donder10
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Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:38 am

I'm flying with Canada 3000 on Wednesday so I would like somebody's opinion on the in flight service please.I think I will be on a 330 --do they have PTV's?I suspect not as it is a charter airline.What are they like on letting people visit the cockpit?Thanks,Alex
 
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:55 am

I flew 2 return flights on C3 last summer(YVR-SXF). The serivce is as good as anything you would expect flying in coach class of a major carrier. On long flights they serve a dinner, and I think lunch and a fruit snack by the end of the flight. Alcohol isin't free but they do serve wine with the dinner. Tea, coffe and soft drinks are avavliable all flight long. There are no PTV's.
As for seats go for rows 1-15, this will put you ahead of the wings, giving you a good view of the engines while providing a quite ride. Rows 35- are good too but its much more noisy behind the engines.

Be nice to the f/a's and they'll be nice to you. As for a cockpit visit, just ask a passing f/a. I did and she came back in a few mins asking me to come up to the flight deck with her. The pilots were nice and explained the workings of the flightdeck, told me a few jokes and gave me info on becoming a pilot. I was in there for about 20 minutes and had to leave because some other guy wanted to come in as well. Im not sure about riding the jumpseat for the landing, but im pretty condient they would have allowed me if i asked. Enjoy your flight and bring a camera to take some photos.

 
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:58 am

Hey,

Nope C3 doesnt offer PTV's. About flight deck visit's, im sure you can get one and even ask to stay there for landing if you want. I was on their A330-200 back in 1999 from Toronto to Port of Spain. Where are you travelling to? If you tell me, I will be able to confirm the aircraft your travelling on.
 
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Sun Jul 01, 2001 4:06 am

I'm flying Gatwick-Toronto.Thanks for the help so far,Alex
 
captaingomes
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:36 am

Hi,

I work for Canada 3000 on flights operated by Royal Airlines. The A330 is used for the Gatwick routes, and they are very nice, and relatively roomy.
However, Canada 3000 has a policy of only allowing visitors to the flightdeck who work for the company. I was able to visit the cockpit on a recent Canada 3000 flight, but not for landing! Royal on the other hand has an open cockpit policy, and it's really up to the captain. I know of a few pilots who fly with the door open the whole flight.

Well, not to put a damper on the flight, but it is a policy they have, and I don't see them letting you in for a visit. But please update me on that, as I'd love to know if you were able to!

Good luck! And enjoy your flight  Smile
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Jean Leloup
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Sun Jul 01, 2001 11:34 am

For what it's worth, I know that the CanJet branch allows visits (good maritime hospitality)... I wonder if an airline-wide policy will soon be adopted...?
Next flight.... who knows.
 
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Mon Jul 02, 2001 12:26 am

Jean, I assume that when the three airlines, Canjet, Royal and Canada 3000 are fully integrated by November 1st, everything will be system wide, which will probably include the unfortunate no flightdeck visitors. I was told by the C3 pilots that they adopted the policy due to the recent problem on BA. I believe he was referring to a guy who made his way to the flightdeck and tried to take the controls over Africa, but I'm not sure.

Hope that helps.
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Tue Jul 03, 2001 5:03 am

As an F/A for Canada 3000 I haven't really heard of the policy re: only company employees to the cockpit. I have always found it to be rather at the discression of the captains and most are accomodating and enjoy talking to folks that take an interest for the most part. I certainly know however that travelling in the flight deck for travel is restricted to company employees, maybe this what the Royal poster was refering to.

Hey just think if you get to the flight deck we (the flight attendants) might even give you a look at the ovens, and ice drawers. Oh I know try and harness the excitement!  Smile
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Wed Jul 04, 2001 7:11 am

...actually, visiting below-deck galleys WOULD be interesting! ...as for the main-deck ones, you can see them while you wait in line for the washrooms!  Smile

Last year, on a Toronto-Orlando flight, I had the pleasure of talking to a flight attendant, as he sat near the washroom door, balancing his lunch tray on his knees! Bon apetit!
 
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Wed Jul 04, 2001 12:36 pm

Balancing your lunch,sitting next to the lav and sitting on or next to garbage is just part of the glamour in our jobs. Nuts
 
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Wed Jul 04, 2001 7:25 pm

you will have a great flight!
Out of the second-tier canadian airlines(ie air canada and what was canadian being the first) C3000 are second to none and their service is excellent for what you pay, you dont have PTVs yet a lot of airlines still dont.

As for visiting the cockpit, go for it, c3000 f/a and staff are very friendly and im sure it wont be a problem, they have always let me into the cockpit-as for the comment by the royal chappy, maybe he was referring to the flight deck i dont know.

im sure u will have a great flight-better than if you went with air transat!
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Wed Jul 04, 2001 11:24 pm

I took a C3 flight operated by Canjet, it was of course on a B732. The flightdeck door was open during all the flight! I asked if I could stay for the landing on the jumpseat but I was refused. They told me that they only let other pilots to be in the flightdeck for the landing.  Sad

But anyway, the pilot and copilot were very kind, they explain me many things.. It was great.

Bryston
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RE: Canada 3000 Service/cockpi Visits

Thu Jul 05, 2001 12:23 am

Hi Go Canada! Glad to see that you like our airline!just wanted to let you know that our new A340's will accually have PTV's!!!!Even in economy (Canada class).You might be able to see the aircraft somtime in september as it will be doing route proving flights to LGW.