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Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:49 am

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010911/mo051_1.html

AC has grounded all operations. Any info on other Canadian carriers?

Joe
 
jwenting
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:50 am

Canadian authorities have closed all airports. Leaves Canadian airlines little room to operate.
I wish I were flying
 
Sonic99
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:51 am


Everything is grounded.
Just checked YUL - nearly all outbound flights are cancelled and some aircraft from the States are being diverted to YUL.

 
chepos
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:51 am

Good precautionary move by AC.
Chepos
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huwster
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:52 am

what are happening to international flights inbound to the US ???? what if they are too close to the US to turn around ??
Are they being divered to canada ???
what about flights that were operational as the airspace was closed down within the US - were they landed at the nearest airport ????
Just a really sad sad day :-(((
 
AS737900
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 1:21 am

Yes... planes coming across the Pacific are being allowed to land... here at ANC I was listening to aircraft landing on the scanner... JAL, KE, CO, etc. from Asia...
 
boeing777311
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:01 am

WHERE ARE ALL THE PLANES GONNA GO....? Turn back to europe?
 
johnnybgoode
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:40 am

all Lufthansa flights which were in the air en route to North America and still before the Greenland turned back to Germany. all LH flights which already passed Greenland where redirected to Canada or elsewhere...

If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
 
Sonic99
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RE: Air Canada Grounds All Operations

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:47 am

Air France and British Airways due in to YUL never even left their respective airports. All flights were cancelled to and from Montreal. I noticed a Royal Air Maroc flight was in the air heading to JFK - it makes a scheduled stop in Montreal before heading out back to Casablanca, but no word on that flight.

Oh wait a sec... it's been cancelled too. This is really unbelievable!!!!!!