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Dominion301 Jan 26, 2021 4:12 PM

Here's a WWII era photos of YYY (Mont-Joli)

https://images.radio-canada.ca/q_aut...mbardement.PNG

https://images.radio-canada.ca/v1/ic...-mont-joli.PNG

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle...uerre-mondiale

Parts of the article (in French)

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À l'aube de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, une centaine d'aérodromes ont été construits au Canada afin que le pays puisse former des aviateurs. L'un d'eux se trouvait à Mont-Joli, où se situe aujourd'hui l'aéroport de la ville...L’auteur du livre Des bombardiers au-dessus du fleuve, François Dornier, souligne que le choix de Mont-Joli était un bon choix pour la pratique, mais également pour son emplacement géographique....Il y avait une tâche secondaire.

C’était de servir de relais entre les différents aérodromes militaires qui couvraient l’ensemble du territoire et pouvoir aussi avoir des activités au-dessus du fleuve Saint-Laurent, car on s’attendait à avoir de la visite des sous-marins, affirme-t-il.

Ainsi, cette école a eu, à son apogée, 2800 militaires en même temps et 20 avions en entraînement par jour. Au total, 150 avions étaient basés à Mont-Joli.

Dominion301 Jan 26, 2021 4:20 PM

Harbour Air to resume test flights with electric commercial airplane

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ghts-1.5884479

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A Vancouver seaplane company says its retro-fitted all electric airplane is set to take to the skies for more test flights this year, as it pushes forward with its plans to make commercial air travel cheaper and greener.

"There's no wavering in our confidence and determination and interest in getting this done," said Harbour Air CEO Greg McDougall.

ghYHZ Jan 26, 2021 4:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9171044)
WS flew YHZ-CDG in summer of 2018, and a few flights in 2019.

I know WS operated the route to Paris in 2018 as I had family travelling. And for a couple of summers before that ASL (Europe AirPost) operated YHZ-DUB-CDG. (Air St. Pierre passengers could connect in YHZ to continue to CDG......now (Covid aside!) they can go non-stop on ASL)

There is a strong Maritime connection with France....the Acadian population here. Go back a few years and Canada 3000 (remember them!) flew Moncton-Paris and the French airline Corsair had '747s between Moncton and Paris.

hollywoodcory Jan 26, 2021 5:18 PM

Alberta's testing pilot has changed the quarantine rules for participants. Now you have to stay in quarantine until after your second negative test result (so around 7 days) and I believe you cannot go back to work/enter a group setting until after 14 days.

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As of January 25, border pilot participants must now remain in quarantine until receiving a negative result from their second test on day 7 or 8 (counting arrival day as day 1). Travellers currently in the program must immediately return to quarantine if they haven’t taken their second test and received the negative result yet. Participants cannot return to childcare, out of school care, schools, post-secondary institutions, and workplaces outside of their home for 14 days.
https://www.alberta.ca/international...t-project.aspx

samuelx88 Jan 26, 2021 10:05 PM

TREQ, a new low-cost co-op regional airline in Québec with a fleet of four Q400 announced that it will launch on May 1st. Their lifetime membership is also for sale at 10$ and they are hiring pilots.

Their initial routes will be between YQB, YUL, YBG, YWK, YGP, YGR, YUY and YZV. All of which were destinations suspended by Air Canada.

Gatineau, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Joli, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Charlevoix and Baie-Comeau will come later.

From their website, they already have their aircraft painted. And according to this article available only in French, they already have all their licenses and their funding to start on May 1st https://www.lequotidien.com/actualit...8bca61712c2fa8

Their website in English with the prices of their tickets: https://treq.ca/en/

JakeLRS Jan 27, 2021 11:22 AM

Flair Acquires MAX aircraft
 
FLAIR ACQUIRES 13 BOEING 737-8 MAX

HUGE NEWS FROM EDMONTON'S AIRLINE!

Flair will acquire 13 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft and begin taking them in THIS YEAR (through its finance partner, 777 partners).

This changes everything!

Remember all those doubters back in 2016 when they launched as NewLeaf? Who's laughing now?

Press Release: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-r...-Aircraft.html

Coldrsx Jan 27, 2021 2:19 PM

Well call me Ishmael.

wave46 Jan 27, 2021 2:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JakeLRS (Post 9171931)
FLAIR ACQUIRES 13 BOEING 737-8 MAX

HUGE NEWS FROM EDMONTON'S AIRLINE!

Flair will acquire 13 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft and begin taking them in THIS YEAR (through its finance partner, 777 partners).

This changes everything!

Remember all those doubters back in 2016 when they launched as NewLeaf? Who's laughing now?

Press Release: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-r...-Aircraft.html

Somebody's throwing capital around. Big play when others are retrenching.

I imagine they got an absolutely screaming deal on those MAX airplanes - I wouldn't be surprised if they were white tails Boeing wanted sold to get them off the lot.

