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  • joe
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    love the pic. alexei wearing epaulets sitting on the airport floor. so frustrating

  • Andrew
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    I see the CBS superiority train has arrived.

  • Newfoundland#1
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Dizzle from NL it would cost way, way more than 26 million to build two strips, lights, a tower, a fence, a building for baggage and security, ILS, baggage handlers and machinery, a standing security force, fuel depot, de-icers, radar, maintenance depot, etc... Then you have to think of ongoing shuttle costs forever. Have you thought of that ? No. Being the expert, you thought they could just land on the CBS highway.

  • Old Man Winter
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Well, if we decided to build another landing strip, we'd have to pay for the extra landing strip and also purchase the device for safely landing in the fog. I hear ya, but its essentially nonsense.

  • Anne-Marie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    the picture shows me how flexible the lady is and the phone stuck to her hear shows me how frustrated she is ..well too bad.. it's a chance one takes when they come to our island is to be fog bound and believe me one could be stuck in a far worse place in this great world of ours!!!

  • Fay
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Starr said Air Canada staff at St. John's Airport couldn't give them any information or assistance. Instead, they were given a customer service number to call.


    Why in God's name would you need to call a customer service number to find out about a flight on Air Canada when you are there AT the airport with Air Canada computers in front of the staff. I mean... are they calling outside to be redirected back into the terminal to speak with someone at the desk. Air Canada and perhaps many other airlines really need to get their act together and HELP PEOPLE AT THE COUNTER. I suppose that could be the problem too, you hardly ever see any airline staff when you take a flight, there's rarely anyone around. Talking to a real, live person in front of your face as opposed to trying to connect to a distant telephone operator in India is a far more pleasant and soothing experience when things go wrong in the world's most frustrating and inhospitable building of travel - airline terminals. Cheap b@st@rd airlines.

  • Dizzle
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Drove to East End St. John's from sunny CBS early evening yesterday...hit the all to common fog bank around Pippy Park turnoff. I've heard that $26 Million is required for a system to enable planes to land in fog....why not spend less on a secondary landing strip a 10-20 kms West of existing airport???

  • member of the 20%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    The fog should lift any minute now; the House is open and if the hot air drifts from the Confusion Bldg to the airport, flights will get back on schedule. And, Little Man Dan should be in good spirits today as he was successful in his pursuit of a Justin Bieber autograph. All is well again in the Kingdom of Dan. Heavy stuff on the agenda you know; what with the Junos in town, the playoffs on TV and not a by-election in sight, the goodship Tory is on cruise.

  • Laughable
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Anne-Marie...was that comment really necessary? Did you even read the article?

  • joe
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    love the pic. alexei wearing epaulets sitting on the airport floor. so frustrating

  • Andrew
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    I see the CBS superiority train has arrived.

  • Newfoundland#1
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    Dizzle from NL it would cost way, way more than 26 million to build two strips, lights, a tower, a fence, a building for baggage and security, ILS, baggage handlers and machinery, a standing security force, fuel depot, de-icers, radar, maintenance depot, etc... Then you have to think of ongoing shuttle costs forever. Have you thought of that ? No. Being the expert, you thought they could just land on the CBS highway.

  • Old Man Winter
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Well, if we decided to build another landing strip, we'd have to pay for the extra landing strip and also purchase the device for safely landing in the fog. I hear ya, but its essentially nonsense.

  • Anne-Marie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    the picture shows me how flexible the lady is and the phone stuck to her hear shows me how frustrated she is ..well too bad.. it's a chance one takes when they come to our island is to be fog bound and believe me one could be stuck in a far worse place in this great world of ours!!!

  • Fay
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Starr said Air Canada staff at St. John's Airport couldn't give them any information or assistance. Instead, they were given a customer service number to call.


    Why in God's name would you need to call a customer service number to find out about a flight on Air Canada when you are there AT the airport with Air Canada computers in front of the staff. I mean... are they calling outside to be redirected back into the terminal to speak with someone at the desk. Air Canada and perhaps many other airlines really need to get their act together and HELP PEOPLE AT THE COUNTER. I suppose that could be the problem too, you hardly ever see any airline staff when you take a flight, there's rarely anyone around. Talking to a real, live person in front of your face as opposed to trying to connect to a distant telephone operator in India is a far more pleasant and soothing experience when things go wrong in the world's most frustrating and inhospitable building of travel - airline terminals. Cheap b@st@rd airlines.

  • Dizzle
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Drove to East End St. John's from sunny CBS early evening yesterday...hit the all to common fog bank around Pippy Park turnoff. I've heard that $26 Million is required for a system to enable planes to land in fog....why not spend less on a secondary landing strip a 10-20 kms West of existing airport???

  • member of the 20%
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    The fog should lift any minute now; the House is open and if the hot air drifts from the Confusion Bldg to the airport, flights will get back on schedule. And, Little Man Dan should be in good spirits today as he was successful in his pursuit of a Justin Bieber autograph. All is well again in the Kingdom of Dan. Heavy stuff on the agenda you know; what with the Junos in town, the playoffs on TV and not a by-election in sight, the goodship Tory is on cruise.

  • Laughable
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    Anne-Marie...was that comment really necessary? Did you even read the article?