MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
KLM 747-400 Amsterdam-Toronto diverted to YUL
Air Canada A330-300 Frankfurt-Toronto diverted to YUL
WestJet 737-700 Punta Cana-Toronto diverted to YOW
Air Transat A310-300 Lamezia Italy-Toronto diverted to YOW
KeKeKumba From Canada, joined Jul 2010, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
I was there for a bit. All of the above is correct, plus a few more ACA 320's and WJA 737's. Ground was pretty entertaining to listen to for a while. Lots of confusion and not exactly a ton of space for everyone. Then the storms rolled in near YOW so everyone was getting quick left turns off of 32. I think they even switched runways very briefly. Nice to see all those heavies in YOW.
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1854 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1541 times:
I saw this thread on the 21st, and was really disappointed that I would miss the scene at YOW when I was supposed to fly yesterday (the 22nd). I was booked to fly YOW-YYZ-YXU at 13:00 on a boring E175 to YYZ. I thought for sure by that point all the diversions would be long-gone.
I got through security by 11:45, and I decided to see if I could hop on the 12:00 flight. The aircraft was a 763, so that definitely increased the incentive. I got on no problem (it was nearly empty)... I realized something strange was going on, though, when they started making announcements in Hebrew! It turns out that this flight was a special flight number, and it was the same plane, crew and passengers that had all been diverted from TLV the day before. I am guessing the crew timed-out so they all had to stay the night in YOW. Needless to say, there were some grumpy people on board.
It was a nice flight though. The FAs seemed to be in good spirits despite what the Captain described as their "ordeal" from the day before. When we landed in YYZ people started clapping. Was a much more interesting flight for me than the regular E-jet!
RJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
If anyone is still curious about the full list of AC/QK diversions, here ya go (unless it says otherwise, they were "Gas n Go's"...
QK7944 MSPYYZ - Div BUF
QK8965 YSJYYZ - Div BUF
QK7896 CMHYYZ - Div YHM
QK8923 YQBYYZ - Div YHM
QK8939 YQMYYZ - Div YHM
AC590 PHXYYZ - Div BUF
AC1196 YMMYYZ - Div YYB
AC985 KINYYZ - Div YHM
AC1162 YVRYYZ - Div YHM
AC085 TLVYYZ - Div YOW - Cancelled due Crew Duty Day expiry. Operated as AC2085/22JUN
AC016 HKGYYZ - Div YOW
AC032 PEKYYZ - Div YOW
AC992 MEXYYZ - Div YOW
AC1150 YYCYYZ - Div YOW
AC695 YYTYYZ - Div YOW
AC172 YEGYYZ - Div YOW
AC877 FRAYYZ - Div YUL
Yep, this is the flight I took. I am guessing many from the TLV flight were re-routed the day before or the morning of the 22nd, because the 763 was quite empty. So, if someone was supposed to fly TLV-YYZ-YYC, I am guessing a lot would have gotten TLV-YOW-YYC, and such...