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by YOW4NOW
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline W/most Flts To Diff. Cities In 1 Country
Replies: 24
Views: 6343

RE: Airline W/most Flts To Diff. Cities In 1 Count

With regards to NW flying into Canada.
DTW-YOW

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by YOW4NOW
Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Do People Prefer Big Planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 13204

RE: Why Do People Prefer Big Planes?

The actual "flying" experience makes no difference to me. My beef with the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s are the arrivals. Last month, I flew <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym>-<acronym title="Chic...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YOW Spotting
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

RE: YOW Spotting

If you find yourself with a car in the early morning, take Hunt Club road towards Riverside Drive. If the wind is blowing N/S, you'll see some good overhead traffic while waiting forever to cross the bridge! For that matter, you can stop at the gas station at Riverside/Hunt Club, buy a coffee and en...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Canada Just AC And LCCs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

RE: Is Canada Just AC And LCCs?

Ok, I gotta ask. What's the difference in service between a LCC and Full Service? Does the difference start and end with whether or not one must fork out 1 or 2 bucks for a can of coke? I've flown "full-service" airlines and got nothing on board. (Lucky if ya even get a smile!) As for service pre an...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Customs Abroad
Replies: 12
Views: 4095

US Customs Abroad

I've read a number of the posts in the thread "Gates of Hell". One common complaint is the hassle of entering the US and having to endure customs lineups and procedures. I suppose we're lucky in many Canadian cities because we have US customs in selected airports. As a frequent traveller into the US...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To YOW
Replies: 2
Views: 1684

UA To YOW

A friend of mine told me that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> (feeder) would be flying from Ottawa Canada to Chicago. Is this true? Somewhat curious about this. Right now, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> fly this ...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Photo.
Replies: 25
Views: 6473

RE: A380 Photo.

Now I know what an airplane on steroids looks like. Muscles out of place, misconfiguration, awkward....the list goes on.

But, if it gets people from A to B without hassle...who's to complain?

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sept 11....3 Years Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

RE: Sept 11....3 Years Ago

I don't think a day goes by when I don't think about what happened on that day. My only wish is that the amount of hate it takes to commit such an atrocity can be doubled by the love, compassion and acceptance from those whose minds aren't corrupted by misguided beliefs. Rest in peace, brave souls. ...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 767 Or A330?
Replies: 14
Views: 6741

RE: Air Canada 767 Or A330?

Seat assignment aside, you might wish to consider the time involved in going through Montreal. There is an approximate drive of one and a half hours from Montreal airport to downtown Ottawa. As well, consider the time you will spend going through customs. Except for charters and the one London fligh...

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by YOW4NOW
Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transamerica
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

Transamerica

First off, I did do a search and found nothing. What light can anyone share on this airline? I flew them once out of <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym> on a charter to Florida back in the early 80's. DC-8, I believe...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737-200 Diverts To AVP 6/25
Replies: 16
Views: 4091

RE: DL 737-200 Diverts To AVP 6/25

Quick question. If they were only going to be refuled, why would they need to pull up to a gate? In <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym>, I've seen <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and a few others divert...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sept 11 Diversions
Replies: 25
Views: 5653

RE: Sept 11 Diversions

A friend of mine who was working air traffic control that day in Ottawa told me that most of the diverted flights were sent to smaller cities. (Gander, Halifax etc on the east coast in particular) Due to uncertainty at the time, they dared not risk bringing those flights into major metropolitan citi...

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by YOW4NOW
Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC: Forced Bilingual Policy May End Soon
Replies: 195
Views: 9025

RE: AC: Forced Bilingual Policy May End Soon

I believe the marketplace should dictate the actions of a company and not the other way around. I wonder if the Liberals and Paul Martin would like to have tighter controls over other industries...such as shipping? Hmmm, maybe Canadians would share more of the wealth of Canada Steamships Lines if hi...

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by YOW4NOW
Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Aircraft Manufacturers Be Concerned?
Replies: 2
Views: 2501

Should Aircraft Manufacturers Be Concerned?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040609.wbomba0609/BNStory/Business/

Sounds like a re-hash of previous told stories.

Do you think it will succeed? Will it even be built?

