United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9440 posts, RR: 13 Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2317 times:
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?
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 835 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2167 times:
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.
In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
Jonathanlo From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2052 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
Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2042 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?
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2160 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2035 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.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2033 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:
Polaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2035 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.
B-HOX From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2018 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)