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by Acey
Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 705
Views: 106694

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I see that not a single person read the articles clearly stating all the routes are subsidized. That said, it's interesting that everyone wants these new Canadian low cost carriers to try something different and not just fly YYZ-YVR, but then when they do the response is, "they don't know what ...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue flight to Worcester stranded for 1 hour on tarmac...no ground agents at work.
Replies: 120
Views: 18288

Re: JetBlue flight to Worcester stranded for 1 hour on tarmac...no ground agents at work.

“Stranded for an hour.” We were “stranded” for “an hour” because of the GDP inbound to PBI on Sunday after we pushed back. Grueling. A whole 60 minutes. I had PTSD from the 75 minutes “stranded” in traffic coming out of the city going to JFK. I'm shocked that a plane waiting an hour for a crew is w...

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by Acey
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 952
Views: 139350

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

Speaking of which does anyone have an update on the rest of the fleet's repaint status? Apologies if that's recently been discussed already Apparently 2 Q400's and 2 -700s require paint at heavier checks this year or early next year. The new livery was unveiled in May 2018. For an airline of this s...

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by Acey
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 908
Views: 201332

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Tons of RJ9 flying out of YYC this summer, surely the most ever. YLW, YYJ, YXE and YQR are all 3x RJ replacing Q, and YWG is also 3x RJ (downguage from originally planned 2x 220 + 1x RJ9)

Where are the Q's going? YYZ to replace the parked 300s?

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by Acey
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 952
Views: 139350

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

on YWG-LAS you're seeing a self-transfer - not sold by Flair. just curious but what do you think the most likely end result of Flair-Westjet/Swoop competition will be for both airlines and YYC/YEG? WestJet will sustain Swoop and be fine to let it bleed money to stand their ground against Flair, tho...

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by Acey
Tue Jan 25, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 33887

Re: Icelandair new livery

Looks like Alaska, Transat, WestJet... everyone is going with this style now and there's no variety.

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by Acey
Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance
Replies: 118
Views: 29386

Re: Icelandair postpones widebody renewal, citing better than expected MAX performance

ikolkyo wrote:
usxguy wrote:
who has the longest Max legs right now? I wasn't sure if Copa's PTY-SCL/EZE/LAX was at the top of the list or not...


Probably GOL with BSB-CUN. I'm not sure if BSB-MIA is making a return


Sunwing PUJ-YVR is longer. KEF-PDX beats them both but is not currently flying.

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by Acey
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3694

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

CarlosSi wrote:
It’s not indicating closed either.


Yeah the latest airport diagram shows 9R as complete. The project website says arrivals would be limited on it while they complete the ILS, but I haven't heard any movements on it at all.

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by Acey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3694

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

They're now landing 10R as well, so disregard... still not sure why 9R/27L is not in use though. Must still be under construction.

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by Acey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3694

New ORD Runway Configurations

What's going on with 9R/27L and 10R/28L? I don't see either of them NOTAM closed but it appears neither is being used. Just surprised to see 22L in west flow still being used for departures with 5 parallels seemingly in play. From what I've seen east flow right now looks like Land: 9L, 10C Depart: 9...

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by Acey
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 952
Views: 139350

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

WestJet YYC operation in absolute shambles due to absent ground crew and Omicron'd flight crews. Majority of evening schedule is cancelled. This is the short-term reality moving forward.

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by Acey
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetlines Canada takes delivery of first A320
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: Jetlines Canada takes delivery of first A320

We'll have whatever this is, Lynx, Flair, Swoop, possible continued attempts from Rouge and Transat... something has to give.

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by Acey
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New longest 737 flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: New longest 737 flight?

How do you cater for such a flight? 2 meal services for 189 pax? Can narrowbody aircraft carry enough supplies in their galleys? It's Sunwing... you don't cater at all. :rotfl: It's shorter than KEF-PDX, which FI operated regularly with the MAX8 last summer. ...with only 160 seats. I'd have to thin...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New longest 737 flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: New longest 737 flight?

debonair wrote:
This is a peace of cake, compared to Eastern Europe!


I'd disagree, given that ZNZ-OTP and MBA-OTP are both shorter than PUJ-YVR... though impressive for a 737 NG. A north-south flight is not subject to the same winds as PUJ-YVR, however.

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by Acey
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New longest 737 flight?
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

New longest 737 flight?

Sunwing is now flying PUJ-YVR on 7M8 (3,201 nm, 5,928 km, 3,683 sm). Is this currently the longest flight? I know Gol intended to fly BSB-MCO at one point which would beat this but I'm not sure if that ever flew or when it last operated. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG467/history/20211227/23...