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by YOW4NOW
Mon May 10, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes That Your Local Airport Needs
Replies: 53
Views: 5353

RE: Routes That Your Local Airport Needs

With only a metro population of one million plus a few thousand, I can't expect much more here. However, one route to a Western US hub would likely make a go of it. Perhaps Denver? As well, an additional city in Europe such as Amsterdam or Paris would likely work. Right now we only have London Heath...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun May 09, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On
Replies: 104
Views: 11415

RE: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On

oh yeah one more I forgot...round trip Minot - Minniapolis
NW DC-9
NW MD-80 (Minniapolis - Indianapolis)

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by YOW4NOW
Sun May 09, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On
Replies: 104
Views: 11415

RE: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On

Air Canada: DC-8, DC-9, B747, B727, B767, A320, A319, Dash-8, CRJ, Avro
Eastern - A300, DC-9
CP - 737, DC-8
Canadi>n - 737, A320, Fokker
Bearskin - Metroliner (and a BeechKing too, I think)
First Air - B727
Greyhound - B727
Transamerican - DC-8

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by YOW4NOW
Sat May 08, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Common Airplane At Your Airport?
Replies: 89
Views: 9656

RE: Most Common Airplane At Your Airport?

At <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym>, I'd say; 737 - WestJet, Zip (AC), CanJet A319-321 - <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 767 - Zoom, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 727 - First Air <acronym title...

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by YOW4NOW
Fri May 07, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Pacific Western (PWA)?
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

RE: Remember Pacific Western (PWA)?

PWA had just beein flying into <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym> for a short time before they took over <acronym title="Canadian Airlines">CP</acronym>. I always loved their livery. Pre-Canadi>n airlines, <acronym ...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Unions Eye Other Investors
Replies: 69
Views: 5579

RE: Air Canada Unions Eye Other Investors

I know this isnt' the place, but....the NDP (pro-AC) stand to win the most out of all this. As for the Conservatives...they stand to win more with more votes going to the NDP (those votes will come from Liberals).... But...back to the airline... There is NO WAY the Liberals will allow <acronym title...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Unions Eye Other Investors
Replies: 69
Views: 5579

RE: Air Canada Unions Eye Other Investors

I still think the government won't let <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> fail...at least not until after the federal election which is expected late May or early June. The last thing the Liberal gov't needs is several thousand stranded passengers! Not to mention all those who have booked flig...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300 Turns 30: Fond Memories?
Replies: 43
Views: 4157

RE: A300 Turns 30: Fond Memories?

My only experience on the A-300 was flying from <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym> to Washington (too young to remember which one!) Thinking back on that now, it seems odd that a wide-bodied aircraft from the US ser...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroplan Points....what's Next?
Replies: 1
Views: 2053

Aeroplan Points....what's Next?

Should Air Canada falter and become a footnote in the history of aviation (alebit a rather large footnote) I'm wondering if other airlines would be willing to honour, to some degree, the aeroplan points of customers? Or, will I be flying to Australia paying full faire instead of my points?

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TTI Will Not Seek Extension Of AC Investment
Replies: 62
Views: 4258

RE: TTI Will Not Seek Extension Of AC Investment

About 10 - 12 years ago, Max Ward published a book about Wardair and the struggles his company faced from the Government regulations of the day. Many of those same hinderences also lead to the downfall of <acronym title="Canadian Airlines">CP</acronym>. What amazes me is that Air Canada made the sam...

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by YOW4NOW
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Initials: What Airline Are You?
Replies: 301
Views: 20719

RE: 2 Initials: What Airline Are You?

RS = Oman Royal Flight

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline To YHM
Replies: 66
Views: 4660

RE: New Airline To YHM

Not to take away from the success at Hamilton, I've always been amazed that as the population that serves <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym> has been increasing at a steady rate, none of the LCC's have opted for hub...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Flight
Replies: 85
Views: 7035

RE: Your First Flight

Air Canada DC-8 <acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Ca...

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by YOW4NOW
Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727s Over Pond
Replies: 26
Views: 3613

RE: 727s Over Pond

Good question! I have one that is similar. Was this a route Boeing customers would use when they originally purchased 737's? Similarily, how do current customers receive their 717's if overseas? Or, A-318's and other A-Bus into North America.

