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by bmacleod
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4866

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

Will AC be taking over this route or will passengers have to connect via YVR?

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by bmacleod
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11020

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

A few major areas still missing from YYZ -Sweden -Finland -Russia AC serves YYZ-CPH codesharing with Star partner SK with easy connections to Sweden and Finland so demand would have to increase significantly for any direct service. As for Russia the political climate/situation would need to change ...

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by bmacleod
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11020

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

AA is ending LAX-YYZ flights. WS has two non-stops a day using 737-800s. (DL code-share) AC has six non-stops a day, two 787-9s and four MAX-8s. (UA code-share) If AA leaves, indeed there will be no American carriers on the route. It has been fun to watch DL in YYZ, as they have gone from "who...

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by bmacleod
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 248
Views: 61066

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

According to a news release back in May; BA was looking at a big 777X order.....

https://aviationnews.online/2018/05/05/british-airways-set-to-order-up-to-30-777-9-10/

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by bmacleod
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the 787-10?
Replies: 21
Views: 4544

Re: Air Canada and the 787-10?

Possible within 5 -10 years at best. As stated above the 77Ws are only 8-10 years old and won't be replaced anytime soon.

Then you have recent addition of more A333s could this mean AC may be looking at the NEO in a few years or perhaps even the A359? :stirthepot:

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by bmacleod
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11020

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

Tokyo Narita (NRT) Rio De Janeiro (GIG) As far as I know, AC currently operates this route YYZ-NRT unless it's been recently cancelled. AC previously operated YYZ- GIG now codeshares through UA and CM. The route became YYZ-YYC-NRT after they opened YUL-NRT. YYZ-HND remains however. The wiki page fo...

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by bmacleod
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 92
Views: 11020

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

RainerBoeing777 wrote:
Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Rio De Janeiro (GIG)


As far as I know, AC currently operates this route YYZ-NRT unless it's been recently cancelled.

AC previously operated YYZ- GIG now codeshares through UA and CM.

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by bmacleod
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15307

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Thenoflyzone wrote:
Trudeau to do list.

2. Cut all bilateral relations with countries that support Saudi Arabia, including the U.A.E. Revoke all landing rights and overflight rights of the airlines from these countries.


UAE is too important to Canada to simply cut off. Won't happen.

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by bmacleod
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15307

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Rbgso wrote:
I'm out of the loop, what's the issue between these two countries?


As silly as it may seem - a tweet by a Canadian government official criticizing human rights in the Saudi kingdom.

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by bmacleod
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 98
Views: 15307

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Hopefully this should pass quickly - if past disputes like the Canada-UAE airline dispute 7-8 years ago is any indication how this conflict will resolve itself.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/dispute-prompts-uae-to-rebuff-canadian-officials-1.561935

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by bmacleod
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats and the 2018 election
Replies: 284
Views: 7525

Re: Democrats and the 2018 election

The saying "those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it" will likely hit Trump and the GOP very hard this November. https://bigthink.com/the-proverbial-skeptic/those-who-do-not-learn-history-doomed-to-repeat-it-really The question is are voters really concerned about Trump's emb...

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by bmacleod
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10334

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

Air Canada holding steady @ 30, last year 29 but still beat all US carriers, BA and Westjet. Guess it will earn Best North American carrier again. They did Got to hand it to AC - despite all the challenges they've faced including just recently the Aeroplan incident https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/aer...

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by bmacleod
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10334

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

The top 10 airlines for 2018: 1. Singapore Airlines 2. Qatar Airways 3. ANA 4. Emirates 5. EVA 6. Cathay Pacific 7. Lufthansa 8. Hainan 9. Garuda Indonesia 10. Thai Airways Etihad did not make it to the top 10 list. They are in the 15th place. Source: https://www.worldairlineawards.com/worlds-top-1...

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by bmacleod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 14239

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Somewhat confused here...I thought Bombardier still owned 50% of C-Series. Airbus re-branding it as the A220 so did Bombardier give up their name on the aircraft? :confused: Bombardier has a 31% stake in the programme. As for the naming, it is a bit like the GE90 being a GE engine despite Snecma ha...

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by bmacleod
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is A220 still a regional jet?
Replies: 108
Views: 14239

Re: Is A220 still a regional jet?

Somewhat confused here...I thought Bombardier still owned 50% of C-Series.

Airbus re-branding it as the A220 so did Bombardier give up their name on the aircraft? :confused:

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by bmacleod
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5208

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Continental767 wrote:
I heard that BA was seriously considering the 748, and if RR engines were offered, they would likely be in the fleet today.


