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thenoflyzone Nov 3, 2021 1:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9440761)
I read it was upped to 8 in an AC Cargo presser a few weeks ago. That exactly matches the legacy DC-8-70F fleet.

I guess I missed that one.

On another note, AC has suspended more than 800 employees without pay due to non compliance with their vaccine mandate. Total employee count is 27,000 for them, so a vaccination rate of over 96%.

The number of suspensions is 300 out of 7,300 employees for Westjet, and 18 (mostly flight attendants) out of 2000 employees for Transat.

https://canadianaviationnews.wordpre...inst-covid-19/

thewave46 Nov 3, 2021 2:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9440761)
I read it was upped to 8 in an AC Cargo presser a few weeks ago. That exactly matches the legacy DC-8-70F fleet.

It seems like the 767-300ER is quite the popular freight hauler - it seems like every one is scooped up for freight conversions. Lucky for AC they still had some decent ones in-house.

It's an interesting choice of destinations - I was expecting more China/Asia. Maybe the 767 doesn't have the legs for those destinations?

thenoflyzone Nov 3, 2021 2:38 AM

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Originally Posted by thewave46 (Post 9441044)
It seems like the 767-300ER is quite the popular freight hauler - it seems like every one is scooped up for freight conversions. Lucky for AC they still had some decent ones in-house.

It's an interesting choice of destinations - I was expecting more China/Asia. Maybe the 767 doesn't have the legs for those destinations?

It's not the ideal frame for cargo runs from Canada to Asia and back, no.
Range is only ~6,000-6,400 km at max payload.

Compare that to the B77F which has a 9,200 km range at max payload. Mind you it's still tight for a lot of Asia-North America routes. This is why ANC is heavily used as a cargo stop over point for flights between the two continents.

This being said, I've seen Cargojet send their 767s to Asia from YVR when the pandemic hit. Probably mostly for PPE and such, so light loads, and nowhere near max payload.

casper Nov 3, 2021 3:49 AM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9441010)
I guess I missed that one.

On another note, AC has suspended more than 800 employees without pay due to non compliance with their vaccine mandate. Total employee count is 27,000 for them, so a vaccination rate of over 96%.

The number of suspensions is 300 out of 7,300 employees for Westjet, and 18 (mostly flight attendants) out of 2000 employees for Transat.

https://canadianaviationnews.wordpre...inst-covid-19/

That is a positive move. Good to see the airlines being part of the solution as the country moves to a more normal state of activity. I am now far more confident flying in one of these pressurized tubes with a 100 of my not-so close friends.

Dominion301 Nov 3, 2021 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 9441074)
That is a positive move. Good to see the airlines being part of the solution as the country moves to a more normal state of activity. I am now far more confident flying in one of these pressurized tubes with a 100 of my not-so close friends.

I will be once 90% of children in the 5-12 age category have been double vaxxed.

Innsertnamehere Nov 3, 2021 1:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9441150)
I will be once 90% of children in the 5-12 age category have been double vaxxed.

I imagine the vaccine mandate will extend to eligible children for travel once they have been given a reasonable timeframe to get vaccinated as well.

thenoflyzone Nov 3, 2021 9:36 PM

DL resuming mainline service to YUL this weekend. 2x daily B717 service from ATL for the winter season.

Same thing for YYZ, only it's 3x daily B717 service to ATL.

thenoflyzone Nov 4, 2021 12:48 AM

Peak summer 2022, Air France will fly to YUL 4x daily.

3x daily A359 and 1x daily 472-seater B77W.

That's 1,444 seats a day on AF alone. Now add AC, TS and SS (the latter now bookable as of next June), and that's quite the number of seats to Paris every day.

https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/s...60714396291079

A few weeks ago AF also loaded 3x daily flights from December 15, 2021 to January 9, 2022. So demand to/from Europe is bouncing back quite nicely.

https://twitter.com/theaeronetwork/s...06967858663425

Dominion301 Nov 4, 2021 2:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9440776)
Monday night an Air Tindi DHT flying YZF-YFS ran out of fuel 10km short of the diversion airport Fort Providence. No injuries to the 2 crew and 3 pax but no word on the condition of the aircraft itself.

https://www.wingsmagazine.com/insuff...gency-landing/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...ding-1.6233619

https://www.therecord.com/ts/news/ca...y-landing.html

Some new info about the Air Tindi Twin Otter: http://avherald.com/h?article=4ef9b3e0&opt=0

CBC now has a pic: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...ence-1.6234900

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6236226.163597527...rovidence.jpeg

Aircraft went down in a swamp, which they're lucky there was a clearing. Given the ruggedness of a DHT, I wouldn't be surprised if there's minimal damage, the aircraft gets repaired and returned to service in a few months. The pic seems to indicate that.

Calfan12 Nov 5, 2021 12:44 AM

WestJet started up the new Calgary Canada- Seattle US flight ✈️ route today November 4 and in the article it mention WestJet 1st flight to had a total of 69 passengers to Seattle on WS3612.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/ca.trave...e-pandemic.amp

Also same day Alaska Airlines resume its YYC- SEA flights too that have been suspended since late March 2020 due to pandemic.

