Search found 186 matches

by novak500
Thu Mar 24, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 2999

Re: Canada Jetlines News and Discussion Thread 2022

I have to agree with AC330, this "has been the most exhausting story of an airline in the making that the Canadian airline industry has ever seen". I also agree there is a pent up demand for leasure travel in Canada, I just got back from PVR myself, but the presence and market share of Sun...

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Mar 24, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 5616

Re: UPDATE: Biman Bangladesh Airlines non-stop to Toronto

The Bangladesh diaspora is approximately 70,000+ in Greater Toronto Area and as ZUHAIR77W mentions if they can establish an interline agreement with Air Canada or maybe Westjet this could work for them.

Jump to post
by novak500
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 119
Views: 18709

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

Just an opinion, We see the continuation of WestJet vacations as the higher-end product mainly using WestJet metal, and Swoop get rolled into Sunwing (keeping the SunWing brand) which is very good at the value-based travel.

Thank you ACCS300, now I have than damm jingle in my head.

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4589

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

YYZ - YUL (pre-covid)

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2928

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

For me is a combination of price, direct flight if possible and a departure/arrival times that make me select one flight over another. The frequency I fly the route would not make me pick one over the other.

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?
Replies: 39
Views: 2999

Re: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?

Short answer, yes. If it's a direct flight with a decent departure time I would. I've done this with Air Canada Rouge and AirTransat a few times

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu May 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing’s 2020 domestic program to kick off June 26
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Sunwing’s 2020 domestic program to kick off June 26

We will see. I am hoping they are right and domestic travel this summer means I can go further than my backyard.

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6730

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

santi319 wrote:
The fact there are so many posts about Sam Chui in this page means we really are bored at home.


His YouTube videos are showing up in my feed A LOT these days.

Jump to post
by novak500
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines (GlobalX) moves to Miami
Replies: 61
Views: 19579

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

Not another Canada Jetlines thread. This "airline" gets more attention on a.net than real airlines that actually have planes and sell tickets.

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32379

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

A flight I'm on in March from CUN to YYZ was switched from a Rouge 767 to a mainline 330, I was happy to get that update from AC.

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 14398

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

WestJet....kidding.

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 4571

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

I've not flown with them much, but never had an issue with them

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15936

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

For all the flying I've done over the years, I've only had to show the credit card I booked with once for a flight on CX.

Jump to post
by novak500
Sat May 11, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interjet in a years time?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Interjet in a years time?

Thanks LAXintl

I ended up booking the YYZ-MEX and the CUN-YYZ with Air Canada and the MEX-CUN with AeroMexico. Now I can look forward to a great trip and not following Interjet on the net.

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu May 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interjet in a years time?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Interjet in a years time?

Thanks janders for your reply

Yeah I've leaning that way as well. The trip will be YYZ-MEX-CUN-YYZ. I think for some piece of mind I will book AC on the CUN-YYZ leg which is what I was looking at Interjet for.

Jump to post
by novak500
Wed May 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interjet in a years time?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Interjet in a years time?

Looking to book some flights to Mexico for March...I know I am early! Some great prices on Interjet, just wondering if they will be there in a years time. I saw the Mexican government loaned them $150M and they have the new partnership with AA, but also lots of negative press about the money they ar...

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 9409

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

July 2006 IIRC. AA flight from San Antonio to Dallas.

Jump to post
by novak500
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 2945

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

I don't fly for work anymore and I don't collect enough through personal travel, plus its near impossible to collect Air Canada Aeroplan points anymore (commercially) so I've pretty much given up on a FF program.

Jump to post
by novak500
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS retro livery?
Replies: 28
Views: 5032

Re: OS retro livery?

spud757 wrote:
Couldn’t agree more. To be honest, when I first saw it I thought what a great “new” livery it was. Then I realised it was retro. Bring back the retro, I say.


I had the same thought.

Jump to post
by novak500
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On-line check in for code share flight
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: On-line check in for code share flight

As an update, based on LCY55Approach's advice I called and got the AC reservation code. With that I was able to book the seats via the AC website.

Thanks again!

Jump to post
by novak500
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2723

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

Northern Spain for me, with a quick hop to Malaga before we fly home.

Jump to post
by novak500
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On-line check in for code share flight
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: On-line check in for code share flight

LCY55Approach, thank you for this. I will call them today.

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On-line check in for code share flight
Replies: 5
Views: 905

On-line check in for code share flight

Hi Everyone, I've booked my summer vacation flights, yeah! Travelling to Spain for just under 3 weeks. I booked my flights through the Lufthansa website and the first flight from YYZ-MAD is on Air Canada and my first flight on a 787. I picked the "light fare" option as the next level up wa...

