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Roots Air 's First A320 - FYI  
User currently offlineRootsBoy From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2844 times:

The first A320 for Roots Air is aircraft C-FRAA. This is an Airbus A320-232. Roots Air's first flight is on March 26th, 2001.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy CAN YOU TRADEMARK AN EXPERIENCE?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

P.S. I will be working on one of the first Roots Air flights on the 26th. I'll take some photos and post them on Airliners.net for all to see.

Regards,

RootsBoy
Flight Attendant,
Skyservice/Roots Air

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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Nice to know! Someone posted last night that Roots Air's CEO was on Prime TV. What was said?

User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Are your A320`s equipped with containers or do they have to be loaded by hand??

CC32


User currently offline36r From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

what kind of service is offered in Silver class Rootsboy?

User currently offlineCrj-900 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Anyone know where this airplane is currently sitting? I really want to see the paint job..... the real colours, not the digital ones. I thought it would be sitting in the new skyservice hanger already.I guess i'll see it monday.
crj-900


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Is the First flight full? Is there much interest in this airline off the gun? Can we get a glimps of this paint job?

Thanks,

G



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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2331 times:

Are the A320 aircraft 3-class or 2-class? If so, what is the seating capacity?


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User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Hi everyone,
Just got back from a RootsAir meeting, it was a long one, it took all day. For those air plane spotters in YYZ. The aircraft are coming! Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The lounge will be ready and complete by tomorrow. I hear it is really nice. The in-flight service will be amazing, I'll tell you all a little more after the first flight. AND, I am going to be on Breakfast Television on Thursday!!! Myself and a male flight attendant were asked to go on Breakfast Televison - CITY TV with our new uniforms and also to demonstrate a little RootsAir Service. We will also be doing a radio interview on CFRB on Friday. So the moment of truth, you will be able to put a face to my username !! All 3 of the 320's are coming up from the US where they have been busy getting the livery painted. What else? Have you checked out the frequent flyer program? It is great and the rewards are fabulous. So folks the big moment is coming. If you are at Terminal 3 this weekend try to get a peek at the aircraft. Also, some of us are going out to Calgary and Vancouver this weekend to start to promote the airline!
Regards, Cheers! See you all from TV land on Thursday!


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

At around what time will you be on Breakfast TV? It's impossible to sit there all morning in hopes of catching Roots Air on television. Between which hour? 7-8 or 8-9?

User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Hi, I would like to know if RootsAir will have any lounges at Montreal-Dorval International Airport?

Thanks


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

That could be a good thing and it could be a bad thing that you told us you were going to be on?

You might get a lot of requests from the YYZ members to go out. Maybe you would like that? I will try to watch it, just because I would like to hear what Breakfast TV has to say about aviation? I think that the interview will be kind of the stuff we already know.

Is there going to be a formal press gathering, or atleast have it in the news in prime time. I can tell you that not everyone has time in the morning to get caught up with the worlds happenings. I think that the Friday interview on CFRB will be the most rewarding, people listen to the Radio on the way to work!!! Of course keep us posted, we respect all of the information that the two of you have been able to provide.

And you know rootsgirl, you will have to join us (meaning most of the YYZ spotters) when we get together this summer!!!! If you are as bright and beautiful as you sound we'll work around your schedual.... Wink/being sarcastic

Thanks and we'll see you soon!!

Grant



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User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

I am not too sure about a lounge in Dorval. I am sure there will be one. I'll ask about it. There will be a lounge in Vancouver and Calgary so I don't see why there would not be one in Montreal. Stay tuned for that I will check. I am not sure what time BT is on. I think it is at 7:00 a.m. if my memory serves me right. That means up at 5:00 a.m. just like for a flight (not getting away from it!) I'm not sure if they will speak of aviation in the sense that we do. I think it is just a RootsAir promo. Here is some trivia. Did you know Anne Roehmer from B.T used to be a flight attendant? Our President Russ Payson was on T.V. last night; right after Bynon, I forget the name of the show. Global Prime Time. He discussed competition in Canada, facts about RootsAir and A/C and why he was not concerned about the fact that A/C is delaying the Aeroplan- We don't really need it with our partnership agreements with other carriers. It was something the Government ordered A/C to do, not only with us but all new airlines. Over the next few weeks there will be radio shows, newspaper, T.V. We also do Canada AM soon! There will be a formal press flight. Will keep you posted on the date. First official flight is on Monday. Wonder who will post the first picture of the aircraft on aAirliners.Net? Lots of inside stuff discussed today at the meeting like the services, frequent flyer plan, Skyservice summer program. Partners - for sure the Alaska partners. Also we have agreements with Alitalia and JAL. Web-site will be updated with lots more as it comes along. I think April will be a busy month all round and things will unfold. We are all excited about it.
Ciao for now.


User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

What kind of aggrements with Alitalia and JAL? Code-share aggrements? Is there a chance that RootsAir will code share with Alitalia on an FCO-YUL route? There are currently no airlines that fly this route, and Montreal is full of Italiens!

