eskzoo
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AC / PD - YYZ, YQR, YWG, YXE, YYC, YEG, YYZ

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:50 pm

Part 3 of my crazy June with a bunch more trips in one long report.

Part 1 Here
Part 2 [url=http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/127390/]Here{/url]

Trip Report: 10
Date: May 26, 2008
Flight: AC 416
Seat: 36F
Aircraft: Airbus 321
Load 95 to 99%

My Air Canada Flight Pass was about to expire and I had 2 segments left which I didn't want to waste. I had a meeting at the airport at 7pm so I needed to pick a time and run that allowed for flexibility. I chose to go to YUL with 45 minutes between my arriving and departing flights hoping to get a caesar at the lounge.

I checked in on line and decided to sit at the back of the plane so that I could get a new look for some of the photos. I chose the 2nd to last row and off to the airport I went.

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There was an accident right off the ramp of Hyw 400 & 427 which brought traffic to a stop. I got a couple decent photos... but nothing spectacular.



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I decided to park in the short term lot for a change. Some artistic photos.

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Walkway to Terminal 1 from short term parking.

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Domestic arrivals area.

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Airport cop bike...

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View from before security of the local flight gates.

Security line was non-existant as per usual on the mid-level security.

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Art installations are all over T1.

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I had arrived just in time for lunch - including my patented caesar!

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Business centre...

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The view from gate 120 towards T3 with Air France waiting to take some people to France...

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More T1 art...

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3 different looks for AC tails...

I had some time to kill so I decided to venture to the lower level gates to take some photos of the prop airplanes and regional crafts.

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AirAlliance which is part of the Air Canada partner airlines that serves exotic locales such as London, ON.

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Gate 128 with our Airbus. It is hard to get a clear shot of these gates.

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Better shot of AF parked at T3.

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SIde by side gates...

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There are many TVs in T1 which display the news and other CBC programming.

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Boarding: assistance, StarAlliance Gold , back, front...

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Space was good for short haul.

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Getting a tow to hangar...

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Parked next door...

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Seat pitch was ok for a short flight considering that it was the back row.

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Zoom Air parked at T3, upstart Canadian low cost serving UK, Paris.

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Another angle on the AF during taxi...

After a quick and easy takeoff, no long line, rolling takeoff it was up up and away.

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Guess what didn't work? Moving maps! Suprised? Nope.

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Cruise level for the 50 minute flight. It was a bumpy one.

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Service was a drink and "salt" service which suited me just fine after my soup and salad in the lounge.

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Descent was ugly all around and bumpy. I started to get worried about my return flight and making my 7pm meeting...

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We pulled out of the clouds on the north side of Montreal just before downtown.

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YUL from a distance.

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The Big O!

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A minimum security prison I've had the pleasure of visiting once. It has a nice view on the river.

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Making the big turn on the east end of the island.

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Miron Quarry.

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Final final...

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Dash parked at the remote gates in YUL.

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YUL ATC

After landing, I had 15 minutes before boarding of my next flight (which was the same aircraft with new crew but old pilots), so it was off to the lounge for a caesar and a quick round of photos.

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View of Gate 3 from the Maple Leaf Lounge. A spotters paradise!

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The lounge even had a telescope (seen with a view of the Porter tail)

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Infoscreen in the lounge - old school!

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Maple Leaf Lounges are very consistent with their product offerings. Montreal had fruit salad which I have never seen before...

I had already overstayed my welcome so it was off to the next flight.

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Info screen in terminal.


YUL has very visible power points throughout the airport so no need to move furniture looking for outlets.

Trip Report: 11
Date: June 3, 2008
Flight: AC 441 YOW - YYZ
Seat: 12A
Aircraft: CRA
Load: 85 to 90%

Time to head out west on this run of dates...

[to be continued... I need to post this to post something else...]
Too busy to update... for now!
 
eskzoo
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Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:17 pm

RE: AC / PD - YYZ, YQR, YWG, YXE, YYC, YEG, YYZ

Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:57 pm

It will be a while before this is continued - to check out the airports in the subject line head over [url]http://pix.eskzoo.com.

Thanks!
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