Air Canada Throwback Thursday

Old Oct 6, 16, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by jaysona View Post
Nice!! ^ That's quite the throwback!

I haven't seen the name Tilden for a couple of decades at least...
I forgot about these. What year? 1984?
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Old Oct 6, 16, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Wpgjetse View Post
.??? 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.
Whoooshhhh....

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Old Oct 7, 16, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
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
Not quite. In the certificate days, Reservations would process upgrade requests as of 00:00 in the local time of the departure city because they based it on 'days'.

For example, a SE flying Tango Plus YVR-SYD on the 8th at 23:45 could call in on the 1st at 00:00 (YVR time) and process the upgrade request as anytime on the 1st would be considered T-7 days, even though this is almost 8 days out.

The website function to request an upgrade (when it actually worked) would enforce the window based on hours (like eUpgrades) and therefore would only open the window at 23:45 on the 1st.

This gave a distinct advantage to elites who knew this loophole to secure their upgrades.
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Old Oct 7, 16, 6:24 am
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I never experienced AC's 747, but it looks like it was a 2-cabin plane?
I see there was first class and economy class, but nothing in between (business class is missing).
Did AC ever have a true 3 cabin layout of F, J, and Y on any plane?
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Old Oct 7, 16, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by agjil View Post
I never experienced AC's 747, but it looks like it was a 2-cabin plane?
I see there was first class and economy class, but nothing in between (business class is missing).
Did AC ever have a true 3 cabin layout of F, J, and Y on any plane?
Yes.

If you browse around the website 24left posted, you'll see a brochure with a detailed description of "First class", "Executive class" (business class) and "Economy class".

http://airlinespastpresent.blogspot....l/Air%20Canada
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Old Oct 7, 16, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
Yes.

If you browse around the website 24left posted, you'll see a brochure with a detailed description of "First class", "Executive class" (business class) and "Economy class".

http://airlinespastpresent.blogspot....l/Air%20Canada

Back in '85 AC flew to Singapore. I'm here 30 years too late.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rhp7PszCjU...0/ac+ic+12.jpg
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Old Oct 7, 16, 8:47 am
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Originally Posted by quantumofforce View Post
Back in '85 AC flew to Singapore. I'm here 30 years too late.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rhp7PszCjU...0/ac+ic+12.jpg
Yeah, but afaik it was something like YYZ - Europe - DEL - SIN.

Even with free-flowing champagne and good food, I can't see how that was a lot of fun, especially withouth a flat bed.
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Old Oct 7, 16, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
Yeah, but afaik it was something like YYZ - Europe - DEL - SIN.

Even with free-flowing champagne and good food, I can't see how that was a lot of fun, especially withouth a flat bed.
Bombay, but yes, more takeoffs and landings is more fun!
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Old Oct 7, 16, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by D582 View Post
Not quite. In the certificate days, Reservations would process upgrade requests as of 00:00 in the local time of the departure city because they based it on 'days'.

For example, a SE flying Tango Plus YVR-SYD on the 8th at 23:45 could call in on the 1st at 00:00 (YVR time) and process the upgrade request as anytime on the 1st would be considered T-7 days, even though this is almost 8 days out.

The website function to request an upgrade (when it actually worked) would enforce the window based on hours (like eUpgrades) and therefore would only open the window at 23:45 on the 1st.

This gave a distinct advantage to elites who knew this loophole to secure their upgrades.
Ah, that's interesting. But I was referring more to the setting an alarm in the middle of the night to request an upgrade, which is still sometimes necessary
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Old Oct 7, 16, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Ah, that's interesting. But I was referring more to the setting an alarm in the middle of the night to request an upgrade, which is still sometimes necessary
True, but it's not necessary nearly as often as it used to be for most people.

Also, upgrades worked very differently 4-5 years ago:

It was pretty much "first come first served" and you could increase your upgrade % substantially if you knew the trick described above. Then AC started zeroing out R availability at T-168h (the infamous R games), so knowing this trick became even more valuable.

Nowadays, I often find it makes little/no difference whether I request my upgrade at T-168h or T-160h. I'll only set an alarm clock to wake me in the middle of the night if I have reason to believe availability will be R1 (or R2) at T-168h.
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Old Oct 7, 16, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Wpgjetse View Post
I forgot about these. What year? 1984?
This would have been around then. I was 14-15 flying Youth-Standby YXE-YYC r/t a couple times a month. ~100 o/w if I remember correctly.

And yes, you got Aeroplan miles for these fares.
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Old Oct 7, 16, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
True, but it's not necessary nearly as often as it used to be for most people.

Also, upgrades worked very differently 4-5 years ago:

It was pretty much "first come first served" and you could increase your upgrade % substantially if you knew the trick described above. Then AC started zeroing out R availability at T-168h (the infamous R games), so knowing this trick became even more valuable.

Nowadays, I often find it makes little/no difference whether I request my upgrade at T-168h or T-160h. I'll only set an alarm clock to wake me in the middle of the night if I have reason to believe availability will be R1 (or R2) at T-168h.
I remember upgrading YVR-HKG last year, and it was R5 when my window opened, and I snagged it right away.

There was another SE FTer on the flight, who was not able to upgrade before T-6 (so still only the SE window) because it had gone to R0. I think 5 SEs (and companions) had taken the seats. So it did matter.

But I somewhat agree. I've had flights for EYW that were R9 when I went to bed, knowing my window opened at 3am, and I just waited until morning.

Whether I set the alarm depends on R space and how important the upgrade is.
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Old Oct 8, 16, 12:30 am
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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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Was that a 747-100 or -200?
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Old Oct 8, 16, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by agjil View Post
I never experienced AC's 747, but it looks like it was a 2-cabin plane?
I see there was first class and economy class, but nothing in between (business class is missing).
Did AC ever have a true 3 cabin layout of F, J, and Y on any plane?
Yes. Sometimes they even used it YYZ-LAX and return. Mostly I remember flying TATL. Even in Y it could be good.
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Old Oct 8, 16, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by agjil View Post
I never experienced AC's 747
Actually, everyone who read post #30 has experienced the 747.
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