Midwest Express v1.0. Astoria. MacLain. Air One. Legend. MGM Grand Air.
(Not one is still with us).
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:There is one at PAE in Pan Am colors that is airworthy and flies in air shows.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
PW100 wrote:Weatherwatcher1 wrote:The data shows that 757s are used in service longer than A320s
And what does that tell you . . . ?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
EChid wrote:baje427 wrote:I wonder if these will see any Caribbean ops.
Doubtful. That's firm Rouge territory.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
9w748capt wrote:Just curious is AC outfitting their A220s with in-seat IFE a la DL?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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"...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post