What Routes do you wish AC flew?

Old Aug 15, 19, 2:14 pm
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What Routes do you wish AC flew?

Taking inspiration from other FT forums, I thought it'd be a fun thread for people to post routes that they would like to see AC operate, no matter how ridiculous or unfeasible. Re-launching historical routes also counts. Bonus points for suggested aircraft types!


I'll start with YVR-YHZ and YXY-YYZ, both on the A220. YYJ-LHR on a 788 would also be pretty convenient.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 2:25 pm
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SFO-LAX
SFO-LAS

I'll take any type with a J cabin.

SFO-NYC on any wide-body.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 2:27 pm
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YVR-BWI/DCA/IAD (in order of preference but they would all be life changing for me!)

I have a lot of dreams for particular EU airports but they will never happen. The above routes strike me as at least a remote possibility.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 2:28 pm
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YEG-LHR
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Old Aug 15, 19, 2:33 pm
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Yvr-atl
yyj-lhr
yvr-bkk
yvr-sin
yyj-yeg
yyj-ylw
yeg-yoj
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Old Aug 15, 19, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Nitehawk View Post
yvr-sin
I meant to include that one. Good call.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 2:42 pm
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Any route where there is true competition, to put AC to shame.

Some domestic routes in “3rd world” countries come to my mind.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:09 pm
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Since I already upvoted YVR-SIN, I'd like to add YVR-SCL to the mix.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:11 pm
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YYC-YYT. WS manages to run this as a summer service (and did twice daily some summers), so this is a major gap in AC's schedule. Should be feasible to fill with leisure traffic in the summer, and oil company traffic and commuters the rest of the year.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:12 pm
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I'd be happy with any route where they can for once be consistently on time.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:22 pm
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YYT (or YHZ) - LHR (and FRA);
YUL - DEL;
YVR - SIN;
YYZ - JED (at least seasonal during the annual pilgrimage);
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:25 pm
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Wouldn't a domestic route in a foreign country be considered cabotage, though?

Do AC TPAC routes turn around a few hours after they arrive? If not, I'd like to see a YVR-HKG+SGN fifth freedom route. :P

edit: any downsides to long haul fifth freedom routes?

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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by gcashin View Post
YYC-YYT. WS manages to run this as a summer service (and did twice daily some summers), so this is a major gap in AC's schedule. Should be feasible to fill with leisure traffic in the summer, and oil company traffic and commuters the rest of the year.
I get the feeling that if this route ever came to fruition it'd be on Rouge.

A YEG-YYC-YYT direct flight (same flight number, YEG pax stay onboard in YYC) would kill 2 birds with one stone.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:35 pm
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Keeping politics out of the fold:

YYZ-IKA
(YOW)-YUL-BEY

Based on pure connectivity patterns.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 3:43 pm
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YUB-YIK ... or YIK-YUB
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