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.
"In God we trust, everyone else bring data"