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by Jean Leloup
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11677

Re: Future of YUL

Given that the city will only become more populous in the future, perhaps YMX will once again become a commercial airport. Maybe the idea was right, just the timing was wrong. I seriously doubt it. The old terminal was taken down a few years ago, and portions of the land expropriated for the airpor...

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10281

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

Ummm... AirKevin and DeltaMD90, I'm obviously not talking about either of you. You both gave sensible replies that were very similar to my own. Your criticism of me for pointing out the extremely unhelpful nature of several other posts, however, suggets that you didn't actually bother reading the ot...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10281

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

Someone comes on here and admits that he has a crippling anxiety disorder (for which he is obviously seeking help already), and asks for some concrete information to help him deal with his problem. Instead, 75 percent of the people responding just try to give him more things to be anxious about, or ...

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by Jean Leloup
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please help me to understand aircraft routes
Replies: 45
Views: 10281

Re: Please help me to understand aircraft routes

Odd as it may seem to others, good for you for coming on here to look for some info that could help you with your challenges. Unfortunately, as indicated above, airplanes are essentially never tied to one route. The strategy mentioned above - of looking at airlines that may fly to Bristol but not Ma...

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by Jean Leloup
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8276

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

Very impressed that they were able to conduct this test so quickly after announcing the plan. However, the obvious elephant in the room will continue to be the range - and I note that this question was not addressed in any way in the recent news, which is probably a good indicator that they haven't ...

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by Jean Leloup
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Halifax, NS gets 2 Charter flights From China in 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3622

Re: Halifax, NS gets 2 Charter flights From China in 2020

I admit I'm not in the Maritimes but I have a hard time getting behind this in a business development sense. How the Premier thinks that subsidizing two individual flights is going to somehow magically show that this is a big market, resulting in further service, is beyond me. I guess I hope I'm wro...

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000
Replies: 75
Views: 16052

Re: Garuda Phasing Out CRJ1000

Is there any chance Air Canada would have an interest in these? Oddball as the aircraft is, AC/Jazz seem happy using the -900 in a 2-class for a variety of thinner routes. Is it possible that these could play a similar role, especially as we wait to see how quickly the MAX issues are resolved?

-JL

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9663

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

Airontario wrote:
The American YMM?


If so, expect pax to decrease by 50% within five years of opening the new airport! :S

JL (in YMM!)

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51069

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Blueknows, do you want to buy my shares for the 27 cents I paid for them? Maybe they will go up above $1 at Christmas for no reason whatsoever like they did last year. ;) I'm now down to thinking about 5% chance they will launch. That said, I don't feel stupid for investing a small, manageable amoun...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this site US biased?
Replies: 17
Views: 9529

Re: Is this site US biased?

Like all English based sites built by Americans on a subject invented by Americans, it's subjects are going to be US-centric just like any other site. It is just numbers. Those of us who've been here long enough (read my signature!) will remember that a.net was very much NOT built by Americans. How...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this site US biased?
Replies: 17
Views: 9529

Re: Is this site US biased?

1) This should be in site-related. 2) What are you advocating? Kicking out US members until they no longer form the largest membership group? You realize that you, as a non-'murrican, are allowed to start your own threads, as well as to read and contribute only to those that match your interests, co...

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by Jean Leloup
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13901

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Got to ride in a WestJet 737-600 a couple of years ago. I don't think they'll be holding onto them for too much longer - it looked fairly tired. I'm guessing they'll keep the -600s going until the MAX is back in service, but I can't imagine they'll be there much longer than that. The -600 always ha...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26484

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Interesting that the SEA aircraft will rest overnight in Seattle. I would have thought - just my opinion - that with a brand new type you would want to schedule it to be 'home' overnight in case there was any issue they would want to look into. JL the first 6 months they will initially deployed fro...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26484

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

Interesting that the SEA aircraft will rest overnight in Seattle. I would have thought - just my opinion - that with a brand new type you would want to schedule it to be 'home' overnight in case there was any issue they would want to look into.

JL

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by Jean Leloup
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Re: The White Eric Garner - Cops Out of Control

Here is a better write-up on this. This was from 2016. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2019/07/30/gonna-kill-dallas-police-body-cam-footage-reveals-final-minutes-tony-timpas-life - Is EDS something police officers should be able to recognise? Looks like even the paramedics didn't cat...

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by Jean Leloup
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51069

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Money moving around with Jetlines and smartlynx? https://www.sedar.com/GetFile.do?lang=E ... Id=4564991 Unfortunately, I can't open the link... In other news, Procyone (an UAE based investment comany) will acquire Smartlynx Airlines holding company... Source (use google translator): https://rus.del...

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 32076

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

Miramar? I think you mean Myanmar! Nope. Word on the street is that Naval Air Station Miramar is going to place an order for 10 A220-300's. They are likely to be used as flying billboards for a recruiting campaign, set to coincide with the new Top Gun movie. Apparently John Travolta has been helpin...

