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CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:18 am

Feedback always appreciated.




I > Background:
A sudden opportunity had led me to spend around 2 weeks flying around Canada and visit some of her remote parts. The first report covered Air North’s HS7 on a YXY to YEV run (https://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/211334/) - this second report in the “CANADA SERIES” covers how I went from past the Arctic Circle in Inuvik all the way down to the first major city of Edmonton on another airline, CANADIAN NORTH (5T).

(Route Recap)


Using A.Net search, I could not find any reports on Canadian North – this I find hard to believe, so please post links to older report if you can. I believe this would be the first report to cover the Inuvik (YEV) to Edmonton (YEG) flight which stops at Norman Wells (YVQ) and Yellowknife (YZF) on another classic aircraft – the Boeing 737-200.

II > Pre-Flight:

a) Before Airport:
Canadian North (IATA: 5T) is an airline based in the capital of NWT – Yellowknife. From there, it flies to key Canadian cities, and maintains service across northern Canadian communities. 5T was purchased from Canadian Airlines in 1998 by Norterra, a wholly Northern aboriginal-owned holding company, and became an independent airline after Canadian and Air Canada merged in 2001. Its fleet of 732 and 733 are supplemented by DHC aircraft which primarily serves the Northern communities.

Their functional website at http://www.canadiannorth.com/ was my first stop and with a few clicks I was able to book my ticket and receive e-tickets in the mail. I was not able to select a seat – which was slightly weird as the site definitely had an option to do the same apparently? Anyways, the fact I could revisit the site to view my itinerary made me happy. The airline did not have features such as flight modifications, but those really are advanced stuff and like Air North, I was rather impressed by how this small airline had all the basics down.

b) At Airport:
2 days of hanging around Inuvik was enough for me – this included taking a long ride on the road Dempster Highway to mark the official crossing of the Arctic Circle. Inuvik was an interesting enough town and I do encourage more Canadians to see the true great white north! Anyways, on the day of departure, I woke up late, had an invigorating run, checked out of my hotel (the NOVA – oddly run by a ex-Somali Airlines pilot – amazing and sad where people displaced end up), and headed to the Inuvik airport (YEV).

Inuvik airport is functional enough – though, the Canadian North counter was a complete zoo. Haphazard-like, it was frankly a zoo. The people had no sense of queues, and it took almost 30 minutes before I got to an agent. The agent was friendly enough and was curious to my travel plans. She was amazed at my Liechtenstein passport and promised me she would Google it when she went back home.

Like the flight on Air North, there was no security, and boarding was called 15 minutes prior to departure. Again, we walked to the tarmac where the 732 looked absolutely beautiful in the graceful 5T colours. Every time, I think I am on my last 732 ever, I am proved wrong … and I continue to wonder how long I will be able to fly these beautiful sturdy aircraft.

Walking up the ladder, I took a quick last look at Inuvik, and did a nice breath in. At the door, there were 3 crew members – though, none of them were particularly friendly and no greetings were forthcoming. Instead, the forlorn trip just looked on and let the passengers get by. Y load varied between 60% and 80% depending on the leg.

Airport - External:

(Inuvik Airport)


Check-in:

(Chaotic Check-In)

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Airport - Internal:


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(Baggage Claim Area ANFD Gate Area)


(FIDS)
NONE
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(Post Security @ YEV)
NONE – There was no security ☺ -
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Scenes of the tarmac:

(Kenn Borek Air)


Lounge

NONE



Boarding:


(Gate Area)

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(Boarding)


III> In-Flight:

a) Service Schedule + Impressions:
Nothing distributed while on ground. On the YEV-YVQ (Norman Wells) leg, coffee and snacks. On the YVQ-YZF leg, a cookie; and finally, on YZF-YEG, a full dinner service.

The highlight of the flight … was to take a different route back from Inuvik and stop at such places like Norman Wells and Yellowknife. Of course, it did not disappoint. As the pictures would show, each airport was an amazing and an incredible glance at life in some of the most remote places in the Northern world. At each stop, we had to get off the plane, go to the terminal, wait, then get walk back to the plane. The only divergence from this routine came at Yellowknife where we had to go through security to come back to the flight. Apparently, flights going “South” need security clearance – and since the flight was not “secure” when departing at Inuvik, these formalities are done at places like Yellowknife.

The airport at Norman Wells seemed brand new and incorporated a rather ubiquitous design of a small town mall in Latin America – those familiar will understand. Yellowknife looked like Canadian airport design architecture from the 1970’s and does not warrant any generous adjectives. Edmonton airport was rather BLAH. Though, I hear they just finished an entire new concourse.

b) Aircraft + Seats:
I must say that Canadian North has maintained their aircraft very well. Even the bathroom was super well maintained. The 732 looked good, and I personally love the 5T colours. However, the actual seats were uncomfortable with remarkably tight pitch and very limited recline. Another note was that it probably had the dirtiest windows I had encountered in a while. Anyone have any idea on the lineage of this bird. PH?

Aircraft:
(Our aircraft: the beautiful 732 @ YEV)

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(Sitting in the sunlight at YVQ)

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Views from Aircraft:

(Approaching Normal Wells)

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(Norman Wells Arrival)

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(Norman Wells Airport)

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(Norman Wells – Check In)

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(Take off from YQV)

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(Over YQV)

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(Arrival @ YZF)

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(Yellowknife Airport)

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(Welcome to the real world – Security Area @ YZF)

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(Boarding again)


General Seat Views + Seat Legroom

(Seat)

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(Front of seat)
NONE
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(Seat controls)
NONE
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(Around Seat)

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(Legroom)


Seat Recline + Angle View:


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Cabin:


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(Blanket ++)
NONE

(Bathroom)

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c) Meal + Beverage:
Canadian North is probably one of the last handful of airlines in North America that provides full meal service on domestic economy flights. It is indeed sad when such things become a treat, and you’re excited to get airline food.

