Why am I in St. John’s, you might ask…

For some reason, my Air Canada flight from London to Halifax stops in St. John’s, Newfoundland, everyone has to get off the plane, get our luggage, and then we all clear customs here. Then we wait an hour, get back on the same plane, in the same seats, and fly to Halifax.

I know I should could myself lucky for having an airline industry still around to get me from London to Charlottetown in one day. But this seems a little insane.


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Derek Martin on October 16, 2004 - 03:26 Permalink

I had the same stopover in the spring, but didn’t have to leave the plane, and cleared customs in Halifax. Wonder why things have changed.

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oliver on October 16, 2004 - 18:35 Permalink

Al Qeada has a safe house in Halifax and not in St John’s? Renovations are planned for the customs area at YHG? Newfoundland’s premier has stolen some pork from Nova Scotia?

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Derek Martin on November 14, 2004 - 20:45 Permalink

Explained in this Chronicle Herald article.


They can sell more tickets if they convert it to a domestic flight in St. John’s.