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Jan 21, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E "Airline"
Replies: 73
Views: 8929

A Different Point Of View...

As someone who works in television and has directed or produced programs that involve a "reality" aspect I can tell you that it doesn't take time for people to forget about the camera. I'm sure there were a lot of scenes that were taped but never made it to the final edited version. I was finally ab...

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by YOW4NOW
Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest Airline Terminal
Replies: 92
Views: 10916

RE: Smallest Airline Terminal

Oh yeah, I forgot....

Toronto Island Airport. No jet bridges. Small terminal. The baggage is offloaded onto a metal bar conveyor about 8 feet long. The 3 minute ferry ride onto the mainland is a treat as well.
Regards

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Jan 10, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus For Air Canada For How Long?
Replies: 10
Views: 4796

RE: Airbus For Air Canada For How Long?

Having just checked the numbers again, between the dash-8's and Bae-146 they have 83 aircraft in the Jazz structure. (10 <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s as well) Most likely the 146's will be gone too, but I still can't see them hanging on to all those A-319's, A-320's and A-321's. C...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus For Air Canada For How Long?
Replies: 10
Views: 4796

Airbus For Air Canada For How Long?

With the recent decision to purchase 90 <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s, the assumption must be made that heavy reductions will be made with the main-line fleet. Air Canada has quite a few Airbus aircraft. What will become of them? These 90 aircraft can't be seen as an addition to th...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest Airline Terminal
Replies: 92
Views: 10916

RE: Smallest Airline Terminal

I travelled on Bearskin Airlines a few times into Northern Ontario. If memory serves me right, Satchigo Lake had a plywood "terminal"...about the size of a Winabago. Except for maybe 2 or 3 plastic chairs, nothing really to sit on. The check-in counter was about 4 feet long. Oh yeah, the pilots load...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Cancelling Foreign Flts From Threats...
Replies: 11
Views: 2365

RE: US Cancelling Foreign Flts From Threats...

Clearly US intelligence agencies have gathered information about certain people or organizations. They are acting on that intelligence. No one can fault them for that. No one, quite frankly, should second guess them. Personally, I'd much rather have my flight delayed, cancelled a few times and arriv...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Airline Disaster Movie?
Replies: 31
Views: 6777

RE: Original Airline Disaster Movie?

YOW4NOW... Yes, the prop sound for a jet was intentional -- quite a bit of the movie had some subtle (and not so subtle) facets that only those who have an aviation knowledge would pick up on.... I remember mentioning this annoomility to a friend of mine. He looked at me in astonishment. After worki...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Airline Disaster Movie?
Replies: 31
Views: 6777

RE: Original Airline Disaster Movie?

I remember reading that book back in grade 10 as well. Runway Zero Eight! I suppose the writers to "Airplane" took their script from this book. Pilots get ill from food poisoning, only person to fly the plane ex wwII fighter pilot (the age difference leaves something to be desired, though) Just anot...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airport Could Have A Breach Of Security
Replies: 12
Views: 2580

RE: Which Airport Could Have A Breach Of Security

When the new Terminal opened in <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym>, I went out there to see it first-hand. One thing I noticed right away (but I think it has since been corrected) was the ability to pass someone who...

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by YOW4NOW
Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Opinion On Air Canada
Replies: 75
Views: 6742

RE: Your Opinion On Air Canada

I think Air Canada finally got it right with the recent purchase of Embraer and CRJ's. Back in the days of regulation, Air Canada flew everywhere. I remember an Aunt of mine flying from Ottawa to Timmins on a DC-9. (Weren't most flights on DC-9's back then...lord love em!) The <acronym title="Royal ...

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by YOW4NOW
Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forced To Buy Canadian
Replies: 46
Views: 4076

RE: Forced To Buy Canadian

I doubt the federal government would have forced Air Canada to Buy Canadian Airlines. I suspect that had Canadian been forced into Bankruptcy, the Feds would have put them on their corporate welfare system to allow them some breathing room. History only shows that in Canada, one Airline buying up an...

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by YOW4NOW
Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Appropriate Airport Code?
Replies: 87
Views: 7241

RE: Most Appropriate Airport Code?

Step off an RJ or Dash-8 in the middle of January / February in Ottawa and the first thing you'll say is YOW!

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