dodgy
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New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 2:18 am

Looking at the Air Canada timetable - and OAG.com - AC will start B744 service from YYC(Calgary) to LHR in April. I don't remember when YYC last had 747Pax service.
 
donder10
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 2:27 am

I know Calgary is getting bigger but not THAT fast lol!
 
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yyz717
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 3:47 am

AC flew daily summer 741's from YYC to LHR in 92.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
donder10
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 3:57 am

So this summer there should be 3 daily AC 744s into LHR-YYZ,YYC,YVR!
Good stuff
 
Allee
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:47 am

So the four Canadian 744s will be doing the London-Calgary, London-Vancouver, Osaka-Vancouver, and Tokyo-Vancouver routes this summer.
 
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BO__einG
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:56 am

Unbelivable.
I didnt know loads on the YYC-LHR were that big and heavy. The A340s and 767s I used to see that flew to LHR at many times took off using about half to 3/4th of the main runway.. about 7-8000 feet..

This is going to be amazing!
I wonder which 744 they will be using, the Ex CDn 475s or the AC 433s/COMBI..
Probably COMBI by my guess as YYC cargo is also growing at a rapid rate..
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fallingeese
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:08 am

I'm surprised too. It'll be great to see the Air Canada 744's. We are also getting a second Cargolux 744 in weekly. LHR-YYC has been a 763 that has been upgraded to A340 during peak times. I wonder if a A340 to FRA is comming too?
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BO__einG
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:20 am

Mark, I heard by the time the seasons start shaping up the A340 will return as the primary equipment for the FRa-YYC.
Do you know which day the second Cargolux will come in? Please let it be a DAYTIME or EVENING flight..


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fallingeese
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:29 am

Ya i heard that too, and to believe that they were considering cancelling our european flights. Though I'm wondering if this upgrade might be at the expense of YEG. I thin Cargolux will be the same horrible time, on fridays though. I've heard rumours that YYC is closer to getting Asian cargo service.

Iginla was incredable. GO Canada! The Flames better resign him.
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VonRichtofen
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:48 am

I saw 2 Cargolux's on the same night (Monday)

One at 11:20pm, the other at 1:50am (tuesday really)
 
fallingeese
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:50 am

Wierd? I might be wrong then. What were you doing at the airport that late/early?
Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:55 am

Well it's cargo, cargo's most effiecient at night when they can land, drop their shit off, then get the hell outta there real quick.

That other "gold" post was deleted, what a bunch of whiners
 
fallingeese
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 8:58 am

I think they turn around the 744 in less than 45 minutes. That was one of the reasons for serving YYC.
Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 9:27 am

Yeah, well the one that arrives at 1:50am is outta there by like 3:00am.
 
Allee
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Mon Feb 25, 2002 10:15 am

Bo, it's a -475
 
superdawg
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:34 am

I wonder if using the B744 will relegate YYC to only one LHR flight during the summer. The past few summers we have two daily flights to LHR (1-A340 at 18:00, 1-767 aroung 21:00).
 
superdawg
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RE: New B744 Service From YYC

Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:47 am

The 747 service will only be from Apr 1 to May 31 then on June 1st it goes back to 2x Daily 767 service, The 747 will arrive into YYC at 150:5 and leave at 19:15

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