Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
I was in Halifax in the summer of '68 and while waiting at the airport on a Saturday evening for my flight home to Montreal, three 707's landed there, bound for New York. The planes were arriving from Europe and were low on fuel because they were stacked up at NY due to a controllers' labor "action". The 500 or so pax pretty much filled the terminal to the point no one could move.
I can't imagine the bedlam when all the people from all these planes get off at the same time! I don't think all of Nova Scotia has enough hotel beds to accommodate them all.
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2904 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1750 times:
They really don't have enough hotel rooms. I've been told that the DL B763 STR-ATL landed in Gander, and the passengers had to sleep two nights in the aircraft. Not sure about this (why sleeping in the aircraft? I'd prefer sleeping in the terminal building), but this is what I've been told.
Vermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
The one that you see is in the background is the AZ 763 flight 610 from Rome.
Alitalia, in a pure Italian fashion, treid to send a 763 from FCO on thursday, when it seemed-for a couple of hours- that the Atlantic traffic wasopen, just to make it divert and return to Rome three hours later....as far as I know it was the only European carrier who attempted to so...