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Toronto-Pearson To Toronto-City-Center By Plane!  
User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 13295 times:

Connecting Toronto-Pearson and Toronto-City-Center by plane!


http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09100.jpg


Hello, dear readers,

and welcome to my second Canada story.
The first one is covered here:

The Ancient AirTransat A310-300 To Toronto (by FLIEGER67 Sep 21 2009 in Trip Reports)

Well, what to do as an aviation enthusiast in Canada?. No question, catch some new airlines and airports!.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/24/Air_Canada_Logo.svg/800px-Air_Canada_Logo.svg.png


Friday, 07.08.2009
YYZ (Toronto-Lester-B.-Pearson-International) Sunny, Temperature 16 degrees
YOW (Ottawa-Macdonald-Cartier-International-Uplands) Partly cloudy, Temperature 13 degrees
Duration: 1 hour, 5 minutes announced
55 minutes actual

Service AC 444 operated by Air Canada
Scheduled: 09.10 // 10.10
Actual: 09.05 // 10.00
Gate: 133 Seat: 31F
Load factor: Around 80%


Going for breakfast in the hotel immediatelly after the restaurant opens is always nice for a calm time.
Also here, only some other travellers around. A nice girl accepting my free breakfast voucher.
Well, she dont want to believe that I dont need all that full breakfast stuff in the morning, toast and coffee is fairly enough for me!.
The girl at the hotels desk called the shuttle and soon thereafter I was on the way for my first experience with YYZ Terminal 1 and also with AC.
Hopefully no changes, that means together with a new aircraft type.
T 1 is a impressive building, high ceiling, lots of desks and also self service check-in kiosks, which I naturally used.
Typing the reservation code in, secured my seat, both last row windows taken, second last row this time.
And the warm welcomed new aircraft type was on the seatmap.
Only some minutes at security and than I was in the domestic terminal area, well designed, lots of seats all around, good views to the apron and the planes.
It´s the busiest airport in Canada, no question when you look outside the huge windows.

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09054.jpg

YYZ-YOW is served by AC nearly every hour with several plane types, mostly the A319/320/321.
But here it was the E90, premiere, the first time for me on type.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09051.jpg

From the other site:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09052.jpg

Competitors:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09053.jpg

Domestic heavy:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09055.jpg

Reg. shot:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09056.jpg

Pushback:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09057.jpg

How I miss that bird:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09058.jpg

Also good looking:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09059.jpg

C-FNAN parked at the gate. It was delivered at 14.12.2007 to AC, one of 45 in the fleet.
Finger boarding was called well ontime.
Another long tube, so my first impression.
The cabin with 2/2 seaters layout stylish and clean, grey-blue fabric seats, good legroom and inseat videos, real nice.

Seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09060.jpg

Seatback:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09066.jpg

Three friendly female FA´s on that service, it seems a check flight, two FA´s working, the third more in the background.
The cockpit crew was from Canada, no comments here, but very detailed informations from the purser during boarding.

Nice colours during taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09061.jpg

Departure from the 2956 meters runway 06L, flightlevel 29000 feet, free cookies and drinks on offer.

Departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09062.jpg

Above the city:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09063.jpg

Downtown and YTZ airport:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09064.jpg

Along the lake:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09065.jpg

Approach:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09067.jpg

Close to YOW:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09068.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09069.jpg

Apron:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09070.jpg

Docked:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09071.jpg

Touchdown on YOW´s 3050 meter runway 32 pretty ontime and taxi to a finger gate position. A new airport for my routemap.
Well done, Air Canada, a nice experience.
Quickly out in the public and ready to check-in for my next flight.






Friday, 07.08.2009
YOW (Ottawa-Macdonald-Cartier-International-Uplands) Partly cloudy, Temperature 17 degrees
YTZ (Toronto-City-Center-Toronto-Island) Partly cloudy, Temperature 23 degrees
Duration: 1 hour announced
45 minutes actual

Service PD 254 operated by Porter Airlines
Scheduled: 11.30 // 12.30
Actual: 11.30 // 12.15
Gate: 18 Seat: 17A
Load factor: Around 60%


Porter offers also check-in kiosks at YOW, no question that I used this service.
Again, confirmation number typed, seat selected, the last available row window and boarding pass printed.
Some ten minutes here at security, lots of pax around and back in the gate area.
Let me say, YOW was the absolute positive surprise around these trip, large and spacious, well designed, lots of good seats and places to view the apron and action,
a real nice place here in Ottawa.

Terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09074.jpg

The board:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09075.jpg

What about this one:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09073.jpg

YOW is no. 6 nowadays in terms of passenger numbers around Canada.
My plane arrived also good ahead to schedule, ready for my flight to Toronto City Center, a new airline and a new airport again.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09072.jpg

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09076.jpg

Detail:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09077.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09078.jpg

C-GLQG operating the flight. A Dash 8-400 delivered to Porter at 31.01.2008, one of 13 in the fleet.
Leg no. 5 for me ontype and a new registration.
Well ontime boarding and a good looking cabin so far.
Bright brown leather seats, clean and good legroom, comfortable.

Seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09079.jpg

Two nice female FA´s, real good looking with these stylish uniforms and also real friendly.
A short and also friendly welcome from the female canadian captain during boarding.

Tails:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09080.jpg

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09081.jpg

Departure again from runway 32, flightlevel 20000 feet. The FO with a short information during cruise.

Leaving YOW:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09082.jpg

On the way back to Toronto:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09083.jpg

Lakeside again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09086.jpg

Approaching YTZ:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09088.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09089.jpg

Service was real good, a sandwich box, some cheese and crackers, a real positive surprise.

The mystery box:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09084.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09085.jpg

And inside:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09087.jpg

Gear down:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09090.jpg

Above the water:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09091.jpg

Close to YTZ:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09092.jpg

Very close:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09093.jpg

By canoe to the city:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09094.jpg

Gusting winds during approach into YTZ, so we had a rough touchdown, but finally made it on the 1216 meters runway 26.

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09095.jpg

Terminal:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09096.jpg

Parked on the apron and only two or three meters to the terminal entrance.

Close up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09097.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09098.jpg

Once again a positive experience during my flying around Toronto.
Quickly out in the public, checked in for the next flight at the kiosk and ready to go by the free ferry and bus service for some minutes downtown.

Sailing away:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09099.jpg

Nice view from the ferry:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09100.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09101.jpg

Closer:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09102.jpg

Union station:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09103.jpg

City sights:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09104.jpg

Once more:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09105.jpg

And again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09106.jpg

Royal York hotel:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09107.jpg








Friday, 07.08.2009
YTZ (Toronto-City-Center-Toronto-Island) Partly cloudy, Temperature 23 degrees
YUL (Montreal-Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau-International-Dorval) Partly cloudy, Temperature 20 degrees
Duration: 1 hour announced and also actual

Service PD 411 operated by Porter Airlines
Scheduled: 14.30 // 15.35
Actual: 14.40 // 15.40
Gate: 2 Seat: 7A
Load factor: Around 70%


The free Porter shuttle runs every 15 minutes to the main train station, the ferry times are well connected with the shuttle.

The ferry:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09108.jpg

Porter departure:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09109.jpg

Back at YTZ at around 1.50 p.m., time enough for the 2.10 p.m. boarding.
No time to wait a security. The waiting area is not that large, but Porter offered free coffee and refreshments in the lounge and quick check in times. That means the pax arrived not that early. A current stream of people coming and going.
YTZ is a small regional airport only reachable by ferry, no road connection.
My plane was a little late on arrival, but the nice girl at the desk told me, that the flight will be nearly ontime. Good to know, with a very short time to catch the flight back from YUL.
Short thereafter boarding was called and C-GLQM waited on the apron, another Dash 8-400, leg no. 6 for me on type and another new registration.
This machine joined the Porter fleet only some weeks ago at 11.05.2009.

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09110.jpg

Also interesting:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09111.jpg

Boarding again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09112.jpg

Ground handling:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09113.jpg

Close up:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09114.jpg

The nose:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09115.jpg

The cabin was fitted with the same bright brown leather seats, clean and good legroom.

Seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09116.jpg

View from my window:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09117.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09121.jpg

Another company machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09122.jpg

Also here, two friendly female FA´s.
Cockpit crew was from Canada, the captain with a short info during taxi, once more short later during approach. No comment from the FO.

