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by AC_B777
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

We had wind and light rain here in YYT last night, but it certainly wasn't outside crosswind limits. The wind was from a SSW direction 38km/h gusting to 59, which favored runway 29 with about a 20 degree crosswind, again, nothing major, certainly nothing a properly trained Canadian pilot couldn't h...

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by AC_B777
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

METARs for that time show a different story. 66 degree crosswind for Rwy 29 and gusts to 31-32kts with rain. I hope you realize that different operators may have different limits for the same aircraft type let alone different types like in your anecdote. Should this crew have busted the recommended ...

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by AC_B777
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2371

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

We had wind and light rain here in YYT last night, but it certainly wasn't outside crosswind limits. The wind was from a SSW direction 38km/h gusting to 59, which favored runway 29 with about a 20 degree crosswind, again, nothing major, certainly nothing a properly trained Canadian pilot couldn't ha...

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by AC_B777
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?
Replies: 18
Views: 3124

Re: CargoJet - How are they doing during the Pandemic?

I can't speak for other routes, but here in YYT, we have seen between 2 & 3 B763F turn flights a day. A big increase over the typical one flight per day.

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by AC_B777
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33965

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

The St. John's Airport Authority has given AC approval to park up to 16 a/c here in YYT. I haven't heard officially what a/c will be stored here or if there will be any at all. I was talking to one of our Aircraft techs yesterday and he told me there could be some A330's parked here, but it hadn't b...

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by AC_B777
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dash cam
Replies: 33
Views: 3248

Re: Dash cam

I've somehow been drawn to car crash videos on YouTube and there are many instances where the dash cam would actually exonerate a driver in a collision (many examples of insurance fraud, like backing into you and saying YOU crashed into them, or entering an intersection when the light is green to f...

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by AC_B777
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-32
Replies: 17
Views: 3606

Re: Boeing C-32

The only operator of the C-32 is the US Air Force (which operates 8 of them). So the UK can’t replace them with A332’s because they don’t even operate them. The US Air Force is looking for a replacement though, but this will definitely be a American built plane. The UK does not operate any C-32. No...

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by AC_B777
Thu May 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72662

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I hope AC keeps the A321NEO order and tops them up! I can see some kind of deal with Airbus to dump the A310's and the A332's for more 321N's.

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by AC_B777
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 8031

Re: 9-11 shutdown

Does anybody have a link to the pics of the planes parked on the runways? Here is a link to my FB page with pics of the 27 a/c that diverted to YYT on 9/11. All of these pictures were taken by me on Sept 12. I was on my days off on 9/11 and was watching the news of the attacks as they unfolded as w...

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by AC_B777
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the Christmas spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Air Canada and the Christmas spirit

Very nice thing for AC to do! Very proud that they did this. The boys mother and I have been friends for close to 25 years.

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by AC_B777
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped
Replies: 10
Views: 4514

Re: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped

I would suggest looking a little closer at the two pictures. Why don't we do a quick comparison before we suggest that the photog photoshopped his picture? If you look at N171UA, you will see the L1 door section has been completely cut out as with the other a/c (N182UA??), the L1 door is very much i...

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by AC_B777
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small airports with 24 hour commercial ops
Replies: 52
Views: 6479

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 AC...

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by AC_B777
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 125106

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

This is an excerpt from our internal employee news site from Oct 18: "To support our fleet plan and sustain our international growth, we decided to acquire four Airbus A330 aircraft, previously operating at TAP Portugal, to replace aircraft that we’re retiring: mainline Boeing 767s. The combina...

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by AC_B777
Fri May 25, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Replacement(s) for A319/320s?
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Air Canada - Why no A319/320s in new livery?

There is an A320 in the new livery. FIN239, one of the later build A320's was painted a few weeks back and is in service. I doubt we will see any A319's painted as most of these are going to be transferred over to Rouge or retired. There are other aviation sites that have pics of the new livery A320.

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by AC_B777
Thu May 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX
Replies: 47
Views: 10329

Re: Air Canada Delays Delivery Of 11 737 MAX

I've worked the ramp with AC for almost 20 years, and I have differing opinions on containerized vs non containerized a/c. The containerized A320/321 are great planes, and, as VonRichtofen stated above, the turn times are less because of it. However, those A32X containerized a/c are only great when ...

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by AC_B777
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23937

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

[/quote]IIRC, wasn't YYT-LHR seasonal anyway? I don't ever recall seeing AC A319s at LHR during the winter.[/quote] [/quote]As Dominion pointed out the A319 doesn't operate during the winter, the 763 that operates YHZ-LHR stops in YYT 2x week then continues on to LHR in the winter.[/quote] AC has op...

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by AC_B777
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23937

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

[/quote]The 319s on YYT-LHR ended last October. AC over the winter was pit stopping AC860/861 on the 763 2x week at YYT.[/quote] The A319's are back on this route as of last week. The MAX is slated to start the end of April, however, talking to some pilots, they have stated that the YYT-LHR MAX star...