On the first leg to Norman Wells, the flight attendants came with a beverage cart where I had a rather good café. Then, the lead flight attendant (a rather dour lady) came with a tray filled with a chips mix (good) and a nice cookie. Not bad given stage length. On the second leg between Norman Wells and Yellowknife, a warm cookie was served. Now while I appreciated the gesture, the cookie itself was rather hard and I wondered why a warm cookie could be that hard.

The “best” was saved for the last leg when a full meal service commenced. This included another beverage run and a full dinner – there were no choices offered. Today’s offering included a small (but, fresh) salad, a very hard roll of bread, the main of beans-chicken-mash potatoes, and a small dessert. The main was not too my liking – the gravy looked like it came from a nasty TV dinners and the mash potato was a tad soggy for my liking. The dessert cake however was pretty good.

Either way, I felt good about the offerings – perhaps more a reflection of the airline industry in these parts of the world.

(Between YEV and YVQ)

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(Between YVQ and YZF)

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(Between YZF and YEG)


d) Inflight Entertainment:
While there was no audio-visual entertainment on 5T, I was kept entertained by the in-flight magazine which was surprisingly good. 


(“In-flight magazines”, Boarding Passes, etc.: Not too shabby – loved the postcards in the magazine)


e) Crew:
If the hardware fails, the software can often make a difference on any flight. Sadly, Canadian North’s in-flight crew left much to be desired. The three attendants all competed with each other on how to be grumpy. All of them wore a permanent frown and I never saw any of them smile or talk to the passengers – worse, they rarely spoke or talked to each other.

Forget the fact that they did not greet passengers or offer assistance during boarding, these three musketeers just did not want to be there. During several of the services, I would say a thank you or a smile with the hope that it would be reciprocated. No dice. Each time, it was met with an extremely annoyed stare, which gave me the impression that not only did they not care, but that I was a burden. It is rather rare that at every halt, I wished I got a new crew. Finally, at both Norman Wells and Yellowknife, the lead crew member went around smoking in plain view which I found unprofessional.

For whatever needs to be said about Olga (for those unaware of Olga, read here: IR Aero IRA 1: JUN/11: IKT-HTA-BQS-VVO: Y Cabin (by abrelosojos Feb 5 2012 in Trip Reports)), I always felt that Olga took pride in her job, and in the case of emergency, would fight for me. I wish I could say the same about the 5T crew members.

They just were not a representation of Canadian and Northern Canadian hospitality.

IV> Post-Flight:
Arriving into YEG on time, I was soon out of the secure area and on route to my hotel downtown … which reminds me, why the hell is the bloody airport @ YEG so far from town? Did the airport builders think Edmonton would expand … or that YEG would become a global gateway?



V> Impressions + Scores:
Canadian North provides essential air service to a lot of Northern communities in Canada. Perhaps due to the remote location of these communities, and the lack of real competition, it has let go of some essential service elements. While I did appreciate the in-flight meals, I was left disappointed with the rather uninspired crew who clearly did not want to be there. It left a considerably negative image of the airline. Otherwise, the 732 was always charming, the ground staff adequate, and the IFE (in-flight magazine) average.

Overall, if given a choice of airlines, I would probably go with another carrier. A single thumb down.



VI> Other Trip Reports:

PREMIUM:
9.27: JET AIRWAYS **FIRST** (110): LHR-BOM: 10/2010
9.27: THAI AIRWAYS **FIRST** (108): BKK-LHR: 07/2010
8.66: Brussels Airlines (93): FIH-BRU: 01/2010
8.64: Turkish Airlines (59): JFK-IST: 11/2008
8.63: Jet Airways (88): JFK-BRU: 10/2009
8.61: Air Canada (49): YYZ-SCL: 06/2008
8.54: Turkish Airlines (77): GRU-DKR-IST: 04/2009
8.36: Kingfisher (98): BOM-HKG: 01/2010
8.30: Jet Airways (74): KWI-BOM: 04/2009
8.23: United Airlines (72): SFO-SYD: 03/2009
8.11: Aeroflot (33): MOW-DEL: 09/2007
8.05: Air India (80): CCU-JFK: 06/2009
8.04: Korean Air (40): NRT-ICN: 10/2007
8.02: Delta Airlines (24): JFK-CDG: 08/2007
7.82: UNITED AIRLINES **FIRST** (110): SFO-ICN: 10/2010
7.82: Singapore Airlines (06): EWR-SIN: 09/2006
7.66: Sri Lankan (104): DEL-CMB: 07/2010
7.64: Royal Jordanian (91): AMM-YUL: 12/2009
7.61: China Southern (103): LOS-DXB: 04/2010
7.57: Pakistan Airlines (102): ORD-BCN: 06/2010
7.46: LAN (55): YYZ-JFK: 09/2008
7.38: AMERICAN AIRLINES **FIRST** (112): LHR-JFK: 10/2010
7.38: CATHAY PACIFIC **FIRST** (109): HKG-LHR: 10/2010
7.25: Iran Air (88): BOM-IKA: 12/2009
7.23: Air Pacific (120): NAN-APW-HNL: 01/2011
7.23: Virgin Atlantic (81): BOS-LHR: 07/2009
7.14: Swiss (52): SCL-GRU: 06/2008
7.11: Aer Lingus (105): MAD-IAD: 05/2010
7.11: Austrian (79): VIE-JFK: 06/2009
7.07: Privatair (84): BOM-FRA: 08/2009
7.02: Qatar (68): DOH-JFK: 01/2009
6.96: Etihad (61): JFK-AUH: 12/2008
6.93: Delta Airlines (18): SEA-JFK: 11/2006
6.88: Egypt Air (123): LHR-CAI: 03/2011
6.84: ConViasa (65): CCS-DAM: 01/2009
6.82: Air Burkina (106): BKO-OUA: 06/2010
6.81: Air Canada (17): ICN-YYZ: 10/2006
6.75: Afriqiyah + Libyan (113): CAI-TIP: 11/2010
6.70: KLM (32): EBB-AMS: 08/2007
6.52: Emirates (99): LHR-DXB: 02/2010
6.39: South African (97): EZE-JNB: 01/2010
6.36: Privatair (60): MUC-BOS: 12/2008
6.29: TAM Brasil (96): POA-EZE: 02/2010
6.25: Korean Air (45): NAN-ICN: 10/2007
6.21: Iberia (87): BOS-MAD: 10/2009
6.11: A SKY (107): OUA-COO: 06/2010
6.11: TAP Portugal (53): GRU-OPO: 06/2008
6.00: Gulf Air (75): BOM-BAH: 04/2009
5.88: African Express (89): DXB-NBO: 11/2009
5.75: Singapore Airlines (16): CCU-SIN: 10/2006
5.64: SATA Azores (101): BOS-PDL: 04/2010
5.64: NorthWest (46): ICN-NRT-SEA: 10/2007
5.54: Ethiopian Airlines (95): ADD-BOM: 01/2010
5.46: Icelandair (83): KEF-BOS: 08/2009
5.39: LOT (54): WAW-JFK: 06/2008
5.21: Egypt Air (73): CAI-IST: 02/2009
5.11: Tunisair (115): TUN-ORY: 12/2010
5.07: TACA (66): JFK-SAP: 01/2009
4.89: TAAG Angola (117): TMS-LAD: 12/2010
4.42: Air France: CDG-JNB (25): 08/2007

