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Old Jul 6, 22, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post

So, if anyone is ever looking for info on flights to/from LHR, there's an amazing website that has movements at Heathrow (and Gatwick) tracked back for decades. Not just schedules with types, but registrations and times. For instance, I was able to figure out that my YYC-LHR flight on July 1 (I eventually nailed down the precise date) not only was operated by a 343, but also that it was C-FYKZ. If only every airport had something like that!
This is an awesome find, Adam. Managed to get 20 holes in the early 2010s filled. Any other gems? )
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Old Jul 6, 22, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingFiasco View Post
This is an awesome find, Adam. Managed to get 20 holes in the early 2010s filled. Any other gems? )
Not specifically AC, but the Toronto airport log is an #AvGeek nirvana.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets..._P-M_d/pubhtml
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Old Jul 13, 22, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
anyone know the AC schedule to Paris in the fall of 1999? I've just been able to sort out that I flew YYZ-CDG on October 16, and CDG-YYZ on October 30. I'm assuming those were probably AC880/AC881, since AC didn't change flight numbers much for a long time and there probably wasn't a second daily YYZ-CDG at that time, and I'm pretty sure both segments were operated by 343. But if anyone has any further details, I'd love to hear them.
All I can offer is what I flew Oct. 2001.

AC870 YUL CDG 935 C-GHKR A330-300
AC51 CDG YUL 614 C-GDSS B767-200



Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
there was nothing that was 2-5-2, right?
Just the CP DC-10s.

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I've also managed to dig up that we flew CP YYC-YYZ on October 25, 1996. But my mother's handwriting isn't entirely clear, and it was either flight 470 or 970.
Most likely 970.
Most of the CP trans cons were 900 series.
All the CP trans cons I flew in the '90s were 9xx.
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Old Jul 17, 22, 9:45 am
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My dad found this while looking for information some of these old flights:



Originally Posted by FlyingFiasco View Post
This is an awesome find, Adam. Managed to get 20 holes in the early 2010s filled. Any other gems? )
What type of information are you looking for?

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Most likely 970.
Most of the CP trans cons were 900 series.
All the CP trans cons I flew in the '90s were 9xx.
Thanks, it was definitely 970. I ended up finding someone who was selling an old copy of the timetable from about that time and they looked it up for me.
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Old Jul 17, 22, 10:44 am
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I never knew that your real name used to be "Zadam".

Given the prevalence of various alphabetically-sorted lists, I understand why you changed it.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 6:30 pm
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Just pulled these out of our passport file.
Ticket and passport holders Canadian Airlines Vacations

circa 1997.
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Old Aug 11, 22, 8:13 am
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Cambridge Bay
Summer of 1973.
Would have been my first airplane ride.





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Old Aug 11, 22, 11:06 am
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The mysterious ghost person is rockin' some serious trousers and shoes. Didn't know that disco was a thing up in Cambridge Bay.
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Old Aug 11, 22, 11:46 am
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I am travelling to Cambridge Bay later this year, hope I can get to fly those 40 years old B732.

I was surprised at how much direct flights places like Cambridge Bay and Resolute Bay used to get.
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Old Aug 11, 22, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tracon View Post
Cambridge Bay
Summer of 1973.
Would have been my first airplane ride.
Your first plane ride was to (from?) Cambridge Bay? How cool is that!
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Old Aug 12, 22, 2:37 am
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Your first plane ride was to (from?) Cambridge Bay? How cool is that!
Would have been from Edmonton. Probably YEG. Would have stayed there for a week or 2.

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..... Didn't know that disco was a thing up in Cambridge Bay.
24 hr daylight. Party on!
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Old Sep 11, 22, 12:15 am
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Alright I stumbled across an old boarding pass from back when they were a yellow/neonish type colour. Is there any way to determine the year? It's for a flight operated by Jazz (well Canadian Regional Airlines), AC8604 from YYZ-YFC in March sometime between 2002 and 2005 I believe. The boarding pass stock was printed in 2001 according to the label on the back, but I'm not sure how long that stock lasts for.

Anyone have a schedule for 2002-04 to check the sked times for this flight?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:37 pm
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Found at the bottom of an old first aid kit.

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Old Sep 27, 22, 9:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
but I'm pretty sure there was nothing that was 2-5-2, right?
The CP DC10's were 2-5-2. I remember a trip from LHR-YYC in 1998 where I was in the middle of the 5. I had a 2 couples on either side of me who were seniors who wanted to chat the whole trip. By the time we got to YYC I would have paid a great deal for a roll of duct tape to keep them quiet.
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