YWG From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 1147 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
I've heard that the Pope will be flying into Toronto YYZ on July 23 for World Youth Day. Does anyone have any details as to what planes he may be on an arrival time? And I'm going to be connecting thru YYZ to YUL around noon and should I expect any delays?
Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
Anyone heading to YYZ should expect delays or even cancelled flts due to the weather. We are having T-storms and terrential rainfalls here in the past 24hrs. T-storms and rains are expected in next couple of hrs frm now on. Ramp activities/operations will be put on hold again if T-storms continue.
There are many flts delayed, diverted or cancelled due to the stoppage of ramp operations.
There is one TS flt diverted, and BA093 is subj. to delay or divert.
Rootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2027 times:
Given the fact that the Pope could be a high potential for a terrorist attack, would it not make sense to fly him in privately? Is it confirmed he is on a sched carrier? SSV carried the huge cross that goes with the Pope on the flight inbound to YYZ from FCO yesterday.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
The pope always has an airplane to himself...can you imagine if he walked on to an Alitalia 767 in rome? the entire airplane would go crazy....generally he flies in on a charterd Alitalia plane, and flies out of the country on the nationa's flag carrier (Air Canada) But with his trip down to central america I think he is leaving YYZ on a chartered TACA flight.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1985 times:
can you imagine if he walked on to an Alitalia 767 in rome? the entire airplane would go crazy
-- Not true anymore. Italians have become as secular and lapsed as any Christians anywhere. Italy also has one of the world's lowest birth rates. They would probably just shrug and hope to hell the flight left on time....regardless of who was aboard.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
JFKspotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 448 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Grupo Taca will transport the Pope from Toronto to Guatemala and then on to Mexico. The A320, designated 'Messenger of Hope' will depart Toronto at 11:45am on July 29th and arrive at La Aurora airport in Guatemala at 3:00pm.
On Tuesday, July 30th, the same A320 will depart La Aurora at 4:30pm and arrive at Mexico City's Benito Juarez Int'l Airport at 7:30pm.
This is the third time Grupo Taca transports the Pope, and the following is the official 'logo' the airline is using for the event.
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1911 times:
A380, bite your tounge! (heh heh) I'm only joking, of course.
Well, it'll be an interesting for spotters, I imagine. However, I'm sure many will be disappointed because he'll probably land on 24R.
Hmmmm...... Maybe I should stay home and watch him fly over my house
Spotter From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
The pope's Alitalia MD-11 just flew over my work!! Landed right on time for 1pm, nice to see the Alitalia MD-11 fly here. Any special markings on the fuselage?????????
Can't wait to see some pics, also a European Air Charter 747 flew into YYZ this morning, anybody get any pics of that??