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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3512 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

talk about it here....as they come available...


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User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Well..Due to MDW being closed..Here are some diversions, that I found.
SWA1167 SMF-MDW Diverting to BWI
SWA0089 OAK-MDW Diverting to STL
SWA1103 BDL-MDW Went back to BDL
SWA0881 LAS-MDW Diverting to TUS
SWA0350 LAX-MDW Diverting to BDL
SWA1060 SAN-MDW Diverting to PIT
SWA1573 PHX-MDW Diverted to ORF
SWA0269 JAN-MDW Diverted to MHT


User currently offlineLegacytravel From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1067 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

How due look up diversions on the internet??
I would love to check them out slow day here at work!!!
Mark in MKE



I love the smell of Jet fuel in the Morning
User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA0881 LAS-MDW Diverting to TUS

Why TUS of all places, why not just go back to LAS or PHX ?

Also one of the DTW-MDW flights looks like flight 2664 past MDW right by to go to MCI and continue to SMF.


User currently offlineN723GW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Well, looks like GRR has the following,

Aircraft ID UAL789
Aircraft Type B735
Owner/Operator United Air Lines Inc

Flight Plan Received 2005-12-08 23:35:46 from Chicago
Departure GRR GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL, GRAND RAPIDS MI
Destination ORD CHICAGO OHARE INTNL, CHICAGO IL
Status Landed
Planned Alt 16000 Feet
Planned Speed 377 kts.
Planned Dep 2005-12-09 00:30
Actual Dep 2005-12-09 01:33
Planned Arrival 2005-12-09 01:04
Estimated Arrival 2005-12-09 02:07
Actual Arrival 2005-12-09 02:43
Latest Speed 129 kts.
Latest Altitude 1000 Feet
Distance to Dest.
Last Update 2005-12-09 02:39
Route GRR..PMM.PMM5.ORD/0034
Tracking ID 65346965

Previous Flights
PHL - ORD 2005-12-08 23:05
ORD - MSP 2005-12-07 21:56
PHL - ORD 2005-12-07 21:56
ORD - MSP 2005-12-07 00:18
PHL - ORD 2005-12-06 21:53


Aircraft ID LOF8055
Aircraft Type E145
Owner/Operator Trans States Airlines Inc d/b/a Trans World Expres

Flight Plan Received 2005-12-08 23:10:37 from Chicago
Departure GRR GERALD R. FORD INTERNATIONAL, GRAND RAPIDS MI
Destination ORD CHICAGO OHARE INTNL, CHICAGO IL
Status Landed
Planned Alt 24000 Feet
Planned Speed 444 kts.
Planned Dep 2005-12-08 23:15
Actual Dep 2005-12-09 00:51
Planned Arrival 2005-12-08 23:41
Estimated Arrival 2005-12-09 01:17
Actual Arrival 2005-12-09 01:44
Latest Speed 130 kts.
Latest Altitude 1100 Feet
Distance to Dest.
Last Update 2005-12-09 01:58
Route GRR..PMM.PMM5.ORD/0026
Tracking ID 65345551

Previous Flights
RIC - ORD 2005-12-08 23:00
RIC - ORD 2005-12-07 21:00
RIC - ORD 2005-12-06 20:57
RIC - ORD 2005-12-05 22:54
RIC - ORD 2005-12-04 21:51

EGF239 RIC-ORD
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EGF239



The dude abides
User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
Well..Due to MDW being closed..Here are some diversions, that I found.
SWA1167 SMF-MDW Diverting to BWI
SWA0089 OAK-MDW Diverting to STL
SWA1103 BDL-MDW Went back to BDL
SWA0881 LAS-MDW Diverting to TUS
SWA0350 LAX-MDW Diverting to BDL
SWA1060 SAN-MDW Diverting to PIT
SWA1573 PHX-MDW Diverted to ORF
SWA0269 JAN-MDW Diverted to MHT

arent some of these diversions a bit far away from mdw or did some of these ferry empty to the destination....ie:swa881 las-mdw diverting to tus????
and swa1167 smf-mdw now going to bwi??????



bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

Yeah, and the one plane from San Diego going to Pittsburgh? WTF


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineN723GW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

maybe they are going to where the a/c is originating in the morning?


The dude abides
User currently offlineMrSTL From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 468 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 5):
and swa1167 smf-mdw now going to bwi??????

I think they are placing aircraft in the cities where they would normally start tomorrow, although maybe not in all cases


User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

No Idea guys..I just report on the diversions..As I see them.
From www.flightaware.com
All of the cities the aircraft are diverting to are WN cities.


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

as part of Southwests policy, sometimes thru flights would go straight thru instead of making the stop. This is what a lot of flights did during Katrina.

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3512 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 3):
Why TUS of all places, why not just go back to LAS or PHX ?

because TUS is a lot closer to the destination, and it would probably take a lot less fuel to make it to TUS then going back to their origination.



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 11):
Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 3):
Why TUS of all places, why not just go back to LAS or PHX ?

because TUS is a lot closer to the destination, and it would probably take a lot less fuel to make it to TUS then going back to their origination.

