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  1. WestJet Changes the Rules

    I am sure there will also be 6 press releases to follow, outlining what a development this is. BTW, what does the self proclaimed "most trusted airline" mean anyway ??
  2. Musings...

    Good Scotch helps, try The Balvenie 21 year old. Helps to put things in perspective !!!!!!!!!!
  3. At least YYC can say they have proper facilities and lighting to their runways. 6 ILS runways which would account for about 95%+ of aircraft movements (Runway 08-26 is rarely used). YEG, YOW, YHZ still sorely lacking in that area.
  4. That is more than ridiculous, absurd comes to mind.
  5. A controller cannot refuse a request for another approach. On what grounds could that possibly be done ?? If this statement is true, the controller in question needs some remedial training at best. Perhaps as posted above, there is more to this story, not sure how that would have unfolded though.
  6. More to do with weak bookings and an airframe that can be better utilized elsewhere I think. There is a reason these markets have never been able to hold on to service to Europe. Like YYZ-LGA and YYZ-LAX before, WJ has sure set this market on its ear.
  7. They used one of these in a James Bond movie. Of course 007 escaped.
  8. So have Nav Canada and YHZ got together and installed a functioning glide slope yet ??? I am sure the waterfall or giant lobster display has had a make over by now. A very small first step was changing and an improvement to the approach lighting for runway 05 and 32. Haven't read the report yet, but was the PAPI working that evening ???
  9. Runway 15L Excursion YYZ AC623

    It an Airbus thing !!!! LOL
  10. 2.5 - 3 nm spacing at LHR is pretty much normal these days. Not many airports handle the level of traffic as does LHR. CYYZ could learn from others, a single departure runway would be much more efficient at times. Besides, how often is 06R/24L used anymore ???
  11. The security screening at the connection airport is done because the connecting airport isn't assured of where you originated from, and they are obligated to process passengers through screening. Happens all the time. Even in Canada, Leave YYC for a US destination via YVR for example, before US Customs, you will be screened again.
  12. Yawn. . . . . . . . . . . I really truly wonder if Garneau was ever even going to be at this non "event" ??? What for ??? Would have been a colossal waste of time.
  13. Yup, that's about what I expected from you. Do a little research into smoke/fire/fume events, and you may then understand how lucky WJ (And you) was with this incident yesterday. Visible smoke and they held before landing ??? To do what ?? FOB/Landing weight is of absolutely no concern on a -10 degree with a 14,000 foot runway pointed directly into wind. Numerous significant events at WJ involving maintenance or lack there of at WJ over the last year. People are starting to ask questions.
  14. Bush, Amateur, whatever you want to call it. I guess the thought of a test flight before putting pax on it again would have cost to much. Wonder if they held today ???