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by heathrow
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 117
Views: 15316

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

I would really love to know where I might find numbers for the northern hubs. Particularly YXY, YZF, YRT, YFB and YVP.

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by heathrow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Express (Jazz) fleet deployment.
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: AC Express (Jazz) fleet deployment.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the benefit to the NG CR9's? Will range be improved? Will the CR2's remain in the East? Would sure love to see the RJ's replacing Q's flying north of 60, but I know that's a pipe dream... CRJ NGs have a better FMS system with actual coupled VNAV and cold temp correc...

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by heathrow
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Express (Jazz) fleet deployment.
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: AC Express (Jazz) fleet deployment.

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the benefit to the NG CR9's? Will range be improved?

Will the CR2's remain in the East?

Would sure love to see the RJ's replacing Q's flying north of 60, but I know that's a pipe dream...

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by heathrow
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10980

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

YYZ used to get it on at least one daily rotation in the summer at the very least. YVR used to be double daily in summer, now 380 but back to the Queen for winters.

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by heathrow
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14030

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

While not surprising, this is very disappointing as a smoker. It certainly is a point I think of when booking. The only ones I'm still aware of are FRA, IAD and SLC. While I get they are nasty, smoking areas past security provide a huge stress relief to those of us who do smoke, which is clearly few...

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by heathrow
Wed May 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines of Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 2466

Re: Airlines of Canada

Don't forget the northern market! Canadian North which was a branch of Canadian, First Air and Air North of the Yukon!

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by heathrow
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest domestic flights
Replies: 38
Views: 4234

Re: Shortest domestic flights

YVR - YCD is on average about 9 minutes. Flown several times a day by Jazz aviation

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by heathrow
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 50
Views: 7546

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

jimbo737 wrote:
I wonder if they have even begun to wonder why Porter has never bothered with YHU to YTZ flights? If there was ever a demand from YHU, to the GTA, it’d be to Toronto Island.


Pascan started this route several years ago on a PC12. I often wonder how the route does

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by heathrow
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special committee report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board
Replies: 40
Views: 5449

Re: Special commity report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board

The thought of Bill 101 having any influence in this matter is laughable. While obviously international expansion benefits the entire community, I agree with a statement made in another thread that the public transit link needs to be established. L'ancienne Lorette is quite a distance from the city ...

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by heathrow
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining 737-200s in service
Replies: 32
Views: 5780

Re: Remaining 737-200s in service

Canadian North very recently scaled back the use of their 732's. Their Edmonton - Yellowknife - Rankin Inlet - Iqaluit run is now operated by a 733.

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by heathrow
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tindi accident
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Air Tindi "incident"

Apologies but I cannot figure out how to edit my original post. Moderators feel free to merge. I also believe this could be identified as a crash at this point. Both pilots are presumed not to have survived the incident. Very sad news indeed, our hearts go out to the families affected including the ...

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by heathrow
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tindi accident
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Air Tindi accident

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/air-tindi-flight-incident-1.4999103?fbclid=IwAR156L1-JX2u9_gUCjUEzmSfwmh2D3uXjUKvPJhn9DiUl8LI36_L9ycX6s8 I use the term incident as there are very few details at this point. Mods please feel free to change the title to be more clear. Looks like the military is se...

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by heathrow
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9117

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

I wouldn't think there would be any major impact if everyone knows what they're doing. I know QK keeps their APU running under -25 or -30 Celsius as it won't start. I have also seen heat carts applies to engines on Q400's on morning headstarts, but as far as turning in and out I wouldn't think many ...

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by heathrow
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airfares Jump 28% in Inflation Report
Replies: 18
Views: 2935

Re: Canadian Airfares Jump 28% in Inflation Report

Like it or not, most Canadians need to fly. Especially now with Greyhound virtually gone, air may be the only practical option. Hopefully the new LCC's will provide some sort of middle ground. I can't say I've really noticed much of a difference. A 7 day advance purchase one-way YYZ - YZF last month...

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by heathrow
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter announce Thunder Bay maintenance base
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Porter announce Thunder Bay maintenance base

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/porter-airlines-maintence-base-1.4970285 "Robert Deluce, president of Porter Airlines, said the company decided to invest in a maintenance base in Thunder Bay for several reasons, including the number of flights that fly in and out daily and the opport...

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by heathrow
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 24036

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

ACDC8 wrote:
WS can expand all they want in YUL, they'll fail. Quebecers dislike things from Alberta, well, except their equalization payments :rotfl:

Whoa there Billy Bob, no one threatened to take away your guns.....

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by heathrow
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?
Replies: 28
Views: 10376

Re: 5Y-SAZ oldest jet airliner still used for PAX service?

