Air Canada Throwback Thursday

Old Jan 23, 2021, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by Jagboi
I forget the details, but I believe it was sold off internally to employees when the china pattern was obsolete after the merger. I was given it by a former employee.
Nice.
It would be cool (well, to me at least) to own just retro airline dinnerware in the kitchen!
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Old Jan 23, 2021, 6:16 am
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Old Jan 23, 2021, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
I remember those Connaisseur Service boarding passes. Back in the day when almost every one of my AC flights got upgraded for free.

Don't recall seeing those green ones though.

Ya I have been flying ever since I can remember and during these many, many years I kept so many boarding passes, and then I started throwing them out. Several years ago on one of my moves, I started to PDF what I had and that was only from 1980....ahhhh the year I had hair!

I remember Air Canada went through so many brand changes. Connaisseur class, I think almost everyone who flew more than once was upgraded for free. Good old days
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Old Jan 23, 2021, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by Jagboi
Here is a couple, and a late ticket folder. Remember the red carbon paper?



I have a horror story from those red carbon tickets. I was on an award trip in SYD, flying on NZ. As I left the hotel I had cleaned up my ticket wallet and when I presented my ticket stub at check-in I discovered I had thrown away the actual ticket and kept the receipt part! After some confusion the check-in staff were amazing. Multiple calls to Aeroplan and other places later, they were able to verify everything and I was on my way, but it was a worrying moment.
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Old Jan 23, 2021, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Nice.
It would be cool (well, to me at least) to own just retro airline dinnerware in the kitchen!
About a month ago BA sold off quite a few of their business and First dinnerwear. BA to sell a limited number of First Class items
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Old Jan 25, 2021, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by mileageking
Ha! This is cool. CP stuff are the real throwback!
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Old Jan 27, 2021, 10:24 am
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From the Chicago Tribune.
July 30, 1967.
An article talking about the Yukon.


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Old Jan 27, 2021, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by tracon
From the Chicago Tribune.
July 30, 1967.
An article talking about the Yukon.
Neat!
Did you keep newspaper articles about airlines, or airline-related stuff?
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Old Jan 27, 2021, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Did you keep newspaper articles about airlines, or airline-related stuff?
No. Those came from a friend who was born after 1967.


Originally Posted by yyznomad
What else do you have from the Canadi>n days?
I picked up this 1:100 scale model at the bankruptcy sale.

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Old Jan 28, 2021, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by tracon
No. Those came from a friend who was born after 1967.

I picked up this 1:100 scale model at the bankruptcy sale.
Sweet!
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Old Jan 30, 2021, 4:50 pm
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Former AC CEO Pierre Jeanniot and how he helped transform Air Canada

Some will remember his CEO days. Nice 4min read.

The black box and non-smoking flights are two notable introductions in aviation thanks to the help of Pierre Jean Jeanniot. The industry veteran was the president and CEO of Air Canada from 1984 to 1990 and has been a force behind the scenes for decades. His impact on the airline and the wider market can still be felt today.

How Pierre Jeanniot Helped Transform Air Canada - Simple Flying
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Old Feb 4, 2021, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by mileageking
Some will remember his CEO days. Nice 4min read.

The black box and non-smoking flights are two notable introductions in aviation thanks to the help of Pierre Jean Jeanniot. The industry veteran was the president and CEO of Air Canada from 1984 to 1990 and has been a force behind the scenes for decades. His impact on the airline and the wider market can still be felt today.

How Pierre Jeanniot Helped Transform Air Canada - Simple Flying
Admittedly, I had to do a quick google on him.

As for the non-smoking flights, is that related to AC797 in 1983? (the flight number was never retired)
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Old Feb 4, 2021, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Admittedly, I had to do a quick google on him.

As for the non-smoking flights, is that related to AC797 in 1983? (the flight number was never retired)
Not sure. That DFW-YYZ flight incident may have been one of the reasons for both black box and non-smoking.
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August 1986 YEG




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