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Air Canada 851 Diverted To Edmonton  
User currently offlinecanadiantree From France, joined Jun 2006, 129 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7311 times:

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Would thunderstorms warrant such a dismal diversion? Seems like the aircraft is set to return to Calgary very shortly. Hmmm a 773 on such a short flight, I wonder if the 773 has ever been to YEG before?

[Edited 2012-08-14 15:07:34]

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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 7066 times:

yes, the 777-300 has been to YEG, in fact a few times. It operated YHZ-YWG-YEG as a roadshow presentation to employees shortly after delivery. I believe it also operated YVR-YEG-YYC-YVR to help clean up the mess after a crippling series of snowstorms in Vancouver a few years ago. Earlier this winter the 77W operated YYZ-YEG-YYZ as a consolidator flight when one narrowbody flight ended up cancelling.


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User currently offlineTomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 867 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6947 times:
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From what I understand YYC had a ground stop briefly this afternoon due Thunderstorms.

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User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6463 times:

I think the diversion was warranted, we had a real nasty thunderstorm roll through here right before this flight and the Frankfurt flight were due to arrive. Perhaps they were thinking the delay at YYC would have been longer? There were no arrivals for probably 30 minutes or so until they started landing again.

User currently onlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4930 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

Quoting C172Akula (Reply 3):
There were no arrivals for probably 30 minutes or so until they started landing again.

It also depends on where you are in the arrival stack. I have had ATC say to us that we are "number 12 in line, so once things open up, you can expect arrival 30 minutes later".

With information like that, you can make your game plan and go to your alternate even though you are not on "minimum fuel" .... knowing that even if things did open right away, you still wouldn't have fuel to hold.



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7701 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6313 times:
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Quoting C172Akula (Reply 3):
I think the diversion was warranted

I think we can probably assume as much seeing as it happened. People tend not to divert for no reason.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Quoting canadiantree (Thread starter):
Hmmm a 773 on such a short flight,

Both AC and CP flew 747s at one time on YYC-YEG, when YEG was a stop on some AC YYC-LHR and CP YYC-AMS flights.

Quoting MEL (Reply 1):
I believe it also operated YVR-YEG-YYC-YVR to help clean up the mess after a crippling series of snowstorms in Vancouver a few years ago.

Two photos of that one in the database.


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User currently offlinewhiteguy From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 783 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4517 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
Both AC and CP flew 747s at one time on YYC-YEG, when YEG was a stop on some AC YYC-LHR and CP YYC-AMS flights.

AC also used the A340s on that route. AC850/851 would operate LHR-YYC-YEG-YYC-LHR.


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