Live tracking of the Air Canada Fleet

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  1. ACMM
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    Found this recently - thought some may find it interesting ... will add to the wiki also ...

    Live Tracking of the Air Canada Fleet

    You can drag the map with your mouse to see closer different areas of the world and also view in a couple of earth modes ... other features also.
     
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    Good tool.
     
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    certainly illustrates how much YYZ traffic Air Canada has relative to other hubs and hublets.
     
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    Very cool tool.

    On a related note, I use flightstats sometimes (whenever there is bad weather in the northeast) to track my aircraft backwards in time ie if I am taking AC 123 from bos, I know that the inbound to bos is AC456, which is scheduled to leave from yyz t1 gate X. I find the last flight scheduled to arrive at gate X prior to the departure of AC456 is AC789. It's not foolproof, but tracking AC789 often gives me some sense of what is going to happen with AC123. This is a cumbersome way to do it. Does anyone know a more direct way?
     
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    Flightstats has been a godsend when I am in LGA as it is often more accurate than the boards - the coolest thing is when they have to do a flyaround and seeing it on the 'satellite' image - well, maybe not for those onboard -- even if the skyline views are stunning!
     
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    :cool:
     
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    Sweet!
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    And the tool also functions with other airlines as well!
     
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    There are other airlines??? :confused: :eek: :p

    [From my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    Interesting. I just checked on the YYZ-HKG flight I'm taking next month (AC015). It looks like they've changed the route. I could swear that in the past the in-flight map has show the plane heading north-west over NWT and tracking south-west over Kamchatka. Now the map shows the flight going north-east over Quebec, north of Greenland and then tracking south-east over Russia, Mongolia, China. The return flight, 016, still shows as going west-to-east. Taking advantage of prevailing winds, maybe?
     
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    Hmm... looking at schedules and my previous flights on this route, it seems that it may be a seasonal thing.
     
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    So you have flown in both directions then?
     
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    I don't find this form of question funny at all. Complete sense of humor failure.
     
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    That's humour. :p

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    No. Usually I go to HKG in November. But last May I went as well, but took the other possible itinerary to HKG, viz. YUL-YVR-HKG, returning HKG-YYZ-YUL. But the timing of the return flight was the same as it is for, say, today, and the November flight is set to leave HKG at a different time. If you left HKG today for YYZ (AC016) you'd leave at about 15:10, and in November you'd leave at about 16:20. Scheduled arrival time is close to the same in both cases. In both cases, YYZ-HKG (AC015) leaves YYZ at 10:00. My speculation is that there is a need to have the plane in HKG earlier to leave earlier, and hence a different flight path. Could it be related to daylight saving time, which doesn't exist in HKG? But that's just a semi-educated guess.

    I'll ask when I fly in a few weeks and see what I can find out.
     
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    I honestly do not know, but daylight saving is as good a reason as any I can think of.
     
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    I thought the same thing looking at the YYZ-NRT flight path; not how I remember it at all
     
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