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by ac33e
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 273
Views: 40707

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

I am really curious how they merge. Does Transat merge into Rouge? How does that work with all the contractual labour rules on how many widebodies and narrowbodies Rouge can fly? This looks like it'll be a challenging merge for AC to digest. And a large increase in fleet diversity. They'll probably...

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by ac33e
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

If you would be working in the field, you'd know DXB is treated as a transatlantic flight vs. NRT as transpacific. LOL!!!! What on earth does that have ANYTHING to do with what continent Dubai is on?!?! There’s two things we just learned about ac33e: 1). They clearly failed geography class in schoo...

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

Didn't know Dubai was in Asia, thanks for the very enlightening comment. Might as well add BOS-DOH then and YUL-DOH according to your reasoning. Can you enlighten us in what continent it is? :rotfl:[/quote] If you would be working in the field, you'd know DXB is treated as a transatlantic flight vs...

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

IF anything BOS captures YUL & YHZ hence why BOS has more service to Asia than YUL. I'm ready to bet that that the only YUL-BOS flight captures more outbound BOS connections rather than YUL pax transiting in BOS. Also, currently there are flights to PEK, PVG, and NRT from both airports with KE ...

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

Re: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas

It's good that PD found the best route opportunity from slot constrained YTZ.

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

YUL is more ideally located for Asia connections compared to BOS?? :roll: Well yeah, YUL captures BOS actually :) Also serves as a reliever to YYZ. IF anything BOS captures YUL & YHZ hence why BOS has more service to Asia than YUL. I'm ready to bet that that the only YUL-BOS flight captures mor...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

B6 feed from interline agreement, UA spokes though all served from NRT/HND anyways, CM to PTY, and regardless of the feed a large BOS O+D market to Asia. If CM cnx is so high yielding, once again it can connect in YYZ/YUL. BOS is poorly located for Asia connections compared to other Eastern hubs. Y...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

I can't imagine why they'd go into a market that's already served unless the market is so large that it warrants a second *A carrier. From this Spring, *A will be the only alliance lacking a non-stop to Asia from BOS. OW has CX and JL, SkyT has KE. To me that would be an obvious addition for NH to ...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11746

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

I can't imagine why they'd go into a market that's already served unless the market is so large that it warrants a second *A carrier. From this Spring, *A will be the only alliance lacking a non-stop to Asia from BOS. OW has CX and JL, SkyT has KE. To me that would be an obvious addition for NH to ...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4262

Re: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

These types of threads are so predictable... Why doesn’t whosit fly from whatsit to wheresit and then a barrage of insults ensue. With only 13 posts on these forums and being called an armchair CEO out of nowhere. I guess I learned the hard way that I shouldn't have engaged in any discussion in the...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4262

Re: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

That's a very blunt and easy thing to say. They can just fly if they want to. It's not as easy as just adding capacity and sitting back and relaxing. Chinese carriers tank yields and then it becomes nearly impossible to compete with them at the cost structure I can imagine QF having. HKG has also b...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21603

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Curious why China has kept away from the A220 so far. Don't they produce parts for it, or is that not the case anymore? There's an A320 production line in China. That's a big political plus compared to the A220. And then Chinese won't hesitate buying a 737 which until recently has no FAL/completion...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s
Replies: 135
Views: 21603

Re: China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s

Erebus wrote:
NearMiss wrote:
Surprised to see new A319s on the mix.


Curious why China has kept away from the A220 so far. Don't they produce parts for it, or is that not the case anymore?


There's an A320 production line in China. That's a big political plus compared to the A220.

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4262

Re: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

QF had 2x weekly QF101/2 MEL-PVG, departing MEL late in the night and PVG around the same time as the current QF130 has. QF ran this for abut 1.5 years before decided that they wanted to consolidate all services to SYD to better use the resource and boost profitability (while making SYD a daily rou...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4262

Re: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

QF had 2x weekly QF101/2 MEL-PVG, departing MEL late in the night and PVG around the same time as the current QF130 has. QF ran this for abut 1.5 years before decided that they wanted to consolidate all services to SYD to better use the resource and boost profitability (while making SYD a daily rou...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?
Replies: 38
Views: 4262

Re: Why no non-stop Qantas flight to PEK&PVG from MEL?

It's flown by the Chinese airlines. The Australian government gave up on QF so they had to sign a JV with MU to keep certain routes in China (and those are from SYD).