Taxi:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09123.jpg

Ready to go:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09124.jpg

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09125.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09126.jpg

Departure in the opposite direction from runway 08. Flight level 23000 feet, free snacks and beverages on offer now.

Nice colours:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09127.jpg

Approaching YUL:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09128.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09129.jpg

Close to touchdown:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09130.jpg

Also here a good experience.
Touchdown on YUL´s 2926 meter´s runway 06R to collect another new airport to my routemap!.






Friday, 07.08.2009
YUL (Montreal-Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau-International-Dorval) Partly cloudy, Temperature 21 degrees
YYZ (Toronto-Lester-B.-Pearson-International) Partly cloudy, Temperature 23 degrees
Duration: 1 hour announced and also actual

Service WS 465 operated by Westjet
Scheduled: 16.40 // 17.55
Actual: 16.40 // 17.40
Gate: A47 Seat: 21E
Load factor: Around 80%


Well, touchdown at 3.40 p.m.. Departure was scheduled for 4.40 p.m.. Really tight, isnt it?.
During my stay at YOW, I´ve decided to call Westjet if it´s possible to check-in by phone and collect the boarding pass at the counter.
But with my personal cost cutting measures, I´ve dont printed the whole confirmation, so no number here.
WS operates also from YOW, a guy worked a departing flight, my chance to ask for the number.
Also real friendly staff there, he told me that WS doesnt operate phone check-in, but he will secure me my seat of choice, the two seater, last row window.
Well done. Quickly out in the public, looked for the next available kiosk, checked-in, printed my boarding pass and joined the security queue which was longer, as usual in such situations,than the other times today. Some ten minutes till I was through.
YUL is the third largest airport in Canada in terms of passenger numbers.
Back in the gate area, a quick hop to the restroom around the corner from my gate and boarding was called, not a minute to early.
The scheduled and also warm welcomed 737-600 was parked at the gate.

My machine:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09131.jpg

Sortie to the plane:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09132.jpg

Dash party:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09133.jpg

C-GXWJ was delivered to Westjet at 31.08.2006. The company operates all together 13 737-600´s.
Leg no. 3 for me on type and a new registration.

Boarding:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09134.jpg

Two female, one male FA on that flight. The cabin fitted with dark grey leather seats, clean so far, lower legroom than on AC or Porter but also with an inseat video screen.

Seats:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09136.jpg

Inseat map:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09138.jpg

The pilots action was a really nice gesture, immediatelly after we´re seated he was out of his office, take the micro face to face and welcomed us on his plane, told us some flight details and wished us a good way on his preferred airline.
Departure from runway 06R again in direction YOW.
Flightlevel 36000 feet. Free drinks and snacks on offer.

Just departed:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09137.jpg

Only light clouds:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09139.jpg

Approach with a good check view if everything is ok at my hotel room to the 2956 meters runway 24R where we landed well ontime.

EK A380 at YYZ:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09140.jpg

Again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09141.jpg

So well ontime that we had to wait some five minutes till our gate was free.
The captain informed us, that "some friends in the air (Aeromexico)" blocked the gate and wished us a good remaining afternoon.

At the gate:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09142.jpg

Tail shot:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09143.jpg

Baby Boeing:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09144.jpg

Once again:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/FLIEGER67/CDN0901/YYZ09145.jpg

Deboarding at a T3 finger gate. Something to eat at the airport, called the nice girl at the hotels desk and shuttled after some minutes to wait, back to my room.

All the three airline´s offered friendly and ontime service, the best catering at Porter, the best personal service at Westjet and the most interesting aircraft, at least for me, at AC. That day fullfilled my expectations. Well, you know, I will do every airline again without any doubt´s.

And now?. Well, another day is coming up with a tiny and a ancient plane again!.

Comments welcome,
Markus (FLIEGER67)


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25 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6639 posts, RR: 78
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13211 times:

Servus Markus,

nice report, interesting choice of routes/airlines. Porter's catering is great - and odd to see that AC serves free cookies on such a short hop, but only free drinks on a three hour flight between YYC and LAX...who knows, probably it depends on the competition.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cabin with 2/2 seaters layout stylish and clean, grey-blue fabric seats, good legroom and inseat videos, real nice.

So which channels were available?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
A Dash 8-400 delivered to Porter at 31.01.2008, one of 13 in the fleet.

