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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 6886

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

EL AL could and should use the 777-300ER to replace the 747-400 on the Two Aviv to New York JFK route since JFK is slot restricted. They don't have any 77Ws though, and their 77Es are primarily used on the TLV-LAX route. It would be nice for them to obtain additional 777s, but we'll see. 4 more 789...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2642

Re: LY to launch DUB and DUS

No indication, but since they already fly to MAN using 737s, that could be the expectation for these routes.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2642

Re: LY to launch DUB and DUS

They actually posted an $83K USD profit in Q2, much better than the $18m loss at this point last year. Big reasons why are the decreased fuel costs and the fleet replacements of the 767s and 747s with 789s, of which most have been delivered.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to launch DUB and DUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2642

LY to launch DUB and DUS

Source: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/El-Al-to-launch-flights-to-Dublin-Dusseldorf-599918 EL AL will be launching flights to Dublin and Dusseldorf from TLV next year, with tickets for both routes becoming available online starting Sept. 4. TLV-DUB commences May 26, 2020, followed by TLV-DUS on J...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7409

Re: LY plans to start ORD - TLV non stop in 2020

https://www.facebook.com/elal.canada/po ... 4380575508
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It's official now. LY plans to start the route in March 2020, utilizing the 789s.

Source: EL AL's Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/elal.canada/po ... 4380575508

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu May 30, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL launches TLV-NRT from March 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1053

Re: El Al launches TLV-NRT from March 2020

That only leaves SIN as the only major financial in the Far East not connected to TLV. Until Malaysia or Indonesia recognize Israel and enable aircraft flying to/from Israel over their airspace, it just wouldn't happen. Any other route would add a number of hours that would make such a flight nonvi...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri May 17, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 57536

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

The interesting part of it is that Air Transat was founded by transfuge pilots when Quebecair was folded into Nordair, which led through CPAir and PWA to Canadian, then to the AC merger… And, the first planes of TS were old AC Tristars. So, somehow, this is like closing the loop… In addition, one o...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3394

Re: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?

Since something like that had already existed; the 757.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to utilize the 789 on the YYZ-TLV route starting Jan. 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: LY to utilize the 789 on the YYZ-TLV route starting Jan. 2019

Having flown on LY as recently as last year on that route, the upgrade is sorely needed. Such a move would also free up the aging 763s for European routes as well as charters.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to utilize the 789 on the YYZ-TLV route starting Jan. 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 581

LY to utilize the 789 on the YYZ-TLV route starting Jan. 2019

According to the EL AL Canada Facebook page, LY will be replacing their 763ERs on the YYZ-TLV route with the 787-9 starting Jan. 13, 2019. I'd say it's about time, as the former jets are set to be on the way out by the next year, and Air Canada has already been using their 787-8 and 787-9 on the rou...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3404

Re: First Flight and Airline?

As a 6-year old in October 1997, I flew with AC from YYZ-MIA on an A320. Went down there for 3 days with my parents, as they couldn't be away from my then-baby brother (he was a year old at the time) on such an occasion for very long. While I don't remember the flight number or the registration, I d...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Tue May 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 12041

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Jerusalem used to have an airport. Atarot airport (IATA: JRS) has been closed for nearly two decades, since the Second Intifada.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to launch SCL-GRU-TLV in December
Replies: 3
Views: 381

LATAM to launch SCL-GRU-TLV in December

LATAM will be launching flights from SCL-GRU-TLV in December 2018, marking the return of Israel-South America flights since LY terminated its TLV-GRU route several years ago. The routing is set to commence Dec. 12, and will be operating thrice-weekly. According to The Times of Israel, the route will...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 107
Views: 4138

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

I did it once on my first-ever flight back in 1997 as a 6-year old from YYZ-MIA. Since then I've been in 3 cockpits (a Skyservice 752, a KLM 744M and a British Airways 744), though each were years after 9/11, thus I could only see them after landing.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9505

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I flew on the same LY 763ER (4X-EAJ) back in May and July of this year, from YYZ-TLV and back 5 1/2 weeks later. During that time I had spent a month in Europe on a tour of the Balkans. Additionally I was on a Sunwing 738 (C-FPRP) along both sectors of the YYZ-CUN route during my trip to the Mayan ...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11677

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Huh.... I had flown on C-FPRP just 4 months ago round trip from YYZ-CUN. It doesn't look like it will be a writeoff after that collision, but repairs will take some time.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9505

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

I flew on the same LY 763ER (4X-EAJ) back in May and July of this year, from YYZ-TLV and back 5 1/2 weeks later. During that time I had spent a month in Europe on a tour of the Balkans.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 35730

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Just one trip so far this year, courtesy of a contest win.