User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

Hi Noise...that's a good question. You may want to call Alitalia and ask or wait until the RootsAir website is updated and check. I asked why the web-site was not updated yesterday with all this info. They gave me a good answer. Due to the amount of partners we have and given the fact that EACH partner has SPECIFICS in their legal agreements and contracts that must be honored-there has been tons of legal work. B/A has different clauses than Quantas for example. Each contract must be legally attended to and finalized, bith both parties and some parties as you know are on the other side of the worlsd. It has been quite a crunch to finalize everythig. However, it will all unfold over the next 30 days. They are staggering things. STOP the press on this one! We will NOT be on BT tomorrow. We just got a call that the show will be postphoned until another day! I'll let you know when. Darn....now I am back on my flight. Going to MZO tomorrow, back fairly early through! We are still doing the radio interview on Friday. I'lll keep you all posted on when the B.T. has been re-scheduled for.

User currently offlineYHU From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

There is also a large Jewish population in Montreal, but we don't have a flight to TLV either. Just because there is a lot of Italians in Montreal does not meanthat a lot of people travel between YUL and FCO. Even AC only had it twice a week and it was shared with YYZ. Then they cancelled the route. Alitalia has stated that they do not plan on flying the route. So this may be a lesson that a YUL-FCO route is not that profitable.

User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

The Jewish population is nowhere near as big as the Italien population is in Montreal. While the Jewish population is decreasing in Montreal, the Italien is increasing.

I was boooked on a flight to Italy this summer and the flight was jam packed!


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2203 times:

Poked my head into the roots lounge at YYZ today, and while it is still under constrction, it looks very nice, not quite as nice as the old CP lounge, but still very nice, looks very much like a roots store, with wood panels at the entrance....very rustic, but very nice....also saw the fleet of wheel chairs being brought in....looks like they are really going ahead with this thing....hehehe  Smile


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineRootsBoy From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Well Hello again from RootsBoy.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I'm going out to Calgary on Sunday (with another airline), to fly on one of the first A320's back to Toronto on Monday night. I'm taking my digital Camera with me so that I can take photos of the outside and the inside of the aircraft for all of you to see. I may even take a pic of me in a gold Class seat, who knows.

Talk to you all before I fly out on Sunday.

Take care,

RootsBoy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

P.S. I'm not the Male Flight Attendant that will be on BT with RootsGirl, but that would have been cool.


User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

YHU, no offence to the Jewish population in Mtl. I don't know how this has any bearing about Noises question. Skyservice already flies into FCO twice weekly in the spring, summer and fall, therefore I based a pure assumption by having this knowledge. As I said, I am not sure and I advised Noise to inquire as to the possibility. Yes, Slawko, I heard the lounge is very "Roots" looking, hardwood floors etc. I guess the wheelchairs are for the weary flight attendants! Ha! Ha! I have a flight tomorrow that comes in at 14:55, think I'll pop up to the lounge and take a look around myself. Rootsboy, are you flying tomorrow. I am, yuk, 04:50 check in. If I don't speak to you prior to Sunday (I will try, but I am busy busy busy all weeekend) Have a bon voyage! Safe flight, happy landing and all that stuff! P.S. Rootsboy,Mrs. Tnuc says hello, apparently there is going to be a fall wedding in Tuscany.

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

You guys must be expecting a lot of these tired F/A's because you have so many wheelchairs taht they are blocking the hallway behind our offices!


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Roots' 727 at YLW looks like it's almost finished. A correction to my earlier post, they only have 1 727 here at YLW. The thing that threw me off is that the sides of the tail are painted differently. One side looks like a cardigan sweater (mostly red with horizontal black and brown stripes) and the other side is red (I think) with the Roots "R" in a circle.

Rootsboy/girl, are the whole fleet going to be painted like this?


User currently offlineRootsBoy From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

To: CYLW

I'm sure all the tails will be a little different in colour. I think there will be 3 types. Forgot what the pics looked like at Roots training. Oh well, we will find out soon.

P.S. Do you mind taking a photo of the 727 and posting it on Airliners.net?

P.P.S. RootsGirl, I hope Mrs. Tnuc is ok. I have to call her one day to see how everything is with her.


User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Just leaving for the airport now. CYLW, YES, All the tails will be painted the same, and will have double sides. Rootsboy, YQT sent me pics of the aircraft yesterday, I'll send them to you when I get home today.Nighty Night!

User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

On RootsAir's original website, it showed their planes's (A330s) tails painted in different colours(blue, red, green and I think yellow). Is that still going to happen or will the entire fleet have all the same colour tails?

By the way, how many A320s and A330s will RootsAir have in it's fleet?

