From what I know, IAI conversion is solely for B77W. I see Mammoth will in fact start a B77L P2F. They still have a lot of work to do in order to get approval. They must think the ROI will be worth it. That's debatable, considering there are only 61 B77L's built. They got their hands on the 10 ex.DL...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:Guessing an -LR, or are they gonna try to do with with a "standard" A321NEO?
(yes, I'm aware Airbus no longer makes a distinction between the two)
Is there any movement on re-activating the 77L fleet? I think the winter schedule has some 77L’s on LHR, HKG and SYD routes, but they are still at VCV with no movement that I could see on FR24. Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t ever come back, especially if there is cargo conversati...Jump to post
I know what the aircraft type is.
99% of the flying public don't, and will think its on a widebody, when it isn't. Manipulative marketing tactic by Westjet, due to all the negative press surrounding the Max of late.
Not blaming them specifically. All airlines probably do the same.
You need the XLR's range in winter to properly serve Canada-Europe. TS doesn't need the XLR as they deploy those planes on SUN markets in winter. As for WS, I guess it would be a different story. No you don't. Certainly not from YYZ/YUL to the UK, France or Portugal. A 4,000 nm range is more than e...Jump to post
Not a single word about the operating aircraft type on their YYZ-GLA/EDI press release.
https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/news/2021 ... cotland-fr
Here is where WJ (& AC) may get in to trouble with their YYZ - GLA / EDI service. Both are just under 2900 nm Great Circle route from YYZ, which in practice means the aircraft will probably fly close to 3000 nm when all is said and done, which is right at the limit of what a Max 8 can do. Headi...Jump to post
Canada suspending all non stop flights from Morocco as of midnight tonight until Sept 29, at the earliest. This mostly affects YUL, which has 2 to 3 daily flights from CMN, depending on the day, between AT and AC. An increase in positive COVID test results has been observed in travellers arriving fr...Jump to post
Routesonline is reporting that AC is switching its direct YYZ-MXP to YYZ-YUL-MXP. Makes little sense to me given that YYZ is much higher O&D, unlike the previous YYZ-YUL-GVA flight which relied on the ties between both cities to fill the flight. This one got me shaking my head as well, but if y...Jump to post
DXB is my ultimate dream WJ destination. Although far flung, it makes too much sense. YYC-DEL makes way more sense than YYC-DXB. Why fly from YYC to DXB and feed EK, when you know most of your passengers are connecting to India anyway. Just fly there yourself. Securing the rights on the route is an...Jump to post
AF will be the 3rd carrier on PTP-YUL, since AC and TS both operate the route. Norwegian couldn’t hack it, but they had to establish a base in the Caribbean, which added to overall costs as well. AF already has that aspect covered, so they are better placed to try and make the route work. They also ...Jump to post
Wrong it’s a cat d for circling cat c for straight in A bit of background here, in the US as you know charts are designed to a standard called TERPS, where the majority of the world uses PAN-OPS. The area around an airport that is assessed for obstacles and terrain under TERPS is smaller than PAN-O...Jump to post
admanager wrote:I also wonder if Westjet’s trans-Atlantic routes could play into this. Could this be a way to shift low yield fares off DL.
