UAcsOKC From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 107 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5532 times:
For all you UA lovers and haters, DEN is closed today and UA has cancelled most of their flights in and out. How much is this going to cost the Company, and how much is going to be passed to us, the employees?
I love the rumble of a 727 takeoff in the morning!
Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5509 times:
Here at AWAC this has affected us somewhat, but our DEN operation is somewhat limited, so it hasnt hit us too hard. One thing to note though. Because of DEN, we ran two BAe-146s in revenue service non-stop from ASE-ORD. Very fun stuff.
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6296 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5426 times:
I wouldn't say its closed. ID BE CAREFUL SAYING AN AIRPORT IS CLOSED. Tecnically they dont often close, they just don't except flights. There are flights arriving at DIA right now! Im tracking a few flights landing at DIA. I majority of planes have been diverted, returned to origin or not left at all. To name a few.
UA 36: returned to SFO
UA 44 HNL-DEN diverted to SLC
AC 1039 returned to YYZ
UA 1423 MCO-DEN diverted
This of course is just a a few.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1396 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5292 times:
I am visiting family in Denver right now and have been watching local news coverage of the storm. They just showed a live report from DIA and the airport is not "closed". However, no flights will depart before 5:00pm but they are allowing some flights to land, according to the report.
The weather here is nasty to say the least. Here in Douglas County, (just south of Denver) we already have 10 inches on the ground and they are saying on the news that it will continue to snow for 14 more hours! I am not optimistic about catching my flight home to Hawaii tomorrow.
A0682/05 (04/074) - RUNWAY COVERED BY WET SNOW OR SLUSH TO A DEPTH OF 16R/34L 1 IN BA POOR 10 APR 13:11 UNTIL UFN
A0684/05 (04/075) - RUNWAY COVERED BY WET SNOW OR SLUSH TO A DEPTH OF 7/25 1 IN BA POOR 10 APR 13:11 UNTIL UFN
A0687/05 (04/079) - RUNWAY COVERED BY WET SNOW OR SLUSH TO A DEPTH OF 8/26 1 IN WET SN BA POOR 10 APR 13:37 UNTIL UFN
A0688/05 (04/080) - RUNWAY COVERED BY WET SNOW OR SLUSH TO A DEPTH OF 16L/34R 1 IN WET SN BA POOR 10 APR 13:51 UNTIL UFN
A0690/05 (04/082) - RUNWAY COVERED BY DRY SNOW TO A DEPTH OF 17L/35R 1/4 IN BA FAIR 10 APR 14:21 UNTIL UFN
A0694/05 (04/084) - RUNWAY COVERED BY DRY SNOW TO A DEPTH OF 17R/35L 1/4 IN 80 FT WIDE BA FAIR RMNDR 1/2 IN WET SNOW BA POOR 10 APR 15:15 UNTIL UFN
A0695/05 (04/085) - RUNWAY COVERED BY WET SNOW OR SLUSH TO A DEPTH OF 16R/34L 1 IN BA POOR 10 APR 15:50 UNTIL UFN
A0696/05 (04/086) - RUNWAY COVERED BY DRY SNOW TO A DEPTH OF 08/26 3 IN BA POOR 10 APR 19:26 UNTIL UFN
A2389/03 (FDC 3/1633) - FI/T DENVER INTL, DENVER, CO. RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, ORIG... GASTI WP TO RWY25: 3.04 DEGREES, TCH 59. WIE UNTIL UFN
Airlines, TV, and websites might say it's closed (and for all practical purposes, it is) but an airport isn't officially closed until the entity that operates the airport has FAA issue a NOTAM that says the airport is closed.
We see a similar misuse of the term when it's foggy out. The airport goes below landing minimums, and flights can't get in, and we start diverting them. Someone (TV, whoever) starts in with the "airport is closed" bit, when it's just below minimums. If the RVR had been fluctuating right at minimums, some flights will get in, and some won't, but the public thinks -nobody- is getting in since the TV incorrectly said the airport was "closed."
F9fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5190 times:
DEN is not closed, but all passenger flight departures have been cancelled until at least 5:00 pm MDT. A plane can still take off and land at DEN, but the individual airlines decided to suspend operations until weather conditions improve.
By the way, the weather is as bad as the press is reporting. I can't see more than 1/4 of a mile from where I live in east Denver.
JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5183 times:
When I went onto jetBlue.com (My homepage) I looked at the weather advisory and it said flights involving Denver were delayed 8 hours due to snow I had a good laugh because it is in the 70's in NY. My cousin lives in Denver so I will talk to her to see how bad it is, sounds bad from you guys.
Let's say basically no one is leaving DEN today. Not many people will get their either.
AirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2832 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
The roads are pretty crazy here. The airport is open, and the runways are aparently clear ( I just saw a pic on TV), but the carriers can't keep the planes de-iced. So nothing taking off until 5:00pm MST>
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4755 times:
I'll just copy this from my other post:
DEN int'l airport arrival information India, 2153 Zulu: Wind 330 @ 23, gusts 26 visib 1/4. Runway 35L RVR 2000 variable 3000, Heavy Snow, Blowing snow, freezing fog. ceiling 500 boken 1000 overcast. temp -1 dewpoint -1, altimiter 2983. Remarks: peak wind 330 32/21-12. tower visib 1/2. cieling variable between 300 and 800. attn all acft hazardous weather information for Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas available from flightwatch or flightservice, expect ILS Rwy 35L. NOTAM: taxiway runway R4 closed advise initial contact you have info India.
SprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4529 times:
well, here in BOI, F9 Jet express left at 0700 on time, and UA at 0753 and 0950 and all day were cancelled.
F9 Jet Express had their originating OMA-DEN flight divert to GJT, then flew onto BOI. I never would have considered us a DEN alt. Maybe QX was having that plane fly DEN-BOI and was trading out with a QX operated routed plane anyway.
I was talking to an F9 employee going to Nuggets game Sat and jokingly said will it be 70 degrees or a foot of snow? Didn't realize they were going to get a lot of snow. Anyway, they didn't make it back home on Sun!
Gem State Airlines..."we have a gem of an airline"
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1396 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4431 times:
It's 6:30pm here in Denver and we have 20 inches on the back porch and it's still falling. My nephew's High School in Highlands Ranch is closed tomorrow as roads out here are impassable.
Flights are still grounded at DIA as of latest local news report.