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by AC853
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid19 and airlines pricing model
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Re: Covid19 and airlines pricing model

Very interesting video on revenue management. I think he’s correct in his assumptions.

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by AC853
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 52
Views: 5827

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Scanorama wrote:
A320-100, only 21 built, all delivered to Air Inter, later acquired by Air France.

British Caledonian had 1 delivered before the merger with British Airways and BA took another 4.

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by AC853
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 554
Views: 64025

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Just to add to the question, do any 738s have the schimitar winglets? I know the 739s have them but I don’t think I’ve seen any on a 738. How many other airlines have retrofitted scimitars onto NG 737’s? Only ones I know of personally are TUI UK. I believe Westjet changed their entire -800 to Scimi...

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by AC853
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10450

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

Thank you. I had heard of some engine issues but I did not know about the directive.

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by AC853
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10450

Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

I was just wondering why all of Air Canada’s A220s are currently flying below 30,000 ft on FR24?

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by AC853
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 34737

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

My favourite aircraft by far. Flown on -200 within Canada and -300 many times to Hawaii and London. Preferred mainline 767’s. I was disappointed with the Rouged 767s.

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by AC853
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3948

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

Some airports have international terminals as does Calgary and Vancouver and airports in Eastern Canada. Edmonton only as a US pre-clearance customs and immigration separated from other departures. Overseas flight depart from the same terminal as domestic flights. Passports are checked for validity ...

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by AC853
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14458

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

smi0006 wrote:
Was 2-5-2 ever adopted outside the US?

Air Canada and Canadian Airlines did on their L1011’s and DC10’s respectfully. I also believe Wardair had this on their DC10s.

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by AC853
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse
Replies: 45
Views: 11199

Re: Status of former Flybe planes after collapse

Air Canada Jazz should take some to replace their horrible 100-300’s

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by AC853
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 834
Views: 125212

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

What is going to happen to there aircraft, the Q400, there is going to be a lot of them released onto the market, doubt they can be absorbed quickly. I think the embraces will probably go to US market mainly and other places here and there that shouldn’t be too hard, the Q400 is the difficulty, tho...

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by AC853
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 130
Views: 29569

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

Air Canada now shows the new A330 configuration on their website, as Layout 3 https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/onboard/fleet.html I wonder why Air Canada has to reduce the number of washrooms in economy? Not only is it unpleasant waiting for a washroom but the poor passengers sitting by...

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by AC853
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?
Replies: 21
Views: 7284

Why do some airlines fly both Boeing 787 and Airbus A350?

This may have been discussed before but I am curious to know why some airlines, notably British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian fly both the B787 and A350. With the different variants available they now seem to be similar in size and range. It would seem more economical to fly one type.

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by AC853
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Dream Flight is on its way.
Replies: 5
Views: 3624

Re: BA Dream Flight is on its way.

This is great for kids. Is there a reason why the aircraft only flew at 28,000 feet?

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by AC853
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 831
Views: 138653

Re: The WestJet Thread

Curious to know if Westjet has painted any of their fleet in the new livery other than the new build 737 Max and 787 aircraft.

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by AC853
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5487

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

Just flew from HNL to YEG via YVR yesterday. While the cabin on the 737 Max (HNL-YVR) looks much more spacious and the IFE is great, the seats were not as comfortable as the seats on the A319 (YVR-YEG). I agree with another comment about the cabin lights on the Airbus fleet. Our outbound A319 had br...

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by AC853
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair 737-400 seating capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: Flair 737-400 seating capacity

[quote="vhqpa"]The -400 is also 3 metres shorter than a -800 so there is less space in the cabin.

Thanks. I always thought the 734 and 738 were the same size. Is the 733 the same size as the 737?

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by AC853
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair 737-400 seating capacity
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Flair 737-400 seating capacity

Is there a reason why Flair Air has not put 189 seats in their Boeing 737-400 fleet to increase their yields? I believe a 734 can accommodate the same number of seats as a 738 used by Swoop.

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by AC853
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 767 C-FWAD in San Antonio since October 30
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Westjet 767 C-FWAD in San Antonio since October 30

Does anyone know why Westjet’s Boeing 767 C-FWAD has been in San Antonio for the past 5 weeks? Could it be a D check or retirement?

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by AC853
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35610

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

I think WestJet needs to join an alliance as it becomes a long haul carrier. Could this announcement include them too?

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by AC853
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 14041

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Not what a national carrier should be portraying. Should have been painted a longtime ago.

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by AC853
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5749

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

This happened to us a on a Thomas Cook B757 operating for WestJet OGG-YEG a few years ago. I thought this was because of the cold winter we were coming back to from a very warm and humid Hawaii.

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by AC853
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 3107

Re: Best TATL premium products?

From what I’ve seen and read (but unfortunately not experienced), I would say Air Canada’s premium product is very good.

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by AC853
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 11876

Has WestJet lost its way?

WestJet started out as a scrappy 3 aircraft airline flying to a few cities in Western Canada. Its formula was simple. Fly a low cost airline that would bring travel to the masses at prices people could afford. It has grown into a well respected airline, especially in Canada. Their model was based on...

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by AC853
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit
Replies: 12
Views: 4394

What is located at front of the Bombardier Q400 cabin between the washroom and exit

We flew on a WestJet Encore Q400 yesterday and noticed as you enter that there is a large walled off area between the washroom and where the seats start. Does anyone know what is behind this area?

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by AC853
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 7196

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Bristol Freighter. In the back with 3 cars up front. Lydd to Le Touquet circ 1960’s

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by AC853
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A330-300 PH-AKA stuck in YYC
Replies: 5
Views: 4611

Re: KLM A330-300 PH-AKA stuck in YYC

Thanks. It just left Calgary on its way to Amsterdam.