Not sure expansion is the exact word, more like restoring service now that the border is opening up. YOW is a relatively small market YOW has always been small for DL service. It was 3x SF3 for NW then transitioned to 2-3x CRJ from DTW and had a similar service pattern for the past 10-15 years. DL ...Jump to post
The NOTAM restricting international arrivals to the big 4 airports excludes flights from Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Full Notam below. I highlighted in bold the bit about Saint-Pierre. Interesting to note, the exclusion list used to include the US, and all countries in the Caribbean, Central and Sout...Jump to post
Very exciting news. Opens up new long-thin route possibilities like YOW-LAX/SFO and YHZ-LAS. The former airport has long coveted those two routes. However, until now the right aircraft/airline mix has never existed for them. Now they do. YOW-LAX/SFO is tight for the E195-E2 on the westbound leg. YH...Jump to post
Good luck on Burbank. Could be the same fiasco as with Alaska during their planned YVR-SNA with the aircraft taking off and realizing the airport cant handle international arrivals. Even with pre-clearance, airports need a plan to hold and segregate international arrivals incase rescreening is requ...Jump to post
This will benefit WS in the long term. Using the AMS slots will move WS up on the list to receive permanent slots. This is slightly different then the LHR slots they had, they were also seasonal but using them did not guarantee them on the list for permanent slots. I think I read similar wording in...Jump to post
Some good news ! NavCan, earlier this week, decided to cancel all planned ATC layoffs at some of their ACCs. https://www.navcanada.ca/en/news/news-releases/55879.aspx Today, NAV CANADA has cancelled surplus notices to 41 air traffic controllers in area control centres in Gander, Moncton, Montreal an...Jump to post
piedmontf284000 wrote:I truly believe that with the E-195's coming, that Porter will make YHM their new hub and ditch YZT, and are setting the wheels in motion with this lawsuit.
Wow.... hope they can go this! Montreal to Honolulu.... a bit interesting and I hope it works Don’t count on it sticking around in the long term. With Asia and South America essentially off limits for Canadians, AC needs to send their B787s somewhere in winter. This was the best they could come up ...Jump to post
Obviously the route targets local and regional O&D before European connections. That much is obvious. I guess it can't hurt having some tiny bit of European connections tagging onto the flight. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Every bit helps.Jump to post
Sad, all of this, when the best AC can do with a B787 is send it on an 11h30 flight from YUL to a sun destination. I (and I'm sure AC as well), would rather they resume YUL-NRT/GRU instead of starting a route like this. Don't expect this route to stick around once travel to Asia/South America bounce...Jump to post
Reading your comment again I think you do not realize the difference between approach lights and runway lights. I very much do. I just find it weird that the US has a lot of major airports with high intensity lit runways with medium intensity approach lights. Most everywhere else, high intensity ap...Jump to post
Usually carriers do triangle routings out of necessity, and not because it's more efficient. Ex. One of the airports might not have a long enough runway to support non stop back to base, or there are altitude issues. (KL out of SXM comes to mind, or TK on IST-MEX-CUN-IST) Why would KL have any issu...Jump to post
I would presume the 10 hour stop in IAD is for crew rest. The same reason a 2x weekly flight wouldn't be doable with a triangle is there is no good place to swap out crews. Don't think a 10 hour stop is enough for the crew to operate both legs. Most likely 2 different crews will be required. Hi-Fly...Jump to post
Does Canada require everyone to clear immigration and customs at YUL? (As for DTW in winter---it could be made seasonal and passengers from there could be put on AA metal to ORD.) I don't think so. I believe passengers flying DTW-AMM or AMM-DTW stay on the plane at YUL. Here is a trip report from s...Jump to post
Same reason why RJ still does AMM-YUL-DTW in winter. Not enough demand for stand alone YUL and DTW service during the winter months. It’s most likely the same reason here. Does Canada require everyone to clear immigration and customs at YUL? (As for DTW in winter---it could be made seasonal and pas...Jump to post
Agree with SRQKEF on the triangulation, and I'm also surprised there's such a long stop at IAD, waiting until 2025 for a departure that then stops again at JFK, only to land at 1225+1. I would think a more convenient schedule would be to leave IAD at say 1700 or 1800 and get to DSS by mid-morning—m...Jump to post
Now, will someone please explain to me while SYR and ROC get served by a 175 while the BGR-DFW flights get a 319? Higher demand is the most plausible reason. However, isn't BGR more prone to bad weather? They have CATIII capability on runway 15. Mainline A319s are CATII/III capable. Usually regiona...Jump to post
