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Weather Delays At ATL; Tarmac Stacked  
User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2922 times:
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Today around 1:00 in ATL, a large storm hit the Hartsfield air port and caused delays up to two and a half hours. I just flew out of there. I was flying an Air Tran 717. We had just pushed back and then the storm hit. We got pounded with a huge storm, causing delays. Once the weather cleared up, the amount of planes waiting to take off was amazing. At Least 25 planes trying to take off at 8L(i think). Air Tran 210 to Akron/Canton was about 12th. But after the hour delay it took another 2 hours to takeoff. We finally took off and the flight was a little bumpy but nothing to whine about.

Also there I saw my first 747, A KAL 747, passenger and cargo.

Other planes of mention:
Polar 747
South African A346
Delta Widget 767
And in order 3 MD-88's in all Delta coulers. First the widget then the middle scheme and then the latest one.


Earned PPL June 26, 2007
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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

You didn't happen to get a pic of the 3 MD-88's in a row in the different colors did you?? That would make a great picture. A shot of the DL logo in the 80's 90's and 2000's all in a row.

User currently offlineKevOC3 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Things in ATL are really messed up tonight. The 830 Atl-dab is now 1045. 11:14 Atl-Dab flight is not due out till 2 am. Atl Mlb 900 flight is now est well past 11. Atl-jax at 8:52 is 10:40, but the 1014 is on time(departed), and the 1130 is cancelled. The 1012 Atl-mco is 1210 and the 1130 is 100. As for Tpa the 848 is showing a 1048 dep, the 1008 showing a 1150 dep, and the 1130 est at 225. Those are just the fla flight that I looked at. It is going to be a long night. I was down here during the brunt of the storm and it was really nasty. Losts of pissed off pax i am sure, but you cant control the weather. Unfortunitly they never seem to care, or understand. I feel for the poor flight crews who are going to feel there rath.

User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Everybody now...

ALL HELL IN A-T-L


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

We are counter buddies with Comair in TOL and it seemed that everyone just didn't understand that the agents didnt have control of the weather in atl. They had port authority cops just hanging out around the area today after the storm hit. Wonder how long it will be until operations returns to normal...

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

I don't understand what happening with the storm in ATL today and will bring back normal operation again tomorrow. It will not happening again with the weather.

User currently offlineGroundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Indeed, today was quite an interesting one for good old ATL. There were two hour-long groundstops encompassing ZTL2. After the conclusion of the second one, the GDP average delay jumped to 156 minutes. My airline had eight diversions between 1300 and 1500. As I was leaving work tonight, the GDP had just been lifted, however the better part of our 2200 push was showing to arrive in ATL sometime around 0030. And...tomorrow doesn't look too promising either. As a former boss of mine used to say..."Grab your socks".

JP


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Did Ryan know about with the weather was not good today and it is not good with those day. It should need to bring them back normal again tomorrow, James.

Regards!


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

The flight that normally departs DAB for ATL at 7:30pm just departed a few minutes ago around 10:45p

User currently offlineCaptover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

I was in ATL tonight as well and it was a mess. My flight on Independence to IAD was at 9:30 and was on time. But the 7:00 Independence flight was cancelled and everyone was put on the 9:30 flight. It seemed that almost every flight in the early evening was delayed at least an hour.

User currently offlineGroundstop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Thanks for the heads up Thomas...I'll make sure Ryan (who lives in Atlanta) knows how bad the weather was.

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

It is amazing how bad the weather has gotten in ATL these last two weeks. I left ATL for F R A and then NUE on Sunday the 13th, and the whole week before that it rained some and now, according to my mom, it has been raining all this week and now there are these horrible storms. Good luck to anyone traveling from ATL!

-Airplanetire


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Summer flying in ATL - ugh. Every year I wish I could quit from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The other option is to work trips that only fly in the morning. After 3 or 4 in the afternoon.....fugetaboutit.....

Travis


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

I can tell you something and I am going away to ATL for next week on July 3 on DL flight and will be good weather in ATL. We will find out with these weather for next week. I will sure check with those weather at my computer before with my flight to ATL.

User currently offlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1363 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Another great night in the ATL. 90 minute departure delays for the past 2.5 hours.

User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Summer flying in ATL - ugh. Every year I wish I could quit from Memorial Day until Labor Day. The other option is to work trips that only fly in the morning. After 3 or 4 in the afternoon.....fugetaboutit.....

I hear Salt Lake City is nice this time of year! Big grin

Keep in mind that ATL got spared during spring...it is a little unusual to see all of this this time of year, but I quote from the Weather Channel "Last month was a June pattern and this month is a May pattern."
Glad I don't live there anymore!


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