EXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3990 times:
My opinion is May 1 is too early: Still winter up there.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add weekend nonstop service between Halifax International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning May 1.
American Eagle will operate round-trip service every Saturday and Sunday between the two cities using a 70-seat Canadair CRJ-700 jet.
"Building on the success of our new service from Halifax to New York LaGuardia, we're pleased to connect travelers from Eastern Canada to our hub in Chicago," said American Eagle President Peter Bowler, a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. "The introduction last year of pre-clearance of U.S. Customs and Immigration in Halifax will allow passengers to make convenient one-stop connections to the U.S. Midwest and West Coast through Chicago."
American Eagle also serves Halifax with two daily round-trips to New York JFK.
The schedule for the new route is as follows (all times local):
Chicago O'Hare to Halifax (ORD-YHZ)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4477 10:50 a.m. 3:50 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
Halifax to Chicago O'Hare (YHZ-ORD)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4478 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
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EXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3893 times:
Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 1): Yeah all of Canada is usually snowed in until at least July 4...
Obviously you've never visited Halifax...
I have gone to Halifax every year since 1969, sometimes more than once..here's just betting Ive been there more than you...and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring, it is cold all the way through June (interesting to se ethe sun set a 930pm on June 21st with a temp of 7C) and nice until October, long after YYZ has had its first frost.....see it is this little thing called the Ocean..the ocean takes forever to warm up and cool down...The best month in Nova Scotia is actually September...Seems this Yank knows just a tad bit more about Atlantic Canada than the mouths from Ontario
Olympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3661 times:
Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3): I have gone to Halifax every year since 1969, sometimes more than once..here's just betting Ive been there more than you...and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring, it is cold all the way through June (interesting to See the sun set a 930pm on June 21st with a temp of 7C) and nice until October, long after YYZ has had its first frost.....see it is this little thing called the Ocean..the ocean takes forever to warm up and cool down...The best month in Nova Scotia is actually September...Seems this Yank knows just a tad bit more about Atlantic Canada than the mouths from Ontario
As I have all the official figures in front of me I can correct some of the above.
The mean daily temps for YHZ and YYZ are:-
Jan -6.0 -6.7
Feb -6.1 -6.1
Mar -1.6 -1.0
Apr 3.3 6.2
May 9.2 12.3
Jun 14.8 17.7
Jul 18.2 20.6
Aug 18.1 19.7
Sep 13.8 15.5
Oct 8.6 9.3
Nov 3.4 3.3
Dec -2.9 -3.5
A Temperature of 7C on June 21st. is obviously way below normal. Also, the average first frost date at YYZ is Oct 15th.
Halifax may have the Atlantic Ocean, but we have Lake Ontario, which is over 800 feet deep and is colder in April than it is in January, and warmer in October than it is in July.
Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 5): We have a cool spring, not necessarily cold. 15C or 65F is alot warmer than -10C in the winter
Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3): here's just betting Ive been there more than you...and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring
Considering I go to university in Nova Scotia, actually the same one as Peter Bowler, I can tell you that there is indeed a Spring....when I left last May 5th, the temp was in the late teens, and very sunny.
Anywhos....congrats to YHZ getting new service, being out here pretty much most of the year, I like hearing when we get service that doesn't involve YYZ, and YUL. I would definitely take the non-stop flight to ORD, rather than connnecting in YYZ/YUL/YOW