PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11513 posts, RR: 62 Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
I've had a diversion of my inbound aircraft which then caused a 14 hour delay on my flight. A severe tropical thunderstorm struck MAN and caused my inbound Dash8 to divert to Leeds as it didn't have sufficient fuel to stack. Crew then went out of hours so the flight was cancelled. We all got put on the flight the next morning, arriving in PLH (just 1 and a half hours flying time away) 14 hours late .
Also whilst approaching Plymouth I've had three announcements that we could divert to Newquay if the weather was too bad, but *touch wood* all has been ok so far, just some very bumpy landings
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PWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1254 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
I've only experienced one diversion on a UA 727 flight from ORD-PWM back during Thanksgiving 1998. Halfway to PWM, severe fog came over the airfield reducing visibility to only a couple hundred meters, so we were diverted 120 miles south to BOS where we arrived close to midnight and then had to be bussed up to Portland. UA provided free Dunkin Donut's coffee/donuts for the bus ride north.
There are rare occasions where diversions can work in your favor. Recently, my father was flying BOS-MEM with NW/Pinnacle on a CRJ flight. In MEM he was suppose to make a connection onto a relatively short flight to TUP. However, thunderstorms closed MEM so the BOS-MEM flight was diverted to tiny Tupelo Regional Airport where he was ultimately destined for anyway. NW was kind enough to let me disembark right there.
I wouldn't be surprised if that flight was the first ever commercial non-stop BOS-TUP.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1308 times:
Only diversion I've ever dealt with was flying gen av from T39 to CHA one year after visiting our grandparents. Bad wx east of the Mississippi with a good storm front and embedded thunderstorms. Wx was expected to move east very quickly but slowed down with the worst being between MEM and CHA. MEM was getting socked in pretty badly and AppCon had to weave us around the wx to get in. Our P210 got bumped around a bit as we threaded the needle between the storms and were vectored through a hole in the wx behind an airliner. The airliner had thought that the hole closed up on him but when we went through it a few minutes later, it was only about five miles wide. Ended up spending about four hours waiting for the wx to move on before making the last hop to CHA.
You may ask why we went into MEM with the wx. Fact was, we had been keeping in touch with Flight Service and the forecasts didn't expect the wx to go south that quick. Many years ago, we spent two days in MOB flying VFR from CHA to T39 before my parents had their IFR ratings. That was in a 172 and was probably a factor in us skipping the 172 and moving straight into the P210 when they had more experiance and were ready to buy an airplane. The fact that an all wx airplane would have eliminated the two day stay in MOB wasn't lost on them either and both the P210 and 414 came with top line wx equipment.
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Bill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
strange to reply to your own post,but have to tell you about my flight from GLA-ACE-GLA.On the outward,we very nearly diverted into FAO because we had a complete nut case sitting behind us,who wanted to return to GLA as soon as we landed(bit of a domestic there!!).On the return,we did divert to ORK because of a medical situation.Never a dull moment on the Lanzarote flight.
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7624 posts, RR: 38 Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
Only one diversion so far. Back in the summer of 1974 with an AC DC8. We were on our way from YYZ-DUS and they had to turn off an engine mid-Atlantic, so we diverted to London where we continued on with a BEA Trident. Other then that, the next closest was back in the late '90s with KL from YVR-AMS, we had a medical emergency and were close to diverting to YHZ (at least according to the flight crew), but unfortunately, the pax passed away and we continued on to AMS. I did have a few go-arounds though.
Dimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
coming back from Vegas on an ATA charter. supposed to go into CLE, but do to the heat in LAS, we couldnt fully fuel, combined with bad weather at CLE, we diverted to CAK. we had to sit on the runway while they did fuel paperwork. i live a lot closer to CAK than CLE, i would have been nice to get off there!!
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HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
Just a couple of weeks ago, flying CO LAS-IAH. Bad WX in IAH, circled over Junction, TX (about 500 miles west) for about a half hour, then diverted to AUS and we were there about 40 minutes. Finally got into IAH about 2 and a half hours late, missed the connection to MSY, and ended up leaving there about 4 hours later, getting to MSY about 10 pm local, an 11 hour travel day.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3691 posts, RR: 29 Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
Flying: EDI-SOU on BA CitiExpress
I held the plane up (silly me) and we ended up missing the closing of the airport by a few minutes. Diverted to BHX and brought back to SOU (about 110 miles) by coach. Arrived four hours late
Flight777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1157 times:
I have never been on a plane that was diverted, but I was wondering something. I live in Augusta, GA about 2 hours (150 miles) east of ATL. We have plenty of diversions here due to ATL weather. What if I was on a plane that was diverted to AGS on the way to ATL? Could I ask to get off and drive the 10 miles to the house, or would I not be able to plea bargain?
Skookum From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
HNL-SFO redeye back in early 2002; our UAL B772 diverted to LAX due to zero-zero conditions at SFO, reducing landings to one runway, and subsequently causing massive delays. We spent the early morning hours at LAX, then got back on our way before noon.