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by Airontario
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 10022

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YVZ to HKG

zakuivcustom wrote:
Actually, does CX have a crew base in Toronto?


They did, I believe it was closed earlier this year.

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by Airontario
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 10600

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

dfwjim1 wrote:
Is it TSA's responsibility to watch for crewmembers who are impaired?


I wouldn't expect them physically stop them. If I was a working pre-boarding security and I saw that, I would definitely be contacting the airport police however.

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by Airontario
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6499

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:
Am I right in seeing this?


How can we know? You were the one on the flight. I doubt anyone else here was on it. If you saw it, you saw it.

If you're worried about this situation, you should contact the airline. Posting about it here won't really accomplish anything.

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by Airontario
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 3849

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

I'm not familiar with the airport, but looking at Google maps I'd say space is a reason. In order to have high speed exits, you need a decent amount of space between the runway and the parallel taxi way in order to allow the plane to slow down enough.

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by Airontario
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jon Stewart slams congress
Replies: 89
Views: 5060

Re: Jon Stewart slams congress

I don't always agree with Jon Stewart or agree with his politics but listened to him address the house judiciary committee during an appeal to pass reauthorizing the bill to provide benefits and health care to sick firefighters and other first responders after the 9/11 attacks he was spot on. I hav...

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by Airontario
Wed May 22, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...

cpd wrote:
You can easily fix that by arming all the kids....

Right?


Makes sense to me.

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by Airontario
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6693

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Super80Fan wrote:
I'm going to assume the answer is yes, but I'm assuming FA's are allowed to have non-alcoholic beverages?


I can't speak for ULCC, but yes it's generally not a problem for FAs to drink soft drinks, coffee/tea and water from the trolleys.

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by Airontario
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas

I guess this would mostly rely on connections? Can't really see a demand between Toronto and Muskoka when the drive takes roughly two hours. Although something might escape me, only looking at it from afar... The drive can easily be double that on long weekends. Perhaps there will be some connectin...

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by Airontario
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unions. As relevant as ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 2732

Re: Unions. As relevant as ever?

Please show me a present day successful company that drags their feet on safety. Amazon https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-warehouse-safety-and-deaths-2018-4 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/30/accidents-at-amazon-workers-left-to-suffer-after-warehouse-injuries https://www.ehstod...

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by Airontario
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bucket List
Replies: 20
Views: 1566

Re: Bucket List

Last year we did Rwanda and Uganda and saw the mountain gorillas. That was a big deal for us. Put a big dent in our finances as well.

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by Airontario
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20190

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

continental004 wrote:
So what's the fate of the upcoming YUL-BOD at this point?


That route doesn't start for another couple of months. No point on speculating that far ahead considering nobody really knows what's going on with the aircraft yet.

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by Airontario
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British CAA grounds MAX 8
Replies: 16
Views: 2909

Re: British CAA grounds MAX 8

According to FlightRadar, 2 TK Max8's are turning around mid-flight because of this decision.

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by Airontario
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11557

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

The idea of any crew member having a gun on their person on an airplane is outrageous. However, just to humour those gun nuts, why would a pilot need one? Shouldn't the purser be the person to carry it? If any violent incident was to happen on an airplane, it would 99.9% happen in the cabin. The fi...

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by Airontario
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11557

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

The idea of any crew member having a gun on their person on an airplane is outrageous. However, just to humour those gun nuts, why would a pilot need one? Shouldn't the purser be the person to carry it? If any violent incident was to happen on an airplane, it would 99.9% happen in the cabin. The fir...

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by Airontario
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 35419

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

https://ibb.co/v3PXzdL An overview of YYZ international service weekly one way seats this winter, omitting Sun destinations. Side note, does anyone actually know how to post photos on here? Is this O&D. DXB had 4K seats compared to others in the region. The high DXB numbers could also mean onwa...

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by Airontario
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to offer Free Apple Music
Replies: 20
Views: 3149

Re: AA to offer Free Apple Music

ckfred wrote:
Apparently, access to Apple Music is a big deal. I don't get it, because I still play CDs.


It's a music streaming service, with a massive library. Think Netflix, but with much more available content. For a large segment of the customer base it's a nice addition.

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by Airontario
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs

Does AC still have a pilot base in YWG? It's definitely not a hub for AC, but I seem to remember hearing they had a pilot base there for whatever reason.

