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by ghYHZ
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: DL DTW Hub and Canada Overflight Fees

Just about any Canadian domestic flight between the Maritimes and central Canada will be in US airspace for about 200 miles across Maine and that’s a lot of flights each day from Halifax, Moncton, Charlottetown, Saint John, Fredericton, Sydney…..to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa etc. https://flightawa...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gander International
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Gander International

CNN Travel: Gander International https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/gander-international-airport-canada/index.html An interesting article on an airport that once served most of the major airlines crossing the Atlantic. TWA, Pan Am, BOAC, El Al, Air France, Alitalia, Sabena, SAS, Swissair, TCA etc. w...

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by ghYHZ
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Porter for the View…..and Convenience too!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Porter for the View…..and Convenience too!!

A buddy said ‘come on up for a Jay’s Game’. I could fly Air Canada or Westjet from YHZ Halifax Stanfield to YYZ Toronto Pearson but I was heading downtown so my best option was Porter Airlines to YTZ Billy Bishop/Toronto City Airport and the convenience of just walking from the airport to the condo ...

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by ghYHZ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4195

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Surprised they haven't started YYG....at least seasonal. Prince Edward Island is a popular summer tourist destination.

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by ghYHZ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 Years Since First Transatlantic Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: 100 Years Since First Transatlantic Flight

14th June marks 100 years since the first non stop transatlantic flight took place, Alcock and Brown, WW1 RFC/RAF veterans, flew a modified Vickers Vimy bomber from Newfoundland to Ireland, in just under 16 hours. And up until last year…..WestJet went nonstop from St. John’s to Dublin on a ‘737 and...

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by ghYHZ
Wed May 08, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Postcard Memories! (with scans)
Replies: 0
Views: 1802

Postcard Memories! (with scans)

I came across a box of postcards that brought back memories of a time as a kid I would write to airlines asking for pictures and brochures. Nordair…flew from Montreal to Frobisher Bay YFB (now Iqaluit, Nunavut) and into Canada’s high Artic regions. They sent me this postcard and on the back noted ‘u...

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by ghYHZ
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8187

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Growing up in Gander, Newfoundland……seeing IL-62’s and other Soviet aircraft from Aeroflot, Interflug (East Germany) CSA-Czechoslovak and Cubana was a daily occurrence. They were in for fuel on their way to and from Cuba. During the stopover…..passengers were allowed into the terminal and many got t...

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by ghYHZ
Sat May 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4009

A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

Caught this group of former UA Express Dash-8-300s at the Cougar Helicopter facility at YHZ (Halifax) A check of one registration: N838CA shows the owner as Wells Fargo Trust-Trustee, Salt Lake City. Who was the original operator? They’ve been here for awhile….wonder what their future is? https://li...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15204

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

AC has always been the dominant player between YHZ and BOS.....and now several new options for YHZ travellers this summer with UA upgaugeing to Mainline to EWR plus adding ORD ....and AA back with PHL and LGA. DL continues the summertime service to LGA

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by ghYHZ
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14552

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

As for Cuba I have been 4 times and love it. Much nicer compared to Cancun and Dom Rep. The cultural highlights in Cuba allow you to have some chill out time on the wonderful beaches but also to learn something about the country and tour around a bit. In the DR, Cancun or Jamaica..…you just don’t w...

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by ghYHZ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14552

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

What does Varadero have that Cancun or Punta Cana don’t? It's more like the other way around. What does Varadero NOT HAVE that Cancun and Punta Cana DOES? Air conditioning. I’ve spoken to Americans who’s image of a Cuban Resort is a bare light bulb hanging on a wire from the ceiling! …..but they ar...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14552

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Air Transat used to fly their A310s from YYT to Varadaro and Puerto Plata. Newfoundlanders LOVE all inclusive Caribbean vacations! A poster at Gander Newfoundland for Sunwing flights to Cuba (and reminiscent of a time when Aeroflot, Interflug, CSA and Cubana all stopped in Gander to refuel on their...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14552

Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I was just checking on my sister’s flight returning from Varadero to Halifax later today and amazed at the number of departures to Canada today: 18….and not all to the big cities of Toronto and Montreal but nonstop to smaller cities like Moncton, Windsor and Kelowna. In the same period there’s two f...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)
Replies: 3
Views: 3291

An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)

March 31….another year was ending in VIA Rail Canada’s ‘Preference’ Program and I needed a few more miles/points ($’s spent) to retain status….and that would be easy!...... just take a quick trip on VIA Rail’s ‘Ocean’ Sleeping Car Train…covering 840 miles overnight from Halifax to Montreal. I droppe...

