Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33919 posts, RR: 70 Posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2936 times:
Air Canada will be flying a new route, Miami-Vancouver, effective 5 July. I know American tried this route with little fanfare. What does everyone think? I think the timing is right. As a huge fan of both cities, they are in many ways VERY similar, especially in thier strong
modern "Euro style" cultures. Anyone know what aircraft will be used? The flight will be year-round and daily.
Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2848 times:
They will use A319s!
Yeah, actually not long ago I was thinking about why no one is offering service between these dities? My brother was thinking of travelling from YVR to MIA in Feb but couldn't find any non-stop services! Here it is!
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2160 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2850 times:
I know that there were some people from out west on our flight to MIA from YYZ on November 16, 2000, I think that these people were from Edmonton and Calgary. It might be easier to get to YVR from these locations....I don't know. YYZ can be difficult to get around and who know, it might be a better option.
I like the idea, it will relieave some traffic from YYZ
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2825 times:
American's MIA-YVR service worked quite well so long as Canadian Airlines was still in business as Canada's
#2 airline because it offered CP feed onto AA flights
from Miami to Latin America and AA feed to CP flights
This route might still work because AA has a bank of
flights to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and other South
American destinations from Miami each day. Air Canada's Star Partner Varig also has a lot of flights
out of Miami.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2758 times:
Actually DL Widget Head, YVR and MIA might be more like at least 5.5-6 hours apart. Going eastbound, yes, an A319 might be able to do that. But it may require a fuel stop in the other direction because of headwinds. Apparently, this seems to happen on the supposedly nonstop YVR-YHZ route and even the YYC-YHZ route, but I'm not too sure.
If the A319's going to be used on that route, I don't know if AC would place stricter baggage and cargo restrictions in order to optimize the range, but then again, I wouldn't be too surprised. Still, it's not a bad way for AC to go as far as transborder routes are concerned.
Boeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
I think the route will do good. It will connect Florida with the Orient with only one-stop as Air Canada has many destinations in the Orient. Also in the summer months there will probably be lots of Alaska cruise ship passengers flying on it to catch the boat in Vancouver. I think AC will use an A320 or A319 on the route.
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Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33919 posts, RR: 70
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2708 times:
Boeing764, that's a huge plus with the cruise ships. 99% of Alaskan cruises begin or terminate in Vancouver. Alaska is one of the hottest summer destinations for Miami tourists. Very popular. Although, most Miamians flying to Asia either fly AA's direct MIA-NRT flight (with a stop in SEA) or connect with NW in DTW. None the less, the connections will be an advantage.
Rindt From Germany, joined May 2000, 930 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2706 times:
You'd think Varig might start-up some service to YVR as well... since they fly constantly to MIA, they could do GIG-YVR with a stop in MIA... this would give good connections from latin america to asia with as many as two stops, only one of which would require a change of planes.... unless Varig continued on to NRT or HKG as well...
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