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by YYZLGA
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75443

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

BER is intended to have a regional express service that will make limited stops from Hauptbahnhof (only Gesundbrunnen and Ostkreuz) and will take 29 minutes. There'll also be some other RB services making limited stops from the major Stadtbahn stations like Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, and Zoo...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 457
Views: 75443

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

BER is intended to have a regional express service that will make limited stops from Hauptbahnhof (only Gesundbrunnen and Ostkreuz) and will take 29 minutes. There'll also be some other RB services making limited stops from the major Stadtbahn stations like Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, and Zoo....

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by YYZLGA
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets
Replies: 176
Views: 16516

Re: Austria to introduce minimum price for plane tickets

Could we start to see Ryanair selling Bratislava as an alternate Vienna airport?

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by YYZLGA
Fri May 22, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways route updates
Replies: 209
Views: 42963

Re: BA cancels LHR-CHS for rest of 2020

I never knew BA flew to Charleston. How long have they flown there? What kind of equipment? What's the primary market, business or leisure travelers? Leisure. It was for British tourists to visit Charleston. It's reasonably popular for British people as a vacation destination. It's obviously debata...

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by YYZLGA
Sun May 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders

It's a remarkable irony that now that Boeing is suffering a severe cash crunch, it goes without saying that the government will do whatever it takes to bail them out and save them. It's a shame that that was considered a completely unacceptable option for Bombardier. They don’t need a bailout, they...

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by YYZLGA
Sat May 09, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders
Replies: 17
Views: 7079

Re: GECAS Cancels 69 737 MAX Orders

It's a remarkable irony that now that Boeing is suffering a severe cash crunch, it goes without saying that the government will do whatever it takes to bail them out and save them. It's a shame that that was considered a completely unacceptable option for Bombardier.

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by YYZLGA
Thu May 07, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?
Replies: 70
Views: 11184

Re: Why do so many international terminals have arrivals corridors above the departures level?

Somewhat related: AMS will have 3 separate passenger levels on the new A-pier. - Shengen departures and arrivals; - Non-Shengen departures and 'safe' Non-Schengen arrivals; - Non-Shengen 'unsafe' arrivals. https://zwartlicht.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/712-A-pier-schiphol-doorsnede-scaled.jpg Aga...

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by YYZLGA
Thu May 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17350

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

Source in the penultimate paragraph (German only): https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/brisante-studie-zum-flughafen-ber-wird-fertig-und-sofort-zum-finanziellen-sanierungsfall/25784234.html For years and years, that airport authority had one airport that makes good money (TXL) and another one that m...

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by YYZLGA
Wed May 06, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8976

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

My understanding is that the DH3 fuel burn per hour is about 500lbs vs the CRJ 200 at 1000lbs per hour, please correct me if I'm wrong. Now thats a fuel guzzling adventure for AC . That crj instead of dash8 taking over some routes. Very true, though you do have to take into account that the CRJ is ...

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by YYZLGA
Tue May 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17350

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

Here's an aspect no one has thus far mentioned: is it safe to be in this new terminal? Given the multitude of items that were such a disaster from the design phase of the airport, and given how numerous the MAJOR items to be fixed were, and given how long the building sat empty while seemingly no o...

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by YYZLGA
Sat May 02, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8404

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Would it have to be just belly cargo? AC has taken out the seats of several of their 77Ws and are using them for cargo. PPE, which is much of the cargo being moved around these days, is light enough that it wouldn't require reinforced floors. Or simply put a box of PPE on each seat and cover them w...

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by YYZLGA
Fri May 01, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 pilots may lose currency. Flying A380 for belly cargo?
Replies: 42
Views: 8404

Re: Asiana A380 pilots may lose certifications. Flying A380 for belly cargo?

Would it have to be just belly cargo? AC has taken out the seats of several of their 77Ws and are using them for cargo. PPE, which is much of the cargo being moved around these days, is light enough that it wouldn't require reinforced floors.

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by YYZLGA
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?
Replies: 38
Views: 6781

Re: NH wanted AC to join NH/UA JV but UA was against it, why?

AC has long figured out that Canadian consumers aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, and it markets fares in Canada accordingly. Haha, I would not go as far as this - but yes we pay a lot more to fly than in the US. First, NAVCanada must recover 100% of its expenses. Same logic for Canadian airpo...

