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User currently offlinePresRDC From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 668 posts, RR: 1
Posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1356 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?


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User currently offlineSeattle ops From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

much of the northeast got hammered last night because of weather yesterday,the faa has really gotten out of control as well, giving flights 7+ hour delays.

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3580 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
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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.

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User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1221 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.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5318 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1214 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.

Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineTomindc From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

I took the 2pm Metroliner from NY to DC yesterday. Looks like a good decision!


User currently offlineThe spinmaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Most of the delays were due to weather. The biggest factor in these delays is ATC. The system is so damn outdated i wonder sometimes are they ever gonna update it at all>......

User currently offlineCoz1100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

I was trying to get out of Boston to come home to Greenville Spartanburg, SC. I was supposed to be home at Midnight last night. I got home at three this afternoon.... Logan was a zoo yesterday too!


User currently offlineSurf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1122 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.

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