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CO/Rita: Where Are The Planes Going?  
User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11125 posts, RR: 62
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3934 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?

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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3906 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.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

You'll likely see some ferried into places like Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso, etc. depending on the storm track tomorrow. They'll want to keep them close to ease resumption of operations.


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User currently offlineJetBlue From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 392 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

I saw 3 CO 737s today sitting at ORD near the international terminal. Where are some of the other ones, and how many are being sheltered at other airports?

jetBlue



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User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

I saw 2 CO 737NG's parked on the west side of the field at SEA today and
a 752 (N14120) hardstanded off one of the old DL gates on B in front of
the Pacific Marketplace food court.



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

For those wondering, we placed 11 planes out in ELP, 1 each in DFW and ABQ. Of the 11 in ELP, 2 767s and 757s, 3 73Gs and 738s and one 735.

Jeffrey



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Here is a thread on the same topic already running.......
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2342982/



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

One CO 767 is parked on a remote stand already for 2 days now at AMS, waiting for better circumstances...

Rgds
Eric



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

At EWR yesterday CO had 14 737s parked on the Terminal A hardstand, they also had some 757s, and 777s parked there too.

IAH operations resume this morning.



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11125 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

I flew out of AUS the other night. A CO 737 and an ExpressJet ERJ were parked on hardstand across the tarmac from the CO gate area.

User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

There are 2 ERJs parked on E gates at PIT.

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3965 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

They have one 757 parked at gate at PDX, hadn't moved in two days at last check.

User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 7):
One CO 767

Two even, but they left today.



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