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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

I was wondering, which airports(along with their airlines) usually handle best under poor weather conditions? I've worked in GSP and ORD(I've done some ramp at both), and while GSP never had many a problem, at ORD, the city usually did pretty well at taking care of ice, snow removal, though working in the wind was a pain for everyone. We'd always laugh at IAD, because we felt they never took the brunt of cold weather like ORD. I've yet to work on the ramp at IAD, but I was wondering about this all the same with the inevitable bad weather sure to come sometime soon.

-R

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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

I guess the main reason I'm asking is because every 1-2 years or so, the East Coast or the Great Lakes region gets creamed around late January or February, and some airports get overwhelmed, but it seems I hear of a few who stay on top of the game regardless of conditions.

-R


User currently offlineSeamus From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

In talking to pilots, I hear that many like to be based at ORD due to the way ATC, and Ground Crews handle things during weather. However, ORD badly needs to be reconfigured to help alleviate some of the problems associated with the weather.

User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

We don't handle bad weather that well if its too cold we don't go outside. At least that's what I tell some of the pilots.  Wink/being sarcastic

On a more serious note we cope with it the best we can, even the equipment has a hard time going out in bad weather sometimes too. When ever bad weather comes that is when all the equipment starts breaking down.



Airplanes are only as good as the people who fly&fix them.
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Your gotta admit MSP does a great job. Those January/February crack-of-dawn temps are below zero and sometimes the high for the day is around zero. You gotta hand it to anyone that works outdoors at MSP..they need us buy em a cup of coffee.
safe



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User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1730 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

I would have to say, I've been cancelled in RNO, SFO and at home in IAD or DCA, but never in DEN.

User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

I was hoping to hear more from folks in the NE - I hear they take care of their runways pretty well during the cold weather in places like MHT and some of those other airports around there. And I can't think of any international destinations offhand that deal with adverse seasonal weather conditions - if there are any, I'm curious to know and what they do about it.

-R


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