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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Wayne, Jun 20, 2022.

  1. Boots

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    he's 81st in line :eek3:
     
  2. Grifter

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    What the hell is the actual hold up?
     
  3. Boots

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    Getting a passport seems to be the primary holdup.
     
  4. Grifter

    Bluh?

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  5. Boots

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    I went to a passport office here by the start of school so first week of September they told me I wouldn't get my passports till at least January
     
  8. Boots

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    He has his new passport in hand 24h later.
     
  9. C. Mike Hunt

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    How long was he in line?
     
  10. Boots

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    5 hours or so
     
  11. Grifter

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    5 hours in line. Hope he had a good book or a portable battery charger for his phone! :lol:
     
  12. Boots

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    Didn't even have a bottle a water or food. He wasn't happy haha
     
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  13. Grifter

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    That sucks! But I guess worth it in the long run. Hoping I'm not in for the same.
     
  14. Wayne

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    Yeah, took me 4 hrs waiting in line back in February or so when I did it. No appointments for months, so only option was standing in line and waiting for a cancellation.
     
  15. Goodson

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    i went in person in Edmonton a few months ago, as my flight to Central America was the next morning.

    Put me 3rd in line, had my passport by the afternoon
     
  16. C. Mike Hunt

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    So, hi from Toronto. Been here since yesterday.

    Shocked and amazed at how smoothly things went:
    • Nobody in front of me at check-in
    • Roughly 5 minutes to get through security
    • Not even 5 minutes to get my luggage at Pearson. Compare that to over an hour last time.
    Longest wait was the Tim's line.
     
  17. C. Mike Hunt

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    ...and back in Halifax. Got home last night.
    • A few people in front of me at check-in. Probably 10 minutes.
    • About the same at security.
    • Got off the plane at Stanfield, went to the bathroom and by the time I made it downstairs my bag was on the conveyor.
     
  18. Wayne

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    Nice...my cousin came from Vegas via WestJet and it was a shit show.
     
  19. C. Mike Hunt

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    Indeed. My previous trip was Westjet (was Swoop but had to switch over due to rescheduling, cancellations, etc). Hour long wait for baggage here and at Pearson. 2+ hours in the check-in line at Pearson as well.

    This trip was Swoop and I still can't believe how well it went.
     
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    heading to Pearson Thursday. Bracing for the worst, hoping for the best
     
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    Generally when I'm going through Pearson I look at where my plane is coming from and track it so I know if there's going to be a delay before any board/app tells you. Depending on your route or how many segments you have I also tend to try and get the first flight out in the morning, or pick a route where the plan got in the night before and my flight is it's first one out the next day. It can vary between 6-7am to 10am depending.

    Generally the biggest slowdown has been with baggage handling, so if you can get by with only a carry-on you'll generally be good.
     
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    How'd you make out?
     
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    It was as quiet as I've ever seen it. I was through security in maybe 3 minutes.

    No masks.
    Nobody swabbing me.

    Almost felt like how an airport should be.

    I was pleasantly surprised.
     
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    He uses lots of tongue but the enthusiasm makes up for it
     
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    that was only with yo mama
     
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  27. Grifter

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    G/f just got back from medicine hat. Not issues going, or coming back. Both had stopovers in Calgary.
     
  28. boing

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    Do you really want to go there?
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  29. Goodson

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    not if she looks anythng like you
     
  30. Grifter

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    Headed to Montreal for a work thing on Tuesday. And flying....shudder... Air Canada. Crossing my fingers.
     
  31. RoryTate

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    Get yourself some smoked meat sammiches at Schwartz's. Bring cash.
     
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    How is Judy doing, aging like a fine wine? :bounce:
     
  33. Grifter

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    I know I've been around for awhile.... I can recall Leanne and babygirl and tall guy and coop and the post your boobs days.... and the Sunfire chick....:puke3:
    And how we used to be a car group and had our battles with a car club... But wasn't goodie with Judy? Unless I'm too old now and missed the name change....
     
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    Being from the Valley and growing up very close to the South Mtn, but not "The South Mtn", I am not even going to touch this one :bolt:
    Oh what the hell hell, who wasn't with her :lol2:
     
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  35. Scott

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    Judy was someones mother, no?
     
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