I still won't fly with them. Smaller airlines have this nasty habit of puffing themselves up and then being bankrupt shortly thereafter. I book far enough in advance that I'd actually like my airline to exist when I show up. Saving $50-100 isn't great when you've the potential to lose hundreds more.

Dominion301 Jan 27, 2021 2:57 PM

Great report on CNN about Air Canada.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2021/0...nada-2-spc.cnn

hollywoodcory Jan 27, 2021 4:03 PM

Transat is suspending its YYZ ops until April 30th.

https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/airl...-april-30.html

Also WS has additionally cut YVR-HNL in February. Surprisingly YYC-HNL has still survived for now, and its crazy to think YYC is now better connected to Hawaii than YVR.

hollywoodcory Jan 29, 2021 5:04 PM

Government is announcing new restrictions today. International flights from any destination can only land at YYZ, YVR, YUL or YYC. Also AC, WS, and TS have agreed to stop all flights to Mexico/Caribbean until April 30th.

https://www.660citynews.com/2021/01/...-destinations/

Dominion301 Jan 29, 2021 6:15 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9174236)
Government is announcing new restrictions today. International flights from any destination can only land at YYZ, YVR, YUL or YYC. Also AC, WS, and TS have agreed to stop all flights to Mexico/Caribbean until April 30th.

https://www.660citynews.com/2021/01/...-destinations/

Short-term pain for long-term gain. Australia got it right way earlier than us.

hollywoodcory Jan 29, 2021 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9174337)
Short-term pain for long-term gain. Australia got it right way earlier than us.

Probably would have made more sense to have implemented them last year and not now. It's not really "short term" pain if it means long-term consequences on the travel industry.

On a positive note, it sounds like the government actually worked with the airlines on these rounds of restrictions and hopefully those talks including some kind of aid.

Transat announced its suspending its operations until April 30th. Both AC & WS have only cancelled flights to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. So far Transborder flights, and long haul flights to Europe, South America and Asia seem unaffected for now.

YYCguys Jan 29, 2021 8:57 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9174402)
Probably would have made more sense to have implemented them last year and not now. It's not really "short term" pain if it means long-term consequences on the travel industry.

On a positive note, it sounds like the government actually worked with the airlines on these rounds of restrictions and hopefully those talks including some kind of aid.

Transat announced its suspending its operations until April 30th. Both AC & WS have only cancelled flights to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. So far Transborder flights, and long haul flights to Europe, South America and Asia seem unaffected for now.

If there’s a concern that the new variants from the UK, Brazil and Africa are spreading, why aren’t flights from those places not being suspended as well? Also, aren’t Orlando, San Diego, Hawaii etc considered “sun” destinations?

thenoflyzone Jan 29, 2021 10:15 PM

LOL..

3 nights at a hotel + COVID test = $2000+ ?

I better be staying at the Ritz and it better be a hollywood celebrity giving me the test ! Or better yet, a porn star, at least I'll get my money's worth.

What a joke. More posturing and half measures.

And btw, I can book a flight to Punta Cana for next week if i wanted to, through the US. All I'm saying is, if there's a will, there's a way.

And this doesn't affect any US destinations, so places like FLL are still available for booking on AC. I can book YUL-FLL next week for $700 return.

CivicBlues Jan 29, 2021 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9174620)
LOL..

3 nights at a hotel + COVID test = $2000+ ?

I better be staying at the Ritz and it better be a hollywood celebrity giving me the test ! Or better yet, a porn star, at least I'll get my money's worth.

What a joke. More posturing and half measures.

And btw, I can book a flight to Punta Cana for next week if i wanted to, through the US. All I'm saying is, if there's a will, there's a way.

And this doesn't affect any US destinations, so places like FLL are still available for booking on AC. I can book YUL-FLL next week for $700 return.

One would assume 9 square meals as well right? Obviously provided by room service at your $400/night quarantine hotel.

thenoflyzone Jan 29, 2021 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by CivicBlues (Post 9174647)
One would assume 9 square meals as well right? Obviously provided by room service at your $400/night quarantine hotel.

It better be a filet mignon, medium rare, with garlic butter melting on top, every single night........

CivicBlues Jan 29, 2021 10:39 PM

I'm more of a Himalayan Sea Salt kinda guy but yeah...JUSTIN ARE YOU LISTENING?

thenoflyzone Jan 29, 2021 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by CivicBlues (Post 9174664)
I'm more of a Himalayan Sea Salt kinda guy

That's a mainstay in my spice rack.

hollywoodcory Jan 29, 2021 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9174620)

And btw, I can book a flight to Punta Cana for next week if i wanted to, through the US. All I'm saying is, if there's a will, there's a way.

And this doesn't affect any US destinations, so places like FLL are still available for booking on AC. I can book YUL-FLL next week for $700 return.

Another advantage the US carriers will have over AC/WS.

I'm not understanding this logical of having just Mexico / Caribbean flights stopped but California, Florida and Hawaii are okay? Like I can see LAX / SFO / JFK being okay, but Hawaii? Orlando? :shrug:


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