Also TK was serious in considering the 748 - but it seems they decided the 773 was adequate.

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by bmacleod
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5208

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

In the late 1980s before eventually becoming launch customer for the 777 - didn't UA have plans to order the MD-11?

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by bmacleod
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even vs. Odd Transatlantic Flight Numbers
Replies: 24
Views: 4473

Re: Even vs. Odd Transatlantic Flight Numbers

WS is Even East and Odd west but I found TS is Odd East - interesting.

Not sure if philosophy has anything to to with it - just schedule numbering practices by each carrier.

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by bmacleod
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to defer/cancel 777X.
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Etihad to defer/cancel 777X.

Being discussed in another discussion...

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393491&start=100

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by bmacleod
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18350

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Don't know if mobile lounges count as opposed to jetways but due to its layout Mirabel likely also needed boarding stairs for 747s. 0027383 Is this a promo shot or legit? Never seen pax scattered all over the ramp like that before and headed in all directions. Even walkers on The Walking Dead tend ...

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by bmacleod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18350

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Don't know if mobile lounges count as opposed to jetways but due to its layout Mirabel likely also needed boarding stairs for 747s.

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by bmacleod
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 13081

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

danj555 wrote:
Which route will Air Force One fly? Can it do DC - SIN non stop? Will it go through LAX or ANC? It will be interesting to see what they do.


Air Force One is capable of mid-air refueling but a ANC or HNL stop is possible.

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by bmacleod
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit
Replies: 395
Views: 13081

Re: Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet in historic summit

Wonder if this meeting will be like Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva 1985?

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gorbachev_and_Reagan_1985-2.jpg

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by bmacleod
Fri May 25, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US presidential rankings 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: US presidential rankings 2017

JFK comes in a lot lower in this one.....and also Obama comes in ahead of Reagan :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: conservatives :arrow: :faint: http://www.businessinsider.com/greatest-us-presidents-ranked-by-political-scientists-2018-2#7-dwight-eisenhower-38 Obama has been viewed by some political observers...

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by bmacleod
Fri May 25, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19448

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Where will the four A330's come from? I suppose they will be second hand. Egyptair 4 A333s will exit their fleet during 2019, so it might be those aircrafts Air Canada get? They are coming in January from TAP. In another discussion - it said they (4 A333s) will be coming from SQ. http://www.airline...

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by bmacleod
Fri May 25, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options
Replies: 97
Views: 19448

Re: AC Makes A Pass On Their B787 Options

Wouldn't be surprised if AC is waiting for A330NEO prices to come down a bit or negotiating with Airbus for a discount.

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by bmacleod
Fri May 18, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 30466

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Yes DL has intended the the A339NEO to replace its 767s but looks like they have to put in a lot more Delta One cubicles to deal the the extra space.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A330neo#Specifications I am confused by your assertion on Delta's layout of a 339 since the Annual Report say...

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by bmacleod
Fri May 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 30466

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Rising fuel prices might even make a case for the A330NEO, if it is available sooner than the 787s. Just for example. Say the fuel consumption of your current plane is 100, the A330 is 83 and the 787 is 80. If you can get the A330 4 years earlier, the 787 can not compensate this in a service life o...

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by bmacleod
Thu May 17, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 30466

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Then I saw the 737-MAX10 seating very close to the 767 and felt the MAX10 could replace the 767 in certain areas. They don’t have the same seating for the same type of mission. Maybe a domestic configured 737-10 has the same seating as an Intl 763, but that wouldn’t solve any part of the problem fo...

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by bmacleod
Thu May 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 215
Views: 30466

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Always thought before that the 787 was intended to replace the 767. That was of course before I saw the range of the 787 overlapping the 77W on many routes (and 772 in seats) and figured it was a new class of airliner. Then I saw the 737-MAX10 seating very close to the 767 and felt the MAX10 could r...

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by bmacleod
Mon May 07, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5977

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Preclearance in YYZ is a wonderful thing, I can agree with that, but either way you're connecting and clearing immigration. Whether that is done in YYZ or ORD, it doesn't really matter. You're just flying AC instead of UA or AA. Connecting through YYZ is far easier than any American hub. Not only i...

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by bmacleod
Sat May 05, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Diversions 5/4/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2312

Re: YYZ Diversions 5/4/2018

Looking at Flightaware today 5/4 I noticed that there were numerous YYZ diversions to BUF today, AC, AA DL UA all had flights diverted. There were some thunderstorms in the area and some high winds but it didn't seem bad enough to affect so many flights. Have any other airports accepted diversions ...

