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Diversions To AUS  
User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3312 posts, RR: 45
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

AA and CO diverted what must have been 15-20 planes to AUS from origins such as SAN, LAX, SNA, MEM, JAX, SJU, SJD, SEA, ELP, among others bound for IAH and DFW. As soon as the gate hold was lifted at IAH there was a mad scramble for the runway (per the scanner) It was pretty exciting...I saw a CO 757 landing and was wondering why, just driving through town, because the CO 757 doesn't come in until late...about now actually. And then about 10 other planes in 5 minutes (parallel runways in use) and was really surprised. It was exciting.

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User currently offlineDTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

What does that mean, a "gate hold"? Does it mean that there is no free gate left at the destination so that additional planes have to divert?

Saw 'em off!

Frederik



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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3442 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2250 times:
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Quoting DTManiac (Reply 1):
What does that mean, a "gate hold"?

The phrase he meant to say was 'Ground Stop'. Which means no takeoff or landing.... Hence the need to divert should fuel need require. The words 'Gate Hold' would more properly be used to refer to an IAHATL flight being delayed by ATC because of an ATL WX Ground Stop. Also, aircraft are not diverted for lack of gate space.... They land anyway and just sit until a gate opens up.  boxedin   crowded   gnasher 



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User currently offlineDTManiac From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 689 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

@IAHcsr

Thank you for the clarification. Do you know the reasons for the ground stops in IAH and DFW? Why couldnt the planes fly to their planned destination?

Frederik



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User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6049 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

A ground stop doesn't always affect those in the air, as it is a countermeasure of keeping flights that have not departed (taken off) from adding to the already burdened situation.


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User currently offlineJdaniel001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
It was pretty exciting...

That's the bad thing about AUS. It doesn't take much to get aviation people excited there. It was better about 10 years ago though. I liked Mueller better.


User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 5):
That's the bad thing about AUS. It doesn't take much to get aviation people excited there. It was better about 10 years ago though. I liked Mueller better.

It was amazing to drive on the I-35 and see those planes come in low to Mueller.

Cheers,
Luis


User currently offlineJamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quoting DTManiac (Reply 1):
Saw 'em off!

Love it.

One of my favorite airports is Bergstrom, must have been a sight.



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User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting DTManiac (Reply 3):
Thank you for the clarification. Do you know the reasons for the ground stops in IAH and DFW? Why couldnt the planes fly to their planned destination?

IAH has been plagued with rounds of severe thunderstorms all day. Most of these have been a line, not just an isolated storm. We had part of a line here in Beaumont about 90 miles away which strethced into Houston which had 60 mph winds on the ground. Plus I just heard on the scanner there are many huge cells on the arrival paths coming from the West.

Later,
J



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3312 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Quoting DTManiac (Reply 1):
Saw 'em off!

Haha, don't get me started on the Aggies. Reggie is a good QB though, it'll be a fun season for the Ags.

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 6):
It was amazing to drive on the I-35 and see those planes come in low to Mueller.

Agreed! Especially back when AA flew DC-10s in here. Mueller was just such a bad airport though. It was so outdated by the time it closed. I will miss it though.  Sad .

Quoting Jdaniel001 (Reply 5):
That's the bad thing about AUS. It doesn't take much to get aviation people excited there. It was better about 10 years ago though. I liked Mueller better.

I like Mueller from a historical perspective, but Bergstrom is just a much better airport. I love how they tried not to just make it another airport, but add a home-town feel to it, which they did very well with the home-town restaurants and shops.

And when compared to our normal traffic, 10 planes in 10 minutes is exciting, of course when compared to DFW or IAH or any of the NYC airports, its not, but its all a matter of perspective.

Hook'em!


User currently offlineAAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3474 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Quoting DTManiac (Reply 3):
Do you know the reasons for the ground stops in IAH and DFW? Why couldnt the planes fly to their planned destination?

Don't know about IAH as I was very concentrated on DFW which had a line of thunderstorms north of the field with the last cell sitting on the field itself...not moving or moving v e r y s l o w l y. First ATC holds had 30 minute delays which quickly grew to 60+ minutes. Being near the front of the line our initial 30 minute hold eventually grew to 47 minutes. We had 25 minutes holding fuel planned with SHV as the second alternate (DAL got socked as well). Quite a bit of mad scrambling in the cockpit, but I eventually negotiated w/dispatcher to use AFW and we had enough to stick around. Others were not so lucky (persistant, or whatever) while some decided to divert early to be first in line for fuel/services at their chosen alternate. This was one of those days an airline pilot knows he's earned his monthly salary...on that one flight!



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