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Air Canada Mainline At MSP  
User currently offlineMSP718 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Has Air Canada ever had scheduled service to MSP using Mainline aircraft, or has it always been Jazz?

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User currently offlineUSFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

It started out as mainline DC-9's, then switched to mainline CRJ's, then to CP - affiliated F28's, then back to mainline CRJ's with occasional mainline A319 substitutions, and since the fall of 2006 Jazz CRJ's.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24891 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

I think it was AC mainline when they first started service to MSP since the CRJ-100/200s were then part of the mainline fleet and flown by mainline AC crews. It was only later that they were transferred to Jazz.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

I have also seen mainline 737-200s in Minneapolis, a year or two after the merger with Canadian Airlines.


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User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

man I miss mspupdate

there were a relatively large # of times they upgraded to an A319.
Several charters also for hockey season


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4915 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2934 times:



Quoting MEL (Reply 3):
I have also seen mainline 737-200s in Minneapolis,

Hey, I flew one of those ... might even have been me!

I recall one of the flights as it was an equipment substitution for a CRJ. The B737 was in the all J 48 seat ACJetz configuration. As I was standing at the cockpit door saying goodbye to the folks, one of the passengers said to me .."I had heard that these small regional jets were kind of uncomfortable, but I found this to me very comfortable!" "Glad you liked it ma'am!"  Smile



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

I flew an AC DC-9 on MSP-YYZ in 1998. If memory serves, it was 2x daily at the time.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Would be nice if they started flying the ERJ-190 to MSP.  Smile

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