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by longhauler
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could domestic all business class flights work in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Could domestic all business class flights work in the US?

Midwest Express v1.0. Astoria. MacLain. Air One. Legend. MGM Grand Air.
(Not one is still with us).

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by longhauler
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the Spirit of Delta (not airplane)?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: What is the Spirit of Delta (not airplane)?

In my opinion, Delta is an excellent example of the premise that if one treats their employees well, they will treat your Customers well. I don't think it is a "southern" thing, just good corporate governance. As far as the "welcome" feeling, I find that with a lot of American ca...

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by longhauler
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

The QFE altilmeter was used at EAL as well but they wisely abandoned the procedure a long time before AA did, and this was way prior to any standby altimeters being around. Yes, I recall reading the accident report of an EAL DC-9 at CLT, lost during a non precision approach. The use of QFE was cite...

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by longhauler
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread
Replies: 355
Views: 96332

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Going way off topic, but I see AC have loaded the A220 into the fleet page. They will be assigned FINs in the 100s. I noticed the same thing. I wonder if it was intentional. The first 6 Canadian Built , DC-4M1 North Stars were given FINs in the 100s. As were the Canadian Built CL-65-100/200s. And n...

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by longhauler
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 3625

Re: Avianca ATR72 hard landing in MZL. (Video)

Is that the effects of a tailstrike we see in that photo in the article? Or is it the nose? Tail strike. It appears they hit the runway nose gear-first, porpoised and then the tail strike... In the video, it looked the other way around. It looked like he hit tail first then pushed forward onto the ...

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by longhauler
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

I noticed that Ethiopian Airlines allows pets in the cabin, is that one of the avenues you researched or are their restrictions the same as European carriers. Or you could try to find the dog a new home in Spain or nearby. Yikes. I’m guessing you never had a dog. They are our children and that the O...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14432

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

i think the product is all wrong. AC offers the standard domestic FC seat whereas CX offers a very luxurious lie flat seating that makes no sense for this route. I remember looking up pricing for J a while back and CX J pricing was so out of whack compared to what AC/DL were charging on this route,...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14432

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

I thought CX is able to capture a lot of the premium traffic between Vancouver and NY. The timing of the flights are perfect for business travelers too. I guess just filling the F and C cabin on a 77W is not enough. I notice that on AC’s YVR-EWR-YVR flights, J and W are almost always booked full a ...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14432

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Would it have been possible for the passengers on HKG-YVR-JFK to go through preclearance in Vancouver? If so, why did CX not arrange it that way? If they had done that, (with proper timing) then all passengers would have to deplane at YVR and clear customs. It could make a very cumbersome through f...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14432

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

YVR US Immigration and Customs closes quite early in the evening for some reason. That is a good point. Normally it is 2100. If the departure time out of YVR were set at, say, 2115, arrival time at EWR would be around 0530. Early, but not too early. (An A320 would do the trip in about 5:20. A bit s...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14432

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

There is a business component of course but ACs flight between the two should cover that. If not, WS is probably the best candidate. Westjet had better hurry. I would not be surprised to see AC start a second daily rotation with CX pulling out. A (pre cleared) red eye YVR to EWR but leading to an e...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 97
Views: 14432

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

Interesting. I’ve always read/heard from numerous channels (especially from multiple posters here) that the route did very well considering it was the only daily nonstop on JFK-YVR. I guess it goes to show that without the actual “numbers” people on here, (including myself) have absolutely no idea ...

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by longhauler
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

If AC were prepared to give up some of the legacy goodies they received gratis as a gov’t owned airline, (LHR slots come to mind), I’m sure the other carriers in Canada would not object to the playing field being “equaled”. While a cute argument, it is sadly inaccurate. Westjet has only ever compet...

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by longhauler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question: Function of a Certain Armrest KLM 787
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: Question: Function of a Certain Armrest KLM 787

Unfortunately the aircraft walk through linked to above doesn't allow a clear view of the seat (armrests) in question. No, but if you look on the other side of the cabin, the armrest between 42J and 42K is different from the rest of the armrests in the area. And, if you look at 42A/B from across th...

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by longhauler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

Max Q wrote:
Interesting, did not know other airlines had them, thanks for that, btw was there any internal lighting for viewing at night in a dark cockpit?


Yes, the used the same brightness control as the FCU.

You can see them here on an A319 ...

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by longhauler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists
Replies: 24
Views: 2063

Re: American Airlines and their mechanical checklists

Air Canada has/had them on all Airbus aircraft, as well as the 767 and 747 and earlier. The Embraer and 787/777 do not have them. I am not sure about the 737 MAX, but the 737-200s had them. Similar to AA’s, they were on the glare shield and flipped up. Windows could be opened/closed as items were co...

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by longhauler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem flying with my French Bulldog
Replies: 21
Views: 967

Re: Problem flying with my French Bulldog

Do European (or Israeli) airlines not offer the opportunity for your dog to ride in the cabin with you for a fee? Even up to purchasing a seat for your pup. If not, then it would be an advenurous train journey! For the record, as I am sure you have researched, the issues with brachycephalic breeds i...

