pilotatheart
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Air Canada Flight #415

Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:58 am

In February I was on this flight (YUL - YYZ) and I am wondering where it originates from. I saw the A330 land and taxi to the gate, and to my surprise....no one got off. And when we boarded there was no one in it?? I am assuming this is called a non-rev flight? What is the purpose of this, I don't understand why they could not have filled it with passengars? Also, does this aircraft just fly back and forth all day between YUL and YYZ?

Thanks for your help!!
 
kearney
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RE: Air Canada Flight #415

Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:30 am

Quoting Pilotatheart (Thread starter):
Also, does this aircraft just fly back and forth all day between YUL and YYZ

Im not sure where it came from but no they dont have a 330 that onle does yyz-yul...They will do thru flights with the wide bodies like asia-yvr-yyz etc... interesting to see such a large aircraft on a ferry flight. My only guess is it came from maintainance at winnepeg?
 
N864DA
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RE: Air Canada Flight #415

Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:49 am

The A333 flying YUL-YYZ originates in Europe, so passengers do not deplane into the departures area. Instead, they must go through the customs/immigration area downstairs. The plane parks at gate 50, which is above the customs facility but still in the domestic departures area.

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Viscount724
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RE: Air Canada Flight #415

Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:02 am

The previous flight may have been a training flight with only the pilots aboard.

[Edited 2007-03-29 04:05:25]

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