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G.S MTL Jun 23, 2017 3:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DrNest (Post 7843626)
I thought that was a typo at first until I checked the seat maps. 3-3-3 seating abreast on an A330 is brutal. They must be so cramped. I'm glad I've not flown with either of those airlines.

it does the job.... unless ur 400lbs then we have a problem. I don't mind....

LeftCoaster Jun 23, 2017 7:04 PM

Or if you have broad shoulders...

3-3-3 on a 330 is just awful for anyone of a slightly above average build.

SignalHillHiker Jun 28, 2017 1:50 AM

One of my best friends, jeddy1989, is moving to Prague with his boyfriend. Snapped a few pictures of the airport under expansion while we were there tonight.

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ghYHZ Jun 28, 2017 9:45 AM

Thanks for the photos…nice airport!

I’ve passed through YYT a couple of times….connecting to those ‘narrowbody’ transatlantic flights!....and a great service too for a city of 225,000: a daily Air Canada A319 to Heathrow and daily Westjet ‘737-700s to Dublin and another to Gatwick.

I also note elsewhere in this forum that the A319 service to Heathrow is upgauged to a ‘767-300 next winter with the current non-stop Halifax-Heathrow service that will now stop in St. Johns on the way across the pond….. returning a scheduled widebody’ to YYT for the first time in about a dozen years.

SignalHillHiker Jun 28, 2017 12:04 PM

Now that you mention it I can't remember the last time I was on a plane with two aisles and seats in the middle lol.

Yeah the service is great. People (like my friends last night) take the direct WestJet fight to Gatwick and then get a European flight to their actual destination for pocket change. It saves a fortune. And it's much easier and shorter than flying to TO or MTL first to get to any continental destinations from here. And you can avoid Air Canada. It's like people who go to Slovenia by flying into Venice and then taking the train for 15 Euro.

G.S MTL Jun 30, 2017 7:45 PM

YUL MAY
1,408,187 +7.2%

Domestic 583,243 +5.2%
International 507,582 +11.9%
Transborder 317,362 +4%

YTD 6,955,915 +8.5%

thenoflyzone Jul 3, 2017 1:44 PM

Some equipment changes/new routes over at YUL, YOW, YYC, YVR and YYZ.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...bbean-changes/

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Air Canada in recent weeks gradually updated planned operation to Mexico and the Caribbean, for winter 2017/18 season. A number of routes will receive additional capacity, as well as service switching back to Mainline operation.

Calgary – Cancun eff 04NOV17 1 weekly 767 rouge service, replacing A319 in W16
Calgary – Huatulco eff 06NOV17 NEW 1 weekly 767 rouge service
Calgary – Los Cabos eff 29OCT17 NEW 1 weekly Mainline A320 service
Calgary – Puerto Vallarta eff 02NOV17 1 weekly 767 rouge service, replacing A319 in W16
Montreal – Cancun 9 weekly service in winter season operated by rouge 767, replacing mix of A319/767 in W16
Montreal – Nassau eff 20DEC17 Mainline A320 replaces rouge A319, increase from 1 to 2 weekly
Montreal – Punta Cana eff 19DEC17 5 weekly A321 and 2 weekly 767 rouge service, replacing 1 daily A319 in W16
Ottawa – Cancun eff 21DEC17 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly, Mainline A320 service
Ottawa – Puerto Plata eff 20DEC17 NEW 1 weekly Mainline A320 service, subject to government approval
Ottawa – Punta Cana eff 19DEC17 Increase from 1 to 2 weekly, Mainline A320 service
Toronto – Cayo Coco eff 19DEC17 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly, rouge A319 service
Toronto – Holguin eff 20DEC17 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly, rouge A319 service
Toronto – Punta Cana 1 daily rouge 767 service, replacing A321 in W16
Vancouver – Los Cabos Mainline A320 replacing rouge 767 in W16, increase from 1 to 3 weekly from 18DEC17
Vancouver – Puerto Vallarta Mainline A320 replacing rouge 767 in W16, increase from 2 to 4 weekly from 19DEC17

LeftCoaster Jul 4, 2017 8:11 PM

Looks like one YVR based rouge 767 is moving to YYC at least for the winter season. Could be interesting if they keep it there for the summer, might signal a new route coming.

Looks like largely upgauges across the board, surprised to see the mexico flying from YVR move to mainline though, that seems off.

nname Jul 4, 2017 8:43 PM

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Originally Posted by LeftCoaster (Post 7854495)
Looks like one YVR based rouge 767 is moving to YYC at least for the winter season. Could be interesting if they keep it there for the summer, might signal a new route coming.

The YVR rouge flights to Mexico (daytime) shared the same plane as the Hawaiian (nighttime) flights though. And that's only 3 weekly that got moved to mainline. So basically YYC got something like 1/4 of a YVR based plane...

LeftCoaster Jul 5, 2017 12:34 AM

Ahh I see.

Some more good numbers for YVR, like YUL and YYZ the growth just keeps rolling:

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Originally Posted by Johnny Aussie (Post 7854389)
http://www.yvr.ca/-/media/yvr/docume...2017.pdf?la=en

Look at those international numbers! YVR becoming majority international each month now.

Highlights:

Overall up 9.1% to 1,996,395

Domestic up 5.3% to 980,047
Ttl Int'l up 13.1% to 1,016,348

International breakdown:
Transborder up 12.0%
Asia Pacific up 19.3%
Europe up 1.3%
Misc Int'l up 30.9%

Europe is still a bit disappointing, but Asia Pac up 19.3% is just amazing.

