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by YYZLGA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?

vuelti24 wrote:
I think a hub in Senegal or nearby could take big advantage of the A321XLR to connect South America with Europe, similar of what COPA does.


It's a fantastic location for sure. They could do North America with 321XLR too and serve both the Europe-Africa and US-Africa markets.

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by YYZLGA
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Potential for an Ethiopian Airlines esque flag carrier in West Africa?

Nigeria would be the obvious place--it's a potentially huge market--but it would take big changes to build the kind of credibility that ET has.

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by YYZLGA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 47000

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

FB330 wrote:
What is the latest on TXL and Schonefield? Will they definitely close?


BER is just a new terminal for Schoenefeld. If you mean the old terminal, then yes the current discussion has been to keep the SXF terminal open for ULCC flights, at least until the new terminal can be expanded.

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by YYZLGA
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 309
Views: 30544

Re: CRJ production to end in 2020

[ It's a good outcome for Canadian and especially Quebecois taxpayers. Five decades of subsidiaries for Bombardier have been ridiculous. Other sources note that new CRJ production will end in 2020. That's laughable. The economic contribution from the CRJ and its spinoffs has been vastly larger than...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24773

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I don't really understand the whole antipathy to narrow-body long haul. I'd much rather fly on a 321 with 18 inch wide seats than a 777 with 17 inch seats.

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by YYZLGA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9594

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

Babyshark wrote:
But wow a Cessna 402 doesn't even weigh that much. That's a lot of coal power to keep that thing aloft.


The Northeast doesn't burn coal (in any meaningful quantity) to generate electricity. It's nuclear, gas, and assorted renewables.

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by YYZLGA
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4200

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

With Doug Ford being premier and Andrew Scheer winning the federal election this october, YTZ will become a game changer for sure! The Tories were in power for a decade federally and they never allowed any change. The change in provincial government doesn't mean much since it isn't a provincial mat...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4200

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

I'm hoping a change in government will allow PD to operate the 220s out of YTZ. This slot increase would definitely help in that regard Maybe, but not sure what change would make that happen. Replacing Miller with Ford and now Tory hasn't changed anything at the municipal level, and neither the Tor...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4200

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Could PD partner with AA to take over the latter's LGA operations to Toronto? It's a pretty limited offering as it is, and flying to YTZ might give them a bit of a niche in the market against the much larger AC and DL/WS operations. In fact, a broader partnership with AA probably makes some sense f...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft
Replies: 44
Views: 4200

Re: YTZ 44 Slot Increase by 2023 According to 2018 Master Plan Draft

Could PD partner with AA to take over the latter's LGA operations to Toronto? It's a pretty limited offering as it is, and flying to YTZ might give them a bit of a niche in the market against the much larger AC and DL/WS operations. In fact, a broader partnership with AA probably makes some sense fo...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12297

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

DominoxX wrote:
LAN Chile's SCL-IPC-PPT-NAN, in the mid-late 70s. And SCL-LIM-MIA-YUL, operated twice weekly during Pinochet's rule. Ironically the YUL route was for people fleeing the country! so was SCL-CDG


Would it be YMX instead of YUL?

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by YYZLGA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12297

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Possiably the craziest of them all was the QF's Fiesta Route mentioned in reply 5 without details. The route was SYD-NAN-PPT-ACA-MEX-NAS-BDA-LHR flown once or twice a week with B707 aircraft. It started in the 1960s and finished in the 1970s Really, really crazy but very interesting! Wow that's wil...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?
Replies: 28
Views: 5393

Re: Jetblue to drop BUF-LAX?

When I flew the flight a couple years ago, it was busy. It may have been hurt by the dollar more recently. I've found that BUF is much less of a deal now than it used to be compared with YYZ.

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by YYZLGA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14883

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

It's summer in the south, meaning kids are out of school. Atlanta kids finished ~2 weeks ago; Charleston kids finished today. If you can't get 90% load factors at high fares on TATL flights you're doing it profoundly wrong. US point of sale is just gravy. This flight is for British tourists wanting...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations
Replies: 43
Views: 6604

Re: MIA preparing plans for expansion and renovations

I just love how the person writing the memo included in the linked article refers to a 773 as "Jumbo Aircraft" ... I can't recall ever referring to any 777 as a "jumbo jet" to be honest... Back in the day, the first generation of widebodies (also including DC-10 and L-1011) were...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35076

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting piece of info, as of the June equipment changes for AC, all but one 77W route will now be to/from YYZ, which is the most I have personally ever seen. The only 77W route that won't touch YYZ is YUL-CDG from what I can see currently. 77Ws from YYZ are currently running daily MUC, ZRH, AMS...

