Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 663 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
IAH is currently experiencing a fierce thunderstorm that passed through our area a while back with high winds and lots of lighting. Here at BPT we are starting to get mostly Express Jets. Just heard CO 827 from San Salvador heading to Austin. This shoulld get interesting as most of the heavies are due in soon. Be on the lookout for them. Seems like most are due to low fuel while holding.
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3493 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
OH MAN! I wish I had seen that big girl come into AUS. I live out west though, so I probably wouldn't have, but what do they do with that plane? Do they just sit it on the tarmac? Especially because its an international flight, thats all I can imagine, because AUS' customs has 2 stations (for charter flights to CUN and CZM, but YYZ before as well), and could not clear everyone in any timely manner, nor are any jetbridges equipped to handle that sized plane.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21972 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2032 times:
You sit. You are not officially in the US as a pax, but in transit, so they would need to clear you in IAH unless there was an emergency. A weather/fuel diversion is not an emergency.
Had this happen on AA NRT-DFW. DFW/IAH/AUS/SAT were closed and we flew to DEN, then after refueling, DEN closed, and we were stuck for about 4 hours total there. Couldn't deplane despite DEN being able to handle us, as it wasn't our port of debarkation.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.