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Mar 17, 2019: Fire in International YYZ T1, evacuated, Intl/US flights impacted

Mar 17, 2019: Fire in International YYZ T1, evacuated, Intl/US flights impacted

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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:12 pm
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Well. There goes ACís OTP again.

Flying out early tomorrow morning from T1 transborder, hopefully everything will be back to normal then.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by The Lev View Post
I am on AC877 FRA-YYZ. We have been sitting at the de-icing area for almost 2 and a half hours. Everyone on board are amazingly patient about it. About half an hour ago captain said we’d be next to the terminal, meanwhile all the other big jets around us have found a home but we are still here. Apparently some issue with taxiing to our gate.
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Wow. I can imagine.

EF is showing

AC0877/17MAR EQU ACA789P01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
FRA - 1710 - 08.30
YYZ 2040 TOTAL TIME FRAYYZ 8.30
FRA 1707 00:03E YYZ 2315 02:35L 789 AD EA
DEP TML 1 GATE --/B42
ARR TML T1 GATE --/-----
RMKS/DLYD ON ARRVL DUE GATING CONSTRAINTS ACCNT FIRE IN YYZ TER
MINAL


Also

AC0858/17MAR EQU ACA77WH01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
YYZ - 2355 - 07.25
LHR 1120*1 TOTAL TIME YYZLHR 7.25
RMKS/DLYD DUE LATE INBND AC859 ACCNT WAITING FOR PXS TO BE SEAT
ED AND THEN DUE TO APRON CO FOR LHR HAILSTORM, DLYD DUE
TO FIRE IN YYZ TERMINAL

YYZ 0130 01:35L LHR 1238 01:18L 77W EQI ED EA
DEP TML T1 GATE --/E76
ARR TML 2 GATE --/-----


AC0092/17MAR EQU ACA789P01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
YYZ - 2005 - 10.20
SCL 0725*1 TOTAL TIME YYZSCL 10.20
RMKS/DLYD WAITING INBND EQUIP. ACCNT ENROUTE TIME LOSS, DLYD DU
E TO FIRE IN YYZ TERMINAL, INBOUND PAX NOT PERMITTED TO DISEMBA
RK OF AC062

YYZ 2330 03:25L SCL 1058 03:33L 789 EQI ED EA
DEP TML T1 GATE --/E73
ARR TML GATE --/-----


AC0868/17MAR EQU ACA789P01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
YYZ - 0930 - 06.50
LHR 2020 TOTAL TIME YYZLHR 6.50
RMKS/DLYD DUE FLEET CONSTRAINTS PROVIDING REQUIRED CAPACITY
YYZ 0015 14:45L LHR 1110 14:50L 789 SOP ED EA
DEP TML T1 GATE --/E78
ARR TML 2 GATE --/——
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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:18 pm
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Originally Posted by secretalcoholic View Post
Well. There goes ACís OTP again.

Flying out early tomorrow morning from T1 transborder, hopefully everything will be back to normal then.
But this time, they can officially blame the airport.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by secretalcoholic View Post
Well. There goes ACís OTP again.

Flying out early tomorrow morning from T1 transborder, hopefully everything will be back to normal then.
Hopefully you have Nexus. Every unsold seat is probably going to get filled by those rescheduled from tonight, or planeloads that didnít take off tonight rescheduled to tomorrow AM.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:27 pm
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"Update As seen in the background, many inbound international flights to Toronto are being held at the deicing pads. Gates & customs severely limited at T1. Some flights will be directed to T3 for clearance. Airlines are asking passengers to be patient. It may be a while still."


