wpigott
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June 21 YOW Diversions

Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:28 am

Storms at YYZ forced some diversions to YOW.
Air Canada:
PEK - 77W
HKG - 77L
TLV - 763
MEX - 319
YYT - 319
YYC - 319
YEG - 320

Any other planes?
 
mel
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:37 am

Air Transat A330-300 Rome-Toronto diverted to YOW
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wpigott
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:40 am

Rumor has there was a WestJet aircraft that had an emergency landing, firetrucks were waiting for it
 
mel
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:47 am

KLM 747-400 Amsterdam-Toronto diverted to YUL
Air Canada A330-300 Frankfurt-Toronto diverted to YUL
WestJet 737-700 Punta Cana-Toronto diverted to YOW
Air Transat A310-300 Lamezia Italy-Toronto diverted to YOW
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KeKeKumba
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:09 am

I was there for a bit. All of the above is correct, plus a few more ACA 320's and WJA 737's. Ground was pretty entertaining to listen to for a while. Lots of confusion and not exactly a ton of space for everyone. Then the storms rolled in near YOW so everyone was getting quick left turns off of 32. I think they even switched runways very briefly. Nice to see all those heavies in YOW.
 
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:28 am

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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:16 pm

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-YYZ-YXU 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!
 
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:40 pm

What time were the diversions? I did the YOW overnight on the 20th and left about 2 on the 21st (mechanical problem made us late). It would have been cool to see all the heavies at YOW.
 
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:28 am

If anyone is still curious about the full list of AC/QK diversions, here ya go (unless it says otherwise, they were "Gas n Go's"...

Jazz:

QK7944 MSPYYZ - Div BUF
QK8965 YSJYYZ - Div BUF
QK7896 CMHYYZ - Div YHM
QK8923 YQBYYZ - Div YHM
QK8939 YQMYYZ - Div YHM

Air Canada:

AC590 PHXYYZ - Div BUF
AC1196 YMMYYZ - Div YYB
AC985 KINYYZ - Div YHM
AC1162 YVRYYZ - Div YHM
AC085 TLVYYZ - Div YOW - Cancelled due Crew Duty Day expiry. Operated as AC2085/22JUN
AC016 HKGYYZ - Div YOW
AC032 PEKYYZ - Div YOW
AC992 MEXYYZ - Div YOW
AC1150 YYCYYZ - Div YOW
AC695 YYTYYZ - Div YOW
AC172 YEGYYZ - Div YOW
AC877 FRAYYZ - Div YUL
Last Flight(s): YHZ-YHM-YUL-YHZ Next Flight(s):
 
Boeing744
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RE: June 21 YOW Diversions

Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:04 pm

Quoting RJLover (Reply 8):
Operated as AC2085/22JUN

Yep, this is the flight I took. I am guessing many from the TLV flight were re-routed the day before or the morning of the 22nd, because the 763 was quite empty. So, if someone was supposed to fly TLV-YYZ-YYC, I am guessing a lot would have gotten TLV-YOW-YYC, and such...

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