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 ...Jump to post
“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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
paullam wrote:Why would anyone use the APU inflight during normal ops?
e38 wrote:When I went through Airbus A320 initial qualification training
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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/CYYZJump to post
It's the ORCKA departure, since nobody spelled it right yet: https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1903/00237ORCKA.PDFJump to post
TFR established up to 2000 ft AGL: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_7765.htmlJump to post
DylanHarvey wrote:What aircraft will be used on SFO-YYZ? I’m guessing a 738 or 739ER?
jagraham wrote:JNB is only about 100 ft higher than DIA. So UA should be quite familiar with that type of terrain for 789s.
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.
Still air, mach .84
LAXdude1023 wrote:Could the -9 do JNB-IAH though?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post