Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 938 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3801 times:
Major delays across the board at YVR due to snow storm. Just to give you an example BA 84 YVR-LHR just completed its deicing process and is now exactly 1:12 am Monday morning. Now they are reporting that they can’t start the engines yet since the deicing crew is to close to the aircraft and tow seems unable to push them out. Ground is granted permission to BA to start one engine . . . A night mare indeed. Snow still falling heavily . BA scheduled departure was Sunday 20:30 pm. and we are looking at about 5 hours delay so far with the aircraft still on or around deicing pad. It is now 1:30 am.
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6289 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3738 times:
Seattle and Vancouver were nightmares for AS tonight. Our flight 616 YVR-LAX pushed at 730p and was airborne at 1030p. Seattle will be getting arrivals till 430am. Example, AS 365 BUR-SEA scheduled at 555p departed BUR at 130am. SJC still has not recieved its last SEA turn and its 210am. Rough night!
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Its way much more than that. I would say 10-12 inches. Still snowing at 10:53am Monday, temperatures expected to drop sharply at around -8 Celsius by early evening and overnight. Lots of cancellations and delays.
China Eastern Airlines MU581 Shanghai Pu Dong 11/27 09:30 Arrived at 10:57
Japan Airlines JL12 Tokyo Narita 11/27 08:40 Delayed to 11:27
Air Canada AC4 Tokyo Narita 11/27 10:55 Delayed to 13:29
Air Canada AC30 Beijing 11/27 12:20 Delayed to 14:09
Skyservice Airlines 5G5171 Puerto Vallarta 11/27 10:00 Delayed to 13:00
Air Canada AC36 Osaka Kansai 11/27 10:20 Delayed to 12:49
and so on . . .
Alaska Airlines AS690 Palm Springs/San Francisco 11/27 07:25 Cancelled
Alaska Airlines AS638 Los Angeles 11/27 08:00 Delayed to 11:30
WestJet WS544 Montreal-Trudeau/Calgary 11/27 08:00 Departed at 10:52
Philippine Airlines PR906 Las Vegas 11/27 08:30 Delayed to 10:45
Air Transat TS106 Ixtapa 11/27 08:30 Departed at 10:25
American Airlines AA282 Dallas Fort Worth 11/27 08:50 Delayed to 11:15
Multimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
Virtually all AC Jazz flights were cancelled out of YVR yesterday, I suppose to give the big a/c space in the de-icing pad. AC8280 almost made it out YVR-YPR almost made it out but after 3 hours waiting at de-icing had to return to the gate.
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3162 times:
Listening to ground control, it seems there are some aircraft stuck at the gate, others getting stuck on the taxiway at the north side and the controllers dont have much idea what to suggest or what is going to happen - not much flying happening for sure compared to usual - those pesky Navajo's seem to be going ok though...
Hopefully this will mean the average joe public not as committed as a.nutters wont be out at 7am in the freezing snow to see the A380...