End of an era. The days of widebody Asian carrier service on a North American route are probably done.....once upon a time there was JL YVR-MEX and PR YVR-LAS, then PR YVR-JFK and CX YVR-JFK.
Does QF have 5th freedom on JFK-LAX? Is that the last one?
Technically, there is still CZ YVR-MEX but they have no fifth freedom.
TG flew SEA-YYZ for years. Starting with the 743 routing BKK-NRT-SEA-YYZ, then the 744 BKK-SEL-SEA-YYZ, then TG based an A-310 in SEA to run the tag SEA-YYZ-SEA only, allowing the overseas widebody to operate hours late & NOT cause the tag to be late, as the local traffic SEA-YYZ-SEA was most of that leg after time went by & people learned how inexpensive it was & how good the service was.
There were almost always less than 50 through passengers BKK-XXX-SEA-YYZ& often times under a dozen transiting SEA onwards to YYZ
Then TG got their new MD-11's & introduced them to the route, BKK-TPE-SEA-YYZ. I worked at the #1 producing TG agency in the USA, I got a solid resin 743 1/24 scale model & two business class SEA-YYZ-SEA tickets for my sales with them. Awesome service, a missing glass or two maybe & the MD-11 was a few months old as the type was new to TG & it smelled & looked so clean & amazingly fresh.
The fares in Y were between 200-250 published plus taxes, which were about 100 r/t at that time.
I hear many bucket shops in NYC or YVR can hook a traveler up with discounted F & J rates, I plan on making my inquiries soon, I wish I'd done it when it was flown by the 744, but a 77X will be just great. I hear the flight from YVR to JFK is less expensive for the US travelers because of the conversion rates that are currently in place.
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