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by longhauler
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 33
Views: 5112

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

158 seat 737-400’s operating as an LCC/ULCC in Canada. There is no possible scenario, at any fuel price, that makes this a viable business plan. Even Flair figured that out. The biggest difference I see, not just with Flair and Westjet (with a bunch of clapped out -200s), is that Nolinor is already...

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by longhauler
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline
Replies: 33
Views: 5112

Re: Updated:Nolinor Aviation launching OWG-new Canadian airline

Polot wrote:
What is the meaning/significance of ‘OWG’?


Off We Go

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by longhauler
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10315

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

And AA’s A300s were -600Rs. Longer range.

I can’t imagine PA flying an A300B4-203 across the Atlantic. I flew them YYZ-BGI, and that was about it for range!

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by longhauler
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10245

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Grrflyer wrote:
Are their any Stratocruisers preserved in a museum anywhere by chance? I’d love a chance to go through one of these.


Sadly no. Lots of C-97s around, but no 377 Stratocruisers.

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by longhauler
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 197
Views: 72066

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Hell yeah. Before it was flown by a DC-9, it was a Viscount route. But I don’t think it went any further west than the prairies before changing flight numbers. Who here wouldn’t want to cross the country in a Viscount? I flew on the YUL-YOW-YXU-YQG-YWG portion of the flight, just for fun. (And came ...

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by longhauler
Tue May 26, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Seniority
Replies: 20
Views: 3344

Re: Pilot Seniority

Understand that seniority only allows you the opportunity to upgrade to Captain. It does not guarantee one’s success.

Some don’t make it!

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by longhauler
Fri May 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:
Replies: 27
Views: 10976

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

Did AC know about A321LR at the time? It seems like given that the geographical location of YUL and Y?YZ, LR and XLR would be great for AC in this low demand environment for international travel. And if they get XLR now, it would make sense to also get A321NEO since they already have A321CEO. The A...

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by longhauler
Fri May 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights
Replies: 8
Views: 4698

Re: Air Canada to Offer All-Premium Flights

The aircraft will be flown in an existing all J configuration, but sold at Premium Economy fares. It’s a curious experiment, as two airlines tried this in the past. Both CPAir Company Jet, (then CPAir Attaché) and Astoria Airlines tried an all premium cabin on the YYZ-YUL route. Both were unsuccessf...

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by longhauler
Fri May 22, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:
Replies: 27
Views: 10976

Re: Air Canada Warms To A321LR After Cancelling 737 MAXs:

And yet the NEO would have been a better deal it turns out! . I don’t think anyone in their right mind would ever imagine that Boeing could build an airframe that would be grounded for 18 months!! But ..... while finances were certainly enticing, the main reason Air Canada went for the MAX was that...

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by longhauler
Sun May 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Combi Safety Cards & Evacuations
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Combi Safety Cards & Evacuations

An odd hobby, I admit. But, over the years I have collected over 4000 safety cards dating back to the 1940s. I find it an interesting evolution to this industry we love. It’s fun to note changes in what is actually depicted on these cards. With regard to the 727-100 Combi, an anomaly appears. It was...

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by longhauler
Sun May 17, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8624

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Another thing is that the movable bulkhead had a small sliding door to allow for the cabin crew to access the flight deck. So in an emergency passengers could theoretically exit by one of the front exits. Now that I have my F/A manual, the smallest passenger configuration was 5 pallets, 31 pax. The...

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by longhauler
Sat May 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20
Replies: 60
Views: 11527

Re: Air Canada to layoff 20K workers effective 7 June '20

I don't know how their CA is worded, but if its like the one where I work, if you take a leave of absence vs a lay off, you are still "employed" by the company for that term, your seniority stays the same but you are free to work elsewhere if choose to. If there is a recall during the tim...

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by longhauler
Sat May 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8624

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I can't imagine the 4-pallet configuration with just the aft airstairs as the sole exit. If the aircraft went off the runway onto uneven terrain - especially with it heavy tail and engines - it would be easy for those stairs to get blocked, thus turning the airplane into a firetrap. I know certific...

