, if you are sitting in economy, you might end up with the same row and aisle or window anyways.

To be safe, just go back and verify your new seat on the B762 and change it if you are unhappy.

JA

The J class seats are quite different between the 762 and the intercontinental 763's. To complicate it further, in the XM'd (refurb'd) 763's the seats are very much different, being pods in J, and all the seats in Y have AVOD.

AC frequently switches the 763's out of transcon routes if they are needed for longer range flights or maintenance. The 200's are really the "standard" domestic transcon a/c.


User currently offlineQblue From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

I was just wondering is AC tail number 604 CGAUN still flying.

User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 964 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Quoting Qblue (Reply 5):
I was just wondering is AC tail number 604 CGAUN still flying.

Yes it is.


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User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 22 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Quoting Qblue (Reply 5):
I was just wondering is AC tail number 604 CGAUN still flying.

Yep, and I was on it a few years ago.
I knew they fixed it but it still creeped me out!

Devon



Flying high on the Wings of the Great Northwest!
User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1983 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Quoting Qblue (Reply 5):
I was just wondering is AC tail number 604 CGAUN still flying.

Yes it is. I have been on it, it was really interesting being on a plane that is part of history like that. One question I have is this was one of the first 762s AC received I believe, how long should this one stay around for?



Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 964 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 8):
One question I have is this was one of the first 762s AC received I believe, how long should this one stay around for?

604 received major overhaul mx just a few years ago, so she still could be considered quite 'young' even though she is 24 years old. There was posts here, because at the time it was questionable if AC would go ahead with major mx, or expire the airplane.

They made the good choice!!



LD4



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User currently offlineChris From Canada, joined May 1999, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

I had a similar experience on a trip YYZ-SJU when they switched a 763 to a 762. Everyone already had their seat assignments but when we got to the departure lounge they announced that the aircraft had been changed. They didn't bother to assign new seats and when passengers boarded the plane it was absolute chaos as families and spouses ended up seperated. Left me with a bad immpression and I avoid flying AC if possible.

User currently offlineCFTOA From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Thread starter):
So I booked a flight from YVR-YYZ for March 2007. I purposely took the 7:00am flight so I could get on the 767-300. I wanted to fly on the 763, as I've heard good things about them. So I'm looking at the AC site today, and they've changed the plane to a 767-200. So I paid to pre select my seat on the 763, and I'm wondering how the change in planes will affect my seat. And why would AC change the aircraft, does it happen a lot.

Is there really a big difference between the 762 and the 763?

Not to worry my friend. As the rest of us have said, there is not a big difference between them, only about 96 seats actually  Silly It is a wonderful aircraft to fly on, it is a shame that they will be replaced soon. Mabye you will even have the chance of flying on C-GAUN.. or the Gimli Glider as most of us know it as  Wink

Cheers.


User currently offlineBowflexBrennan From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Quoting CFTOA (Reply 11):
Mabye you will even have the chance of flying on C-GAUN.. or the Gimli Glider as most of us know it as

Hmmm, glider you say? I can only imagine the story behind that one.


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

Quoting BowflexBrennan (Reply 12):
Hmmm, glider you say? I can only imagine the story behind that one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider Pretty interesting.

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineCFTOA From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting FighterPilot (Reply 13):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider Pretty interesting.

The passengers on ship 604 were very lucky that the Captain was an experienced glider pilot..
I could not imagine piloting a 176,000 pound glider onto an abandoned runway  duck 


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