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by yzfElite
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 52
Views: 5928

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

Heard today through a third party source (someone who works at Nav Canada) that there will unfortunately be additional layoffs and he was afraid for his job. Another month has gone by since this thread was started, and unfortunately still no news about assistance for the industry in Canada aside fr...

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by yzfElite
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 52
Views: 5928

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

Heard today through a third party source (someone who works at Nav Canada) that there will unfortunately be additional layoffs and he was afraid for his job. Another month has gone by since this thread was started, and unfortunately still no news about assistance for the industry in Canada aside fro...

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by yzfElite
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2020

If this seems to go well for even the first few weeks I expect AC will be pushing hard for it to also be put in place sooner than later in YYZ/YUL/YVR. They are probably already pushing for it.

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by yzfElite
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

Please stop with your predictions. We know you’re terrified of COVID-19 but you seem completely unaware of the massive collateral damage that comes with a narrative of keeping our borders shut. I think you need to think a bit more holistically about the future of our country. Atlantic Canada's fall...

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by yzfElite
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

My wife is from YHZ and we currently live in ATL. For the first time in over 20 years she didn't get to go home for a summer visit. And her mom is sitting in her bubbled house going crazy because she can't see any family. Hopefully it opens up soon. The cure can't be worse than the sickness. As a C...

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by yzfElite
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

Even stranger is that's more frequency than is currently offered by WS on YOW-YYC and YUL-YYC combined, which are each 4x weekly. :spit: GIven that I suspect a lot of the traffic from YHZ/YYT is currently routing to the Wood Buffalo area as essential workers, it's not a huge surprise. No need to fl...

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by yzfElite
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

Ironically YYC-YHZ is actually an increase over what they currently fly (once daily). Even stranger is that's more frequency than is currently offered by WS on YOW-YYC and YUL-YYC combined, which are each 4x weekly. :spit: GIven that I suspect a lot of the traffic from YHZ/YYT is currently routing ...

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by yzfElite
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT
Replies: 49
Views: 4631

Re: WestJet Suspending YQB, YFC, YQM, YYG & YQY and Significantly Reducing YHZ & YYT

WS has a lot of the VFR traffic in and out of Atlantic Canada that must be decimated due to COVID and already has significant decreases in the winter months. Keeping a few routes to carry oil workers via YYT/YHZ makes sense. It is unfortunate, but being a YYT native unable to visit home means most r...

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by yzfElite
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

There was an increasingly huge amount of tourists travelling between Greece and Canada before the pandemic. If borders are indeed open next summer, AC should have no problem filling the B777s up. As for CMN, the amount of VFR between Montreal and Morroco is huge. Those changes reafirm the trend whi...

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by yzfElite
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 52
Views: 5928

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

In the en route environment? They can be, alongside the Aerospace Control Officers. They are trained to be ATC as part of their military duties, and follow the same manual of operations. They just have additional training that's related to their military functions and duties. So when a Canadian fig...

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by yzfElite
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 52
Views: 5928

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

I've been through the early stages of the Nav-Canada hiring process about 5-6 years ago, only made it to the interview stage but ultimately wasn't selected for training. The whole process can take anywhere from 3-5 years and if at any point you fail those training exercises you are let go and have ...

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by yzfElite
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions
Replies: 52
Views: 5928

Re: NAV CANADA announces workforce reductions

Don't forget that there is a union at Nav Canada and how cuts to the workforce are made is likely part of the collective agreement. Though I can't speak for this case, many union agreements protect seniority during cuts. At my place of work, from what I have heard as it's not official yet, they are...

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by yzfElite
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Canadian North / Air Inuit Southern Hubs

I wonder what will happen after all the 737-200's time out? When I moved to YZF in 2005 a few colleagues and I with interest in the industry asked this very question. Of course it has been largely answered since most of the 732s are now gone, they have been primarily replaced by newer 737s at 4N an...

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by yzfElite
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

Re: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations

The Prime Minister has weighed in with some ...interesting language about these cuts: "We are obviously disappointed by the decision by Air Canada to cut services to some regions. We know Air Canada profits from the most profitable routes in the country but we expect them to serve ... people w...

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by yzfElite
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

I acknowledge that Air Canada controls 46%of the domestic market share and Westjet controls 34 percent share of the domestic market. That data right there proves it is not just leisure travel driving that percentile. If that were so then their market share in the domestic market would by now would ...

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by yzfElite
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

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by yzfElite
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

Correction, Air Transat is Canada’s leisure airline. Westjet is considered Canada’s second national airline, its main business is derived from primarily domestic air service as that is where they are currently well focused according to their route map. However prior to covid 19 , Westjet was primin...

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by yzfElite
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

Today WestJet resumes operations outside of Canada with flights to LAX & ATL. On Sunday, flights resume to LAS. I'm surprised they didn't push these back with the government announcing the border closure extension. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I see WS as Canada's leisure airline with most of their b...

