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Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?  
User currently offlinenrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7586 times:

My ex-wife is flying from YVR to SYD tonight (Dec 29) but she is on fight AC35 (the usual one is AC 33).

Since when has AC been flying 2 planes a day to Sydney and are they using 777-200LR for both?

Confused!

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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7578 times:

I believe it's seasonal for Australians wanting to ski in Canada and Canadians wanting to escape the cold.

User currently offlinenrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7564 times:

OK makes sense. AC33 has been delayed to 8am the next day, seems they dont have a pilot. Amazing!

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3020 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

10 weekly over our summer -- all on the 77L.

I think it reverts to daily at the beginning of February.


User currently offlinenrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7215 times:

They must have taken a 200LR from their YYZ-Asia route and replaced with a 300ER

User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3410 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in HNL.

[Edited 2012-12-29 23:44:40 by SA7700]


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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1844 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4505 times:

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in YYZ even when there was a fuel stop in HNL.

Has a non-stop YYZ-SYD route ever been talked about, perhaps to supplement a single YVR frequency in the high season? The Great Circle distance of that route is about 8400nm, whereas the published range of the -200LR, is around 8850nm. That makes it sound like it could do the flight without significant restrictions... Of course, the bigger question would be economic viability of such a long flight (and demand from YYZ in the first place).

Such a flight would be a bit over 100nm longer than Singapore's former SIN-EWR route...


User currently offlinenickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

Any ideas for why AC has the second flight sitting on the ground in SYD for over ten hours? It arrives at 845am and departs at 7pm.

User currently offlinenrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4430 times:

Nick, perhaps it has something to do with the delay. Per my note above, it seems lack of a Pilot delayed AC33 out of Vancouver until 8am the next morning. Some poor schedulers somewhere are working overtime this past weekend

User currently offlinenickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

Don't think it has anything to do with the delay. Long ground time is in the schedule in their press release.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

Quoting nrt1011 (Thread starter):
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):

Air Canada boosts non-stop flights between Vancouver and Sydney Australia this winter: Increased to 10 flights each week from December 14 for peak Canadian ski season.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/120725.html

EK413



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User currently offlinenrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Great, many thanks, very interesting. I am very interested in the final results

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 5):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in HNL.

Don't understand what you mean. AC33 operates YYZ-YVR-SYD and AC34 SYD-YVR-YYZ. AC doesn't use the 77L to HNL.


User currently offlinesunrisevalley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 9):
Long ground time is in the schedule in their press release.

This allows for a evening departure northbound which would suit many passengers I would think. This flight terminates in YVR , it does not continue onto YYZ.

[Edited 2012-12-30 18:19:33]

User currently offlinenrt1011 From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Yes my ex wife will leave Sydney at 7pm and arrive Vancouver same day at like 2pm, a great time actually.

Yes only for YVR as it is the Ski-jet, not for Toronto folks like me and actually a bit late to change and go on to YYZ, I wouldn't want to do that. The AC34 time works pretty well for us folks


User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3410 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2972 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):
Don't understand what you mean. AC33 operates YYZ-YVR-SYD and AC34 SYD-YVR-YYZ. AC doesn't use the 77L to HNL.

Post was edited my one of the most I think, this is what I posted originally

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 6):
Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in YYZ even when there was a fuel stop in HNL.



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