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by longhauler
Fri May 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8624

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

That’s a small galley. I see only one oven, perhaps for F meals. Also notice there is another galley module between F and Y on the left side of the aircraft, with room for a cart. During this time, United was serving Y meals on something called a “Genie Tray”. They were boarded hot and kept warm in ...

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by longhauler
Fri May 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rouge 319 YYZ-POS
Replies: 8
Views: 1710

Re: Rouge 319 YYZ-POS

YYZ-POS is 2197 nmi. AC flew the route with no difficulties in the 120 seat configuration. I don’t imagine Rouge would have trouble carrying another 16 people ..... assuming a full load. The longest route AC has flown the A319 was YYZ-BOG-YYZ ..... 2350 nmi. I think however, you’ll see it flown by m...

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by longhauler
Fri May 15, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3790

Re: air canada / airtransat

Anything is better than Rouge. Undoubtedly the most hated Canadian airline. According to who? That’s why they had 85-90% load factors... Not to mention a repeat rate in the high 80s. People love to complain, especially on this site but when booking a flight, cheapest wins every time. Clearly Rouge ...

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by longhauler
Wed May 13, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26837

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Given that AC has a reputation for keeping aircraft a loooong time, the E90 must have been a very poor performer for them. I have heard a couple of pilots jokingly refer to it as the "Embraer 180" due to supposedly making many 180 degree turns back to departure for this or that tech issue...

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by longhauler
Sun May 10, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4500

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

This thread brings back a lot of memories. When I was a young lad, I spent all my money on taking “adventure” trips. In the Spring of 1975, I flew on a Reeve Aleutian DC-6B, ANC-CDB. Returning via SDP on the same day. I feared the DC-6 was quickly leaving the North American skies carrying passengers...

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by longhauler
Sat May 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 14891

Re: United DC-10's

sparkyjet wrote:
UA DC10s were daily visitors to Toronto for many years.

747s too!

And ..... on the 55 minute 747/DC-10 flight from YYZ-ORD, United would serve you a hot breakfast, served on Genie Trays. (Remember those?)

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by longhauler
Sat May 09, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fleet/Nose Numbers
Replies: 38
Views: 3451

Re: Fleet/Nose Numbers

northstardc4m wrote:
4xx= A321

Plus exCP A320s.

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by longhauler
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4847

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

In 1957, one could fly on very long trips on Canadian Pacific Airlines. All on a DC-6B .....

CP301, AMS-YVR-HNL-NAN-AKL-SYD
CP402, HKG-HND-YVR-MEX-LIM-EZE
CP501, MEX-YYZ-YUL-LIS

Not mentioned in the timetable, but you KNOW, there were additional fuel/tech stops.

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by longhauler
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Wardair retire/sell their 747-200s instead of the older -100s?
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: Why did Wardair retire/sell their 747-200s instead of the older -100s?

Of course, with such base need the A312 couldn't fit in their requirement. Were the -304s capable to handle it without restrictions? I flew several. I don’t recall any load restrictions. But don’t forget, WD’s configuration was only 196 passengers in a two class layout. Then 188 when the J sleeper ...

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by longhauler
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Wardair retire/sell their 747-200s instead of the older -100s?
Replies: 16
Views: 5351

Re: Why did Wardair retire/sell their 747-200s instead of the older -100s?

If I remember correctly, the original A310's order by Wardair was for the short range version, the only one available at the time. When they later ordered again the type, they had some with the longest range possible (-308s). Wardair, like most airlines, always played A against B and as far as gett...

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by longhauler
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Air Canada order the MD80
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Why didn't Air Canada order the MD80

Air Canada did order the MD-80, but it never went beyond option status. If you look, you’ll see McDD set aside some line places for them. (Never built). The turn toward the 727-200, then intimately the A320 series made more sense as both were more capable airframes, still within the required “150 se...

