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Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?  
User currently offlineIluvwestjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2316 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.

AC 224, Dec. 10 YVR-YYC - 343
Departs: 1330
Arrives: 1551

AC 231, Dec. 10 YYC-YVR - 343
Departs: 1700
Arrives: 1728

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.

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User currently offlineYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2234 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.


Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
User currently offlineIslander From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

What is a repo flight?

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Hello,

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.

JEremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineRamprat From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2179 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.

User currently offlineRamprat From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

Also starting soon for you Calgary spotters, London will be returning to an A-340 soon for Christmas and for now will remain till summer with Frankfurt returning to a 763 come Jan.

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2160 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.

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

Do they use the the 747 YYZ-YVR?

User currently offlineIluvwestjet From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Thanks for the information. It would be so nice to fly to Calgary on an A340 from Vancouver.... I imagine that the flight would be a pretty empty.

And yes AC operates a 744 (ex-CP) daily from Toronto to Vancouver (AC 3105). They also use a 747 combi on AC 11 (HKG-YVR-YYZ) every M/W/F.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2114 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...


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

OUCH, 3340.00 dollars YYZ-YVR just priced out, needed mouth to mouth recesitation though

User currently offlineTennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2080 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.

User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Asian carriers use 777, 744, 343, 330 on short flights.. nothing small like american, delta...& others...

baec777


User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

.......darn, to think I flew on the A319 on that route not too long ago  Sad missed it.

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