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by yzfElite
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

Today WestJet resumes operations outside of Canada with flights to LAX & ATL. On Sunday, flights resume to LAS. I'm surprised they didn't push these back with the government announcing the border closure extension. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I see WS as Canada's leisure airline with most of their b...

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by yzfElite
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17752

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

That aside, who is to say that these Antonovs are inherently any less safe than a 40-50 year old B732 ? Granted, the original An-72 first flew in 1977; the big difference is you can buy a similarly capable, but somewhat updated machine, fresh out of the factory. What's not to like? You seem to forg...

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by yzfElite
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17752

Re: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?

The days of flying 5T 444/445 on the combi are now in the past. I remember a long day YEV-YQV-YZF-YEG on the 732C to catch the AC red-eye for YEG-YYZ-BOS only to arrive in BOS during the marathon bomber man hunt. Many memories rocketing down the YZF/YEG runways to take off in those birds.

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by yzfElite
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor
Replies: 27
Views: 4725

Re: Why does airline fly at a lower than break-even load factor

There is also an argument that some routes need to be flown at a loss for a little while in order for them to be profitable later. That's often why the airline business requires such significant capital. After covid-19, some routes will need 'reopening' almost like a new airline starting up unfortun...

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by yzfElite
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any jet alternatives to the 737-200C for gravel operations?
Replies: 100
Views: 17752

Re: There's any jet alternatives for the 737-200C for gravel operations?

Isn't Summit Air already flying the RJ-85 and potentially the RJ-100 from YZF to destinations previously flown by the 5T/7F 732C's and 7F hercs?

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by yzfElite
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

Re: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired

I suspect the main reason they were retired is the same reason customers loved them. They had a big jet feel as a smaller a/c, but unfortunately came with some of the same costs as the bigger birds. As someone who has spent the past 15 years doing work to/from Canada's secondary markets (YOW/YEG/YYT...

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by yzfElite
Tue May 19, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing’s 2020 domestic program to kick off June 26
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: Sunwing’s 2020 domestic program to kick off June 26

[code][/code] Beginning with YYT and YQX, followed a few days later by YDF and, on the other far side of the country, YVR. All flights out of YYZ with frequencies ranging from once to five times weekly. https://www.travelweek.ca/news/sunwings-2020-domestic-program-to-kick-off-june-26/ With NL still ...

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by yzfElite
Fri May 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: air canada / airtransat
Replies: 27
Views: 3862

Re: air canada / airtransat

AC, like everyone else in the world right now is trying to figure out what to do next. They made the decision to retire the entire 767 fleet, presumably knowing that leisure market is all but dried up for the next 14-18 months or more, as well as knowing that the TS acquisition was also on the books...

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by yzfElite
Mon May 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

The retirement of the entire 767 fleet to me signals three things: 1. That AC really doesn't see the return of much of Rouge's network in the near term; 2. That the Transat deal is likely to be completed, allowing AC to continue a leisure flying with a smaller fleet going forward; and, 3. You have t...

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by yzfElite
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Any numbers on the average cost of a technical stop (landing fees, maintenance costs amortization for the extra cycle, fuel for take-off/climb, etc.)? At some point reducing fuel use has to be the driving factor, not costs. I'm not an environmental extremist, but I do believe we need to cut it out ...

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by yzfElite
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

Re: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Any numbers on the average cost of a technical stop (landing fees, maintenance costs amortization for the extra cycle, fuel for take-off/climb, etc.)?

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by yzfElite
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 846
Views: 139900

Re: The WestJet Thread

Crazy to see YYZ-YYC down to just 3x daily though. And do you think the international flights will even resume at all this summer? I'm surprised that they are still planning to launch FCO. Given that AC are down to 3x YYZ-YVR, I'm surprised WS is able to run more than 1/day YYC-YYZ and probably onl...

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by yzfElite
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1153
Views: 38023

Re: Westjet Laying off 1,700 Pilots

Are they truly laid off or furloughed? In Canada we don’t typically use the word “furloughed”. Often ppl who are laid off have first right to come back per a union contract, others have no rights. I assume at WS it is the former. Rather than “furlough”, we would say “temporary lay-off”. Similarly, ...

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by yzfElite
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

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

Dominion301 wrote:
As for parked aircraft, someone told me that a few AC aircraft are parked at YOW, including the TCA 319.


Nothing left at YOW as of my afternoon bike ride today. There were quite a few frames the last few days, but nothing parked or at the ramp today and the terminal looked deserted.

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by yzfElite
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread
Replies: 855
Views: 34815

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

I'm skeptical it's Nolinor. This news item from today suggests it will be a 77W, high-density version: https://canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com/category/air-canada/ 77W C-FIVX was flown as AC7066 YYZ-YHZ yesterday, and today it's on its way as AC7050 YHZ-CMN. Any reason for the Halifax stop? Curr...

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by yzfElite
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3949

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

It works pretty much the same in Canada as the US in terms of no exit requirements. Some airports have international departure areas where internationally connecting passengers can be processed into without having to be fully granted entry to Canada. US departures at most major Canadian airports is ...