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by YYZLGA
Sat May 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49860

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

If WS employees believe their CEO’s shtick that Onex will not make any changes and are simply along for the ride, they must still believe it is 2008. Apparently WS employees do not have a pension plan, they depend on the stock ownership plan to build up some kind of decent retirement. With Onex tak...

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by YYZLGA
Thu May 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49860

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I think competition Transatlantic will be ensured by tons of flights from European carriers into Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary. Direct and connecting. Domestically it seems Westjet with their 120 737's take a good share, ensuring some competition, or not? https://worldairlinenews.files.word...

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by YYZLGA
Thu May 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 308
Views: 49860

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

It certainly makes sense from AC's perspective. The fleets are very compatible, and it will make AC overwhelmingly dominant to Europe. For Canadians--especially Montrealers--the effect will be a huge surge in prices. Canadians right now enjoy very good fares transatlantic, but that will end. On the ...

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by YYZLGA
Tue May 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 2998

Re: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe

It's about tourism. The local market is irrelevant, as it is with YXY. If they manage to successfully market that part of Quebec to French tourists, the route could be successful. I feel like Gaspé might have a bit more success in that regard, as it's more of an established tourist destination, but ...

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by YYZLGA
Tue May 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 16
Views: 5053

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

Wow that's a blast from the past. 767-200 back with AC. Never thought I'd see that day!

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by YYZLGA
Mon May 13, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Swoop is grounded following WestJet's acquisition?
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: What if Swoop is grounded following WestJet's acquisition?

I think it's very premature to say they're grounding Swoop, but I do think that the future of the secondary airports needs to be lower costs. There shouldn't be a $20+ AIF from an airport like YHM. The reason the Ryanair model worked is that they flew from repurposed hangars or terminals that look l...

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by YYZLGA
Mon May 13, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383446

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It's definitely having a knock-on effect. I just had to deal with a travel agent for some people who invited me to something, and she told me she was had changed my booking to switch me onto a different flight because the original booking was a 737-800. I stifled my laugh, since the flight she switc...

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by YYZLGA
Wed May 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 330
Views: 58847

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

These route reductions maybe give a bit of a preview of that AC will cut in the next downturn.

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by YYZLGA
Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve New Orleans (MSY)
Replies: 12
Views: 2502

Re: Air Transat to serve New Orleans (MSY)

Regardless, hopefully this does something about the monstrous prices for a nonstop MSY-Canada. I understand the transborder fees, but still. They truly are monstrous. I flew MSY-YYZ last year and the price for the nonstop was over $1000--one way. I ended up taking a UA connecting flight that was st...

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by YYZLGA
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries
Replies: 82
Views: 10810

Re: 'I had to crawl': Amputee seeks damages after United Airlines and airport security seize scooter batteries

This is a sad situation. I'm surprised this issue doesn't come up more often and there isn't an established procedure for dealing with it. To clarify a few misconceptions, Canada doesn't have juries in these types of civil trials. I'm also a little bit surprised that he chose Tulsa as his anniversar...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's intercontinental routes
Replies: 12
Views: 2926

Re: Air Canada's intercontinental routes

Not only Indian; Canada has no airside transit (like the USA) so if you need a visa for Canada, you need a visa to transit a Canadian airport. I hate Air Canada transborder flights because every single one I’ve ever taken, there’s South African backpackers going to Amsterdam or a Thai doctor going ...

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by YYZLGA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round
Replies: 21
Views: 3419

Re: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round

Skywatcher wrote:
My theory is that with the increasing number of immigrants to Quebec from France there is more year round demand.


Exactly. I bet that's a significant factor. There's likely to be a growing VFR traffic on the route.

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by YYZLGA
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14180

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I was on a flight YYZ-YUL-LYS on TS once, and the YYZ-YUL segment had only six passengers. They still crowded us all into two rows. The plane had a couple dozen deadheading staff though, so it ended up being a bit of a party plane. I was also supposed to be the only person on the flight once on AC, ...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4953

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

The RPA did a pretty good study on expanding airports in the NYC area. It's the first time I've seen anyone write about the idea I've always favored for another runway at EWR to the west of the terminals. There's enough room east of US-1 for another parallel runway that's separated enough from the e...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction
Replies: 34
Views: 8718

Re: Busy JFK Runway to Close for 6 Months for Construction

The RPA report from a few years back suggested reorienting everything onto the 4/22s to eliminate conflicts and therefore increase capacity. I think the main issue was that LGA would lose too much capacity without using 13/31 for takeoffs. The idea was that with NextGen ATC technology, it would be p...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34129

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

I'm cringing looking at these pics at the thought of all the traffic jams caused by the construction and the two new terminals. As if it already wasn't bad enough at LAX. It's horrendous for sure, but so much of that congestion is rental car shuttles, hotel shuttles, and Uber pickups, all of which ...

