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Is anyone actually flying AC domestic or international in these Covid-filled days?

Is anyone actually flying AC domestic or international in these Covid-filled days?

Old Mar 29, 20, 4:28 pm
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Is anyone actually flying AC domestic or international in these Covid-filled days?

In these Covid-filled days, is anyone actually flying domestically? What are the flights like?
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Old Mar 29, 20, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
In these Covid-filled days, is anyone actually flying domestically? What are the flights like?
Very light loads, under 20%.
Gate agents are changing everyone seats for social distancing.

At check-in, they ask you health questions like:
- Do you feel like you have a fever? / Do you have a cough ? / etc.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
In these Covid-filled days, is anyone actually flying domestically? What are the flights like?
I flew last Wednesday the 18th. Decided to return home to YHZ from school in Ontario. At that point flight loads out of Pearson were relatively high with people returning home from vacation. Looking at the loads I decided to fly YXU-YOW-YHZ to avoid crowds. The DH83 from YXU-YOW had 3 pax including myself. YOW-YHZ had 11 of us. London was fairly quiet, although WS had a fairly high load on their Q400 to YYZ. The GA at YXU came up to me in the boarding area and asked if she needed to call Zone 2 just for me . Ottawa was pretty much empty, although I don't know the regular crowds there at 8am on a Wednesday morning. We took a short delay leaving the gate in YOW, as the FA requested that hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves be brought to the plane. I heard her say to the ground staff that if anyone starts coughing during the flight they get a mask. AC seemed to be doing a good job with keeping the planes clean, both aircraft looked and smelled like they'd been wiped down. I took these flights about a day before AC announced their reduction in onboard service, so full drink and snack service was offered on these Jazz flights.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
In these Covid-filled days, is anyone actually flying domestically? What are the flights like?
For a slightly different report.....

I saw this video yesterday. I like some of his videos and his very dry sense of humour at times. (BTW, he was on the A220 inaugural sitting in front of @Nitehawk and @Chowtime, based on his video report)

He was flying AC YVR-YYZ in J. The first 7 minutes are about his Vancouver stay. At approx the 7min17sec mark, he is on the AC app trying to see his options for standby.

I would suggest you skip straight to the 12min mark when he enters the MLL. You can see limited food, some of it packaged. He explains that servers will make you your drink.

At 15min20sec, he boards his flight. The rest of the video is of what is no longer available onboard, what the packaged meal and snack is, comments about the cabin, and you can hear the onboard virus-safety announcements. He also expresses his opinion about flying during this time (necessity or otherwise).

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Old Mar 29, 20, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
For a slightly different report.....

I saw this video yesterday. I like some of his videos and his very dry sense of humour at times. (BTW, he was on the A220 inaugural sitting in front of @Nitehawk and @Chowtime, based on his video report)

He was flying AC YVR-YYZ in J. The first 7 minutes are about his Vancouver stay. At approx the 7min17sec mark, he is on the AC app trying to see his options for standby.

I would suggest you skip straight to the 12min mark when he enters the MLL. You can see limited food, some of it packaged. He explains that servers will make you your drink.

At 15min20sec, he boards his flight. The rest of the video is of what is no longer available onboard, what the packaged meal and snack is, comments about the cabin, and you can hear the onboard virus-safety announcements. He also expresses his opinion about flying during this time (necessity or otherwise).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn0bbmxkT9o

Thanks for the video. Watch 00:20 - 00:25....ouch! "I am here with a friend! ouch!
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Old Mar 29, 20, 5:51 pm
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Enjoyed the Vid, thanx for posting.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 8:25 pm
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I saw that video last night, very eery indeed!

It sounds bad saying this now, but marke190 and I had jokingly said a few weeks ago that if flights got very cheap we would meet up for a segment run. Though that quickly became a distant dream as provinces put in place mandatory 14-day isolation for those coming in from other provinces, and the severity of this virus became more clear.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 8:27 pm
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Same as we had Mar 18. Same sandwich,coleslaw, snacks (my DW and daughter couldn't eat). For those of you old enough to remember Repo Man, I was surprised it didn't have a label in large monochrome letters that just said FOOD.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by codfather View Post
It sounds bad saying this now, but marke190 and I had jokingly said a few weeks ago that if flights got very cheap we would meet up for a segment run. Though that quickly became a distant dream as provinces put in place mandatory 14-day isolation for those coming in from other provinces, and the severity of this virus became more clear.
I must have missed something. Which provinces have mandatory quarantines for interprovincial travel? That could impact me in the near future as I may be making an interprovincial trip in the near future.
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Old Mar 29, 20, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by YEG USER View Post
I must have missed something. Which provinces have mandatory quarantines for interprovincial travel? That could impact me in the near future as I may be making an interprovincial trip in the near future.
PEI and Nova Scotia. Said must self-isolate for 14days for any out of province travel. In reality it might be hard to enforce, but it's there.

https://www.novascotia.com/coronavirus

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en.../travel-notice
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Old Mar 29, 20, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by etkuo View Post
PEI and Nova Scotia. Said must self-isolate for 14days for any out of province travel. In reality it might be hard to enforce, but it's there.

https://www.novascotia.com/coronavirus

https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en.../travel-notice
NWT to close all borders. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...id19-1.5505505

There was quite a uproar about the so called reality tv "star" who flouted it and drove through all sorts of out of the way communities on his way to the NWT.
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Old Mar 30, 20, 12:22 am
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Originally Posted by RCyyz View Post
In these Covid-filled days, is anyone actually flying domestically? What are the flights like?
Heading out Mar 15 through YYZ. 2 segments Mar 15 and the 2 Mar 17 both left and arrived on time!


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Old Mar 30, 20, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by Jagboi View Post
Add Manitoba & Newfoundland to the list of provinces with mandatory self-isolation/quarantine for travelers arriving from out of province.
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Old Mar 30, 20, 6:03 am
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Québec as well (from https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/heal...virus-covid19/)

Anyone returning from a stay outside Québec must self-isolate for 14 days. Such isolation covers both travellers who are sick or display symptoms and those who do not have symptoms and are in perfect health.
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Old Mar 30, 20, 7:19 am
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I flew March 24 YVR-YUL
load was quite high. Not many with masks. One pax was coughing all along (!!). No medical questions asked to anyone before flight, no temp check, nothing.

MLL with only prepackaged stuff and they were serving drinks.

No service whatsoever in flight, it was red-eye. I had the snacks icon on my BP but didn't get anything.

I was just glad to come back home.

Normally I am flying to Nashville next week. (AC to EWR), that should be a light load ..
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