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by longhauler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11652

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

It's most likely for flight testing. UA just moved all their MAX9's from LAX,and DAL to AZ for storage like someone else said, TC are permitting test flights so that AC’s idle MAX pilots can remain current. Unlike WS and WG pilots who just keep on flying NGs. The three-day flight maintained the val...

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by longhauler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11652

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

Wait, so what are Air Canada's MAX pilots currently doing on a day-to-day basis? Back on their previous types. A typerating is generally valid for two years after flying the actual plane, quick refresher in the sim and they’re back on the A320 or whatever. One year at AC. About a dozen went back to...

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by longhauler
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again
Replies: 41
Views: 11652

Re: Air Canada flying with the B737MAX8 again

TC are permitting test flights so that AC’s idle MAX pilots can remain current. Unlike WS and WG pilots who just keep on flying NGs. All 737 pilots at AC do one simulator session a month to maintain currency. Presently, AC is the only North American airline with Max simulators. While “movement” fli...

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by longhauler
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Replies: 49
Views: 7710

Re: Rumor: NH starting TYO-YYZ Either Late 2019 or Early 2020 According to NH Reps At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

Their online schedule. Its viewable until early April 2020. AC9/10 currently is loaded as just YYC-NRT-YYC from 27MAR20. I am guessing that because that is the edge of the time limit and beyond 330 days, odds are it is more of a function of what is loaded yet as opposed to what is planned more than...

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by longhauler
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many DC-3's are still operational?
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: How many DC-3's are still operational?

https://www.controller.com/listings/air ... uglas-dc-3

It's on my Christmas List, but ... I'm not holding my breath! ;)
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BoeingGuy wrote:
There is one at PAE in Pan Am colors that is airworthy and flies in air shows.


Probably this one ...

https://www.controller.com/listings/air ... uglas-dc-3

It's on my Christmas List, but ... I'm not holding my breath! ;)

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by longhauler
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

I keep waiting for the heading of this thread to be changed. Something more accurate would be “Air Canada sued due to exit sign font size. “ Good for the couple. AC should have been fined more. Tired of corporations who think they can make decisions to skirt laws without being held accountable. Kudo...

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by longhauler
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

It should be no trouble to have one French speaker on any airplane at AC. If you find not enough bilingual persons, just pay more to the persons speaking both English and French and people will learn the second language. EVERY Air Canada flight has at least one bilingual flight attendant. Offering ...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French languag0q

Remember that when AC acquired CP in 1999-2000, they had to teach many CP employees how to speak French. Thus, it is definitely not surprising that AC got in trouble for not using French when requested. They didn’t have to teach CP employees French, it was offered at no charge and during work hours...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 36044

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

PW100 wrote:
Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
The data shows that 757s are used in service longer than A320s


And what does that tell you . . . ?


That 757s have been around longer than A320s. I’d bet that DC-3s have been in service longer than A320s too.

But ..... when Boeing sells 10,000 757s ......

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Beg to differ. 80% of the world commercial aircraft carry signs & posted placards in two languages and there is zero evidence that those aircraft are less safe than one where the signs just read: "exit" as opposed to "exit/sortie" or "exit/salida". Furthermore, som...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Dura Lex Sed Lex. The native english speakers will not understand this situation, but language must be defended. Hear hear. Since the beginning of time, the loss of one's language has always been equated with the loss of one's culture. Bill 101 and French language laws were enacted to protect just ...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

That poor poor airline. They broke the law and get fined. :sarcastic: A lot of you posters, that bash every passenger for not following all the arcane fine print rules of the airlines, get overly exited when an airline is fined for breaking the law. When the Canadian law says that Air Canada has to...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

That's interesting, thanks for posting this as I wasn't aware it was just applying to AC. Air Canada operates under the Air Canada Public Participation Act. Borne 30+ years ago when they became a public corporation. It makes them much more vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits like this. So things like ...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18405

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Understand that only Air Canada operates under these restrictions. No other airline in Canada! So ....... Westjet (for example) does not have to change the “lift” notation on seat belt buckles to bilingual. Only in Canada. Also understand this is the same couple that complained about not being able ...

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by longhauler
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Change planes in YYZ: US - Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Change planes in YYZ: US - Europe

Air Georgian has been around a long time. They are one of the CPA carriers that makes up Air Canada Express. I would expect nothing more than beverages and cookies, etc on your flight. I note that it’s usually full. Out of interest, I see that there are usually about a half dozen connections from th...

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Change planes in YYZ: US - Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: Change planes in YYZ: US - Europe

An hour is more than enough as long as things are on time. You will arrive at the F64-F98 pier. Go up the escalator and follow the connection signs to the “E gates”. There are lots of agents around to aim you the right way, but the signs are pretty clear. You won’t clear Canadian customs but a custo...

