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Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:16 pm

Canadian Affair are delighted to announce brand new twice weekly low-cost flights starting in May 2007 from London Heathrow to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

http://www.canadianaffair.com/en/news/news_items/0611b/index-GBP.html

Surprised a low cost carrier would fly to LHR. Flight's are on weekends, so slots must have been available.
 
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:49 pm

Wow that is shocking, the prices seem to be decent too, I wonder how they got slots in to LHR, arent they in high demand?
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:50 am

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 1):
I wonder how they got slots in to LHR, arent they in high demand?

There flying at one of the few times when there are LHR slots

I guess Air Transat would like to fly to LHR more regularly and this is an attempt to establish sopme sort of LHR service and then hopefully aquire slots on weekdays at a later date

Surprising news, but good to see a new airline at LHR

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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:15 am

us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
 
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:41 am

Great news, any idea which terminal they will use at LHR, hopefuly T3!  Smile

Flights schedules are as follows:

Air Transat TS544
Depart: 23:55
Arrive: 12:15 +1
Duration: 7h 20m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Friday

Air Transat TS644
Depart: 23:55
Arrive: 12:15 +1
Duration: 7h 20m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Saturday

Air Transat TS545
Depart: 16:05
Arrive: 19:15
Duration: 8h 10m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Saturday

Air Transat TS645
Depart: 14:05
Arrive: 17:15
Duration: 8h 10m
Aircraft: 2 Class A310
Operation Days: Sunday


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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:34 am

It is a nice idea, for anyone who needs to get to East Anglia or elsewhere by train it is much more convenient. However, it is too bad the flights were with TS rather than TCX, who have a much better product.
 
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:47 am

35" seat pitch in C class? brrrr  Sad

Too bad they won't bring in their lovely A330s.
 
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 5):
rather than TCX, who have a much better product.

Really?

I thought they used their 757s for the canada routes?
 
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:06 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 7):
Really?

I thought they used their 757s for the canada routes?

Thats the whole point...I much prefer the 35" pitch at 6 accross on the 752 than 9 abreast on the A310/330 @ 29-30" pitch. The meals are better on TCX also.
 
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:10 am

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 8):
Thats the whole point...I much prefer the 35" pitch at 6 accross on the 752 than 9 abreast on the A310/330 @ 29-30" pitch. The meals are better on TCX also.

Agree, when I flew with TCX I thought first I was in the wrong section.....
lots of space and yes food was actually very good.

Never less, Good for TS and lets see

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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:14 am

Air Transat are not exactly a quality product - but right now they're selling London LGW - Toronto YYZ for £75 each way plus tax, which we like a lot. Their premium cabin isn't bad ("Club Transat"), it's like business class was in the 80s. Whereas on Zoom, whose premium cabin I flew YYZ-YOW-LGW last night, is normal economy: 2-3-2! Which begs the question, what the hell's it like in Y?

Anyway, nice to see Air Transat at Heathrow, they're not Cathay Pacific but they're an interesting addition nonetheless.
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RE: Air Transat To Fly YYZ-LHR May 2007

Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:18 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 10):
2-3-2! Which begs the question, what the hell's it like in Y?

I flew Zoom in Y twice in the past 3 weeks, YOW-LGW & LGW-YOW. It's pretty good for a LCC, much nicer than Transat. The leather seats are quite comfy and if you take an aisle seat there's room to strech. It's 2+3+2 seating just like in Premium, the only difference is seat pitch, 36" vs. 31".