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by wr911
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16425

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

AGREE, this government decision just reinforces my belief that as much as we look to rely on governments for governance and standards, they literally can screw up almost everything. My hope was the approach done by Alberta in regards to Covid testing on arriving passengers would become the norm, but...

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by wr911
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 668
Views: 111349

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I liked TXL, close to the city and the way each security gate was right there, zero walking. I guess it belongs to a different time.

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by wr911
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 161567

Re: The WestJet Thread

I think there is going to pressure on the Canadian government to loosen things up regarding quarantine and/or testing. Up till now there was hardly any pressure on the government from Canadians, the weather in Canada during spring and summer is great and our natural surroundings make it no chore at ...

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by wr911
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 161567

Re: The WestJet Thread

Though my home airport is YVR, I think I am going to reroute on my return from the US through YYC and now book a trip to PSP for Christmas. My wife just came back last week as we had to check on our house down south and is doing the 14 days isolation. After 7 days, she is bored, as she sleeps in th...

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by wr911
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 161567

Re: The WestJet Thread

Though my home airport is YVR, I think I am going to reroute on my return from the US through YYC and now book a trip to PSP for Christmas. My wife just came back last week as we had to check on our house down south and is doing the 14 days isolation. After 7 days, she is bored, as she sleeps in the...

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by wr911
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 88879

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020

Another factor regarding LAX and also SFO, is that for Canadians flying to PSP, this one of the few options as direct flights are not an option right now, though November will probably be different.

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by wr911
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 14
Views: 7100

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

Great trip report. Though personally I will be happy they are gone. I did many flights years ago AA YVR-SJC-DFW, a long and loud flight with a stop in SJC as it could not make it there in one shot. As well as BLI-LAS or BLI-PSP with Allegiant.

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by wr911
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't the 737-100/200 and DC-9 need a flight engineer when most airliners of the era needed one?
Replies: 36
Views: 4289

Re: Why didn't the 737-100/200 and DC-9 need a flight engineer when most airliners of the era needed one?

I still recall flying on an LH 747-200 in the mid 1990s and they still had three officers in the cockpit. In those where the days they would leave the door open and if you were in the bubble in the old first class seats you could have a fantastic view over there shoulders through the door while sitt...

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by wr911
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 3863

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

Always like a good performing plane, did a couple of legs YVR to MEX, Air Canada was using them on that flight up to recently, If you had the emergency window exit seat, you had a good 8' of leg room, perfect seat at a great price.

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by wr911
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary
Replies: 26
Views: 3614

Re: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary

I was in Calgary this summer and the amount of German tourists there was crazy. Off to the Rockies and either back to Calgary or on to Vancouver and back to Germany.

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by wr911
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX
Replies: 157
Views: 24935

Re: Ryanair: Passengers won't know if they're getting a MAX

I agree with many of the comments and I am in the fortunate position that I can pay a bit "more" if I have to and I also know some people do not have this option. As YVR is my home airport, I do make some of these decisions already such as I refuse to book AC to ORD as they now use a regio...

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by wr911
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 206
Views: 79503

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Several people have made reference to the increasing costs of HMVs as an airplane ages. My response: so what? Its still several tens of millions of dollars less than a new airplane and the engines/fuel burn are essentially unchanged comoared to a new CFM56 powered variant. I find myself wondering w...

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by wr911
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 103
Views: 21674

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Let us be realistic, I have not been on a good AC branded flight in decades. The last one was business class to Beijing and the staff were all ex Canadian and that is over 12 years ago. Since that time I avoid AC like the plague, taking BA to Europe, CX to Asia and either DL or AA to the US. If I ne...

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by wr911
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing
Replies: 79
Views: 33427

Re: British Airways, Delta, Japan Airlines in talks with Boeing

Not a bad idea of getting rid of First as BA does not seem to want to put in the effort for a real first class expierence. I have been upgraded from Club World to First and could not tell any difference between hard and soft product on that long haul.

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by wr911
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 15664

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

I remember decades ago taking a flight DUS - LHR - YVR where in London they would open the side doors after refueling and catering. Why not just open the side doors for air?

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by wr911
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777
Replies: 80
Views: 13747

Re: Boeing delivers 1,500th 777

I recall that initially it was a slow start with the 777, BA was on board to name one airline that purchased them. But 1500 planes, that is a lot. Just flew a 777 with Cathay on Friday, HKG - YVR.

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by wr911
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New York with Delta, FLL-DTW-JFK, rerouted due to the snow storm and the vegan snack box in Delta Comfort+
Replies: 13
Views: 4475

Re: New York with Delta, FLL-DTW-JFK, rerouted due to the snow storm and the vegan snack box in Delta Comfort+

Nice trip report. I flew Delta for the first time last week, YVR to ATL in their First product. I was pleasantly surprised, food was great and service excellent. AA can learn something from Delta.

AJ

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by wr911
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AC & TG To Thailand YYZ-YVR-HKG-BKK
Replies: 20
Views: 14538

RE: AC & TG To Thailand YYZ-YVR-HKG-BKK

Great trip report. My sister in law was sitting in front of you (recognized her) on the flight <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> to <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</a...

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