C-GDSP Air Canada 767-233ER

This old 767 was built in 1988 so just about 20 years old... and it felt 20 years old... Old styled overhead bins, those outdated seat back telephones I've never ever seen anyone use... old style seats, no IFE, the old style projection screens for movies... even looking out over the wing it looked very worn and used.. I can't wait for the 787s to arrive.... although I doubt I'll choose to fly this carrier again when there are other options like Westjet who ironically seem more like full service airlines now.


Service aboard was scare.. No one told me but we had to pay for everything aboard. meals were $5, $6 to $12 (Subway sandwiches). Pillows, Blankets & peanuts were $2 a piece. Water was free. Flight time 5.1/2 hours. You'd think they'd at least spare us the cost of the peanuts.... My wallet was in the overhead bin and I was by the window... I wasn't going to get up while they are serving to get money... I gave in during the second round before landing though so I'd have something in my stomach. Ten years ago this would have been a lower grade in flight service than Canada 3000's, a deep discount carrier. Flight attendants spent a lot of time apologizing.... most people on the flight were Chinese speaking so hopefully they didn't really sense the "I'll do nothing for you" attitude the airline seems to have adopted..


*Airplanes 101* (See Airplanes 101 Set)

Name: Boeing 767-200, 767-200F

Manufacturer: Boeing (USA) .

Main Role: large capacity medium-very long range mainline jetliner

Basic design: Two engined double ailed wide body mainline jetliner.

Capacity: Roughly 180-255 passengers

Range: 5800km -12200km

First delivery date: 1982

Still in production: No

Easily confused for: the Airbus A300, A310, 777 & other models of the 767

Main identifying points: The tail cone and tail are probably the 767's best identify-er.. the cone is very conical and the tail's baseline sweeps down to meet it whereas most Airbus wide bodies have a relatively horizontal baseline in their tails. Also the 767 has sharper and more defined edges on the tail and cockpit windows than the Airbus rivals. Some aftermarket 767 winglets (like those on the latest 737s) are available but so far are rare sights. The 767-200 is like most shortened or shorter versions of a model very stubby in appearance. This aircraft was tailored to the North American market in a manner the A300/A310 was tailored to the European market so you tend to see US Airlines flying these en mass while the Airbus alternatives are slightly more popular in Europe.

Examples of Main Operators: Continental, American, United, US Airways, Air Canada, and many more. The -200 is less popular than the larger -300 model these days as many airlines are starting to retire them from service.


For more pics of 767 aircraft see the Boeing 767 group here at Flickr.

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Taken on November 24, 2007