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MountainView Feb 19, 2021 8:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9194985)
With the retirement of the 319 mainline fleet, it meant the retirement of the TCA 319. However, AC’s brand-new A220, FIN 119 will wear a new version of the TCA retro livery!

https://scontent.fxds1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...99&oe=60559620

Thank you for sharing this!

I am very pleased to see AC retain the TCA livery on one of their planes.

I was suppose to fly on the 319 TCA livery in September but it was swapped for a different 319 FIN the day before my flight. I know the planes all look the same on the inside, but to an airline fan - it would have be something to add it my "I did this" list.

Cheers! :cheers:

wave46 Feb 19, 2021 9:34 PM

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Originally Posted by MountainView (Post 9195672)
Thank you for sharing this!

I am very pleased to see AC retain the TCA livery on one of their planes.

I was suppose to fly on the 319 TCA livery in September but it was swapped for a different 319 FIN the day before my flight. I know the planes all look the same on the inside, but to an airline fan - it would have be something to add it my "I did this" list.

Cheers! :cheers:

It's fitting to have it on a CSeries. (Yes, CSeries)

If they were going to do another one, maybe a '60s-'90s livery on another CSeries would be cool.

esquire Feb 19, 2021 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by wave46 (Post 9195701)
If they were going to do another one, maybe a '60s-'90s livery on another CSeries would be cool.

Yes! The TCA livery is so old as to be mostly meaningless to anyone under 60. It would be awesome to see that iconic vintage AIR CANADA flair from the 70s or 80s, though!

Dominion301 Feb 19, 2021 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 9195144)
It’s scary to behold.

Every single Arrival to YYT today:

https://i.postimg.cc/7LXJ6Sjm/B61-C0...D32-A06100.jpg

And every single Departure:

https://i.postimg.cc/wvvys7pH/63-E84...78-D5-FCBA.jpg

Proportionally, YYT's departure count of 6 is pretty good. YOW's daily departure count is as low as 6 and currently can't be higher than 8, with most days being 7. YYT even has international flights, which YOW hasn't seen since March 2020.

Dominion301 Feb 19, 2021 10:56 PM

Not the best idea to fake a COVID test when coming home to Canada. Good to see Transport Canada cracking down:

https://www.mtlblog.com/en-ca/news/m...ansport-canada

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Transport Canada told MTL Blog that the first passenger was fined a total of $10,000, including $5,000 for allegedly "presenting a false or misleading COVID-19 test."

The other $5,000 was for boarding "an aircraft while having made a false declaration of their health status, knowingly having tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period and thus putting other travellers and crew at risk," Transport Canada says.

The second individual was fined a total of $7,000 for the same alleged offences.

SignalHillHiker Feb 19, 2021 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9195780)
Proportionally, YYT's departure count of 6 is pretty good. YOW's daily departure count is as low as 6 and currently can't be higher than 8, with most days being 7. YYT even has international flights, which YOW hasn't seen since March 2020.

That's hopeful, thanks.

I wonder if Air St. Pierre allows Canadian citizens to book a flight from St. Pierre to Paris, before and after the pandemic? I know it's relatively affordable (missus from St. Pierre was bitching about how expensive it was chatting downtown a couple of years ago, but the price was barely 1,000 Euros so cheaper than our former direct flight to London, and about twice a good deal on the former direct flight to Dublin).

theman23 Feb 19, 2021 11:27 PM

Not sure if this is the best place to discuss this (perhaps I should create a separate Great Canadian Air Fare discussion), but has anyone looked into Aeroplan points bookings recently? There are some great deals to be had. Business class flights with lie flat seats from Toronto to Vancouver for $500 with only 30k points. Round trip. Similar class international flights for only a bit more. I’m not sure how long these prices will last, but now is probably a good time to book a few trips if you have a bunch of points lying around.

whatnext Feb 19, 2021 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by MountainView (Post 9195672)
Thank you for sharing this!

I am very pleased to see AC retain the TCA livery on one of their planes.

I was suppose to fly on the 319 TCA livery in September but it was swapped for a different 319 FIN the day before my flight. I know the planes all look the same on the inside, but to an airline fan - it would have be something to add it my "I did this" list.

Cheers! :cheers:

As much as I like that livery, it would have been nice for AC to honour some their component predecessor airlines with a retro paint job, CP Air, PWA etc.

wave46 Feb 20, 2021 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by whatnext (Post 9195846)
As much as I like that livery, it would have been nice for AC to honour some their component predecessor airlines with a retro paint job, CP Air, PWA etc.

Maybe in a few decades. Canadian Airlines still probably still induces shivers in certain quarters of Air Canada.

Dominion301 Feb 20, 2021 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by wave46 (Post 9195854)
Maybe in a few decades. Canadian Airlines still probably still induces shivers in certain quarters of Air Canada.

I would love to see an AC red cheatline (or my favourite the red/maroon double cheatline) retro livery.

YYCguys Feb 21, 2021 6:16 PM

Thoughts?