Not exactly as OP is asking, but 5T has 2 732's still in sked pax service (C-GOPW & GDPA) roughly 38 years of age. Not the oldest I'm sure, but up there

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by heathrow
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 33
Views: 11243

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
heathrow wrote:
It would appear they are listed for some YYZ - YVR flights next month. Would these be familiarisation flights?


Unless they get others, i.e. those of Primera, flights you mention will be operated by A321ceo.


You are correct! Thank you for the info

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by heathrow
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 33
Views: 11243

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

It would appear they are listed for some YYZ - YVR flights next month. Would these be familiarisation flights?

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by heathrow
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

I do not know their 747 variant, But the situation you've described screams Royal Air Maroc

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by heathrow
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 7134

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

As someone who lives in the North, I used 732's frequently to get down south. These birds are perfectly safe, and are a backbone for accessing some Northern communities.

Here in Yellowknife, Nolinor has a dedicated maintenence team to keep GNRD in order. You'll be fine.

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by heathrow
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4493

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

7F has a large fleet of ATR's operating in the arctic without fault. It would seem any issues have been corrected.

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by heathrow
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page
Replies: 13
Views: 2381

Re: Why no Beech 1900D's on Air Canada's fleet page

What's the deal with YBL and YQQ to YVR? Last I checked it was BEH, but I thought they were done with 9M?

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by heathrow
Thu May 31, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?

As pointed out, I assumed the codes were easy enough to figure out. I guess a part of me also thought if you don't understand the codes, you won't have any insight in to the matter. I don't know, maybe after 30'ish years in the business, I believe in clarity and in helping folks. I understand if th...

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by heathrow
Wed May 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?

As pointed out, I assumed the codes were easy enough to figure out. I guess a part of me also thought if you don't understand the codes, you won't have any insight in to the matter.

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by heathrow
Mon May 28, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 5T's C-GOPW mechanical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

5T's C-GOPW mechanical?

While it's only rumours, I've heard 5T 's C-GOPW had an engine failure in flight and is stranded in YVQ. I have not seen her around YZF for around a week. I have tried looking for more info online however most sited require paid membership. If anyone has any further information it would be greatly a...

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by heathrow
Fri May 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 12781

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

Living in the north myself, this question sits heavily with me most of the time. While 5T has their 300C on the 444 / 445 run (and I believe YOW - YFB?), as mentioned they don't have gravel capabilities. I can see one of two things happening. The first of which would be improvements at airfields tha...

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by heathrow
Fri May 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

Re: Max Flyover Country (bragging rights?)

I feel like Canada has got to be one of them.

We get a lot of TPAC over us at YZF, and out east a lot of TATL.

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by heathrow
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20482

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

YVR-YZF makes perfect sense and keep in mind AC codeshares with both 7F & 5T on the YEG-YZF run. YVR - YZF is a good route, but it certainly has it's issues in the winter. Traffic dies down too much in the summer to warrant it with the feed they have from YYC. I know for a fact 5T and 7F do not...

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by heathrow
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 4283

Re: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA

LHR-YVR switched from 12 weekly 744s in summer to daily A380 since S16, as YVR isn't high-yielding enough to occupy a second Terminal 5 slot at Heathrow. A380 in summer but 744 in winter still. Apparently YVR is not high-yielding enough to occupy any T5 slots at LHR as their flight operates from T3

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by heathrow
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian dreamliner @ YZF?
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Norwegian dreamliner @ YZF?

Sounds like a medical! Thank you everyone! I was also curious the route of the aircraft in question. Glad to have that answer! There were several Alaska flights with 737-800 as well as Air Greenland A330. Several other charters were operated by Canadian North and First Air locally to transport teams...

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by heathrow
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian dreamliner @ YZF?
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Norwegian dreamliner @ YZF?

Hello all,

Just wondering is anyone knows why there is a Norwegian dreamliner at Yellowknife today?

We have had some strange charters in for the arctic winter games, however I have been told this was a diversion.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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by heathrow
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20482

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

7F appear to now be stable after several years of turmoil. The 146 Summit sub-contract is in place I think until 2020 at this point. The ATR apparently replaced the 73M on the YEG-YZF-YEV route. Normal Wells was dropped a year ago. Out east, at least out of YOW, 7F appear to have taken the Celebrit...

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by heathrow
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20482

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018

I would be very interested to know what is going on in the North. 5T and 7F had a codeshare agreement a while ago. That didn't go well for either of them from what I read. Where are 7F's 737's? I'm surprised YEG - YZF is being operated by Summit 146's and ATR's. 4N has announced YXY - YYJ which star...

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by heathrow
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines still flying the A300 and A310 in pax version.
Replies: 8
Views: 3471

Re: Airlines still flying the A300 and A310 in pax version.

