Back in the old days, then YYZ
had only two flights a day, a DC-8-60 in the morning, returning around noon, then a DC-8-40/50 in the evening, returning the following morning. At the same time, AA
flew one B707 a day. (Actually, it was a B720, they just called it a B707!)
went to L1011s, AA
responded with the DC-10. When AA
pulled out, AC
was still flying only two trips a day, usually L1011s, sometimes a B747 combi.
When the frequency increased, the gauge decreased with B727s, then A320s.
Now, they fly 4 round trips a day in winter, 5 in summer. Usually, the morning flight is an A321, (yes I know it is scheduled as an A320, but it is almost always substituted with a 321 ... heavy loads)
Same thing with YYZ
, started with one L1011, then increased in frequency with a reduction in gauge. Now it is 3 round trips a day in winter, 4 in summer, again with the first round trip as an A321.
Why so few widebodies? Well, basically, on 5 hour flights, the A321 has a lower seat mile cost than a B767-200. And, as passengers choose by price, not aircraft, why give them a widebody? That is one of the "legacies" of LCCs, they showed airline accountants that passengers will fly a narrow body aircraft to the moon and back, as long as its cheap!
As far as J is concerned, it is still a very strong market for AC
, and in my opinion, J in an A320 series is no less comfortable than a domestic B767-200.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!