It all sounds good until you read the small print. The exceptions for delay compensation include weather and safety, which means no one will every receive a dime.Jump to post
I bet there won't be a lot, if any, A220 flying across the Atlantic. Well, perhaps there are some delivery flights. The most likely will be Atlantic Canada-Europe. Much closer than JFK or BOS. However, things such as YOW-DUB or YQB-LHR/CDG are also within range for a 223 in a standard 2 class confi...Jump to post
I've only been on a few widebodies in recent memory. I preferred the A330 to the B777 (10 across), mostly because of the wider seats.Jump to post
YYZ-YHZ is the obvious add. No one has mentioned it I always assumed that YTZ-YHZ was just outside the range of a Q400 and that's why they tag it on to the YHZ-YOW flight. They fly YTZ-YQM, but not a non-stop direct YTZ-YHZ. However, the published specs show that YHZ is well withing range. I'm sure...Jump to post
Okay thanks. Must just be A.net urban legend then. There’s been plenty of stories on here of people boarding the wrong flight and it not getting caught until on the aircraft. Not an A.net urban legend. https://thepointsguy.com/news/ryanair-passenger-boards-wrong-flight-lands-in-wrong-city/ https://...Jump to post
If the 737 MAX's get back in the air you could fly to LHR via YHZ or YYT on AC. If you had a time machine to go back a year or two you could do YYT-LHR in an A319. If you were doing it in the summer you could go on WS from YHZ to LGW, GLA, or DUB on a 737-700. Either way you'd get that elusive narro...Jump to post
alan3 wrote:With all of this consolidation, what about Sunwing?
They still have a decent share of the winter sun market. Any chance Onex-WS or AC-AT would try to go after them?
I don't think there is any seasonal leasing for most airlines under normal circumstances. The MAX mess means that some airlines are doing some leasing for now. The fleets for Air Canada, Westjet, and Porter are usually fairly stable. They schedule their maintenance for the slower times of year. Sunw...Jump to post
Depends on the country. As a Canadian, I would have no worries about going to Cuba. But I would think long and hard about going to China right now.Jump to post
I don't know if you'll find much difference between AC and WS for YYZ terminal experience. With AC on an E190 you probably won't end up in the G pier (the worst part of the terminal). On WS you won't have to take the forever trek to the A pier, that is only for domestic, though I've heard that parts...Jump to post
As others have pointed out, revenue from cargo and premium seats are a huge factor. To give you an example, last summer Air Canada ran a daily A330-300 on it's 500 mile YHZ-YUL route. That is a route normally served by the A320 series or E-jets. Why did they use such a big bird on such a small route...Jump to post
What does Varadero have that Cancun or Punta Cana don’t? No Americans? Cuban vacations have been the cheapest option most of the time, but the DR can be competitive nowadays. I picked a random date next week on a popular travel site and quickly found a 7 day 4 star all inclusive resort in Varadero ...Jump to post
Racist actions by AF employees don't surprise me at all. I was on a CDG-DKR flight a few years back that was just terrible. The Air France flight attendants treated me and my family (white Canadians) with extreme courtesy, but treated the rest of the non-white people sitting near us as if the passen...Jump to post
YHZ 2018 Monthly Breakdown By Sector Here is YHZ's 2018 stats broken down by month and sector showing the airport's extreme seasonality: ... Wow, YHZ was about 100% busier in August than in January or February. Interesting that the transborder numbers are pretty flat other than the March/April rush...Jump to post
... First flight: PNQ-BOM LOL. I have always wondered about catering and service for such a short 15 minute flight. Did they serve on the airplane or do they let you dine at the airport pre-boarding :lol: When I flew POS-TAB in 1992 the catering consisted of a mint. I don't remember if it was hande...Jump to post
I've heard rumours that Air Canada is installing Wifi and Westjet is installing business class seats during the grounding.Jump to post
Air Canada (+regionals) has a pretty diverse fleet. B773, B772, A333, B789, B778, B763 (leaving mainline), A321, A320, A319, B7M8 (grounded), E190 (leaving soon), E175, CR9, CRJ, DH4, DH3, DH1, B1900. A223 coming soon.
The only glaring omissions among modern airliners are the A380 and A350.
...European airport: Paris - CDG ...N-American airport: Saint John - YSJ ...S-American airport: None, though POS is very close ...Asian airport: none ...African airport: Dakar - DKR ...aircraft: 737-200 ...widebody aircraft: L1011 (probably) ...turboprop aircraft: Dash-8 100 ...4-engine aircraft: Ma...Jump to post
YYG, YFC, YQX, YFB, YXU, YQM, YXS, YQR, YSJ, YYT, YQT, YXY, and YZF are all part of the National Airports System (Canada) -- so in a way they are major. None of them have service from the big US carriers (including regional helpers and Alaskan). Perhaps you should define major airport if you don't w...Jump to post
Some of those northern Canada 737-200s are still in service because the newer versions aren't equipped for gravel runways.Jump to post
Why's it so hard for airlines to get Canada right? Because transborder taxes can be insanely high, relative to the distances traveled. Thus you have high total-fares (arguably) suppressing the market, but the airlines aren't deriving high yields from them.... which is a big reason why powerful LoCo...Jump to post
Because there is no room to hold a camera in today's Y class?
But seriously, I've seen lots of Y class trip reports on Youtube lately. Several really good reviews of Canada's new ULCC's for example.
My list is pretty short: Canada (Home) US Trinidad and Tobago Barbados??? (Stop on POS-YYZ flight in 1992, I think it was Barbados, anyone remember BWIA routes from 27 years ago? This one barely counts since I didn't get off the airplane) France Belgium Netherlands Senegal Hope to visit many more on...Jump to post
When I was three we drove from Moncton, New Brunswick to Florida, so everything on the I-95 but I don't remember it very well. In my memory I've got Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Virginia, and DC (though it isn't a state).Jump to post
Tom Podolec just tweeted a picture of the new Jet Bridges in the transborder area.
https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/1 ... 2604648454
The sad fact is that there are only three large Canadian metropolitan areas. Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa are large-ish. All six of these places have year round non stop access on Air Canada, and at least seasonal non-stop on Westjet. The rest of these cities are ju...Jump to post
So if I asked for an Air Canada YYZ-POS flight in August of 1992 (probably a Saturday) then you could find that too? That was Air Canada's all Y, 229 seat 767-233ER used for low yield routes. AC 964 operated Mon/Tues/Thurs/Sat. On Saturdays it was a red-eye. Thanks. It was definitely a Saturday, I ...Jump to post
An odd hobby I acknowledge, but I have collected airline timetables all of my life. I have a copy of every single timetable published by Trans-Canada Air Lines / Air Canada from 1937 until they stopped printing them at the end of 2000. Seriously cool. So if I asked for an Air Canada YYZ-POS flight ...Jump to post
Thanks! How do you find this info?Jump to post
Hi all, Is there any way to find out what sort of aircraft I took for some flights back in 1983? My first big plane trip was to Florida in March of 1983. I know we took Air Canada YHZ-YYZ-TPA on a Thursday. I'm pretty sure that the YHZ-YYZ leg was a narrowbody and the YYZ-TPA was a widebody. Is ther...Jump to post
Well a TPAC in a E175 would get pretty exciting after about five hours...Jump to post