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by ACCS300
Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM
Replies: 262
Views: 56674

Re: LATAM A20N ground collision during takeoff run at LIM

So an A320 RUNS OVER an airport fire truck at speeds of a reported 129kt and remains relatively intact? passengers and crew safe! Congratulations Airbus for designing, and building such an amazingly strong airframe! I am gobbsmacked!! RIP firecrew Fully agree, a testament to how robust and incredib...

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by ACCS300
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1243
Views: 262768

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Additional aircraft coming online for both mainline and Rouge according to today's MD&A. 2 further A330's - one by the end of this year and one by the end of next. 3 A321's for Rouge - all 3 by the end of 2022. This is on top of the 789's, XLR's 767F's. 777F's, and A220's already announced. Any...

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by ACCS300
Fri Oct 28, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1243
Views: 262768

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Product and Service improvements coming up end this year / beginning 2023. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-unveils-comprehensive-product-experience-improvements-from-airport-lounges-to-onboard-dining-and-entertainment-843676390.html Good news! A couple of notes, just flew Signature...

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by ACCS300
Thu Oct 27, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1243
Views: 262768

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Product and Service improvements coming up end this year / beginning 2023. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-unveils-comprehensive-product-experience-improvements-from-airport-lounges-to-onboard-dining-and-entertainment-843676390.html Good news! A couple of notes, just flew Signature...

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by ACCS300
Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2022 orders
Replies: 299
Views: 98038

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2022 orders

15 additional A220 for Air Canada. https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2022-10-air-canada-orders-15-more-a220s-for-a-total-of-60-aircraft Great news, love the A220! Recently did an over 5 hour leg, YHZ-YYC on one, what a great ride!! Nice to see that AC is gradually migrating back to ...

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by ACCS300
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways new typeface ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9466

Re: British Airways new typeface ?

Not to mention a new tagline as well.

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by ACCS300
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways new typeface ?
Replies: 43
Views: 9466

Re: British Airways new typeface ?

Great update! The former typeface was dating the entire brand.

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by ACCS300
Tue Oct 25, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1243
Views: 262768

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Hello Does anyone know why AC keeps replacing their MAX and A220 flights with the older A320 series? Been booked on a few flights now that got the downgrade. Robbie Got similar unfortunate news- about two weeks after I booked YYZ-MIA-YYZ for end of Nov I noticed that the outbound was the same A220,...

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by ACCS300
Sat Oct 22, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA up gauges MRY
Replies: 50
Views: 7243

Re: AA up gauges MRY

Great news! So much fun watching mainline airliners take off from MRY There's a small observation deck on the terminal and I remember watching big jets rotate immediately in front of the viewing area which is very close to the runway. In the 70s and 80s I remember United dominated with 727-100s, 200...

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by ACCS300
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic Widebodies Disappearing in 2023?
Replies: 25
Views: 4871

Re: Domestic Widebodies Disappearing in 2023?

Plenty here in Canada mostly on AC and on YVR-YYZ routes. Just flew a 787-9 YYZ-YVR Oct 3 AC 123 in biz, super nice having lie-flats and meal service on par with their international Signature Class, on a 4 hours domestic trip. I had just transferred from AC 897 ATH-YYZ and service and food was almos...

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by ACCS300
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR opens Pier D
Replies: 24
Views: 4223

Re: YVR opens Pier D

As a frequent YVR user, I am so done with this 1990's concept that began in 1996 with the opening of the new international terminal. Yes it's open, light filled and rather pleasant for departing passengers but looks totally dated IMO, those horrid chaotic lights meant to represent logs, awful green ...

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by ACCS300
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 34689

Re: Condor launch new livery

OMG speechless!!! Has a bit of a prison vibe too.

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by ACCS300
Tue Mar 22, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 22979

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

Very excited by this order! We certainly have enough MAX's in Canada already, the XLR will place AC head and shoulders above the competition in Canada especially with the lie-flat products in biz! Well done AC!

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by ACCS300
Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22147

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

I think the Sunwing brand will cease, although they've grown and matured a lot over the years, many of us Canadians recall their crappy early days of cheap marketing, reliability issues and super awful jingle 'sunwing-dot-ca' which translated to 'cheap 3 star Cuban holiday'. Fleet integration with t...

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by ACCS300
Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit 1653 taking weird route
Replies: 72
Views: 14191

Re: Spirit 1653 taking weird route

Increase of over 100 mph in groundspeed too with the turn.

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by ACCS300
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1243
Views: 262768

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Am I wrong to think that more people than ever want to get out of Canada due to the increasing covid restrictions? I for one hope that the stopping flights rumour is false. Totally false, link is no longer active. Would be massive news here in Canada. I'm booked to fly south on AC in two weeks, jus...