Delivery date should be 07.02.08 according to ATDB. 15 aircraft are in service, three more to be delivered this year, two more in 2010.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The cabin fitted with dark grey leather seats, clean so far, lower legroom than on AC or Porter but also with an inseat video screen.

Did they only have the airshow or other channels, too? How about on-board sale?


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13178 times:

Hallo Markus,

You seem to be getting up to speed - maybe you actually will be able to catch up on your trip reports before the year ends  Smile. Anyway a nice report on some familiar airports to me - I did YYZ-YUL-YHZ-YOW-YYZ while I was there four years ago. All legs on AC, with YUL-YHZ being operated by Jazz CRJ-200. I agree with you on the Ottawa airport - got stuck there for a couple of hours due to a thunderstorm (not unexpected when the temperature was over 30 degrees every day) and I had plenty of time to explore and enjoy a few Molson Canadians  Smile

I know the traffic on the 401 can be bad, but it's not that bad as having to actually take a plane (with a connection in YOW or YUL) to get to the city centre! But if yo've got the time it surely is a more enjoyable way.


User currently offlineStylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12995 times:

I love Air Canada E75s and E90s. They're really nice planes. Some months ago I did YUL-YYZ on C-FNAP which was delivered only four months after the sisteraircraft you was on. On my flight AC changed the equipment from 321 to E90 which was also very welcomed for me  Smile

great report and really looking forward to the next one...


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1800 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12908 times:
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Hello Markus, it's getting increasingly harder to think of an original comment to your many great reports! I LOVE the departure shot when your heading to YUL with the CN tower next to the prop spinner! I've only visited YYZ by car, the airport looked great from the tower, next time I'll make sure to fly into YTZ Big grin

Rgds, Martijn



Fly DC-Jets!
User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12744 times:

Great report again! Just wish you would incl fare details again to compare the carriers. And a picture of two of the stewardesses I wouldn't mind either.  Smile


Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26494 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12702 times:

Hey Markus,
Great report and pics. Love the seats on Porter. Never heard of them before. Also you cant beat the E Jets plus the PTVs =  cloudnine  .


Some amazing photos of Toronto. Almost a city sightseeing flight.

Thanks for the report and look forward to the next one.

Philip



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User currently offlineGjunnar From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12693 times:

Markus - nice report. What a great selection of different aircraft you got on that trip!

User currently offlineStylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 2904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12625 times:



Quoting Gjunnar (Reply 7):
What a great selection of different aircraft you got on that trip!

...he's famous for doing this every time  Wink


User currently offlineYOW346 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12565 times:

As evidenced by my screen name, I am a true fan of YOW. Clean, modern and spacious is correct. I know you didn't get a chance to experience it, but the transborder/pre-clearance service is absolutely fantastic at YOW. Having departed from almost every Canadian airport with pre-clearance towards the States, YOW has the friendliest, most efficient preclearance station.

The E-70/E-90's AC owns are absolutely stunning. Having touchscreen PTV's for a 1 hour flight is great. I flew an E70 from DEN to YYZ recently and for a 3.5 hr flight, and the PTV's made a huge difference. I flew DEN-YOW on a UA E70 earlier this summer as well. No PTVs. Awful.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12499 times:
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Hi Markus,

Looks like some real good domestic flying in Canada, very nice indeed!

Congrats on your first E190 flight, real nice planes IMO.

Porter's on board service looks good, quite impressed.

Westjet, good to see they offered free drinks/snacks, thought they were more LCC type.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, touchdown at 3.40 p.m.. Departure was scheduled for 4.40 p.m.. Really tight, isnt it?.

- Yes!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2429 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11956 times:

Hi Markus,

What an original idea to compare three Canadian airlines. Bravo! And an excellent trip report as usual.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
E90,

What a lucky guy. I still have this machine on my wish-list.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11930 times:

Hola Markus!

Thanks for this TR.

Your trip reports are amazing, you twisted the knot once again: three airlines in one single day flying around Ontario / Québec.

I was once in YOW, back in 1987... quite a long time ago, but I remember flying Canadian. I remember I flew the route YYC-YYZ-YOW and they even offered toothbrushes to Y class  Wow!.