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by ac33e
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

WS can't solely focus on leisure J. There is a reason other airlines focused on profitability (ahem, AC) don't send mainline aircraft to GLA/MAN/EDI/LGW. There is no high yielding J demand. Investors will balk at the thought of point-to-point flying with the highest capital cost aircraft, when a 76W...

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by ac33e
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20000

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

As we've seen, they are using TS for YUL-YVR/CUN (if I'm not mistaken) until the end of April. These are 332 aircraft with 345 seats and no J operating a transcon instead of the regular 292 seat 333. As for CUN, it makes sense to replace a Rouge 76W with these 332s, maybe even an upgrade for custome...

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321NEO Cabin Shots
Replies: 106
Views: 17725

Re: American A321NEO Cabin Shots

Reminiscent of AMS. Without IFE and with their signature 30" pitch, I doubt this bird will ever get there.

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6318

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

the fact that the populated areas of Canada are generally on an East-to-West line and offering connections at a hub makes sense. The problem with this is that often, the passenger's final destination is not Canada. Let's take the example of someone in Québec City wanting to go to Australia. Instead...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6318

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

AC aims to protect its 3 hubs. Although this may have passed by unnoticed, YYC used to be considered a hub but has been removed in the past 1-2 years. Slowly but surely, they are leaving it to WS by not doing much.

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 12174

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

YUL is great, but AC & JV will be competing for that same feed with TP. This may mean loss of connectivity on AC in Canada, which may not make it so desirable. The O&D is in large part served by TS on this route, with AC probably having to rely on connecting traffic to fill up the route. TP...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 12174

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

YUL is great, but AC & JV will be competing for that same feed with TP. This may mean loss of connectivity on AC in Canada, which may not make it so desirable. The O&D is in large part served by TS on this route, with AC probably having to rely on connecting traffic to fill up the route. TP ...

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6387

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

Let's agree that the best Eastern European livery is RO. LO is also pretty nice, it feels a bit more retro though.

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by ac33e
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT and Budapest
Replies: 17
Views: 3759

Re: LOT and Budapest

They still have 3 789s on order, I would expect these to replace 788s in WAW and send those down to BUD for more international expansion. Perhaps an Asia route apart from the touted YYZ/YUL duo. Doubt there's room on top of AC daily in the summer.

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by ac33e
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 59
Views: 8317

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

I don't know about you guys, but every time I've been to YUL in the past year or so, it's been packed. The main terminal size can't really sustain the increased amount of pax going through. With the airport soon hitting 20M pax/yr and even more flights announced (GRU), when will ADM work on improvin...

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL
Replies: 108
Views: 20000

Re: What MAX Ban Means For Air Canada TATL

The narrow body fleet has gone from 143 aircraft to 119 aircraft. Not insignificant, but also, not 25%. That's an interesting spin. The AC NB fleet just dropped from 112 to 88 excluding Jetz - a 21% drop. RV is a subsidiary of AC, has their own crew and their own flying program to deal with. I have...

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11433

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

AC could charter some TS aircraft, which sit on the ground for quite a while. Pilots might not be happy, but tough beans.

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by ac33e
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Airspace Closed For Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: Canada Airspace Closed For Boeing 737 MAX

Luckily, it isn't peak season and many flights can be operated by other aircraft such as Rouge 767s and other can be upgauged to 777s.

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

if WS is going to cross the Pacific my guess would be Australia. Highly doubt that. Yields to Australia are under pressure, same as to Asia. With all the recent additions by AC, QF and the US3, there is a lot of capacity to be absorbed between North America and Australia. Same thing with New Zealan...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

If WS actually gets NRT/HND or PEK slots, they'd be far better off sending their very expensive 787 on a route that can support it ... like YVR or YYZ. And that is a huge if. The waiting list for prime TYO slots is decades long and AC was turned down by the Chinese for PEK slots a few years ago to ...

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by ac33e
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 767 Replacement: MIA - Latin America Market
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: AA 767 Replacement: MIA - Latin America Market

It seems like the 209 seat 767s can be replaced by 788s or 332s, whichever is available. Of course this would increase both passenger and cargo capacity, however most North American airlines have considerably upgauged their widebody fleet come the 787.

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by ac33e
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 41
Views: 7797

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Based on the illustrative map released by WestJet several years ago, perhaps we'll see some creative southern hemisphere routes? From YVR: Nadi, Rarotonga, Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires From YYZ: Rio de Janeiro http://blueswandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/wjet787.png Let's see how their stock...

