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From midnight to midnight, there are roughly 280 flight movements today — the vast majority being regional jets or turboprops. Reckon that’s fewer than 20,000 passengers emplaning/deplaning, or about 25% of a similar August day in 2019.

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27 minutes ago, SameGuy said:

From midnight to midnight, there are roughly 280 flight movements today — the vast majority being regional jets or turboprops. Reckon that’s fewer than 20,000 passengers emplaning/deplaning, or about 25% of a similar August day in 2019.

The new measure only came into effect at midnight this morning. TVA showed a lot of mayhem at customs, up to a 4 hour wait. Most people have already made vacation plans elsewhere. Apparently we see a lot of last-minute vacationers, or those travelling closer to the weekend. 

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Yeah but passengers to and from the US made up just 22% of 2019’s record total, 4.5 million of the 20.3 million passengers (and most years it’s 20-25%). Allowing US travellers (with strict conditions) is a boost, but it won’t change the overall picture much.  Delta has just two flights a day right now (CRJs), and United and American one each (also CRJs). 

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They know as much about what’s going on (or what will happen) at the airport as an STM bus driver knows about the REM-B. Seriously. If you had asked somebody who actually knows what’s going on at the airport, they would’ve told you that the airlines would love to be adding flights back but they can’t because ADM, CBSA, and US CBP are slow (or downright refusing) to hire back everybody they let go or reassigned last year. For example, there are only 37 US CBP officers assigned to YUL, compared to 160 in 2019. So US customs preclearance is only open from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM; the earliest a US-bound flight leaves right now — DL 4629, a 70-seat CRJ900 to Atlanta — is 7:30 AM because of that, while most airlines that flew to the US before had flights leaving as early as 5:15 AM with a very heavy rush-hour — around 8000 passengers to the US — between 5:45 AM and 8 AM. A Canada Customs officer would know nothing about this. May as well ask a signaleur at a road construction site about what’s causing the delays in the Technoparc tunnel.

PS: “avant la pandémie,” YUL saw about 64,000 passenger movements per day. “Ça freinait” because it’s low season now, like every year. Everything this person told you was opinions or guesses.

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