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787 Arrives At Toronto (with Pics)  
User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17857 times:

I though I share couple pictures of the B787 arriving in CYYZ with you everyone here and those who couldn't make it there. I am also currently uploading video of the landing on youtube but it is taking it is time so I will post it later.
I hope you like the pics. Weather was not that great.




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User currently offlinerotating14 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 730 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17844 times:

I'd stop driving my tractor too if I saw that beauty of an airplane in front of me!!!!

User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17511 times:

Quoting MAV88 (Reply 5):
I am going to guess he/she is referring to the tractor type vehicle you can see in the 7th picture, not making it seem as if Toronto is a small town.

Toronto is a small town. Someday, when it grows up, it may even get a professional hockey team. 

Do we know why the company 787 is in Toronto? Is it a promotional thing, or is it to let the AC folks have a look at what they'll be getting soon.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 17243 times:

Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 4):
Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 3):Look at the bottom shot of the OP's post...there's a tractor in frame, apparently watching the 787 land.

Many airports have tractors. Grass mowing, snow removal, they can have multiple uses in airports....

There were tractors, trucks, pickups, tugs and every other manner of vehicles lined up to see it land. By the number of spotters too I would think a few people might have called in sick. There was a news copter up to film the landing and it was positioned so it would have seen the water cannon salute. The grey skies made it hard to get the right exposure for pics.

Quoting Arrow (Reply 8):
Do we know why the company 787 is in Toronto? Is it a promotional thing, or is it to let the AC folks have a look at what they'll be getting soon.

It is here as a part of the AC Anniversary celebrations. There is an open house for AC employees, one for Boeing employees and suppliers, and an invite only for VIP and Super Elite Aeroplan members. It leaves from Toronto on Sunday and flies to Boston to support the JAL service from there to Narita.


User currently offlinedanimarroquin From Colombia, joined Jan 2005, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 16089 times:

I went over later on today to try to see the 787 , but in seems that the plane was moved to a AC's Hangar .

User currently offlinemorrisond From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 16083 times:

Where is it going to be parked?

I'm flying on AC 1232 on Saturday


User currently offlinescallar From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15749 times:

Beautiful pictures, kl692. Thanks for sharing.   

(Oh, and the tractor-talks really cracked me up. Nothing beats a good laugh in the morning. Thanks for that! )   


User currently offlinerbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13018 times:

That wing flex on approach may very well be the sexiest thing I have ever seen! I know, I need to get out more......

User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12782 times:

The aircraft was towed into Hangar 9 after post flight work. The invitation states Hangar 8 but that might just be the entry point since Hangar 9 doesn't butt against public access. Unfortunately even if the door is open Hangar 9 is the least visible.

User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12316 times:

Nice plane. Too bad AC will turn it into a bad flight experience...

User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 830 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11530 times:

Great pics KL692.

What routes are first for AC? I know there have been speculative threads before, but does anyone know more? I would love to see a YYZ-BOM nonstop.


User currently offlinebos2laf From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11101 times:

Quoting Pronto (Reply 23):
Nice plane. Too bad AC will turn it into a bad flight experience...

Yet they won the following awards?

Business Traveler Magazine awarded them:
Best flight attendants in North America
Best in-flight services in North America
Best North American airline for business class
Best airline website

Global Traveler awarded them best airline in North America

Skytrax awarded them best international airline in North America


Bad flight experience? Try flying one of the US legacies. It amazes me how much Canadians love to hate AC even with all the strides they've made since exiting bankruptcy.


User currently offlineCyanide72 From Canada, joined Feb 2011, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9293 times:

Excellent to finally see her here. Shame about the weather, but beautiful pictures nonetheless. Waiting for the video now.  

@bos2laf: Not sure either, I for one have always had a fantastic experience flying aboard AC, regardless of the routing. They've got a nice product going on as of late and I've found no reason at all to complain.