ECONOMY: Long + Medium:
9.26: Air India (48): JFK-DEL: 02/2008
7.38: Avianca (01): BOG-LIM: 07/2006
7.07: Sri Lankan (62): KWI-CMB: 12/2008
7.00: LAN (94): IPC-SCL: 01/2010
6.81: STP Airways/Euro Atlantic (116): LIS-TMS: 12/2010
6.67: Air Malta (124): MLA-FRA: 04/2011
6.63: Vladavia (126): KHV-PEK: 06/2011
6.41: Air North (127): YEV-YEG: 06/2011
6.41: Avianca (78): JFK-BOG: 05/2009
6.41: American Airlines (58): LHR-BOS: 11/2008
6.39: Condor (85): SEZ-FRA: 09/2009
6.26: Jet Blue (21): CUN-JFK: 02/2007
6.11: Caribbean Airlines (119): POS-FLL: 01/2011
6.06: Air Canada (04): YYZ-YVR: 09/2006
5.89: USA 3000 (19): PUJ-BDL: 01/2007
5.85: Spanair (69): MAD-LPA: 02/2009
5.80: Canadian North (128): 06/2011
5.79: Air New Zealand (42): RAR-NAN: 10/2007
5.52: Aerolineas (86): USH-AEP: 10/2009
5.46: TAP Air Portugal (23): OSL-LIS: 05/2007
5.19: Air Europa (70): LPA-MAD: 02/2009
5.16: Iberia (71): MAD-BOS: 02/2009
5.11: Air China (82): FRA-PEK: 08/2009
4.59: IR Aero (125): IKT-VVO: 06/2011

ECONOMY: Short
8.56: Paramount Airways (38): BLR-MAA: 09/2007
8.56: Kingfisher (64): HYD-CCU: 12/2008
8.24: Kingfisher (14): IXA-GAU: 10/2006
7.87: Indian (34): BOM-MAA: 09/2007
7.72: Alliance Air (13): CCU-IXA: 10/2006
7.57: Indian Airlines (10): DEL-CCU: 09/2006
7.23: West Jet (03): YYC-YVR: 09/2006
7.15: JetLite (37): BOM-GOI: 09/2007
6.98: Air Koryo (100): PEK-FNJ: 04/2010
6.70: Spice Jet (09): CCU-DEL: 09/2006
6.63: Air Fiji (44): NAN-SUV: 10/2007
6.63: Jazeera (67): DAM-KWI: 01/2009
6.58: Air Tran (02): EWR-MDW: 08/2006
6.48: Air India Express (63): CMB-MAA: 12/2008
6.44: CO Micronesia (39): ROR-YAP: 10/2007
6.41: Pacific Sun (43): NAN-SUV: 10/2007
6.37: Skybus (47): SWF-CMH: 02/2008
6.33: Kenya Airways (29): NBO-BJM: 08/2007
6.33: Sky Europe (56): LTN-BTS: 10/2008
6.31: Indigo (15): GAU-CCU: 10/2006
6.31: easyJet (57): BUD-LTN: 11/2008
6.22: Air Link Swazi (28): MTS-JNB: 08/2007
6.22: Air India (36): HYD-BOM: 09/2007
6.13: Adam Air (07): SIN-CGK: 09/2006
6.13: Air Rarotonga (41): RAR-AIT: 10/2007
6.04: Suriname Airways (118): PBM-POS: 01/2011
6.00: Transairways (27): INH-MPM: 08/2007
5.95: Air Canada (05): ALB-YYZ: 09/2006
5.85: SAS Norge (22): OSL-AES: 05/2007
5.81: LAM Mozambique (26): JNB-MPM: 08/2007
5.69: Air Deccan (12): IXZ-CCU: 10/2006
5.67: Rwanda Air Exp (30): KGL-NBO: 08/2007
5.52: Sevenair (114): TOE-TUN: 11/2010
5.37: Felix Airways (92): SCT-SAH: 12/2009
5.11: Aero Republica (76): BOG-CCS: 04/2009
5.07: Go Air (35): MAA-HYD: 09/2007
5.04: Biman (121): DAC-CGP: 01/2011
5.00: Sky Airline (51): IQQ-SCL: 06/2008
4.96: United Bangla (122): CGP-DAC: 01/2011
4.96: Valuair (08): CGK-SIN: 09/2006
4.78: Air Comet Chile (50): SCL-IQQ: 06/2008
4.74: Fly 540 (31): MYD-LAU: 08/2007
4.33: Viva Aerobus (20): ELP-MTY: 02/2007
4.11: Air Sahara (11): CCU-BOM: 09/2006

