NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1341 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Good day everyone,
I'm in Nassau at the moment, and was at a beach today when I saw both an AF 744 and AA A300 turning finals to NAS rwy 27 (14/32 is under construction). I'm guessing they were diverted from MIA for some reason; was it weather (around 3.30pm)? It was a great sight to see that 744 gliding in. I'm sure we'll be seeing more of them when VS inaugurates its service to NAS.
OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3530 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2051 times:
I wonder why they'd divert flights today as opposed to last night. This afternoon's storm was a regular afternoon one, but last night's lasted for hours and knocked out power to many parts of the city (including mine).
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2026 times:
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 3): I wonder why they'd divert flights today as opposed to last night. This afternoon's storm was a regular afternoon one, but last night's lasted for hours and knocked out power to many parts of the city (including mine).
The reason they diverted today is because there were thunderstorms today. You might have thought today's seemed "regular" but they were just as bad as the ones last night--the one that hit FLL this afternoon dropped the visibility to 1/4 mile with wind gusts to almost 61 mph.
It matters not whether you have a 50,000 foot tall storm sitting over the airport, or a 25,000 foot tall storm sitting over the airport--there's still one over the airport, and either one will mess up operations...
FLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
Weather was not bad at work, so I guess it was hit or miss.
UA 871 AUA-ORD diverted to FLL (mechincal?)
AF 90 CDG-MIA diverted to NAS
Comments As a safety precaution, the itinerary of flight AF090 has been changed.
AA 1762 ORD-MIA diverted to RSW
AA 2234 IAH-MIA diverted to RSW (diverted yesterday too I think)
AA 723 PHL-MIA diverted to PBI
AA 57 LGW-MIA diverted to PBI
AA 1535 BOS-MIA diverted to RSW
AA 952 GYE-MIA diverted to PBI
AA 921 EWR-MIA diverted to PBI
AA 2403 YYZ-MIA diverted ot PBI
AA 822 PAP-MIA diverted to NAS
AA 1219 DCA-MIA diverted to MCO
EGF 4934 EYW-MIA diverted to FLL
TACA 360 Diverted to PBI
TACA 370 diverted to PBI
US 251 PHL-MIA diverted to PBI
US 794 CLT-MIA diverted to PBI
Yes they have for a while now. MIA is a LHR city and AA flys to LHR. BA and VS also fly MIA-LHR.
Unless you are not serious in the statment? Than you know this already. Well just in case you did not know
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
Wednesday evening I was at Target getting into my car when I heard an unusual sound in the sky.
Turned around and saw a Virgin 747 roaring low overhead on take-off. I literally screamed to my son in excitement "WOW Alex LOOK!!!!! It's a 747!!!!"
Some old man walking by looked at me, then at plane, then back at me like I was a crazy freak or something!
Even my 5 year old could not understand my excitement.
He looked at me as if to say ok mom, cool it, it's just an airplane. He did want to know why it had 4 engines though
You must understand TPA rarely sees a 747 much less a Virgin Atlantic 747-400. It promptly turned east and didn't gain much altitude. I am guessing it was a MCO diversion heading back over to MCO. Oh how I wish I had my camera with me. Evening sun light, low 747. Beautiful bank angles, sigh.
Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 9): Also, what will US do with 2 gates out of service...can anyone ellaberate on the status and what happened?
In some of the other posts the damage was a bit overstated.
The damage to E-10 was the worst. The wall at the end of the jetway where it curves 90degs twords the aircraft was riped off the jetway and landed over near E-9 (50ft away). The damage to E-8 was similer but a slightly similer extent and might be usable some time later today.