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by Whiteguy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

WS appears to have sold out/zeroed out most YYC-CDG flights in August, leaving just 3 flights in either direction open for booking departing on Fridays and returning on Sundays starting on August 20th. Good news. France has just added Canada to their green list of countries. Hopefully Canada will s...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

So I always like to keep track of what AC offers in terms of transcontinental flights for the peak July-August summer season. It's nice to have data to compare from one year to the next. Suffice it to say that this summer has a lot of uncertainties, but as of today, this is what I see for July and ...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam
Replies: 34
Views: 5405

Re: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam

This will benefit WS in the long term. Using the AMS slots will move WS up on the list to receive permanent slots. This is slightly different then the LHR slots they had, they were also seasonal but using them did not guarantee them on the list for permanent slots. I think I read similar wording in...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam
Replies: 34
Views: 5405

Re: WestJet adds Calgary-Amsterdam

I don't understand this route. Are they trying to capture West coast connections or something? KLM serves YVR. Confusing. This will benefit WS in the long term. Using the AMS slots will move WS up on the list to receive permanent slots. This is slightly different then the LHR slots they had, they w...

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by Whiteguy
Fri May 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

346fetish wrote:
Does anyone know the timeline for the remaining WS 787 deliveries?


Probably not till fall or early next year....

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by Whiteguy
Fri May 14, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

asuflyer wrote:
hollywoodcory wrote:
YYZ-HNL isn't new. They've been flying it in the winter for a while. I think it was flown on a 789 in Winter 2019/2020?


YYZ-HNL started using a Rouge 763 in 2014. I think at some point it switched to an AC 789.


The B789 was started winter 2019 season.

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by Whiteguy
Sat May 08, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

In this week's update, a partial June update was filed. They've removed all international/US destinations except for: LGW CUN PVR MBJ PHX PSP RSW I'm guessing that YYC-LGW surviving is a hint that the route is resuming in June? There were no frequency changes made outside of the Sun destinations so...

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by Whiteguy
Thu May 06, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Yeah I can't imagine their in a hurry to get these frames. Do you still think they'll take delivery off all 4 by the end of the year? I believe the plan is to take them all by the end of the year but later in the year. Ah okay. I wonder if they'll use them on Mexico (& maybe Jamaica) routes thi...

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by Whiteguy
Tue May 04, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/BoeingSCSpotter/status/1387219481022320642 Tail 908 lives! WestJet's 7th 787-9 makes it first appearance. I'm going to guess a June delivery? 909 shouldn't be far behind as its LN1116 (908 was 1106). I’d be surprised if it’s delivered anytime soon.....probably head for storage f...

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by Whiteguy
Mon May 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

https://twitter.com/BoeingSCSpotter/status/1387219481022320642 Tail 908 lives! WestJet's 7th 787-9 makes it first appearance. I'm going to guess a June delivery? 909 shouldn't be far behind as its LN1116 (908 was 1106). I’d be surprised if it’s delivered anytime soon.....probably head for storage f...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 105
Views: 35245

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Any word on 1106, is it on the line at all? Destined for WS.

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 en route FRA-ATL
Replies: 25
Views: 6231

Re: Air Canada 787-9 en route FRA-ATL

WS even operated a couple cargo flights, DUB-YYZ-ATL.

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by Whiteguy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to get federal aid
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: Air Canada to get federal aid

I hope the feds left some cake for the other airlines. AC isn't the only one that got hurt with the COVID pandemic. Though, to be fair, it has been nice not having a Porter Q400 fly overhead at home every 45 minutes or so (spoken with sarcasm, of course). Transat has said talks for aid are in the a...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Don't they usually fly year-round to OGG from YVR? I know the YYC-Hawaii flights are always seasonal. They could probably have access to ad-hoc slots for W21 but next summer, I imagine most carriers will want their slots back though I agree that LHR probably won't happen. Sorry, you are correct. I ...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

What is the mid term plan for Encore? The Q400 production line is closing soon, probably they don't do a last minute top up order. That means they have to look at other types to expand or eventually replace their fleet, has the A220 been an option? In the recently ratified Mainline F/A contract the...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

What is the mid term plan for Encore? The Q400 production line is closing soon, probably they don't do a last minute top up order. That means they have to look at other types to expand or eventually replace their fleet, has the A220 been an option? Not likely, the A220 would be limited by scope. Th...