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by ACCS300
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 204148

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

The first 763 freighter has entered revenue service earlier than planned to help BC with the floods. I believe it's FIN 634. It's still in old colours with no titles, but the old tail decal is still intact. https://vimeo.com/654280740 PR has an image as to what the 763s will look like once fully pa...

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by ACCS300
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 220
Views: 38176

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Too bad they didn't keep the Enerjet livery, it was fantastic, this livery is absolutely deplorable, I hope it's not the final.

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by ACCS300
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arajet News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 32107

Re: Arajet, a new Dominican airline launching with 5 737MAX8

Livery has an EgyptAir feel to it.

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by ACCS300
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY
Replies: 81
Views: 12263

Re: Spirit A320NEO involved in a birdstrike and fire at ACY

Absolutely crazy to see passenger's priority being filming and fumbling through the overheads, I don't understand the mentality these days. I'd also be very curious to find out why the crew delayed the evacuation when many were screaming 'fire', seems totally contradictory to our survival instincts ...

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by ACCS300
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Breeze Airways E190 ✈ CMH-ORF in former Air Canada business class seats
Replies: 2
Views: 6355

Re: Breeze Airways E190 ✈ CMH-ORF in former Air Canada business class seats

Great report thanks!! Flown on AC's 190s many times, Breeze has not changed the cabin at all except for a big cloth panel over where the PTV was.. interesting that they were able to match the upholstery from 2006. All AC's 190s had PTVs in all seats including business.

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by ACCS300
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHZ First International Flight since April 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 3324

Re: YHZ First International Flight since April 2020

Anyone know when AC is resuming YHZ-LHR? I heard rumours of late 2021.

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by ACCS300
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR 90 years old: images from the period 1960-2000
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: YVR 90 years old: images from the period 1960-2000

Amazing thanks! Absolutely loved the design of the 1968 terminal, wish more of it had been preserved, it was absolutely stunning, perfectly symmetrical and had hints of a Mies van der Rohe influence in its architecture. Inside, not so much, very basic Transport Canada materials at the time. The orig...

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by ACCS300
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 204148

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0byfHIAXIcY


Very nicely done, the titles showing the geographical location of the shots are a bit distracting and cluttered, coupled with the subtitles however.
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Aresxerexade wrote:
Air Canada’s new safety video. Beautifully shot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0byfHIAXIcY


Very nicely done, the titles showing the geographical location of the shots are a bit distracting and cluttered, coupled with the subtitles however.

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by ACCS300
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC New Route YVR-YHZ
Replies: 15
Views: 3918

Re: AC New Route YVR-YHZ

Thought I'd never see this. Worth a shot in these times. Long flight. Interesting to note, unlike the US, there is a lack of end to end of country flights in Canada if you will One might understand that as a lack of population in eastern Canada. You don't get YYT-YVR, but we don't get Burlington, V...

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by ACCS300
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"
Replies: 27
Views: 5490

Re: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"

The jingles, combined with the 'the friendly skies' and the Saul Bass livery always represented United at it's peak to me. Once things started to change United never got its groove back.

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by ACCS300
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada retro A220 revealed
Replies: 23
Views: 3764

Re: Air Canada retro A220 revealed

Did TCA and BOAC at one time share the speedbird symbol? Nice to see it in the sky again! I noticed the Speedbird too, and looked up in Wikepedia (yes, I know...) but didn't find any mention about a TCA-BOAC link in the pages for either airline. Anybody know? I would perhaps guess that it was a nod...

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by ACCS300
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft seating going forward.
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: Aircraft seating going forward.

People are dying to travel again, I don't think seat-pitch will be an influencing factor moving forward, easing of restrictions and fares will play a much bigger role in getting bums back in seats.

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by ACCS300
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 94116

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Not surprised about the MAX cancellations but am surprised about the A220 cancellations. I suspected AC would eventually cancel all outstanding MAX-8s in favour of additional 220s to suit lower demand on domestic routes moving forward.

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by ACCS300
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Max Ward, Wardair, Canadian Bush Pilot Pioneer, dies.
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: Max Ward, Wardair, Canadian Bush Pilot Pioneer, dies.

Best economy ( Wardair Class ) ever!! As a kid I was an absolute treat to travel on Wairdair YVR-HNL on their 747s. Nonstop trolleys of amazing food, many Hawaiian inspired dishes, served on china from takeoff to landing, free booze ( not for us kids ) and a colourful cabin... absolutely bliss!

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by ACCS300
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery
Replies: 74
Views: 11524

Re: Airbus A330 reached its 1500th delivery

I LOVE the 330, just enjoyed a ride in Y on AC YUL to YVR. Absolutely the best Y experience along with the 767. If I'm flying in Y I always try and book a 330. ...and unlike some other posters I think she's beautiful on the outside too, great proportions, sexy looks. Long live the A330 and congrats ...

