Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 974 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4934 times:
Forgive me I forget the year, 97/98????? I could be wrong, but I did fly Direct on AC from YHZ-YVR non stop on the 319. Long flight, esp since I was stuck in the B seat. When they also still offered a hot meal on a plane instead of the Buy On Board service
LongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4558 posts, RR: 36 Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4771 times:
Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 6): Is there any talk of re staring the YHZ-YYT-LHR flight? I imagine that must have been a long one too.
No. YHZ-YYT-LHR was operated with a B767-300, (at the end ... over the years it was a DC-8, L1011 and B767-200ER).
YHZ-LHR is now a non-stop B767-300ER. YYT-LHR was operated two summers ago as an experiment using two A319s equipped to ETOPS120 capability. It was an economic disaster and is not likely to be repeated.
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Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4248 times:
Although no longer current the YYZ-POS route was longer and flown on the A319 for quite a few years. It had previously seen the A320 - altogether quite a capacity reduction from the 767s which did the route up to the mid 1990s. The route was cancelled last year due to stiff competition from the new BW, Caribbean Airlines.
LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3876 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4184 times:
Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 1):
YUL-SFO is 2539 miles
YYZ-BGI is 2424 mi
YYZ-CCS is 2401 mi
The YUL-SFO trip is a long one, longer than some of AC's YYZ/YUL flights to the UK, AMS, possibly CDG? It's too bad AC doesn't offer catering on a long trip like this in the main cabin. That must be hell .
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 794 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
Quoting AlexEU (Reply 18): Is it from the international terminal? Even if St.Pierre had longer runway I am not sure if flights to Paris would work, as there is not much demand.
There were talks underway a couple of years ago about starting a Paris to St. John's flight (presumably Air France) with connections to PJ to St. Pierre. I think the flights were rumored to run 2/3X per week.
In the meantime, PJ is beefing up their fleet as they will be accepting a second ATR42 soon.
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Brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 3795 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3568 times:
Quoting AlexEU (Reply 14): Haven´t got used to Canadian IATA codes...btw, why was it an economic disaster? Newfoundland was British territory until 1949 (I think) and there is still a need for their connection to Europe.
I am wondering if St.Pierre-Paris would work (thats not Canada however).
Would there be enough traffic to warrant a flight?
On the St John's to London flight there were very low yields. I flew it once and there were only around 20 people on the flight. This is not a way to make money especially since belly cargo is very limited on that particular flight.
CARST From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 749 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
Quoting Brilondon (Reply 20): On the St John's to London flight there were very low yields. I flew it once and there were only around 20 people on the flight. This is not a way to make money especially since belly cargo is very limited on that particular flight.
It wouldn't be limited if there are only 20 pax onboard...