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by marktci
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 94
Views: 12554

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

YYJ

June

Total: 171,848 -6.4%

Domestic: 149,669 -5.0%

Trans-border: 22,179 -14.8%



YTD

Total: 935,311 -3.2%

Domestic: 787,146 -1.8%

Trans-border: 121,904 -13.9%

International: 26,261 +10.9%

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by marktci
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 8998

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Bear: One business class seat to.....








....Moscow, please.

Ticket agent: Sure. But why the big pause?

Bear: Don't know, but I've always had them.

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by marktci
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?
Replies: 34
Views: 8848

Re: G-BNLY at LAS cargo terminal?

What's so unusual about a 26 year old Brit wanting to spend a few extra days in Vegas? Just hope she's got her sunscreen on.

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by marktci
Fri May 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 94
Views: 12554

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

YYJ January and February January Domestic: 115,384 +0.7% Transborder: 18,600 -10.1% International: 7,213 +9.6% Total: 141,197 -0.4% February Domestic: -3.5% Transborder: -20.3% International: 6,980 +7.9% Total: 129,205 -5.3% Sluggish start to the year in Victoria. Two main factors: the loss of the ...

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by marktci
Fri May 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 8077

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

From the damage I'd guess front of truck hit nose, spin hit prop and back of truck spun into tail. The front of the truck is facing away from the plane with damage to the cab area. Plane probably yawed right from first impact and made hte second impact. My guess anyways... Also can't quite read the...

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by marktci
Wed May 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4468

Re: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon

Curious how the "these things always come in threes" people in the Challenger 600 crash thread account for this one. Is this the start of a new 3?

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by marktci
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10099

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

What are owls favourite classes of fares?

The Ys.

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by marktci
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 94
Views: 12554

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

YYJ January and February January Domestic: 115,384 +0.7% Transborder: 18,600 -10.1% International: 7,213 +9.6% Total: 141,197 -0.4% February Domestic: -3.5% Transborder: -20.3% International: 6,980 +7.9% Total: 129,205 -5.3% Sluggish start to the year in Victoria. Two main factors: the loss of the U...

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by marktci
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716210

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by marktci
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716210

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://twitter.com/SunwingVacay/status ... 0776105985
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Sunwing's 4 are now grounded though for "commercial reasons" including airspace restrictions.

https://twitter.com/SunwingVacay/status ... 0776105985

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by marktci
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718460

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

And if turns out that Boeing isn’t at fault? Then what? Is it ok to ruin someone's public image based on a hunch? Public image? You gotta be kidding me. The news coverage and the hundreds of victims have taken care of Boeing's public image already. There is little China's or anybody else's civil av...

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by marktci
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718460

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Because I had to look it up, I figured I'd post what the FAA means by a CANIC (I assume some know and some don't): a. A CANIC is used to notify civil airworthiness authorities of other countries of pending significant safety actions. A significant safety action can be defined as, but not limited to,...

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by marktci
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 8941

Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

YYJ lost its SFO flight at the beginning of the year and now is set to lose its flights to SEA on Delta. Leaves the SEA flights on Alaska (Horizon) as the only regular scheduled flights to the US. https://www.timescolonist.com/business/delta-airlines-pulls-service-from-victoria-international-airport...

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by marktci
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387389

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Am I crazy or is that one of the most unclearly caused crashes over land in like decades? Usually there is a thread from the first day that ends up being close to the cause, but I see nothing here. If you go back on the threads of the Eurowings crash, it really wasn't until the CVR contents were le...

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by marktci
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16762

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I'm believing in the Diego Garcia theory. Why nobody at all is speaking about it on a.net? From what I think, many highly ranked people from a few countries incl.USA would know something. When you see the Malaysian Interior minister speak during his interview a few years ago, you feel he lies as he...

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by marktci
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 222
Views: 34827

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YYJ Q3

Dom: 504,325 +6.4%
TB: 87,218 +17.1%
TTL: 591,543 +7.8%

YTD

TTL: 1,558,268 +6.6%

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by marktci
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6183

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Van ... l_District
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Metro Vancouver has a South Asian population of about 300K.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Van ... l_District

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by marktci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 222
Views: 34827

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YYJ for Q1: 421,803 (2017) 443,003 (2018) +5% At this rate YYJ will surpass the 2 million pax mark this year. And YYJ for Q2: 491,439 (2017) 523,722 (2018) +6.53% YTD 913,242 (2017) 966,725 (2018) +5.86% Two more strong months for YYJ in July and August. July was 199,161 (up 10.8%) and August was 2...