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by YYZLGA
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21940

Re: Newark Airport Future

Does anyone know where this new parallel runway should be placed in EWR? Read the RPA report. On the western side of the existing terminal area. Did the PA reject the runway though? It's a report by a think tank that's funded by the PA (among others). It was never an official proposal, and it came ...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21940

Re: Newark Airport Future

There's no question that the PA hasn't been planning for a new runway. They made that evident by their choice to locate the new terminal in a place that would actively preclude it. They're a very cautious organization. I'm not sure that's the right choice, though. The NYC area clearly needs an addi...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21940

Re: Newark Airport Future

There's no question that the PA hasn't been planning for a new runway. They made that evident by their choice to locate the new terminal in a place that would actively preclude it. They're a very cautious organization. I'm not sure that's the right choice, though. The NYC area clearly needs an addit...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy
Replies: 22
Views: 3125

Re: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy

They are not “back at work” they are still on off duty status but will be back on the AC payroll at the 75% pay. Some may have the option of returning to work at 100% pay if they choose to.....ie if they were on a leave of absence. I may be mistaken, but I believe that they will be back at 100% pay...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy
Replies: 22
Views: 3125

Re: Air Canada to retain laid off employees on payroll with govt subsidy

It’s great to be back at work, but to do what? Transcon loads these days could be comfortably operated on Q400’s. They are not “back at work” they are still on off duty status but will be back on the AC payroll at the 75% pay. Some may have the option of returning to work at 100% pay if they choose...

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by YYZLGA
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21940

Re: Newark Airport Future

Perhaps what EWR needs to do is move all parking, car rentals,and some ancillary services to outside the current footprint of the airport. The PA controls the seaport areas to the east of the NJ Turnpike with undeveloped areas adjacent to the IKEA as well as 2 closed retail sites (Toys R Us, a long...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21940

Re: Newark Airport Future

ddaly241 wrote:
KFTG wrote:
People are saying it will be bulldozed.


Wait what's going to be bulldozed?


In order to build out the additional runway as per the RPA's plan, they will have to bulldoze the new terminal. Long-term planning at its finest!

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by YYZLGA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 21940

Re: Newark Airport Future

The RPA has done a pretty detailed study on rebuilding the airport, and they found that there's space for an independent parallel on the west side of the airport. Unfortunately, the new terminal is in precisely the wrong place. http://library.rpa.org/pdf/RPA-Upgrading-to-World-Class-Revisited.pdf

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by YYZLGA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments

I don't see how it benefits AC and WS either. It hits every airline flying in Canada, and airlines that hub in Canada will be more affected than ones that hub elsewhere. On the other hand, these airports use thousands of acres of extremely valuable land--look how much Bombardier just got for the muc...

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by YYZLGA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Suspends All New York Services
Replies: 17
Views: 4578

Re: Spirit Suspends All New York Services

Plattsburgh is hardly surprising. Canadians are the vast majority of travellers (a bit proportion at IAG as well) and all non-essential cross-border travel is prohibited.

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by YYZLGA
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15122

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

For one thing, this is likely a marketing scheme to a considerable extent. But for another, there's a reason entertainers like Drake use huge planes. It's not because it's a giant private jet just for them. It's because a major tour playing large arenas requires a large staff and a huge amount of eq...

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by YYZLGA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33879

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

Are they taking more precautions on these repatriation flights? Is everyone masked, are they actually checking for symptoms, etc.? A friend was on a flight home the other day and there were unmasked coughers galore. Nobody asked about symptoms until they got to Canada.

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by YYZLGA
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 110
Views: 23664

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

AC definitely has to at least be relieved about their fleet planning in this situation. They have lots of old A320s and 763s they can send to the desert to reduce capacity, and the situation with the 7M8 has bizarrely worked out in their favour now, since they don't have to be paying for a bunch of ...

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by YYZLGA
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Financial Discussion 2020
Replies: 432
Views: 60073

Re: Boeing in Crisis

It does really make me shake my head at the unacceptability of any rescue of Bombardier, especially after it was directly targeted by the U.S. government. Of course, the U.S. would never be so foolish as to let its biggest high-tech exporter go under.

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by YYZLGA
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22074

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

not only does YOW-LHR keep its 788 upgauge, it is now upgauged further from 31MAY20-08SEP20 to a 333. Must mean advanced bookings are strong. Looks to me like a preemptive move to drive out any potential WS YOW-LGW, even if the 737MAX isn't back in service by then. Wow. YYC-FRA is up to a 77W. The ...

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by YYZLGA
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 22074

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

Wow. YYC-FRA is up to a 77W. The German tourists must be pouring in.

Also, they're up to the 450-seat 77W on CPH? With loads like that, I'm surprised they haven't added an ARN flight.

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by YYZLGA
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future plans of Porter, JAZZ and Westjet Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1745

Re: Future plans of Porter, JAZZ and Westjet Encore

Any news on where the production is going to move after Downsview closes? Another plant at YYZ?

The advantage for Viking Air is that it has deep (Thomson family) pockets backing it. They're among the ten richest families in the world.

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by YYZLGA
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Amazon order new freighters ?
Replies: 52
Views: 7384

Re: Could Amazon order new freighters ?

This might be a stupid question. Since those types of parcel delivery services I believe tend to have fairly light but bulky cargo, I believe they reach the physical space limits of the aircraft long before they reach the maximum takeoff weight. For a company like Amazon, could there be a market for...

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by YYZLGA
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030
Replies: 63
Views: 7594

Re: EasyJet Electric Aircraft: Engine Test by 2023, Aircraft in Service 2030

There's an enormous amount being invested in battery technology these days, and there are considerable advances every year. It makes perfect sense to have airframe and engine designs available for when battery technology advances to the point where it is feasible.

