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2022 schedule updates - new/cancelled routes, frequency/equipment changes, etc

2022 schedule updates - new/cancelled routes, frequency/equipment changes, etc

Old Jan 24, 22, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by Fortech View Post
Good morning,
....Just wondering if many flights are being cancelled these days due to staff shortages and Covid?.........
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Yes.
It's been mentioned in other threads.

There are some pilot and cabin crew shortages due to various issues, there are ramp crew issues, there is winter in Canada that varies in intensity and the bonus prize is whatever challenges the pandemic adds to that.

While I still managed half a dozen transcons in the past week+, on one day, I spent 14 hours at YYZ and never flew. On another day, our departure from there was delayed more than 1.5 hours as there were no ramp crews to do various tasks etc. As time wore on, plenty of people on the flight were starting to worry about their onward connections.

I may be an outlier, but I choose my flights and schedules to allow for more flexibility than whatever MCT says because that is always how I've flown. I don't care about other people who choose the shortest MCT. It may work for them but I do what works for me. And I am prepared to sleep in an airport. But that's me. I can appreciate that travelling with children or those needing mobility assistance can also be challenging.

Safe travels.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 7:40 am
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There are still cancellations or delays due to staffing as well as plenty of delays due to ground handling. Hard to predict what those will be like in the future. You can use a Flight tracker such as Flightaware or FlightRadar24 to look at a particular route or airport and see if it's actually been flying and what the OTP has been like in recent weeks/months.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by Fortech View Post
In two weeks I'm planning to travel from YXJ - YVR - YYZ - MCO for a 7 day trip. Just wondering if many flights are being cancelled these days due to staff shortages and Covid?

I flew YYT - YYZ - YVR - YXJ on Dec 31, 2021 and it was a terrible experience. Many cancellations and delays due to Covid and staff shortages. The travel to and from can really make or break a trip and I'm curious to know how flight schedules have been over the past few weeks.
The week prior to Dec, 31, YVR got a lot of snow.
Between the snow, covid, and higher load factors, the schedule for a few weeks was a mess.

Currently it seems like less flights are being scheduled, less people are travelling, the snow has melted in YVR.
OTP to/from YVR is much better now than over the holidays.

Public health guidance is changing. The asymptomatic don't need to isolate for as long if at all.

As long as the weather is good, and the plane doesn't break down, your trip should be fine.
But I know that's asking a lot!
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Old Jan 24, 22, 2:01 pm
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Rouged for YYZ-MIA in early February. Dammit, I want my 789 back!
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Old Jan 26, 22, 2:02 pm
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I have travel planned to Spain on AC in early April. Due to AC pulling lie-flats off trans-con routes, and the continued closure of the Signature Suite in YYZ, I'd like to cancel the trip, but there has yet to be a schedule change significant enough for a penalty-free refund of our fare. If we can't cancel the trip, we'll go, and we'll need accommodation and local transport arrangements, none of which we've made as of yet.

Has there been any sort of pattern on timing for recent schedule changes, such that after a certain date, schedule changes for our trip become highly unlikely? I know we can't predict governmental orders, etc., just wondering how far in advance AC has been making load based decisions to cancel, consolidate, etc.

Thank you in advance for any insight.
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Old Jan 26, 22, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by work2fly View Post
I have travel planned to Spain on AC in early April. Due to AC pulling lie-flats off trans-con routes, and the continued closure of the Signature Suite in YYZ, I'd like to cancel the trip, but there has yet to be a schedule change significant enough for a penalty-free refund of our fare. If we can't cancel the trip, we'll go, and we'll need accommodation and local transport arrangements, none of which we've made as of yet.

Has there been any sort of pattern on timing for recent schedule changes, such that after a certain date, schedule changes for our trip become highly unlikely? I know we can't predict governmental orders, etc., just wondering how far in advance AC has been making load based decisions to cancel, consolidate, etc.

Thank you in advance for any insight.
I'd say by mid February it's likely to be reasonably firm.
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Old Jan 26, 22, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I'd say by mid February it's likely to be reasonably firm.
I would not be too sure. We have a trip planned to Italy mid-February. We have had three changes in January, last one around Jan. 20. Mostly driven by cancellations at LH.

Also AC switched from 789 to 788 on the YYC-FRA route. Which I suspect no longer runs daily either.
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Old Jan 26, 22, 7:35 pm
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My YYZ ICN just got the axe for April... not surprising..
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Old Jan 26, 22, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
I'd say by mid February it's likely to be reasonably firm.
Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
I would not be too sure. We have a trip planned to Italy mid-February. We have had three changes in January, last one around Jan. 20. Mostly driven by cancellations at LH.

Also AC switched from 789 to 788 on the YYC-FRA route. Which I suspect no longer runs daily either.
I would've thought mid February would be safe by now too but apparently not. 🤷





But then again if you look at monday night earlier in Feb, 4 evening YYZ-YVR widebodies
Outlier I know but is there that much cargo in the hold?

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Old Jan 28, 22, 10:39 am
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Old Jan 28, 22, 11:12 am
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Fifth? Which are the other ones besides Paris and Lyon?
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Old Jan 28, 22, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by capedreamer View Post
Fifth? Which are the other ones besides Paris and Lyon?
Toulouse & Marseille

https://www.aircanada.com/en-ca/flights-to-france
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Old Jan 28, 22, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by TechnoTourist View Post
Presumably places served by LH. Also NCE. BTW.

But perhaps also by SN and Swiss. Maybe even by TP, which has a good intra-Europe network. We have flown then from LIS to TLS, and to AGP.
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Old Jan 28, 22, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
Presumably places served by LH. Also NCE. BTW.

But perhaps also by SN and Swiss. Maybe even by TP, which has a good intra-Europe network. We have flown then from LIS to TLS, and to AGP.
NCE was the subject tweet that spawned the question so not included in my answer.

TLS-YUL is because of the Airbus factories and Aerospace industries

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019...ulouse-Service
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Old Jan 29, 22, 9:25 am
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Yyz MCO still showing 787’s in Feb

What are chances of these routes still flying 787’s
in mid to late Feb ?? Most days are all flipped and rescheduled with Rouge….. are these likely to stay mainline. Any clues ??
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