Alektoronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3926 times:
Actually the AC 747's didn't have many more seats than the 330's and 340's so passenger capacity is not the issue but operating only 3 of them is highly inefficient. Surprisingly with AC's "new" direction in targeting intercontinental markets I would think that they would keep 747's for Asian flights as the market potential is there.
Personally I will miss the 747's, they were my favorites on the intercontinental routes.
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1763 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3411 times:
Which one is the one on that hangar of YVR along with the three Zip 732? I heard that CA was interested in it, but its one of the combis that came out at the very beginning of the combi line isn't it? I bet there are major restrictions on the first few combis that came out.
I have no idea why its in YVR, not YYZ as YYZ is the hub for those three combis.
Lymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1134 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
These 3 are oddballs; there is extra floor strengthening or something of that nature as required by DoD when AC bought them, making them quite a bit heavier than a standard 74E. As such, they are seen as quite undesirable on the market.