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by russyyz
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WOW Air to relaunch as MOM
Replies: 207
Views: 39528

Re: Updated: WOW Air to relaunch as MOM

Well we do have OWG in Canada now... (sun flights from Nolinair operated as Off We Go but promoted as OWG

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by russyyz
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 6280

Re: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines

Thanks Ryan78: Might have to do with the winter schedule. They factor in longer taxi/de-icing times during the winter so they can stay on schedule better. Normally I'd say that makes sense but in all my years in Canada I've never seen that much time added. And with traffic down to 300 movements a da...

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by russyyz
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 6280

Re: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines

A side bar to this topic: does anyone know why airlines on the YYZ-YUL route are now adding an extra 10 or 15 mins scheduled flight time? I found that for all airlines in 2021.

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by russyyz
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 6280

Re: New Canadian startup Pivot Airlines

Unless they plan on using Billy Bishop YTZ from YKF. There's no one flying that route, and the traffic in and out of the downtown core on the roads is a nightmare on many days. I imagine the pax would not board at YQG to go to YTZ though since Porter already does that. I love that they're going to d...

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by russyyz
Fri May 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3899

Re: air canada / airtransat

Regarding booking rouge vs AC mainline: most people may notice at some point but it's not like there's a lot of choice. You go to the AC website to book a flight, and often rouge was the only choice: any leisure destination nonstop from the big ciites. Sure I prefer not to fly rouge but if I wanted ...

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by russyyz
Wed May 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Qantas/Air N. Zealand DC8 flight in early 80s?
Replies: 26
Views: 4187

Re: Odd Qantas/Air N. Zealand DC8 flight in early 80s?

Hi folks. I'm not familiar with this particular joint venture or relationship but it would appear to be a government-led criteria: governments often set requirements that airlines can only operate a certain number of flights, or seats, or percentage (whatever requirement they set) between two countr...

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by russyyz
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASTERN N602KW new colours?
Replies: 22
Views: 5586

Re: EASTERN N602KW new colours?

it's goeasternair.com

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by russyyz
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Air Georgian?
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Status of Air Georgian?

With the announced demise of both Compass and Trans States in the US, I was wondering if anyone knew the status of the AC Express carrier Air Georgian? Nothing I can find to confirm the rumour that they are going to shut down.

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by russyyz
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford
Replies: 37
Views: 4117

Re: Flair Airlines pulling out of Abbotsford

I wanted to fly them to YXX this summer but they only offered flights from YYZ with two stops en route, and awful arrival time to boot. So, I reluctantly booked Swoop from Hamilton with nonstop day time service for $100 CAD!

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by russyyz
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N287KB
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: N287KB

Thank you. Indeed I don’t worry about his personal business. Just curious why plane went to Rusdua and back.

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by russyyz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N287KB
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

N287KB

Apparently former Seahawks owner’s MD87 ispr presently en route from Russia to Anchorage. Does anyone know why? Or the present owner?

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by russyyz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 10294

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Perhaps the AR route from JFK to EZE suffers because of the ungodly arrival time in Buenos Aires?!

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by russyyz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contingency planning at major international airports
Replies: 21
Views: 3937

Re: Contingency planning at major international airports

Check out some of the Caribbean airports after last year's hurricanes. I believe SXM (St. Maarten) had to build a tent terminal to process everyone but that took several days.

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by russyyz
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 15124

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Ok I will chime in as well: Manhattan Heliport to JFK on US Helicopter. They did not last long and i would assume it was because: fare was high, two pilots, TSA-type staff at the heliport (3), gate agent (1 at heliport and 1 on ground at JFK meeting the flight in a van), van driver (for my 1 piece o...

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by russyyz
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 7011

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

I love the names ATC areas use for various SIDS and STARS. I would have thought, though, that the ORCKA departure would have been the one to go over Seal Beach. :)

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by russyyz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9240

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

In reply to TSS: you are also welcome. A bit belatedly however. "The phrase "Charter airline on the verge of bankruptcy" isn't exactly synonymous with "Meticulous and thorough maintenance schedule", but the two phrases aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, either. in any ca...

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by russyyz
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating
Replies: 44
Views: 11144

Re: Thailand fails (again) to achieve FAA safety rating

For leftcoast8, to clarify: "In addition, I remember when there was service from Thailand/Singapore to both Vancouver, where I live, and Seattle. The daily CP/Canadian YVR-HKG service (I think DC-10-30 with additional fuel tanks) continued to BKK 3 days a week. TG served both cities, BKK-TPE-SE...

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by russyyz
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9240

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

Thank you TSS. In reply: Apparently the flight attendant (Steward back then) dropped his tray of drinks, grabbed the mask and told everyone to pull down, but then exclaimed they weren't working. Later my father was told it was due to smoke/tobacco. It was a lot different in those days, and perhaps s...

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by russyyz
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 9240

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

My father was on a Boeing 707 in the early '70's that had a decompression. All the masks popped, and none of them worked because they were stuck with cigarette tar.

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by russyyz
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight details from 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

Re: Flight details from 1974

On this same topic, but more detailed: I am trying to determine which of the four CP Air B747's I flew on on July 17, 1974 from YYZ-YVR. They only had the one daily as far as I know, it was a combi operating on a morning leg. I have no idea where I'd find this except the logbook of the now-scrapped ...

