nrt1011
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Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:37 am

My ex-wife is flying from YVR to SYD tonight (Dec 29) but she is on fight AC35 (the usual one is AC 33).

Since when has AC been flying 2 planes a day to Sydney and are they using 777-200LR for both?

Confused!
 
bill142
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:40 am

I believe it's seasonal for Australians wanting to ski in Canada and Canadians wanting to escape the cold.
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:44 am

OK makes sense. AC33 has been delayed to 8am the next day, seems they dont have a pilot. Amazing!
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:07 am

10 weekly over our summer -- all on the 77L.

I think it reverts to daily at the beginning of February.
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:24 am

They must have taken a 200LR from their YYZ-Asia route and replaced with a 300ER
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:49 am

Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in HNL.

[Edited 2012-12-29 23:44:40 by SA7700]
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:39 am

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in YYZ even when there was a fuel stop in HNL.

Has a non-stop YYZ-SYD route ever been talked about, perhaps to supplement a single YVR frequency in the high season? The Great Circle distance of that route is about 8400nm, whereas the published range of the -200LR, is around 8850nm. That makes it sound like it could do the flight without significant restrictions... Of course, the bigger question would be economic viability of such a long flight (and demand from YYZ in the first place).

Such a flight would be a bit over 100nm longer than Singapore's former SIN-EWR route...
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:45 am

Any ideas for why AC has the second flight sitting on the ground in SYD for over ten hours? It arrives at 845am and departs at 7pm.
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:16 am

Nick, perhaps it has something to do with the delay. Per my note above, it seems lack of a Pilot delayed AC33 out of Vancouver until 8am the next morning. Some poor schedulers somewhere are working overtime this past weekend
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:23 am

Don't think it has anything to do with the delay. Long ground time is in the schedule in their press release.
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:08 am

Quoting nrt1011 (Thread starter):
Quoting Bill142 (Reply 1):

Air Canada boosts non-stop flights between Vancouver and Sydney Australia this winter: Increased to 10 flights each week from December 14 for peak Canadian ski season.

http://www.aircanada.com/en/news/120725.html

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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:23 am

Great, many thanks, very interesting. I am very interested in the final results
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:24 am

Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 5):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in HNL.

Don't understand what you mean. AC33 operates YYZ-YVR-SYD and AC34 SYD-YVR-YYZ. AC doesn't use the 77L to HNL.
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:18 am

Quoting nickofatlanta (Reply 9):
Long ground time is in the schedule in their press release.

This allows for a evening departure northbound which would suit many passengers I would think. This flight terminates in YVR , it does not continue onto YYZ.

[Edited 2012-12-30 18:19:33]
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 am

Yes my ex wife will leave Sydney at 7pm and arrive Vancouver same day at like 2pm, a great time actually.

Yes only for YVR as it is the Ski-jet, not for Toronto folks like me and actually a bit late to change and go on to YYZ, I wouldn't want to do that. The AC34 time works pretty well for us folks
 
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RE: Air Canada YVR-SYD, 2 Flights Now?

Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:48 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 12):
Don't understand what you mean. AC33 operates YYZ-YVR-SYD and AC34 SYD-YVR-YYZ. AC doesn't use the 77L to HNL.

Post was edited my one of the most I think, this is what I posted originally

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 6):
Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 8):
Well the metal operating AC 33/34 has always as long as I can remember originates and ends in YYZ even when there was a fuel stop in HNL.
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