I just checked again, Flt 881 going back to Vegas. Flightaware.com

Vegasplanes Out


User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 6):
Yeah, and the one plane from San Diego going to Pittsburgh? WTF

At cruise speeds already... it would have only been about 45 minutes cruise-time out of the way... especially with the big tailwinds today. The only issue I see with it is the weather has been a bit interesting at PIT tonight off and on. At least PIT has plenty of runway if the braking action deteriorates. That's WN's sign to US of their next expansion city actually though.  Wink


User currently offlineN723GW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

check out these images from flightaware;

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/N723GW/d.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/N723GW/c.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b136/N723GW/b.jpg

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User currently offlineMDW22L31C From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

how about the ATA, TED, CO NWA and AirTran divertions into Midway?

User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2401 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

well theres prbly going to be some flights to MKE......there is currnetly avtivity here at MKE


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User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Quoting MDW22L31C (Reply 15):
AirTran divertions into Midway?

Airtran sent two 717's, one from CAK, one from BOS to MSP instead of MDW


User currently offlineAv8rPHX From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

NW902 B742F PANC-KORD diverted to KMSN.

JOH J133 LAIRE J133 SIT LVD J502 ANN YYD J510
YXS J510 YEG FUDGY VLN J483 MOT FAR J36 GEP
DLL MSN


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA1167 SMF-MDW Diverting to BWI



Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA0350 LAX-MDW Diverting to BDL



Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA1573 PHX-MDW Diverted to ORF



Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA0269 JAN-MDW Diverted to MHT

Well, looks like OPNLguy put a wee bit extra gas on those planes today.

Quoting Av8rPHX (Reply 18):
NW902 B742F PANC-KORD diverted to KMSN.

Why Madison? So the cargo could be trucked in more easily? Why not just send it to MSP?

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 17):
Airtran sent two 717's, one from CAK, one from BOS to MSP instead of MDW

Well, I guess this means NW will now start ATL-LAX and ATL-BOS service in response  Silly



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User currently offlineN723GW From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

 pray  Air France 6400  pray  GRR  pray 


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User currently offlineSLUAviator From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 19):
Why Madison? So the cargo could be trucked in more easily? Why not just send it to MSP?

The plane will sit in MSN until it can get a landing slot at ORD later tonight.



What do I know? I just fly 'em.......
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 3):
Also one of the DTW-MDW flights looks like flight 2664 past MDW right by to go to MCI and continue to SMF.

That diversion was by yours truly. One of many, mainly to MCI or STL due to IND, CMH, CLE, DTW, and PIT getting snow from the same weather system.

I did have a BUF-MDW guy abeam CLE that I sent back to BUF (so the folks could sleep in their own beds), and the aircraft was then ferried BUF-HOU.

Also had a SDF-MDW-PDX flight that we cancelled, and I ran him SDF-PDX non-stop (not something we fly normally).

Quoting N1120A (Reply 19):
Well, looks like OPNLguy put a wee bit extra gas on those planes today.

More than a "wee bit" today. Had you been an Exxon shareholder, you'd have been pleased...  Wink


User currently offlineRachelBDL From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 72 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA1103 BDL-MDW Went back to BDL



Quoting Pensacolaguy (Reply 1):
SWA0350 LAX-MDW Diverting to BDL

I can at least report on these two.. I had pushed 1103 after a 3 hour WX gate hold, it was about an hour away when dispatch called and said it was returning. I assumed it was due to worsening conditions in MDW from the snow, until we heard about the incident. It's final destination is supposed to be SEA, and upon it's return it was planned to overfly. Due to too many aircraft not being where they should, it is now going to TPA in the morning with enough fuel to go to SEA.

Flight 350 is one of our terminators, it overflew MDW after it was already in the air from LAX. It came in with about 115 pax, 90-something of them were MDW-bound. SWA is providing hotel and meal vouchers for all displaced MDW pax tonight.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

Quoting RachelBDL (Reply 23):
SWA is providing hotel and meal vouchers for all displaced MDW pax tonight.

Hmmm, I wonder if another airline would have pulled the tried and true "sorry, can't help with weather"



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
25 OPNLguy : I thought I heard one of the other guys say something that we were ferrying one from BDL-SEA to keep the aircraft in position for tomorrow.
26 AJRfromSYR : Good point, kudos to SWA though for doing this. They are some what responsible but that is a lot of money to dish out.
27 RachelBDL : No, after it came back, we fueled it in prep for an overfly, but someone called and said it would take a while to figure out where all these extra pl
28 AJRfromSYR : This makes me wonder, how much does this snowstorm cost SWA? Ferry flights, flying aircraft with too much fuel, vouches, damaged aircraft, shut down f
29 OPNLguy : Lucky you! As fast as this sytem is moving, the morning shift there will have all the fun, and it'll be gone by mid-day. See, I told you you were luc
30 Iowaman : Looks like OMA got a WN flight from ISP. DSM got a Skywest flight COS-ORD. CID got a Skywest flight from GRB
31 RachelBDL : Ahem, I'll be starting at 5:30am and staying to close. Reeeeeeally looking forward to it, thanks. Self-inflicted double! Does that mean I can call yo
32 Post contains images OPNLguy : Then quit typing and get some sleep girlfriend...! We never close...
33 Pilottim747 : ATA visited MSP again. First time since scheduled service ended. AMT4293 DCA-MDW diverted to MSP in the late afternoon (before the WN crash). pilottim
34 A340Spotter : CO1126 EWR-MDW returned to EWR for the record... JSD
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