Calfan12 Nov 5, 2021 9:05 AM

In the Global Calgary news article about the Calgary (YYC) - Seattle flights ✈️ starting up & it mentions WestJet will re-evaluate *if* there is demand or need for 737 or 737 Max to operate it eventually at point, like -possibly during Summer 2022. Will see

“The route is currently being served by a 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400, but WestJet said it will re-evaluate the route based on demand to find out whether it would be better served by the larger Boeing 737 or 737 MAX”.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalne...op-flight/amp/

casper Nov 6, 2021 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Calfan12 (Post 9443070)
In the Global Calgary news article about the Calgary (YYC) - Seattle flights ✈️ starting up & it mentions WestJet will re-evaluate *if* there is demand or need for 737 or 737 Max to operate it eventually at point, like -possibly during Summer 2022. Will see

“The route is currently being served by a 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400, but WestJet said it will re-evaluate the route based on demand to find out whether it would be better served by the larger Boeing 737 or 737 MAX”.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/globalne...op-flight/amp/

I could easily see it going to a 737. A good number of onward DL connections from SEA.

Dominion301 Nov 6, 2021 3:06 AM

Less than an hour from now, we'll find out Pivot's flight schedules and fares: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/pivot-a...uary-1.5654387

I think I'll stay up a bit late tonight to find out. :)

Coldrsx Nov 6, 2021 4:57 AM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 9443768)
I could easily see it going to a 737. A good number of onward DL connections from SEA.

The E175 is a much better plane for that route.

Dominion301 Nov 6, 2021 5:31 AM

Well it's after midnight. So without further Adieu, here is Pivot Airlines (aka the relaunched Air Georgian). At the start, the initial YKF-YOW ops are on 19, 21 & 25FEB22 1x each only & YOW-YKF on 21 & 25FEB22 1X each only (I think a return YOW-YKF is missing on 19FEB22). Evidently staring out really slow to get used to independently branded sked ops. Then here's the 28FEB22-20MAR22 sked (NO OPS 09, 17-19MAR22):
ZX 201 D YKF 0830, A YOW 0935 X7
ZX 202 D YOW 1015, A YKF 1125 X6 (no ops 20MAR22)
ZX 203 D YKF 1645, A YOW 1750 X6
ZX 204 D YOW 1830, A YKF 1935 X6

Once YUL starts on 21MAR22 there are triangle flights.

Here's the full schedule once YUL gets underway (Days X67 - NO OPS every 2nd Day 3 & 14&15APR22):
ZX 301 D YKF 0645, A YOW 0750, D YOW 0820, A YUL 0905, D YUL 0940, A YKF 1110
ZX 203 D YKF 1645, A YOW 1750
ZX 204 D YOW 1830, A YKF 1935
ZX 303 D YKF 1955, A YUL 2040, D YUL 2110, A YOW 2155, D YOW 2230, A YKF 2350

Day 6 - NO OPS

DAY 7
ZX 203 D YKF 1645, A YOW 1750
ZX 204 D YOW 1830, A YKF 1935
At this point, they only have flights loaded until 30APR22 and will be operating only a single CR2.

hehehe Nov 6, 2021 11:15 PM

I wonder what will happen to Ethiopian's YYZ-ADD flights as the situation gets worse and rebels inch closer to the capital.

Dominion301 Nov 8, 2021 3:09 PM

The first of PD's seasonal destinations will restart on 17DEC21 to YTM: https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...884476883.html

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In as little as 70 minutes, passengers can fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Mont-Tremblant International Airport. Connecting flights are also available from various Porter locations. The winter schedule includes up to four weekly flights.

samuelx88 Nov 8, 2021 3:20 PM

In response to Air Canada new flight, Westjet changed their YQB-YYC flight from 4x weekly to daily and will now start in May instead of July. It's now the same starting date as Air Canada. It now appears to be year round since I don't see any ending date

hollywoodcory Nov 8, 2021 4:49 PM

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Originally Posted by samuelx88 (Post 9445002)
In response to Air Canada new flight, Westjet changed their YQB-YYC flight from 4x weekly to daily and will now start in May instead of July. It's now the same starting date as Air Canada. It now appears to be year round since I don't see any ending date

Looks like it starts 5x weekly late May, increases to daily for peak summer (late June-Early September) and than back to 4x weekly.

WS hasn't loaded its schedule beyond October 29th/22 yet, so it's probably TBD on year-round.

thenoflyzone Nov 9, 2021 8:27 AM

Airbus is conducting a fello'fly test today from TLS to YUL with 2 A350s.

Airbus 1 (AIB1), an A350-900, and Airbus 2 (AIB2), an A350-1000, are the planes in question. The planes are airborne and have an ETA of around 9h40 am local.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aib1
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/aib2

The planes will fly in formation, at very close proximity. It is expected to produce a fuel savings of between 5-10% per trip for the trailing plane. The planes will head back to TLS tomorrow.

Official Airbus site explaining it all.

https://www.airbus.com/en/innovation...micry/fellofly


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