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Pope To YYZ

Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:09 pm

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?
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Mon Jul 22, 2002 1:10 pm

I heard (on this forum) that the Pope will be flying to Toronto on an Alitalia Md-11. And he should be heading out of Toronto (I believe to Central America) on a TACA A320.
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:21 pm

Got to http://www.yyznews.com and check out the YYZ schedule, the pope's flights are listed.
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:55 am

Usually, the chosen aircraft will feature some special markings or name changes:


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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 5:36 am

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.

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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:19 am

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.
 
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 6:28 am

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.
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 7:45 am

Any ideas on the call sign?
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:17 am

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.

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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 8:39 am

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.



(Source: Grupo Taca)

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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:43 am

When the Pope flies over US airpsace his callsign is often "Shepherd One".
 
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:45 am

Wonder if police will close the Boeing lot, FedEx site and others.
 
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:29 pm

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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:04 pm

The Pope will be arriving in MEX with TACA and leaving the following day on a re-configured AeroMexico 767 inbound for Rome.
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:12 pm

Bombardier's Airport at Downsview will be the site of the large Mass they are having-Other side of the field from the Dehavilland plant.
 
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Wed Jul 24, 2002 2:13 am

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??

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RE: Pope To YYZ

Wed Jul 24, 2002 2:20 am

Just saw it on TV. The aircraft's reg. is I-DUPI:


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RE: Pope To YYZ

Wed Jul 24, 2002 9:04 am

"Just saw it on TV. The aircraft's reg. is I-DUPI:"

Any Jamaicans, or persons familiar with Jamaican slang reading this thread?

aw
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RE: Pope To YYZ

Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:20 am

Hey AWspicious,

Im Trini, but I am familiar with that term. HAHA Dupi. You know the song that goes "meh luv sex, nah mind the dupi durex". HAHA. Dats pure jokes.

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