I saw this thread on the 21st, and was really disappointed that I would miss the scene at YOW
when I was supposed to fly yesterday (the 22nd). I was booked to fly YOW
at 13:00 on a boring E175 to YYZ
. I thought for sure by that point all the diversions would be long-gone.
I got through security by 11:45, and I decided to see if I could hop on the 12:00 flight. The aircraft was a 763, so that definitely increased the incentive. I got on no problem (it was nearly empty)... I realized something strange was going on, though, when they started making announcements in Hebrew! It turns out that this flight was a special flight number, and it was the same plane, crew and passengers that had all been diverted from TLV
the day before. I am guessing the crew timed-out so they all had to stay the night in YOW
. Needless to say, there were some grumpy people on board.
It was a nice flight though. The FAs seemed to be in good spirits despite what the Captain described as their "ordeal" from the day before. When we landed in YYZ
people started clapping. Was a much more interesting flight for me than the regular E-jet!