23 JAN: WS2580 | YYZ-CUN | 738
28 JAN: WS2425 | CUN-YYZ | 738

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 28252

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

According to a post on Sunwing's Facebook page, WG is set to resume flights to SXM only from the end of April next year, so it will indeed take some time for tourism to be fully restored.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 18416

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Going on a 5 1/2 week holiday to Israel and Europe from May-July. As a result, here's my 2017 booked list so far: 25 May: LY032 | YYZ-TLV (B763ER) 2 June: LX253 | TLV-ZRH (A333) 2 June: LX3626 (operated by LH) | ZRH-MUC (E190) 3 July: OU440 | ZAG-VIE (Q400) 3 July: OS861 | VIE-TLV (A320) 5 July: LY...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2715

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First A320 was in Oct. 1997, from YYZ-MIA with AC; my first flight ever.

First 737 was in June 2013 (a 739) with KL from AMS-TLV.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54303

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

I was supposed to travel to SXM on Sept. 14, but those initial plans are out the window. I'm looking at alternatives for the same period; probably CUN. As soon as Sunwing's hurricane policy kicks in (which I believe is three days prior to departure), that's probably when we'll be rerouted.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54303

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Given the state of the airport, it doesn't look like commercial flights will resume any time soon.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54303

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Jose looks to be changing direction within a couple of days and more towards the northwest, which would have it miss the Antilles almost entirely as it looks to barrel the US east coast. If that holds up, SXM could hopefully have the first flights come in by Friday.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 4748

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Just one for me; I prefer flying nonstop but if I can't, I try to book a single stopover whenever possible.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY to open a new route to EZE
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

LY to open a new route to EZE

http://jspacenews.com/el-al-will-fly-israel-argentina-decades-flight-carried-eichmann/ Almost 60 years after the only other flight from TLV-EZE, LY signed an agreement with Aerolineas Argentinas to begin flights between Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires starting next month. The article mentions that it was ...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eclipse viewing flights off Oregon coast
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: Eclipse viewing flights off Oregon coast

AC760 from SFO-YUL will be flying through Wyoming and Nebraska at the point the total eclipse makes its way through those two states. Today's route was planned that way it seems for that reason.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3687

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

Closest to me is AC510 from ORD-YYZ on approach.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever been afraid of a certain aircraft type?
Replies: 47
Views: 3190

Re: Ever been afraid of a certain aircraft type?

I don't have any fear in terms of flying any type.

If however I was alive over 60 years ago I'd have said I'd be afraid of flying on the BOAC Comet, because of the serious design oversights affecting it.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 4151

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

I've never flown on either an L-1011 or a DC-10. I did however fly on an MD-11 once; that was from AMS-YYZ on 06/30/2013 with KLM (PH-KCE).

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 5224

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

For now, I have just one such airport on my list; ZRH. YUL was also there two decades ago, but I later visited Montreal in 2007. Same with VIE, though I visited the city twice before flying through there.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 planes clip wings at YYZ
Replies: 10
Views: 4325

Re: 2 planes clip wings at YYZ

This seems like a temporary measure until LOT can get its plane back to base for further repairs.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 planes clip wings at YYZ
Replies: 10
Views: 4325

Re: 2 planes clip wings at YYZ

While in the pictures, the damage might not look extensive, a complete inspection of the internal structures would be warranted. So it would be premature to call the damage anything but, considering this is out of the operating conditions for both wings considered. Does anyone know if Air Canada us...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 planes clip wings at YYZ
Replies: 10
Views: 4325

2 planes clip wings at YYZ

Didn't see this posted yet, so here it is. https://ca.yahoo.com/news/no-one-injured-2-airplanes-140756872.html According to the article, two planes (an Air Canada Rouge 763 and a LOT 788) clipped wings at YYZ Terminal 1 last night, at approximately 10:18 pm EDT. The Rouge jet (AC1713) had just lande...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a livery update?
Replies: 43
Views: 2704

Re: Airlines in need of a livery update?

