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What Is Going On At SEA? Stuck In SJC.  
User currently offlineASMVPGOLD From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

Hi all. I know Seattle is getting a little snow but what is going on with flight AS356? I am waiting for that plane so i can fly AS477 SJC to SEA. We were scheduled to leave at 8:30p and that has been pushed 5 times and we are now scheduled for a 3am departure (5am arrival into SEA.) I can;t get much out of AS here in SJC except "weather"... and eventually an expired crew. I am guessing there has to be more to the inital delay then just weather. Did SEA get hit that hard?

SJC term C isn;t the coziest place to spend 6 hours.


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User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Hi

AS 356 is showing an arrival of 0222 in SJC
This is weather and expired pilot hours
The flight has taken off from SEA

Good luck

Cheers!
Tony


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4346 times:

Quoting ASMVPGOLD (Thread starter):
Did SEA get hit that hard?

It was snowing there, and while they didn't get blizzard-like accumulations or see the airport below landing minimums, the big reason for the delays was the de-icing operations. Aircraft can't be de-iced and just sit there indefinitely until ATC can get them airborne (due to holdover times, before de-icing has to be accomplished all over again) so there's an additional coordination step there in not de-icing aircraft any faster than ATC can get them out of town. The whole process of turning an aircraft around takes longer, and gets worse from there.


User currently offlineASMVPGOLD From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Thanks. Hard to believe it is just weather. The Port of Seattle and the local news reported that the weather was not causing any delays at SEATAC.


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User currently offlineASMVPGOLD From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
Aircraft can't be de-iced and just sit there indefinitely until ATC can get them airborne (due to holdover times, before de-icing has to be accomplished all over again) so there's an additional coordination step there in not de-icing aircraft any faster than ATC can get them out of town. The whole process of turning an aircraft around takes longer, and gets worse from there.

Okay, thx.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

Quoting ASMVPGOLD (Reply 3):
Hard to believe it is just weather.

Well, it is, in the sense of a secondary effect, i.e. the snow is causing the need to de-ice, etc.

Quoting ASMVPGOLD (Reply 3):
The Port of Seattle and the local news reported that the weather was not causing any delays at SEATAC.

To be taken with a grain of salt, in this case, one about the size of Rhode Island...  Wink


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4325 times:

...and, if it makes you feel any better, the folks just up the road in YVR are having similar problems:

http://www1.airliners.net/discussion...eneral_aviation/read.main/3116931/


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