Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 6 Posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
just wanted to note, in light of earlier threads about this the past few months, this little update a few days ago from the Air Canada Pilots Union website. Even if those last two aircraft get put into revenue service, transiting to YUL as mentioned, looks like it may indeed be the end of an era, at AC and for Canadian air passenger travel.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
Yes, it's the end of a nice canadian era the DC-9 with Air Canada. Fortunetly I had the oportunity of seeing at least one of them last summer on the way to take-off at PHL. I was inside BA 747-400 G-BYGG when I saw leaving an Air Canada DC-9 and I said to myself - "Gee, these guys still fly high after all these years!" - it was the last time I saw it!
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 1301 times:
End of an era, indeed. In an earlier discussion, I had mentioned I had flown the DC-9 a few times, to North Bay/Timmins, Halifax, Ottawa. Three of these flights I took when skipping off high school, flying out in the morning and returning back home for dinner! LOL. So the Air Canada DC-9 has a very special place in my heart.
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1275 times:
Hey Thomas. Yeah I depart YYZ tomorrow (Jan 18)
on AC YYZ-FRA, connecting with LH FRA-CPH.
Spending 4 days in Copenhagen with friends. looking forward to it. I am bringing as many bottles of
Canadian Club Whisky I can. My pals love the stuff!
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1095 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
Are they planning a water cannon salute or something like that or are thet going to go out "quietly". I think they should have a "retirement" party, it would be good publicity and the pilots and aircraft deserve it.
Bodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
I was at YUL last weekend and saw what looked like about 10 DC9's parked. Most had their titles removed. I assume these will get ferried to North Bay sometime soon although quite a lot of them have been parked in the same spot since December or perhaps even November.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
In college, I always remember seeing the trusty little(compared to the jumbos lined up next to it) AC Nine at it's stand at the far end of BOS Logan's International terminal. Always looked ready to rock & roll, in summer sunshine or winter darkness...(and that was in the awful 1980's scheme. )