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by AC_B777
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wingstrike at RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Re: Wingstrike at RDU

Interesting video of a recent crosswind landing at RDU resulting in a wing tip strike. Should the pilot have gone around? http://wncn.com/2018/03/02/caught-on-video-jet-makes-rough-landing-at-rdu-during-high-winds/ I've watched this video numerous times now, and I don't see any wingtip strike. The ...

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by AC_B777
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 6859

Re: Air Canada Reports Record Results For 2017

Nonetheless the remaining (8) get retired (2) in 2017, (5) in 2018 and (1) in 2019. It will be 2 in 2018, 3 in 2019 and the last 3 in 2020. FIN 683/C-FCAF was retired in 2017. Unfortunately, the info regarding FIN 683, C-FCAF is incorrect. FIN 683 was here in YYT last week flying AC860 YYT-LHR. And...

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by AC_B777
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Will BA tag my bags to AC ?

Yes, BA will tag your bags to your AC flight. AC has an interline agreement with BA and many other airlines that allows one airline to carry another's passengers and baggage. Your bags will be tagged all the way through to YVR, but whether or not you will have to claim them in LHR is something you'l...

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by AC_B777
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?
Replies: 18
Views: 9062

Re: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?

Hmm, I've worked FIN459 a few times since repaint, and I've never noticed this. I'm not a huge fan of the new livery, however, it is slowly growing on me, but one of the thing's I think would have made it look better would have been to swoop the mask down over the nose a little more...something like...

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by AC_B777
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?
Replies: 17
Views: 4672

Re: Is LHR-EDI the only route with 767-DHC-8 direct competing?

YHZ-YYT-YHZ has recently seen service by both the 763 and Q400. AC860 flies YHZ-YYT with the 763 and WS Encore does the same route arriving YYT shortly before AC.
Also, AC flies YYT-YHZ with 763 a/c while Porter leaves for the same route approx 20mins later.

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by AC_B777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8781

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

Air Canada flies multiple daily flights between YYZ-YUL using WB a/c such as the 77W, 77L, 333 and 763. In the past, they also flew the L1011, 741/742/744 and A340. These are known as RapidAir flights and are great for commuters/business people flying between YYZ and YUL. Once the aircraft is in eit...

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by AC_B777
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 6693

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Yes they have made tons of money, after decades of government bail outs. Remember the $922 million bailout not so long ago? Also just because you're making tons of money does that mean that you should treat your customers like crap? Divorced from reality much? YOWza Go on why don’t you educate me i...

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by AC_B777
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: Anti-icing or de-icing vehicles

"Elephant" is just model or brand name de-icing truck made by Vestergaard. There are many other kinds of de-icing vehicles as well. At AC where I work, we have de-icing trucks made by Global Ground Support. There are other manufacturers like Tempest, Scania, JBT Aerotech, ETC. As for the t...

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by AC_B777
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 6693

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Old video by a whiny YouTube "celebrity." Since this gem was uploaded AC has made literally billions of dollars in profit. Next. YOWza Yes they have made tons of money, after decades of government bail outs. Remember the $922 million bailout not so long ago? Also just because you're makin...

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by AC_B777
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow
Replies: 38
Views: 13592

Re: Air Canada 737 MAX to Heathrow

We have heard many rumors at work from various sources including many AC pilots that as we receive the bulk of the MAX fleet and once the airport terminal expansion is completed, that YYT will be a base for MAX operations. We have heard of possible destinations including LIS, BCN/MAD, DUB, routes to...

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by AC_B777
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 61
Views: 61314

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

Hi, a few have encountered this but it's been a while since I last heard of any issues. Does the image meet the size requirements? Email me the image and I'll upload it from our admin tools. Johnkrist(at)airliners.net Thanks, I was going to send you a pm, but I can't see where to attach the photo's...

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by AC_B777
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 61
Views: 61314

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

I'm trying to update my profile picture. I searched the forum and found how to do it and initially, all worked well until I clicked the "Save" button, When I clicked on it, I got a white screen with the message, " Oops! An Error Occurred The server returned a "500 Internal Server...

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by AC_B777
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300
Replies: 26
Views: 9709

Re: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300

We found this out last week at work, and I for one, think it makes sense. The pax loads on both AC and WS have been less than stellar in the last year. Partially because the Newfoundland economy has tanked, partially because of terrorism concerns in Europe and partially because the market is flooded...

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by AC_B777
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89846

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I know that C-FRTG (FIN 849), a B789 is painted in the new scheme. Not sure about FIN 848. There is a video on YouTube of a CRJ 705 arriving at YUL with the new colors, and while I'm still not a huge fan of them, I will say they look OK on the CRJ...but not great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu...

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by AC_B777
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89846

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

I know that C-FRTG (FIN 849), a B789 is painted in the new scheme. Not sure about FIN 848. There is a video on YouTube of a CRJ 705 arriving at YUL with the new colors, and while I'm still not a huge fan of them, I will say they look OK on the CRJ...but not great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuO...

