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Air Canada Launches Montreal-Houston  
User currently offlineEwRkId From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I didn't see this posted anywhere, but AC launched a daily flight from YUL-IAH with the CRJ705 a/c on Nov 30th, glad to see AC expanding a bit from it's YUL hub, hopefully more is to come....

Link: http://ambergrisdaily.com/internatio...non-stop-daily-flights-to-houston/

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User currently offlineAeolus From Mexico, joined Aug 2007, 374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5395 times:

Hello all. Merry Christmas!

Does AC have any other flights to IAH or is this the first one they fly?
Certainly a good addition to make connections other than using the hub-based CO, seems like *A is making its progress at IAH!

Good news for us traveling cheaply to Canada via the US.

Aeolus



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

It was discussed back in October...but yes AC flies YYZ and YYC to IAH both with CRJ705s.


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User currently offlineEwRkId From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5369 times:



Quoting Aeolus (Reply 1):
Does AC have any other flights to IAH or is this the first one they fly?
Certainly a good addition to make connections other than using the hub-based CO, seems like *A is making its progress at IAH!

No, they have flights to YYZ and YYC for some reason YUL isn't showing up on the route map just yet..


User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

CO and AC have fairly good Houston to Canada coverage with the launch and relaunch of YUL and YEG

AC flies n/s to YYC and YYZ with YUL the new service. CO flies IAH n/s to YYC, YYZ, YEG, and YVR



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

I'd love for AC to let CO take care of IAH and shift one of their daily YYC flights from IAH to DFW. I'd love to see an E75 make it out west, but it's highly unlikely... they're all tied up with YYZ - ORD/EWR/BOS/LGA.

[Edited 2009-12-24 13:43:33]


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User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1046 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Hey Guys!

With CO being *A will we see AC upgauging their YYZ-IAH flight at all from a QX flight to actual mainline AC?


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7592 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

But why such small aircraft. I flew MEX-IAH-YYZ-IAH-MEX in 2006 with CO and the IAH-YYZ-IAH segments were on ERJ-145s! It would be nice if mainline jets were used... or at least the AC E-190s.


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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5306 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4845 times:

IMHO the thread title is misleading. It gives the impression that AC is just beginning service to IAH rather than just adding expanding IAH service to include YUL.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4807 times:



Quoting EddieDude (Reply 7):
It would be nice if mainline jets were used... or at least the AC E-190s.

The AC Jazz CRJ705 (the CRJ900 airframe certified for fewer seats) is a very comfortable aircraft with PTVs like the AC mainline fleet. The 10J/65Y configuration also means that seat pitch in Y class is better than on many larger aircraft.


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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4777 times:



Quoting Fly2YYZ (Reply 6):
With CO being *A will we see AC upgauging their YYZ-IAH flight at all from a QX flight to actual mainline AC?

The flights used to be E75's, i.e. 2 less seats (1Y/1J) than the CRJ. So the flight has technically been upguaged in terms of seats from what it was, be it only a couple of seats. I'd sooner expect to see a CO 735 or 73G on this route before AC E90's. As of late AC has the E75's all locked up with Boston, ORD, EWR, LGA...



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User currently offlineEwRkId From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4725 times:



Quoting OA412 (Reply 8):
IMHO the thread title is misleading. It gives the impression that AC is just beginning service to IAH rather than just adding expanding IAH service to include YUL.

Excuse me? How is it hard to misread, it's simple they just launched it ill reword it to your standards "AC which already serves YYZ and YYC from this new Star Hub IAH is expanding its services to includes it Montreal Hub" better??  Wink ha


User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4001 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4633 times:



Quoting EwRkId (Reply 11):
Excuse me? How is it hard to misread, it's simple they just launched it ill reword it to your standards "AC which already serves YYZ and YYC from this new Star Hub IAH is expanding its services to includes it Montreal Hub" better?? Wink ha

Actually it originally read "Air Canada launches Houston", with no reference to Montreal.


Thomas



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25653 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4535 times:



Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 12):
Quoting EwRkId (Reply 11):
Excuse me? How is it hard to misread, it's simple they just launched it ill reword it to your standards "AC which already serves YYZ and YYC from this new Star Hub IAH is expanding its services to includes it Montreal Hub" better?? Wink ha


Actually it originally read "Air Canada launches Houston", with no reference to Montreal.

I had the same view as OA412 re the original subject heading as it sounded like it was AC's first service to IAH. I used the "suggest deletion" button to suggest that the thread title be changed to include the Montreal-Houston reference.


User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
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Quoting EddieDude (Reply 7):
But why such small aircraft. I flew MEX-IAH-YYZ-IAH-MEX in 2006 with CO and the IAH-YYZ-IAH segments were on ERJ-145s! It would be nice if mainline jets were used... or at least the AC E-190s.

Continental's ERJ-145XR airframes are really not bad. They're a regular feature on CO's IAD-IAH service. I've flown through turbulence and storms in them and felt perfectly safe. And they are roomy for a 50 seaters. No ovens through. So no meal service. And no "F" Class.

[Photo 1] Continental Express ERJ-145XR


[Photo 2] Continental Express ERJ-145XR


[Edited 2009-12-24 22:48:33]

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7592 posts, RR: 42
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4080 times:



Quoting KGAIflyer (Reply 14):
Continental's ERJ-145XR airframes are really not bad. They're a regular feature on CO's IAD-IAH service. I've flown through turbulence and storms in them and felt perfectly safe.

Yeah, don't get me wrong. I feel perfectly safe in the little Embraers. I fly them from time to time because AM Connect has a few. I did AUS-MEX last year with AM, and this year I did MEX-MID in the ERJ-145, and both were pleasant experiences. My point is that IAH-YYZ-IAH is a route that, to me, felt too long for such a plane. I did not have a problem on the inbound because the load factor was really low, but on the way back we had a 100% load factor and it was not a very pleasant journey.  Sad I kind of wished we had been on a mainline 737.



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