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The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Wed Feb 14, 2001 8:38 pm

I was surprised to see that Air Canada is going to fly Shanghai-Hong Kong for the one and only one opportunity tomorrow (15 Feb). Inbound flight will arrive at 2055 as AC7001, but I was unable to find the outbound one.

Is this going to be a 767? I guess they're flying from Shanghai for aircraft maintenance. Anybody has any more info on this?

Thanks
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Wed Feb 14, 2001 9:04 pm

Its the PM in a 744. According to the news he's with a group of 600. Not sure if they have gone back to Canada or there will be two aircraft. It departs on the 18th
 
lxlgu
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Wed Feb 14, 2001 9:22 pm

The flight is operated by 744 according to their CRS
but cannot see any details-what the flight is for etc
 
superdawg
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 12:39 am

This would be Prime Minister Chretien and his business and government entourage. They are on a trade mission to China and the news showed that he arrived there in a B744 of Air Canada.
 
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 5:26 am

is that AC 744 a combi or sth. else?

regards,
r panda
 
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 6:06 am

That's C-FGHZ (885) B747-400 (ex CP plane)
 
slawko
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 6:25 am

It is theh first CP744 to have full AiR Canada colours including the titles.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 9:59 am

In my first post I said its with the PM.

Is this the first to carry AC titles ??
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 10:24 am

Shouldn't you be at work???

Anyway, I believe a 767-300 was the first to have full AC titles.
 
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Thu Feb 15, 2001 10:59 am

This is the first CP744 with AC titles.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Sun Feb 18, 2001 9:42 pm

Saw it take off this morning. Its the first time I've seen three AC aircraft in Hong Kong at the same time.
 
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RE: The Extra Flight By AC On SHA-HKG Tomorrow

Sun Feb 18, 2001 10:11 pm

Oh Oh I guess that means that our dumb-ass prime minister is comming back home....oh well at least he didn't almost creat an international incident like he almost did last year...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada

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