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by ACCS300
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

Re: WestJet 328 YYZ to YYT on its way back to YYZ?

I guess the option to divert to YHZ wasn't there due to the "Atlantic Bubble'. Anyone arriving in Nova Scotia must quarantine for 14 days, restrictions are higher in NB. They could have flown to YUL but at that point you may as well go back to YYZ.

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by ACCS300
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32877

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

First cabin video of C-GEGP. Guess thats the best aircraft in the Air Canada fleet for now. Enhanced interior and all new products throughout the whole cabin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phtGLHpUi3s The new interior works so well with the Airbus Enhanced bins, ceiling and sidewalls vs the legac...

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by ACCS300
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat took delivery of another A321LR...
Replies: 6
Views: 3357

Re: Air Transat took delivery of another A321LR...

These will look amazing in AC colours! :stirthepot:

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by ACCS300
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32877

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Vicarious Voyager did an amazing trip report two days ago on the new AC A330 Signature Biz Class YVR-YYZ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7f4K2Jco44

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32877

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Some very nice pictures of the reconfigured frame: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB168bUD-Cl/?igshid=1m5t9xm78jdgo Edit: Maybe I should add it entered service today. Thanks for the post!! Signature pods, new seats and IFE look great! Wish they had gone a bit further and updated the ancient bins, side...

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 7096

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

They are obviously confident that travel restrictions will be eased by then. I note that their website says "We are pleased to announce the resumption of our flights and tour operator activities as of July 23, 2020, provided that the travel restrictions applicable on that date allow it " ...

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by ACCS300
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 18514

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

Honestly, pretty gutted that I won't get a chance to fly into TXL one more time. Had two "last trips" planned this summer through there. It had it's frustrating moments, but I love the brutalist architecture and relative convenience compared to mega airports with centralized security. Won...

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by ACCS300
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 94116

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Tons of fond memories, especially loved flying on AC's 767-300s after project-XM 2006 when PTVs were added. Flew many times YVR-LHR, YYC-LHR also the old AC35-34 YVR-HNL-SYD before the 777LRs made that nonstop, most recently YYZ-CPN where we had a flap issue on approach and were greeted by some fire...

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by ACCS300
Sun May 17, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 15692

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of p...

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by ACCS300
Mon May 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 94116

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

One of the issues here in Canada is that we have inter-provincial travel restrictions. All provinces require a 14 day isolation even if travelling from another province so domestic travel is likely affected to a greater degree than in the US.

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by ACCS300
Mon May 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 94116

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

Air Canada needs to renew their fleet very soon. Even with these 79 aircrafts gone, there are still many that are approaching or over the magic 20 years in service landmark. They are actively renewing, just in the past few years : 45 A220-300 ordered, 4 delivered 50 737MAX8 ordered, 24 delivered bu...

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by ACCS300
Fri May 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4833

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

In Canada majors YVR, YYC, YUL, YWG could be considered 'in-town'. Especially YVR.

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by ACCS300
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport construction projects question
Replies: 74
Views: 11633

Re: Airport construction projects question

All construction projects have been suspended at YVR, most notably Pier D's eight gate expansion set to open in June, new six-storey parkade and new central utilities building.

https://www.yvr.ca/en/passengers/construction

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by ACCS300
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

YVR Piers A and B closed, all domestic flights are using Pier C. Much of international and transborder closed too.

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by ACCS300
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"
Replies: 18
Views: 4078

Re: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"

Took a drive along the terminal loop the other day, total ghost town, maybe 3 -5 vehicles along the entire length of the international and domestic terminals, a sight we'll likely never see again. 1995 levels would take the traffic back to when there was only the present-day domestic terminal as the...

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by ACCS300
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32877

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Another preview of Air Canada's new Premium Economy Cabin in the A333 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607955146_19c87e61bd_c.jpg FIN 934 (C-GFUR) returning to QPG on a test flight. She has since departed QPG for YYZ on 28FEB20 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607443473_db8d9a8e90_c.jpg T...

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by ACCS300
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32877

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Another preview of Air Canada's new Premium Economy Cabin in the A333 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607955146_19c87e61bd_c.jpg FIN 934 (C-GFUR) returning to QPG on a test flight. She has since departed QPG for YYZ on 28FEB20 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49607443473_db8d9a8e90_c.jpg T...

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by ACCS300
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 32877

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020

Air Canada now shows the new A330 configuration on their website, as Layout 3 https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/fly/onboard/fleet.html I wonder why Air Canada has to reduce the number of washrooms in economy? Not only is it unpleasant waiting for a washroom but the poor passengers sitting by...

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