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by Whiteguy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Thanks. I saw they sent the MAX to YYJ, YOW and YHZ recently as well. Great to see them back in the air. Interesting on the Mexico routes, as PVR-YYC appears to have strong bookings (northbound at least). I'm assuming the hotel jail rule is getting extended. Are they still keeping OGG around too? I...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Looks like they're starting to expand the MAX out to other routes in April, as it now shows on YYC-YVR & YYC-PSP (its first international commercial flight in over 2 years). From May 1st, the MAX is also currently scheduled to operate YYC-PVR & YYZ-CUN. The MAX is doing a lot more flying in...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Looks like they're starting to expand the MAX out to other routes in April, as it now shows on YYC-YVR & YYC-PSP (its first international commercial flight in over 2 years). From May 1st, the MAX is also currently scheduled to operate YYC-PVR & YYZ-CUN. The MAX is doing a lot more flying in...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 566
Views: 129354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Great Ryanair update ! It seems the deliveries are a bit stalling again. I imagined they'd deliver 30-40 each month to clear away the storage fields, but march is very slow so far. About half of the stored aircraft are due for airlines like GOL, WestJet, FlyDubai, TUI, Icelandair who have cleared t...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC New Route YVR-YHZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3636

Re: AC New Route YVR-YHZ

Well not entirely new as I believe it was tried many years ago but given the current situation in Canada it seems noteworthy that AC is attempting something new and launching a twice weekly summer time non-stop between the west and east coast on the 737. Of note is the westbound is blocked at 6:50....

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by Whiteguy
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Similar to the JetBlue discussion in regards to LHR, it looks like WS also shows up on Heathrow's terminal finder & the departure/arrivals page at least in June & July under the following schedule: WS060 Arrival from YYC 12:10 WS061 Departs to YYC 16:00 Edit: Also YVR too: WS062 Arrival fro...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

I wonder if they will pick up any of the Q400's coming on the market I would think they can get a pretty good deal on them. If anything, they're try to get rid of some of them. Most likely the one's to go are the 10 leased that were originally delivered to Lynx. The future focus will be on aircraft...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

WestJet Airlines Ltd. has cancelled orders for 15 Boeing 737 Max aircraft amid a prolonged crisis for the aviation industry. Their max fleet currently has 11 Max jets in storage and another 27 remaining on order. Sadly not unexpected. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/company-news/video/westjet-cancels-o...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

LHA320 wrote:
A quick question regarding the 736. Recently saw 2 examples flying to MZJ, will they be retired or is it just temporary storage?
Whats the plan for the 736 fleet?


I think 3 have gone now total, they won’t be coming back....

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by Whiteguy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

While raising items for anyone know why: - On the 16th, A220 C-GJXE flew YYZ-PHX and has been there since (today 19th) with no flights showing in upcoming days. Why the prolonged visit for an A220 to PHX? Not a site for maintenance nor likely for storage. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021
Replies: 78
Views: 33687

Re: Boeing 737MAX Return to Service Thread 2021

S7 Siberia Airlines 737MAX plans tentative schedule from 31 Oct 21 https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/status/1358648082250932225?s=20 Aeromexico will add 737MAX MEX-JFK in April 21 https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/status/1358647438592995328?s=20 Air Canada to see 737MAX8 service on YYC-PHX from 1...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Plus I don't think AC has any 777s on lease I could be wrong. Doesn't make sense to return a 777 to the lessor just to pick up a second hand frame. My guess is the cargo division will be getting a 777 AC leases 9/19 of its 77W fleet, make that 8 now. I stand corrected. I heard somewhere that a 777 ...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

I’m a bit confused. Aren’t there built, undelivered AC 737 MAX aircraft? I if I understood correctly, AC will increase the utilization of its 15 A220s. If they intend to fly them as much as possible, where do the MAXs fit in if more A220s will join the fleet? The Maxes are deferred. AC still has 24...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Some fleet news on Les Ailes du Québec (in French) https://www.lesailesduquebec.com/air-canada-reduit-son-personnel-et-sa-flotte/ Basically, all A320s to go, A321s into temporary storage, most of long-haul fleet stored, no widebodies on domestic flights. All domestic flying on A220-300 and MAX 8. I...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion
Replies: 21
Views: 5553

Re: Flair Airlines Plan a Big Expansion

Byrdluvs747 wrote:
Can anyone elaborate on the delivery schedule of their MAX order? Also, they should ditch that god-awful livery they just created before any new planes arrive.


First two aircraft delivered in May, then one a month after...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Some fleet news on Les Ailes du Québec (in French) https://www.lesailesduquebec.com/air-canada-reduit-son-personnel-et-sa-flotte/ Basically, all A320s to go, A321s into temporary storage, most of long-haul fleet stored, no widebodies on domestic flights. All domestic flying on A220-300 and MAX 8. I...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

beechnut wrote:
Are any MAX back in service yet? I seem to recall Feb 1st was the date they'd be back.

Beech


There’s about 6 aircraft back flying. Operating routes out of YYZ to YEG/YYC/YOW/YHZ. Some US and Hawaii were supposed to start mid Feb but those have all canceled.