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by AC853
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A330-300 PH-AKA stuck in YYC
Replies: 5
Views: 4611

KLM A330-300 PH-AKA stuck in YYC

Does anyone why KLM A330-300 PH-AKA is in Calgary. It came in a couple of days ago from Amsterdam and its return flight was cancelled. According to FR24 it’s still there. Thanks

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by AC853
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”
Replies: 48
Views: 6229

Re: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”

What happened to the link? All reference has been removed. Even WestJet site has nothing. I wonder if this news went out too early.

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by AC853
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet uses 737Max on Alberta to Hawaii
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

WestJet uses 737Max on Alberta to Hawaii

I noticed WestJet WS1884 (YEG-OGG) and WS1851 (OGG-YYC) today are operated by a B737 Max instead of the normal B763. As the seasonal service is coming to a close are they using the 737 with less less passengers or does it actually have the range to fly non-stop with a full load? Next season WestJet ...

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by AC853
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 23249

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

I was really hoping Rouge would have been a failed experiment but unfortunately, it looks like Rouge is here to stay. If I may ask, why is that? What is wrong with Rouge? The main issue is the uncomfortable seats. Reduced seat pitch is expected on a low cost carrier but why does the seat itself hav...

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by AC853
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge 767 stuck in HNL
Replies: 4
Views: 2227

Re: Air Canada Rouge 767 stuck in HNL

Thanks for this info. The aircraft is now back in YYZ and scheduled for flights tomorrow so I they fixed it.

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by AC853
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge 767 stuck in HNL
Replies: 4
Views: 2227

Air Canada Rouge 767 stuck in HNL

Any idea why an Air Canada Rouge 767 C-FIYE is outside the United Airlines Hanger at HNL? It came in Friday night with its return flight to YVR was cancelled.

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by AC853
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?
Replies: 35
Views: 6429

Re: Future of Bombardier Commercial Aerospace?

Don’t count them out so soon. This whole thing is about Trump’s America first campaign. I believe these tariffs will be shown to be “protectionism” gone too far and Delta and hopefully other US carriers will be flying these aircraft. This is no different than when Airbus started up with huge governm...

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by AC853
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6161

Re: Seeking Feedback for Proposed Rule Changes

Can you please breakup large posts into parts like you used to. An example of this is the Boeing complaint Bombardier with over 900 posts. Once the ruling came out why not start a new thread. Go back to part1 2 etc. Thanks

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by AC853
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 5834

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

BAC1-11 500 Summer 1969 BEA from LHR to AMS

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by AC853
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL
Replies: 59
Views: 11752

Re: Air Canada announces YVR-ZRH/YVR-CDG and additional capacity to LHR/DEL/MEL

Great news although the AC 787 Y class is really infamous. It is a fixture on the YVR to YYZ route and it's unbearable on such a medium haul flight. Can't imagine doing 10 hours in agony. Although I'm sure it will help the bottom line. ZRH will offer plent of connections to southern/Eastern Europe ...

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by AC853
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 7141

Re: Swiss Avrojet tribute video

Fantastic tribute to a great plane and a superbly creative messaging. Well done Swiss.

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by AC853
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update thread
Replies: 120
Views: 29537

Air Canada new livery update thread

On the mainline fleet, I have only seen the new livery on B787 and A321. Does anyone know whether the A333 will be painted? Given impending retirement of the 767 fleet I wonder if they will get the new livery. Interestly, I have not seen any pictures of the new livery on 319 and 320 aircraft either.

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by AC853
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 4969

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

Air Canada uses containers on all their A320 family aircraft.. I guess they will be changing their process when they switch to the 737 Max.

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by AC853
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 1699

Re: Past and present no-frills low fares long-haul airlines?

Just a correction it was "Laker Airways Skytrain"

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by AC853
Tue May 02, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 98
Views: 23332

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

This is great news. The 787 is the prefect choice. I hope this brings more direct options to Europe from western Canada. I wonder how this may affect Air Transat or are they already so well established in Europe?

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by AC853
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does "MoM" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: What does "MoM" mean?

Thanks for your responses.

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by AC853
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does "MoM" mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

What does "MoM" mean?

I often see the term "mom" used but I really have no idea what it actually means. Can someone help me out please?

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by AC853
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celeberties in Airline ads/marketing
Replies: 17
Views: 2010

Re: Celeberties in Airline ads/marketing

I believe Celine Dion was part of the new Air Canada livery launch around 2005

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by AC853
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing seat just aft of wings on A380
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Re: Missing seat just aft of wings on A380

Thanks

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by AC853
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing seat just aft of wings on A380
Replies: 4
Views: 3169

Missing seat just aft of wings on A380

Does anyone know why there is a missing centre isle seat just aft of the wings on the A380?

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by AC853
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 10323

Re: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?

Westjet used W on YYC-LGW-YEG-LGW-YYC last summer. I believe they also used the same routing for YWG. They may have used YYZ as well for these routes as well.

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by AC853
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to replace A310 with A321neo LR (rumor)
Replies: 49
Views: 18807

Re: Air Transat to replace A310 with A321neo LR (rumor)

With 220+ seats, I think you would be looking at a 29" seat pitch which would be brutal on a long haul flight. I have been on an Air Canada Rouge A319 with 29" pitch and it was awfully tight.

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by AC853
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to replace A310 with A321neo LR (rumor)
Replies: 49
Views: 18807

Re: Air Transat to replace A310 with A321neo LR (rumor)

With 220+ seats, I think you would be looking at a 29" seat pitch which would be brutal on a long haul flight. I have been on an Air Canada Rouge A319 with 29" pitch and it was awfully tight.

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by AC853
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 14391

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

Much better. Thanks for listening to our less than complementary comments on the new site.

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