Thanks


User currently offlineAirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Rootsboy/Rootsgirl,
Do either of you know where the 727 came from?
There was some speculation of it comming from First Air however I doubted that very much.
Is RootsAir planning on flying just the one 727 until more A320's show up or are they planning on adding more?
(Although I thought the fleet plan was for A320's and A330's)


25 Post contains images RootsBoy : I can't remember the exact numbers, but we are sched to gat many A320's within the next 3 years. I think the first A330 for Roots Air will arrive in A
26 Slawko : From what I understand, and from what I have heard from people in Kelowna it is not one of the ex-grayhound planes, but it is a 727-100 that has been
27 MEL : Maybe the 727 will have winglets!
28 Crj-900 : Is it just me or does anyone else picture rootsboy//rootsgirl to be a bunch of roots corperate executives sitting around a computer spreading the good
29 Slawko : I did not see anything on BT this morning, and I watched from 7am did anyone see it from 6am??? I heard or saw nothing about ROOTs. Also Rootsgirl, fi
30 Post contains images WG YQT : Ahh here we go. Tension builds! RootsGirl was supposed to be on the TV this morning but there was difficulty getting the leather gold/silver class sea
31 Cargyvr : Hey... How come you don't want to post the pics now??
32 CYLW : The 727 is being leased from Kelowna Flightcraft. It's a 727-214 C-GOKF. I'll try to get a picture soon. I dont have a scanner so it may be a few days
33 Cargyvr : What is operating on the YYZ-YVR flight on Monday? A320 ?
34 Rootsgirl : No CRj900, I am not a Roots exec, I am a Customer Service Manager In-flight. I just love aviation and I am obviously enthusiastic not only about the a
35 Post contains images Crj-900 : ....I was just reading you're interesting post "rootsair on prime.".....if that odesn't sound like a bunch of corperate executives I don't know what d
36 Slawko : OK, thanks...I did not see that post...I can;t wait to see the first planes tomorrow too, and I am not sure if I will be around the airport tomorrow..
37 YHU : I thought I addressed Noise's comment quite plainly. Many Montreal Enthusiasts assume that a large population from that country in Montreal equals a p
38 Noise : YHU is right, we have the worst Airport Administration here in Montreal!
39 Post contains images RootsBoy : Dear CRJ-900 FYI, I'm a Skyservice/Roots Air "Flight Attendant". I'm not a Roots Exec. Sorry for loveing my job too much
40 Post contains images Crj-900 : don't worry, you're secret is safe with me. crj-900
41 TWAneedsNOhelp : Few questions.... Will RootsAir have its own dedicated staff or will employees be interchangeable with Skyservice? Also, if it is an exclusive staff,
42 Rootsgirl : CRj-900. Well, Well I can't believe you would scrutinize my comment "RootsAir on Prime", I think I stated I was not sure of the name of the T.V. show.
43 RootsBoy : Well said RootsGirl. P.S. We have a YYC layover together in April. CRJ-900, I don't have time for child games. If you would like to act like a child,
44 Post contains images Samurai 777 : RootsBoy and/or RootsGirl, What's the seating capacity of Roots Air's A320s and A330-300s by class? I take it that there will be three classes, as adv
45 Rootsgirl : Hi Samurai 777. The seating capacity on the A-320 is 126. There are 3 classes, gold, silver and bronze. The capacity on the A-330 is 316 pax. There ha
46 No YYC : Rootsboy or Rootsgirl, Would either of you happen to know where the A320's were painted/refurbished. I think it was mentioned previously that they wer
47 Slawko : Was around YYZ for better part of the day today but didn;t see the plane...although they probalby landed on 24R/06L and took it right into the south h
48 Post contains images WG YQT : A couple of things: No YYC - Two A320's (C-FRAA & C-FRAR) were painted in the Lake Charles EADS facility in the States. I am not sure who did the inte
49 RootsBoy : Called OP's tonight. OP's told me that the first Roots Aircraft will land tonight March 23rd 2001 at about 2200L. I have a flight in the morning and w
50 Rootsgirl : WG-YQT- hello! Again, thank you so much for the downloads. NoYYC- the aircraft were refurbished in Bentonville Arkansas and Lousianna. I have no idea
51 TWAneedsNOhelp : Thanks for the answers Rootsgirl... So, Roots (the clothing company) owns 20% of RootsAir? Now, what relationship does Skyservice have with Airtours?
52 Rootsgirl : Hi Russ, The relationship between Airtours and SSV is based on the fact that they are both under the umbrella of North American Leisure Group, the lar
53 TWAneedsNOhelp : Thanks.... So I see, the airlines are very close, but there isn't any ownership involved between the two. Is Skyservice Canada a public company? or if
54 Noise : What's the link to see their uniforms and livery on the National Post website?
55 Rootsgirl : TWAneedsNohelp, Hi Russ, Skyervice is not public, it is independantly owned by Russ Payson. No partners are involved. Skyservice USA is actually owned
56 Captaingomes : Hi Rootsboy and Rootsgirl. I just want to say congratulations on your hard work, and wishing you two and all RootsAir employees the best. It is obviou
57 Slawko : Hey Noodle come by today...there is nothing around...
58 Rootsgirl : Captaingomes, Thank you for your nice salutations. I think we are all excited about the "hatching" of the new baby. Lots of hard work and I am sure th
59 Post contains images Captaingomes : Hi Rootsgirl, you're welcome! The words I said I trully meant. I hope we have another Wardair in the works ... but one that will last In any case, I d
60 Noise : What's the link to the article on Roots Air with their livery and F/A uniforms?
61 Post contains links and images Samurai 777 : Here ya go, Noise. http://www.saturdaynight.ca
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