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by yzfElite
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz 8851 Nose Gear Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Jazz 8851 Nose Gear Issues

The CBC Facebook post shows it sitting on the tarmac near the terminal, so presumably it was able to land and the gear must have come down as it would have had to taxi to that location. Tried to copy a link but clearly I’m not smart enough!

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by yzfElite
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13560

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

Has the MAX been removed until September? It is looking that way. It is ironic that even if Boeing is able to get their piece of crap flying by September, it will have been grounded for a year and a half. That is the advantage they had over the A320neo series when the decision to go with the MAX wa...

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by yzfElite
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13560

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

whywhytee wrote:
I wonder will any of these be coming to YYT? At the moment, the E190 is a common sight here.


I can imagine YYT will see them plenty once the fleet grows. I expect that YOW, YEG, YWG and YHZ will also see their share since they tend to have thinner routes.

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by yzfElite
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30415

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA837
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Virtual737 wrote:
FR24 having a few issues now for me, from multiple browsers in multiple continents. I guess a few people are tracking this flight.


https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA837

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by yzfElite
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester
Replies: 66
Views: 10938

Re: Westjet add Halifax-Manchester

YHZ's incredible transatlantic lineup gets even more impressive with this addition. Now showing on GDS, Westjet to begin a 4 weekly Halifax-Manchester starting 1st June on a B737: https://airportrumours.blogspot.com/2020/01/westjet-adds-halifax.html?m=1 Couldn’t just wait for the announcement tomor...

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by yzfElite
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13328

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

Look at capital cities in other countries. You have almost the whole world of airlines flying there. It's weird our capital has less airlines than LAX, NYC, or ORD. I’m not sure it’s true about other countries necessarily. In Canada YOW is a secondary airport sandwiched between YYZ and YUL who have...

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by yzfElite
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Porter suspend service to MLB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4555

Re: Porter Airlines suspends routes news. Why did it?

That's a long way to fly on a propjet! YTZ-MLB: https://www.airportia.com/flights/pd755/toronto/melbourne/ 1075 miles & 3h 30m in flight air time, almost a record by under 5 miles. The ten longest Q-400 flights in the world according to the points guy as of July 5, 2019. https://thepointsguy.co...

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by yzfElite
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7503

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

YQB suffers from the same geographical challenges that YOW (proximity to YUL/YYZ) and YEG (proximity to YYC) do. Despite service that would likely exist if they were further from YUL (like YHZ referenced upthread), there's just no reason for it. The competition isn't flying to YQB, so why would AF/A...

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by yzfElite
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most vulnerable MAX operators.
Replies: 107
Views: 20295

Re: Most vulnerable MAX operators.

Air Canada. 1/4 of their narrowbody fleet at present. Their A220s can't come soon enough and their 320's are on their last legs and some of the oldest flying. AC's massive mistake to go for the MAX over the NEO will haunt them for years to come if the MAX isn't back soon. AC has been lucky that it ...

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by yzfElite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian election planes
Replies: 16
Views: 3970

Re: Canadian election planes

I can imagine that the going rate for a charter is higher now than it would have been pre-MAX issues. The timing of the campaign is probably pretty good though - the summer flying season is largely over and the zero flex period for AC/TS/others has passed.

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by yzfElite
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 148
Views: 24950

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Is AC allowed to ban this couple from flying them? If it were me, I'd ban them and use them as a reason to force MPs to take a fresh look at the legislation to either make every carrier comply or change the law.

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by yzfElite
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones
Replies: 17
Views: 3238

Re: Air Canada has more US destinations than Canadian ones

AC Mainline recently announced YXY as well.

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by yzfElite
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 as a commercial freighter
Replies: 53
Views: 10626

Re: C-130 as a commercial freighter :-(

There are 70 year-old freighters flying in Alaska. Surely those will need to be replaced at some point. Perhaps, but that doesn't mean that it will be with Hercs. After the sale of 7F's two hercs, a lot of that flying in Canada's arctic has been moved to various other available options - the Buffal...

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by yzfElite
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 16770

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

I would be very curious to know the other side of the story. Westjet aren't idiots. Against the advice of a nurse, then paramedics then the patient's actual physician, why would the cabin crew choose not to take him? There must have been something else concerning them. This. Westjet are also now bi...

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by yzfElite
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 17384

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I know most airlines are upgaging to 76 seaters but what about Air Canada and their CRJs that fly routes like MCI/STL/MKE/OMA etc - YYZ? Are they going to be replaced with CRJ705s or discontinued? How hard can it be to fill a 705 considering AC flies MCI double daily half the year. Given that their...

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by yzfElite
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 17384

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

Here in Canada it has been a combination of E175, Q400 and CRJ900 for the most part. WS has gotten into regional flying as well with an all Q400 fleet. Unfortunately for me, it means some long Q400 routes I have to suffer from time to time or seek alternatives (e.g. YYC-YZF which is now painfully lo...

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