YVR - CUN with 787-9

Old Jan 2, 21, 1:18 pm
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789 is going YYZ-CUN tomorrow, so is the all biz A319, Montreal gets A333 tomorrow. Obvious higher demand before 7 JAN.
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Old Jan 2, 21, 1:23 pm
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Originally Posted by 747jetter View Post
789 is going YYZ-CUN tomorrow, so is the all biz A319, Montreal gets A333 tomorrow. Obvious higher demand before 7 JAN.
Have been monitoring those flights for weeks . While January7th may play into it, still a lot of availability
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Old Jan 2, 21, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by acysb87 View Post
Have been monitoring those flights for weeks . While January7th may play into it, still a lot of availability
trying to get my friends on flight tomorrow or on the 6th, they continue to CDG / VIE but tomorrow's flight are with so high fare difference that it does not make sense and it is easier to get tested. Flights on the 6th were available with around 300CAD upgrade to Y+ but the AC site is down for this act now..
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Old Jan 4, 21, 5:33 pm
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Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
YVR-CUN is well outside the range of a 319, and just barely over the range limit of a 320 or 321, but well within the range of a 7M8..
Huh? What are you basing your assumptions on? First of all, the A319 has more range than the A320 or the standard A321. Second, don't look at the ranges published on AC's website. Thirdly, the A319 is more than capable of flying YVR-CUN, non stop, with full load of passengers and bags.

Another thing to consider is that AC has 2 types of A319s. A 70t MTOW (Max takeoff weight) version and a 75.5t version. Obviously, the 75.5t version can carry more fuel and therefore fly further, if necessary. A 70t A319 might be a little tight for the return leg CUN-YVR in winter. But apart from that, there should be no issues.

A 75.5 t A319-100, no sharklets, according to Airbus, can fly 30,000 lb of payload (that's 120 passengers and bags), up to 3,000 nm. YVR-CUN is 2,417 nm.

Add sharklets, and the frame can fly up to 3,200 nm. With a A319neo it's up to 3,750nm.

Originally Posted by YOWgary View Post
I've been VDB'd off of EWR-YVR multiple times when it was on a 319, when they needed to reduce loads to avoid a tech stop in Winnipeg. It's a shorter route than CUN-YVR, but IIRC it's more directly into the wind.
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EWR-YVR, especially in winter, is a much longer flight - time wise - than YVR-CUN. The headwinds on the former leg can push 200 miles/hour. The return flight from CUN to YVR doesn't have nearly as much headwind as EWR-YVR does.

Still, the A319 manages just fine on EWR-YVR most of the time.

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Old Jan 4, 21, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone View Post
Second, don't look at the ranges published on AC's website.

Another thing to consider is that AC has 2 types of A319s.
Yup, I took that data as published and I shouldn't have. I mean that sincerely, i missed a bunch of relevant detail doing that.
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Old Jan 4, 21, 9:03 pm
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For those booking on points thinking they will get a nice lieflat J seat beware that AC is frequently changing from 789/330 to a319/320/321 and if they have sold more J seats than are available on the narrowbody, there is a very good chance that you will be unceremoniously dumped from your J seat with no compensation other than having to write in to AC/AE and asking for a proportional refund between the cost in points of Y versus J - provided you have kept all of your receipts and boarding passes of course..
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Old Jan 4, 21, 9:55 pm
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Even YYC-CUN appears to be getting a 789 as well, at least in January. That is quite the jump in capacity on that route, especially given WS is also planning to fly its 789 on that route too.
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