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by yzfElite
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian election planes
Replies: 16
Views: 3339

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: 147
Views: 19644

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: 2706

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: 10134

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: 16399

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: 16281

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: 16281

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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by yzfElite
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?
Replies: 41
Views: 3815

Re: Is or was WestJet a low-cost airline?

WS started as a LCC, particularly when AC and the US majors were more full service. With the combination of WS becoming more like AC to compete with similar offerings and the overall industry changing (seat selection/baggage/meal fees for ex), WS looks a lot less like a LCC than they did at the turn...

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by yzfElite
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 47
Views: 6692

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

You do know that the crj 900 is cheaper for an airline to operate that the eeeeeeejet I'm not sure the 900 is a big upgrade from the Q400. The bid advantage of the E175 is that it gives the mainline jet experience for passengers. I enjoy the 900 for the speed over a prop, but it feels like a small ...

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by yzfElite
Sun May 27, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 12885

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

80+ posts in and no one has pointed out the obvious solution: Boeing should simply fire up the assembly line and produce about 20 additional 737-200's. While they are at they should upgrade to include modern IFE, wider seats and more leg room. Shouldn't really be too big of a job. It was noted upth...

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by yzfElite
Fri May 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 12885

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

On a more serious note you could do something like have the RCAF offer a service at a rate to pay for the ongoing costs of the aircraft. Using it as a way to maybe have more transports should there be a need someday for a surge capability. Again, just throwing ideas around. The more likely long ter...

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by yzfElite
Fri May 25, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 12885

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

I also recall some issue about the old 732s being grandfathered in for rules that would limit the ability to use moveable bulkheads. Does anyone else recall this issue or if it has come to pass? I always found it interesting to see them add/remove pallets of seats to reconfigure mid-day on the YEG-Y...

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by yzfElite
Tue May 22, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15287

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

As for Canada’s far north, the only airport north of the arctic circle with a paved runway is YEV/Inuvik. However, YEV is much warmer than most of the arctic. It’s south of the tree line (compare that to eastern Canada where the tree line is about 200 km north of Kuujjuaq, Quebec) and summertime te...

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by yzfElite
Sun May 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15287

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

Seems like C-130 is the logical answer. Might need some work in terms of passenger seats, but it would clearly handle the cargo. 7F actually had two for a period of time and divested themselves of them again a couple of years ago. I believe L2 picked one of them up and does the occasional run that ...

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by yzfElite
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15287

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

They will run out of hours/cycles/parts/profitability eventually and I expect there won't be a replacement. 7F/4N/5T have mostly moved to newer 737s and both ATR and Dash aircraft. There are minimal routes/frequencies flown now by the 732s.

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by yzfElite
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC
Replies: 52
Views: 10563

Re: Flair Airlines first aircraft in new livery, plans expansion as ULCC

Trying to operate reliably from coast to coast with that sort of small fleet size with that sort of aged jet? They haven't learned a thing. 8-) I'd be shocked if they are around long-term, however one must remember that WS built themselves up flying 732s and a similar model. I think the market is f...

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