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ACT7 Aug 12, 2016 4:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Johnny Aussie (Post 7527156)
As for YYZ numbers... I disagree, the numbers are impressive regardless of the comparisons.

Agreed. Excluding transborder traffic, YYZ is still the fourth largest port of entry into NA behind JFK, MIA, and LAX.

SkydivePilot Aug 12, 2016 6:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MonctonRad (Post 7528458)
The Greater Moncton International Airport is going to get a new name.

It will be named in honour of the late Romeo LeBlanc, former federal fisheries minister, ex governor general of Canada and former political godfather of the Liberal Party in NB. He was also the father of Dominic LeBlanc, current federal Liberal house leader, current minister of fisheries in the federal cabinet and effectively Justin Trudeau's closest confident and de facto his second in command. Given the political significance of the LeBlanc family to the liberal brand in Canada and in NB, I was expecting this renaming of the airport to happen sometimtie during Trudeau's first term in office.

The new name will be the Aeroport Internationale du Grand Moncton Romeo LeBlanc Greater Moncton International Airport. :D

Quite a mouthful isn't it. I'm still going to call it the GMIA - it's so much simpler........

It is pathetic that our airports are named after politicians instead of pioneering Canadian pilots who have significantly contributed to Canada's aviation history and/or progress. For example: Regina's airport is named after Canada's first commercially-licenced pilot.

Bigtime Aug 12, 2016 6:18 PM

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Originally Posted by SkydivePilot (Post 7529138)
It is pathetic that our airports are named after politicians instead of pioneering Canadian pilots who have significantly contributed to Canada's aviation history and/or progress. For example: Regina's airport is named after Canada's first commercially-licenced pilot.

Agreed. When that garbage "name YYC Stephen Harper International" came around I was pretty vocal online about how YYC already had a name, McCall Field. Named after Fred McCall, WWI air ace.

If any name change was entertained it should only be to give the naming back to him.

1overcosc Aug 13, 2016 1:46 AM

In Kingston our airport is named after a politician; but said politician died in an airplane crash, so it's a little more relevant I guess :haha:

theman23 Aug 13, 2016 3:16 AM

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Originally Posted by SkydivePilot (Post 7529138)
It is pathetic that our airports are named after politicians instead of pioneering Canadian pilots who have significantly contributed to Canada's aviation history and/or progress. For example: Regina's airport is named after Canada's first commercially-licenced pilot.

I didn't realize this was even an issue. It's an extremely common practice all over the world.


Edit: misread the story, so deleted the part of my post pertaining to that.

Marshal Aug 13, 2016 6:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Marshal (Post 7516175)
YVR-FRA-ZRH
3 days Zurich/surroundings, meetings + side trip to CERN
ZRH-VIE
4 days Vienna, meetings, visiting family
VIE-TRS (Austrian Airlines)
1 day Trieste, squeezing two work days into one
TRS-PRG (Austrian Airlines)
2 days Parague, meetings
PRG-VIE
1 day Viena, meetings
VIE-MUC
1 day Munich, site visits and meetings
MUC-FRA-YVR

Well, hell. I think I love planes and airports as much as most of you, and maybe I will feel differently in a day or two, but man that was tough. No matter what you pay, your still just getting a chair, even if its a recliner. After all the flying and work in Europe, the 10+ MUC-YVR was hell. I don't know how you guys do these long multi-flight trips with any regularity. I fly a fair bit but almost never more than a two connection affair. If I had been in economy, I swear I would be dead. (I am not good at sleeping)

p_xavier Aug 13, 2016 4:56 PM

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Originally Posted by CalgaryCheese (Post 7528972)
As long as YYC doesn't get called "Stephen Harper Airport"!

The Harport has a ring to it.

casper Aug 13, 2016 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Marshal (Post 7529790)
Well, hell. I think I love planes and airports as much as most of you, and maybe I will feel differently in a day or two, but man that was tough. No matter what you pay, your still just getting a chair, even if its a recliner. After all the flying and work in Europe, the 10+ MUC-YVR was hell. I don't know how you guys do these long multi-flight trips with any regularity. I fly a fair bit but almost never more than a two connection affair. If I had been in economy, I swear I would be dead. (I am not good at sleeping)

For me it was much easier when I was young. Now I also find it tough.

hipster duck Aug 13, 2016 9:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Marshal (Post 7529790)
Well, hell. I think I love planes and airports as much as most of you, and maybe I will feel differently in a day or two, but man that was tough. No matter what you pay, your still just getting a chair, even if its a recliner. After all the flying and work in Europe, the 10+ MUC-YVR was hell. I don't know how you guys do these long multi-flight trips with any regularity. I fly a fair bit but almost never more than a two connection affair. If I had been in economy, I swear I would be dead. (I am not good at sleeping)

Yeah, I have a kid's fascination with airports. To kill time before my flight boards, I usually walk to the far ends of terminals that I've never been to before, even though there's nothing exciting to be found at the end of my walk. And I love watching planes. It's not just that they're some of the most sophisticated and complex machines that most of us will ever encounter in our regular lives, but, to paraphrase Alain de Boton, if you stare out onto the tarmac of a major airport you might be staring at tens of billions of dollars of equipment all idling away. That thought always blew me away.

