AirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3909 times:
I know its early to mention this but don't know if anyone realize Air Canada will turn 70yrs next year in April 2007 can't remember the date but I think it was 13th. Anyways whats the chance of a paint scheme on Air Canada's new B777-300ER? Its a good timing for AC to receive their brand new T7s next year. Your comments are appreciate.
ATLFlyer323 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3874 times:
Quoting AirCanada014 (Thread starter): know its early to mention this but don't know if anyone realize Air Canada will turn 70yrs next year in April 2007 can't remember the date but I think it was 13th. Anyways whats the chance of a paint scheme on Air Canada's new B777-300ER? Its a good timing for AC to receive their brand new T7s next year. Your comments are appreciate.
Well I sure hope they do! I'm sure it would look very sharp on their T7, even though I already like the mint livery they have now.
Quoting BOE773 (Reply 1): Do you mean a change from that limp dull toothpaste color?
Hey at least it's not white! (well not the hybrid one's)
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3815 times:
I think you'll probably see another A319 or A320 done up in a special livery. Hopefully the Trans-Canada A319, which was painted for the 60th anniversary will still be in TCA colours. It was supposed to have been repainted last year, but is still in TCA...saw it at YOW a couple of times last week.
70 is another decade on the airline's history, but the 75th in 2012 I think would be the bigger bash to celebrate.
Salomon From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3742 times:
Quoting ANother (Reply 6): How is the 70 years measured? I would have thought that some of their antecedants were established well before 1937. Canadian Airways, for example was flying in the early '30s ...
Trans Canada Airways flew for the first time on september 1rst 1937. The flight was Vancouver-Seattle using a Lockheed 10A Electra with 10 passengers on board.
320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3591 times:
How is the 70 years measured? I would have thought that some of their antecedants were established well before 1937. Canadian Airways, for example was flying in the early '30s ...
Canadian Airways isn't really an Air Canada ancestor. Canadian Airways was purchased by Canadian Pacific in 1942, CP was purchased by Pacific Western in ?? what, 1988? They became Canadian Airlines, which was purchased by AC in 2000. Not much different from calling a DC-3 a Boeing product.
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Connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 10): Was AC a better airline prior to 1988 when they were still a Crown Corporation?
In my view, no. Having grown up in an AC family (my father was in mtce 1944-1975) and as a consumer of air travel now I have a different perspective than many.
Lots of employees viewed their job as an entitlement when it was a Crown. Not so now. Despite what several on A.net (and other discussion groups) might think, I believe AC is far more customer-responsive than it's ever been. There are alternatives now that didn't exist in the 1940s, 50s, and even 60s. At least until CP had decent trans-con operations.
My experience as a traveller, and also having used CP, WS, BA, AF, LH, UA, and CO to name some is that AC is at least as good as all of them in the cabin. JF on longhaul is a real treat, although CP's service in the 80s was really special.
Technically, AC has always been a leader and that has not changed AFAICS.
I would put them in the same league or above most any U.S. legacy, UA, DL, AA, CO and NW (above NW especially!).
I think that there are many who view this as detrimental to their communities getting air service, or at least the level they think they should have. For example Saskatchewan getting AC mainline vs. Jazz is a very hot topic there. And of course on the labor front, the federal NDP as party feels that divesting AC was a mistake, and the government should re-acquire them (Bad Idea).
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Robsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
Hmmm, I thought Air Canada was only 2 years old, having been incorporated in 2004? Yes, I know the history goes back to 1937 discounting crown-privatization and restructuring as part of the new entity ACE. But it serves to point out that the airline business is high-risk for investors in Canada.
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1490 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3109 times:
Aer Lingus, who were already 70 years old this year, splashed out with a very small exterior sticker by the main door, to commemorate the anniversary. If you walk down the jetway, it was visible for a second as you boarded.
There was also a relatively short article in the inflight magazine giving a (selective) history decade by decade. Airlines seem to be getting out of the nostalgia business.