I can confirm TS is still operating the 310, though for how long I do not know

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by heathrow
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/CPZ Coincidence or Collusion on LAX - YVR
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: AA/DL/CPZ Coincidence or Collusion on LAX - YVR

From the rumours I have heard, it was to give DL at the very least more security in their arrival times in to LAX. From what I've been told, the Compass flights were often delayed under ground delay programmes as regional airlines.

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by heathrow
Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's In A Codeshare?
Replies: 26
Views: 5302

RE: What's In A Codeshare?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jolau1701" class="quote" target="_blank">jolau1701</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Their bags are tagged for UA6755 and a r...

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by heathrow
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Likely To Aid Bombardier
Replies: 98
Views: 11731

RE: Canada Likely To Aid Bombardier

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Skydrol" class="quote" target="_blank">Skydrol</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Liberal Party province of Quebec appeasement...

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by heathrow
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?
Replies: 50
Views: 16861

RE: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?

I'd fly them before FR, and even AC at this point

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by heathrow
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Via Berlin Cheaper Than UK Rail Trip
Replies: 51
Views: 14083

RE: Ryanair Via Berlin Cheaper Than UK Rail Trip

I recently flew <acronym title="Dawson Creek (YDQ / CYDQ), Canada - British Columbia">YDQ</acronym> - <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> - <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> - <acrony...

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by heathrow
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Ulcc NewLeaf To Unveil Routes And Prices
Replies: 134
Views: 18819

RE: Canadian Ulcc NewLeaf To Unveil Routes And Prices

It's always great to see a new face in the game! I feel like a major issue will be the holes in Alberta and Québec. From <acronym title="Edmonton - International (YEG / CYEG), Canada - Alberta">YEG</acronym>, <acronym title="Saskatoon - John G. Diefenbaker (YXE / CYXE), Canada - Saskatchewan">YXE</a...

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by heathrow
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Arrivals Oopsie At YVR
Replies: 9
Views: 7650

RE: Int'l Arrivals Oopsie At YVR

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe this is the first time this has happened to them here.... I believe there was also a similar occurance at <acronym title="Ottawa - Macdonald-Cartier International / Uplands (YOW / CYOW / CUUP), Canada - Ontario">YOW</acronym> with <acronym title="WestJet ...

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by heathrow
Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service
Replies: 134
Views: 28129

RE: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service

Was a very sad day for us at YUL . She will be missed dearly.

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by heathrow
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Float Plane Takes Off, Flies Under Bridge - Legal?
Replies: 49
Views: 17247

RE: Float Plane Takes Off, Flies Under Bridge - Legal?

This is the Macdonald Cartier bridge, which I believe is the tallest along this section of the rivière de l'Outaouais. The next bridge down, pont Alexandra, may have been a bit harder to clear

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by heathrow
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Announces Q400 Combi
Replies: 30
Views: 12732

RE: Bombardier Announces Q400 Combi

would be perfect for <acronym title="Air Norterra/Canadian North">5T</acronym> out of <acronym title="Yellowknife (YZF / CYZF), Canada - Northwest Territories">YZF</acronym>. Could improve frequency to <acronym title="Edmonton - International (YEG / CYEG), Canada - Alberta">YEG</acronym>, And have m...

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by heathrow
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 346 At YUL July 6th?
Replies: 2
Views: 2138

LH 346 At YUL July 6th?

Around 21h30 I saw what I believe was an <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 346 pushing back. It was great to see, however a question remains. Was this only a tech sub? It seemed late for the <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich...

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by heathrow
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Replaces YUL 744 With Second High-density 77W?
Replies: 45
Views: 10859

RE: AF Replaces YUL 744 With Second High-density 77W?

I am really sad to hear this. Now all we'll have is the occasional 744 from <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym> and <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym>  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" width="15" height="15" borde...

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by heathrow
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Air India To Canada?
Replies: 62
Views: 12388

RE: Why No Air India To Canada?

From my experience as a travel agent, the majority of passengers I booked to India cared almost only about price. This almost always resulted in an <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> booking, occasionally <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> to ATQ. I had requests f...

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by heathrow
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Resumes Mainline Service To YUL
Replies: 20
Views: 7637

RE: DL Resumes Mainline Service To YUL

Alright! Can't wait to see her as she RON!

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by heathrow
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airlines Stop Transporting Live Animals?
Replies: 20
Views: 6696

Should Airlines Stop Transporting Live Animals?

Whenever I put one of these animals in the hold I feel bad for them. It's scary, they're usually out of water by the time they make it to the plane, and they get packed in a small dark space for hours with baggage and cargo. I think people who are transporting their pets by air need to seriously con...

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