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Hurricane Fiona impact on AC; travel waiver issued

Hurricane Fiona impact on AC; travel waiver issued

Old Sep 22, 22, 4:09 pm
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Hurricane Fiona impact on AC; travel waiver issued

Scheduled to fly from Dublin IE to Montreal, this Sat, 9-24. While other airports are listed on the AC alert page, YUL, so far, is not.

How soon would AC start delaying or cancelling flights? This is an every other day flight; would they make any effort to reschedule me to a diff flight same day? One that does not connect in Canada?
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:15 pm
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I am not sure why MOntreal - 500 miles - from the Martines Atlantic Ocean would be impacted by Fiona. That is almost twice the distance from Dublin to London, it similar distance from Dublin to Paris.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:17 pm
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True, but the plane must fly thru it to get there.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by fishingcarlos View Post
True, but the plane must fly thru it to get there.
No, it doesn't. Take a look at the tracks on FlightAware. You'll see that sometimes they fly over the island of Newfoundland, which is expected to be impacted by the storm, but other times they take a more northerly path over Labrador.

The aircraft operating that route are capable of far longer range than the relatively short YUL-DUB hop, so they can easily detour a few hundred miles to avoid the storm if need be.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:29 pm
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Good to know, thanks for the clarification.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by fishingcarlos View Post
True, but the plane must fly thru it to get there.
They can fly over it.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 9:40 am
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Originally Posted by fishingcarlos View Post
True, but the plane must fly thru it to get there.
Is the incoming flight to Dublin (seems like it's AC804) cancelled? Assuming the plane is there, AC isn't going to want to leave an airframe in Dublin just sitting there very long and not being productive, so even if there was a delay I think they would still be there to fly you to Canada once conditions allowed...having said that, I think it looks pretty easy to divert around that storm on that route at that time and I wouldn't expect any major issues from that, per se.
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Old Sep 23, 22, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by fishingcarlos View Post
True, but the plane must fly thru it to get there.
It will likely go well north of the storm.
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Old Sep 24, 22, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by bakersdozen View Post
They can fly over it.
They could, but they absolutely won't. Risking a descend into a hurricane in case of some problem is unacceptable.
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Old Sep 24, 22, 6:49 am
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So flight 803 left Dublin Sat 24th on time. It is taking a more northernly route than normal, by passing Fiona
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Originally Posted by WildcatYXU View Post
They could, but they absolutely won't. Risking a descend into a hurricane in case of some problem is unacceptable.
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Old Sep 24, 22, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by smallmj View Post
It will likely go well north of the storm.
They totally do go over the outer bands. Just not around the eye. I’ve done it a few times in and out of Hong Kong with large typhoons. In the clouds at 39000 ft.

it's not even a big hurricane anymore. Post tropical.
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