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RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:26 am
by BWilliams


Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 48):
I'm just sitting around at work right now on my phone because the power is out...hurray for thunderstorms and tornados. :P

Hell of a storm, ain't it?

Quoting YYZRWY23 (Reply 49):

Ehh... great. Is there any radio station that provides traffic advisories if there's an accident or something going on, similar to 1610AM down here? Or are you pretty much on your own?

I know that i can do BUF-YYZ in about 2 hours or so, assuming decent traffic (and no major messes at the 401 interchange there), so it shouldn't be much of a problem.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:51 am
by Cadet57
You know, I wish I saw this thread a couple weeks ago.. I'll be in Buffalo on the 21st and 22nd and would have loved to meet you crazies  Wink

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:57 am
by BWilliams


Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 51):

And you come here willingly? I think you're the crazy one... :-P

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:59 am
by Cadet57


Quoting BWilliams (Reply 52):

Lol! Yes, willingly, we're going to see Blink-182 at Darien Lake.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:35 pm
by northstardc4m


Quoting BWilliams (Reply 50):
Ehh... great. Is there any radio station that provides traffic advisories if there's an accident or something going on, similar to 1610AM down here? Or are you pretty much on your own?

You can try 680AM (24/7 toronto news radio) they do traffic every 10 minutes and usually cover accidents all the way down the QEW to the border crossings. They certainly cover all of Hamilton and points east on all the major highways.

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 48):
I'm just sitting around at work right now on my phone because the power is out...hurray for thunderstorms and tornados. :P

oh yes, lets not do that again soon...

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:41 pm
by wilco737
Ah damn... The company doesn't like me.  cry  I am NOT flying to YYZ on the 27th. For whatever reason. Now I am back on reserve. So chances are low that I am attending... I am just out of frigging luck lately...

Anyway, I'll keep you posted.

wilco737

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:08 am
by BWilliams


Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 55):

So, who'd you piss off in scheduling? :-P

Just kidding, of course, but that's disappointing ... woulda liked to meet you, Wilco.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:13 am
by wilco737
Quoting BWilliams (Reply 56):
So, who'd you piss off in scheduling? :-P

Apparently the wrong guys 
No, seriously, due to the crisis our crew scheduling needs to react on short notice to changes on the market, that's why so many changes. This was the 5th change this month... ANd still counting... 

Quoting BWilliams (Reply 56):
Just kidding, of course, but that's disappointing ... woulda liked to meet you, Wilco.

I'll try to talk to them when I get back home and check what we can do. Maybe there is a way. The guys at crew scheduling usually are pretty helpful. They have a tough job...

And right now change #6 arrived. Instead of flying to lovely YYZ I am heading to KJA now... So I will not be attending... Unless another change comes in....


wilco737

[Edited 2009-08-22 03:29:57]

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:47 pm
by captaingomes
Hey Wilco, hopefully another change occurs and you can make it next week. If you ever need a tour guide in YYZ, feel free to let me know :P

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:29 am
by wilco737
And change #7 just arrived  crazy  Now it is SEA, so no YYZ or KJA... But now I can visit the 787 Big grin

Quoting CaptainGomes (Reply 58):
If you ever need a tour guide in YYZ, feel free to let me know :P

Thanks. I am sure sooner or later I'll be back in YYZ.

wilco737

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:46 am
by BWilliams


Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 59):

So, do you cargo guys always get jerked around this much? Or is this just an obscene number of changes at once?

On a related note: is there a certain time that your schedule is locked in, or could they technically tell you when you show up at the airport that you've been switched to another flight?

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:14 am
by wilco737


Quoting BWilliams (Reply 60):
So, do you cargo guys always get jerked around this much? Or is this just an obscene number of changes at once?

This month is a little extreme, but there are changes. THe company tries to be flexible to react to the market and make as much money as possible or better said: in times of the crisis get all the freight you can get to reduce your loss...

Quoting BWilliams (Reply 60):
On a related note: is there a certain time that your schedule is locked in, or could they technically tell you when you show up at the airport that you've been switched to another flight?

Yes, it does happen, but not too often. I think it happened to me twice that I was sent somewhere else because an airplane went AOG and the other crew dropped out of their duty time so we swapped the trips. The schedule is never locked or fixed, it can be changed within a trip as well.

wilco737

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:34 am
by lnglive1011yyz
So!