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by longhauler
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6781

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

If you are tranferring at a Canadian airport, do you still have to collect your luggage like you do at a US one? Or is it like in Europe and the rest of the world where it's checked all the way to your final destination. Let's say if someone is flying CPH-YYZ-LAX. No unless you flight is to USA Int...

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by longhauler
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36478

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Back on topic, after reading some news regarding the major lay-offs on airlines, I am starting to think that small jets (E2, A220 and SpaceJet) might benefit from the current crisis. Companies will force for a scope relief. Relief from what? I think it was a huge mistake for Embraer to design/build...

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by longhauler
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

I recently read on a different site, that just before the Onex purchase, Westjet owned 90% of their fleet. Today, that number is now ZERO. All has been sold to leasing companies and leased back. This is very disturbing as that 90% number was achieved through care and discipline. Where did the procee...

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by longhauler
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 4487

Re: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?

The gravel kit also included deflectors on the main gear, protection pads on the inner flaps and (on some of our aircraft) retractable lower beacon. With regard to the Vortex Dissipators, I can’t tell you how many times I walked into one during the walk around. I’ll tell you, I learned some pretty s...

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by longhauler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Wow. I give up.

Sometimes the Anal Alices on this site make it not worth the effort. It’s probably why most of the “old guard” no longer frequent this site.

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by longhauler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Just like you I was looking at loads over the next two weeks. Actually I wasn’t looking at the loads. I was looking at advanced bookings and cancellation data. I said “loads” as it would be difficult to describe the data I was using. While looking at employee allowable information only give a snaps...

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by longhauler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preserved DC-9/MD-80?
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: Preserved DC-9/MD-80?

Air Canada DC-9-32, CF-TLL is presently displayed/stored at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum at Ottawa, Canada.

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by longhauler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

I also have access to AC loads and I can attest to the exact opposite. Past about April 24th is when you start to see things recover. That said, I also have a personal trip on April 25th and a work trip shortly thereafter. I'm still waiting to decide on whether to go ahead with these trips, so I im...

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by longhauler
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

The point is, there’s no demand for premium class. So why operate it and incur the expense of provisioning and crewing for it. Westjet currently may not be able to attract premium cabin passengers, but Air Canada doesn’t appear to have any problems there. Out of interest, I looked at loads over the...

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by longhauler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

When cash preservation is the order of the day, why would AC park the lowest cost element of its operation, (Rouge, with all those “free airplanes”), and keep the high cost operation active? The same reason that Sunwing and Air Transat are shutting down completely .... the low yield, leisure market...

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by longhauler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Whiteguy wrote:
I would think all Rouge flying will disappear, all FAs are being laid off and Rouge shut down.


That is correct. There will be no Rouge flying in April at all. Rouge routes will be flown by mainline flights.

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by longhauler
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5762

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

Do you still require the same number of flight attendants even if the flight is nearly empty? It depends on the country under who’s laws you are governed. For example, in the United States, cabin crew requirements are predicated on seats installed. In Canada, cabin crew requirements on wide body ai...

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by longhauler
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3911

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

When you say "Ac to AC," does that include a connecting UA flight codesharing with AC? Just wondering. As long as it were at the same terminal, it would include AC’s codeshare and alliance partners. In other words, often it is more the constraints of the facilities than the airline. While...

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by longhauler
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3911

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

Does anyone know if I am flying from China to Canada to US, where would I go through US immigration? At Canada or the US? If it is an AC to AC connection, you bypass Canadian Customs and go directly to US Preclearance for your US flight. Bags do not have to be physically transferred. If not AC to A...

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by longhauler
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3911

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

Most international departures at YYZ, YUL, YVR, YYC leave from a dedicated part of the airport. If originating in YYZ (for example) one would check in, pass through security then head down to the gate area. This area is secure as duty free shopping can be done. If connecting in YYZ from a domestic f...