(Note on Codes: Y – Economy, J – Business, F – First :: I/D – International/Domestic :: SR/MR/LR – Short/Medium/Long Haul)
(Note on Date: Dates are modified to be +/- 3 days from actual flight date to not reveal actual flight pattern)

VII> Other Pictures:

(Inuvik and surrounding areas)

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(Hmm …)

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(Houses are apparently painted in bright colors to prevent depression)

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(Dempster Highway)

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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:42 am

Hi Alex,

Wow!! Great report and good catch is the 737-200. I wish I could say the same: thinking it's the last -200 flight you get on but finally managing to get one again ...and again. It's a few years ago for me since that last happened to me haha.

I'm quite impressed by the meal, which looked quite ok by judging the picture, but the face of the FA that comes with the service... Hmmz not much friendliness in her eyes. Did you ask for the picture or just pressed the button?  

Overall another topstory, good pics, and from destination I loved the highway picture most. Lovely green colour in the background.

Regards
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:56 am

Hi Alex,
I get the feeling that you wish to go on another trip where "you don't know that you will get out alive but at least the crew are friendly".

You say that you are surprised that there are no other trip reports on 5T - perhaps the other forum members who travelled with them are still in shock.   But thank you for bringing us an insight to a little known area.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
The three attendants all competed with each other on how to be grumpy. All of them wore a permanent frown

That sure is off-putting but it may be a cultural thing. In your photos of the terminal everyone else looked grumpy, except for one man. Perhaps he was from out of town. But a smile costs nothing.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
It is indeed sad when such things become a treat, and you’re excited to get airline food.

Ha ha. Yes, it isn't that long ago when everyone would be complaining about "airline food". Now we are only too happy if there is at least something.
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:02 am

Nice TR, never thought that Canada will be on spotter's paradise list (like Iran, Venezuela, Indonesia)- but with the last HS745, lots of B732's and TS A310 it is for sure!


Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Anyone have any idea on the lineage of this bird.



Any registration? Always recommended:
http://www.airfleets.net
http://www.planespotters.net/
or for some extra $: http://www.aerotransport.org/
 
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:26 am

Hi Alex,

great report. Good to read something about Canadian North, for sure interesting. And good to catch another classic 737-200, these are definitely great birds. Just a shame about the grumpy crew, unbelievable, it shouldn't be too hard to give a smile at least.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Apparently, flights going “South” need security clearance – and since the flight was not “secure” when departing at Inuvik, these formalities are done at places like Yellowknife.

Now that's interesting, never heard of anything like this.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(Our aircraft: the beautiful 732 @ YEV)

Indeed a beauty, that livery with the polar bear looks very nice.

Also nice destination pictures, love the colorful houses. And did you try a Chinese burger-pizza at alforno   ?

Thanks and greetings
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:25 pm

Fascinating. The meal looks better than what one gets on Continental or American Airlines.
 
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Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:51 pm

What a wonderful TR, Alex: 2 great aircraft (HS748 and B732) and 2 less great airlines (kidding)...

The pictures are, again, fantastic: as if I fly along with you on the flights; well done !!!

Still contemplating this trip myself: the Arctic Circle Air Pass (CAD879) for 5 sectors is quite a good deal, IMHO, esp. considering flights on the above mentioned aircraft types  

Guess, September is the best time to see these Fall colours ?
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:14 pm

Great report, I am envious! The last time I flew a 732 was on December 26, 1998 from LGW to EDI with British Airways, memories!
I don't have any aircraft history but those seats are definitely American Airlines stock...
 
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:29 pm

That interior sort of looks like CO. Maybe that aircraft was formerly in CO colors.
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:06 am

Beautiful, mostly for that B737-200combi

I had a felling you were going through Norman Wells once you arrived in Inuvik. Wasn't worth it to come back same way. Much nicer trying a B737-200 of First Air or Canadian North

Great job again Alex!
 
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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:03 am

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 1):
Wow!! Great report and good catch is the 737-200. I wish I could say the same: thinking it's the last -200 flight you get on but finally managing to get one again ...and again. It's a few years ago for me since that last happened to me haha.

= Thanks Eric This only happens to me with the 732. Every time I take it, I think it is the last one ... and then there is one more.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 1):
I'm quite impressed by the meal, which looked quite ok by judging the picture, but the face of the FA that comes with the service... Hmmz not much friendliness in her eyes. Did you ask for the picture or just pressed the button?  

= Weird thing was ... she was probably the friendliest of the 3. Neither - actually, I was playing with my camera and accidentally had it pressed in shooting successive pictures mode. As you know, I rarely take photos of crew members in my TR's.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 1):

Overall another topstory, good pics, and from destination I loved the highway picture most. Lovely green colour in the background.

