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User currently offlineMarkChief From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

I saw regularly the expression ''rapidair flight'' on this forum and on Air Canada web site, but I don't know what does it mean? Anybody here has the answer?

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3501 times:

Quoting MarkChief (Thread starter):
I saw regularly the expression ''rapidair flight'' on this forum and on Air Canada web site, but I don't know what does it mean? Anybody here has the answer?

Rapidair flights are the Toronto-Ottawa/Montreal shuttle flights that go out full and fly between the cities constantly all day long. Rapidair is the marketing name for Air Canada's hourly service.



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Rapidair flights are the Toronto-Ottawa/Montreal shuttle flights that go out full and fly between the cities constantly all day long. Rapidair is the marketing name for Air Canada's hourly service.

IIRC, they also fly YYC-YEG, YYC-YVR, YEG-YYC, and YEG-YVR. Since they don't publish timetables anymore, I'd almost forgotton about it. I can't remember what CP's hourly service was called, though.



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User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
IIRC, they also fly YYC-YEG, YYC-YVR, YEG-YYC, and YEG-YVR.

While Air Canada does fly those routes, they aren't technically Rapidair flights.

More info from the AC website: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/rapidair.html


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):

IIRC, they also fly YYC-YEG, YYC-YVR, YEG-YYC, and YEG-YVR.

All these flights are not Rapidair Flights... Rapidair is only in the center of the universe in Canada... YYZ-YUL/YOW



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User currently offlineCRJpurser From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 76 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

This year actually marks 35 years of Rapidair service between YYZ-YUL/YOW.

"Welcome aboard Air Canada Rapidair flightXXX"


User currently offlineAH332 From Algeria, joined Mar 2007, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 4):
All these flights are not Rapidair Flights... Rapidair is only in the center of the universe in Canada... YYZ-YUL/YOW

Seems, someone is jealous he doesn't live in the center of the universe!  biggrin  Just kidding of course. I was born in Ottawa so I see where your coming from.

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Imad



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Quoting AH332 (Reply 6):
Seems, someone is jealous he doesn't live in the center of the universe! biggrin Just kidding of course. I was born in Ottawa so I see where your coming from.

HAHA yea, Ill admit it we westerners despise Toronto... Some like Montreal... and Most are indifferent towards Ottawa.. but Toronto can really heat things up around here... ESPECIALLY when it comes to AC.... but hey thats the HUB and Spoke method... and we do get some traffic (but our European flights are hard to come by on AC)



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Aren't widebodies used on these flights?

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):

Rapidair flights are the Toronto-Ottawa/Montreal shuttle flights that go out full and fly between the cities constantly all day long. Rapidair is the marketing name for Air Canada's hourly service.



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
IIRC, they also fly YYC-YEG, YYC-YVR, YEG-YYC, and YEG-YVR.

Than you for answering that. I had been wondering for quite some time as well.



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User currently offlineDH8PU From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 8):
Aren't widebodies used on these flights?

Pretty much every aircraft in the fleet is used in rapidair service, I've seen CRJ100/200/705, EMB175/190, Airbus 319/320/321/333/343 and 77W/767-300s all be used on the rapidair triangle.

[Edited 2007-04-24 23:57:08]

[Edited 2007-04-24 23:57:36]


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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3012 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3316 times:
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Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 8):
Aren't widebodies used on these flights?

If AC flies it, it either does or has done Rapidair.

Right now the only fleet types NOT doing scheduled Rapidair are the 345/343. E75, E90, 319, 320, 321, 333, 762, 763, 77W currently all fly Rapidair for Mainline, along with CRJ and CRA for Jazz.



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User currently offlineMarkChief From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 11):
Right now the only fleet types NOT doing scheduled Rapidair are the 345/343. E75, E90, 319, 320, 321, 333, 762, 763, 77W currently all fly Rapidair for Mainline, along with CRJ and CRA for Jazz.

It's also a good way to dispatch aircrafts (for technicals issues or long haul flights) without having an empty airplane...


User currently offlineTimeair From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):
I can't remember what CP's hourly service was called, though.

CP/PW offered services in the YYC/YEG/YVR triangle with B737-200 aircraft and was ironically named
"Airbus".