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Old Mar 17, 19, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by The Lev View Post
I am on AC877 FRA-YYZ. We have been sitting at the de-icing area for almost 2 and a half hours. Everyone on board are amazingly patient about it. About half an hour ago captain said weíd be next to the terminal, meanwhile all the other big jets around us have found a home but we are still here. Apparently some issue with taxiing to our gate.
When I had a 20' delay waiting for a ground crew at the conclusion of AC877 last week I was crawling out of my skin. I can't even imagine. I'm a filthy smoker so by the end of even a TCON I am READY to get off that aircraft. Sorry this is happening to you.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by YYT82 View Post


But this time, they can officially blame the airport.
exactly . 5 hours before departure and I see they already delayed the flight by two hours...yet all other departures during that time frame are on-time.

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Old Mar 18, 19, 5:03 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
ac0846/17mar equ aca77wc01
cty tml arr dep grnd air cabins j o y
yyz - 2105 - 07.45
muc 0950*1 total time yyzmuc 7.45
rmks/dlyd due fire in yyz terminal
yyz 2235 01:30l muc 1118 01:28l 77w gnc ed ea
dep tml t1 gate --/e77
arr tml 2 gate --/-----
Iím going to save the rmks on that for posterity ;-)

The captain came on at 10:35 and said they were halting boarding and going with what we had on board. I think quite a few people were offloaded. I guess I should be happy the concierge told
me to boot it and that I made my flight ... a lot of people had much worse nights I am sure.

Hopefully somebody at Pearson and/or Air Canada learn from this - the lack of communication was astounding. I sat around refreshing Twitter for 3 hours trying to figure out what was going on.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:07 am
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From Twitter this AM:
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:39 am
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Damage is not too bad. Seems constrained to the back of the duty free store. Restaurant on the other side doesnít show sign of damage although they are currently closed. There is a persistent fire smell and a couple of flights delayed.


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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:49 am
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AC0868/17MAR EQU ACA789P01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
YYZ - 0930 - 06.50
LHR 2020 TOTAL TIME YYZLHR 6.50
RMKS/DLYD DUE FLEET CONSTRAINTS PROVIDING REQUIRED CAPACITY
YYZ 0005 14:35L LHR 1058 14:38L 789 GNC AD AA
DEP TML T1 GATE --/E78
ARR TML 2 GATE --/-----



And March 18

AC0868/18MAR EQU ACA789P01
CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS J O Y
YYZ - 0930 - 06.50
LHR 2020 TOTAL TIME YYZLHR 6.50
YYZ 2300 13:30L LHR 0950 13:30L 789 SOP ED EA
DEP TML T1 GATE --/E71
ARR TML 2 GATE --/-----
RMKS/DLYD DUE FLEET CONSTRAINTS PROVIDING REQUIRED CAPACITY
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
When I had a 20' delay waiting for a ground crew at the conclusion of AC877 last week I was crawling out of my skin. I can't even imagine. I'm a filthy smoker so by the end of even a TCON I am READY to get off that aircraft. Sorry this is happening to you.
Finally got off the aircraft at 11:24 - three hours after touchdown.

Good thing the IFE was working... I decided to start watching a movie figuring I'd pick the tail end of it up on a flight later this week and ended up watching the whole thing while waiting on the ground.

The terminal itself had a bit of a campfire smell to it and they had big fans trying to clear the air. Otherwise it was "business as usual" with lots of people milling about and lots of people waiting for bags.

I'm off to PHX this evening, so will be interesting to see
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Old Mar 18, 19, 7:04 am
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The terminal itself had a bit of a campfire smell to it
my sympathies- but seriously with this post how can we miss adding? 🤪

did you you bring your mattress? Now available for seamless service on flights with dead seats and now for camping at airports between long flights 🙏🏽

Sorry, couldnít resist.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 7:36 am
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Just saw the damage, definitely was not as bad as I thought. Airport does smell like campfire...

i feel like AC is using this incident as an excuse to delay flights.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 7:48 am
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my sympathies- but seriously with this post how can we miss adding? 🤪

did you you bring your mattress? Now available for seamless service on flights with dead seats and now for camping at airports between long flights 🙏🏽

Sorry, couldnít resist.
Iím in for some barbecue at the airport as well
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