= It really is beautiful up there. And, you feel like it is all yours.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 2):
I get the feeling that you wish to go on another trip where "you don't know that you will get out alive but at least the crew are friendly".

=  .

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 2):
That sure is off-putting but it may be a cultural thing. In your photos of the terminal everyone else looked grumpy, except for one man. Perhaps he was from out of town. But a smile costs nothing.

= Maybe? I can understand being grumpy in the winter ... but this was summer!

Quoting debonair (Reply 3):
Nice TR, never thought that Canada will be on spotter's paradise list (like Iran, Venezuela, Indonesia)- but with the last HS745, lots of B732's and TS A310 it is for sure!

= And, there is a lot more in Canada that I did not even cover!

Quoting debonair (Reply 3):
Any registration? Always recommended:
http://www.airfleets.net
http://www.planespotters.net/
or for some extra $: http://www.aerotransport.org/

= Danke.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 4):
great report. Good to read something about Canadian North, for sure interesting. And good to catch another classic 737-200, these are definitely great birds. Just a shame about the grumpy crew, unbelievable, it shouldn't be too hard to give a smile at least.

= That is what one would think no?

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 4):
Indeed a beauty, that livery with the polar bear looks very nice.

= It really is stunning!

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 4):
And did you try a Chinese burger-pizza at alforno   ?

= While I may be adventurous, there are still some things that I stay away from ...

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 5):

Fascinating. The meal looks better than what one gets on Continental or American Airlines.

= I did not know you get a meal in CO/AA domestic. Is this for special routes?

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
The pictures are, again, fantastic: as if I fly along with you on the flights; well done !!!

= Thanks.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Still contemplating this trip myself: the Arctic Circle Air Pass (CAD879) for 5 sectors is quite a good deal, IMHO, esp. considering flights on the above mentioned aircraft types  

= You must totally do it. Thinking this year?

Quoting MH017 (Reply 6):
Guess, September is the best time to see these Fall colours ?

= Go in the summer and witness 24 hour sunshine.

Quoting djb77 (Reply 7):

Great report, I am envious! The last time I flew a 732 was on December 26, 1998 from LGW to EDI with British Airways, memories!
I don't have any aircraft history but those seats are definitely American Airlines stock...
Quoting swedenflyer (Reply 8):
That interior sort of looks like CO. Maybe that aircraft was formerly in CO colors

= Personally, I thought there were CO stock?

Quoting dreamlinerAL (Reply 9):
Beautiful, mostly for that B737-200combi

= This was in full passenger configuration.

Quoting dreamlinerAL (Reply 9):
I had a felling you were going through Norman Wells once you arrived in Inuvik. Wasn't worth it to come back same way. Much nicer trying a B737-200 of First Air or Canadian North

Great job again Alex!

= Haha. I mean, who does that  ? Following the same route back is like sleeping with the same person twice. Just kidding  .

Thanks a lot for reading everyone.

Saludos,
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Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:00 am

Hello again,

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
checked out of my hotel (the NOVA – oddly run by a ex-Somali Airlines pilot – amazing and sad where people displaced end up)

Wow, that sounds extremely unexpected... From Somalia to Inuvik? Can we find two places that are more different from each other?

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
She was amazed at my Liechtenstein passport and promised me she would Google it when she went back home.

I'm still shocked to hear someone doesn't know about the existence of Liechtenstein. Even if I understand how people could never hear of it in their lives.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
I must say that Canadian North has maintained their aircraft very well. Even the bathroom was super well maintained. The 732 looked good, and I personally love the 5T colours. However, the actual seats were uncomfortable with remarkably tight pitch and very limited recline.

Yep, the aircraft looks pretty good... I was googling these northern airlines and I remember a 99-seat configuration on a 737-200 with 37" pitch. Guess it was not Canadian North... Maybe First Air?

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Forget the fact that they did not greet passengers or offer assistance during boarding, these three musketeers just did not want to be there. During several of the services, I would say a thank you or a smile with the hope that it would be reciprocated. No dice. Each time, it was met with an extremely annoyed stare, which gave me the impression that not only did they not care, but that I was a burden. It is rather rare that at every halt, I wished I got a new crew. Finally, at both Norman Wells and Yellowknife, the lead crew member went around smoking in plain view which I found unprofessional.

That's really a shame... I wonder why they weren't happy about it. Maybe the 732 is too loud to ride every other day. Hehe.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 10):
This was in full passenger configuration.

I was gonna ask, but then I saw your comment and a give-away picture where you can see the flight deck door.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 10):
Haha. I mean, who does that  ? Following the same route back is like sleeping with the same person twice. Just kidding  .

LOL. Who does that, indeed! I mean the flying part, of course. Haha.


Thanks for writing up the TR, it's most interesting reading about these sorts of flights!

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Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:55 am

Alex,

I am really enjoying reading and viewing your journey around the North of Canada. I've never flown on those airlines, but I always imagined that the Flight Attendants on these small carriers would be much more approachable and friendly given the uniqueness of their clientele and routes. Unfortunately the expression on the face of the Flight Attendant in the picture above speaks volumes about the experience you had!!! Wow, what a disappointment...and I hope an anamoly. Nonetheless, the body language and expressionless face she is displaying is a real disappointment. I also would have hoped for a crew change at every stop!

It's so nice to see a 737-200 working as hard as ever. It was the first aircraft type I worked when I was a Flight Attendant so I remember them fondly. It's hard to believe that they are already on the endangered list, feels like only yesterday they were hard to avoid! I'm guessing that your next installment is about First Air? I look forward to reading that one... Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences on these journeys...I certainly enjoy reading them.

