Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11630 posts, RR: 61 Posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4052 times:
As it is now looking more and more like Hurricane Rita is not only going to be a rather strong hurricane when it makes landfall tomorrow/Saturday, but also that it looks to hit the Houston metro area head-on, I'm assuming that Continental (and ExpressJet) is going to be evacuating all aircraft/equipment from its largest hub at IAH.
My question is: where are all of those dozens (perhaps hundreds) of airplanes going to be flown to so they can ride out the storm?
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
I imagine that CO, like all carriers, has as pre-planned list of where they will send a/c in case any station, hub or non-hub, is impacted by a major event.
They will be scattered throughout the system. Those aircraft that were slated to remain overnight in IAH on Friday night, will simply stay in the outlying stations, to be parked till the system can be put back in sync.
EWR and CLE won't see all the aircraft, and it's doubtful CO would add any flights because of the storm.