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by russyyz
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight details from 1974
Replies: 18
Views: 2190

Re: Flight details from 1974

WA560 HNL-LAX would have been either a Boeing 707 or 720 according to departedflights.com

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by russyyz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should PIA add YYZ-JFK?
Replies: 15
Views: 2556

Re: Should PIA add YYZ-JFK?

And, operationally, aside from the Customs issue (pre, or post clearance), the short leg to JFK from YYZ would be the first flight affected in bad weather or ground delays. LAN suffered this quite a few times on their tag-on. (At least they allowed 3 hours when they got to JFK to continue their flig...

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by russyyz
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about B744 retirements
Replies: 4
Views: 1705

Question about B744 retirements

Hi there. I have seen a lot of chatter about the B747-400 retirements but am trying to find a cohesive summary if anyone can help. I am specifically asking about pax versions as the cargo ops will be around a lot longer. I have flown 19 744 flights (Air France, Qantas, BA, Air Canada AND Canadian, L...

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by russyyz
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian
Replies: 98
Views: 17917

Re: British Airways loses New York crown to low cost rival Norwegian

I understand all of the above. And with all the BA rhetoric I hear, they've treated me well over the years. BUT as a person paying for my own flights, I still am in awe that the legacies (BA, KL, AF, LH, AC, AA, UA, DL) charge high one way prices to force you to buy rt whereas someone like Norwegian...

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by russyyz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17965

Re: AA to end CLT-HAV

I'm booked YYZ-HAV with DL in January. They just down-gauged from A319 to CRJ-900 for the ATL-HAV portion. The Air Canada option nonstop was awful flight times - arriving late at night, leaving o-dark-early and then the pricing was not competitive. (AC uses these flights to connect Cubans to Europe ...

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by russyyz
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

Thank you AlanCostello.

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by russyyz
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 36460

Re: Arabian aviation thread - 2018

xwb777 wrote:
Saudia aims to be a 5 star airline by the end of 2019


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Best joke in a long time.

One can't have five star if we can't all be treated equally in each class, and we can't drink wine on board.

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by russyyz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 7949

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

There are also specialty 727's flying for "zero gravity flights" and "oil spill recovery and dispersion" that will likely be around for quite a while.

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by russyyz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

Thank you for clarifying. I do recall the AZ 764 indeed. I guess it would confuse when they use a standard identifier, for a non-realistic aircraft, such as AZ not having 764's in their fleet. Iberia without the A345's. But Aer Lingus does have 333's and 332's and use letter/number identifiers such ...

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by russyyz
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Re: What's an AA 321T or a 319-O?

In a similar vein, I've been struggling to find the differences in the Aer Lingus A330 fleets since they refer to different types on their website. And Iberia did the same for a while, using non-standard codes. Anyone able to shed some light on either EI or IB?

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by russyyz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January
Replies: 71
Views: 10499

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

I would love to fly Aerolineas Argentinas but who wants to land at EZE at 0400?! Most of the overseas flights seem to get in then. It may work for those originating their trips in Argentina, or those making onward connections, but to anyone just going to B.A., there are plenty of other choices. A sh...

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by russyyz
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline flight numbers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Airline flight numbers?

Thanks folks. I guess as the industry gets busier this was bound to happen.

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by russyyz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline flight numbers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Airline flight numbers?

Hi all. I have a curious question of someone in the planning or scheduling world: why do several of the European airlines use a passenger flight number versus and operational flight number? I know there are issues with 24hr operations where a flight on the same day can't be repeated. But I see BA an...

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by russyyz
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK720 IST-BOM odd routing
Replies: 11
Views: 4200

Re: TK720 IST-BOM odd routing

Folks, the main rwy at BOM closed due to a Spice Jet overrun about four hours ago and several major flights were diverted. TK had just left IST when this happened so they were probably hoping it would clear up but alas it seems they had to divert. AC went to HYD, BA, CX, MH to MAA, LH x 2 and Air Ch...

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by russyyz
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes
Replies: 83
Views: 12855

Re: unbundle some fares on some transatlantic routes

One thing that really bothers me about legacy carriers (and believe me I'd prefer to fly on them any time) is that it is nearly impossible to book one way transatlantic fares reasonably. Hence the success of airlines such as Norwegian, WOW, Icelandair, Westjet, even Air Transat. I recently noticed T...

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by russyyz
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flyadeal aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 3793

FlyADeal in Saudi Arabia

Nice looking livery on the A320 shown on photos. Anyone else think the logo is similar to the National Human Rights Campaign in the US? Should make for interesting discussion in a place like Saudi Arabia.

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by russyyz
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter ends PIT-YTZ
Replies: 9
Views: 2911

Re: Porter ends PIT-YTZ

A shame indeed. BUT I wanted to fly them on a recent trip and they only offered one flight a day each way, both in the middle of the day. AC won over. (The rejected take-off to PIT on Air Georgian AC then caused a delay - until midday. Coulda woulda shoulda.)

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by russyyz
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines history in Toronto
Replies: 11
Views: 3267

United Airlines history in Toronto

I am trying to find when United Airlines began serving Toronto (YYZ). I have found references thanks to other members and avgeeks that they were at the airport's original Terminal 1 in 1967 but if anyone is able to advise what month and year they started it would really help my research. Thank you a...

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