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Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007  
User currently offlineCYQL From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 86 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7821 times:

Canadian Affair are delighted to announce brand new twice weekly low-cost flights starting in May 2007 from London Heathrow to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

http://www.canadianaffair.com/en/news/news_items/0611b/index-GBP.html

Surprised a low cost carrier would fly to LHR. Flight's are on weekends, so slots must have been available.

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User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7745 times:

Wow that is shocking, the prices seem to be decent too, I wonder how they got slots in to LHR, arent they in high demand?


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7447 times:

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 1):
I wonder how they got slots in to LHR, arent they in high demand?

There flying at one of the few times when there are LHR slots

I guess Air Transat would like to fly to LHR more regularly and this is an attempt to establish sopme sort of LHR service and then hopefully aquire slots on weekdays at a later date

Surprising news, but good to see a new airline at LHR

(Another article - http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1113940.php )



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User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2431 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7175 times:

Nice move by TS!

http://www.airtransat.ca/en/promo.asp?pos=1&n=1



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7138 times:

Great news, any idea which terminal they will use at LHR, hopefuly T3!  Smile

Flights schedules are as follows:

Air Transat TS544
Depart: 23:55
Arrive: 12:15 +1
Duration: 7h 20m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Friday

Air Transat TS644
Depart: 23:55
Arrive: 12:15 +1
Duration: 7h 20m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Saturday

Air Transat TS545
Depart: 16:05
Arrive: 19:15
Duration: 8h 10m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Saturday

Air Transat TS645
Depart: 14:05
Arrive: 17:15
Duration: 8h 10m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Sunday


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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6980 times:

It is a nice idea, for anyone who needs to get to East Anglia or elsewhere by train it is much more convenient. However, it is too bad the flights were with TS rather than TCX, who have a much better product.

User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6970 times:

35" seat pitch in C class? brrrr  Sad

Too bad they won't bring in their lovely A330s.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6932 times:

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 5):
rather than TCX, who have a much better product.

Really?

I thought they used their 757s for the canada routes?


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6748 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 7):
Really?

I thought they used their 757s for the canada routes?

Thats the whole point...I much prefer the 35" pitch at 6 accross on the 752 than 9 abreast on the A310/330 @ 29-30" pitch. The meals are better on TCX also.


User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6635 times:

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 8):
Thats the whole point...I much prefer the 35" pitch at 6 accross on the 752 than 9 abreast on the A310/330 @ 29-30" pitch. The meals are better on TCX also.

Agree, when I flew with TCX I thought first I was in the wrong section.....
lots of space and yes food was actually very good.

Never less, Good for TS and lets see

Cheers,


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Air Transat are not exactly a quality product - but right now they're selling London LGW - Toronto YYZ for £75 each way plus tax, which we like a lot. Their premium cabin isn't bad ("Club Transat"), it's like business class was in the 80s. Whereas on Zoom, whose premium cabin I flew YYZ-YOW-LGW last night, is normal economy: 2-3-2! Which begs the question, what the hell's it like in Y?

Anyway, nice to see Air Transat at Heathrow, they're not Cathay Pacific but they're an interesting addition nonetheless.



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User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6301 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 10):
2-3-2! Which begs the question, what the hell's it like in Y?

I flew Zoom in Y twice in the past 3 weeks, YOW-LGW & LGW-YOW. It's pretty good for a LCC, much nicer than Transat. The leather seats are quite comfy and if you take an aisle seat there's room to strech. It's 2+3+2 seating just like in Premium, the only difference is seat pitch, 36" vs. 31".


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