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by Jean Leloup
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112220

Re: The WestJet Thread

2. I was under the impression that WS might be building a few of its own lounges now, to coincide with the addition of 'real' business class. Is this correct, and if so, where are lounges being built? I believe WS is now 'operating', loosely speaking, the Chinook Lounge at YYC, but I'm very much ho...

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by Jean Leloup
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112220

Re: The WestJet Thread

You started this thread pretty late in the day to get much Canadian interest before it slips down the page, but I'll chip in. :) I am an AC guy so I don't follow WS too closely, but being Alberta-based, I am of course affected by everything they do! I don't have much insight, but do have a couple of...

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by Jean Leloup
Sat May 04, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 29752

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I have been hoping to see DL bring the A220 to Canada. Particularly dreaming of SLC-YYC, but I have no rational basis to hope for such a big up-gauge. Guess we will just have to wait for AC... and I am still crossomg my fingers for a WS order too... but I digress.

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by Jean Leloup
Thu May 02, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 27
Views: 18476

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Anyone applying has my utmost respect. I was one of the very first moderators - I'm not even sure whether any of the originals are still active. It has been 14 years since I was forced to quit due to a stupid incident and I am still a bit pissed off about it, truth be told. ;) Just do your best and ...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed May 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4493

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

A very small quantity of high-quality posts from members who actually read the OP and thought about their answers, and two dozens worthless answers from people who didn't fully read the question, let alone bother reading the posts above theirs. I don't know why I keep coming here.../rant. Back on to...

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by Jean Leloup
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: watch LOWS runway reconstruction live
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: watch LOWS runway reconstruction live

Nice of them to leave it up; or maybe they just forgot to turn it off. Either way no loss to them, at least? How much service do you usually have in SZG, and are there added frequencies to 'nearby' airports? Is it realistic to drive to an alternate airport for most people, or are there also increase...

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair gets buy in
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: Flair gets buy in

"Undisclosed sum" . Would they disclose it if it were an impressive level of investment? I don't know the answer, but this seems like a Jetlines-like low press release of uncertain significance. Frankly, none of the Canadian ULCC postulate have impressed me so far, but I'm always hoping as...

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by Jean Leloup
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51069

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

Are we actually sure that the planes have arrived? I haven't seen any news of this.

While I am very sceptical about Jetlines' chances of getting going, I feel like having actual planes on property might put the chances at over 50%! The other big hurdle being actual certification, of course.

JL

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by Jean Leloup
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to operate LHR-YYZ for BA
Replies: 11
Views: 3188

Re: Air Belgium to operate LHR-YYZ for BA

I guess as an enthusiast it's sort of cool to have this odd replacement to spot, but it doesn't bode well for someone like me who has occasionally been able to find Avios redemptions available in F from YYZ (seemed to be a really good route for it overall) - unless the BA frequency in question doesn...

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by Jean Leloup
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Westjet Premium-Class Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Status of Westjet Premium-Class Upgrades

Thanks for the quick responses. Sounds like the whole fleet is likely to get them, but perhaps progress is slow...

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by Jean Leloup
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Westjet Premium-Class Upgrades
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Status of Westjet Premium-Class Upgrades

Hello all, Since the initial announcements last summer about Westjet upgrading their premium-economy to a full J class product, I have not been able to come across any more specific schedule or timeline for completion of this project. Obviously, all 787's are arriving with the new product, and I ass...

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by Jean Leloup
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Hitch? Can someone explain this to me..
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Re: Air Hitch? Can someone explain this to me..

The Frommers article cited in the footnotes of the Wikipedia entry you linked to explains how it worked. It wasn't free; it was a way of trying to find availability on a stand-by basis and then paying for standby travel - apparently in addition to some sort of service fee. Nothing sneaky about it ac...

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?
Replies: 50
Views: 7735

Re: Canada Jetlines the future WN of Canada?

Thanks to the person who posted the link to the actual aircraft lease. pretty cool reading. They seem to be sending out press releases for rather dull announcements. They keep announcing intentions to serve a variety of airports. Anybody can do that. I could send out a press release saying I intend...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Equipment Changes due to CPA between Jazz/AC
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Some Equipment Changes due to CPA between Jazz/AC

Did you see what dates these changes are effective? Would have to think this will involve frequency changes for YQL and YXH as well, as opposed to a doubling of seats!

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by Jean Leloup
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Jet MAX 7 order in doubt
Replies: 35
Views: 6383

Re: West Jet MAX 7 order in doubt

THis thread is about Weather , not Southwest A220s. Is it? ;) This development is not surprising, of course. The B37M just does not offer a whole lot to WS. Of course they have made do with their 736's, but it seems unlikely that they love them. The issue for Westjet, though, would be the massive g...

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by Jean Leloup
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9755

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

Late to reply, but isn't Skyregional a private company? As far as I can tell, yes. It is wholly owned by Skyservice Business Aviation, which was left after Skyservice shut down. But, that doesn't mean it can not be (partially) purchased. ;) Would you happen to know longhauler whether the unbranded ...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 3401

Re: Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit

PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:

Is anyone else following suit?


