|Quoting MANisnumber1 (Thread starter):|
wouldnt they want to operate the same aircraft type?
|Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 3):|
A320 (yes A320)
|Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 4):|
With the exception of this month, 857 is generally perceived to be the "flagship" LHR/YYZ service, generally operating with the largest aircraft in the fleet.
|Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 8):|
Rod, was 856/857 the original solo daily YYZ-LHR? I know AC used those flight numbers when AC had just 2 dailies in the late 80's.
|Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 7):|
AC never flew LHR-Canada with the 320
It was used for a short time on LHR-STR and LHR-DUS flights in the late 80s
|Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 7):
It was used for a short time on LHR-STR and LHR-DUS flights in the late 80s, connecting with flights to Canada there. Later STR was dropped and DUS was run as DUS-LHR-YYZ with a 767-200ER, then dropped entirely.
Just one of those little trivialities
|Quoting Donder10 (Reply 11):|
will the first 77L operate to LHR until the 2nd one gets delivered and they can then be switched to operating the HKG route daily?
|Quoting LongHauler (Reply 9):|
856/857 was the solo YYZ-LHR-YYZ since the L1049G could fly it nonstop.
(It's been around quiite a while!)
|Quoting FLYACYYZ (Reply 12):|
The late 80's saw the biggest expansion of service to Europe, under the leadership of then CEO, Pierre Jeanniot:
NCE (via LHR)
GVA (via CDG)
DUS (via LHR or CDG)
ZAG (via ZRH)
BRU (via MAN)
VIE (via FRA)
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):|
Adding to the first response, basically every airline, including Air Canada, does not allocate a specific aircraft to a specific route.
|Quoting N62NA (Reply 16):|
Well, AA to LHR is all 777s, and I think they do that to keep maintenance costs down at LHR (simpler to just have to service 1 aircraft type). At least that's what I remember reading here a while back.
|Quoting ChrisA330 (Reply 1):|
AC does a pretty good job to match capacity to demand - which is what they are doing here. Additionally, it's due to the aircraft availability based on their schedules.
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