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AC Cargo-Only Flights (2020 onwards)

Old Apr 17, 2020, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by The Lev
Less than the price of an average house in Toronto or Vancouver but average for Canada - Canada include those places as well as places like Moncton and Chicoutimi to balance things out. :-)
According to my Google results, the average price in Canada is about $490,000.
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Old Apr 18, 2020, 11:08 pm
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Old Apr 20, 2020, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by 24left
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Cargo looks like it has more personal space than Y passengers on an AC 777 😭.
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Old Apr 20, 2020, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by EdmFlyBoi
Cargo looks like it has more personal space than Y passengers on an AC 777 😭.
Very true. Look at the width of the aisle (lighted strips) for people vs cargo.
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Old Apr 21, 2020, 2:54 pm
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Old Apr 21, 2020, 4:38 pm
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Air Canada flys EMPTY planes back to Canada

Well The Lev could have got a deal on these flights they came home Empty From Shanghai!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pan...-ppe-1.5539869

We also got caught up with the same problem our Air Shipments were delayed 4 days, China changed the rules for export and new paperwork was required. China also took over the 6 factories that produce N95 masks to reduce the "country theft" of these products. This is excellent news as we are constantly worried our masks will go missing

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Old Apr 22, 2020, 1:26 pm
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Nice for AC. The comments in the tweet thread explain why (plus a couple of other views)

He is Regional General Manager, Customer Experience Airports - Northeast USA for Air Canada






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Old Apr 22, 2020, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left
Nice for AC. The comments in the tweet thread explain why (plus a couple of other views)

He is Regional General Manager, Customer Experience Airports - Northeast USA for Air Canada
Interesting that AC would pick up business from a US customer wanting equipment from Asia. Was AC cheaper than the US3? Was it aircraft availability? Or have the US3 not done cargo conversions like AC?

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Old Apr 22, 2020, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
Interesting that AC would pick up business from a US customer wanting equipment from Asia. Was AX cheaper than the US3? Was it aircraft availability? Or have the US3 not done cargo conversions like AC?
I had read this interesting Forbes' article from April 13 which mentions AC and includes some photos of the conversion of the aircraft to cargo. It lists a few other airlines that have done it - including those with their own cargo operations. As for the US3, I recall reading that AA was doing cargo flights but I don't recall if the aircraft was modified or they just did what some others are doing and put goes in the seats, although I see this info in the article


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"Asia-North America is one of the world’s largest trade lanes, but most freight flights land in the U.S., not Canada.

The U.S. has numerous dedicated freight operators like Atlas Air, FedEx, Kalitta and UPS. Canada does not have such operators, so it may be more dependent on Air Canada than the U.S. is on its passenger airlines. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are all operating cargo-only flights on passenger aircraft, but so far are not removing seats.

“Bringing critical medical and other vital supplies rapidly to Canada and helping distribute them across the country is imperative to combating the COVID-19 crisis. The transformation of the Boeing 777-300ERs, our largest international wide-body aircraft, doubles the capacity of each flight and will enable more goods to move more quickly,” said Air Canada VP Cargo Tim Strauss.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhor.../#2af90fab6093






and this article from April 13 as well

https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhor.../#4b7d594ed7f3



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Old Apr 23, 2020, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by tshirt
Well The Lev could have got a deal on these flights they came home Empty From Shanghai!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/pan...-ppe-1.5539869

We also got caught up with the same problem our Air Shipments were delayed 4 days, China changed the rules for export and new paperwork was required. China also took over the 6 factories that produce N95 masks to reduce the "country theft" of these products. This is excellent news as we are constantly worried our masks will go missing
Those were Cargojet aircraft not AC.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 11:18 am
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Jazz just announced it is the launch customer for the Q400 freighter, taking only hours to remove seats! Press release here
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 2:40 pm
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It's a shame they can't use the giant cargo door on the Q to load the cabin, sadly there's a galley plus a pressure bulkhead in the way. So loading will be limited to main cabin door or by using the standard sized forward cargo hold door.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by PilotTobe
Jazz just announced it is the launch customer for the Q400 freighter, taking only hours to remove seats!
Interesting. I wonder what routes AC will use this on.
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 2:50 pm
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I bet it'll be used on a more adhoc basis instead of on fixed ed route
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Old Apr 23, 2020, 6:15 pm
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