eskzoo
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AC - YOW To YYZ (Pics) - Quick Read...

Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:36 pm

Part 2 of the Crazy June series...

1. YYZ to YOW

Trip Report: 9
Date: May 25, 08
Flight: AC 441 YOW - YYZ
Seat: 12A
Aircraft: E190
Load: 90 to 97%

A very early flight from Ottawa to Toronto for work purposes was required. I believe the departure time was 7am with meant a 5am wakeup. Working until almost 1am meant that sleep would be at a premium!

I checked in on line as per usual and YOW was pretty dead quiet. Security had no lines and it was off the Maple Leaf Lounge.

The lounge in YOW is a renovated MLL with all the usual features. Unfortunately they were out of Diet Coke - fortunately it was made up for with the funniest sign of all time (and also something that should never be seen in the lounge - handwritten signage)

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MLL standard breakfast selection. Fruit, toast, yoghurt, cereal, coffee...

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There wasn't much time for the lounge, just a banana and coffee were enjoyed as boarding had commenced.

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Very Canadian signage at the jetway.

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Clear day and AC next door...


Excellent bulkhead legroom.

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ERJ bag loading...


Pushback...

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Busier than at night when we arrived, 50/50 WS and AC at the gates.

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View of YOW from the tarmac.

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AC birds parked by the construction area...

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Construction on new gates for YOW and some asphalt work...

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Porter also services YOW with a nice relatively low level flight that I've had the pleasure of taking.

http://pix.eskzoo.com/albums/pix.eskzoo.com/yul-080525/P5250787.JPG
YOW serves as a transfer location for many flights that fly to northern Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, NWT and other parts of Canada. Canadian North is one of those carriers.

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Purolator is Canadian FedEx / UPS alternative serving Canada mostly.

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Any one know what this is? I think it is an Ameriflight plane...

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Again safety demo was on screen.

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First Air also serves the north.


Rolling takeoff and quick lift.

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Outskirts of Ottawa

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Arrrrggggg... still no moving map!

As I mentioned in the intro, I was on 4 hours sleep so I took a nap for the rest of the flight until landing. Service was apple, orange and water juice!

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El Al at T3.

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AC getting towed.

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Cathay Pacific, which I will be seeing all the time...

Again, 45 minutes or so of flight time. Quick way to travel, everything was on time and nice and easy. Blukhead is great.

[Edited 2008-06-04 12:52:19]

[Edited 2008-06-04 12:53:09]
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Vio
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RE: AC - YOW To YYZ (Pics) - Quick Read...

Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:45 pm

Nice photos!

Quoting Eskzoo (Thread starter):
Unfortunately they were out of Diet Coke - fortunately it was made up for with the funniest sign of all time (and also something that should never be seen in the lounge - handwritten signage)

Hahaha!!! Wow... Are you kidding me? This is made by Air Canada? ... I wonder what Coca-Cola Company would think of that! "Oh no! Our secret recepee that the little men inside the machine worked on for 1000 years has now been discovered!"
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RE: AC - YOW To YYZ (Pics) - Quick Read...

Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:49 pm



Quoting Eskzoo (Thread starter):
Rolling takeoff and quick lift.

From that picture it looks like you were in an E190/195  Wink
 
eskzoo
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RE: AC - YOW To YYZ (Pics) - Quick Read...

Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:54 pm

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 2):
From that picture it looks like you were in an E190/195

Seems your memory is better than mine! You are correct it was a 190. Thus the demo on the screen... and the divider. It was only a couple days ago but also 5 flights ago so they all get mashed together.

I'm trying to catch up so I don't forget things...

[Edited 2008-06-04 13:16:31]
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RE: AC - YOW To YYZ (Pics) - Quick Read...

Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:59 pm

The "Ameriflight" plane or whatever is a Metroliner (Saab).
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