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by Airontario
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 71
Views: 9302

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

airman99o wrote:
The rumours Floating around the past while is they ( Air Canada ) want all the Regional flying under one roof shall we say.


So they want to go back to what they had 5-6 years ago?

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by Airontario
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8804

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Can't blame them really. If I knew I wasn't going to get paid, I wouldn't be going to work.

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by Airontario
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)
Replies: 66
Views: 8711

Re: Flair Adds Canada-US Routes (MCO/PIE/MIA/AZA/PSP/LAS)

greenair727 wrote:
flyb wrote:
Don't see any demand for a CLE route


Canadians love Cleveland--its just too hard to get to unless you're coming from YYZ.


Wait...what? What is the point of making such a ridiculous statement?

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by Airontario
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When/why did US immigration stop having a separate line for citizens and green card holders?
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: When/why did US immigration stop having a separate line for citizens and green card holders?

They don't? In Toronto at the US preclearence, both US and Canadian passport holders have one line, and all other passport holders have another line. No guarantee that one line is faster than the other though.

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by Airontario
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 409
Views: 9681

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

Casobs wrote:
2122M wrote:
Casobs wrote:

Why is there no blame or fight for the leaders of their nations? It's all our fault of course.


Well with the amount of corrupt governments in Central America that have been propped up by the USA over the past couple decades, it kinda is the USA's fault.

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by Airontario
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 3356

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Probably the most genuine and interesting people on television these days. His ability and willingness to travel to out of the way places, and speak for those whose voices are not usually heard will be missed. He has inspired me to travel more outside my comfort zone, and experience new people, plac...

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by Airontario
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 2221

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

stratosphere wrote:
Why don't we just scrap Miss America all together and for that matter cheerleaders at NFL or College games it is all demeaning to women.


Well we should scrap those things.

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by Airontario
Thu May 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 2141

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

No SPCA or Humane Society in Baltimore that could've been called to deal with this in a proper way?

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by Airontario
Sun May 06, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11523

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

Not sure why YYZ is even considered a factor, considering that LAX alone has nearly three times more foreign born and 1st-generation Ethiopians than all of Canada, let alone just YYZ. There's more to Ethiopian's operation than O&D at ADD. Their whole business model is opening up the entire Afri...

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by Airontario
Wed May 02, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 10302

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

rlwynn wrote:
Where is PUJ?

Why is it so difficult to type the City names.

Must be some anet coolness factor.


???

the picture in the original post clearly says Punta Cana (PUJ)

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by Airontario
Wed May 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

xdlx wrote:
The fact that they crossed thru South America on the first delivery to stop thru the Caribbean, before arriving in FLL speaks volumes of where the airplane may see its first revenue flights....


Wait what? Do people actually think this way?

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by Airontario
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Ethiopian adds Barcelona service from July 2018

I don't know any of the ins and outs on this route, but wouldn't it make more sense to stop in BCN before continuing to MAD?

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by Airontario
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15095

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I think some people would be surprised how few cleaning products are loaded onto the typical airplane (at least in North America). It's one thing to ask crew to clean a lavatory armed with a full supply of cleaning products. Quite different to ask them to do it with nothing more than some paper towe...

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by Airontario
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 23611

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Significant downgrade for business passengers with no flat bed If AC was consistantly selling out J class on this flight the 767 would continue. If a lie-flat bed is a deal breaker, those passengers can backtrack to YUL/YOW/YYZ. Honestly I doubt many will complain, considering they're pretty lucky ...

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by Airontario
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Olympics games
Replies: 64
Views: 2224

Re: Winter Olympics games

Well i guess the dutch don't quite dominate the 10000m do they? :checkeredflag: https://olympics.cbc.ca/news/article/canada-ted-jan-bloemen-wins-medal-000-speed-skating.html and sush Dutchy about ancestry... he's wearing a maple leaf. :lol: Solid day overall for Canada Gold in 10,000m Speed Skating...

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by Airontario
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 6165

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

It's worth noting that only those that have Electronic Travel Authorizations or are US/Canadian citizens would find this useful. If you're an African passport holder with a US visitor's visa or a green card, you would find it more convenient to fly directly into the US from ADD. Anyone with an ethn...