EL AL; preferably something similar to the pre-1999 livery that they had used for nearly 2 decades.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 2222

Re: Times your flight was diverted

None thankfully. Perhaps the closest I came to that situation was back in 2012 on a red-eye from LAS-YYZ where my plane pushed back from the gate only to return about 2 minutes later; the cause was a faulty cockpit sensor that in essence took 2 1/2 hours to fix because no maintenance crews were on d...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 3496

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

Air Canada
Air Dolomiti (Lufthansa subsidiary)
Air Transat
Arkia Israeli Airlines
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Croatia Airlines
EL AL
KLM
Skyservice
SWISS International Airlines

*Flying Sunwing on the YYZ-SXM routing in September.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines still have hot towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 2150

Re: What airlines still have hot towels?

I flew LY yesterday from TLV-YYZ and was handed a hot towel prior to the breakfast service (I was in Y). They didn't hand those out on the YYZ-TLV route I flew 5 1/2 weeks earlier though.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri May 19, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checking in at ZAG
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Checking in at ZAG

I don't live in TLV (large extended family all over Israel though, and am visiting them immediately prior to going on my tour); Toronto's my hometown but I have to go back there to catch my flight back to YYZ 2 days later. Even though I live 20-30 km from YYZ I still ideally like to be there 2-3 hou...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri May 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checking in at ZAG
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Checking in at ZAG

Yes, exactly that flight! I should be arriving in Zagreb from Split the day before at around 1600 and at that point I could check in. If I wanted to, I could even check-in online back in Split, since I'd leave for Zagreb at either 10 am or 11:15 am and both times are within 24 hours of departure. I ...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri May 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checking in at ZAG
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Checking in at ZAG

Hey guys, I'll be going on a tour of the Balkans next month and for one of my flights at its conclusion, I'd need to fly from ZAG-VIE (then connecting onward to TLV after a 4-hour layover). My flight would be at 0810 and because its an international flight (but inter-European), I'd prepare to arrive...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu May 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC announces new Frequent Flyer Program
Replies: 9
Views: 2390

Re: AC announces new Frequent Flyer Program

Assuming Aeroplan still exists after June 2020, what would happen to it and with what airlines could it now work with?

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu May 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 18416

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Going on a 5 1/2 week holiday to Israel and Europe from May-July. As a result, here's my 2017 booked list so far: 25 May: LY032 | YYZ-TLV (B763ER) 2 June: LX253 | TLV-ZRH (A333) 2 June: LX3626 (operated by LH) | ZRH-MUC (E190) 3 July: OU440 | ZAG-VIE (Q400) 3 July: OS861 | VIE-TLV (A320) 5 July: LY...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Mon May 08, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A310 Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 3014

Re: Airbus A310 Experience

I only flew on an A310 on one round trip back in 2004; YYZ-POP with Air Transat. At the time, the planes had tired interiors without many entertainment options (no AVOD) but at least legroom wasn't restricted and the seats were comfortable enough for a 4 1/2 hour flight each way.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Preferred Segment Length(s)?
Replies: 31
Views: 3459

Re: Your Preferred Segment Length(s)?

I tend to prefer flights between 8 and 13 hours. This is because most of my longhaul travel eventually leads me to TLV, whether nonstop or with a layover, and thus I'm used to the duration.

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by YYZSpotter1991
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have You Had Those Times Where A Plane You Want To Fly Gets Switched?
Replies: 38
Views: 1953

Re: Have You Had Those Times Where A Plane You Want To Fly Gets Switched?

Not so much a letdown as an unexpected upgrade, but I was supposed to fly from TLV-ETH on an Arkia ATR-72 in June 2013. On the day of the flight however, IZ upgauged the equipment to the 753 to fit the traffic heading south to Eilat that day, and similarly the return flight was also on the same 753 ...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 747 flight
Replies: 65
Views: 3027

Re: First 747 flight

My first 747 flight was on Apr. 8, 1998 aboard an EL AL 742 to start my first trip to Israel along with my dad. The route was YYZ-YUL-TLV because the flight was picking up more passengers in Montreal. I can remember sitting just behind the right wing, staring out at the aircraft's iconic wingtip and...

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by YYZSpotter1991
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to expand to Sheffield, UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Boeing to expand to Sheffield, UK

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/24/boeing-selects-sheffield-first-british-manufacturing-plant/ I haven't seen this anywhere in the forum as of yet, but it seems that Boeing will be opening its first manufacturing plant in the UK, having chosen Sheffield as the site. The new plant will be...

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