Myk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2572 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 ?
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2464 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 HAHAHAHAHAHA
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2398 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. That was part of YUL's Good Old Times!
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
Skywatcher From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 520 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2335 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.
Aviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2281 times:
Air Jamaica (charters)
Aero Costa Rica (charters)
People Express (YMX)
UTA (French military flights YMX)
Jaro (do they still exist?)
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5874 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2232 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.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
Type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2159 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!