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User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Just one question :

I know that some years ago, a lot of different airlines flow to Montreal. What was the "best" year with the most airlines ? and wich airlines were then present in Montreal ? (I know about aeroflot, Aerolinas argentinas....) and others ?

Thanx

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User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5010 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Aeroflot
Aerolinas Argentinas
Air India
Alitalia (who will return soon if they can manage to stay alive  Big thumbs up)
Finnair
JAT
LOT polish
Malev Hungarian
Sabena
SAS
Swissair (now Swiss)
Varig


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

That was back when naviagation through the air was an art form, and not an exact science like it is today, most of those airlines were really looking for Toronto, they just got lost on their way...Today with modern technology and advanced navigation systems most of them have made their way to their original destination CYYZ, others took one look at YUL got scarred and went home never to return to Canada again  Smile HAHAHAHAHAHA


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

others took one look at YUL got scarred and went home

Thats why Trudeau built Mirabel.... wasn't much better!  Big grin


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

EA Used to fly to YUL, but they're no longer with us. And DL used to fly widebodies into YUL from BOS. Does anyone remember(not to get too much off topic) if EA ever flew L-10's into YUL? I know AA used to fly DC-10's into YUL from ORD.  Smile That was part of YUL's Good Old Times! Big grin


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineBraniff1960 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Flew an EA L-1011 from LGA-YUL in 1976.

They had several L-1011's a day into YUL.

I still remember the old EA route from YOW-YUL-EWR,
had to go through customs in YUL and re-board.

That was great!



nothing like the smell of jet exhaust!
User currently offlineSkywatcher From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Mohawk (Burlington-YUL)
Republic (Detroit-YUL)
Braniff (Dallas-YYZ-YUL)
Northeast (Ft.Lauderdale-YUL)
Aer Lingus (Shannon-YUL-Chicago)
Tarom (Bucharest-YUL)
Royal Jordanian (Amman-YUL-YYZ)
Empire (Syracuse-YUL)

and on and on.

Great memories.

Slawko, maybe you should consider changing your meds.

YUL isn't for everybody, but neither is YYZ. Trust me.



User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5010 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Its ok,

Slawko wears the same glasses as those blue and white glasses those Laughs fans wear  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineSkywatcher From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

On second thought. everybody really is looking for YYZ. Yeah, really they are.
That explains everything. Why should anybody else have fond memories if it gets in the way of the YYZ thing. Of course, how silly of me.

Slawko, please accept my humble apology for my previous presumptuous remark.

YYZ is the only thing that matters. It's so obvious.


User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Air Portugal
El Al
Lan Chile
Air Jamaica (charters)
Aero Costa Rica (charters)
Dominicana (charters)
Iberia
People Express (YMX)
Air Liberte
UTA (French military flights YMX)
Aero Mexico
Jaro (do they still exist?)



User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Well look on the bright side, MS are upgrading all their flights to the airport from via JFK to direct. That will boost passenger numbers at the airport by 200%  Big thumbs up


EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5157 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

At one point in history, Montreal was the corporate centre of Canada. As a result, every airline that flew to Canada, chose to fly to Montreal first. Toronto was merely an afterthought.

As a result of politics, etc, there has been a gradual shift over the last 25 years or so, and now Toronto is the corporate/financial centre of the country. Looking at airline route maps, you can also see that shift.

It is a shame really, as Montreal, and in fact the whole of 'La Belle Province' is worth visiting.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

"It's a shame" I agree...But Montreal is probably one of the most visited cities in Canada.....Not by Canadians of course...but by Europeans, Americans, etc...

Quebec City is on the same level....Amaizing the amount of Asians (specially Japanese) on the streets of Quebec City during summer...


User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

And even more airlines in the 70s and 80s:

CP Air
Canadi>n
Wardair
Transair
EPA
QuebecAir
Nordair
Nationair
Odissey
WorldWays
Inter Canadi>n
Intair


All dead by now....Sad!


User currently offlineType-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I thought 1967-68 was great cause' BOAC flew the VC-10 ORD-YUL-LHR there. Magnificent looking aircraft in that Blue, Gold and White livery. One of the best looks you could imagine! I believe in 1969 or 70' they switched over to those Rolls Royce 707-3xx Intercontinental series. Man, did those things scream by as they were taking off!


User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

The BA VC10s flew to YMX as late as late 70s and/or early 80's. I remember VC10's flying YMX-GLA and/or MAN. It was great.

User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5157 posts, RR: 43
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

I certainly agree Aviationman.

On a whim, when I heard the VC-10 was leaving Canada for good, I flew on one YYZ-YMX-PIK-MAN. Then I hopped on a BAC-111 to LHR, then right home on an AC B747. Great way to spend 20 hours!

Is anything as beautiful as a Super VC-10!

Handsome in the British Airways colours, but magnificent in BOAC colours.



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineSkywatcher From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 468 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

I'll never forget the twice weekly Aeroflot TU-114, a prop with swept wings and 4 sets of counter rotating turbo powered propellers. The subsequent IL-62 was somewhat exotic as well.

Another favorite was the old CanAfrica L-1049's that flew supplies into Biafra during the Nigerian civil war.



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