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Massive Delays On The East Coast  
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

A lot of these are Support Swap...what does that mean?
ATL: T-Storms impacting terminal: Ground Stop and Ground Delay program: 1 hour 2 min delays
ORD: T-Storms & Wind: Ground Delay Program: 1 hour 33 min delays..additionally: gate hold: 1 hour-1 hr 15 mins
STL: T-Storms: ground stop
BOS: Support Swap 1 hour 3 mins
BWI: T-Storms...35 mins
CLE: Support Swap...39 mins
CLT: Support Swap...46 mins
CVG: T-Storms...39 mins
DFW: support Swap...42 mins...gate hold16-30 mins
IAD: T-Storms: 1 hour 34 mins
IAH: Support swap: 43 mins
MDW: Support Swap: 1 hour 21 mins...gate hold 30-44 mins
DAL: gate hold 30-44 mins
EWR: Gate hold 16-30 mins

NOT FUN AT ALL! My freind is on a DL flight to ATL...he has a 50 minute delay FLL-ATL! Not a fun way to start a cruise!



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

question: what is a "support swap?"


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Looking at the NWS radar out of FFC (Peachtree City), ATL is going to miss some of the heavy stuff, but it will be affected since one of those cells is to the west of them, right in the flight paths. They may get some other heavy storms later in the early evening, as there are some strong cells to the SW that could impact the airport based on the current movement of those cells.


User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

SWAP stands for Severe Weather Avoidance Plan.


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User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3823 times:


FAA's glossary of terms: http://www.fly.faa.gov/Products/Glossary_of_Terms/glossary_of_terms.html


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

That could be bad news for some EWR folks like myself. My mom is flying to Tampa this evening, so I would expect some sort of a delay.


"KEEP CLIMBING" -- DELTA
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3683 times:

Add PHL to the list...minor taxi delays is all

User currently offlineUS AIRWAYS From United States of America, joined May 1999, 432 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3549 times:

PHL could become a lot worse in a litte bit. According to the radar there's a major sever batch of weather moving through central PA right now.

Jonathan



Go Eagles!
User currently onlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7650 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3391 times:

Yeah, I flew out of DTW today, my flight was fine, but everything headed East was delayed big time. The deicing pad at the hold for 21R was packed with about 8 aircraft all headed to points east. Also saw some what I assume were diversion aircraft like an Eagle ERJ-145 (only get 135's in DTW), a CO MD-80, and two US CRJ's.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3348 times:

I lived these delays. I don't need a thred to tell me about them.  Laugh out loud

Actually, they were ten times worse last night.

For CO, we can't buy a break right now. If the WX is good in EWR and CLE, it sucks in IAH; if it's decent in IAH and CLE, it sucks in EWR; if it's OK in EWR and IAH, CLE gets hammered.

Welcome to CO Summer.  Big grin


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 3251 times:

Well that's what you get for having a hub in a thunderstorm-prone area like Houston where TSTRMS are a daily occurance...

bruce



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week ago) and read 3238 times:

Haven't seen any of it tonight yet in Hampton Roads. Flight operations tonight went smooth, no delays or cancellations at all here at Oceana.

User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

were diversion aircraft like an Eagle ERJ-145 (only get 135's in DTW)

It may have been this fella:

LGA to DTW
AA 4943
DTW to LGA
AA 4944 Dep DTW 3:30 PM Arr LGA 5:15 PM ERD End 6/30


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8181 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

I love it - over a century of flight and we're still slaves to the weather  Big grin


If you need someone to blame / throw a rock in the air / you'll hit someone guilty
User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

As a controller I can clear planes right through thunderstorms all day but for some reason those darn pesky pilots seem to want to go around them  Big thumbs up

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