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Air Tahiti Nui In YVR Today?  
User currently offlineTennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

A buddy of mine says he saw an Air Tahiti Nui A340 in YVR today. It came in from the NE and departed later out over the Pacific. Could it have been a test flight for the rumored CDG-YVR-Tahiti??
Anyone know anything more??

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User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Military charter from MLH-YVR-PPT-NOU

Couldn't go via the USA because of the arms they had with them, so YVR was the best option.


Benoit

[Edited 2006-02-07 05:05:37]

User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Sorry for my ignorance but where is MLH?

User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

MLH is Bale-Mulhouse airport in France.

User currently offlineTennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Ah, merci. Was only wishful thinking I guess.

User currently offlineQB737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Well, the plans of transferring the flight from LAX to YVR are still on! The reason it takes so much time is the amount of permits needed and papers to fill out.

Benoit


User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Quoting QB737 (Reply 1):
MLH-YVR-PPT-NOU

That's one looooooong fligth! I'd love to be on it!  Wink



AY and ANA rock!
User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3791 times:

Quoting QB737 (Reply 5):
The reason it takes so much time is the amount of permits needed and papers to fill out.

Including renegotiating the ASA with Canada. At the moment metropolitan France - Canada routes are limited to Toronto and Montreal (I think YVR-PPT is too, but not YVR-PAR). AC would like access to more internal points in France, but the French would prefer not to allow this. This could drag on for years ...


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

Here seen touching down in BSL/MLH inbound from Paris CDG. It left, like reported, to Vancouver-Papeete and Noumea with French military staff later.

http://www.eapforum.ch/showthread.php?t=1775

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3563 times:
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YVR-PPT on Air Tahiti Nui would be excellent! So, what's going on? Why is there such an influx of South Pacific airlines to serve YVR? First QF, now possibly Air Tahiti Nui. Who's next? ANZ with 777-200ER's?

User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

When is QF going to YVR?

Weren't they once there and left to code with AC?



You mad Bro???
User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

AlexInWa,

QF did serve YVR with 767 service via HNL. They used to code with Canadian Airlines, but when they were bought out by Air Canada, QANTAS used their own metal all to YVR. It didn't last long, though.

QANTAS is making a return to Vancouver this summer, with 747 service via SFO.


User currently offlineAlexInWa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Add some heat to UA on the SYD-SFO run huh? All of a sudden SFO has gotten popular. NZ with the almost daily 777, UA with the daily 744, and now QF!!! How often will the QF flight be and will they all continue to YVR?


You mad Bro???
User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

QF has the heart to work Canada, but the mind and pocket book are weak! They have tried over & over again, only to pull out. Once a prominant role in the ticket landscape at YVR, they soon become a discarded bag tag. Not really sure why QF doesn't work. Excellent competition to Air Canada, but perhaps the transfer traffic is not economical for Qantas with Air Canada running the show.

It would be nice to see more South Pacific metal flying from YVR! Air Canada is quite happy with Asia/HNL/SYD, so lets get in some regular service to Tahiti & Auckland with Air New Zealand. Heck, their both Star Alliance, Air Canada can even code share...

Side bar: not sure about traffic rights and all the stuff, but I would certaily take a run on that flight given the opportunity!!!!


User currently offlineZkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

Why is there such an influx of South Pacific airlines to serve YVR? whos next? ANZ with 777-200ER's?

NZ are already palnning to re-enter the candian market in 2007 with T7 aircraft services operating from AKL, with a codeshare with AC, more info to come late half of 2006, on times, prices, etc..



CZ 787 to AKL can't wait.
User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2399 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3386 times:
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BTW any more news of that rumour stating that TN would axe LAX as stop on its CDG-PPT flight in favour of YVR ?

FB.



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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

The more direct non stop services from YVR to SW Pacific the better...

We don't want to touch any part of the US and have to go through horrendous INS interrogation even though one is just passing through.

QF used to service YVR-HNL-SYD. And in mid 90s, every time Boeing delivered a new 747-400, QF would route the inauguration flight from YVR and would sell special fares for that non stop flight to SYD. I still remember the great deals it had - something like C$747 return! Get it?


User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I guess the big question is whether the Canadian market could sustain a PPT service, considering Canadian salaries and resident buying power after taxes.

Remember all is not lost- YVR does have a YVR-HNL-NAN service with FJ.


User currently offlineDYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Quoting ETA Unknown (Reply 17):
guess the big question is whether the Canadian market could sustain a PPT service, considering Canadian salaries and resident buying power after taxes.

Remember all is not lost- YVR does have a YVR-HNL-NAN service with FJ.

doubtful there is a market for ppt ex Vancouver or Western Canada for that matter. However I am sure there would be some NZ and Australian traffic traveling via PPT.
It is likely that TN will be granted traffic rights from Vancouver to CDG. The local airport authority is lobbying hard for Canada to re-open bi-lateral talks with France. With a new government with a Prime Minister from Western Canada and a Foreign Trade Minister who was once on the YVR Board of directors, the possibility of Tn serving PPT-YVR-CDG is looking more promising.



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
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At least TN is making money from somewhere because it's definitely not JFK


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