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thenoflyzone Oct 11, 2015 5:10 PM

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Originally Posted by G.S MTL (Post 7193886)
If it is the case I would say it would be starting at 1 weekly flight YYC-PEK Maybe 2 depending what aircraft they use.

Huh? Name me a full service airline that starts a long haul scheduled flight at less than 3 weekly. In this day and age, its at least 3 weekly if you want to attract premium traffic and fill the front of the plane.

YYC-PEK is no different. It will start at least at 3x weekly, or it won't start at all.

SkahHigh Oct 11, 2015 5:10 PM

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Originally Posted by G.S MTL (Post 7193857)
Enjoyed Lisbon? are you Portuguese?

Enjoyed Lisbon a lot! But no, I'm 100% Canadian :D

G.S MTL Oct 11, 2015 5:11 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 7193891)
Huh? Name me a full service airline that starts a long haul scheduled flight at less than 3 weekly. In this day and age, its at least 3 weekly if you want to attract premium traffic and fill the front of the plane.

YYC-PEK is no different. It will start at least at 3x weekly, or it won't start at all.

Im just calculating the number given by Air Canada... I did say maybe 2 weekly.. or maybe seasonal? so 3 weekly seasonal? possible.

G.S MTL Oct 11, 2015 5:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 7193893)
Enjoyed Lisbon a lot! But no, I'm 100% Canadian :D

oh cool! I'm born in MTL but parents are Portuguese

SignalHillHiker Oct 11, 2015 5:13 PM

EDIT: Nevermind, apparently fixed lol

G.S MTL Oct 11, 2015 5:14 PM

I mean Royal Jordanian Airlines has 2 weekly YUL-AMM

thenoflyzone Oct 12, 2015 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by G.S MTL (Post 7193901)
I mean Royal Jordanian Airlines has 2 weekly YUL-AMM

That could be due to the bilateral restrictions between Canada and Jordan.

Canadian74 Oct 12, 2015 4:35 PM

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Originally Posted by G.S MTL (Post 7193886)
If it is the case I would say it would be starting at 1 weekly flight YYC-PEK Maybe 2 depending what aircraft they use.

An airline like AC would never start a route like this at only 1 or 2 weekly. This isn't a charter airline or a Caribbean holiday route

It would be minimum 3-4 weekly or it won't happen

G.S MTL Oct 12, 2015 6:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Canadian74 (Post 7194592)
An airline like AC would never start a route like this at only 1 or 2 weekly. This isn't a charter airline or a Caribbean holiday route

It would be minimum 3-4 weekly or it won't happen

Thanks for the update but I was already told by thenoflyzone

Klazu Oct 13, 2015 7:23 PM

I have some serious Dreamliner action ahead of me in just three weeks from now! :)

YVR-YYZ Air Canada 787-8
YYZ-SCL Air Canada 77W
SCL-IPC LAN Airlines 787-8
IPC-SCL LAN Airlines 787-9
SCL-YYZ Air Canada 77W
YYZ-YVR Air Canada 787-9

So four flights on two different Dreamliners on both Air Canada and LAN Airlines. Can't wait! Anyone know if Air Canada has HD configuration on their 777s between YYZ and SCL? I wasn't able to quickly find the answer, but would not like to experience that. :???:

My trip would really benefit from YVR having a South American connection. It is not too bad via YYZ either, as it takes me 17 hours to get from Vancouver to Santiago. It would take an hour less with American Airlines through DFW, which is the fastest connection. So the difference is not huge, of course direct flight would be even faster than that...

This is a pretty ad-hoc trip that I only began planning few days ago. Seems to be a decent time to travel to Chile but too bad that the ski season is already over. I am really looking forward to visiting the most remote island in the world, Easter Island. :)

MonctonRad Oct 13, 2015 7:41 PM

:previous:

Sounds like a great trip, but which is the most remote island in the world - Easter Island or Pitcairn Island??

