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Did Air Canada Ever Fly To Stansted?  
User currently online8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1236 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3698 times:

I know I am probably compleltly wrong in asking this, but did Air Canada ever fly to London Stansted?

A few years ago, I swear my friend said he flew to Calgary from Stansted with Air Canada.

Could anyone confirm this please?

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User currently offlineLHRGregSE4 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

It must have been Zoom. I remember they flew from Stansted to Calgary and Vancouver.

User currently offlineFLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

There has never been planned service into STN. Perhaps because of an operational or weather diversion, this may have been the case. There were YYZ/LGW charters way back on the 747-200 during the 80's for one season.


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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4906 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

I flew YOW-STN once. This however was due to a diversion as AC pilots went on strike at midnight while my plane was airborne. The shuttle bus AC provided us with from STN to LHR arrived late and so I missed my onward flight to DXB. Special conditions aside I am unaware of any regular flights from Canada to STN by AC.

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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
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Quoting LHRGregSE4 (Reply 1):
It must have been Zoom. I remember they flew from Stansted to Calgary and Vancouver.

It would have been Canada 3000.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

Zoom have flown STN-Canada in the past


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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 420 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
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Quoting Humberside (Reply 5):
Zoom have flown STN-Canada in the past

I disagree. He thought he was on Air Canada.
He certainly would have remembered the name Zoom, and the blue plane.
Canada 3000 has Canada in the name.


User currently online8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I remember now that he said that once they had taken off from London, they had to return because the plane was too small. Perhaps they couldnt return to Heathrow because of slots, so returned to Stansted and picked up a larger plane (even though it might not have been an Air Canada one)

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3056 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3142 times:
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Quoting 8herveg (Reply 7):
I remember now that he said that once they had taken off from London, they had to return because the plane was too small. Perhaps they couldnt return to Heathrow because of slots, so returned to Stansted and picked up a larger plane (even though it might not have been an Air Canada one)

That still does not make much sense... AC would of gone to Glasgow or Manchester (where they have operations) before Stansted (where they do not). Also, plane was too small? How did it get to Heathrow then in the first place? If there was a fuel issue post departure, again they probably would of diverted to MAN, GLA, SNN, PIK, KEF or most likely YQX, YYT or YHZ before STN.

Only thing i can think of is a terror alert/ hijacking attempt, as STN is the diversion point set up for such eventualities, or at least used to be? (Ariana 727 back in what, 2000? went to STN as i recall). That would explain the replacement aircraft as well.



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