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by ghYHZ
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ilyushin Il-62 range
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: Ilyushin Il-62 range

They used to be a regular at Gander: Aeroflot, Interflug, CSA and Cubana in for fuel between the Eastern Bloc and Havana

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by ghYHZ
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7540

Re: 9-11 shutdown

How did GA aircraft on CTAFs get escorted down? Was the announcement made on all frequencies? I can't imagine there was enough fuel for all the jets parked at Gander to get back to their destination, assuming they had to burn down to MLW before landing. Gander has always been known a TATL diversion...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7540

Re: 9-11 shutdown

EstherLouise wrote:
About a week. Gander and Halifax runways served as parking lots for widebody aircraft and the citizens of those towns took displaced passengers into their own homes temporarily.


Check out the Broadway Musical "Come From Away".......or Google Gander 9-11

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by ghYHZ
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas

It still feels terribly impractical compared to driving, even if one hates dealing with traffic. Then you've never driven the 400! The family has probably moved to the cottage for the summer and Dad is commuting to the city during the week. Mom, kids and dog can do the airport pickup or drop off wi...

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by ghYHZ
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airports with TATL service
Replies: 27
Views: 2470

Re: Smallest airports with TATL service

This is a stretch on several accounts, but what about Saint-Pierre in Canada (LFVP)? Sure it's technically a domestic flight inside France, and it's only seasonal, but it's a scheduled flight that does cross the Atlantic. Air Saint-Pierre goes from the island to CDG. Can't do numbers that high cons...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20075

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

Not Air Canada…but WestJet TATL Max8s out of Halifax.

WestJet's plans were for 4 daily flights this summer out of Halifax to Paris, Gatwick, Dublin and Glasgow. Believe they would have all been on Max8s. Possibly a 737-7 could handle DUB also LGW and GLA

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by ghYHZ
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX and Passenger stranded
Replies: 18
Views: 5665

Re: B737MAX and Passenger stranded

Sunwing has grounded their Max8s. A coworker flew to Montego Bay from Halifax last Sunday…so for now they’re ‘Stranded’ but it looks like Sunwing will realign schedules with their other aircraft. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/air-canada-boeing-737-max-8-uk-airspace-halifax-london-1.5052...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714148

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Air Canada's North America Max8 flights are still in the air....but they've had to cancel tonight's flights from Halifax and St John's to Heathrow. Passengers now have to take a long backhaul via YUL YOW or YYZ

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by ghYHZ
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9990

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Just about every flight between the Maritime Provinces and central Canada…. YHZ, YQM, YYG etc to YUL, YOW, YYZ is in US airspace for about 200 miles across Maine and depending on the route…may also be over northern NY, VT & NH so I guess it’s possible a mechanical or medical emergency could brin...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9990

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

What happens if during the diversion, someone has a medical issue that requires being transported to a hospital? Simple, a Customs officer will usually remain with the passenger during the visit to the hospital. I have seen diversions if planes going to west coast US from Europe or east coast US fr...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 9990

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Everyone is talking about technical or medical diversions but what about if the airspace is closed? You can't just leave them in an airport lounge for days. What happened on 9/11? there must have been domestic flights that got diverted elsewhere. (Even though I was a tourist in Boston at the time) ...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax
Replies: 9
Views: 5178

Air Canada 614 off the runway at Halifax

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.5042893
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Air Canada 614,,,a '767 arriving from Toronto slid of the runway at Halifax this evening. No reported injuries.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.5042893

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by ghYHZ
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8979

Re: Unusual airline sightings

For several years before TATL narrow body twins became common…..the sight of a little Air Canada A319 just in from St. John’s YYT…parked in among AC’s ‘767s and ‘777s at Heathrow had people wondering how did that get here?

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by ghYHZ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual airline sightings
Replies: 80
Views: 8979

Re: Unusual airline sightings

Gander in rural Newfoundland: Just about anything crossing the Atlantic could drop-in including an A380

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by ghYHZ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airports with TATL service
Replies: 27
Views: 2470

Re: Smallest airports with TATL service

www.airsaintpierre.com
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The flight is on an ASL Airlines '737

www.airsaintpierre.com

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by ghYHZ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airports with TATL service
Replies: 27
Views: 2470

Re: Smallest airports with TATL service

Halifax YHZ...pop 400,000 and 4 million pass/year has year round service to LHR on AC. In summer there's also KEF on Icelandair, FRA on Condor and CDG, DUB, LGW and GLA on WestJet.

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by ghYHZ
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 4370

Re: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline

Noise wrote:
Is UA back in YYT yet?


Probably not before the oil/offshore improves.

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by ghYHZ
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United up gauges Halifax to Mainline
Replies: 13
Views: 4370

United up gauges Halifax to Mainline

This summer 2 of 3 EWR-YHZ flights will be up gauged to a mainline 320 and A319. The third flight remains an ERJ145. Wonder if the mainline aircraft will also cover the recently announced YHZ-ORD service? At one time they did operate EWR-YHZ-ORD with an E175.....although no thru passengers were carr...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19
Replies: 94
Views: 19439

Re: UA 179 diversion to Goose Bay 1/19

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Some Info on Goose Bay YYR.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1406883

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by ghYHZ
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Preclearance at YTZ Billy Bishop Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Re: US Preclearance at YTZ Billy Bishop Airport

I don't think AA makes all that much money on its LGA-YYZ flights. A code share with PD from LGA to YTZ might be a good move. At one time American Airlines was a major carrier between Toronto and New York and the first informal preclearance arrangements between the United States and Canada began at...

