Here again is my monthly Trip report,
I have been working on some other projects recently and didn’t have too much time to write trip reports. I have a few unique ones that I'm working on, those include a lot of pictures and storytelling.
So at the meantime, let me bring you a not so unique but not as boring trip report.
I went to Toronto for a couple days on the Easter long weekend, to meet up with some friends and family. (And took delivery of a car
While looking for a flight back to Ottawa, I selectively booked AC464,
Part of the Rapid Air flight by Air Canada.
But something is different about this flight,
It is operated by a Boeing 767-300ER instead of the regular Airbus/ERJ.
It is meant to be a revenue ferry flight to Ottawa then onward to London as AC888.
flights are just filling the empty block time, the crew on AC888 are usually commute to work from YYZ
Destination: Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (
The long awaited aisle 1 at Person has now opened. Well, it opened a couple months ago, but I haven't been to Toronto for a while. Using it for the first time.
Very neat and exclusive feel to it. Away from other passengers.
Very quiet, no queuing needed at all.
I assume it is every ground agent's dream?
A model of the upcoming 737MAX8
They are joining the fleet next year,
I'm not sure how long I have left to truly enjoy taking Air Canada
I hate the 737.
A little bit of queuing at Domestic departure through security.
Nowhere near as crazy as in the winter holiday season
After security, I made my way to the lounge, as usual
and to the shower
The exact same one I used last time.
The shower has got a little bit rusty
Not that I'm complaining,
in North Amerindian Standard, a shower in the lounge is already a mercy from the Airlines.
Not much to choose from, really.
Had some soup and beer.
No screaming children running around this time.
On my way out, there's a model of the 787-9.
Soon-to-be the backbone of Air Canada fleet.
Took it to London a couple months back. Not a fan really.
My ride of the day, C-FPCA, 27 years old lady, CP
probably one the oldest planes I have ever taken. I have been on older classics like the 747-100
but it was at least 10 years ago when they were young, as was I.
Made my way through the bridge
And my seat.
Looking out at the window,
the seat arrangement pretty much blocked all the windows.
You cannot see anything outside without turning yourself 90 degree and over your seat.
Whoever designed it...
With the A330 and 777 are being refurbished,
I believe the classic coffin are going to retired with the 767 fleet in the near future.
served in a plastic cup. Water or Juice.
I guess it is domestic standard for Air Canada?
First World Problem,
I can't reach the screen without leading forward... And it doesn't come with a functional remote.
View from my seat.
I believe they retained the old control units from old J seats from the 90's.
It's completely useless.
Audio Channel and TV
I don't remember the last time I saw one of these, probably on Cathay's A340 in 2007.
they are not functional on the main menu.
Foot rest, and it cannot be turned into a seat for dining.
the CF6 spin up sound is probably one my of favourite.
Majestic sunset up in the air
Cheese plate was served shortly after take off.
It's a 30 mins flight, really can't serve anything bigger than this.
And nuts too.
As a tradition, I asked for a cup of tea.
Safety Card time!
The seat is actually not very comfy for a short flight,
You can either sit upright, or lying flat.
I'd prefer the seats on ERJ over this.
I tried to lean back a little bit, I ended up in a rather awkward position.
Here comes the seat control instruction
Flying over Perth, Ontario as we descent.
The overhead panel shows its age
and the former J-class layout.
Boxy overhead bin as found in many classic Boeing.
I was surprised full thrust reverse was used with today's strict noise regulation and stuff.
The plane probably touch down too late or the cockpit crew tried to catch an early exit.
And here we are,
Thank you so much fore reading.
More flight reports will be coming soon!
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[KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 692, MD11, Economy Class, [Air Canada 444, ERJ190, Business Class, YOW]Flight full of Surprises, Go Around and Diverted
[Edited 2016-04-02 17:14:56]