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by marktci
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit
Replies: 33
Views: 8028

Re: British AIrways 103 LHR-YYC diverts to YFB due to fumes in the cockpit

TVNWZ wrote:
Fume events have increased substantially. Is the air becoming less safe. Crew on these planes are breathing a lot of fumes from the bleed air. I would be concerned if I was the crew.


I would love to see a source on this claim.

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by marktci
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency YYZ Today?
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: Emergency YYZ Today?

Per Tom Podolec's Twitter feed (@TomPodolec), an AC flight (415) from Montreal had a hydraulic issue.

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by marktci
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 15422

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

How about on A330s, as pictured? :stirthepot:

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by marktci
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected
Replies: 12
Views: 1787

Re: Aimia and Porter form Aeroplan partnership, AC bid rejected

Porter joining Aeroplan is useless for Western Canada. The talk about getting OneWorld carriers onboard is similarly useless for those not in major markets (e.g., YYJ where I am).

Going to apply for an RBC WestJet card and collect one last Aeroplan reward before dumping that credit card.

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by marktci
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 222
Views: 34827

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

Dominion301 wrote:
YYJ for Q1:

421,803 (2017)
443,003 (2018)

+5%

At this rate YYJ will surpass the 2 million pax mark this year.


And YYJ for Q2:

491,439 (2017)
523,722 (2018)

+6.53%

YTD

913,242 (2017)
966,725 (2018)

+5.86%

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by marktci
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Porter
Replies: 33
Views: 6489

Re: Future for Porter

Porter has a better chance now than they did before Ford was elected premier. Toronto voted for Ford in that election, and if the city elections in October go the same way, then the odds of Porter getting jets will get a bit better. PCs won 11 seats in Toronto while NDP/Liberals won 15. The seats w...

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by marktci
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Double diversion LY8?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: Double diversion LY8?

Apparently the stop in Athens was not a result of duty time but was instead Shabbat-related. The stop in Gander meant they couldn't make it all the way to Israel before the start of Shabbat.

At least according to passenger @Mark_N_Jackson on Twitter.

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by marktci
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12803

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families I'd be curious if you believe this absolutely. Like if a brand new A380 were to have an uncontained engine failure similar to the Southwest ...

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by marktci
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7396

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Great YouTube of the incident both inside and out to refresh memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ It sounds like the pilot tried to level off. You can hear the engines spool up, then stay consistent (from about 0:14-0:21), then they spool up again to TOGA (0:25) and they blast off....

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by marktci
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7396

Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM

Investigation report has been released (linked on this news release page): http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/communiques/aviation/2018/a17f0052-20180604.asp The investigation determined that the runway lights and the visual guidance system (PAPI) had been set at a low intensity during the rain s...

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by marktci
Thu May 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEG-YYZ Announcement Likely
Replies: 14
Views: 2385

Re: Likely BEG-YYZ Announcement Imminent

Interesting. Maybe this explains the frequency downgrade on BEG-JFK. However, I also wouldn't be surprised if they actually chose YUL over YYZ, since the smaller airlines with long-haul routes (such as Air Algérie) serve YUL instead of YYZ. Air Algérie serves YUL because of the Francophone connecti...

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by marktci
Fri May 04, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?
Replies: 50
Views: 5980

Re: When will ANA (All Nippon Airways) or JAL (Japan Airlines) come to Toronto Pearson YYZ?

YYZ-Tokyo is twice daily, one each to HND and NRT. The latter route has a stopover in YYC as of this year, due to AC launching YUL-NRT and utilizing YYZ-NRT's slot. I think the reason why you dont see JL in YYZ is because they have premium heavy dreamliners, not well suited for Canada-Japan. As for...

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by marktci
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 5599

Re: YVR thread - 2018

What impact Amazon's tech hub arrival will have for YVR? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/amazon-vancouver-new-jobs-1.4641765 Don't know about YVR but Kenmore Air and Harbour Air had already begun Coal Harbour to Lake Union flights even prior to this announcement, largely based on Ama...

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by marktci
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (CSeries) orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 23275

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/red-wings ... -delivery/
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Red Wings orders 6 CS300s for 2019 delivery. Though the story is a little confusing as to whether these are new orders (by State Finance Leasing Company, the apparent lessor).