SpongeG Jul 5, 2017 3:50 AM

Hong Kong Airlines started daily service last week at YVR

Competition heats up on Vancouver-Hong Kong route
Airlines seek edge with ultra-modern planes, seat configurations, self-serve bars
By Glen Korstrom | June 30, 2017, 11 a.m.

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Hong Kong Airlines landed its first flight to North America at Vancouver International Airport after 10 a.m. on June 30 | Vancouver Airport Authority

With more competition on the Vancouver-to-Hong Kong route than ever before, airlines are selecting ultra-modern aircraft and using innovative configurations to lure travellers.

Hong Kong Airlines launched daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and the Chinese special administrative region on June 30. This follows Cathay Pacific upping its number of flights on that route to 17 per week from 14 as of March 28.

Air Canada, the third competitor on this route, has daily flights.

The competition has boosted the number of flights per week on the route by 48% – to 31, compared with the 21 flights offered last summer.

Indeed, flights between Vancouver and the greater Chinese region, including Taipei and mainland China have been rapidly increasing as BIV reported earlier this year.

By July 25, there are scheduled to be 10 airlines operating a total of 104 weekly non-stop flights between Vancouver and those destinations.

Stiffer competition has forced airlines to differentiate their offerings and that is happening on the Vancouver–Hong Kong route.

Cathay Pacific’s strategy has been to use Airbus A350s on the airline’s three new weekly flights. Those planes, making their Vancouver debut, are Airbus’ equivalent of Boeing’s Dreamliner 787s, with both being the most advanced commercial aircraft available.

Not only do both models of aircraft fly faster and higher and offer better fuel efficiency, they also can provide a cabin humidity that makes passengers feel as though the plane were flying much lower – something that reduces jet lag.

“[Airbus A350 planes] are made from a composite material, rather than aluminum, which means that it is lighter,” Cathay Pacific’s senior vice-president for the Americas, Philippe Lacamp, told Business in Vancouver.

“The planes also have reduced emissions.”

While Hong Kong Airlines has some Airbus A350s on order, it plans to use a different class of Airbus plane – A330-200s – on the Vancouver route. The planes are relatively new but not as technologically advanced as the A350 series.

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(Image: The business class cabin on planes that Hong Kong Airlines flies between Hong Kong and Vancouver have self-serve bars that include beer, wine and spirits | Hong Kong Airlines)

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https://www.biv.com/article/2017/6/c...ng-kong-route/

SpongeG Jul 5, 2017 3:53 AM

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Johnny Aussie Jul 5, 2017 5:54 AM

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Originally Posted by nname (Post 7854522)
The YVR rouge flights to Mexico (daytime) shared the same plane as the Hawaiian (nighttime) flights though. And that's only 3 weekly that got moved to mainline. So basically YYC got something like 1/4 of a YVR based plane...

And don't forget rouge is starting up YVR-MCO twice weekly as well plus KOA going to twice weekly.

LeftCoaster Jul 5, 2017 8:49 PM

Couple more route expansions for YVR:

Edelweiss (Swiss) is expanding their seasonal Zurich-Vancouver to 4x per week:
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...aunch-in-2018/

And Air Canada is expanding their seasonal Vancouver-Delhi to 5x per week:
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...rvice-changes/

I'm particularly happy the Delhi route is being expanded, since there was little indication of how it was doing for better or worse, so this is a good sign.

SpongeG Jul 9, 2017 7:47 PM

landings yvr

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plrh Jul 10, 2017 2:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SpongeG (Post 7859561)
landings yvr

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Nice video! I guess if I ever want to go on a 747 in my life I have to fly YVR to Taipei. I grew up under a runway in Winnipeg; when a wide-body comes in during the daytime it's obvious, so I am a little jealous to see the big iron landing so frequently in vancouver.

Westview Jul 10, 2017 3:49 AM

TAP airlines commenced service at YYZ as of June 11th utilizing 332 aircraft - 268 seating configuration at 5X a week service bumping up to daily in the winter scheduling season.

Interjet is expected to start service at the end of the month with 2X daily flights - 4X per week serving Mexico City and Cancun utilizing A320 aircraft. This is in addition to 2X daily service by both Aeromexico and Air Canada to just Mexico city alone.

mezzanine Jul 10, 2017 5:11 AM

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Originally Posted by plrh (Post 7859835)
Nice video! I guess if I ever want to go on a 747 in my life I have to fly YVR to Taipei. I grew up under a runway in Winnipeg; when a wide-body comes in during the daytime it's obvious, so I am a little jealous to see the big iron landing so frequently in vancouver.

FYI - EVA is one of the only airlines AFAIK to have economy seating on the upper deck of their 747 if you wanted that upper deck experience. When I tried to book seats there last year i suspect it was a popular option as it was nearly full while there were a few empty rows on the rear main deck.

Unfortunately both CI and BR are retiring their 747s at YVR this summer. :(

thenoflyzone Jul 10, 2017 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Westview (Post 7859873)

Interjet is expected to start service at the end of the month with 2X daily flights - 4X per week serving Mexico City and Cancun utilizing A320 aircraft. This is in addition to 2X daily service by both Aeromexico and Air Canada to just Mexico city alone.

Huh? Start or announce?

Nothing has been announced by Interjet about YYZ, nor is anything bookable. I doubt they will start a route in 3 weeks, when the route hasn't even been announced yet.

They are starting service to YUL in 3 days.

p_xavier Jul 10, 2017 3:37 PM

YUL - CMN is now yearlong with Air Canada Rouge. 6x Summer and 3x Winter.

http://www.leconomiste.com/flash-inf...lanca-montreal


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