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User currently offlineKE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

I am about to go on a flight from Seoul to New York tomorrow and there is a typhoon froming in the southeast and i am worried that i am gonna be in some bad stuff. I was wondering if the flight would be cancelled or delyed. And if they do not do either if you fly over a typhoon would there be anything that could effect the flight?


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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Well, if it's any comfort, I flew from HKG to BOS via LAX a week ago. We were in Typhoon Talim about 40 minutes after take off, and we stayed in it for maybe 45 minutes flying right through it as it hit Taiwan. Then when we were getting close to BOS we were flying in the what's left of Katrina. Bumpy while you're in them (and not that bad at that), to be sure, but nothing to worry about I'd say.

The only way it will actually affect your flight is if the typhoon is affecting local conditions in Seoul making it unsafe to take off, but you pretty much have to have the typhoon very close for that to happen. You would've known by now if it's tomorrow you're flying.


User currently offlineDgehfx From Canada, joined May 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

I believe in many cases the airline or air traffic control or the pilots do their best to avoid severe weather by altering course. I've sat in the cockpit jump seat on AC on several occasions during turbulence and listened to the pilots and ATC discussing the most comfortable altitudes and reports from other flights in order to find the smoothest routes. However, on very busy routes - Europe to N.A. , for example - it's not always possible to change altitude or flight path because of the heavy air traffic.

User currently offlineKE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1247 times:

I want to thank both of you that helps a lot!!! thank you


KE THE ONLY WAY TO FLY
User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1203 times:

Quoting KE086 (Thread starter):
I was wondering if the flight would be cancelled or delyed.

If weather conditions make it unsafe to fly, they will surely cancel the flight.....better to have 300+ pax mad because of a cancelled flight then having 300+ pax dead due to a crash caused by weather.....

Quoting KE086 (Thread starter):
And if they do not do either if you fly over a typhoon would there be anything that could effect the flight?

uh yea....it will definetly affect the flight. As others have said, they will most likely fly alternative routes to move around the storm.....

Good luck with the flight, pray before you leave....I know I would be.... Big grin
Just kidding man, you'll be fine.....don't worry.


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

I was a little surprised but my pilot for the HKG-LAX leg didn't even try to change route. I suppose part of it is because at that range, your wiggle room is very low -- you can't really find alternative routes since typhoons are huge (you'll have to take a long detour). At the end it wasn't that bad.

My uncle has flown from TPE to HKG once when the whole flight was basically in a typhoon (which was heading towards Hong Kong), and we were all in Hong Kong hoping that the flight will be ok. He said he felt like he was flying in a kite for most of the flight. The worst thing was -- by the time they got to around HKG (they were already over the city, basically) the pilot decided that the conditions were too severe and didn't want a risk a landing -- so they flew all the way back to TPE! What a waste of two nervous hours.


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