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/red-wings ... -delivery/

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by marktci
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store
Replies: 4
Views: 1435

Re: Recommend: A Good Online Aviation Store

https://08left.com/
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Have never bought anything from this site, but I love the clothing and art they have here: https://08left.com/

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by marktci
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27594

Re: 787 Scrapping

On a side note, I am surprised Boeing hasn`t painted over the 787 and "Dreamliner" logo`s before releasing the demolishing crew...20 liters of paint and Joe Average would have been none the wiser. PAE sees only general aviation traffic so "Joe Average" won't notice it, anyway. A...

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by marktci
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5883

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

An awful crash and as others have said, I also can't imagine how it would feel to have 257 inside an IL76, seems to me like it's too many but please correct me on this. My condolences to the families and friends of the people lost in this tragic crash :( A388 In 2003, an Iranian IL-76 crashed with ...

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by marktci
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats
Replies: 67
Views: 7676

Re: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats

YYF Pentiction is one of 18 airports in Canada that is still operated by Transport Canada. TC have announced an expansion of YYF's terminal to accommodate all the growth...thanks do doubt from Encore. https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/02/penticton_airportterminalbuildingconstructi...

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by marktci
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico in Palm Beach?
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: AeroMexico in Palm Beach?

Guessing it is golf-related. PGA Tour was at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens this past weekend and next weekend is the World Golf Championship event in Mexico City. Lots of people (players, caddies, families, officials, media) to be moved between those two locations over the next couple of days.

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by marktci
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexican Airlines In Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Mexican Airlines In Canada

CXH wrote:
VivaAerobus is currently flying YXX-PVR once weekly as a charter for Sunwing Vacations. And I think they're doing YYJ-PVR as well.


Can confirm they are performing the YYJ flight as well.

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by marktci
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 6154

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Don't think so, you would have to clear US customs in YYZ and that includes doing the luggage You do not have to reclaim luggage for an international to USA connection in Toronto. The process is very convenient and saves valuable time for passengers. Please follow this link. https://www.aircanada.c...

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by marktci
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats
Replies: 67
Views: 7676

Re: Canadian Airport 2017 Year-End Passenger Stats

YYJ was up 4.2% YoY to 1.9 million passengers. Domestic was up 5.1% (to 1.626 million), transborder down 0.9% (to 280k) and international up 7.8% (to 29k).

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by marktci
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR thread - 2018
Replies: 40
Views: 5599

Re: YVR Thread

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news ... re-flights
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And WestJet has announced 60 more flights per week, adding frequency on existing routes (primarily domestic) out of Vancouver. In addition to the new MEX flight beginning in March.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news ... re-flights

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by marktci
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet
Replies: 116
Views: 33154

Re: Mexico's Interjet $$$ problems & Sukhoi fleet

Interesting. I'm seeing really cheap fares a bunch of months out from YVR to CUN and MEX on Interjet. Like C$250 round trip for flights in September/October 2018. Must be trying to soak up all the cash they can now for future flights. Interesting to see whether they're around to deliver these flights.

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by marktci
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal
Replies: 23
Views: 5358

Re: WestJet Expands Network with Capacity Purchase Agreement with Pacific Coastal

I wonder whether they'll paint a couple of Pac Coastal aircraft in full WS livery or they'll simply get a sticker? According to this link, they'll be painted in WS colours. So I assume full livery. http://vancouversun.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/westjet-launches-new-regional-air-service-in-wes...

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by marktci
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.
Replies: 20
Views: 4340

Re: Help, my golden escalator is stuck.

"An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You should never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience." - Mitch Hedberg

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by marktci
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian airport 2017 stats
Replies: 40
Views: 7365

Re: Canadian airport 2017 stats

YYJ is up 6.67% YTD to May. 756K vs 698K.

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by marktci
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadair plane crashes in Portugal fighting fires
Replies: 3
Views: 2500

Re: Canadair plane crashes in Portugal fighting fires

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40348252
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And now a report that says there was no crash.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40348252

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by marktci
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos
Replies: 42
Views: 7106

Re: Southwest applies for Turks & Caicos

It's a far cry from the 1 or 2x daily on AA from Miami and the odd once per week service from the late 90s (the source of my early internet days user name).

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