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by YYZLGA
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35321

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

If Lufthansa is willing to announce a 100-plane MAX order right after it gets the okay to fly again, I could imagine Boeing given an absolutely spectacular, Ryanair-level deal.

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by YYZLGA
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas

We'll see how it works. There's definitely a market, given all the people going by helicopter and float plane. It's clearly mainly for the people flying up for the weekend when the rest of the family (or maybe the parents) are up at the cottage and can pick them up. I think Tobermory would actually ...

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by YYZLGA
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20116

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

I'm not an aerospace engineer, but I know Wall Street. In the longer term, I could see Boeing gradually shifting away from the commercial aircraft space. Wall Street just isn't going to be attracted to the kind of long term investment and, most importantly, risk needed to create genuinely innovative...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11473

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

AC has cancelled all their PBI flights as March Break is coming up. Are they sending people via United connections or busing them to FLL or anything like that?

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by YYZLGA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4688

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

Since over the next couple years, all the fleet growth will be on the narrowbody side, I'm guessing that there's going to be more long haul 737 flying. Do you think AC would ever consider a subfleet of 737s with the international business class product? It doesn't seem ideal for AC's marketing if a ...

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by YYZLGA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385897

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I'm no expert here and I know this is speculation, but could the fact that the audio quality is poor during the final moments of the flight be meaningful? Surely the CVR under normal conditions has a good enough microphone that picking up voices doesn't require "advanced audio filtering." ...

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by YYZLGA
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35076

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

I hope that when they renovate the international/transborder area, they improve circulation especially on the international side. During the evening departure peak, it can get nearly impossible to move around, especially to the swing gates on the sides.

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by YYZLGA
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35076

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

What I think would make a lot of sense would be to build a large waiting area/central spot at the junction of F, G and H, have seating there, airline lounges on a second floor, food and drink options and a large departures board. That way, they can alleviate congestion in the gate halls. Yes! This ...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 35076

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

The planned layout is in the master plan, working from memory here, so it may be worth to check my numbers. If memory serves, it will have 14 gates, with 4 being dual bridge 1 widebody/2 narrowbody gates. It's a pretty substantial expansion. So between the new Pier H and the added gates in Pier G, ...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC investor day 2019 presentation
Replies: 34
Views: 4688

Re: AC investor day 2019 presentation

Very interesting document. Thanks for linking. It looks pretty clear AC's preparing for a recession. Counting the reductions in regional flying, the total fleet is planned to shrink over the next few years. I'm sure they're keeping their options open for growth, if the economy holds up, but it seems...

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by YYZLGA
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11870

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

High times for YUL the airport and city. I don't know if AC is routing some transit on its expanding YUL network or still prefer YYZ for that purpose. YUL is definitely being used heavily for connections. I think airport fees make it a bit cheaper for AC to connect pax through YUL, so that's likely...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport
Replies: 81
Views: 9914

Re: Georgia lawmaker lobs legislation for state takeover of Atlanta airport

The monopoly is the reason it is the largest airport in the world. You take that away and the airport will lose traffic to better placed alternatives. I mean who in their right mind want to fly for 2-3 hours extra just because Delta push all their traffic through ATL. If the monopoly goes away you ...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5377

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if AC had considered the route during their recent major expansion. If I recall correctly, it was on some of AC's "possible future destinations" maps. I suspect that the current poor political relationship between the two countries makes the addition ...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5377

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if AC had considered the route during their recent major expansion. If I recall correctly, it was on some of AC's "possible future destinations" maps. I suspect that the current poor political relationship between the two countries makes the addition u...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5377

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if AC had considered the route during their recent major expansion. If I recall correctly, it was on some of AC's "possible future destinations" maps. I suspect that the current poor political relationship between the two countries makes the addition u...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why there is no UA's transpacific routes from IAH except Tokyo NRT and Sydney, Australia?
Replies: 64
Views: 6891

Re: Why there is no UA's transpacific routes from IAH except Tokyo NRT and Sydney, Australia?

It's a bit of a myth that VFR traffic is always super-low-yield. In the very competitive markets, it often is, but people often have no choice but to make VFR trips and will pay high prices. It's not like where you can go to PUJ instead of CUN on vacation because the price is lower. Plenty of VFR-do...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 80
Views: 8135

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

If anyone can help with one other, it would be very much appreciated!
SQ494 July 14, 2008
Try as I might, I can't seem to find it on any of the databases.

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by YYZLGA
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International Future
Replies: 28
Views: 3901

Re: EWR International Future

YYZORD wrote:
What is the ultimate capacity at EWR, I know LGA and JFK are literally at capacity where they need slot restrictions. When will EWR reach that level?


EWR had slot restrictions, but they just got rid of them to increase competition.

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