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Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi Alex

I promise not to fall in repetition by saying I did not know of this airline....
Woops I said it again.

Another great trip report, thanks for sharing. Is it me or do I see AA's seats installed. Quite strange to see some modern seats in an old-timer like this 732.

Nice to see the communities as well

Greetings
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Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:51 pm

Hi Alex, I really enjoyed this report and I have spent so much time and worked in Canada. I really thought that the FA was coming to come through my laptop and it looked like she was going to kick your a$$   That part of the world is indeed a beautiful area and yes the houses are painted brightly and also so you can get home in the deep snow!   Cheers, Will
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Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:13 pm

Hi Alex,

I love your trip reports, they are always a very interesting, insightful and balanced read. I especially enjoy the ones on airlines and places I would never get to visit. The crew on this report were just dire, I work in retail and I place a real importance on good customer service, after all it pays my wages. P45's for the lot of them I think.

Anyway I look forword to your next report.

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Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:05 am

Thank you so much for posting a trip report about Canadian North! The 732 is a stunning aircraft, and I love that we still have them here in Canada.

I flew with them a few times in 2008, and they were absolutely fantastic! I am very sorry to hear that the cabin crew were such a downer. I would suspect that was an one off experience, because every time I've flown with them, the crew have been extremely enthusiastic and polite. I really wish I could fly with them again!

Thanks again for posting! 


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Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:09 pm

Another adventurous report from you, my friend! I'm starting to believe that we will no longer see any reports from you covering "normal" airlines operating "normal" routes.

The days of generic F class reports from you seem so distant, now when I look back at it. Surely your adventures really provide a nice and exotic touch to the otherwise mundane Eurohops the forum is mostly filled with (me included). However, I would like to see a Lufthanca JCL report from you. After all you have been ranting about their poor quality of their product for years, and still no report. Could you please make an exception from your work trips and make a report on LH JCL? Or perhaps with the new seat they've recently launched, would love to hear your criticism about it. Oh well perhaps something to look forward to in the future  
Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(Route Recap)

That's quite an impressive routing, and thanks for including the sectors from CCS. I've always wondered how you "leave home".

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
though, the Canadian North counter was a complete zoo. Haphazard-like, it was frankly a zoo.

Hmm your description about the place really seem to match with your descriptions about CDG.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(Yellowknife Airport)

Being an airport at such a distant and remote location, that terminal really looks modern. It could easily be mistaken for a larger international airport.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(Seat)

Those seats must definitely have been bought from American Airlines, unless the plane is an ex AA bird?

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Canadian North is probably one of the last handful of airlines in North America that provides full meal service on domestic economy flights. It is indeed sad when such things become a treat, and you’re excited to get airline food.

I must say that I am quite surprised to hear about them serving a full-hot meal on a domestic sector. But to me it seems that flying this nostalgic aircraft should also include some "nostalgic service". Food presentation did at least look very good to me.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(Dempster Highway)

Now that is just one gorgeous picture! Amazing how all the trees turn yellow in the fall.

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:41 am

great report as usual! would love to travel myself once to the Canadian north... the most northern part that I know from Canada is the north part of Vancouver Island...

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Every time, I think I am on my last 732 ever, I am proved wrong … and I continue to wonder how long I will be able to fly these beautiful sturdy aircraft.

I am sure you are not travelling to much domestic in venezuela, here are still a bunch to catch, they were already rotten down around 4 years ago when the last time was I catched one (Avior from CUR to CCS)

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
NONE – There was no security ☺ -

wow I am wondering how this could be still found 2012!

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Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:12 am

Hi Alex !

Thanks for another interesting report on your return from the North in Canada! Great pictures of the airports but also of the towns and surrounding area.

Too bad that the F/As were not very friendly. The picture of the F/A probably describes them very well. And she was "the friendliest one" ??

Food actually looks great but too bad it wasn't too your liking.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
I'm starting to believe that we will no longer see any reports from you covering "normal" airlines operating "normal" routes.

I think that's exactly his point; there are so many other reports covering flights like that. Alex usually posts reports on airlines and routes that haven't been covered before.

Looking forward to see what you can come up with for your next report! Hope to see you sometime later this year?

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Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:27 am

Hey Alex,

Thank you for both parts from an area rarely covered here. It was very interesting.

Whenever I am in Canada I'm amazed that getting from Toronto to northern Canada is more expensive then getting from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

Thx for shearing,

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Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Hi Alex,

great report with many nice pictures. Bad to hear about the grumpy crews - does the airline face any competition on most of its routes?

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
Anyone have any idea on the lineage of this bird. PH?

I'm sorry, I couldn't read the registration.

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(Between YZF and YEG)

Wow, that meal looks very good.


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Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:50 am

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 11):
Wow, that sounds extremely unexpected... From Somalia to Inuvik? Can we find two places that are more different from each other?

= I know. He was delighted when I showed him pictures of Somalia.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 11):
I'm still shocked to hear someone doesn't know about the existence of Liechtenstein. Even if I understand how people could never hear of it in their lives.

= Oh come on. It will break you to hear that I have had immigration officers ask me if it was a fake passport and fake country! Even within Europe!!!

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 11):
Yep, the aircraft looks pretty good... I was googling these northern airlines and I remember a 99-seat configuration on a 737-200 with 37" pitch. Guess it was not Canadian North... Maybe First Air?

= I think so.

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 11):
That's really a shame... I wonder why they weren't happy about it. Maybe the 732 is too loud to ride every other day. Hehe.

= Maybe. Or, the crew were just not good  .

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 11):
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 10):
Haha. I mean, who does that  ? Following the same route back is like sleeping with the same person twice. Just kidding  .

