iluvwestjet
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Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:22 am

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.
 
YWG
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:26 am

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.
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Islander
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:35 am

What is a repo flight?
 
teahan
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 7:49 am

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.

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ramprat
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 8:56 am

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.
 
ramprat
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 8:58 am

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.
 
spyderz
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 9:15 am

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.
 
Dash8King
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 9:23 am

Do they use the the 747 YYZ-YVR?
 
iluvwestjet
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 10:24 am

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.
 
slawko
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 12:50 pm

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...
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Dash8King
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 4:22 pm

OUCH, 3340.00 dollars YYZ-YVR just priced out, needed mouth to mouth recesitation though
 
Tennisace
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 4:39 pm

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.
 
baec777
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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Sun Dec 09, 2001 10:46 pm

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

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RE: Vancouver To Calgary On Airbus 340-300?

Mon Dec 10, 2001 8:45 am

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