I have been looking forward to flying the E190, and now that UX has got some it is going to be easier. Porter seems to be an excellent airline, very business service minded. I have tried to fly them when in Canada but always ended up not being able to due to my tight schedules.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 11832 times:

A nice variety of routes/airplanes/airlines you covered here  Smile Very interesting to read with these great pictures. The porter snackbox has such a cool design!


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11670 times:

Hey, good to follow all that comments.

@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
nice report, interesting choice of routes/airlines. Porter's catering is great - and odd to see that AC serves free cookies on such a short hop, but only free drinks on a three hour flight between YYC and LAX...who knows, probably it depends on the competition.

Thank you and indeed Porter´s catering was a nice surprise.
Dont know if AC was something special.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
So which channels were available?

The routemap together with the usual advertissements.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Delivery date should be 07.02.08 according to ATDB. 15 aircraft are in service, three more to be delivered this year, two more in 2010.

Thanx, source is airfleets and ch-aviation as always for me.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 1):
Did they only have the airshow or other channels, too? How about on-board sale?

Airshow only here and dont noticed any onboard sales.

@P.:

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
You seem to be getting up to speed - maybe you actually will be able to catch up on your trip reports before the year ends . Anyway a nice report on some familiar airports to me

Thank you and seven to go right now, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 2):
I know the traffic on the 401 can be bad, but it's not that bad as having to actually take a plane (with a connection in YOW or YUL) to get to the city centre! But if yo've got the time it surely is a more enjoyable way.

Definitely my way!.

@Ori:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 3):
great report and really looking forward to the next one...

Thank you

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 3):

I love Air Canada E75s and E90s. They're really nice planes. Some months ago I did YUL-YYZ on C-FNAP which was delivered only four months after the sisteraircraft you was on. On my flight AC changed the equipment from 321 to E90 which was also very welcomed for me

Perfect from my point of view. I prefer that E-Jets always in comparison to that A-Jets.

@Martijn:

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 4):
Hello Markus, it's getting increasingly harder to think of an original comment to your many great reports! I LOVE the departure shot when your heading to YUL with the CN tower next to the prop spinner! I've only visited YYZ by car, the airport looked great from the tower, next time I'll make sure to fly into YTZ

Thank you and nevertheless warm welcomed.

@KL911:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 5):
Great report again! Just wish you would incl fare details again to compare the carriers. And a picture of two of the stewardesses I wouldn't mind either.

Thank you and next time I will tell you more around the fare´s.

@Phil:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 6):
Great report and pics. Love the seats on Porter. Never heard of them before. Also you cant beat the E Jets plus the PTVs = .


Some amazing photos of Toronto. Almost a city sightseeing flight.

Thanks for the report and look forward to the next one.

Thank you and give Porter a try when you go to Canada next time.

@Gjunnar:

Quoting Gjunnar (Reply 7):
Markus - nice report. What a great selection of different aircraft you got on that trip!

Thank you.

@Ori:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 8):
he's famous for doing this every time

Thanx again.

@YOW346:

Quoting YOW346 (Reply 9):
pre-clearance towards the States, YOW has the friendliest, most efficient preclearance station.

Thank you and it seems the better way to the States is going via Canada.

Quoting YOW346 (Reply 9):
The E-70/E-90's AC owns are absolutely stunning. Having touchscreen PTV's for a 1 hour flight is great.

A 100% agreement.

@Mark:

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Looks like some real good domestic flying in Canada, very nice indeed!

Congrats on your first E190 flight, real nice planes IMO.
Thank you.

Porter's on board service looks good, quite impressed.

Westjet, good to see they offered free drinks/snacks, thought they were more LCC type.

Also my opinion, not expected.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
Yes!

And it worked out fine, lucky me!.

@Suryo:

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 11):
What an original idea to compare three Canadian airlines. Bravo! And an excellent trip report as usual.

Thank you.

@Roger:

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
Thanks for this TR.

Your trip reports are amazing, you twisted the knot once again: three airlines in one single day flying around Ontario / Québec.

Thank you.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
I have been looking forward to flying the E190, and now that UX has got some it is going to be easier.

Saw that UX E-Jets at MAD in August, another new target for me.

@Luftfahrer:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 13):
A nice variety of routes/airplanes/airlines you covered here Very interesting to read with these great pictures. The porter snackbox has such a cool design!

