B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2032 times:
Would anyone know why Skyservice YWG-Puerto Vallarta was delayed nine hours yesterday? It was scheduled to leave at 18.00 yesterday but did not leave until 03.30 this morning. It was on the ground at YWG for close to three hours!
Usnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2001 times:
Well, YWG is always under bad weather conditions, at least this time of year. Have you checked the weather forecasts there? If nothing looked bad at that time, you could probably call the airport and find out why. Here's the contact information if you don't already have it:
Winnipeg International Airport Information
Winnipeg Airports Authority Information
Telephone: (204) 987-9400
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
I don't know. But just to add to the thoughts in a recent thread about Skyservice aircraft doing tech stops in YHM, this seems to be happening frequently lately, with tech stops in YHM and YYZ, including crew changes from what I hear.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
WG YQT From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 151 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
The western based 57's have been running late the past few days. The flight yesterday was already 6 hrs late due to LIA from two days before. Holguin flight was supposed to leave yesterday morning at 0600 and got out at around 1230 so therefore the afternoon PVR flight was also late. As everyone knows when you hit a 10 hour delay on a charter airline it can take days to get the aircraft back on schedule.
Not sure why it took 3 hours for the turn.....The cold weather in YWG hasn't helped the on-time performance either. Pretty tough working in -40C without the wind!!
Aviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1962 times:
3 hours at the gate? Well, get this one:
On January 16th, my JetsGo flight was scheduled to depart Dorval (YUL) at 21:50 to Santiago de Cuba (SCU). The aircraft arrived at the gate 3 hours+ before departure time. We ended up leaving at 23:00. Normal operation, no mechanical problems.....and on top of that no announcements made by JetsGo staff at the gate. If at least they could keep the passengers informed of the delays!
YWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1942 times:
It's not only Skytour that has been having delays here in Winnipeg, but Northwest and Air Canada too. It has alot to do with the pressure density of the air with the current temperatures we have been having. The pilots are concerned with performance of their aircraft in the bitterly cold weather and the fact that the glycol itself is even geling up pretty good too.
Last night Skytour flew in two extra 757's from Edmonton and Vancouver to make up some lost time that the two 57's we have write now are behind on.
And don't worry about the cold without wind, the air no end to wind chill here, it feels like -50 celcius with the wind...aparently colder than some parts of the artic cirlce. So basicaly avoid comming here at all costs..it's like a winter wasteland with the cold .
Also, B741, do you shoot out here in Winnipeg? If so we should meet up sometime, normal photographers are from plentiful here.
Rootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1821 times:
I just got back from a 5 day pairing in the West. YQR/YXE. At 0500, check in time, it was -57 degrees with the windchill. Firstly, it was so cold that the de-icing took for ever, then the aircraft pushed and something happened technically due to the cold ( engine ), the aircraft had to return to the gate. The other 757 coming from YXE to YQR could not open the door, due to the fact that the door was frozen. Air Canada cancelled their flight to YYZ that same morning. All this and more....resulting in what is termed as creeping delays. Flying out of the west to the southern destinations gives long duty days, due to the fact our door was frozen, duty day turned out to 16.5 hours When crew goes over their duty day, they have to be replaced and sometimes they have to be positoned in from other bases. This is what has been happening in the West. Regards-