The thing that I don't understand is that why is it a triangular route? It flies from FUK-YVR (something at least I haven't seen before) and according to their homepage, its scheduled to leave for Narita after about a 4 hour ground time.
Is this a charter flight with people heading onto Banff? I heard that JL and NH flew a few charter flights into YYC, but I haven't seen a JL charter flight into YVR since they flew into Cuba with the MD-11.
A few JL flights now leaving at night-time and getting to Narita in the evening. Just three days ago, there was a JL flight (JA8921) that operated as JL 18 and I think suffered from an engine failure and experienced a 6 hour delay. Just on a side note, I was watching that bird engine-start and when it started, it sounded like my hair dryer blowing. Is this a normal procedure?
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