Air Canada Throwback Thursday

Old Oct 6, 16, 2:22 pm
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Originally Posted by agjil View Post
Ah...by looking at the SSWU cert, I miss the good old days when A and L fare class buckets (along with bunch of others) were Tango Plus (aka Flex).
There was a time when H and V fares were part of a regular SWU! We are starting to go way back though. Boy I feel like a grandpa.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 2:24 pm
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And wasn't it great when we used the certs during the C days that came with COS?!
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Old Oct 6, 16, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by agjil View Post
Ah...by looking at the SSWU cert, I miss the good old days when A and L fare class buckets (along with bunch of others) were Tango Plus (aka Flex).
Or the days when Tango fares didn't exist on TATL routes and you could upgrade any fare - a mere ~4 years ago.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 3:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
I only got to experience the paper certs for 1.5 years - and I too prefer the e-upgrade system.

Anyone remember setting an alarm clock for 2a.m./3a.m./etc. (23:59 based on the time in the departure city) so one could call AC and secure the upgrade? I certainly don't miss that.
Don't you still have to do that? You don't have to call in, but if you want to do it right when your window opens...

I've certainly set a few 4am alarms
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Old Oct 6, 16, 5:41 pm
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Quick question. When I fly BA this weekend to LHR from YYZ, I fill in the flight info, put my sticker on this, and hand it in when they pull my ticket. Right?

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Old Oct 6, 16, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by briantoronto View Post
Quick question. When I fly BA this weekend to LHR from YYZ, I fill in the flight info, put my sticker on this, and hand it in when they pull my ticket. Right?

Nice!! ^ That's quite the throwback!

I haven't seen the name Tilden for a couple of decades at least...
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Old Oct 6, 16, 6:05 pm
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Oh, such lovely wallpaper.

I remember when an agent forgot to keep my SSWU. Those were the days.

I, too, like the new eupgrades. Just wish we could carry them forward > 1 year.

Thanks for showing!
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Old Oct 6, 16, 8:18 pm
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A bit of a tangent in the "throwback" department.....Interesting uniforms.

Source: http://airlinespastpresent.blogspot....roduction.html

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Old Oct 6, 16, 8:26 pm
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First Class on Air Canada's 747....the early days it seems

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Old Oct 6, 16, 8:35 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
First Class on Air Canada's 747....the early days it seems

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Well clearly the airplane food back then was inferior to the fine fare provided in AC J nowadays. Everytime I travel with AC, I expect and demand a stuffed rhino to be on the serving trolley with the assorted lion, giraffe and leopard steaks
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Old Oct 6, 16, 8:36 pm
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Another AC 747 throwback.

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Old Oct 6, 16, 10:33 pm
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Am I hallucinating or were the AC 747s really configured 3-4-2 abreast in Y?? Imagine that!
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Old Oct 6, 16, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Far Siren View Post
Am I hallucinating or were the AC 747s really configured 3-4-2 abreast in Y?? Imagine that!

Look at the seats. none of this slim-line nonsense

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Old Oct 6, 16, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jaysona View Post


These were the cat's A?s.
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Old Oct 6, 16, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Marlin240 View Post
Well clearly the airplane food back then was inferior to the fine fare provided in AC J nowadays. Everytime I travel with AC, I expect and demand a stuffed rhino to be on the serving trolley with the assorted lion, giraffe and leopard steaks
.??? AC F did not have steaks. They had whole beef tenderloins(rare/med rare/ well done) and you selected what you wanted. Food was better in my opinion.
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