[Edited 2012-03-02 10:05:58]

User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

Too bad they wont fly to Stockholm, no orders from SAS so far, 6 for Norwegian I think. Maybe Oslo will get a visit?

User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9050 times:

Hello, here is the link to the video for those that haven't seen it yet.

http://youtu.be/AmoGxjcEBoo

regards,



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User currently offlineCyanide72 From Canada, joined Feb 2011, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8636 times:

Quoting kl692 (Reply 29):
Hello, here is the link to the video for those that haven't seen it yet.

http://youtu.be/AmoGxjcEBoo

regards,

Thank you very much for sharing! Looks like such a majestic piece of work that aircraft.  


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8399 times:

Quoting solarflyer22 (Reply 25):

Canadians are so sensitive

Nah. Just Torontonians. It's that "centre of the universe" syndrome. We keep trying to beat it out of them, but with no luck so far.

On topic -- when does AC start getting deliveries on these? And what routes are they likely to fly? I'd love to see one in YVR, and even better, I'd love to book a flight on one. I'm hoping they'll go on the YVR-SYD route at some point, since I'm not that fond of the 777s (don't like the 3-3-3 seating plan).



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1936 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7840 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 31):
We keep trying to beat it out of them, but with no luck so far.

Only thing getting beat in Toronto is the Leafs  
Quoting Arrow (Reply 31):
when does AC start getting deliveries on these?

1st quarter of 2014 (optimistic outlook)

Quoting Arrow (Reply 31):
And what routes are they likely to fly?

I don't think they have officially announced anything. My guess is they'll re-start their Indian routes, and possibly develop a greater presence in South America.

Quoting Arrow (Reply 31):
I'm hoping they'll go on the YVR-SYD route at some point, since I'm not that fond of the 777s (don't like the 3-3-3 seating plan).

I doubt it. The 787s are more of a 333 replacement, so I don't think the 777 on that route is going anywhere.

Maybe a 787 for YVR-MEL? (wishful thinking, I know, but I can hope!)



Flying refined.
User currently offlinekl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7798 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 31):
On topic -- when does AC start getting deliveries on these? And what routes are they likely to fly? I'd love to see one in YVR, and even better, I'd love to book a flight on one. I'm hoping they'll go on the YVR-SYD route at some point, since I'm not that fond of the 777s (don't like the 3-3-3 seating plan).

I have a feeling that once AC get their 787 sometimes next year, they will fly it within Canadian routes before they go international with it. Eg: CYYZ to CYVR or maybe fly it to every major city in Canada and I am sure the likes of KJFK and so will see it too.



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User currently onlinewhiteguy From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7474 times:

Quoting kl692 (Reply 33):
I have a feeling that once AC get their 787 sometimes next year, they will fly it within Canadian routes before they go international with it. Eg: CYYZ to CYVR or maybe fly it to every major city in Canada and I am sure the likes of KJFK and so will see it too.

Intially they will be in routes from YYZ/YUL to YYC/YEG/YVR/lax. After that you'll see them on western Canada to Europe flights and some Asia routes.

Just what I've heard.

Longhauler is the guy to ask. He may have heard more.


User currently offlinebmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7257 times:

Quoting solarflyer22 (Reply 25):
"Canadians are so sensitive...."

Yes the G8 mess in 2010 didn't help Toronto's image either.....

Can't wait to see the 787 in AC colors!!!!!

[Edited 2012-03-02 11:52:37]


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User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6896 times:

The 787 will sub in on some premium Europe routes, will open up new China and Pacific routes, and additional South America routes. Loooooong way down the road you might see India restarted but as discussed recently to death, India at the moment is low end priced travel with insufficient J Class and not enough high value cargo. If perishables and high value electronics start to flow then things will change.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6878 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 8):
Do we know why the company 787 is in Toronto? Is it a promotional thing, or is it to let the AC folks have a look at what they'll be getting soon.

It's related to AC's 75th birthday celebrations.


User currently offlinekrisyyz From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6589 times:

Pretty disappointing that AC and Boeing didn't give the flying public access to the B787.


