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Air Canada's B 744s Will They Be Replaced Soon?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Hey guys!

As many of you guys said, Air Canada is planning to replace its B 747-400 Combis with either the A 340-500 or the B 747-400 Pax.

However, I haven't heard much from them. Can anyone tell me whether or not they are going to replace their B 747-400 Combis? If yes, what are they going to replace them with? A345s? A 346s? Or the B 747-400 Pax?

I doubt they need the A 380, since they do not have that many passengers. However, they will definitely keep the High Capacity B 747-400s from Canadian Airlines. What do you guys think?

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1703 times:

Can anyone tell me whether or not they are going to replace their B 747-400 Combis?

As many of you guys said, Air Canada is planning to replace its B 747-400 Combis


There you go Desmond - you answered your own question Big grin

You are the weakest link. Goodbye!

Oh btw, you're fired!  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile



User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

I think all B747-400 are going to be replaced by A340-500/600.

But during the Canadian Airlines' era, the flight between Vancouver and Taipei (perhaps, Hong Kong and Tokyo) are always full. So A380 might work for these routes.

I still can't believe that Air Canada has downgraded from B747 to A340 for Taipei flights.


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

LOL B747-437B!

United Airline,

He has a point this time, stop answering your own questions here.  Smile Or why don't you go down to a pond and act like a bird or duck, also, remember to throw bread crumbs at yourself.


User currently offlineAC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 809 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Hey UA,

AC has'nt been really happy with the 744 combi. It is range restricted, and they have had problems with the a/c in general. The 400's did not turn out to be as good as the 200 combi's. Yes, the 400's can take more weight, but the 200's are better stucturally.
I have'nt heard anything at work about us getting rid of the 400 combi's at this point, but it would'nt surprise me to see this happen in the next couple of years.
AC needs to make sure that it has enough planes on hand. If they get rid of three 744's, they may end up shorthanded.
Just my thoughts.
Cheers!

AC_B777



In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

United Airline,

I'm just trying to joke around with ya, no harm meant. It is fun to have a little fun with ya though.


Rgds,

B744


User currently offlineJonathanlo From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

how about the 747-400 that Canadian has???
are they going to replace them???
because they will down grade the
Hong Kong-Vancouver-Toronto AC 3007, AC 3008 to A340-300...

So are they going to replace all the 747 or what???


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

But there is NO SIGN that they are replacing them. So WHEN are they going to replace them and WHAT are they going to replace them with?

Good bye B747-437B FOR NOW!  Smile  Smile  Smile  Smile

Boeing747-400, half and half! I am asking a question too. So do not throw crumbs at me or I shall take you to the pond some day. (J/K)

Jiml1126, the A 380 may work for the TPE-YVR route. Or they may combine the two daily flights to HKG with one A 380.





User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Air Canada to replace their 747-Combis with Boeing 777s..

Baec777  Smokin cool


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

Anyway, let's get back to the question.

What about a mixture of B 747-400/400ER Passenger Config (They have stated that they are interested in the FULL Pax Config B 744).

And a mixture of A 380 and A 346 maybe?



User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

Jonathanlo:

No they are not going to do that. They need them. They are still using the B 744 for the HKG-YVR route.

Des


User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

United Airline,

"Still answering your own questions? While the others are answering decently for you. It's not a show.

You are the weakest link. GOODBYE!

 Laugh out loud




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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Nope, not at all.

User currently offlineCrj 900 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 594 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

My understanding is the combi's will go and the ex CP 400's will stay( due to their pax capacity). The 340-500 is not a replacement for the -400 and there are no 340-600's on order anymore.

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

"I doubt they need the A 380, since they do not have that many passengers. "

Des, seeing that AC is the tenth or eleventh largest airline in the world, I don't see how you can make such a comment.


User currently offlineJonathanlo From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Please go Air Canada's website and check...
on July 1st they will start using A340-300 for Toronto-Vancouver-Hong Kong Route....
no more 747-400....
and they change the flight number to AC 7 not AC 3007


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Will United Airline be replaced any time soon?  Nuts

User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Hmmm, they have switch some of the ex CP routes to AC aircrafts and crews. They are even crewing AC aircraft with CP crew on one of its YVR-HKG flt. Now a lotta AC FAs are really mad as they are being treated so badly. I'm not sure but what I think is that AC is trying to satisfy the CP crews and speed up the senority intergration process. I have heard that AC is interested in ordering more B744 all PAX, but too bad I guess nothing will happen until they have the FAs fully merged and they start to post profits.

By the way, what do you guys think abt the intergration of AC and CP FAs? Does anyone have any idea when it'll be sorted out?

Thx!  Smile

Regards,

Wolfy


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

I like the B-777 idea but don't count out the A-340/500. My question is what aircraft will make the most money for aircanada.....that is your answer. They are now trying to get the most bang for their buck and that takes time. They seem to be switching aircraft for this YVR-??? route. They are seeing what aircraft can handle and maybe free up another one that will make more money. Its simple really, they have the diversity to shuffle their inventory of aircraft around Canada and assemble thier winning combination of aircraft. If they feel that the A380 is needed and will be more profitable, than they should get one.

Grant



Drive it like you stole it!
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Crj-900: There seems to be something about AC going back to its original plans to order A30-500s and -600s. I found this piece of info archived under June 13 in the Canadian Aviation News website, whose URL is shown below:

http://www.canairradio.com/pianews.html

However, I do agree that AC may actually keep the full passenger 744s because of the high capacity needed for Asian routes out of Toronto and Vancouver. As for the Combis, I'm not too sure though.


User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Originally, the 3 x B-747-400s were to be replaced with 3 x A340-600s. With the integration of Canadian Airlines, the B-747-400s will stay a while longer and the order for A340-600s has been switched to additional A340-500s.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Will Boeing_nut be replaced by Airbus_nut anytime soon?  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts

If they are not ordering the A 340-600, then there is a good chance that they will either replace the B 744 Combis with B 747-400/400ER Pax or the A 380.

They may keep the B 744 Combis. Who knows?  Smile



User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9191 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Hey Wolfy! Long time no see! How are you?

User currently offlineB-HOX From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Didn't AC rescheudule it's twice daily YVR-HKG services to both afternoon departures...?
anyways.......AC will keep CP's 744's for sure.....but A380 has been discused in this form b4.....It's a long shot.....I really want to see both the A340-500's and -600's...
as for those combis......
Should AC convert them to all cargo and start cargo services...? (just a thought)

-B-HOX-


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