Klazu Oct 13, 2015 7:51 PM

Pitcairn Island doesn't have any airstrip and can only be reached by boat. I guess there are few small islands and uninhabited atolls like that, but Easter Island is very very far from everything. I really look forward to seeing the amazing night sky with no light pollution in sight.

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Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.[7] The nearest inhabited land (around 50 residents in 2013) is Pitcairn Island, 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi) away;[8] the nearest town with a population over 500 is Rikitea, on the island of Mangareva, 2,606 km (1,619 mi) away; the nearest continental point lies just in central Chile, 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi) away.

esquire Oct 13, 2015 7:53 PM

^ Bon voyage! Looking forward to the pics.

Not sure what kind of seating config AC uses on your route, but I can tell you that having just come back from a very long flight on a 77W in HD economy (with a toddler no less), the experience was way better than I expected and was frankly dreading based on what I heard. It was no worse than other econ flights I have taken overseas.

Klazu Oct 13, 2015 7:59 PM

Ah, that's a relief to hear. I have only once flown with an Air Canada 777 which made a layover in Vancouver on its way to Toronto (flew the YVR-YYZ leg). I think they have HD configuration on that exact route and I also didn't find it bad. And I am 190cm tall.

hipster duck Oct 13, 2015 8:00 PM

I recently came back from an international flight that transferred through YYZ to YVR.

I forgot that Canada forces transferring international to domestic passengers to pick up their luggage from baggage claim, put it back on the conveyor belt and then proceed upstairs for security screening. Given that this was a time when there were a lot of domestic flights, my connection time was pretty tight.

For some reason, passengers connecting from International onto US flights don't have to go to the baggage claim, and their bags are checked through to their final destination. This is somewhat odd, since I expect that US custom officials in pre-clearance would want to have the opportunity to inspect bags directly.

Does anyone know why there's this discrepancy between domestic connections and US connections?

Bigtime Oct 13, 2015 8:12 PM

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Originally Posted by MonctonRad (Post 7195896)
:previous:

Sounds like a great trip, but which is the most remote island in the world - Easter Island or Pitcairn Island??

I actually believe Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_da_Cunha

eemy Oct 13, 2015 8:37 PM

The wikipedia page for Tristan da Cunha says it's 2000 km from the nearest inhabited island, while Easter Island is 2075 km from the nearest inhabited island. Wouldn't that make Easter Island more remote?

Bigtime Oct 13, 2015 8:46 PM

Perhaps, but Tristan has no airstrip. Ship access only.

Boris2k7 Oct 14, 2015 2:58 AM

Province announces $6M injection to expand Red Deer Airport

By Melissa Ramsay
Online Reporter Global News

CALGARY – The provincial government announced plans to help Red Deer expand its airport on Tuesday, saying it will help diversify the economy and create long-term economic growth.

Alberta will contribute $2 million per year for three years in infrastructure funding.

“This expansion was identified by the City as an important economic development priority and we are pleased to work with them to provide funding to get it built,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Deron Bilous in a news release. “The airport expansion will create good jobs, attract new business opportunities and help make our province more economically diverse.”

The city of Red Deer and Red Deer County are each contributing $1.75 million to the project, which will be mainly spent on lengthening the airport’s north-south runway. The runway extension will accommodate larger aircraft and allow for expanded passenger and commercial services.

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http://globalnews.ca/news/2274030/pr...-deer-airport/

mersar Oct 14, 2015 4:19 AM

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Originally Posted by hipster duck (Post 7195924)
Does anyone know why there's this discrepancy between domestic connections and US connections?

I'd suspect they may actually get routed through some screening behind the scenes before they get loaded onto the connecting flight to the states.

It seems to be specific to each airport though, I believe in YYC (though someone else correct me if I'm wrong, and AC's website seems to back my memory up) that even passengers connecting onto US flights have to collect their checked bags first. But yes, YYZ and YVR both are listed as not needing to collect your bags for international to US connections.


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