RobertS975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 959 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3315 times:
Bad weather at JFK... THY Turkish, Olympic, a LH flight and at least 2 DL flights (VCE, IST) landed at Logan. My own DL Connection from BOS to JFK circled Block Island for 50 minutes before returning to BOS.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3274 times:
I'm not surprised--we've had some seriously nasty thunderstorms on and off all day. I think my office building (one of the tallest downtown) got struck by lightning--bright flash all around, and BOOM! Scared the bejeezus out of everyone.
Well, my little BOS-JFK Comair CRJ that had circled over Block Island until he had to divert back to BOS got stuck in that queue of diversions and almost had to go to PWM to be on the ground with legal fuel reserves. Somehow, just after deciding to head to Portland, BOS opened the door for him and we landed, elapsed time 2:15 since original takeoff from BOS. My flight was full of folks connecting to Europe... SVO, AMS, MAD and in my case, TXL, heading for the Berlin Air Show. Just not meant to be!