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by ghYHZ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French routes news thread
Replies: 334
Views: 61113

Re: French routes news thread

I see the Air Saint-Pierre transatlantic flight between Saint-Pierre FSP and CDG is operating again this summer using an ASL '737. This along with 2 ATR flights a week to Montreal are the island's only links during Covid. Other flights to Halifax, Îles-de-la-Madeleine and St. John's are cancelled as...

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by ghYHZ
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6161

Re: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

Just about everything between the Maritimes: Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton etc and Central Canada: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto etc will be in US airspace for about 200 miles across Maine.....and all I ever use is my Driver's License as ID...... but I could end-up at BGR in an emergency (it has happene...

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by ghYHZ
Mon May 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4215

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

The deceased has been identified as Capt. Jennifer Casey, public relations officer for the Snowbirds. May she rest in peace. She was from Halifax and just adds to the tragedies here or with connections to the province of Nova Scotia over the past month including the 6 lost in the CH-148 Cyclone cra...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 83
Views: 7082

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Air Canada had a MAX8 that took about 5 hours across the pond from St. John's, Newfoundland to Heathrow. Now those passengers have to back haul 3 1/2 hours west to Toronto..... and including the connecting time in YYZ....are then again passing over St. John's 7 hours later on their way to LHR....now...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson
Replies: 29
Views: 5765

Re: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson

Here's a T2 Guide Map from the '90s.....

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by ghYHZ
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson
Replies: 29
Views: 5765

Re: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson

Hard to believe with the number of airlines now (or until recently!) at Pearson.....but the first international carrier was BOAC (British Airways) in 1960. The other majors didn't arrive until the '70s: Alitalia in '72, Lufthansa '73, KLM '74, Swissair '75 and Air France in '76. Transborder: America...

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by ghYHZ
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson
Replies: 29
Views: 5765

Re: IMAGES: 1960S scheme to rebuild Toronto Pearson

From the Terminal 1 Guide......

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by ghYHZ
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat repatriation flights
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Air Transat repatriation flights

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
ghYHZ wrote:
Crew change and fuel in Halifax. Crew can do a round trip YHZ-Europe-YHZ without going over duty time and a layover required...... but can't from YUL.

Indeed, but contrary to them AC flew non-stop from Europe or Morroco to YUL.


Did the same AC crew do the round-trip from YUL?

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by ghYHZ
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat repatriation flights
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Air Transat repatriation flights

Crew change and fuel in Halifax. Crew can do a round trip YHZ-Europe-YHZ without going over duty time and a layover required...... but can't from YUL.

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by ghYHZ
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat
Replies: 27
Views: 5537

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

Has Air Canada always had a presence at Lethbridge? It was on the original Transcontinental route back in the late 1930s.

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by ghYHZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22074

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

Hopefully AC will find a solution for the YHZ-LHR route as this is heading into the 2nd summer.....a year 'round route they've had since 1960 (originally with a Super Constellation!) Although WestJet has cancelled CDG on the Max.....they will be able to maintain seasonal service between YHZ and GLA,...

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by ghYHZ
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age
Replies: 23
Views: 3900

Re: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age

Certainly not to take anything away from the excellent Airport History site......but if you click on this link..... then on the link on the left it will take you to an article in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Journal for December 1960 with additional photos and floor plans for the new ...

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by ghYHZ
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age
Replies: 23
Views: 3900

Re: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age

Fascinating...….Thank-you!

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by ghYHZ
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer schedule 2020 WestJet
Replies: 14
Views: 2312

Re: Summer schedule 2020 WestJet

A transcon red eye for Charlottetown from Calgary! Golfing by 9!

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by ghYHZ
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211043

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I've been following the progress of HiFly HFM322...the Canadian charter from Wuhan and it has just arrived in Trenton ON (100 miles east of Toronto). It landed first in Vancouver and I note it's route east was entirely in Canadian airspace. I realize a lot of factors come into play but I wonder if t...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2094

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Canadian Pacific (CP Air) Halifax-Amsterdam-Halifax (shown here at Halifax back in the '80s)


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And also on Air Canada from Toronto to Vancouver in the early '90s.

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by ghYHZ
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY 777 Diversion Halifax
Replies: 16
Views: 4528

Re: LY 777 Diversion Halifax

entdoc wrote:
I guess better Halifax than Goose Bay.....


Yup.....a city of 450,000 vs: 9,000 in Goose Bay....so lots to entertain passengers on a long layover!

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by ghYHZ
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Enters Canada With MSP-YVR
Replies: 26
Views: 3712

Re: Sun Country Enters Canada With MSP-YVR

Not scheduled service to Canada .....but Sun Country did a regular tech stop a few years ago in Gander YQX on their route from MSP to London.

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by ghYHZ
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Halifax, NS gets 2 Charter flights From China in 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: Halifax, NS gets 2 Charter flights From China in 2020

YYT-LHR was done on an A319.....now on a Max which is also suspended along with the YHZ-LHR route.

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by ghYHZ
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Halifax, NS gets 2 Charter flights From China in 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3621

Re: Halifax, NS gets 2 Charter flights From China in 2020

Too bad they couldn't do it as a combi as Chinese and Korean Cargo Airlines are already flying to Halifax on a regular basis

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by ghYHZ
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ
Replies: 43
Views: 7312

Re: Condor Adds FRA-YEG, MUC-SEA/YHZ

Condor did Munich-Halifax a couple of years ago. Nice to see it back along with the Frankfurt flights.