The thread seems to have gone off a little astray! LOL

Can we get confirmation of who's going to be there? I'll start the list:

lnglive1011yyz

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:39 am
by northstardc4m
lnglive1011yyz
NorthStarDc4M

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:41 am
by YYZflyer
lnglive1011yyz
NorthStarDc4M
YYZflyer


I don't know how long I'll be staying, hopefully a couple of hours at least.

 bouncy 

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:40 pm
by northstardc4m
... hmm... this is not looking too good  Sad

Weather for Aug 29: Light Rain, high: 20*C

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:21 pm
by yooyoo


Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 65):
Weather for Aug 29: Light Rain, high: 20*C

I don't believe a thing the weatherman says these days.  Wink

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:48 pm
by BWilliams
Looks like I may not be working on the 29th afterall. Should know on Friday for sure.

lnglive1011yyz
NorthStarDc4M
YYZflyer
BWilliams (unconfirmed, but likely)

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:16 am
by YYZflyer


Quoting BWilliams (Reply 67):

Carefull, they're calling for rain on saturday so keep an eye on that. If that happens I doubt anyone will be there.

And I don't know if I'll be going anymore, not the rain, but I might be going to Burlington that evening. So from me getting off work to having to be back home from YYZ would give me max 1 1/2 hours at the airport. Kind of a waste of gas. I'll be out for sure on the Labour Day weekend to catch the military...as long as the weather co-operates.

 bouncy 

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:29 pm
by lnglive1011yyz
Well, the weather for this weekend is looking rather crappy.

I will try to be out regardless of the weather, unless it's absolutely pouring LOL.

1011yyz

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:21 pm
by northstardc4m
......
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto calling for heavy rain starting Friday evening.

The city and other affected areas could receive up to 50 millimetres of rain by Saturday morning.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:30 am
by northstardc4m
well im still gonna try and get out in the afternoon... any idea where to meet up for this?

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:33 am
by BWilliams
I'm in unless it's raining torrentially.

Any ideas on location?

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:01 pm
by northstardc4m
well the most recent forecast shows the rain ending by 2... then sunny and 22... might be a good day after all!

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:18 pm
by BWilliams
Sounds good ... that means I can leave Buffalo around noon and make it up there.

So, we've got a "when" ... how about a "where."  Wink

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:49 pm
by northstardc4m
well, the obivous "meeting" spots would be Wendy's or Arizona's... or FedEx? I don't really care, whats everyone else want?

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:30 pm
by BWilliams
Northstar: since I have to hit the road to get up there (so won't have internet access), I shot you a PM with my cell number.

Send me an SMS or give me a call with an exact location. Thanks.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:11 pm
by northstardc4m
alright im headin out now...

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:33 pm
by captaingomes
I had plans yesterday both around lunch time and after for dinner as well, but decided to stop by YYZ for about an hour. It was unfortunate that only Northstar ended up making it out to greet BWilliams, so I hope it was worth the drive from Buffalo. Hopefully we can be more welcoming to our visitors in future meets  Sad

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:27 am
by BWilliams
Thanks for that Gomes. 'Twas a pleasure to meet you and Northstar (as well as a handful of the Airport Watch guys). Never been up to the airport, so I can't say it was a wasted trip by any means.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:56 pm
by northstardc4m


Quoting BWilliams (Reply 79):
Thanks for that Gomes. 'Twas a pleasure to meet you and Northstar (as well as a handful of the Airport Watch guys). Never been up to the airport, so I can't say it was a wasted trip by any means.

Well glad you had a good time  Smile we'll have to get you up here on a Monday or Friday next time, so you can see 380 and some other stuff we get on weekdays only.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:31 pm
by YYZflyer
Damn...I wish I could have made it.  Sad My plans for that day got screwed up...including my backup...so I didn't get to go anything I wanted to do.  irked 

Anyone wanna meet up on Saturday at the airport since the airshow is on this weekend?

 bouncy 

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:15 pm
by BWilliams


Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 81):
Anyone wanna meet up on Saturday at the airport since the airshow is on this weekend?

A friend of mine and I may be coming up for this. Will know later this week... sounds like some good stuff's going to be there.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:16 am
by captaingomes
Yup it's a busy but great weekend to go to YYZ. I know I'll be around one of the days but haven't quite determined when.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:45 am
by BWilliams


Quoting BWilliams (Reply 82):

Figure i might as well say: not going to be coming up for this. Way too busy this weekend.

RE: YYZ Meet/Meat -- Lets Get Serious This Time!

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:15 pm
by captaingomes
Enjoy your weekend, the weather at least is perfect!