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by ghYHZ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

For Toronto YYZ…I would say Why-Why-Zed (as in 'Ed'...not Zee) and for Halifax YHZ: Why-Aitch-Zed

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by ghYHZ
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay is never called CP. Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Cathay is never called CP. Why?

CP Canadian Pacific flew to Hong Kong and also Tokyo beginning in the 1940s....and before that...Canadian Pacific Ocean Liners (same company) sailed across the Pacific to Asia.

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by ghYHZ
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Border Hedge
Replies: 2
Views: 571

The Border Hedge

https://outabouter.com/2017/01/18/conce ... -s-border/
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Being the peaceful nation that we are…..Canada is planting a Hedge along our 6,400 KM Border with the United States.

https://outabouter.com/2017/01/18/conce ... -s-border/

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by ghYHZ
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 162424

Re: United Adds 7 new Chicago Routes

UA served YHZ for a few years and I believe it was year round even. Yes…they flew ORD-YHZ daily year round for a couple of years. For a time it operated in conjunction with the EWR route. The aircraft would arrive YHZ from EWR then continue onto ORD…but I don’t believe any through ticketing or pass...

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by ghYHZ
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the Christmas spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: Air Canada and the Christmas spirit

http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/alcock.htm

A fine artist and a nice gesture by Air Canada.
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Did anyone else note that Reid’s last name is Alcock? Not saying he is related…..but certainly a name in Newfoundland aviation history!

http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/alcock.htm

A fine artist and a nice gesture by Air Canada.

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by ghYHZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 4487

Re: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

Great report. I enjoy traveling by train now and again Thanks! Porter Airlines was an option from downtown Toronto and also within walking distance of the Royal York Hotel (2 km). But the hassle-free walk across the street to the station then out to the train…..no security, no lineups. A nice meal ...

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by ghYHZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 4487

Re: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1409213
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D1n0 wrote:
Erm.....is this the right forum?.....try trainspotting.com.anorak


Yup....it is! See the Mods reply here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1409213

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by ghYHZ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)
Replies: 11
Views: 4487

VIA Business Class (Rail Trip Report with Photos)

Time for a trip from Toronto to Ottawa on VIA Rail Canada. I had a VIA Preference Coupon (their ‘Frequant Flyer’ program) offering a Business Class up-grade at a very reasonable cost. Business Class is available on just about every train running in the Quebec-Ontario Corridor and is quite popular wi...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Seasonal Daily YHZ-DUB...and DON'T Announce the Dropping of YYT-DUB
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: WestJet Announce Seasonal Daily YHZ-DUB...and DON'T Announce the Dropping of YYT-DUB

And it doesn’t help that Newfoundland’s economy is in the hole and tourism has dropped super low. There probably isn’t enough O&D to support the connecting passengers. Newfoundland has a lot to learn from Iceland. It has the potential to be a tourist destination and transit point. Yes, it doesn...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Trip Reports....Aviation Only??
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Trip Reports....Aviation Only??

I have a couple of recent Trip Reports but they are via Train and Ship. Are they permitted or aviation related topics only? Thanks

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by ghYHZ
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Seasonal Daily YHZ-DUB...and DON'T Announce the Dropping of YYT-DUB
Replies: 20
Views: 4433

Re: WestJet Announce Seasonal Daily YHZ-DUB...and DON'T Announce the Dropping of YYT-DUB

At least there is still year 'round YYT-LHR flights on an Air Canada Max8
(reduced frequency in winter)

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by ghYHZ
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6072

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

YYT is a small airport with 24hr operations. AC has multiple flights that arrive after midnight including flights from YYZ that up until this winter schedule arrived at 0200 and 0330 respectively. WS also has a couple of flights that arrive around or just after midnight. The first departure is an A...

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by ghYHZ
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6072

Re: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops

YHZ is a good example. Depending on time of year AC626 arrives from YYZ around 2am and then re departs at 5am. Passengers showing up as early as 3. Also with some cargo in between. FedEx and Cargojet. US Customs (CBP) opens in Halifax around 4:30am for the United flight to EWR at 6am. And during th...

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by ghYHZ
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18236

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Yesterday afternoon at YHZ…..she’ll probably be gone by today. Just glad I didn't pass by when they were cutting into the classic lines of that nose section.

Image20181118_123259 by ghYHZ, on Flickr

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by ghYHZ
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 18236

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

This makes me wonder...how would they go about removing the aircraft? Do they break it up where it is now and truck it out piece by piece? How long would that normally take? Is the aircraft still there? I am not familiar with YHZ - can they use the other runway or is the airport more or less out of...

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