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American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:04 am

My opinion is May 1 is too early: Still winter up there.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will add weekend nonstop service between Halifax International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport beginning May 1.
American Eagle will operate round-trip service every Saturday and Sunday between the two cities using a 70-seat Canadair CRJ-700 jet.

"Building on the success of our new service from Halifax to New York LaGuardia, we're pleased to connect travelers from Eastern Canada to our hub in Chicago," said American Eagle President Peter Bowler, a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. "The introduction last year of pre-clearance of U.S. Customs and Immigration in Halifax will allow passengers to make convenient one-stop connections to the U.S. Midwest and West Coast through Chicago."

American Eagle also serves Halifax with two daily round-trips to New York JFK.


The schedule for the new route is as follows (all times local):

Chicago O'Hare to Halifax (ORD-YHZ)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4477 10:50 a.m. 3:50 p.m. Saturday - Sunday

Halifax to Chicago O'Hare (YHZ-ORD)
Flight Departs Arrives Days
4478 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Saturday - Sunday

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About American Eagle
American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE: AMR - News). AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:42 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Thread starter):
My opinion is May 1 is too early: Still winter up there.

Yeah all of Canada is usually snowed in until at least July 4...  Yeah sure
Obviously you've never visited Halifax...

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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:43 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Thread starter):
My opinion is May 1 is too early: Still winter up there.

Winter in May in Nova Scotia, you've got to be kidding I hope. Springtime, yes, but not winter. Oh wait, May 1st, is when my igloo usually starts to melt.  Wink

Congrats to YHZ on landing another new post pre-clearance route.

[Edited 2007-02-13 17:48:01]
 
EXAAUADL
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 1):
Yeah all of Canada is usually snowed in until at least July 4...
Obviously you've never visited Halifax...

I have gone to Halifax every year since 1969, sometimes more than once..here's just betting Ive been there more than you...and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring, it is cold all the way through June (interesting to se ethe sun set a 930pm on June 21st with a temp of 7C) and nice until October, long after YYZ has had its first frost.....see it is this little thing called the Ocean..the ocean takes forever to warm up and cool down...The best month in Nova Scotia is actually September...Seems this Yank knows just a tad bit more about Atlantic Canada than the mouths from Ontario
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
on June 21st with a temp of 7C)

The thing is though most Canadians (except those living along the BC coast) wouldn't consider 7C to be 'winter'.
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring, it is cold all the way through June

We have a cool spring, not necessarily cold. 15C or 65F is alot warmer than -10C in the winter.

I actually remember though a few times in March or April when Atlanta GA was actually cooler than Halifax!!! My parents were down there and could believe how cold and damp it was...

Interesting to see if AA's ORD-YYZ will float or not. NW made DTW-YHZ work, so far DL BOS-YHZ is OK. Jury's still out for UA's IAD-YHZ.
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
I have gone to Halifax every year since 1969, sometimes more than once.

Since your profile states you're 13-15 years old... how did you go in 1969?

Quoting Yow (Reply 4):
The thing is though most Canadians (except those living along the BC coast) wouldn't consider 7C to be 'winter'.

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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:41 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
I have gone to Halifax every year since 1969

Ok either your a lier or have no idea what your talking about... Your age states your 13-15? How they hell have you been going up there since 1969?

One would only hope you meant 1996... But then again... It's funny how you do not even live there and are trying to tell Kaz, what his weather is like in his own country. LMAO. Big grin

Nice to see MQ heading to YHZ from ORD now.
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:14 am

I flew an AC viscount from BOS-YHZ in 1969 in my previous life as Abbi Hoffman
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:21 am

My wife and I flew to YHZ in September of 1998 (AA on ORD-BOS, American Connection/BEX on BOS-YHZ).

First, the BEX flight was full, although AC was on strike at the time.

Second, we ran into a lot of Midwesterners at the several inns and B&Bs where we stayed. We all kept saying that one of the airlines ought to fly to YHZ from ORD, DTW, CLE, or CVG.

So, this will be interesting to see if AA can make this work. I hope it does, because I would love to go back.
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:27 am

Looks like DL is going to add ATL-YHZ for the summer as well!
Delta Adds 5 New Routes Out Of Atlanta (by Jimyvr Feb 13 2007 in Civil Aviation)
See, I knew American Eagle was first class all along!
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
I have gone to Halifax every year since 1969, sometimes more than once..here's just betting Ive been there more than you...and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring, it is cold all the way through June (interesting to See the sun set a 930pm on June 21st with a temp of 7C) and nice until October, long after YYZ has had its first frost.....see it is this little thing called the Ocean..the ocean takes forever to warm up and cool down...The best month in Nova Scotia is actually September...Seems this Yank knows just a tad bit more about Atlantic Canada than the mouths from Ontario

As I have all the official figures in front of me I can correct some of the above.
The mean daily temps for YHZ and YYZ are:-
Jan -6.0 -6.7
Feb -6.1 -6.1
Mar -1.6 -1.0
Apr 3.3 6.2
May 9.2 12.3
Jun 14.8 17.7
Jul 18.2 20.6
Aug 18.1 19.7
Sep 13.8 15.5
Oct 8.6 9.3
Nov 3.4 3.3
Dec -2.9 -3.5

A Temperature of 7C on June 21st. is obviously way below normal. Also, the average first frost date at YYZ is Oct 15th.
Halifax may have the Atlantic Ocean, but we have Lake Ontario, which is over 800 feet deep and is colder in April than it is in January, and warmer in October than it is in July.

Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 5):
We have a cool spring, not necessarily cold. 15C or 65F is alot warmer than -10C in the winter

15C is 59, not 65
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:10 am

On UAL.com they're showing a daily YHZ-ORD E170 nonstop starting sometime in mid-June...not sure if this will be seasonal or year-round.

Overall though YHZ has had lots of good news over the past month, which was to be expected with US pre-clearance now up and running.
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:12 am

It makes sense that UA would fly ORD-YHZ due to the AC presence in YHZ. Now you can connect from ORD via YHZ all over the maritimes.
I doubt it will be year around.


I think AA should begin a codeshare with West Jet
 
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RE: American Eagle To Fly ORD-YHZ

Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:54 am

Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 3):
here's just betting Ive been there more than you...and I am telling you Atlantic Canada has no spring

Considering I go to university in Nova Scotia, actually the same one as Peter Bowler, I can tell you that there is indeed a Spring....when I left last May 5th, the temp was in the late teens, and very sunny.

Anywhos....congrats to YHZ getting new service, being out here pretty much most of the year, I like hearing when we get service that doesn't involve YYZ, and YUL. I would definitely take the non-stop flight to ORD, rather than connnecting in YYZ/YUL/YOW
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