14 Responses

  1. DJ
    DJ at |

    Dumbo pilots!

  2. J
    J at |

    They made the mistake then became impatient while NRT officials were trying to fix the situation?

  3. Donald Osborne
    Donald Osborne at |

    Stay away from Air Canada. They came within only a few feet from causing the worst aircraft disaster in history at SFO last year ( https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Video-Air-Canada-near-miss-SFO-NTSB-12882099.php ) when they almost landed on a crowded taxiway instead of the designated runway. What are those guys smoking?

  4. Brett
    Brett at |

    The “is there any idea how much time?” question bothers me. After 2 hours they asked again, I get that, no problem. Then she gives them the update. Airlines do this all the time, and they’ll even tell you “we just wanna have something to tell the passengers”. But I’ve been in similar situations that the controller was in, I DON’T have a time frame, so I don’t wanna give you one, then once it lapses everyone gets mad at me, or you start harassing me for another update.

    These pilots caused the error, never apologized in this little clip, but are getting snippy with a person who is basically just a middle man and NRT officials have had to come up with a solution to a problem they weren’t expecting. At the very least the pilots could’ve said “I apologize for the mistake, but is there an update we can give the passengers on board?” At least that sounds more respectful.

  5. Marvin
    Marvin at |

    Yes, they messed up. But there should have been barricades and signage to make it impossible to get where they got.

    1. Dave G
      Dave G at |

      Dude, this is an airport with runways… not your back allie or your rural street to have barricades. Have you ever flown or been to an airport?
      Please use your brain before commenting.

  6. Brian G.
    Brian G. at |

    Could they have sent buses and airstairs for deplaning the pax and FAs? Normally after a long-haul flight, there is not much catering left onboard.

  7. Ron Mexico
    Ron Mexico at |

    THiis not only impacted the AC flight. The runway was closed. I spent 2 1/2 hours sitting on the tarmac on my connecting JAL flight to Busan. This after 13 JFK-NRT. Bravo Air Canada—😂😂

  8. Albeet
    Albeet at |

    why the heck wasn’t the taxiway closed off now allowing aircraft to enter? In the states you see orange barricades all the time blocking runways and taxiways where aircraft shouldn’t go. Obviously the AC pilots made a mistake but it doesn’t seem like there was any indication not to go down that taxiway. Odd.

  9. Jonathan Nordstrom
    Jonathan Nordstrom at |

    What a bunch of clowns..
    I’m guessing with 4 pilots on board , there should be no excuses as to how they messed up ..

    Thanks Air Canada once again for screwing up my connecting flights !

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