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Air Canada 763 At RSW?  
User currently offlineRSW88 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 18 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

So I work for Servisair at RSW, and we handle the AC account.

I know this is something I could ask around at work, I wanted to others opinions.

Typically we get an A320 during season (November-May) and an E175 during off season (Saturday flights).

However for the next few days and the entire month of April we are scheduled to get an A321. What are the chances of them sending a 763 on any given day instead or if bookings show it might be deemed necessary?

A321 has 20/J and 154/Y
B763 has 25/J and 166/Y (depending on the configuration)

I noticed that AC only has 10 321's but about 30 763. Not that this makes that big of a difference, but all of our flights have been going out completely full or oversold. I also know that FLL gets a 763 quite often, so would it be completely out of the question if there was a last minute A/C change and we would end up with a 763?

I have already to my employer that if this happens to call me into work right away, no questions asked!

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24629 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4786 times:



Quoting RSW88 (Thread starter):
B763 has 25/J and 166/Y (depending on the configuration)

Your Y class total is much too low for AC 763s. According to the AC website seating diagrams, the 27 aircraft that have had the XM interior changes (flat-bed J seats etc.) are 24J and 187Y. The 3 non-standard aircraft with the extra passenger doors which are not being converted and I believe are leaving the fleet soon, are shown as 25J and 188Y.


User currently offlineRSW88 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4771 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
Your Y class total is much too low for AC 763s. According to the AC website seating diagrams, the 27 aircraft that have had the XM interior changes (flat-bed J seats etc.) are 24J and 187Y.

Look again. AC's website says that they have a 763 with XM that is 25J and 166Y it is listed as "layout 3."

I think chances are slim seeing as all the other configurations are 24J and 180+Y


User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 977 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

I think it would be more likely that you'd see a 762 on it. Less capacity, and less range. They used to be on the YVR YYZ routes all the time, but now its the 77L and 77W, so I'm not sure where they put them.

User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2224 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4635 times:

All 762's are retired. This month is/has been the various Spring Breaks for school kids so don't be surprized if extra flights or extra capacity are/have been added. There are a couple of 763's that are leased and will be returned to leasors that are not XM'd. All the 763's staying in the fleet are finished the XM treatment and AC is now well underway on the A333's with I think two complete. Year ago the 747s/L1011s were thrown into duty to Florida during this period. While travel is down there are some good deals to be had.

User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4876 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4620 times:



Quoting RSW88 (Reply 2):
Look again. AC's website says that they have a 763 with XM that is 25J and 166Y it is listed as "layout 3."

Viscount724 is correct, all but three of our B767s are 24J 187Y, and three non XMed B767s are 25/188. While it is unlikely you would see a B767 in RSW, equipment substitutions happen all the time. Cross your fingers!

Quoting Heathrow (Reply 3):
so I'm not sure where they put them.

All of the B767-200s have been retired. There have been rumours internally about them coming back, but we have been told as they all need C checks, that is unlikely.



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User currently offlineKrsw757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4582 times:

A few years ago 767's could be seen there quite often.

User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 977 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4582 times:



Quoting LongHauler (Reply 5):
All of the B767-200s have been retired. There have been rumours internally about them coming back, but we have been told as they all need C checks, that is unlikely.

Oh wow! I had no idea. They were getting a bit old, but I just flew one to YYC a couple months ago. I didn't know they had even planned phazing them out.

I still remember the days of AC 747's, 345's, and QK BAe-146's!


User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4538 times:



Quoting LongHauler (Reply 5):
All of the B767-200s have been retired. There have been rumours internally about them coming back, but we have been told as they all need C checks, that is unlikely.

I thought we (AC) were trying to reduce capacity by phasing out the old 767's along with the excess 320-series aircraft. What's the theory behind this rumor?


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4876 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4268 times:



Quoting RP TPA (Reply 8):
What's the theory behind this rumor?

I think it was just wishful thinking, as the B767 is a favourite aircraft for a lot our our pilots, (me included). We hated to see the old -200s leave the fleet.

I don't know if you recall, but about 15 years ago, we had an all Y version of the -200 that held 227 passengers! They were sent to leisure routes where we competed with charter airlines. Looking at the fleet right now, we really don't have a "low yield" configured aircraft for routes like YVR-HNL ... and a lot of people were wondering about the old "pig boats" we used to have, like the 227Y B767, the 303Y L1011 or the 450+ Y B747-200.



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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2129 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3949 times:



Quoting Pnwtraveler (Reply 4):
AC is now well underway on the A333's with I think two complete.

Little bit off-topic, but of the 8 333s that AC operates, all have been coverted and are flying, or are in the hangar undergoing the work. The last one entered the hangar in mid-March. Therefore, there is no possibility of flying in an AC widebody with the 'old' interior (save for those last three remaining 763s).



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3492 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

On the topic of widebody substitutions, UA operated one of their late-morning ORD-YYZ-ORD flights with a 767-300 last week. I'd have loved to see that plane at T1 but unfortunately I work offsite.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24629 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3572 times:



Quoting Heathrow (Reply 7):
Quoting LongHauler (Reply 5):
All of the B767-200s have been retired. There have been rumours internally about them coming back, but we have been told as they all need C checks, that is unlikely.


Oh wow! I had no idea. They were getting a bit old, but I just flew one to YYC a couple months ago. I didn't know they had even planned phasing them out.

How do you define "a couple"? AC's last 767-200 flight was AC156 YVR-YYZ on November 2, 2008, almost 5 months ago. I think the aircraft below operated the final flight.


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