Gate Keeper From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
The only oddity here is the tired, old and useless arguement about Airbus. Extra fuel is nice to have but it depends on where you arrive in the queue and is the airport (YYZ in this case) accepting arrivals? The only mighty coincidence I see here is that there are more Airbus aircraft in the air around YYZ and in Canada in general.
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 21 Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
Just arrived 1hr ago from YEG- YVR- YWG- YYZ pairing. Our A320 came in early but we had to wait for a gate about 20 mins on the ground, due to the backlog caused by weather delays. Nothing like sitting on your jumpseat staring at the galley wall and that 3 inch window covered with rain while your wool pants are gradually becoming part of your skin. Wouldn't trade this for the world though...
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
"I wonder what percentage of YYZ's daily arrivals are Airbuses now."
Oh, about NINTY-FIVE PERCENT!
Well, now that Gets Go, and CanJet are here, the percentages have shifted a little. I would guess somwhere around 85 to 90 % if I were a betting man.
I've seen numerous times where aircraft land here past 0100 hrs. Lastnight, for example, I saw a couple AC 320s on final for 24R around 0115. Guess those were the diverted.
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
That was quite a storm over Toronto last night. I actually was flying from DTW to YOW and experienced the storm first hand. The lightening was visible for nearly 30 minutes as we were cruising over lake Ontario at about midnight while on board NW flight 696. We of course experienced notable turbulance at times, but i couldnt help but notice one aircraft actually flying over the anvil heads during that time.
Red Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2941 times:
Yesterday night the ramp operations was stopped for about two hrs from 21:45 to 23:45. Many flts did not arrive 'til after midnight.
regarding the airbus ratio at YYZ, I would say most of them are airbuses. All major Canada carriers fly airbuses such as AC's 340, 330, 320, 319/ TS's 330, 310/ SV's 330, 320. Most regional flts are operated by A320s.
For a single route, frequency can be up to 12 flts a day. That's why most of the diverted are airbuses. Though, AC also flies 744s, 767s and a few 737s from ex-Canadi>n Pacific International.
BA 744 was diverted when the weather was most severe, and later BA 777 also arrived late. (As a result of late arrival, departure also delayed: ATD was 23:00 compared to STD was supposed to be 20:55)
Foreign airlines flying airbus into YYZ are as follow,
Those flying boeing :
Boeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2744 times:
On Sunday evening my crew loaded and pushed Air Canada flight 154, an A320 bound for Toronto from Edmonton at 1735. I heard later on, and checked the computer to confirm it, that 154 had diverted into YXU due to the weather in YYZ.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7 Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2714 times:
I dont think that any of the planes that diverted from DTW were buses that went to Toledo, they were mainly NW Dc-9s and Mesaba Saabs, I think a Spirit MD-80 too. Of course there were three 744s that diverted in the storms from the two different days and a DC-10 also.
Did anything divert at DTW last night with all those storms or not?
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
I wish I had gotten to see that BA 744 I believe YOW also saw an AC 732 and 320 or 319 as there were two more aircraft parked away from the atb. I was driving through Toronto on the 401 last Thursday, on my way to Welland when the other big storm hit. The rain was coming down so hard that I had to pull off the road cause I couldn't see out the window more than 2m ahead of me. lol it took 2 hours to get through T.O, which is the same amount of time it had taken me to drive from Ottawa to Kingston earlier in the day.
JU101 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 832 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
I would think that some diversions from YYZ landed at YOW. When i arrived at YOW, it looked much busier then normal. In particular, i saw more Air Canada aircraft than usual. Unfortunately amongst the aircraft, there were no diversions from Europe