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#4781 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:03 AM

Just to bring everyone up to speed who isn’t following the election thread, a media tag-along coach backed into the Liberal campaign plane last night at YYJ. It damaged the left wing, but the degree of damage has not yet been confirmed.

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#4782 RPPB

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:41 AM

The coach should have been closely following a security vehicle on the apron.

#4783 todd

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:46 AM

This is what happens when you try to get high. Also is it possible the driver is a conservative?

#4784 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

The Vancouver International Airport announced Thursday it’s increasing the airport improvement fee.

 

The charge, included in the taxes on each departing ticket, will rise from $20 to $25 for passengers travelling outside of the province, effective Dec. 12 for travel from Jan. 1, 2020 onward.

 

Passengers travelling within B.C. and to the Yukon will continue to pay the discounted rate of $5.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....-of-b-c-at-yvr/


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#4785 todd

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:31 PM

The coach should have been closely following a security vehicle on the apron.



Do the bus drivers have any other security clearance?

#4786 Mike K.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:14 AM

Ground clearance is usually the highest level.

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#4787 shoeflack

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:07 AM

^^^  :thumbsup:

 

Just about spilled my coffee...that was good.



#4788 Jackerbie

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

^^^  :thumbsup:

 

Just about spilled my coffee...that was good.

 

Just make sure you're not in the cockpit

 

 

Cockpit coffee spill caused transatlantic flight diversion, air investigators say

A pilot spilling coffee in the cockpit of a plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean forced it to turn back and land in Ireland.

The hot coffee damaged an audio control panel, which gave off an electrical burning smell and smoke, an accident report found. It created significant communication difficulty for the pilots flying the Airbus A330, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said.

via https://www.theguard...-diversion-aaib


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#4789 todd

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:06 PM

Can they not use lids on airplanes? How many people do you think annually get hot coffee drenched all over them because the person in the window seat ordered it? It’s terrifying getting boiling hot coffee passed over your head especially on an airplane.

#4790 LJ

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:48 PM

Sippy cups is the answer.


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#4791 todd

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:01 PM

A two-year-old could figure this one out.

#4792 Missed Approach

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

Wondering if travelers from YYJ would consider a direct flight over YVR with the increase in the AIF to 25$.

I'm sure the YYJ VAA won't be dropping the AIF here back to 10$ any time in the near future.



#4793 Mike K.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:46 PM

It's just $5 more, no?


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#4794 lanforod

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:51 PM

5 bucks ain't gonna make a difference at all. I'll happily fly my family out of YYJ if the flight cost $50-70 more. Any higher and I'm going to Vancouver.
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#4795 shoeflack

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:00 PM

Wondering if travelers from YYJ would consider a direct flight over YVR with the increase in the AIF to 25$.

I'm sure the YYJ VAA won't be dropping the AIF here back to 10$ any time in the near future.

 

Considering that the AIF is rolled into the taxes-included ticket cost display requirement in Canada, most people don't even realize they pay an AIF, let alone what it costs. They care about the bottom dollar of flight cost all-in, not what the AIF or fuel surcharge or whatever other fee.


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#4796 Citified.ca

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

2019 a difficult year for Victoria International as passenger volumes fall, flights nixed

https://victoria.cit...-flights-nixed/


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#4797 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

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VAA has issued a press release today.

Today, Victoria Airport Authority (VAA) opened the first phase of a $19.4 million project to expand the lower passenger departure lounge.

The success and growth of Victoria International Airport (YYJ) over the past five years was the catalyst for VAA to respond to the strong passenger growth and the use of larger aircraft in existing markets.

“This is really exciting for us and we look forward to sharing a fresh new space with our travellers,” said Geoff Dickson, VAA President and CEO. “Ensuring we meet demand and provide an exceptional passenger experience while improving operational efficiencies for our air carriers is a key focus.” Phase One includes:

· A 1765 m2 addition to the lower passenger departure lounge with capacity for 500 passengers

· Dedicated aircraft gates and improved access to aircraft

· New Fresh Cup Café and Bistro

· New seating and accessibility considerations

Phase Two begins immediately and involves renovating the existing space, building new washroom facilities, enhancing retail and new public art. Phase Three will expand food and beverage.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience so far and look forward to completion in spring 2020.” said Dickson.

The Offices of McFarlane Biggar (OMB) Architects in Vancouver is leading the design team and Victoria based Durwest Construction Management (DCM) is managing the project.

About Victoria International Airport
Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 11th busiest airport in Canada with over 2.0 million passengers per year. Victoria is well served with more than 100 daily flights throughout North America. YYJ was rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNN Travel and was twice named ‘Best Regional Airport in North America’ by Airports Council International (ACI).

Victoria Airport Authority is a not-for-profit authority that has managed the safe and secure operations of the Victoria International Airport on behalf of the surrounding communities since April 1, 1997.


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#4798 Hotel Mike

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:55 AM

Good timing. Flying out of YYJ next week.


Don't be so sure.:cool:

#4799 Kilo95

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 10:10 AM

Surprised they didn't use a daytime photo for that release.. the darkness makes it look small and uninviting. A photo in daylight would have better shown the skylights and windows along the walls..  


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#4800 Missed Approach

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 12:00 PM

Surprised they didn't use a daytime photo for that release.. the darkness makes it look small and uninviting. A photo in daylight would have better shown the skylights and windows along the walls..  

Yes, it is disappointing the VAA only use one photo to celebrate or promote this new stage. Their PR has sunk again. The YouTube videos stopped and the photo gallery is well out dated. Construction phase pictures don't connect to the opening picture.

Be nice for those who aren't traveling thru the airport if they did a ribbon cutting or video walk thru of the area newly opened. 


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