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by Acey
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 4294

Re: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door

paullam wrote:
Why would anyone use the APU inflight during normal ops?


My question was about why the 737 MAX inlet door design was changed.

e38 wrote:
When I went through Airbus A320 initial qualification training


Any insight as to why the MAX APU inlet door was changed?

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by Acey
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 MAX APU Inlet Door
Replies: 30
Views: 4294

737 MAX APU Inlet Door

Why was this changed vs the NACA looking duct on the NG? When in flight, surely the new design is a bigger fuel penalty given that it looks like a speedbrake when it's open? Is the APU so seldom used in flight that it doesn't matter? Weight savings? To match the 787 which has the same thing?

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by Acey
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 642
Views: 119061

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

For what it's worth, BA in recent weeks has internally indicated to YYC that they do not intend operate LHR-YYC in S22. Probably explains why AC is going from its present 3x weekly, to 4x weekly in January, 5x weekly in February then daily YYC-LHR starting with the Spring schedule on March 25th. Gi...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 642
Views: 119061

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

For what it's worth, BA in recent weeks has internally indicated to YYC that they do not intend operate LHR-YYC in S22.

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by Acey
Fri May 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 26291

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

wjcandee wrote:
The interviews with the passengers on the left side of the plane are going to be interesting. Horrifying.


Would you even see anything out the port side windows at 200 mph in the dark? Would have happened pretty quick.

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by Acey
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.
Replies: 27
Views: 7046

Re: 737 Max7 might have some life in it.

Antaras wrote:
In fact even the A321neo can take-off on the shorter runway than the Max7 (6522 ft | 1988 m).


This statement should have been the big clue that all your numbers are completely bogus. :lol:

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by Acey
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5180

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

I can't think of any rational scenario in which scrapping 400+ already built frames is the optimal choice for Boeing, so I think it's a moot question. Well, I can. Think of one scenario in where a model was grounded after two crashes. Later multiple engineering and etical issues would surface, leav...

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by Acey
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 4437

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

YYC's new int'l terminal has a complicated maze of automatically configured hallways that allow four gates to be fully tri-sector; domestic, transborder, and international departures, all from separate holdrooms. Other gates can swing between international and transborder only, the result of which i...

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by Acey
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 175531

Re: The WestJet Thread

If it truly is 50%, I would think that suggests cuts from all three of those sectors.

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by Acey
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada S20 International network changes
Replies: 80
Views: 23224

Re: Air Canada S20 International network changes

I was commenting on YYC-FRA. For the past two years it's operated as a 77L during the summer. YVR-FRA is up from previous 789/788 to a 77W too. It just seems like a significant amount of capacity increase in a short amount of time, especially when you consider the growth of WS' European operations ...

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by Acey
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS announces YYC-BOS
Replies: 18
Views: 3240

Re: WS announces YYC-BOS

This was guaranteed to be coming anyway, the only thing perhaps retaliatory is waiting till just after AC announced to confirm it. Timing is perfect on the YYC side both ways for this WS run, they'll clean AC's clock on this route.

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by Acey
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 175531

Re: The WestJet Thread

The timing of ATL-YYC is a bit awkward though-800p arrival at YYC would tend to limit onward connections a bit, of the 5 regional connections I tried, it only hit 3 (YMM, YYJ, and YLW; it missed YXS and YZF). It's timed to connect to the 16 departures of the 23:00 bank, just like everything else th...

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by Acey
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 13969

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

DEN-HNL is less than 3,000 nm and Airbus claims 4,700 nm. Despite whatever satantic config F9 does I imagine it would be able to do it, despite DEN conditions. Nope. I have seen the numbers out of DEN. You have seen takeoff performance numbers on the flight deck for an airplane that doesn't exist y...

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 13969

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

TWA772LR wrote:
I was thinking more like DEN to DR and the like.


Sounds like child's play for a 189-seat 738, let alone an A321XLR.

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 13969

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

How about western US to Caribbean? SEA-POS is 3,768 nm; pretty much the longest route that could be described as "western US to Caribbean", and also one nobody will likely ever fly. Anything else is shorter and subject pretty much only to runway length constraints. These are sectors comin...

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 13969

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

DEN-HNL is less than 3,000 nm and Airbus claims 4,700 nm. Despite whatever satantic config F9 does I imagine it would be able to do it, despite DEN conditions.

