AC Weather Alert for April 16 2018

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Old Apr 16, 18, 5:37 am
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AC Weather Alert for April 16 2018


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Old Apr 16, 18, 6:56 am
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It is April, stop already
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Old Apr 16, 18, 8:48 am
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Confirmed that it's miserable here in YYC this morning. So far the airport seems to be functioning not too badly, but the snow is supposed to keep piling up through the day, so it will likely get worse and worse.

Good time to be off to BOG!
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Old Apr 16, 18, 9:01 am
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Enjoy BOG (I call it the city of car alarms)--glad I am not flying until tomorrow when everything "clears up". Off to much less warm climes and maybe extended snow--Grande Prairie and High Level!
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Old Apr 16, 18, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by BlondeBomber View Post
Enjoy BOG (I call it the city of car alarms)--glad I am not flying until tomorrow when everything "clears up". Off to much less warm climes and maybe extended snow--Grande Prairie and High Level!
Flying home tomorrow also. Via YYZ. Are things really clearing up for tomorrow? So far no warning.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 10:15 am
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What exactly is happening here?

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YYZ -> LGA
Depart: 18:15 (on time)
Arrive: 21:44 (delayed)
3 hours and 29 minutes!!! (versus 1 hour 35 minutes normally)

Are they really going to pack us all into the plane and circle around for 2 extra hours?
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Old Apr 16, 18, 10:37 am
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What exactly is happening here?

AC722
YYZ -> LGA
Depart: 18:15 (on time)
Arrive: 21:44 (delayed)
3 hours and 29 minutes!!! (versus 1 hour 35 minutes normally)

Are they really going to pack us all into the plane and circle around for 2 extra hours?
De-ice , flow control all add to time
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Old Apr 16, 18, 10:57 am
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De-ice , flow control all add to time
Except the flight is for tonight. They don't adjust arrival times like that in advance.

Proactively managing their OTP?
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Old Apr 16, 18, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by rjp123 View Post
What exactly is happening here?

AC722
YYZ -> LGA
Depart: 18:15 (on time)
Arrive: 21:44 (delayed)
3 hours and 29 minutes!!! (versus 1 hour 35 minutes normally)

Are they really going to pack us all into the plane and circle around for 2 extra hours?
You likely have a specific wheels-up time around 20:10 that's provided by ATC.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by acysb87 View Post
De-ice , flow control all add to time
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You likely have a specific wheels-up time around 20:10 that's provided by ATC.
So 2 hours taxiing around YYZ and de-icing?
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Old Apr 16, 18, 12:04 pm
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Except the flight is for tonight. They don't adjust arrival times like that in advance.

Proactively managing their OTP?
Two years ago, I sat at the gate for almost 2 hours at YUL. We were waiting to be cleared for de-icing bay spray.
Not sure about the advance notice of delay. Inbound aircraft?
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Old Apr 16, 18, 1:16 pm
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Flying home tomorrow also. Via YYZ. Are things really clearing up for tomorrow? So far no warning.
I believe things are already lightening up on the snow front. Should taper to nothing by tomorrow (I hope) except where I am going up north.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 1:26 pm
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Current list with some duplication for Sudbury, Timmins and North Bay with different conditions showing



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Old Apr 16, 18, 6:53 pm
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my record was 4 hour wait time at the gate. My friend did over 6 once, then the flight was cancelled. That was circa 2008 I believe.
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Old Apr 16, 18, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by quantumofforce View Post
my record was 4 hour wait time at the gate. My friend did over 6 once, then the flight was cancelled. That was circa 2008 I believe.
That's nothing. My record was 12 hours on the airport terminal's cold linoleum floor. I'm sure my record is nothing compared to others! And yes, this was with AC.
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