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Gold Coast-Coolangatta Airport (OOL) Closed  
User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

I haven't been able to find any other reports but OOL is closed until at least 1600 AEST, probably because at least part of the airport is flooded - the whole region has been experiencing heavy rains (hallelujah!) over the past week or so and there's reports of severe flooding across northern NSW and south-eastern Queensland. It's been so dry here that when the rains finally comes that the ground just doesn't soak any moisture in.

The radar image right at this minute over Coolangatta looks rather interesting: http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR503.shtml

[Edited for clarity]

[Edited 2005-06-30 04:28:28]


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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5669 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
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From ATIS 13:03 Local

Operational Info- AD IS CLOSED DUE FLOODING
REVIEWED FRI 5.00AM LOCAL

Pretty damn damp on much of East coast at present, I am looking out my window at a Road Flooded sign here on Sydney's North Shore.

Regards

Chris



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Go to: http://www.jetstar.com.au/flyingWithUs/airport/update.html

User currently offlineOnedude From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Still intermittent rain up here in Brisbane (about 45 min North of Gold Coast).

User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

So according to JQ OOL is not going to reopen today . . . wow it must be pretty bad. Any a.netters holidaying on the Coast?

Be interesting what accommodation JQ can give pax at Gold Coast or Coolangatta, they must thank heaven and earth it is not next week! Wonder if they could just shuttle pax onto BNE? They can just put them on QF flights from there?



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Oh are they giving any accommodation?

Wonder why they do not just shuttle them onto BNE and put them on QF flights instead.

My friends are at Gold Coast now


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5669 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2759 times:
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Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 4):
Be interesting what accommodation JQ can give pax at Gold Coast or Coolangatta

From the JQ website-
1) Jetstar will reaccommodate passengers free of charge to the next available flight, starting with flights on Friday 1 July 2005;

I don't read that as Jetstar offering to put anyone up in the Hilton or even Formule1... more that they will allow change of flight to next available.

Chris



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I don't think they are offering any accommodation

User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 2905 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 5):
Wonder why they do not just shuttle them onto BNE and put them on QF flights instead.

Probably because of all the flooding etc they can't. Plus more than likely QF flgihts are running late. I can't remember the last time it was raining consistently and heavily in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne at the same time.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

It doesn't normally rain that heavily.

Spoke to my friends. Jetstar is paying for their accommodation tonight at where they were staying last night


User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

I thought the airlines needed to compensate for delays like these? It's their responsibility to accommodate pax who are delayed?

Whole of eastern Oz is raining right now, which is very unusual. God knows we need it! I think QF are not running very much on time this afternoon at all, not surprisingly, and I hear something about Tassie being fogged out this morning!

It shows how desperate we are for rain when no-one is complaining about heavy rains and dreary weather for days on end in winter . . . (I can hear the Albertans laughing at this right now)



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Eastern Australia needs more rain.

Heard that Qantas/Jetstar will transport them to Brisbane and put them on Qantas flights tonight


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
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Pictures of the flooding on the gold coast, sunshine coast etc were very interesting. There was a quick shot of an airport/airfield with severe flooding also

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Qantas and Virgin Blue have similar arrangements for their passengers too.

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