LOL. Who does that, indeed! I mean the flying part, of course. Haha.

= So you rather sleep with a person twice over fly an aircraft twice   ...

Quoting ReadyJetGo (Reply 12):
Alex,

I am really enjoying reading and viewing your journey around the North of Canada. I've never flown on those airlines, but I always imagined that the Flight Attendants on these small carriers would be much more approachable and friendly given the uniqueness of their clientele and routes.

= Thanks Brian.

Quoting ReadyJetGo (Reply 12):
It's so nice to see a 737-200 working as hard as ever. It was the first aircraft type I worked when I was a Flight Attendant so I remember them fondly.

= Who did you work as a FA for?

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 13):
Hi Alex

I promise not to fall in repetition by saying I did not know of this airline....
Woops I said it again.

= Thanks Marc. Reading your report right now BTW.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 13):
Is it me or do I see AA's seats installed. Quite strange to see some modern seats in an old-timer like this 732.

= It seems no one can definitely say whose seats these are! Strange as I thought all knowledge was possible on A.Net!

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 14):
Hi Alex, I really enjoyed this report and I have spent so much time and worked in Canada. I really thought that the FA was coming to come through my laptop and it looked like she was going to kick your a$$   That part of the world is indeed a beautiful area and yes the houses are painted brightly and also so you can get home in the deep snow!   Cheers, Will

= Will, what did you do in Canada?

Quoting aaron1011 (Reply 15):
Hi Alex,

I love your trip reports, they are always a very interesting, insightful and balanced read. I especially enjoy the ones on airlines and places I would never get to visit. The crew on this report were just dire, I work in retail and I place a real importance on good customer service, after all it pays my wages. P45's for the lot of them I think.

Anyway I look forword to your next report.

Aaron

= Aaron, thanks. What are P45's BTW?

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 16):
Thank you so much for posting a trip report about Canadian North! The 732 is a stunning aircraft, and I love that we still have them here in Canada.

= Thanks. Do you work for an airline HorizonGirl? I seem to have had a few flights on Horizon where the FA's all called YVR home.

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 16):
I flew with them a few times in 2008, and they were absolutely fantastic! I am very sorry to hear that the cabin crew were such a downer. I would suspect that was an one off experience, because every time I've flown with them, the crew have been extremely enthusiastic and polite. I really wish I could fly with them again!

Thanks again for posting! 


Devon

= Devon, maybe I was one-off?

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
Another adventurous report from you, my friend! I'm starting to believe that we will no longer see any reports from you covering "normal" airlines operating "normal" routes.

= They are coming ...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
The days of generic F class reports from you seem so distant, now when I look back at it. Surely your adventures really provide a nice and exotic touch to the otherwise mundane Eurohops the forum is mostly filled with (me included). However, I would like to see a Lufthanca JCL report from you. After all you have been ranting about their poor quality of their product for years, and still no report. Could you please make an exception from your work trips and make a report on LH JCL? Or perhaps with the new seat they've recently launched, would love to hear your criticism about it. Oh well perhaps something to look forward to in the future  

= There are several challenges writing LH JCL reports -
+ Pretty much EVERYONE at CCS knows me
+ I use LH's FRA-CCS flight almost exclusively to travel to client sites, and as you are aware, those are work trips ..

... But just to make you happy, I might write a LH JCL report ... it will have to be from/to somewhere exotic though. Tell me 5 cities on their network you want me to go ...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
That's quite an impressive routing, and thanks for including the sectors from CCS. I've always wondered how you "leave home".

= CM is becoming a good choice out - though, their crew can be hit/miss.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
Hmm your description about the place really seem to match with your descriptions about CDG.

= NO airport is as bad as CDG. Though, increasingly, FRA is getting on my nerves. They should outsource their entire operation to MUC  .

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
Those seats must definitely have been bought from American Airlines, unless the plane is an ex AA bird?

= We are trying to figure this one out ...

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 17):
I must say that I am quite surprised to hear about them serving a full-hot meal on a domestic sector. But to me it seems that flying this nostalgic aircraft should also include some "nostalgic service". Food presentation did at least look very good to me.

= Haha.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 18):
great report as usual! would love to travel myself once to the Canadian north... the most northern part that I know from Canada is the north part of Vancouver Island...

= I hear it is beautiful. When were you there?

Quoting Avianca (Reply 18):
I am sure you are not travelling to much domestic in venezuela, here are still a bunch to catch, they were already rotten down around 4 years ago when the last time was I catched one (Avior from CUR to CCS)

= Ya. I know. With my travel schedule for work, the last time I took a domestic Venezuela flight was to Maturín 2 months back.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 19):
Thanks for another interesting report on your return from the North in Canada! Great pictures of the airports but also of the towns and surrounding area.

= Thanks mate.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 19):
Looking forward to see what you can come up with for your next report! Hope to see you sometime later this year?

The777Man

= Absolutely. As you know, I am in Australia, so a trip routed via LAX perhaps? Actually, you know our common friend at WS? He is in LAX this weekend and we are trying to coordinate a visit. If it all works out, and you are free, perhaps you can join?

Quoting EL-AL (Reply 20):
Whenever I am in Canada I'm amazed that getting from Toronto to northern Canada is more expensive then getting from Toronto to Tel Aviv.

Thx for shearing,

Jonathan

= Anytime Jonathan. Thanks for reading.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 21):
Bad to hear about the grumpy crews - does the airline face any competition on most of its routes?

= First Air I believe?

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 21):
I'm sorry, I couldn't read the registration.

= Let me try to get it.

Thanks a lot everyone for stopping by.