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...usiness-class/

Cathay Pacific relaxes mask rules in first and business class
9 Feb 2021 by Samuel Chan

Cathay Pacific will exempt first and business class passengers from wearing face masks when sleeping, according to updated guidelines shared with cabin crew.
The Hong Kong-based carrier said the new internal memo is “designed to help our crew understand the circumstances under which mask wearing is exempted”.
Although passengers are still required to don face masks throughout the flight, with the exception of eating and drinking, travellers in premium cabins will additionally be exempted while resting.....

Dominion301 Feb 22, 2021 4:22 AM

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Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 9196985)
Thoughts?

https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...usiness-class/

Cathay Pacific relaxes mask rules in first and business class
9 Feb 2021 by Samuel Chan

Cathay Pacific will exempt first and business class passengers from wearing face masks when sleeping, according to updated guidelines shared with cabin crew.
The Hong Kong-based carrier said the new internal memo is “designed to help our crew understand the circumstances under which mask wearing is exempted”.
Although passengers are still required to don face masks throughout the flight, with the exception of eating and drinking, travellers in premium cabins will additionally be exempted while resting.....

My first thought is both mainland China and HKG have aimed for a zero case count unlike here. My second thought is this will only be permitted on flights to countries where mandated mask wearing at all times is not the current law, which probably means Taiwan and maybe a couple other countries.

casper Feb 22, 2021 5:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9197346)
My first thought is both mainland China and HKG have aimed for a zero case count unlike here. My second thought is this will only be permitted on flights to countries where mandated mask wearing at all times is not the current law, which probably means Taiwan and maybe a couple other countries.

First thought is it is irrational. Passengers in the premium cabin can sleep without masks but not economy?

I might be convince that an argument could be made that the business/first class seats have portions. Maybe. But a premium economy seat will not.

YYCguys Feb 22, 2021 6:04 AM

I personally don’t agree with Cathay’s decision. Someone sleeping in a pod on their back and snoring could easily release droplets into the air and land on someone who might be passing by. Between eating and sleeping there will be very little mask time for these passengers. It’s a case of “the haves” versus “the have nots”. Not at all fair.

Dominion301 Feb 22, 2021 1:31 PM

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Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 9197386)
I personally don’t agree with Cathay’s decision. Someone sleeping in a pod on their back and snoring could easily release droplets into the air and land on someone who might be passing by. Between eating and sleeping there will be very little mask time for these passengers. It’s a case of “the haves” versus “the have nots”. Not at all fair.

I agree with your disagreement.

hollywoodcory Feb 22, 2021 3:25 PM

American Airlines appears to have taken a hammer to its Canadian routes. YYC/YVR/YYZ-PHX all appear to have been canned and DFW-YYC/YVR reduced to a single daily. Wouldn't be surprised if there is further reductions. Kind of surprised their keeping mainline aircraft on these routes.

esquire Feb 22, 2021 3:39 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 9197375)
First thought is it is irrational. Passengers in the premium cabin can sleep without masks but not economy?

I might be convince that an argument could be made that the business/first class seats have portions. Maybe. But a premium economy seat will not.

There is quite a bit more room between passengers in long-haul first and business class than in the other cabins. That said, I think it would still be prudent to wear a mask when you're not eating or drinking, though.

ACT7 Feb 22, 2021 7:06 PM

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Belgrade - Toronto flights “top priority”

https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/02...-priority.html

hollywoodcory Feb 23, 2021 8:20 PM

United has updated its Canadian routes right through Summer, and even completely removing several routes

Planned to resume in June:
YYC-ORD
YYC-IAH
YOW-IAD
YOW-ORD
YUL-IAD
YUL-ORD
YUL-EWR
YYZ-EWR
YYZ-IAD
YYZ-IAH
YVR-IAH

Completely removed until the end of October:
YYC-SFO
YEG-IAH
YEG-DEN
YVR-DEN
YVR-EWR
YVR-LAX
YHZ-ORD
YHZ-EWR
YQB-EWR
YWG-ORD
YWG-DEN

YQB-ORD appears back in September for now.

So only YOW has scheduled service outside of the "big 4" this Summer currently on UA.

YYCguys Feb 23, 2021 9:36 PM

I don’t get travellers’ griping. Some chose to leave, for non essential travel, and shouldn’t have the right to complain about the consequences. I haven’t travelled for non essential reasons for more than a year, and I will remain at home until the travel advisory is lifted to keep myself, my loved ones, and everyone whom I may encounter in my daily life, safe.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/canad...6-150248320625

International air passengers grumble as they're forced into quarantine hotels on new rule's first day
'I don’t think it’s necessary' was a common sentiment Monday as Canada put into motion one of its most dramatic COVID-19 measures yet

Author of the article:Tom Blackwell
Publishing date:Feb 22, 2021

Michelle Fernandes could almost see her home from the steps of the Sheraton Four Points hotel near Toronto Pearson International Airport on Monday.

She had flown all the way from New Delhi that morning, but lives nearby in Mississauga, the suburban municipality where Pearson is located.


Yet instead of heading to her house, she was checking into an airport hotel, becoming one of the first international air travellers required to quarantine in government-sanctioned accommodations for her first three days in Canada.

Lugging three hefty suitcases after a months-long visit with relatives in India, the policy didn’t seem to make sense to Fernandes.....


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