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11753

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

Same for YYZ-GIG, service was cancelled right after the olympics. Yes, because AC launched the flight exactly when the Brazilian recession started. I'm sure it'll be back someday. Question: does the A333 have the legs to do YYZ-GIG? It's 5,124nm, which should be doable without any restrictions in m...

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11753

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

Now official. https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019-02-27-Bem-vindo-Air-Canada-Introduces-Non-Stop-Montreal-Sao-Paulo-Brazil-Flights São Paulo is the 12th new international destination added by Air Canada from Montreal-Trudeau Airport since 2017 , reinforcing further the commitment we have to develo...

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WesJet Seasonal Announce YXU-YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 982

Re: WesJet Seasonal Announce YXU-YUL

WS being a sucker for start-up incentives maybe. I'm willing to bet they will never see the light on this route given their stellar performance in Quebec lately :)

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No ME3/Turkish in Vancouver?
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: No ME3/Turkish in Vancouver?

The Canada-Turkey bilateral agreement is currently maxed out on the Turkish side with their 6 weekly YYZ and 3 weekly YUL. I'm fairly certain Turkey is attempting to renegotiate this agreement, however given that Canada is not currently using any, the federal government might not give more rights t...

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 36 YUL-IST
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: TK 36 YUL-IST

http://avherald.com/

TK 36 is not up yet, but this site is usually pretty up to date with most events.
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TK 36 is not up yet, but this site is usually pretty up to date with most events.

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No ME3/Turkish in Vancouver?
Replies: 11
Views: 1500

Re: No ME3/Turkish in Vancouver?

The Canada-Turkey bilateral agreement is currently maxed out on the Turkish side with their 6 weekly YYZ and 3 weekly YUL. I'm fairly certain Turkey is attempting to renegotiate this agreement, however given that Canada is not currently using any, the federal government might not give more rights to...

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by ac33e
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11753

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

No official announcements yet, but all flights are loaded in the flight schedules for winter 2019-2020 season. ... YYZ-UIO 3x weekly Rouge B763 AC1950/51 As of Dec 8, 2019 AV and CM saying ouch! :biting: Great news for Ecuador, even if UIO may be more of a leisure, VFR destination compared to GYE. ...

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by ac33e
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11753

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

Noise wrote:
Recent adds from YUL with AC:
RDU
PIT
BWI
PHX
GRU
NRT
PVG
TLV
KEF
BOD
DUB
LIS
LIM
OTP
IAH
DFW
MRS
LYS
ALG
YXU
YYJ
YQG

Am I missing anything else?


IAD

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by ac33e
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11753

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 ac33e
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 11753

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

That's great!! This is new for picking up winter flying and having more even operation, I'm guessing. Would it be seasonal winter or less frequency in summer. Very interesting. This seems like Winter seasonal, at least at first. Part of what the management were calling "counter seasonal flying...

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by ac33e
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15689

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

This is so "We're refocusing to become a P2P carrier for AUH" of EY

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by ac33e
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5351

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 ac33e
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1045
Views: 134118

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

United is weird in that they code share on AC's PIT-YYZ flights, but for PIT-YUL not only do they not code share but the flight isn't even bookable on United's website. However one and two stop connections that include a segment on an Air Canada regional are offered on United's website. I have seen...

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by ac33e
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A330s Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 6664

Re: Transat A330s Retirement

The A310s are gone this year, so it's a little late for that... Is there any official press release confirming the exact (or rough) retirement date? I looked around and couldn't find anything specific. I was hoping to catch one either in December this year or in April next year. Their website still...

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by ac33e
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A330s Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 6664

Re: Transat A330s Retirement

I think the issue with 332s is that there are less newer builds available as airline switched to 333s which have a lower CASM. If CASM is such an issue perhaps A332s would be a decent fit to replace the still in service and far older A310 fleet. The A310s are gone this year, so it's a little late f...

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by ac33e
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat A330s Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 6664

Re: Transat A330s Retirement

As their 333s are near or past their 25-year mark, what can we see Air Transat replace them with? They have about 10/11 A332 and 4 A333 on top of their 321s replacing 310s. Given the network they operate in the summer, they need widebodies capable of flying 6,000nm in the most case (YYZ-ATH is 5,06...

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