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AC Widebodies Used For US Routes  
User currently offlineACB777 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 350 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4436 times:

What routes does/did AC fly with widebodies? When exactly were these routes flown? Was there enough demand for all that capacity? It seems like in the 80's planes as big as the L1011 were flown to LAX.


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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4414 times:

The only current US-Canada flights, other than to Hawaii, are 767's between Miami and Toronto, namely AC 916 (YYZ-MIA) and AC 917 (MIA-YYZ).


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

The Toronto-Los Angeles route was flown with the 747, 747 Combi, L1011 and 767 at various times over the years. Larger airliners could be used since there was less competition on the route, there was less frequency on the route, and there was less choice - ie, there was far less transborder service back then. Thus, AC used larger aircraft - also remember that back in the 70s and 80s, airlines in general utilized widebodies much more on short and medium range routes before airlines (especially those in North America) became far more focused on frequency and hubs and connections.

AC widebodies have also been used on routes into MIA from both Montreal and Toronto (even DL flew an L1011 on the Montreal-Miami route for a few years), and I think that larger aircraft were also used at certain times during the year on flights into Tampa. I also think that CP (now part of AC) flew DC10s on the Vancouver-LAX route for a short period of time many years ago.


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26795 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4378 times:

AC stil upgrades PHX to 767s for Snowbird flights. LAX sometimes gets the same treatment, but up until recently we had at least 1 767 a day from YYZ


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User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Occasionally when cancellations occur due to ATC and/or weather, a few narrow body flights will be consolodated into one larger aircraft. Recently, YYZ-LGA and YYZ-BOS saw 767 service.

Also, Ontario spring break usually sees an increase in widebody flights to Florida. MCO has been served by the A330 on a few occasions during the March break. In the past, even 747s were seen often during the winter months.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/001322/M/

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/664639/M/

Virtually every AC jet type has been used to Florida with some regularity, from the short lives YYZ-JAX RJ flights to L1011s to MIA. Other old time offenders were the 727 and DC-9. Sadly, it is primarily the A32X narrow bodies that dominate today, with the occasional spittle of 767s.

Overall, judging from the photo database, it appears the least frequent AC widebody visitor to the continental USA has been the A340 and A330. A few shots of the 340 at Miami in 2000 and a single shot of the 330 is all I can find.



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2819 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

AC used to fly 762's YYZ-SFO...back in the 1990's.

User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4132 times:

IIRC, the YVR-JFK route was served by a 762 for a short time.

User currently offlineAlekToronto From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

it is amazing how times have changed..I have been travelling to the states for a long time on AC (mostly LAX and MIA) and have flown everything AC has (and had) on those routes.
LAX used to get regular 747-200 Combis and L1011s. Until recently they also has 1-2 767s daily. Lately it has been all 320/319 (and a few 321).
In the last 10 years to MIA i have flown on 747 (100, 200 and 400),767,340,320,321,319, 737 and RJ's. Until their retirement AC used the 747-200 to MIA in the winter on a regular basis (mostly on weekends).
Miss the good old days.

Also there were a few years where 1 of the daily YYZLGA flights was operated by 767 and I was on that flight more than once.

cheers
Alek


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3984 times:

Vancouver-Los Angeles was in the skeds as a B762 in the early 1990s. Vancouver-New York JFK operated with a B763 in/around 2000-2001 timeframe.


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User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

All airlines used to fly widebodies more frequently. I remember a YYZ-BUF-ATL flight on Eastern that was served by an L-1011. YYZ-BUF is a silly leg for a widebody.

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Here's a current one:

Airline Air Canada
Flight Number 916
Departure City (Airport) Toronto, ON, Canada (YYZ)
Departure Time 12/10/2004 11:37 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Miami, FL (MIA)
Arrival Time 12/10/2004 02:37 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 767-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived



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User currently offlineMiaskies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Yes MIA did have 747 AC service, mostly now it is flown by A319's, A320's and Select 762 and 763 flights.


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User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5010 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Air Canada 928/929 YUL-FLL-YUL B767-233

User currently offlineJfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3626 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Whenever the weather goes bad, AC brings a 767 into LGA.

PJ


User currently offlineAdrianw From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Last August after I arrived in ORD from Osaka on a United 772 and the connecting flight to IAD (my final destination) from ORD was on an 767 2 or 3 dont know looked older though but I was surprised with the use of the widebody for such a short distance, but on the other hand the plane was almost complety full.

User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

I beleive US uses the 767 on some PHL-Florida flights


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User currently offlineLrgt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 711 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Sorry, I did not realize that the thread was about CANADA-US flights!


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User currently offlineAkjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2427 times:

We get just about everything in Orlando (KMCO) depending on the season.

A319
A320
A321
B767

At one point back in the day we even had the AC747 on a regualr basis!

So much for those days!

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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Has YYZ-LAX traffic fallen that much to be only 320s and 319s? Or has UAL taken more away in codesharing from AC?


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