Allstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1967 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.
Allstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1954 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.
Seamus From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1910 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.
NightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1871 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.
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.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1821 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.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Allstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1664 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.