Thank you and I agree with that Porter design, really cool and out of the ordinary from my point of view.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineGlobal97 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11655 times:

Amazing TR, out of all the aircraft out there the small hoppers are the A/C the interest me the most.
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It is amazing AC uses a plane this small for commercial aviation.

-Global


User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11603 times:
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A very informative and enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing. John.


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 10951 times:

Hey, Josh,

Quoting Global97 (Reply 15):
Amazing TR, out of all the aircraft out there the small hoppers are the A/C the interest me the most.

Thank you.

Quoting Global97 (Reply 15):
amazing AC uses a plane this small for commercial aviation.

Definitely, I´ve booked a flight on that machine also, but finally cancelled it due to schedule changes.

Hello, John,

Quoting Jlbmedia (Reply 16):

A very informative and enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing. John.

Thanks for reading and you´re comment.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10849 times:

Abend, Markus!

Nice!! Congratulations with the Embraer 190, and flying the B736 again, + 2 interesting flights on Porter. Such a great selection of companies and aircraft types. Well done by your planning section  Wink
It seems Canada secures a relaxed way of travelling by air. Staff willing to assist in a friendly way makes it a more enjoyable experience.

Gruß,
Eric



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10590 times:

Hoi, Eric

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 18):
Nice!! Congratulations with the Embraer 190, and flying the B736 again, + 2 interesting flights on Porter. Such a great selection of companies and aircraft types. Well done by your planning section

Thank you, always good to follow you´re comments.
I will tell the planning staff about you´re positive feedback  Wink

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 18):
It seems Canada secures a relaxed way of travelling by air. Staff willing to assist in a friendly way makes it a more enjoyable experience.

Definitely, lots of friendly people there around Toronto.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10419 times:

Hi Markus!

Excellent report again! Nice routing to/from YYZ to YYZ via YOW, YTZ and YUL.

I haven;t been on a Embrer 190 yet but have been on the EMB-170 and that is very nice to fly on.

The777Man



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 10238 times:

Hello, Lars,

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):
Excellent report again! Nice routing to/from YYZ to YYZ via YOW, YTZ and YUL.

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 20):
I haven;t been on a Embrer 190 yet but have been on the EMB-170 and that is very nice to fly on.

Also my opinion. The new AF E70 is scheduled for the next trip in mid October.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1423 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9980 times:

Hi Markus,

You're just full of good ideas, flying to Ottowa just to fly back to Toronto city, fantastic! It was good to read about the E190 and to hear your comments on it - how great having those PTVs. I was disappointed we didn't get one on our AY flights 2 years ago.

The shots of Toronto are impressive, lake Ontario is huge and I just love the setting of YTZ airport, it looks great from above!

Thanks for all your hard work writing these reports up,

Happy flying
Infodesk



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9758 times:

Hello, Hannah,

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 22):
You're just full of good ideas, flying to Ottowa just to fly back to Toronto city, fantastic!



Quoting Infodesk (Reply 22):
Thanks for all your hard work writing these reports up,[/quote)

[quote=Infodesk,reply=22]The shots of Toronto are impressive, lake Ontario is huge and I just love the setting of YTZ airport, it looks great from above!

Thank you for reading and you´re comments.

Best wishes again,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 9227 times:

Hi Markus,

another great report with a wide selection of airlines, aircraft and airports. Sounds like an amazing day of flying. Toronto City Center Airport looks nice - a bit like LCY with its location close to the water. I like these small airports.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Service was real good, a sandwich box, some cheese and crackers, a real positive surprise.

Looks very good indeed for such a short flight.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
This machine joined the Porter fleet only some weeks ago at 11.05.2009.

It's always nice to fly on such a new aircraft.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The pilots action was a really nice gesture, immediatelly after we´re seated he was out of his office, take the micro face to face and welcomed us on his plane, told us some flight details and wished us a good way on his preferred airline.

Very nice indeed.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5009 posts, RR: 55
Reply 25, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9014 times:

Hi, Christoph,

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 24):
another great report with a wide selection of airlines, aircraft and airports. Sounds like an amazing day of flying. Toronto City Center Airport looks nice - a bit like LCY with its location close to the water. I like these small airports.

Thank you, once again.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 24):
Looks very good indeed for such a short flight.



Quoting Contact Air (Reply 24):

It's always nice to fly on such a new aircraft.

Absolutely my opinion.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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