Well, Dyson (vacuums) has similarly left the UK (in this case for Singapore, which just coincidentally has a new trade deal with the EU). So Dyson will presumably be unavailable to scale up their vacuums to re-engine VS' A340's.

;)

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit
Replies: 14
Views: 3401

Re: Rolls gets German passport for jet engine designs ahead of Brexit

A reasonable move, under the circumstances. Hopefully it won't conversely make it harder to sell engines in Britain after the, umm, well, I'm finding it impossible not to veer into Non-Av territory so I'd better just stop typing. ;)

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by Jean Leloup
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 225
Views: 36903

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

I was going to chip in and provide numbers for my poor, beloved YMM - but it appears that after 5 years of posting a fancy pdf stats summary every month, they stopped completely in the 4th quarter of 2018. Based on where they were at 2/3 of the way through the year, it looks like it will be YMM <700...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4835

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

YUL recently announced that they had put some of these back in service - originally from YMX of course - but I am unable to confirm whether these are actually in regular use, or just for IRROPS and the occasional unusual charter, etc.

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 7936

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

There are still about 10 or more in operation. They will continue to slowly be withdrawn from service with the last leaving by the end of 2020. They can still be found operating in Ontario and Quebec. How about in Alberta or British Columbia? Nope; in AB we have lots of 400’s and, I believe, relati...

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by Jean Leloup
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 7936

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

Internet is your friend. planespotters.net has fleet listings and statistics. Here is a link to AC Jazz for a start...they are not in service according to this link. Not sure what other airlines are flying the -100 for AC though... https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada-Jazz You may need ...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”
Replies: 48
Views: 6205

Re: WestJet renames 737 Plus cabin , debuts “Premium”

As someone who has been sick of both WS’ and AC’s previous, aging IFE.... I can confirm that the new AC system is wonderful. For me, personally, I prefer a built-in unit, especially on longer flights. That said, as with many other things, I think I’m on the wrong side of history on this one, and WS’...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice An-225 approach and great close taxi by active gates - Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

Re: Nice An-225 approach and great close taxi by active gates - Video

Cool video indeed. I was not aware of the rear upper deck on the 225, but sure seems to provide a nice view. The airport is YEG. Not sure why they needed to get so close to the terminal, but would have certainly been a surprise to anyone watching from inside. I think even non-a.netters would have kn...

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by Jean Leloup
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peterborough Airport, Ontario. Query ?
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Peterborough Airport, Ontario. Query ?

Interesting. Have driven by that airport many times, and it never occurred to me that it would ever see any kind of commercial service- even of a type like this! Avoiding the drive to YYZ is certainly nice, but there is very little $$$ in that part of Ontario, unfortunately... Sadly I do not have an...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF
Replies: 51
Views: 10038

Re: Air Canada announces YYZ-OMA/PVD, YUL-PIT/BWI, YEG-SFO, YVR-SMF

Wow... some neat little adds there. Many of which, quite frankly, made me say 'huh?' As mentioned by someone above, connections seem like a likely explanation for the most part.. otherwise these seem a bit random. SFO-YEG seems to be the exception. Minimal connections on the YEG end, and while there...

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by Jean Leloup
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal
Replies: 23
Views: 5456

Re: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal

I have nothing against the Saab*, but I think this may be a bit of a bumpy ride for WS pax from a passenger experience standpoint. Buying a Westjet flight and ending up on a very old and noisy commuter may be jarring for those unfortunate souls who are not AvGeeks. I am not sure how WS will be able ...

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by Jean Leloup
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet has received its first 737-8 MAX
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: WestJet has received its first 737-8 MAX

Had a drive by WS' HQ and hangar on Sunday, and saw C-FNAX and GXAX (the second and third deliveries) both sitting outside. Cool to drive into the *cough* employee lot and get within a few feet of those split winglets. And this coming from an AC and Airbus fan. With both WS and AC selecting the MAX ...

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by Jean Leloup
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: will Air Transat ever go back to HNL ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: will Air Transat ever go back to HNL ?

I disagree that HNL seems like a good TS destination for one reason: it is very expensive. Most of TS' warm-weather destinations are inexpensive places for package vacations. Florida is a bit of an exception centred around the theme-park stuff, etc. The European destinations are a bit of a different...

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by Jean Leloup
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: Which airlines also run bus- and or train-services?

Does KL still codeshare with VIA Rail from YUL to Ottawa? Not aware of that service, but KL does (as per their site) still offer a bus shuttle from the YOW train station to YUL. AF used to run a shuttle from YOW to YUL as well, but I can't find any info about it that seems current, and their bookin...

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by Jean Leloup
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Grounds Flt Crew On 767 Passenger Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 17783

RE: Asiana Grounds Flt Crew On 767 Passenger Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/longhauler" class="quote" target="_blank">longhauler</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As always, ...

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