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AC-13 is back: YYZ-NRT Sunday 1st October

Old Oct 2, 17, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post

I met an AC pilot on one of my AC Flights back from Asia, who told me he flies AC aircraft to and from SIN for maintenance. Fascinating chat. We were actually returning on an aircraft that had just arrived from maintenance.

Some days I'm lucky and there is cool stuff like this.
Last year I met a couple of AC pilots on YYZ-LHR going to pick up an aircraft in SIN. They were flying YYZ-LHR-SIN because by the time they had confirmation of when the aircraft was ready, the AC flights to Asia were too full in J.

Originally Posted by ulyparis View Post
If it is occuring regularly, why isn't AC selling NRT - SIN? No rights?
AC has no flight operations in SIN, so they can't just simply and easily operate one-off revenue flights there. If AC ever starts a YVR-SIN route for example, then this would be a more feasible option.
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Old Oct 2, 17, 7:15 pm
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I don't believe AC has any traffic rights into SIN

Originally Posted by ulyparis View Post
If it is occurring regularly, why isn't AC selling NRT - SIN? No rights?
AC's maintenance flights into SIN are only sporadic but they usually deadhead down from HKG. Anyone else heard of AC deadheading from NRT before?

Sooner or later C-FNNQ has to come back into service, so eventually we'll probably see it heading up as AC7177 to one of the Asia gateways, possibly swapping out for another 777 heading down to SIN.

Pity AC doesn't have a schedule into SIN - it would be so convenient for so many of us!

Actually checking AC7177 and AC7178 flight movements is also quite interesting or revealing. Looks like the metal from SIN can go to a number of gateways after maintenance; see links below.

https://www.airportia.com/singapore/...ort/departures

https://www.airportia.com/flights/ac...ngapore/seoul/

https://www.airportia.com/flights/ac...ita/singapore/

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