Over 10 diversions today at SYR due to weather. The main runway 10/28 just started a resurfacing project. Runway 15/33 is not ILS equipped, RNAV is out of service and weather was below minimums. Doesn't seem like the airlines were well informed in advance and airline ops anticipated this given the ...Jump to post
Part of their success may be determined by whether they intend to use regular passenger terminals, and whether they will facilitate connections with other carriers by interlining baggage, coordinating fares and schedules. They will most definitely use main terminal buildings. That's what they do he...Jump to post
Two wild proposals that would never came to realisation: 1, Could CX buy out Air Transat and use it as a shell to transfer some asset out from HKG to hedge their future? or 2, Could BA+QR or BA+AA come to buy out Air Transat in order to increase competition in Canada market? Yes, I know the answer ...Jump to post
Did the EU introduce some restrictions when various JVs were being formed? Yes. Ex. When the EU and DOT approved the AA/BA/IB JV back in 2010, the authorities developed a harmonized remedies package, to which the airlines in question had to comply before the JV was accepted. They had to give up som...Jump to post
So many are predicting that Air Transat will fail by itself. Is that because of Covid only? Was AT a going concern before the pandemic? Is Canada or Québec giving financial assistance to the airline? In the competition bureau's report on the matter (issued back in March 2020), a financial expert wa...Jump to post
JetBlue got the Heathrow slots https://mobile.twitter.com/SPD_travels/status/1375488632275005445 Jetblue got what anyone wanting access to LHR got, namely, ad-hoc slots . You can thank the pandemic for that. It didn't get "the" slots it wanted, which are permanent slots. Those come at a c...Jump to post
ASI is a military airbase, has no commercial passenger facilities, and according to official documents , is apparently not even open 24hrs a day, or on the weekend, and doesn't have IFR approaches available (VFR traffic permitted only). So you won't be able to file it as an alternate on a scheduled ...Jump to post
Just curious if anyone has more info on cargo flights from YVR-ORD starting this month and next with 773 and 787s? I have it on good authority that this will start soon but just interested in days and time or other info. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ac7242 https://www.flightradar24.co...Jump to post
If an airline crew, regional or major, can’t fly a standard RNAV (GNSS) approach, they shouldn’t be up there—it’s not different than any non-precision approach. BTW, I’ve flown hundreds of GPS, LPV approaches. When i was still working approach control (until 2015), i saw several operators (includin...Jump to post
This is interesting. YYC started doing simultaneous RNP-AR approaches on its parallel runways back in 2018. I think it was a world first because it implemented a new ICAO standard: Established on RNP-AR (EoR). The new standard enables simultaneous RNP-AR approaches without requiring a separation min...Jump to post
Without them KLM would have a monopoly on Europe to PBM....and would nodoubt charge monopoly prices. Maybe an opportunity for Corendon Dutch to fly to PBM with smaller B737-800? CND already operated to Natal in Brazil, so why not Suriname? :duck: They would have to fly an additional 737-800 behind ...Jump to post
Why do they even exist to begin with? KLM is more than enough capacity surely? There is no reason to have these government longhaul airlines - MH, SLM, Air India, PIA, TG etc. Are just ways to whip it around on the taxpayers dime. None of them make any money or sense. I get your point, but you can'...Jump to post
Some might argue this move was going to happen regardless of the pandemic. Also, the airline will no longer exist, but the pilots and aircraft are both moving over to Jazz, once ALPA and Jazz come to an agreement. And apparently WAWCON for the pilots is better at Jazz than at Sky. So it's not all do...Jump to post
What, 40 million passengers isn’t enough? What more do you want. MSP is well served already for a city of 4 million.
Look at other cities of 4 million people in North America for comparison (CLE, YUL).
Pretty much the entire Fedex fleet has it, starting with the MD10. It's the little bump on the radome. Noticed some 777's don't have that bump, let alone a heads up display. So far I've only found 3-ish with both radome bumps and heads up displays. If they have the cameras on the radome, than they ...Jump to post
Most of that is Cleveland Center (ZOB) airspace. Maybe they felt T routes were useless and RNAV direct was the way to go in their chunk of airspace. BTW, that's not the only chunk of airspace with a lack of Low level airways. In NW Mexico, low level airways are pretty scarce. Also, a bunch of countr...Jump to post