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Air Canada HNL-SYD  
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Why does Air Canada operate a once daily HNL-SYD and return? I believe they use a 767-300ER.

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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Because they can't make it nonstop from either Vancouver and/or Toronto.

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

There's been an aircraft upgrade, they fly the A340 to SYD now.




Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Marco, the A340s are switching to 767s for the next few months, and then the service will be upgraded to a B747-400.
Dont know if this applies to the Toronto/Honolulu/Melbourne route as well.


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

I read that as well (CHG to 763, then 744 from Oct.), but I checked the AC website, it shows that in Oct they switch back to a 343... (and on oag.com as well..)

are they really using the 744?

Jimmy


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

The main reason for AC operating HNL-SYD return once daily is that the timing seems to make the most sense for business travelers (the flight leaves YVR in the evening, then one can sleep, thus reducing jetlag). At least that's what I've heard. Other airlines do that, too, I think. Besides, I don't think SYD is a 24-hour airport, either. My dad said the schedule hasn't changed by much in 20 years! He knows, as he flies to SYD often.

AC uses the 763 during the northern Hemisphere summer because this is not the peak period for travel to Australia and NZ. Generally, peak travel to Down Under is mainly between October and March, and that's when they use the A340-300 and sometimes the 744.


User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I didn't realize it was a continuation service. I just thought they were operating HNL-SYD sort of out of nowhere. Thanks for the insight.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

An AC 763 YYZ-HNL arrives at HNL around midnight at the same time as the 343 YVR-HNL. All pax continuing on to SYD consolidate on the 343, MEL pax on the 3 weekly AC HNL-MEL 763 flights. AC also has fifth freedom rights from HNL to SYD/MEL.


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1399 times:

The AC 744 upgrade comment was mentioned in the lastest issue of Australian Aviation. It's obviously a typo- no way will AC bring a scheduled 744 to SYD, although it may well revert to an A340 for the Australian summer season.

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