cayman
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More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:19 am

YYZ has had so much negative coverage this year, SARS, ice storm, blackout, now this. FLYYUL will be happy, it will scare even more people away (just kidding Mark)....

It is an interesting story though. Why wouldn't they just cancel the flight rather than redirecting to YHM?

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1067008598414_62417798///?hub=TopStories
 
captaingomes
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:52 am

They couldn't just cancel the flight as it was on its way already. But yeah, Toronto likes to make the news quite often, and not with good things!
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cayman
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:06 am

I can understand why they diverted on the inbound leg to LAX, but what is strange is that on the way back LAX to TEL via YYZ they diverted again to YHM. Weird.

Are they now using a 763 on that route? It was 777 wasn't it? I only saw one distant shot on the news and it was hard to tell.
 
Cessnapimp
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:09 am

If I were a YHM airport employee/ user, I would be quite offended to receive a "ticking" 777 instead of YYZ. Better us than them? WTF? YYZ can keep its heavy landing fees and exploding airplanes to themselves...
 
dripstick
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:01 am

Guys it was a missile threat received enroute from TLV to YYZ, not a bomb threat. The threat involved that B762 and YYZ specifically. They landed in Montreal for fuel only and decided to go to YHM to offload the YYZ pax and enplane LAX pax.

YHM is a schedule 2 airport in terms of security so it is one step down from Pearson.

The airline felt YYZ was still a significant enough threat for that aircraft on the return leg.

Cheers, Andy

PS. No, I didn't get any pics. If I would have pulled out my zoom lens, the last thing I would have seen is a little red beam of light...  Wink/being sarcastic



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captaingomes
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:13 am

Missile threat? Wow, I hadn't heard any details as of yet, and that's definitely serious. What is interesting as well is that it was all over the news about it going to Hamilton, whoever wanted to do harm to the aircraft could just go out there. More open spaces out there too.
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planemaker
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:32 am

Unrelated to the El Al flight but definitely related to YYZ more bad news, there was an extended segment on ROB TV on the GTAA's fees and the brouhaha vs the IATA and Milton "conspiracy". In short, it painted Turpin as being really out to lunch and the GTAA management as being unbelievably arrogant.
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fly_yhm
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:39 am

Dripstick you sould have sacrafice a shot for a shot lol

Did you get any shots of the An-124 2 days ago?
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AWspicious
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:04 am

Dripstick;
Chances are, if you'd whipped out that camera, I would've had to add your pic to that e-mail I sent ya. You know... The one about "The last photograph you'll ever take"

Yeah... This really bites... As if we need any more complications to obstruct us from enjoying our plane-spotting activities at YYZ. I really, really hope that nothing of the sort EVER becomes reality. Not here. Not anywhere. Not again.

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dripstick
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:31 pm

"Did you get any shots of the An-124 2 days ago?"

I sure did Ray, a few were accepted here.


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CanadaEH
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RE: More BAD Press For YYZ!

Sat Nov 01, 2003 10:54 pm

I'd expect a lot of growth out of Hamilton in the coming years. I've read/heard that Hamilton will have roughly 1 million passengers go through the airport this year (all due to Westjet), and the airport expects roughly 5 million passengers to go through the airport in five (or ten? can't remember) years.

As airlines continue to seek ways in lowering their costs, I'd expect a lot more traffic to go through "secondary" airports (such as Abbottsford and Hamilton). Westjet already flies through both cities (very successfully I might add), offering both charter operations and regular scheduled flights. I would assume that other carriers would follow suit and start offering flights out of these cities as well. Lower landing fees, airport rent, etc. are a great way to attract new airlines. I can't speak on behalf of Hamilton, but I have a lot of friends and relatives who choose to fly out of Abbotsford simply because its convenient and less of a hassle. Why drive to YVR in heavy traffic, pay a lot to park your car, and walk a LONG way around the terminal when you can drive in less traffic to YXX, have free parking, and fly out of a smaller terminal?

Obviously both of these airports lack any significant airport structure/gates to handle a larger widebody aircraft, but as traffic grows airports will start expanding - such as Hamilton with its new terminal.
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