On the other hand, flying repetitively sucks the life out of you. The jet lag and the weird eating hours throws off your internal clock. The food in airports is almost always awful. The stores are all the same, and they're almost always boring. The waiting for an hour here and there makes it very difficult to get real work done, yet even if you only take an hourlong flight, if it's in the middle of the day, half of your day is gone.

I've read stories about people who spend most of their waking life flying to game those frequent flyer points systems and that strikes me as a waste of a life.

SFUVancouver Aug 16, 2016 11:41 PM

Nname posted the following news in the YVR thread of the Vancouver section:

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Originally Posted by nname (Post 7532789)
And now its here:

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Beijing Capital Airlines schedules Vancouver debut in Dec 2016

Beijing Capital Airlines this month has filed planned operational schedule for its debut to Canada. Based on the schedule listing as well as recent approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency, the airline will operate Hangzhou – Qingdao – Vancouver route from 30DEC16, 3 times a week.

Reservation in the GDS is only available in full-fare J and Y class at present time.

JD471 HGH1415 – 1605TAO1805 – 1315YVR 330 357
JD472 YVR1630 – 1940+1TAO2140+1 – 2325+1HGH 330 357

Capital Airlines is set to become the 6th Chinese carrier to serve Vancouver, after Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Sichuan Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...ut-in-dec-2016

Another positive step for YVR and its ongoing goal of Chinese market route development.

It looks like Beijing Capital Airlines will operate the route with A332 hardware, or potentially in the longer term the A333 that it has on order.

https://www.planespotters.net/airlin...pital-Airlines

Looks like a colourful livery:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...al_Airport.jpg

thenoflyzone Aug 17, 2016 3:30 PM

YVR is on a roll.

Wonder what the China-YVR passenger numbers are. They surely must be close to the France-YUL numbers, if not more.

Airboy Aug 18, 2016 4:05 PM

YFB getting closer.

8 time larger than the current terminal.

And for anyone wondering. those grey sticks out front of the terminal in one of the photos. those are Flat loop Thermosyphons. They keep the ground (Permafrost) under the building frozen.And allow the building to be placed at grade making it more energy efficient.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...inal-1.3724711

http://www.arcticfoundations.com/ind...-thermosyphons

eemy Aug 18, 2016 5:21 PM

This expansion is desperately needed. The last time I went through the Iqaluit Airport, it was stuffed to the gills.

Denscity Aug 18, 2016 5:22 PM

^^^ Sweet! I would fly up there after the new terminal was built. What could a tourist do on a sunny summer weekend?

Airboy Aug 18, 2016 5:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 7535109)
^^^ Sweet! I would fly up there after the new terminal was built. What could a tourist do on a sunny summer weekend?

Hike. head out on the water. kayak down the bay.

Airboy Aug 18, 2016 5:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jeremy_haak (Post 7535106)
This expansion is desperately needed. The last time I went through the Iqaluit Airport, it was stuffed to the gills.

Last time I was up I had to stand outside because there were so many people in. plus about 4 groups heading north for a run at the pole.

Denscity Aug 18, 2016 5:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Airboy (Post 7535141)
Hike. head out on the water. kayak down the bay.

Cool. That's a part of Canada most of us never see.

Airboy Aug 18, 2016 7:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Denscity (Post 7535148)
Cool. That's a part of Canada most of us never see.

about 3500 to get to YFB from YEG. That's why.

See attached.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/timtay...57622892049671

esquire Aug 18, 2016 7:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Airboy (Post 7535261)
about 3500 to get to YFB from YEG. That's why.

See attached.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/timtay...57622892049671

The funny thing is you can go for next to nothing if you use a relatively small amount of Aeroplan points... this source says it's 15,000 points to go from Toronto or Ottawa, so I doubt Edmonton would be higher.

So really, you throw down $120 for a credit card that comes with 25,000 bonus points and you've got almost enough for two people to fly up there.

Airboy Aug 18, 2016 7:37 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 7535277)
The funny thing is you can go for next to nothing if you use a relatively small amount of Aeroplan points... this source says it's 15,000 points to go from Toronto or Ottawa, so I doubt Edmonton would be higher.

So really, you throw down $120 for a credit card that comes with 25,000 bonus points and you've got almost enough for two people to fly up there.

Wife used that way when she came up with me one year. I wanted to get her to Pond inlet that trip but weather issues killed that plan. still it another 700-1000 to get to the north end of the island which I find is the best part.


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