OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
Quoting Challiday (Reply 2): just my luck eh, flying home from LHR and I get so close (yet so far away) haha
FWIW, EWR isn't forecast anywhere near that bad. ACY and BWI are also foggy, so there's stuff along the coast, and it makes me wonder if EWR will indeed hold up.
Getting out of JFK only takes RVR 600, and getting in could take anywhere from RVR 700 to RVR 1800 (CAT-IIIa to CAT-I), and maybe less (RVR 600) if the airline involved can use CAT-IIIb, so if your airline can get in, they can most likely get out.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8223 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2761 times:
Oh man, this is terrible. On Friday, Dec. 1, MX0004 had to go around in circles for almost an hour before landing... just when the plane (an A-319) was about to be diverted to PHL, the airport reopened and the plane could land safely. Needless to say, immigration was a mess because some big ones coming from Europe were arriving at the time too. I am glad I ended up flying to JFK the night before. Seems this is a very common problem this time of the year.
Challiday From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
Right get this, just to top off my story.
First of all I'm still in NY - thanks to American Eagle. Our flight on thursday was cancelled. Myself and 8 others were placed on the YHZ bound flight from LGA for today at 12:20.
However, things did not go to plan. After being delayed until almost 3pm Myself and four others (1 who was also from the cancelled thursday night flight) were bumpped off the AE flight from LGA due to weight problems. The Aircraft was too heavy. Now the excuse was that we got picked because we were the last "check in". This was bollox, as we checked in almost 3 hours before the flight and the 8 of us from the flight before check in together and out of the 8 I was the first check in.
So I'm now spending my second night in a hotel, tonight however AE/AA are paying for it.
My worry is now, the last flight out tonight to YHZ from JFK was cancelled so tomorrow morning I'm going to be dealing with anyone left over from that flight trying to go that direction plus any other problems AE/AA put my way.