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

No. The inaugural for the type at AC is on May 04, 2020 as stated. YUL SEA YUL and YYZ SJC YYZ. The old school thought of keeping them close to home was not used for the last couple of inaugural’s. In fact the MAX was about the smoothest entry into service AC had ever experienced. They seem to have...

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Again though. What's the point? AC can put on the same density at mainline apparently. Cheaper F/A pay scale and no PTVs. The reasons for Rouge's existence goes far beyond that. As noted, Air Canada could (and has) made higher density aircraft for low yield destinations in the past, as has Canadian...

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by longhauler
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12395

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

And here we see beautifully the difference between how an enthusiast would design a plane, and how a business that wants to make money actually designs a plane. Exactly. The 757 is a handsome aircraft, with a real kick in the pants push on take-off. But ... You think that airline executives of the ...

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by longhauler
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

EChid wrote:
baje427 wrote:
I wonder if these will see any Caribbean ops.

Doubtful. That's firm Rouge territory.

Quite a bit of the Caribbean is flown by mainline. AUA CUR PLS ANU for example. The long legs and low seat mile cost may bring even more to mainline.

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

My apologies. I realize on rereading the internal memo going on and on about "The Inaugural", I realize now they were referring to the inaugural of the two new routes, YYZ-SJC-YYZ and YUL-SEA-YUL and not the airframe. It should have dawned on me as it was from "marketing" and not...

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

So AC is going to keep the aircraft out of operation from Q4 2019 all the way until Q2 2020? Seems a like a lengthy entry into service, no? While the last few EISs have been smooth, they have not been on time. Looking at the fleet plan, it appears they are not expecting the A220 to be on the proper...

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

the first 6 months they will initially deployed from Montreal and Toronto on routes such as to Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and New York – La Guardia No. The inaugural for the type at AC is on May 04, 2020 as stated. YUL SEA YUL and YYZ SJC YYZ. The old school thought of keeping them close t...

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by longhauler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 128
Views: 21548

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

9w748capt wrote:
Just curious is AC outfitting their A220s with in-seat IFE a la DL?

Air Canada has had in seat IFE in every narrow body aircraft in the fleet since 2006. (And the E175 and CRJ900 at the regionals).

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by longhauler
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7814

Re: SU / KL IL-62

On the other hand, I was told by colleagues with firsthand experience, that the TU 114 was a terrible aircraft from a passenger comfort perspective with a high level of noise and vibration. Many years ago, I used to fly with my Dad on trips. He too was an Air Canada pilot. When on the DC-8 he took ...

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by longhauler
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7814

Re: SU / KL IL-62

My hardcover book, “A Day With Aeroflot,” gifted to me by the Aeroflot ticket office on 5th Avenue jn NYC in 1975 has pictures of the Aeroflot-JL IL-62, along with hundreds of other pictures from that era, I treasure it. I doubt that there are very many left in existence. That's amazing. I have a c...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Question about Toronto Pearson YYZ Airport...

So do you have to go through security and go to baggage claim at the main terminal and bus over for everything? Yes, it is a horrible horrible operation that is very time consuming. When first built, the Infield Terminal (as it is called), 500 series gates, was to overcome gating shortfalls during ...

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto’s Second Major Airport
Replies: 40
Views: 6446

Re: Toronto’s Second Major Airport

Every now and then Toronto/Pickering Airport is mentioned publicly. I don't know if any serious development is happening, but it has been going on a long time.

When first proposed and land expropriated ... I was in Grade School!

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7814

Re: SU / KL IL-62

Interesting, I did not know this. What other airlines had a similar service and on what aircraft? How did the KL pax feel about flying a Soviet plane? I flew on an Aeroflot IL-62 in the 1960s. The standard of service was better than most European carriers and the aircraft itself was far more modern...

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by longhauler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4313

Re: Airliners with air stairs

AirKevin wrote:
CRJ also doesn't have them as an option, they're just there. Same for the rear airstairs for the 727, DC-9, and MD-80.


Not sure about the 727 or MD-80, but they were optional on the DC-9. Air Canada’s -14s and -32s (for example) were not equipped with rear air stairs.

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by longhauler
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 11032

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

They were configured with 18 ClubWorld and 138 WorldTraveller seats. I don’t mean to contradict earlier posts, honest, but the BAR 757s did not have a First Class cabin. I was only going by what was actually written in the BA timetable dated 27 October, 1997. It certainly wasn't a "First"...

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by longhauler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12395

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Because that 10% exists, and its usually a constrained airport that needs capacity. I don't follow you. Are you saying a "constrained" airport has shorter runways? I am a bit dubious even of 10%. I can only think of a couple of operations where runway length could be an issue (SNA or EYW ...

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by longhauler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 12395

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Except when you need short field performance. While the A321 can be a dog at higher altitudes, it is no slouch off the runway. Normally it has better field performance than the A320. Max thrust, Config 3 on the advanced wing and it's a real kick in the pants! That big thick Boeing wing on the 757 w...

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