AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6121 posts, RR: 23 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2781 times:
Alaska has canceled 28 flights due to the eruption of Mt Augustine. This goes with the ongoing other thread.
ALASKA AIRLINES CANCELS 28 FLIGHTS AS RESULT
OF MT. AUGUSTINE VOLCANO ERUPTION
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska Airlines announced it has canceled 28 flights scheduled to
operate this afternoon through Saturday morning as a result of the Mt. Augustine volcano eruption. The airline has canceled flights as a safety precaution related to the possibility of volcanic ash existing at altitude.
Starting at 3 p.m. Alaska time today, the airline will not operate scheduled flights between Anchorage, Alaska, and the following cities: Chicago; Juneau and Kodiak, Alaska; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Portland, Ore.; and Seattle. In addition, the airline will not operate scheduled flights between Fairbanks and Seattle.
Alaska Airlines expects to resume these flights sometime after 8:30 a.m. Alaska time on Saturday. The airline is monitoring the volcano on a continuous basis and may make additional changes to its flight schedule.
“We recognize these cancellations will significantly impact passengers intending to travel to or
from Alaska,” said Bill MacKay, Alaska’s senior vice president for Alaska. “These decisions are guided by our commitment to safety. We are making every effort to accommodate passengers whose flight schedules have been disrupted.”
Travelers are advised to check the status of flights at alaskaair.com or 1-800-ALASKAAIR. Specific information about making changes to flight itineraries due to these cancellations is available at alaskaair.com.
Alaska Airlines and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 88 cities through an expansive
network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air newsroom at http://newsroom.alaskaair.com.
[Edited 2006-01-14 01:31:07]
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Dinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1060 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2619 times:
Just found out a friend is stranded in Seattle for the night due to the flight cancellations. Apperently Alaska is putting him up in a hotel for the night though. I wonder why Alaska cancelled all of their flights when other airlines havn't.
Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
GentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
AS appears to be flying to ANC again this morning. Anchorage center is routing flights quite a ways north-northeast and then bringining them to the southwest again.
Note AS73 between Juneau and Anchorage http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA73 Normal routing between JNU-ANC historically takes the flight over Yakatat over to Prince William Sound and then on into ANC.
Man can be taken from Alaska. Alaska can never be taken from the man.
Most of the ash from the eruptions yesterday, which are being described as "Throat Clearing" by the mountain went out over the Barren Islands, although some very stuff light ash was found on cars in Homer.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 9): Did other major airlines (like CO) cancel flights to Anchorage or elsewhere in Alaska due to this problem?
I don't know about cancellations, but FAI had a few diversions of flights that normally refuel in ANC. Cathay Pacific brought in 2, one of which was a 343. I've never seen a 340 (or any Airbus for that matter) at FAI in the 6.5 years I've lived up here. Also UPS sent a couple planes up here this morning.