Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2451 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1067 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.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 15999 posts, RR: 59 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1017 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.
ETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2016 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 932 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.