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by AC_B777
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767
Replies: 45
Views: 9580

Re: Air Canada Transatlantic from Halifax / Ottawa post B767

The problem with the 737 MAX isn't the pax capacity or range, it's the cargo capacity. It can't compete with the 763 or 788 with what they can carry downstairs. YHZ sends tons of fresh seafood, produce and other products overseas via LHR every year, currently on the 763. If the MAX ever replaces the...

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by AC_B777
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max winds recorded?
Replies: 9
Views: 2649

Re: Max winds recorded?

I work at YYT, and I can never remember winds ever being this bad. Winds were worse than any hurricane that I can remember in recent history. According to reports, these were the worst wind conditions experienced in 40 years. There were panels blowing off the terminal building and we even heard that...

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by AC_B777
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3866

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

You might want to re-read the previous post. Do you also complain that Dole bananas cost the same as Del Monte bananas at your local supermarket? Where do you see in my post that I was complaining? I just stated an obvious fact. 15+ years ago when WS was expanding in Canada, AC added several routes...

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by AC_B777
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf
Replies: 18
Views: 3866

Re: WestJet Taking More Shots at New Leaf

Oh how the tables have turned! It was only a few years ago that WS was complaining and whining about AC and their unfair, anti competition practices and how they were trying to hurt WS! Not that they were unfounded in their claims as many of us remember, but funny how the shoe is on the other foot n...

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by AC_B777
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 89846

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Very disappointing! Not at all what I expected. The black tail is back, and just for that it gets the thumbs up from me :D A bit more color on the back of the fuselage would be nice, though. Also I agree that the maple leaf logo below the windows looks a bit odd. There never was a black tail with AC...

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by AC_B777
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72685

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I have refrained from commenting on this thread since it was first started because I mainly considered it to be rumor. I personally haven't heard anything at work with regards to a new livery. Today, however, I was reading the AC employee internal newspaper, Horizons, and there was an article about ...

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by AC_B777
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 326626

Re: Will Amazon Prime Air be able to deliver all the Christmas gifts on time?

Isn't that Santa's job?? lol :duck:

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by AC_B777
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT
Replies: 20
Views: 7746

Re: National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT

readytotaxi wrote:
Any resolve, or does the airport still "own" the aircraft?

Nope, a/c still sitting here

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by AC_B777
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT
Replies: 20
Views: 7746

National Airlines 757 impounded in YYT

Yesterday, National Airlines scheduled flight NCR341 (B752 Reg N176CA) arrived in YYT from SFB. Shortly after, the St. John's International Airport Authority parked a truck behind the port side main landing gear, effectively blocking the a/c from leaving. We heard a few announcements being made tell...

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by AC_B777
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 39047

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

WS recently announced they will be starting YYT-TPA this winter. This route hasn't been flown since AC gave it up back in the 1980's. This will be the second destination served by WS in Florida out of YYT. They operate YYT-MCO 2X weekly in the winter. I suspect we will see AC Rouge add YYT-TPA event...

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by AC_B777
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 39047

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

WS recently announced they will be starting YYT-TPA this winter. This route hasn't been flown since AC gave it up back in the 1980's. This will be the second destination served by WS in Florida out of YYT. They operate YYT-MCO 2X weekly in the winter. I suspect we will see AC Rouge add YYT-TPA event...

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by AC_B777
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada: Largest Economy with No ULCC; Frontier Owner Says No Thanks
Replies: 37
Views: 7651

Re: Canada: Largest Economy with No ULCC; Frontier Owner Says No Thanks

I find it funny how Canadians are always complaining about something, especially airfare! I routinely shop for airfares, and have been for the last 4-5 years. Even though I might not actually fly, I still shop. The one thing I have noticed is that airfares has dropped significantly over that time. F...

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by AC_B777
Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC moving towards all Boeing Fleet?
Replies: 45
Views: 10551

Re: AC moving towards all Boeing Fleet?

I still think AC made a mistake with the 737s. They got them for cheap (I don't know how cheap, of someone knows please inform me) This is rumor, so don't quote me as definitive, but I've heard through work and from other people, that AC got the MAX fully equipped to AC specs and options for roughl...

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by AC_B777
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former DL President Hollis Harris Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 1349

Re: Former DL President Hollis Harris Dies

He was also President and CEO of AC from '92-'96. RIP Mr. Harris.

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by AC_B777
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet now flying YHZ-YVR & YHZ-YWG non-stop
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: WestJet now flying YHX-YVR & YHX-YWG non-stop

AC did do if a few years back. AC185 went YYT-YHZ-YYC-YVR, but 1-2 days a week I believe it went YHZ-YVR nonstop. Equipment used was an A319.
I'm wondering if WS has an over abundance of a/c lying around so they are trying a few new routes they haven't done before?

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by AC_B777
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290726

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

DM is fair game here. Make a solid case that 98% of the members want to have the old site back, because it's true. Not only might the old site return, but the designers would be relieved of all this chatter, confusion and anger. Why must DM insist on making things difficult for you and themselves? ...

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by AC_B777
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290726

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I have been on a.net since 1997 and had my first username here in 1998. I have always loved this site and have spent many hours browsing through pictures and the forums. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of the new design. There's too much 'white' for the pages on the forums. I miss the blue. I found it ...

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