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by Airontario
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 6165

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

How much traffic ia there actually between Toronto and East Africa? What kind of connections are available ex-Addis? Quite a bit. Big Somali, Ethiopian and Tanzanian populations in Toronto. The connections in ADD are well timed and relatively easy to make. I think they're doing very well on this ro...

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by Airontario
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 20479

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/a ... 69874.html

AC to start YEG to YYJ and YLW, and YYC to YQQ, starting July 2.
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https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/a ... 69874.html

AC to start YEG to YYJ and YLW, and YYC to YQQ, starting July 2.

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by Airontario
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?
Replies: 165
Views: 6265

Re: Trump : Why do we let people in from (expletive) countries ?

Route66 wrote:
Beyond that, we can see the same in the United States, where some cultures clearly assimilate, succeed and even surpass the majority while others have failed for generations - just like the countries from where they originated.


Care to cite some examples?

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by Airontario
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commutair dash 8 flight
Replies: 26
Views: 5379

Re: Last commutair dash 8 flight

Every Dash flight I have taken requires waiting for a ground crew to tether the prop, RJ's open the door and deplaning starts immediately. On the PHL-ROA flights, the RJ is twenty minutes quicker. I'm just curious how much time this really costs you? In my experience, the longest I've ever waited f...

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by Airontario
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 7354

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

Probably for no other reason that, when they were built glass bridges weren't really a thing?

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by Airontario
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4514

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

As for movements, that's kinda irrelevant comparing general aviation airports to airports whose focus lies strongly within commercial aviation. That's rather uninteresting when Phoenix so far outclasses anything Halifax can offer. But ok, let's use Gateway, which is a commercial airport to Westjet ...

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by Airontario
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9710

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Tough day for those of us in Toronto. Was our best player for a long time, and was an even better human. You will not be able to find anyone with anything negative to say about Halladay.

RIP

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by Airontario
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 6533

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

A video from 3 years ago? Really?

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by Airontario
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 49161

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

You don't hear about other airlines having similar issues (or any serious issues for that matter) with the A320 family. As far as we know, both incidents could have happened in a 737 as well, or any aircraft. Don't jinx Sunwing, I think they are the only Canadian airline that hasn't screwed up a la...

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by Airontario
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET ADD-DUB-YYZ going five times weekly, starting 02DEC17
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: ADD-DUB-YYZ going five times weekly, starting 02DEC17

Really? I was considering a trip to CPT, but ET was giving me a 1hr25m layover from YYZ to CPT via ADD. I prefer something along the lines of 2hrs.... Well that's your preference. 1h25m in ADD is plenty of time to make a connection. Trust me you don't want to spend any more than 2h in ADD waiting f...

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by Airontario
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX
Replies: 20
Views: 2490

Re: WestJet adds YVR/YYC-MEX

chrisp390 wrote:
Any chance we see a Canada-GDL route launched by AC, WS or a Mexican airline?


I doubt it. The Mexican population in Canada isn't huge. AC codeshares on the UA flights out of IAH. I doubt there's demand for a direct flight.

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by Airontario
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book
Replies: 68
Views: 12544

Re: Air Canada downsizes 737 MAX 9 order book

I think it's time to cue up Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors", because a few people are really revealing theirs in this thread again. I'm at a loss as to what the big deal is with this order change? Even if it's because they want to pick up more A321s, who cares? Is it really that important to...

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by Airontario
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300
Replies: 26
Views: 9635

Re: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300

So big question is...Can AC fill a 763 on YYT-LHR? But they don't need to. They need to fill it (or at least get a decent load) from YHZ and YYT combined. I just realized that so I edited to my question is no longer non-stop on YHZ-LHR? It looks like 2 of the 4 YHZ-LHR per week will now stop in YYT...

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by Airontario
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300
Replies: 26
Views: 9635

Re: Transatlantic A319 going ’767-300

bmacleod wrote:
So big question is...Can AC fill a 763 on YYT-LHR?


But they don't need to. They need to fill it (or at least get a decent load) from YHZ and YYT combined.

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by Airontario
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit
Replies: 143
Views: 4829

Re: Merkel: Europe 'can no longer rely on allies' after Trump and Brexit

AAPilot wrote:
haha europe doesn't have the courage or stones to lead anything. They can't even stop tens of thousands of africans from violating their borders weekly.


Kinda like how the USA can't stop the tens of thousands of Central Americans from violating their borders weekly.

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