myk
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Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 8:38 am

Just one question :

I know that some years ago, a lot of different airlines flow to Montreal. What was the "best" year with the most airlines ? and wich airlines were then present in Montreal ? (I know about aeroflot, Aerolinas argentinas....) and others ?

Thanx
 
flyyul
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 8:57 am

Aeroflot
Aerolinas Argentinas
Air India
Alitalia (who will return soon if they can manage to stay alive  Big thumbs up)
Finnair
JAT
LOT polish
Malev Hungarian
Sabena
SAS
Swissair (now Swiss)
Varig
 
slawko
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 9:34 am

That was back when naviagation through the air was an art form, and not an exact science like it is today, most of those airlines were really looking for Toronto, they just got lost on their way...Today with modern technology and advanced navigation systems most of them have made their way to their original destination CYYZ, others took one look at YUL got scarred and went home never to return to Canada again  Smile HAHAHAHAHAHA
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B747-437B
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 9:38 am

others took one look at YUL got scarred and went home

Thats why Trudeau built Mirabel.... wasn't much better!  Big grin
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iflyatldl
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 12:28 pm

EA Used to fly to YUL, but they're no longer with us. And DL used to fly widebodies into YUL from BOS. Does anyone remember(not to get too much off topic) if EA ever flew L-10's into YUL? I know AA used to fly DC-10's into YUL from ORD.  Smile That was part of YUL's Good Old Times! Big grin
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Braniff1960
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 12:35 pm

Flew an EA L-1011 from LGA-YUL in 1976.

They had several L-1011's a day into YUL.

I still remember the old EA route from YOW-YUL-EWR,
had to go through customs in YUL and re-board.

That was great!
nothing like the smell of jet exhaust!
 
Skywatcher
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 1:23 pm

Mohawk (Burlington-YUL)
Republic (Detroit-YUL)
Braniff (Dallas-YYZ-YUL)
Northeast (Ft.Lauderdale-YUL)
Aer Lingus (Shannon-YUL-Chicago)
Tarom (Bucharest-YUL)
Royal Jordanian (Amman-YUL-YYZ)
Empire (Syracuse-YUL)

and on and on.

Great memories.

Slawko, maybe you should consider changing your meds.

YUL isn't for everybody, but neither is YYZ. Trust me.

 
flyyul
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 1:27 pm

Its ok,

Slawko wears the same glasses as those blue and white glasses those Laughs fans wear  Big thumbs up

 
Skywatcher
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 1:34 pm

On second thought. everybody really is looking for YYZ. Yeah, really they are.
That explains everything. Why should anybody else have fond memories if it gets in the way of the YYZ thing. Of course, how silly of me.

Slawko, please accept my humble apology for my previous presumptuous remark.

YYZ is the only thing that matters. It's so obvious.
 
Aviationman
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 9:10 pm

Air Portugal
El Al
Lan Chile
Air Jamaica (charters)
Aero Costa Rica (charters)
Dominicana (charters)
Iberia
People Express (YMX)
Air Liberte
UTA (French military flights YMX)
Aero Mexico
Jaro (do they still exist?)

 
Horus
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 9:30 pm

Well look on the bright side, MS are upgrading all their flights to the airport from via JFK to direct. That will boost passenger numbers at the airport by 200%  Big thumbs up
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longhauler
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 10:32 pm

At one point in history, Montreal was the corporate centre of Canada. As a result, every airline that flew to Canada, chose to fly to Montreal first. Toronto was merely an afterthought.

As a result of politics, etc, there has been a gradual shift over the last 25 years or so, and now Toronto is the corporate/financial centre of the country. Looking at airline route maps, you can also see that shift.

It is a shame really, as Montreal, and in fact the whole of 'La Belle Province' is worth visiting.
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Aviationman
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 10:53 pm

"It's a shame" I agree...But Montreal is probably one of the most visited cities in Canada.....Not by Canadians of course...but by Europeans, Americans, etc...

Quebec City is on the same level....Amaizing the amount of Asians (specially Japanese) on the streets of Quebec City during summer...
 
Aviationman
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 11:00 pm

And even more airlines in the 70s and 80s:

CP Air
Canadi>n
Wardair
Transair
EPA
QuebecAir
Nordair
Nationair
Odissey
WorldWays
Inter Canadi>n
Intair


All dead by now....Sad!
 
Type-Rated
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 11:10 pm

I thought 1967-68 was great cause' BOAC flew the VC-10 ORD-YUL-LHR there. Magnificent looking aircraft in that Blue, Gold and White livery. One of the best looks you could imagine! I believe in 1969 or 70' they switched over to those Rolls Royce 707-3xx Intercontinental series. Man, did those things scream by as they were taking off!
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
 
Aviationman
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sat May 22, 2004 11:28 pm

The BA VC10s flew to YMX as late as late 70s and/or early 80's. I remember VC10's flying YMX-GLA and/or MAN. It was great.
 
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longhauler
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sun May 23, 2004 2:51 am

I certainly agree Aviationman.

On a whim, when I heard the VC-10 was leaving Canada for good, I flew on one YYZ-YMX-PIK-MAN. Then I hopped on a BAC-111 to LHR, then right home on an AC B747. Great way to spend 20 hours!

Is anything as beautiful as a Super VC-10!

Handsome in the British Airways colours, but magnificent in BOAC colours.
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Skywatcher
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RE: Montreal Good Old Times

Sun May 23, 2004 10:19 am

I'll never forget the twice weekly Aeroflot TU-114, a prop with swept wings and 4 sets of counter rotating turbo powered propellers. The subsequent IL-62 was somewhat exotic as well.

Another favorite was the old CanAfrica L-1049's that flew supplies into Biafra during the Nigerian civil war.

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