IFEMaster
Topic Author
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:17 am

1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:25 am

In August 1997, I took an Air Canada flight from YYZ to YWG. To this day, that is the only flight I ever made that I can't remember what equipment I flew on.

Does anyone here know what equipment AC was using for that route in the summer on '97? I remember that from YWG, it carried on to YXE. Maybe someone has old records, or it's a route that someone flew regularly and would remember.

Anyone?
Delivering Anecdotes of Dubious Relevance Since 1978
 
FLYACYYZ
Posts: 1820
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:13 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:23 am

Don't know why I remember this, but it would most likely have been AC191, routed YYZ-YWG-YXE operated by an A320.
Above and Beyond
 
IFEMaster
Topic Author
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:17 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:03 am

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 1):
Don't know why I remember this, but it would most likely have been AC191, routed YYZ-YWG-YXE operated by an A320.

It definitely wasn't an A320 as I remember the seat configuration was 2-3. Could it have been a DC-9? Did AC fly those?
Delivering Anecdotes of Dubious Relevance Since 1978
 
cgagn
Posts: 290
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:30 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:21 am

I live in YXE and I agree with the first post. AC191 operated thru YWG to YXE, and it was an A320 or A319. I can guarantee it wasn't a DC9. The only DC9s we got in the late 90s was a flight to YYC. AC219 or something like that.

C-GAGN
Widebodies flown on:A330-300,A340-300,A380-800,747-400,767-200ER,767-300ER,777-200A,777-200ER,777-200LR,777-300ER,787-9
 
FLYACYYZ
Posts: 1820
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:13 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
It definitely wasn't an A320 as I remember the seat configuration was 2-3. Could it have been a DC-9? Did AC fly those?

AC is well known for equipment substitutions. Quite possibly, if the flight operated on a weekend, it could have operated with a DC9-32, which had the 2/3 configuration in economy class. AC191 was a midday departure from YYZ (approximately 1310??), and was definitely at that point in time predominantly Airbus equipment.
Above and Beyond
 
cgagn
Posts: 290
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:30 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:08 pm

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 2):
It definitely wasn't an A320 as I remember the seat configuration was 2-3.

My mistake, I didn't read that line carefully enough. If it was 2-3, it would have to be a DC9, wouldn't it? The Bae146s were 2-3 but I can see those ever on the YYZ-YWG-YXE route.

C-GAGN
Widebodies flown on:A330-300,A340-300,A380-800,747-400,767-200ER,767-300ER,777-200A,777-200ER,777-200LR,777-300ER,787-9
 
timeair
Posts: 421
Joined: Sat May 14, 2005 1:41 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:47 pm

AC DID op DC-9 equip on that market! It was also one of the first markets to op with the A320 acft type...Question is..what domestic route WASN'T operated by DC-9 equip???
You can't get there from here.
 
IFEMaster
Topic Author
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:17 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:04 am

Thanks for everyone's help and input. I believe now that it was a DC-9. I have a shot of me in the airport and the nose of the aircraft is behind me. Comparing it to that of the A320 and the DC-9, it's clearly a DC-9, especially if AC DC-9's were configured 2-3. It definitely wasn't a BAe-146, as they are my absolute favourite aircraft and I remember every trip I've made on those  Smile

So, now my next question is - does anyone know if AC produced a model of the DC-9 in their last (late 90's) livery? I have a model of a every type in every livery that I've flown, and this one is the only one missing.
Delivering Anecdotes of Dubious Relevance Since 1978
 
FLYACYYZ
Posts: 1820
Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:13 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:17 am

I'm sure there is a DC-9 in late 90's livery. There is an avaiation/airliner enthusiast store adjacent to YYZ airport, that has an amazing supply of stock. Check out:

www.aviationworld.net

Good Luck!
Above and Beyond
 
IFEMaster
Topic Author
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:17 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:32 am

Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 8):
I'm sure there is a DC-9 in late 90's livery. There is an avaiation/airliner enthusiast store adjacent to YYZ airport, that has an amazing supply of stock. Check out:

www.aviationworld.net

Good Luck!

You, sir, are a Steely-Eyed Missile Man.  bigthumbsup 

Thanks very much. My collection is complete!

(And in case you're wondering...)

AA MD-80
AA 738
AC 744
AC DC-9
AS 737
BA 757
BA 744
BD A310
BD A321
BD 737
DL 767
DL MD-11
DL 738
F9 A319
HA 767
KL Fokker-100
KL 744
NW DC-10
NW A320
UA 777
UA 737
UA A320
VS 744
Delivering Anecdotes of Dubious Relevance Since 1978
 
IFEMaster
Topic Author
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:17 am

RE: 1997 AC YYZ - YWG, What Equipment?

Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:53 am

Oops...I almost forgot. Add to that list...

BD Saab 340
BA BAe-146

(Sorry for the double post...the Edit button is missing!)
Delivering Anecdotes of Dubious Relevance Since 1978