Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
Surprised this didn't get mentioned. Snow at Narita caused cancellation of probably 90% of all flights.
I can vouch that Terminal 1 looks like a giant boy scout campout. There are well over 1000 people in the landside area. While, stunningly, the airlines haven't bothered to bring in extra personnel to start with the rebookings, the airport authority has been wonderful, providing blankets, boxes (to break open and lie on), water, and crackers and other snacks.
I suspect some folks will not be leaving Japan today either. I have encouraged those near me to use Skype on my laptop to call the airlines and reschedule now, rather than waiting for the desks to open in the morning.
Already in discussion but you have added some good details on the delays and cancellations. I was there back in August and it was "Africa Hot" and we flew out in the middle of Typhoon Mawar. Oh how seasons change.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1365 times:
I hope this is a once in a life time occurace or atleast I once in a year occurance. Heck even a one in a month occurence. Im flying through NRT on february 16th. How common is snow like this in this area of Japan.
Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!