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A220-300 route-proving flights with fare paying passengers

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Anyone know when the first AC A220-300 route-proving flights will take place with fare paying passengers? I have seen the media release regarding the A220-300 destinations of San Jose and Seattle from YUL and YYZ starting May 4th, 2020... With the first A220-300 delivered, I would guess this aircraft will be used domestically in the near future? Not sure how the company selects the destination for route-proving of a new type as I was on the first AC 787-800 during route-proving between YYZ and YHZ and I don't believe the AC 787-800 was ever scheduled to operate out of YHZ after the route-proving flights concluded.
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Usually the rapidair flights are used for this purpose. Doing YUL-YYZ is a great start.
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Youtube video posted of AC A220-300 in YVR...

https://youtu.be/mfFPeEuA6Uk
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A321 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:13 am
Youtube video posted of AC A220-300 in YVR...

https://youtu.be/mfFPeEuA6Uk

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Those are all just training flights, no pax on them...
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The planes will visit many of the bases. They also have ramp crew to train. Short sector flights are great for checking boxes in flight operations line indoc etc, but the ground guys in YVR, YYC, YEG, YYT, YHZ benefit from seeing the plane as well.
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Once operational, is the A220 in the Maritime schedule YHZ or YYT.
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Looks like fare paying passengers can buy a ticket on the first AC A220-300 on Jan 16/2020 YUL-YYC. AC317... $358Y or $2285J
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