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Did ACA Get A New 772 Yesterday?  
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6684 posts, RR: 11
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7077

KPAE-CYUL


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User currently offlineAccargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

It looks like we did. Fin 702 shows arriving as AC7077-07 yesterday.

User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4896 times:

That would be fin 702 I believe, Air Canada's 2nd 777-200LR.

C-GAGN



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User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2225 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Can't wait to see it at YYZ. I have seen all of the 77W and the 77L in service already although still haven't flown on one yet. My timings have been too tight to rearrange my schedule to accomodate it so far.

User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3589 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

I was wondering why Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) (a Delta Connection Carrier) would be buying a widebody aircraft.

It make much more sense for AC.


User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

Geez, and I thought we were talking about Acapulco, ACA Iata code. I was actually wondering who would
be flying a B777 down there.



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User currently offlineFyano773 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Quoting GARUDAROD (Reply 5):
Geez, and I thought we were talking about Acapulco, ACA Iata code. I was actually wondering who would
be flying a B777 down there.

 hyper  Me too!

No schedule flights, but AM sent its first 777 to ACA shortly after arriving from Everett with journalists, tour operators and the media to promote the new aircraft back in 03/2006.

Fyano


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

Yes, C-FIUF.

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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Nice to see AC finally updated their 777 fleet info...  yawn 

http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/fleet/index.html#current

I assuming these are the current route assignments?

YYZ-LHR 77W
YYZ-FRA 77W
YYZ-NRT 77W
YYZ-HKG 77L



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

She took long enough...was suposed to be here in the latter part of July. Fin 703 will come in November, and that will be the last AC 777 delivery until January.


If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

So can we put AC vs. ACA in the thread title. ACA does not exist anymore.


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4342 times:

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 10):
So can we put AC vs. ACA in the thread title. ACA does not exist anymore.

ACA is the official 3-letter identifier for Air Canada, so there is no good reason to change it to a 2-letter one, unless of course you are one of the minority of people that can't be bothered educating yourself with the 3-letter airline codes.  duck 

R


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 11):
ACA is the official 3-letter identifier for Air Canada, so there is no good reason to change it to a 2-letter one, unless of course you are one of the minority of people that can't be bothered educating yourself with the 3-letter airline codes.

The only codes recognised by A.net mouse over are 2-letter codes for airlines and 3-letter airport codes. Therefore ACA is Acapulco. You, as a 3-year A.net member should have educated yourself to use the 2-letter airline codes by now.
Note: This is NOT an official Airliners.net reprimand  Smile


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 12):
You, as a 3-year A.net member should have educated yourself to use the 2-letter airline codes by now.

I am fully educated with both IATA and ICAO airline identifiers thank you, unlike others that demand they be changed to suit their own agenda/lack of education!

Additionally, as the database editor yourself, wouldn't ones time be better spent adding the ICAO codes to the "mouse over" facility, rather than spending that time reprimanding the forum members?

 spin 

R


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 12):
The only codes recognised by A.net mouse over are 2-letter codes for airlines and 3-letter airport codes.

They're also the codes most people are most familiar with since they're the only codes used in reservations, ticketing, on baggage tags etc. Only people directly involved in technical issues like ATC or operations have much familiarity with the ICAO 3-letter airline and 4-letter airport codes. The shorter codes also have the benefit of brevity.


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
"Only" people directly involved in technical issues like ATC or operations have much familiarity with the ICAO 3-letter airline and 4-letter airport codes.

Which I think you'll find, considering that this is an aviation site, is one hell of a lot of people !

R


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 15):
Which I think you'll find, considering that this is an aviation site, is one hell of a lot of people !

I politely disagree!


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4164 times:

Settle down you nerds. It's 2 letters vs. 3 letters and I'm sure we'll all still be alive in the morning whether it gets changed or not.

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 4):
I was wondering why Atlantic Coast Airlines (ACA) (a Delta Connection Carrier) would be buying a widebody aircraft.

Did they hire Leo Mullin out of retirement? That would explain it.  Wink



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User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4156 times:

Jeez, what's the big deal he used the 3 letter code? What codes do you use when searching for a flight on Flightaware???
Same difference...

Ivan



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Quoting Fly747 (Reply 18):
Jeez, what's the big deal he used the 3 letter code? What codes do you use when searching for a flight on Flightaware???
Same difference...

 yes  I couldn't agree more.

R


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Next time on Air Canada mainline check your boarding pass. It will indicate ACA.
For Jazz flights it will indicate ACJ.



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User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

I guess it's ok to use the three letter codes when refering to DAL, AMR, UAL....
ACA is the official identifier of AC so get over it!
In the mean time, nice to see the 777's coming strong. I wonder when we will see the first one in YYT/CYYT on a diversion?



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4039 times:

Quoting AC_B777 (Reply 21):
DAL, AMR, UAL

DAL is somewhat okay because it's in acronym for the official name of the company, Delta Air Lines. Concerning AA, I rarely see them referred to as AMR, but perhaps it's because AA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AMR Corporation. UAL, again: United Air Lines, Inc.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 15):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
"Only" people directly involved in technical issues like ATC or operations have much familiarity with the ICAO 3-letter airline and 4-letter airport codes.

Which I think you'll find, considering that this is an aviation site, is one hell of a lot of people !

I agree but I generally find most of the technical people are postiing in the Tech/Ops forum, while this forum tends to get more people talking about service, inflight products, competitive issues etc. Obviously you can't please everyone, but on the whole I think the 3-letter airport and 2-letter airline codes are more familiar. I would be willing to bet that a much higher percentage of people, even A.net users, would be able to identify LHR, AMS, FRA and CDG without looking them up, compared to EGLL, EHAM, EDDF and LFPG.


User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

And ACJ used to be Atlantic Coast Jet. So lets use the 2 letter identifier to make it easier for most. By the way I am very educated and have been in the Airline industry for 12 years.


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25 Post contains images Aircellist : A bit out of topic, since we now seem to be arguing about ICAO and IATA codes... but... I've seen the 77W listed for AC870 YUL-CDG in early september.
26 Acey : Yup, you're going to steal her away from the YYC folks, with whom she was running 850/851 to LHR. Calgary spotters are certainly enjoying two daily B
27 Olympus69 : I agree. It annoys me sometimes when mousing over gives no result. Perhaps the major changes coming up in Airliners.net will mean that more time will
28 RobK : Actually, thinking about it more logically, it would probably cause more confusion than solve as with the present system, mousing-over ACA should sho
29 Cytz_pilot : I wonder why the 77W illustration on the AC fleet page has the nose gear doors open!
30 9252fly : Agreed! Most rookie(average)aviation/airline enthusiasts(like myself)will likely be more familiar with the IATA codes,as they are in general use and
31 Post contains links and images Osprey88 : Is this her? That is a pic from June 30 that I took during my visit to the Boeing plant.
32 RobK : No, that's C-FIUR, a 300. R
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