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection time in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Connection time in Frankfurt

Thanks for all the advice, I'm going to go with it. I don't need to be home the next day, or the day after so if I get a bit of an extended holiday that's okay.

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection time in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Connection time in Frankfurt

Thanks everyone. much appreciated.

Jump to post
by novak500
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection time in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Connection time in Frankfurt

Hi Everyone, I've read a few posts about connection times in FRA (good and bad), thought I would pose my senerio and see what people think. I'm looking at a flight from Malaga (Spain) to Toronto via FRA. The AGP-FRA segment is on Lufthansa, the FRA-YYZ on a code-share Air Canada flight and it will b...

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotel search websites.
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Hotel search websites.

I've been using Booking.com lately or Expedia.

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 22308

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

Overall I like it. Good job TS!

Jump to post
by novak500
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?
Replies: 49
Views: 3150

Re: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?

Me personally, 2 hrs is the minimum I prefer but as others have said the 1:20 in ZRH seems doable especially if on one ticket. My shortest connection was 1:20 in KEF and all went well.

Jump to post
by novak500
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59
Replies: 226
Views: 29115

Re: Westbound over the Atlantic. Jamaican Thread #59

Always some great pics in these threads, thank you.

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue May 16, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Earliest departure North America to UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: Earliest departure North America to UK?

I thought flight out of YYZ could not take off before 6:30am?

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year
Replies: 67
Views: 13375

Re: WestJet plans to launch new Ultra Low-Cost Carrier later this year

I'm interested to see how this develops. I would agree with Noise in that is a way for WestJet to block startups and compete with Transat and Rouge .

Jump to post
by novak500
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger satisfaction within long haul airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Passenger satisfaction within long haul airlines

done, good luck

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery
Replies: 30
Views: 7387

Re: Number of airplanes with StarAlliance livery

Anyone know the rules around the colour scheme's for the tails, if any?

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skyscanner, momondo, Trivago, etc... What do you think?
Replies: 22
Views: 2227

Re: Skyscanner, momondo, Trivago, etc... What do you think?

done

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections
Replies: 54
Views: 4205

Re: Airports with Light rail/metro and heavy rail connections

YYZ has a light rail link to the city now

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?
Replies: 103
Views: 6610

Re: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?

My first 747 was a 747-200 (I think). It was on Pan Am in the late 80's from JFK to FRA. First 744 was on Qantas from LAX to BNE

Jump to post
by novak500
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?
Replies: 23
Views: 5440

Re: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?

vegas005 wrote:
the only thing unique to Rouge is how bad they suck...worst airline I have ever been on and now I completely avoid AC for this reason...


I would agree the narrow-bodies are a terrible experience, but IMO the 767 product is not bad given the price and often means you can fly direct.

Jump to post
by novak500
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Same Airline, Same Flight...Different Flight #'s
Replies: 10
Views: 3234

Re: Same Airline, Same Flight...Different Flight #'s

I think I may have found the answer to my question. Under the low price guarantee AC offers, if you find a lower advertised price for your flight you get some form of credit, but one of the requirements is that it has to be the same flight #, I saw the 8xxx flight numbers on sites like Cheap-O-air, ...

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on China Eastern and Shanghai
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

Thoughts on China Eastern and Shanghai

Hi Everyone, I will be traveling from Toronto to Bangkok in the summer of 2017 and thinking about how to get there and back. I'm curious if anyone knows about China Eastern's on-time performance (in general), the ease of connecting in Shanghai and how they treat ecomony class passengers if there are...

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 4426

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

I flew one-way TXL-AMS on AB a few years back for the equivalent of $40 Canadian. Last summer I flew YYZ-DPS (+return) for $1800 Canadian in peak season which I thought was a good deal.

Jump to post
by novak500
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hong Kong and Beijing roof information for master thesis
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Hong Kong and Beijing roof information for master thesis

You may have come across this already but there was a documentary on the construction of Hong Kong and I remember there was an interesting section on the design of the roof and how it reacts to high wind. Sorry it was a while ago when I saw it and cannot remember the name but was probably on Discove...

Jump to post
by novak500
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR vs JFK vs LGA
Replies: 8
Views: 3853

Re: EWR vs JFK vs LGA

As a leisure traveler from YYZ, I'm 50/50 on EWR or LGA. Both have good access to mid-town Manhattan via NJ Transit or a cab from LGA.

Jump to post
by novak500
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 9185

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

I can only comment on #2 and #4. I'm not a big fan of the 319's as I found the legroom extremely tight and the flight uncomfortable so I avoid them if I can (I'm 5'11) . The 767's were fine. I enjoyed the 2-3-2 seating and the legroom was reasonable. If you don't download the app, there were tablets...

Jump to post

Go to advanced search