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by YYZLGA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could YWG-LGA be possible with DL/WS JV?
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: Could YWG-LGA be possible with DL/WS JV?

It's not completely inconceivable, but LGA slots are valuable and I imagine DL can find more lucrative routes to allocate them to than YWG.

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by YYZLGA
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11667

Re: Future of YUL

Is there no more space to expand the number of gates and terminal space after this plan? The current plan would be a pretty gigantic expansion, but there's theoretically nothing stopping them from expanding even further into the infield, subject to the relocation of the AC HQ and Bombardier plant t...

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by YYZLGA
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anchorage & the A321XLR
Replies: 29
Views: 3743

Re: Anchorage & the A321XLR

JAL used to do summer charters to ANC and I think also possibly some charters to Fairbanks.

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by YYZLGA
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293113

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

It is false that an F-14 poses no threat to a ship. It was designed as an air-to-air interceptor, but it was capable of carrying air-to-ground weapons. The shootdown occurred in the aftermath of Iran having successfully attacked USS Stark with Exocets launched from a Mirage, and it was known that t...

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by YYZLGA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14580

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

It shows the comparative weakness of the German high-speed rail network compared with France, for example. Compare travel times between major cities at comparable distance. It's routinely double or more.

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by YYZLGA
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21215

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

jetKIWI wrote:
AWACSooner wrote:
Grabbed a LGW-YUL flight this summer to check off this aircraft before it's gone.

I'm hoping to do the same on YYZ-YUL-YYZ before it's too late.


I did the A310 YYZ-YUL. It's quite an amazing experience. With so little fuel, it really does take off like a rocket.

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by YYZLGA
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights
Replies: 60
Views: 15779

Re: Singapore granted 5th Freedom Tokyo-New York rights

This seems slightly surprising to me. SQ's competitive advantage on these fifth freedom routes is the extremely positive public perception of its hard and soft product. I feel like their advantage in that regard is going to be very weak on this route compared with others. The Japanese carriers also ...

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by YYZLGA
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2020

Biman Bangladesh is looking to add DAC-FCO-YYZ and DAC-MAN-YYZ routes according to this source In the meeting, Bangladesh also sought Canadian cooperation in starting Biman’s flight between Dhaka and Toronto, ministry official said. The Canadian delegation assured that Canada will provide ‘fifth fr...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence
Replies: 31
Views: 5779

Re: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence

That was certainly a distinctive livery.

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16749

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

I think that idea is a sensible one - but the problem of who pays for the infrastructure linking HS2 to LHR (from memory approximately £1.8bn to £3.9bn - a cost the government didn’t want to pay) remains the key stumbling block. Without the seamless link, I don’t think it is likely to catch on. Tha...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16749

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

There is a catch 22 with rail: the better the connection (eg with HS2) the greater market share on p2p it will take from air, making the air service itself less viable. Lots of air services to London are currently subsidised by the non London end of the route, this shows there's lots of routes wher...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16749

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

It’s not that obvious: soon there will be 5 direct trains London - Amsterdam daily with a 900 pax capacity each. That’s more capacity than to any London airport. Replace AMS with FRA if you want, but the point is that AMS-London is still going to be almost four hours by train to St. Pancras, and th...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40424

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

I just looked more closely at the rendering of the new "Pier G" and it looks as though the plan is to keep the new ground level gates that were just built and then build a standard two-level pier around them where the older regional gates are now. It seems like a bit of a peculiar arrangem...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16749

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

A significant element of this development concept is predicated on a belief that Heathrow needs to enhance it’s connectivity credentials-ie more passengers arriving from XYZ and immediately departing to ABC including a political idea that regional traffic wants to return to UK rather than routing v...

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by YYZLGA
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?
Replies: 141
Views: 16749

Re: Status on London Heathrow's 3rd Runway?

A significant element of this development concept is predicated on a belief that Heathrow needs to enhance it’s connectivity credentials-ie more passengers arriving from XYZ and immediately departing to ABC including a political idea that regional traffic wants to return to UK rather than routing v...

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by YYZLGA
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Several Rouge 763s are pushing 30. It seems like that's the most urgent replacement, even if only for 5 or so aircraft. Will they be replaced by additions from the TS fleet?

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by YYZLGA
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination
Replies: 56
Views: 8371

Re: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination

On the one hand, there's a huge market from Canada to sun destinations in winter, which could be routed through B6 hubs. The problem is that the sun market is seasonal, and YYZ-NYC is an extremely competitive market that already has four players (five if you count UA and AC separately), and JFK is v...

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by YYZLGA
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada first A220 first flight.. Dec 11th
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Air Canada first A220 first flight.. Dec 11th

Beautiful video. I love it, though it's certainly bittersweet that we Canadians allowed, and in some cases demanded, this world-beating aircraft to be sold off for literally nothing.

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