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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Surprised they haven't started YYG....at least seasonal. Prince Edward Island is a popular summer tourist destination.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 LGAJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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 YYZJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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) ...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/
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...Jump to post
Did anyone else note that Reid’s last name is Alcock? Not saying he is related…..but certainly a name in Newfoundland aviation history!
A fine artist and a nice gesture by Air Canada.
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 ...Jump to post
D1n0 wrote:Erm.....is this the right forum?.....try trainspotting.com.anorak
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
At least there is still year 'round YYT-LHR flights on an Air Canada Max8
(reduced frequency in winter)
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post