Saludos,
A.
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:34 am

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
= I hear it is beautiful. When were you there?

it was 2005 - I catched a 198 Euro return flight with DE FRA-YVR-FRA here we go with a trip report of it...

Bargain Flight FRA-YVR On DE Many Many Pics (by Avianca Jul 2 2005 in Trip Reports)

and also from a Flight over Victoria...

Flight Over Victoria With A SeaAir Plane (Pictures) (by Avianca Jul 2 2005 in Trip Reports)

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
= Ya. I know. With my travel schedule for work, the last time I took a domestic Venezuela flight was to Maturín 2 months back.

here is my report of my last 732 flight of an Venezulean airline

Caracas-Curacao With Aeropostal (including Pix) (by Avianca Oct 21 2007 in Trip Reports)


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RE: CDN North 5T 445: JUN/11: YEV/YVQ-YZF/YEG: Y Cabin

Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:35 am

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):

= I know. He was delighted when I showed him pictures of Somalia.

So, have you been to Somalia?

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):

= Oh come on. It will break you to hear that I have had immigration officers ask me if it was a fake passport and fake country! Even within Europe!!!

I don't know how many times I'd be able to hear that before saying "oh, you caught me"   But seriously, don't they have a database or something? And who'd make a fake passport from a "fictional" country anyway?

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):

= Maybe. Or, the crew were just not good.

That's always a possibility. On that note, did they use to work for a US airline? Hehe.

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):

= So you rather sleep with a person twice over fly an aircraft twice   ...

Hehe. Let's just say I was disappointed when my second flight on an E-195 was on the same aircraft as my first. Wasn't ever disappointed in the other situation.  
Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
It seems no one can definitely say whose seats these are! Strange as I thought all knowledge was possible on A.Net!

Well, it doesn't seem like any of the Canadian North 737-200's ever flew for AA. I think it's safe to claim they are AA seats.
 
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Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:41 pm

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
= Absolutely. As you know, I am in Australia, so a trip routed via LAX perhaps? Actually, you know our common friend at WS? He is in LAX this weekend and we are trying to coordinate a visit. If it all works out, and you are free, perhaps you can join?

Hi Alex !

I do work this weekend but I don't start until 1630 so have time to meet before then.

Take Care

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Quoting Avianca (Reply 23):
it was 2005 - I catched a 198 Euro return flight with DE FRA-YVR-FRA here we go with a trip report of it...

Bargain Flight FRA-YVR On DE Many Many Pics (by Avianca Jul 2 2005 in Trip Reports)
Quoting Avianca (Reply 23):

here is my report of my last 732 flight of an Venezulean airline

Caracas-Curacao With Aeropostal (including Pix) (by Avianca Oct 21 2007 in Trip Reports)

= Thanks man. I am off to reading those reports now. How come you are slacking off on writing reports  ?

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 24):
So, have you been to Somalia?

= Yes. Barely made it alive ...

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 24):
And who'd make a fake passport from a "fictional" country anyway?

= Actually, do a Google search and you would be amused ...

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 24):
That's always a possibility. On that note, did they use to work for a US airline? Hehe.

= To be honest, I have actually had surprisingly good luck with US airlines - there has been some notable exceptions, but in general, I cannot complain.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 25):
Hi Alex !

I do work this weekend but I don't start until 1630 so have time to meet before then.

Take Care

The777Man

= SMS or Email coming shortly.

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Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:57 pm

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
... But just to make you happy, I might write a LH JCL report ... it will have to be from/to somewhere exotic though. Tell me 5 cities on their network you want me to go ...

Well they do fly to some exotic destinations it seems, Khartoum for instance guess that would be a new country for you now when they've divided it or whatever they're doing. Lots of other interesting places they fly to as well, so better have a look yourself. Would be difficult to guess for me since you've practically been all over the world already  
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Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:10 am

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 26):
How come you are slacking off on writing reports ?

well, yes for my standards I had already quite a lot of legs this year... 22 to be exact...
Well big part of my travels are for work (I have the same policy than you....) and my privat flights are basically runs between my privat triangle, MDE - LIM - CCS but yeah I should do maybe a report on one of my next flights...

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Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:26 am

Hi Alex,

you certainly get about, from the Russian far east, Canadian north, Venezuela, Australia...  
Anyway, thanks for this one. Looking at the scenery from the window reminds me of the book "Biggles Flies North", from my childhood - frozen forests, lakes, small mining towns...

I can only repeat what others have said about the flight itself. Interesting, the staff should indeed take customer service lessons from Olga! I hope the smoking F/A was far enough away from the fuel tanks...

Thanks again

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Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:41 pm

Hi Alex !
I hope you're well ... what more can I say ... heheheh

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
The 732 looked good, and I personally love the 5T colours.

I agree ... a bit childish but compact ...and 732 with integrated stairs ...nice

"a rather ubiquitous design of a small town architecture does not warrant any generous adjectives rather BLAH "
working for "Architectural Digest" or "architectural-review" hehehheheh

Quoting abrelosojos (Thread starter):
(“In-flight magazines”, Boarding Passes, etc.: Not too shabby – loved the postcards in the magazine)

such cute ... I do not know how to say ...pendant for luggage

"alexander block "
you have a huge residence and no A.net meeting ...buuuaaaaa

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
It seems no one can definitely say whose seats these are! Strange as I thought all knowledge was possible on A.Net!

seAAts is from AAmerican AAirlines ... what CO ? my honor is at stake ...

Quoting abrelosojos (Reply 22):
the last time I took a domestic Venezuela flight was to Maturín 2 months back.

it is possible to know with which company ?
now we expect First Air and Nunavut ( even I would like to visit that space hehehe cooollldddd )
good luck Alex and greetings ...stipica  
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