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by bmacleod
Sat May 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5977

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Chicago MSA population: 9,472,676 Toronto GTA population: 6,417,516 So Chicago is bigger but not almost twice as big. Interesting Wikipedia only has Urban Metro population as 5.1M-5.9M - has population had a big increase since that page was updated? Perhaps GTA uses a much larger area for their pop...

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by bmacleod
Fri May 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5977

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Each country only has rights to one HND slot. AC has Canada’s and ANA has Japan’s. AC runs Toronto-HND (in addition to NRT) so rather than compete directly with their partner ANA uses their slot to Vancouver. JL knows they can’t compete against AC+NH’s combined might in the Toronto market, especial...

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by bmacleod
Fri May 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5977

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

Does AC fly Toronto-Tokyo? Yes they do and with both NH and AC members of Star Alliance - no real need for NH to fly to YYZ - unless there is a big increase in pax demand. And with WS code-sharing with JL and JL serving YVR - no reason for JL to fly to YYZ unless as stated above there is a big incr...

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by bmacleod
Fri May 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announces Q1 2018 financial results
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Re: Air Canada announces Q1 2018 financial results

Hopefully the remaining quarters this year will be better - $170 Million net loss - that's very steep.

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by bmacleod
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most dangerous democrat in the USA
Replies: 50
Views: 2556

Re: The most dangerous democrat in the USA

I'm guessing NJ Senator Cory Booker will be top of the list for 2020 Democratic nomination. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cory_Booker Also keep a close eye on Senator Elizabeth Warren - she keeps saying she's not running for POTUS but that will likely change assuming she's reelected to the Senate in...

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by bmacleod
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike
Replies: 31
Views: 4695

Re: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike

Ironic that almost 20 years since AC pilots went on strike - September 1998. Don't know what contingency plans AC has if WS did go on strike.

- Delay retirement of 767s for needed extra capacity?

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by bmacleod
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 41011

Re: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes

"Too Expensive" - isn't that what former DL CEO Richard Anderson said about the 787 when commenting on the A350 order? He is getting the A330neo.... Makes perfect sense as the Air Asia X only uses the A330... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirAsia_X#Fleet Note: Wiki page has EIS of A330neo ...

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by bmacleod
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44513

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Trump will never be impeached or resign. He will be re-elected in 2020. In 2024 Pence will take the White House (two terms). And in 2032 my guess Donald Trump JR will take the White House for 8 years. Obama was such a disaster of a president I highly doubt a demacrat will ever win the White House a...

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by bmacleod
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 5104

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

If this discussion was opened last year AA would be at the top - after ordering the A350 an 787 order seemed unlikely.

The sudden 787 announcement and A350 cancellation on April 6 was quite a surprise.

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by bmacleod
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 6569

Re: Big cities without any airport

The Rhine-Ruhr region of Germany is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe comprising 8 cities - only half or so having airports.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhine-Ruhr

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by bmacleod
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 84
Views: 6569

Re: Big cities without any airport

HND is very close to Yokohama.

And high-speed trains provide quick service from Kyoto to Osaka.

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by bmacleod
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44513

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

bmacleod wrote:
VP Al Gore - 2000 controversial yes but a U of Miami recount confirmed GW Bush razor-thin victory.


Sorry - It was Miami Herald and USA Today that did the unofficial Florida recount.

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by bmacleod
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread
Replies: 484
Views: 44513

Re: Trump Resignation/Impeachment Megathread

Will not happen. He will be elected for a second time (same happened with Bush II and in the second election he got even more votes than in the first one). Election years ending in "0" or POTUS elected on Nov 8 have not been kind to POTUS seeking re-election or their VPs. VP Al Gore - 200...

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by bmacleod
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between cities of same name.
Replies: 30
Views: 3005

Re: Flights between cities of same name.

YXU (London, ON) pop approx. 400,000 is just too close to YYZ for direct flight to LHR or LGW.

There may have been business or charter flights between YXU and LHR/LGW/LCY.

But anything can happen in the future for scheduled/commercial service. :)

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by bmacleod
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.
Replies: 18
Views: 3782

Re: Air Canada rebrands business class as Signature Service.

A while back AC business class was called Executive/Executive First.

Changing business class brand doesn't happen often - at least on AC.

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by bmacleod
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23596

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

In the end Halifax is a pretty small market. The metro population is just a hair over 400,000 and the entire province is under a million. By comparison, the metropolitan area surrounding Portland, Maine has a bit over 600,000 population and no transatlantic service (although, of course, there is pl...

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