I just saw that same article in the MyTelus website this morning.
I saw this coming - AC
already has altered my upcoming itinerary to Halifax, NS a bit. AC008 (HKG
) appears to have been cancelled or reduced drastically in frequency, since the YVR
segment is now replaced in the same time slot by AC180 - operated by a 762, whereas AC008 would've used the A340-300. There are no other changes to my itinerary - yet. I chose to book the YEG
part later with WestJet. I could not book that part thru AC
earlier, not because there weren't any seats, nor any problems with AC
or Aeroplan - my brother had warned me not to book that part until later due to uncertainty in his summer employment plans and
his plans to move to a new home within the Greater Vancouver area. After all, it's not only cheaper - it's more secure, given AC
's serious situation right now.
Another thing I'm concerned about is this: My aunt who lives in Northern England is supposed to be flying to Alberta for my brother's wedding at the end of this month. For that, she is supposed to fly LHR
, so I wonder if that
route is on the chopping block unless loads are high enough. Or will AC
simply downgrade the equipment to a 762/763 at best? (LHR
uses the 343 or the 744)