Why Don't All Planes Leave Smoke Trails?

Ever wonder why some planes leave trails of smoke and others don't? Is it just that certain commercial jetliners are trying out some geometric skywriting while others can't be bothered? Actually, the answer is much more complicated.

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  • Planes cancelled and delayed due to smoke in Vancouver harbour
    All flights scheduled to leave Vancouver have now been rerouted to the South Vancouver ... All flights are on time today. The smoke may be dampening the summer vibe but it isn’t keeping us down. Call 800.665.4354 now!
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