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by impromark
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [PART 3/3] YYC-MNL on Air Canada and ANA
Replies: 4
Views: 3723

Re: [PART 3/3] YYC-MNL on Air Canada and ANA

Thanks for all three parts of your TR! I'm also based in Calgary and late last year I flew YYC-YVR-HND, then KIX-HKG and back. I had a great experience and your report brought back tons of memories too. I'm surprised to hear of your luggage problems. In my experience with ANA, they've bent over back...

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by impromark
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7462

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qfeoqErtY

Mark
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It's Amazon. They move small boxes, but a LOOOOOT of small boxes. I'm astounded at the worldwide airlift the overnight courier industry runs on a daily basis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qfeoqErtY

Mark

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by impromark
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 26038

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

This discussion makes me think of the old boarding transports they used to have, which you boarded at concourse level and then after driving out to the remote stand, actually elevated up to the level of the plane so you could board the plane without any stairs. They had a few of them at YEG where I ...

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by impromark
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viet Nam to U.S.A.
Replies: 49
Views: 8521

Re: Viet Nam to U.S.A.

I'm a Canadian son of two Vietnamese immigrants who originally came over in the 60s. They only ever spelled it "Vietnam" to me, although most of my French-Vietnamese older family members stick to the two-word variant, which they learned in school in Vietnam (their kids don't). The root of ...

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by impromark
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5930

Re: Rename PHX

There's already a destroyer named for his dad and grandfather, so naming another USN vessel would indeed be confusing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_S._McCain_(DDG-56) If nothing else, the Navy may re-christen the ship to include all three McCains. She's currently in drydock for repairs fol...

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by impromark
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 219975

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

For those of us less initiated, is the AC bird going to Kelowna and straight into revenue service? I can't imagine what else it'd be doing in YLW except picking up passengers?

Mark

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by impromark
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14995

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

This counts all the BBJs, right? They're completed here and then outfitted elsewhere?

Mark

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by impromark
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 15180

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

YYC-SLC operates Daily on an E175, is this a candidate for replacement? I may fly that route again someday, so the interest is purely selfish... :)

Mark

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by impromark
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 212
Views: 73429

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Nitpick against Popular Mechanics, its the CF-188 in Canada. We have to change the designations for some reason. Nobody calls it that here though. Hell nobody calls them CF-18's, they are F-18's or Hornets...or pointy nosed jet. We changed it because it's technically a sub-variant that merited its ...

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by impromark
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 14527

What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

Hi, please excuse the neophyte and hopefully nonpartisan question here, but in my searches of the forum I've not been able to find a Cliffnotes answer to the above question. In recent threads on this forum, notably the Boeing vs. Bombardier C Series drama (for which I, as a Canadian taxpayer, have a...

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by impromark
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada named best airline in North America
Replies: 77
Views: 9290

Re: Air Canada named best airline in North America

This Air Canada news got me so excited I nearly wet myself. <duck> Anyway, we're not exactly swamped for choice in Canada, but IMO both AC and WS are on the upper end of airlines I've traveled in North America. They each have their own flaws and good points for pax service and I've never had a truly...

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by impromark
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 106401

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I'm trying to break it down for my non-AVGeek friends who are asking me about it. Is the following substantially correct? Boeing: I'm suing you for doing a thing. Bombardier: Why? You've done the exact same thing! Boeing: Yes, but this isn't about that. This is about YOU doing the exact same thing. ...

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by impromark
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ¡Viva México! YYC - MEX Aeroméxico inaugural (with fixed photos))
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: ¡Viva México! YYC - MEX Aeroméxico inaugural (with fixed photos))

My kingdom for a lounge pass.. ;) I go to the YYC AGMs, and the new CEO is very customer-focused and willing to take PaxEx feedback under advisement. Despite being familiar with the Call to Gate system from our times through KEF and Gatwick, in January my family and I were camped out in the kids pla...

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by impromark
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ¡Viva México! YYC - MEX Aeroméxico inaugural (with fixed photos))
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: ¡Viva México! YYC - MEX Aeroméxico inaugural (with fixed photos))

I'll be back there for a YYC-SAN leg in a few weeks. I first used the new terminal for YYC-PHX and back in January, and I'll assume they've found some extra seats since then. Also, on the return leg we parked at the very far end of the pier, where we were greeted with an "8 minute walk to custo...

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by impromark
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ¡Viva México! YYC - MEX Aeroméxico inaugural (with fixed photos))
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: ¡Viva México! YYC - MEX Aeroméxico inaugural (with fixed photos))

I'm a YYC-dweller and even I'm surprised by how homely our new international terminal is landside... Great report!

Mark

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by impromark
Tue May 09, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA
Replies: 26
Views: 3967

Re: WestJet Adds YYC-BNA

If the Edmonton Oilers win on Wednesday, there may well be an uptick in people heading there for the next round of the playoffs. Does that count?

<rimshot>

Mark

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by impromark
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 3267

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

Speaking of Canadian airports, YMX was probably the go-to for movies shot here that required an airport scene, at least until it was torn down a couple years ago. Aside from "The Terminal", already mentioned (though the ACTUAL terminal seen in most of the film was a very large set piece): ...

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by impromark
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YEG stars in a new reality TV show on History
Replies: 8
Views: 2281

Re: YEG stars in a new reality TV show on History

At least we Canadians can watch it here, though it may be region-locked for non-Canucks: http://www.history.ca/airport-below-zer ... l-episodes Par for the course on these sorts of "reality" shows, where the word "reality" has very little to do with it. In the first part where a ...

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by impromark
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA introduces C-3PO Star Wars livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: ANA introduces C-3PO Star Wars livery

One wing should be red to match his look in the most recent film. I mean, he does get his original arms restored, but think how distinctive that livery would be..! As it stands, I'm flying YYC-YVR-HND and back this fall with ANA on the transpac leg, on which their Star Wars 789 made its debut and ap...

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by impromark
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen building world's biggest Airplane
Replies: 15
Views: 6889

Re: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen building world's biggest Airplane

...Thing is, the "blue screen of death" is really just a clear sky for us... ;)

Mark

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by impromark
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner
Replies: 17
Views: 8176

Re: The teleport to Japan - Flying the Jetstar Dreamliner

I've been reading your Japan TRs for years now, here and on your site, and every one brings something new. It's one of the main reasons I always ache to go back to Japan when the situation presents - and your advice regarding bringing my daughter (now six) on my last two trips (September 2013, Janua...

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