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User currently offlineTIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

BTW CP also offered an all business product on some of the major routes (i.e. YVR-YYZ, YYC-YYZ) utilizing B737-300's in a 3 x 3 config. with middle seat that folded down into a table. This service was called "Attache".


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User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

Quoting DH8PU (Reply 10):
Pretty much every aircraft in the fleet is used in rapidair service, I've seen CRJ100/200/705, EMB175/190, Airbus 319/320/321/333/343 and 77W/767-300s all be used on the rapidair triangle.

Two and a half years ago I flew YYZ-YUL on a Jazz BAE-146 and returned on a B744!


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3012 posts, RR: 37
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
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Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 15):
Two and a half years ago I flew YYZ-YUL on a Jazz BAE-146 and returned on a B744!

ahhh yes... great day wasn't it? But what is it with me and big/small on YYZ-YUL-YYZ?

142-74E smallest/biggest quad at AC
77W-E75 biggest/smallest twin at AC...
722-L10 smallest/biggest threeholer at AC...

just lucky i guess  Smile



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User currently offlinePsyops From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 4):
Rapidair is only in the center of the universe in Canada... YYZ-YUL/YOW

...where the people from the west send their tax money to die....


User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 7):
HAHA yea, Ill admit it we westerners despise Toronto... Some like Montreal... and Most are indifferent towards Ottawa.. but Toronto can really heat things up around here... ESPECIALLY when it comes to AC.... but hey thats the HUB and Spoke method... and we do get some traffic (but our European flights are hard to come by on AC)

LOL some easterners despise Toronto too.



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User currently offlineYOWguy From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

I think Mayor Mel made it the center of the universe. Rest his sole.

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3012 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2733 times:
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Quoting YOWguy (Reply 19):
Rest his sole.

bah, he doesn't deserve a rest, why do his fish? (and if you meant soul, the guy still lives, so lets not go there...)



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

I'd like to compare flights per day between YYC-YEG and YYC-YVR to YYZ-YOW

YYC-YEG and YVR is pretty much hourly, wonder why they're not called Rapidair?

Kris



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting TIMEAIR (Reply 14):
BTW CP also offered an all business product on some of the major routes (i.e. YVR-YYZ, YYC-YYZ) utilizing B737-300's in a 3 x 3 config. with middle seat that folded down into a table. This service was called "Attache".

CP had another all-business product limited to the YYZ-YUL route called "Company Jet". It preceded "Attache" but was very similar and used 737-200s. It didn't last long, maybe 6 months. Even on YYZ-YUL, the market for an all-business product just wasn't big enough.


User currently offlineTribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 4):
Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 2):

IIRC, they also fly YYC-YEG, YYC-YVR, YEG-YYC, and YEG-YVR.

All these flights are not Rapidair Flights... Rapidair is only in the center of the universe in Canada... YYZ-YUL/YOW

They may not be Rapidair flights now, but in an old timetable that I have (1998 or 1999) the YYC-YEG, YYC-YVR, and YEG-YVR flights are labelled as Rapidair as well.

Perhaps that's chaged now, but AC used to have two Rapidair triangles YYZ-YOW-YUL and YYC-YEG-YVR.

... oh yeah, and everyone knows that the center of the universe is Winnipeg!!!!
- and yes I am from Toronto!!


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Does calling flights "Rapidair" make them more prestigious in some way? Was it Shakespeare who said "What's in a name"?

Quoting Psyops (Reply 17):
Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 4):
Rapidair is only in the center of the universe in Canada... YYZ-YUL/YOW

...where the people from the west send their tax money to die....

That's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time time. Ontario gets ripped off for billions every year by the Feds. Also YYZ pays 50% of the rent paid by federally owned airports in Canada.


User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2509 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 21):
I'd like to compare flights per day between YYC-YEG and YYC-YVR to YYZ-YOW

I don't have later data, but from 1999, the O&D for them were as follows:
YYC-YEG: 227650
YYC-YVR: 531480
YYZ-YOW: 725890

And for the other city-pairs for cities larger than 1 million:
YYZ-YUL: 1261350
YYZ-YVR: 947350
YYZ-YYC: 583290
YYZ-YEG: 305340
YUL-YVR: 242790
YUL-YOW: 16290
YUL-YYC: 162230
YUL-YEG: 67830
YVR-YOW: 203520
YVR-YEG: 291900
YOW-YYC: 149750
YOW-YEG: 77630


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