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by Acey
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 13969

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

This order makes no sense to me. Long-haul ULCC has been a failure, and F9 would need to significantly change their onboard model to make a long-haul flight on them passable. It would be like two different Frontiers. I can see them using this extra range for DEN-Hawaii, but I don't see how people c...

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by Acey
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 55218

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

No aircraft has arrived and no pilots have been hired. Both are lies, just like everything surrounding this airline for the last 5 years.

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by Acey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 7630

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA ... /KLAX/CYYZ
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Here's a 77L doing it a couple days ago, just a quick hop over to YYZ, so child's play for those engines no doubt: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA ... /KLAX/CYYZ

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by Acey
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 7630

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1903/00237ORCKA.PDF
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It's the ORCKA departure, since nobody spelled it right yet: https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1903/00237ORCKA.PDF

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by Acey
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG
Replies: 14
Views: 3092

Re: Canadian 737MAX @ YQG

AC has made provisions for the MAX to be grounded by the pertinent authorities until July 1, would be a far more accurate way of saying that.

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by Acey
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement
Replies: 43
Views: 4383

Re: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement

I think there's a bit of an underestimation of the performance of newer 738's in here. I don't have numbers to prove it but I suspect that only on the worst of days would one have a significant issue.

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 78611

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

DylanHarvey wrote:
What aircraft will be used on SFO-YYZ? I’m guessing a 738 or 739ER?

If they're counting on tatl JV to boost this, they better bring a product to rival the pods AC already has on the route with their 788/789...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 78611

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

jagraham wrote:
JNB is only about 100 ft higher than DIA. So UA should be quite familiar with that type of terrain for 789s.

UA is also not trying to fly 7,800 nm westbound from DEN in the summer, so there's that.

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 78611

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

B737900ER wrote:
Acey wrote:

I have no idea but I'd bet a dollar there'd be potentially heavily revenue-impacting restrictions westbound...

IAH-SYD went from a block of 50 seats down to 0. The -9 is proving very capable.

Yeah but IAH's not at 5,500 feet. My bet's only for a dollar...

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by Acey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 78611

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Still air, mach .84

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LAXdude1023 wrote:
Could the -9 do JNB-IAH though?


I have no idea but I'd bet a dollar there'd be potentially heavily revenue-impacting restrictions westbound...

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by Acey
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 14306

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Well now watch it come out in Star Alliance colors or something just to annoy us and keep an AC A319 from ever being painted in the raccoon scheme :rotfl: Anecdotally, a couple Star Alliance scheme planes have left and not been replaced. I'm beginning to wonder if AC does not intend to do any more ...

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by Acey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 295
Views: 48801

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

I know there are some MAX customers that have yet to take delivery of their new jets , Alaska for instance..... Might AS decide to cancel their MAX orders , especially since they now have A321NEOS on property. I would also guess Lion Air might be reconsidering their Max order book as well. It's sad...

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by Acey
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12926

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

Actually Winter may pose a bigger problem if there is a need to de-ice. One reason the A380 can't fly to Boston in the Winter is because BOS doesn't have de-icing equipment for an A380. I'd be surprised if DEN has it. How is de-icing a A380 so much different than de-icing a 747-8i? Tail is 5 meters...

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by Acey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8540

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

Let's be very clear. It is illegal and would be a federal breach of antitrust law for Delta and WestJet to coordinate in any way shape or form towards WS launching YYC-ATL. Is it also illegal for them to talk about launching a joint venture which they're trying to do? Or antitrust comes bowling ove...

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by Acey
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8540

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

winginit wrote:
Did WestJet really screw up the Airlines vs. Air Lines in the press release? Ouch.

I still think DL spelling our capital city wrong is worse. Air Lines, airlines... meh. Semantics. Washingten, DC seems worse.

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by Acey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8540

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

It's a fool errand to think Delta plays no role whatsoever in this.

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by Acey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8540

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

YYC-ATL surprised me a little as I doubted there was enough passengers between the USA Southeast and Alberta to warrant this. Does anyone know what the PDEW between YYC and ATL is? There probably isn't enough O&D to support this, but that doesn't necessarily matter given that the success of thi...

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by Acey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL
Replies: 71
Views: 8540

Re: WS Announces YYC-ATL, YYZ-BCN, YYT-FLL

ATL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-to-offer-non-stop-Atlanta-service-from-Calgary BCN: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-Buenos-dias-Barcelona FLL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-warms-up-winter-for-St-Johns?fbclid=IwAR2_92S4jWD-10jqkooiMCCxok1BYjZtAbc1OUPR5...

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