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by ghYHZ
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11490

Re: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)

You should do the Newfoundland T'Railway next time you go--passes through several abandoned villages. Also, are you from Pt. Hawkesbury? You mentioned a 2-hour drive time to Sydney, which is strange from Halifax. Cheers, and great report! Thanks.....from Antigonish. Just a 2 hour drive. A couple of...

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by ghYHZ
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 33
Views: 7697

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

Ahhh…. memories of Prestwick! It was my first trip across the pond. Air Canada’s L-1011 from Halifax and Heathrow operated via Prestwick in those days and we had just landed after crossing in a little over 4 hrs: AC860 L-1011, Feb 6, 1989 Push-back Gate 18 at Halifax: 22:32 AT (Atlantic Time) Wheels...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines Boeing 737 ELR?
Replies: 18
Views: 3989

Re: Canadian Airlines Boeing 737 ELR?

CP Air ‘Attaché’ Seating Plan from an April 1985 Timetable

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by ghYHZ
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC125 Diversion to SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4882

Re: AC125 Diversion to SEA

…..but I still boarded with just my Driver’s License as ID. They weren’t looking for a Passport ‘just in case’ we ended up in the US! So I imagine with the long standing relationship between the US and Canada agreements are already in place for just such diversions as they could happen to citizens ...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC125 Diversion to SEA
Replies: 20
Views: 4882

Re: AC125 Diversion to SEA

....... What happened to all of the passengers? Surely not everyone had their passport on them, since this was supposed to be a domestic Canadian flight...... On a flight between Halifax and Toronto last year we were in US airspace from the New Brunswick-Maine border to Buffalo due to thunderstorms...

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by ghYHZ
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11490

Re: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed (as much as I enjoyed the trip!)

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by ghYHZ
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11490

Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)

In early September I had meetings at our office in Corner Brook, Newfoundland…and also wanting a little vacation time touring the Island….. I headed out for the two hour drive to North Sydney, Nova Scotia and an overnight ferry crossing on Marine Atlantic’s MV ‘Highlanders: https://live.staticflickr...

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by ghYHZ
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An Old Pan Am Terminal Building - Found
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: An Old Pan Am Terminal Building - Found

A small town or city could quickly find itself being the center of the universe, flights to everywhere you could ever want. Or even just a vital stop along the way, a welcome safe haven for the crew and passengers. And that’s just what Gander was (40 miles east of Botwood).......and to an extent, s...

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by ghYHZ
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: An Old Pan Am Terminal Building - Found
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

An Old Pan Am Terminal Building - Found

On a trip to Newfoundland last week….I ventured out to the coast and the small town of Botwood that played a major role in the development of transatlantic commercial air service. https://goo.gl/maps/na14L4AKztjC11Hj9 Here’s the original Terminal Building used by Pan Am in the late 1930’s through th...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 101st Airborne Div. Gander Memorial
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

101st Airborne Div. Gander Memorial

While attending the 9/11 Memorial Services in Gander, Newfoundland** a week ago….. I again visited the Silent Witness Memorial honouring those of the 101st Airborne Div. of Ft. Campbell Ky killed in the Arrow Air crash in Gander on Dec 12, 1985, taking the lives of 248 passengers and 8 crew. (** Gan...

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by ghYHZ
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24402

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Canada is ahead when they don't bow down to France and the French. If you like the French so much, become France 2.0 and drop everything Canadian/Canada name. You are so far out of touch, This has nothing to do with France! That's like saying the US would bow down to England because they speak Engl...

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by ghYHZ
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24402

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

The Province of New Brunswick is officially Bi-lingual with a large French speaking population......but they are Acadians. (same ancestry as Louisiana's Cajuns) Dieppe NB, a suburb of Moncton and the location of YQM is largely French speaking but nearly everyone is bi-lingual. Go into the Champlain ...

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by ghYHZ
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian lobster to China
Replies: 15
Views: 5115

Re: Canadian lobster to China

Here’s Korean Air at Halifax getting a belly fully of Lobster!

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by ghYHZ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 7661

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

Halifax YHZ has an ALT Hotel connected by pedway. Good views from the higher floors.

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by ghYHZ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Re: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre

I am seeing that the cheapest published R/T fare is at EUR 1,021.09 and I know that AF offers subsidized fares to CDG via YUL that could be in strong competition Last summer there was also an easy connection to Paris from St. Pierre via Halifax on Westjet. It was scheduled again for this year but w...

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by ghYHZ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

CDG Transatlantic (ASL ‘737-7) to St. Pierre

Air St. Pierre in collaboration with ASL Airlines is again offering a nonstop 737-7 TATL flight between Paris and St. Pierre. This is the second year the flight’s been offered and on an extended schedule this year: weekly from June to September. http://airsaintpierre.com/en/paris/ And it’s quite a t...

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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: 2297

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: 967

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: 2888

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: 4808

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: 501

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: 2404

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: 8886

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: 4219

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: 15700

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: 15518

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: 15518

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: 15518

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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