I remember AC saying that it is looking at the 787-9 to replace the A333s, any word if a final decision has been made about the order breakdown?

The article sheds some light on some possible destinations for AC's 787s.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...ource=Home&utm_content=2357402

"Air Canada has a shortlist of potential new flights departing from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, touting non-stop service to places such as Guangzhou in China and Mumbai in India – tapping into markets deemed too small to make economic sense for the larger Boeing 777. Other possible destinations include Moscow, Buenos Aires and Johannesburg."


KrisYYZ


User currently onlinewhiteguy From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6406 times:

Quoting krisyyz (Reply 39):
Pretty disappointing that AC and Boeing didn't give the flying public access to the B787.

There were Elites and Super Elites there also by invitation only. Also the aircraft was there as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations for employees. Employees of some parts suppliers were also invited.


25 tdscanuck : They did. Or do you mean *all* of the flying public? If the latter, it's not really up to Boeing...when you visit a customer you do whatever the cust
26 vegas005 : I was pretty excited about the 787 but now that I have flown it I can say it is just a plane. I'll take upper deck 747 any day.
27 kl692 : Long live the 747.
28 Post contains images WestJet747 : Any word on departure time on Sunday? If it's before 6pm then I'll be able to catch my first glimpse of the 787
29 Post contains images gr8circle : I've only flown twice on AC and both flights were very good experiences....couldn't find any faults at all.....
30 longhauler : I have heard the same. Keep them close to home until the bugs are worked out. That and lots of Rapidairs.
31 danimarroquin : Any body knows what time of departure will be for sunday ?
32 Post contains links BA777-236 : Departure is rumoured to be around 8am local time as it needs to be in Boston for a showcase there. Here is another video, which shows the wing flex a
33 pnwtraveler : Anyone have an accurate update either when it is due in Boston, or even bettter a departure time at YYZ? Too early for the flight plan to be loaded on
34 Post contains links BA777-236 : Here is what she looks like on the inside: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if96GDYVjJg
35 ChrisNH : Will the flight from YYZ-BOS be available to see on FlightAware or PlaneSpotter? I want to tune into LiveATC.net once I see that the plane is within r
36 pnwtraveler : Yes it will fly as BOE787 and it will be filed on FlightAware. What advance notice for the flight plan being filed I am not sure. You will at least ha
37 SYfan100 : Already looking to replace the Airbus 330 aircraft? Not happy with it? Nice pics once again of that particular plane. Will AC look at getting any Boei
38 pnwtraveler : Departure was remarkably quiet. I was almost directly behind the plane and the Hybrid bus traveling on the road behind me was much much louder than th
39 Post contains images tribird1011 : Kinda disappointing on departure, tower asked if they were able to do a fly by, but they said that unfortunately not ... oh well, it is a nice airplan
40 ChrisNH : I heard that ATC exchange, too. But not a slight at Toronto; there was a big gathering of people down here at Boston waiting for the plane to be brou
41 kl692 : I was at the airport at 530 in the morning and saw it sitting in front of AC hanger. we were hopping for deicing since it was sitting outside the fro
42 Post contains links connies4ever : I'd agree with Longhauler that initially AC will operate the 787 on a bunch of Rapidair rotations and also national services like YYZ-YYC/YEG/YVR to a
43 Post contains links ChrisNH : There is a terrific video of the 787 landing in Boston yesterday. No, not from the ground; there were more than enough people who documented that. Thi
44 Atlflyer : How will AC configure their 787s?
45 pnwtraveler : All AC has said is that J Class will have an upgraded version of their lie flat seats with additional storage, more privacy, and at the same time mak
46 WestJet747 : I was there as well, and I was absolutely floored at how silent it was, regardless of how much throttle (or lack thereof). Very impressive. I thought
47 Post contains links YTZ : http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/C...da+shows+Boeing/6257544/story.html "For business class, however, Air Canada is going to use the 787s to launch
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