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Major Snowfall In BC, How Many Flights Are Delayed  
User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 840 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

How many flights are delayed or cancelled in your airport?

P.S. i'm just trying to start an interesting topic, since i hv enough of those A vs B thread here on a.net.

Here in Kelowna YLW 50% of the flights are delayed or cancelled. what about at your airport?


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User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

Most of the AC Jazz flights have been cancelled out of YVR (at least yesterday). The larger planes are getting out, but late.

User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

I think we need to realize that we live in Canada, that it's November and that titles such as 'major snowfall' may be a bit sensationalist considering most of us accumulated less than a foot of snow in the past 24 hours. Even Vancouver sees this type of snowfall almost every year at least once.
I bet most of the delays were due to deicing procedures - a time-consuming and unavoidable part of winter flying. If we consider this perfectly normal weather event as something other than routine, we run the risk of becoming the laughing stock of many readers who deal with worse with far less drama.



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User currently offline727200er From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

My flight out yesterday was delayed due to de-icing We were one of the first flights of the day though and there had been very little actual snow at that point. I was on WJ660 to YEG and all in all was a good flight.


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

We already are the laughing stock. But it's hard to justify major deicing equipment bays like many airports since it might snow this much once a year.
Other readers may not realize that our snow is very wet and heavy, not the dry fluffy stuff many places get. I have deiced aircraft in YVR, and it's a crappy job. That stuff sticks to the skin and doesn't budge easily. Shovelling my driveway yesterday was a pain. Every shovel load had to be banged on the ground to get it off the shovel! And I'd rate it as a major snowfall, since my place got a foot and a half, and it was bringing trees down due to it's weight.


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

I'm surprised YVR is even open all, considering the locals in Vancouver whine and scream for a total shut down of the city whenever a few inches of snow fall on the ground.  sarcastic 


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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

And how is Cowtown today? -23 and blowing snow? Lovely! Have you had the semi-weekly 10 car pile-up on the Deerfoot? At least we know to slow down when it snows.......... Don't worry, I'm just ragging you. I lived in Calgary myself, although never again.  Wink

User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

Quoting Avt007 (Reply 6):
And how is Cowtown today? -23 and blowing snow? Lovely! Have you had the semi-weekly 10 car pile-up on the Deerfoot?

Exactly... look at the difference... it's bloody frigid out here, our roads are in way worse condition, and guess what... we all went to work today!  Wink



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