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by Whiteguy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Further cuts and closures being announced today; U.S. route suspensions: Toronto to: Fort Myers (Feb. 14), Boston (Feb. 16), Washington-Reagan (Feb. 17), Denver (Feb. 17) and LaGuardia (Feb. 17) Montreal to: Boston (Feb. 17), LaGuardia (Feb. 17) Vancouver to: Seattle (Feb 16) U.S. station closures:...

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by Whiteguy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

AC Rouge still has 763 flights bookable, for example YYZ-BUD in June. Given the clear fate of the B763 fleet, I’m surprised AC hasn’t updated the schedule. I doubt the 38M could do that flight, the A321XL may. KrisYYZ Schedules have only been updated a month or two out at the most for the last year...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing Airlines 2021 Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3126

Re: Sunwing Airlines 2021 Discussion

With the recent announcement of Sunwing Travel Group of Canada receiving a takeover offer for its airline division from an unnamed suitor, what realistic potential suitors could possibly want to acquire their division? Could it possibly be Flair or another upstart trying to get quick access to an e...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing Airlines 2021 Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3126

Re: Sunwing Airlines 2021 Discussion

With the recent announcement of Sunwing Travel Group of Canada receiving a takeover offer for its airline division from an unnamed suitor, what realistic potential suitors could possibly want to acquire their division? Could it possibly be Flair or another upstart trying to get quick access to an e...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-canada-rouge-1.5900639 Air Canada puts all Rouge flights on hiatus. About 80 people will be laid off temporarily as a result of move. I do wonder if we'll see Rouge start back up post-pandemic. When they had 60+ planes with densified cabins, the economies of sca...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

I saw on flightradar24 a new 7M8 was on a test flight from BFI, and it was mentioned on facebook its expected to be delivered in the coming days. I take it once they load the March update we might see the Max appear on additional routes (i.e. YYC-YYZ/YVR & YYZ-YVR). Also curious if they even bo...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 566
Views: 129354

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

RobK wrote:
Looks like the first of the Canadian birds are due to leave the nest today, namely 2 of the Sunwing B38Ms, probably C-FTXE and C-FTXF. No sign of any activity with the undelivered AC frames yet.


And Westjet is scheduled to receive their 14th aircraft, tail 316 C-GWLK, tomorrow.....

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by Whiteguy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

I’m not surprised. Some of the best Canadian Chinese food I’ve ever had was in Iqaluit. Sorry for drifting more off-topic, but ditto for me in Yellowknife! Hehe let’s hijack the WS thread, get it moved to the non-aviation section and turn it into a small community hidden food gem thread. ;) Back on...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q1 2021
Replies: 133
Views: 20694

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread [Ungrounded by FAA 18NOV2020]

WJA115 YYC-YVR first MAX return to service in Canada C-FHCM https://www.flightradar24.com/WJA115/26a1071c https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ws115#26a1071c Westjet is going to have a couple weeks on Air Canada, who aren't flying them in service until Feb 1 Whoops on misstart. https://canadi...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date
Replies: 31
Views: 6821

Re: Porter Airlines extends operations restart date

ArcticSEA wrote:
How have they kept their pilots current?
Running them through the sims?


They’re all laid off. With the fleet parked there’s no reason to keep them current for now.

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by Whiteguy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 557
Views: 93422

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

It keeps getting better and better, the USA will require a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result for all international arriving passengers effective January 26th. https://thepointsguy.com/news/travelers-to-the-us-will-need-a-negative-covid-19-test/ At the very least the US government is g...

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by Whiteguy
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

https://blog.westjet.com/westjet-announces-network-and-workforce-reductions-for-february-and-march/ Can’t say I’m surprised. Based on the destinations listed as suspended in the story it sounds like they're only operating the following international routes in February/March: YYC-PHX/PSP/LAX/OGG/HNL...

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by Whiteguy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

The MAX will be operating Fri/Sun/Mon in February, WS658 and 665 on the return.

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by Whiteguy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3488

Re: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Let’s see if TS themselves operate this flight come summer. As for the evening departure, I suspect it’s because the same crew needs to overnight in order to operate the flight back the next day. It could also be that it’s timed to connect with YQB-CDG, if it’s even scheduled. I don’t know. TS canc...

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by Whiteguy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 3488

Re: Air Transat News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Let’s see if TS themselves operate this flight come summer. As for the evening departure, I suspect it’s because the same crew needs to overnight in order to operate the flight back the next day. It could also be that it’s timed to connect with YQB-CDG, if it’s even scheduled. I don’t know. TS canc...

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by Whiteguy
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 217
Views: 40200

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Looks like YYC-HNL is switching to a B73W starting Jan 10th. I wonder how much of a seat capacity reduction it will require to allow for it? I wonder when Canada’s transport authority will clear the 7M8 back. Huff puff.. It gets reduced to about 110 seats, I don’t think loads are anywhere near that...

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