Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4458 times:
We've seen a lot of downgrading in equipment on Air Canada from Canada to the U.S., mostly from Toronto. Obviously, AC's current problems are forcing them to revisit every route.
I was trying to book a flight from HPN to YYZ in August, expecting the CRJ. Instead, I saw it was a B1900D. Not too keen on that plane. I also noticed the B1900 for some flights to Hartford, where it used to be all Dash 8s, and now I see CRJs are being used YYZ-LGA, which used to be only A320/319.
Crj 900 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 604 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4388 times:
Just be patient guys. I realize that seeing a downgrade aircraft is not always the best BUT you'll see the CRJ back on HPN soon. As for the 1900D well ya that hurts. AC always buggers things up by doing this stuff...good example was Richmond, used to be a Dash and then a 1900! who wants to sit on a 1900 for 1h50. It used to be that it meant AC wasn't interested in the destination anymore and they'd pull the D8 for the Beech, then the loads would drop off. Within the next year or so, more CRJs will be coming and you'll see them pick up again. I will mention though, for routes that cannot fill a 319, you will definitely see a move to RJs. Sign of the times.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33674 posts, RR: 71
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4205 times:
YYZ-HPN was at 3 CRJs? If I am not mistaken, the route was launched in September 2001 as a daily B1900 and has been a daily B1900 since then. It is upgrading to a daily CRJ this fall. Considering how often Air Canada "comes and goes" with routes, the fact it has lasted, in my mind, shows it has been a succsess. After all, White Plains is without a doubt one of the highest yielding markets in the country.