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Topic: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nrt1011
Posted 2012-12-28 21:37:00 and read 7384 times.

My ex-wife is flying from YVR to SYD tonight (Dec 29) but she is on fight AC35 (the usual one is AC 33).

Since when has AC been flying 2 planes a day to Sydney and are they using 777-200LR for both?

Confused!

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: Bill142
Posted 2012-12-28 21:40:23 and read 7376 times.

I believe it's seasonal for Australians wanting to ski in Canada and Canadians wanting to escape the cold.

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nrt1011
Posted 2012-12-28 21:44:42 and read 7362 times.

OK makes sense. AC33 has been delayed to 8am the next day, seems they dont have a pilot. Amazing!

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: qf002
Posted 2012-12-28 22:07:19 and read 7293 times.

10 weekly over our summer -- all on the 77L.

I think it reverts to daily at the beginning of February.

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nrt1011
Posted 2012-12-29 02:24:41 and read 7013 times.

They must have taken a 200LR from their YYZ-Asia route and replaced with a 300ER

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: StarAC17
Posted 2012-12-29 19:49:35 and read 5014 times.

Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in HNL.

[Edited 2012-12-29 23:44:40 by SA7700]

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: Boeing744
Posted 2012-12-29 22:39:01 and read 4303 times.

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in YYZ even when there was a fuel stop in HNL.

Has a non-stop YYZ-SYD route ever been talked about, perhaps to supplement a single YVR frequency in the high season? The Great Circle distance of that route is about 8400nm, whereas the published range of the -200LR, is around 8850nm. That makes it sound like it could do the flight without significant restrictions... Of course, the bigger question would be economic viability of such a long flight (and demand from YYZ in the first place).

Such a flight would be a bit over 100nm longer than Singapore's former SIN-EWR route...

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nickofatlanta
Posted 2012-12-29 22:45:46 and read 4290 times.

Any ideas for why AC has the second flight sitting on the ground in SYD for over ten hours? It arrives at 845am and departs at 7pm.

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nrt1011
Posted 2012-12-29 23:16:43 and read 4228 times.

Nick, perhaps it has something to do with the delay. Per my note above, it seems lack of a Pilot delayed AC33 out of Vancouver until 8am the next morning. Some poor schedulers somewhere are working overtime this past weekend

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nickofatlanta
Posted 2012-12-30 00:23:55 and read 4144 times.

Don't think it has anything to do with the delay. Long ground time is in the schedule in their press release.

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: EK413
Posted 2012-12-30 01:08:16 and read 4094 times.

Quoting nrt1011 (Thread starter):
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):

Air Canada boosts non-stop flights between Vancouver and Sydney Australia this winter: Increased to 10 flights each week from December 14 for peak Canadian ski season.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/120725.html

EK413

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nrt1011
Posted 2012-12-30 03:23:04 and read 3917 times.

Great, many thanks, very interesting. I am very interested in the final results

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2012-12-30 17:24:32 and read 3495 times.

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 5):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in HNL.

Don't understand what you mean. AC33 operates YYZ-YVR-SYD and AC34 SYD-YVR-YYZ. AC doesn't use the 77L to HNL.

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: sunrisevalley
Posted 2012-12-30 18:18:15 and read 3401 times.

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 9):
Long ground time is in the schedule in their press release.

This allows for a evening departure northbound which would suit many passengers I would think. This flight terminates in YVR , it does not continue onto YYZ.

[Edited 2012-12-30 18:19:33]

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: nrt1011
Posted 2012-12-30 23:08:00 and read 3208 times.

Yes my ex wife will leave Sydney at 7pm and arrive Vancouver same day at like 2pm, a great time actually.

Yes only for YVR as it is the Ski-jet, not for Toronto folks like me and actually a bit late to change and go on to YYZ, I wouldn't want to do that. The AC34 time works pretty well for us folks

Topic: RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?
Username: StarAC17
Posted 2013-01-01 09:48:21 and read 2770 times.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):
Don't understand what you mean. AC33 operates YYZ-YVR-SYD and AC34 SYD-YVR-YYZ. AC doesn't use the 77L to HNL.

Post was edited my one of the most I think, this is what I posted originally

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 6):
Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in YYZ even when there was a fuel stop in HNL.


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