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by longhauler
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 99
Views: 18642

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

If AC is adding YVR-SNA, could YYZ-SNA work in the future with AC's A220? YYZ-SNA didn’t work well for AC. They tried both morning and evening departures in both directions using either an A319 or an E190. I don’t think there was ever more than about 30 passengers. I found it surprising as AC has/h...

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by longhauler
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to begin YVR-SNA
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: AC to begin YVR-SNA

jmt18325 wrote:
Slight correction - they're all CR9s now.


As far as performance goes ..... so was the -705.

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by longhauler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8817

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

One question: looking at the video, the aircraft is sitting still with nothing happening for the best part of 32 seconds before the evacuation actually begins....why so long? Any clue? I am not familiar with the CRJ-900, but what I fly, an evacuation is performed by a checklist, which can take 20-3...

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by longhauler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8817

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

While some may think it’s “a joke”, I think this reflects very well on the quality of the Jazz operation and their pilots. To get the boat back on the ground in 6 minutes safely is not easy! Not to mention, ATC deserves accolades, as it is not easy for them to coordinate such a manoeuvre at such a b...

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by longhauler
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8817

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs. They could smell smoke in the cockpit and both lav smoke alarms (fore and aft) were activated. After taking off of 01R they landed on 28R, 6 minutes later. Impres...

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by longhauler
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There No Flights Between GDL and MTY To Canada?
Replies: 6
Views: 1041

Re: Why Are There No Flights Between GDL and MTY To Canada?

There used to be a MTY-YYZ flight on Canadian airlines back in the early 2000's I believe. That’s right. The flights flew YUL-YYZ-MEX-MTY, then MTY-YYZ-YUL. This was for two reasons; The stop in MTY after MEX allowed a full passenger load on the 737-200. And, at the time, there was a corporation th...

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by longhauler
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1002

Re: Airlines from Canada in US-Europe/Asia

Just out of interest, I looked at connections to ACA880, YYZ-CDG.... In addition to dozens of domestic connections, from the US there are connections from; LAX, SFO, LGA, MIA, DTW, DEN, PHL, DFW, IAH, CLE, EWR, BOS, PHX, PIT, SEA, CVG, DCA, BNA, MSY, SAN, MCO. Internationally, there are connections ...

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by longhauler
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat A-310 Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Air Transat A-310 Routes

Copied from an earlier thread ...

Out of YQB (8 Weekly Flights)
CUN x2
CDG x2
FLL x1
PVR x1
PUJ x2

Out of YUL (10 Weekly Flights)
PTP x2
SJO x2
MAD x2
CCC x1
CZM x1
FLL x1
MBJ x1

Out of YYZ (7 Weekly Flights)
CUN x1
AZS x1
OPO x1
MAN x1
SJO x1
LIS x1
GLA x1

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by longhauler
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Numbers Between YYZ-YOW-YUL During Protests
Replies: 12
Views: 2437

Re: Pax Numbers Between YYZ-YOW-YUL During Protests

I wonder what the cycle costs are like operating 787’s on 65 minute sectors. At $420 a pop, I’d say the total profit is hell of a lot better than Brand X is able to garner trying to compete with a Q400 at $240. (I checked westjet’s loads YYZ-YUL this week. It seems they are having a hard time convi...

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by longhauler
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off
Replies: 22
Views: 5965

Re: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off

However... I also recall that for certain abnormal landing configurations, some Airbus QRH require engine shutdown during the flare. Or maybe I've just dreamt that up. :old: Somebody will be along shortly to set the record straight I'm sure. Right you are. The QRH procedure for Landing With Abnorma...

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by longhauler
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off
Replies: 22
Views: 5965

Re: Toronto-bound Air Canada flight declares emergency after wheel falls off during take-off

The cause may be different, but the end result is the same. Now, before some of you get all defensive, no where did I say that there is anything wrong with or at AC, but having 3 similar incidents ( regardless of the cause), in such a short period of time certainly does raise one's attention. Likel...

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