We changed planes in Calgary and after a long stop at Calgary flew on to Toronto
Calgary Travel Blog› entry 2 of 10 › view all entries
January 5th, 2010 – by: oriel
Our trip from Comox to Calgary took just over an hour in a Westjet Boeing 737. When we landed, the airport was covered by a recent snow and the pilot slammed on the thrust reversers to make sure we could get off the runway at our assigned taxi-way.
There are real desks with comfortable chairs, telephones and high-speed internet and in Calgary there is an observation window with a panoramic view of the runway and gate traffic. If you're a camera-nut and an aviation junkie like me Servisair's lounge is an offer you can't refuse. On thee other hand, if your stopover isn't that long, the main gate area of Westjet's terminal is worth exploring. It has replicas of ancient flying dinosaurs who left their fossilized bones in Alberta millions of years before the myth of Noah's Ark was written. At Gate D40 you will find some biographical information about Calgary air ace Willie McKnight who flew Hurricanes with a special Canadian RAF squadron in the early years of WW2. He was lost over occupied France in 1941
Our aircraft arrived late from Toronto, beating against the jetstream that had carried winter weather to the deep south and the Caribbean and the pilot warned us tht we were unlikely to make up time on the Calgary - Toronto leg. In fact we arrived in Toronto after 1:00am - checked into our hotel at 2:00am,
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