Iluvwestjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2302 times:
I was looking on the Air Canada website and noticed that for the next 3 Mondays, AC 224 from YVR to YYC is being operated by a 343! Does anyone know why? It only operates on Mondays (Dec. 10, 17, 24). The rest of the days, AC 224 is served by an A320.
So it looks the 343 actually does a turn and flies back to Vancouver (rather than continuing on to somewhere like YYZ or Europe). Does anyone know why this is? I looked on the downloadable timetable and it says nothing about a 343 on this route. This is the biggest jet I've seen used on this route.
YWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
I know all about that flight! I was suppose to fly it for the very reason it was an A340. Well, I checked in on Oct.7, 2001 and found out it had been downsized to a 737-200. But it might be a repo flight for say Frankfurt or London.
Teahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
Repo means repositioning. Hence, moving the aircraft from one airport to another airport. For example, it might have been flying from A to B for 3 weeks. Now they want to fly the aircraft from C to D for 3 weeks. The flight between B and C is a repo flight.
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Ramprat From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
The reason that it is an A-340 is that Calgary to Frankfurt is a 340, however it is the only 340 out of Calgary and because there is no maintenance base and repostioning of aircraft they fly a 340 out to Calgary to fly the Frankfurt route for a week and the one flying Frankfurt the previous week returns to Vancouver for maintenance and/or flights to other destinations.
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
Ya Air Canada sure does some funny aircraft scheduling. For instance Vancouver will be continued to be served with a 763 on the London flight (opposed to upgraded Calgary 343) except for only Thursday December 13. Why would this happen for only 1 day in an entire month? The best route though for different aircraft is got to be YVR-YYZ where you can see almost every aircraft type operating it, except for the Dash-8's, and you'll never know exactly which type until arrival at the airport.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Toronto-Montreal is another one of those routes, everything from the Dash-8 to the A340 operate that route on a regular basis, they even used to run the 744 on that route untill they got the 330 to continue the YUL-CDG flights...
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Tennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Just for the record, most of the YVR-YYZ service I have observed since the integration has been B767, with the occasional A320, A330, and the B747 as mentioned. In fact, YVR-YUL and YVR-YOW use B767 at least once daily too.