Air Canada have their AC868 which leaves Toronto Pearson at 9am and lands at London Heathrow at 9.15pm, operated daily with a Boeing 767-300. I notice that the same aircraft performs another North Atlantic service with a colloquial name (a la Red Eye, Daytripper), the Poor Man's Concorde. A Poor Man's Concorde is a westbound subsonic flight that leaves Europe quite early in the morning, arriving at or before lunchtime in North America. A classic case is BA
's BA117, a 747-400 which leaves Heathrow at 8.20am and arrives at Kennedy at 10.50am. I know United used to have an even earlier one, left LHR
at 7.45am and arrived at JFK
at 10am. Anyway the aircraft (763) that operates Air Canada's Daytripper then operates their Poor Man's Concorde back to Toronto the next morning, leaves Heathrow at 8.55am and arrives at Toronto at 10.50am.
|Quoting SW733 (Reply 8):|
I took one of these once, the morning AA ORD-LHR...oh I HATED it. Never again...
Really? Everyone I know who's ever done it said it transformed their preconceptions of longhaul travel (they may not have used those exact words). I'm so intrigued I'm doing my first eastbound Daytripper in a few weeks, the BA
daylight flight from Kennedy to LHR
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz