PresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 672 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
I know two people who were flying into or out of LGA last night and both of theior flights were cancelled. One, my roommate, said that the whole airport was shut down for weather. While there was some rain in the vicinity, it did not seem as though the waether warranted closing the airport. Does anyone know if waether was the real reason, or if something else was the cause?
Iahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3696 posts, RR: 38
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
The weather doesn't have to be bad AT the airport to cause problems. Flights from IAH to LGA/EWR/PHL/BOS were all delayed for hours. The 1:00 departures for LGA and PHL were airborn at 5:00 and 6:00. Still, given the alternative, I would have to say it's better to err on the side of caution in such cases .... even with the headaches it gives everyone involved.
Lowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
I was coming back from the ACS Bike-a-thon In Jersey, and there was a huge storm. Some places back here got flooded, ands there is now a new creek several blocks from where I live! But the reason that the FAA put all the delays on was because the system was pretty patchy. There wasn't any real big storm in our area, but a bunch of little storms that seemed to pop up out of nowhere.
Drerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5387 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
A storm between Cleveland and the New York sector caused massive ATC delays. A ground stop program was implemented-holding aircraft at their respective cities so as not to create a massive traffic pattern in the North East. All in all, a rough weekend.
Surf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1177 times:
I would never complain if the FAA or an airline or an airport delays flights becuase of weather. I'd much much MUCH rather be safe and cautious than take any chances MY SAFETY IS MY NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.