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Air Canada 747s, Connies In YYC - Question?  
User currently offlineJamtide From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if TCA/Air Canada operated the Lockheed Constellations in to Calgary, Canada (YYC) or were they used on other trans-cons like YVR-YUL. Also, during the 1980s/90s, did Air Canada fly 747-100s into YYC in this livery, the burgundy stripes.

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16525 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

AC had 6 747 classics when this double-stripe AC livery was introduced in the late 80's. Only 1 of the 6 747 classics was painted in this scheme (the 741 F-FTOC painted above). The 3 744's were also painted in this scheme.

This 741 was AC's oldest 747 in the late 80's and was used primarily on leisure routes such as YYZ-KIN/MGB, YYZ-MAN, YYZ-GLA, YYZ-LAS (charter series). At one point in the late 80's it had an all-Y configuration of 450+ seats.

It perfectly reasonable that it could have been used on YYC-LHR. AC operated a daily 741 to LHR in the late 80's/early 90's routing YYC-YEG-LHR or YEG-YYC-LHR.

As C-FTOC was the only classic in this scheme, I had a hard time ever spotting it.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineJamtide From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

So does anyone know if Trans Canada Airlines (TCA) operated the Constellations into YYC (Calgary) as well? I know the DC-3 and the North Stars were used.



User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

Quoting Jamtide (Thread starter):

after seeing this photograph i wonder why don't they go back to this livery again. Shall be far better than that toothpaste/mouthwash livery they are pushing down the throat.

ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

In related YYC news does anyone know if the Continental flight to EWR was cancled, I can't find it in the time tables.

Canadian. RIP 1999
User currently offlineTuffer From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

CO's flight to EWR goes Thurs,Fri,Sun at 23:30 and Sat at 13:00 all flights with 735.

Also does anybody know if the ANA charters from Japan will be coming into calgary again this summer?

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7227 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 4384 times:

The Air-Britain book on the Constellation says TCA scheduled them across Canada from 9/54 to 1/61. The 4/57 OAG shows one YUL-YYZ-YYC-YVR.

User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 6061 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

Trans-Canada operated the Super Connie on a transcon flight through Calgary, once daily in each direction. This is taken from a TCA timetable, Summer 1958.

TC 007 "Calgary Mercury" last flight May 31, 1958
YYZ 1630 - 2005 YYC 2035 - 2240 YVR

TC 009 "Calgary Mercury" effective June 01, 1958
YYZ 0100 - 0435 YYC 0505 - 0710 YVR

TC 008 "Calgary Mercury" last flight May 31, 1958
YVR 2045 - 2240 YYC 2310 - 0740 YYZ

TC 010 "Calgary Mercury" effective June 01, 1958
YVR 0715 - 0910 YYC 0940 - 1810 YYZ

These flights were flown in a combined First and Economy class configuration, (unlike the Atlantic L1049s which were flown in a Deluxe, First, Economy and Tourist configuration!!!)

Also doing transcons at the same time, but not nonstop, were Viscounts in a First configuration and the DC-4M2s in a Tourist configuration.

Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
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