Chi-town
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Air Canada At MDW?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:38 pm

Last Thursday (10/26/06) I saw an Air Canada A319 or A320 (I couldn't tell, I only got a quick look at the tail and upper part of aircraft) at MDW taxing near the B concourse. I didn't think Air Canada served MDW. It was windy, raining, and low visibility that day. Does anyone know if it was a diversion or something. If it helps, the aircraft was in the new Air Canada colors.
 
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RE: Air Canada At MDW?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:01 pm

Could have been AC Jetz on a sports charter.

AC did serve MDW until the mid 60s with, progresively, DC-3s, North Stars, Viscounts, and Vanguards.
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RE: Air Canada At MDW?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:43 pm

More then likely, it was the Jetz Charter taking the Raptors to the windy city to play the Bulls in pre-season action. I will check out to get confirmation that was the reason
 
MrPorter
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RE: Air Canada At MDW?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:39 am

Checked the Raptors schedule, it was most likely a Jetz Charter since they were playing the following night.

I thought they would land at O'hare so AC wouldn't have to worry about outsourcing handling to a ground handling company and MDW. I guess they couldn't get any slots.
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RE: Air Canada At MDW?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:07 am

Anybody playing the Blackhawks?
 
Chi-town
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RE: Air Canada At MDW?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:21 am

Yea, I was shocked to see it. I thought it was a diversion. That makes sense though.
 
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RE: Air Canada At MDW?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:08 am

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7044

I don't know a lot about the sport charters, but aren't the Raptors from Canada? My best guess is that they were at Boston playing and then moved to Chicago.

It was an A320.

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